Coaches Profile:

Hani Kanama - Founder and Head coach  of Kanama High Performance 

Hani Kanama is the premiere olympic weightlifting coach in Ontario and Canada. He has been an athlete and coach of Olympic Weightlifting and Strength/Sport Conditioning from over 4 decades.  For the last ten years he has focused on high performance coaching at his facililty, Kanama High Performance in Toronto, On. He has an extensive repertoire of drills, progressions and remedies for novice, experienced and expert athletes.

Olympic Weightlifiting Accomplishments:

2020 Coaching Excellence Awards

  • Susan Kitchen Trailblazer Coach Award, Ontario Coaches Association

Canadian junior worlds coach

  • 2018 (Uzbekistan)
  • 2014 (Kazan)
  • 2013(Lima) 

Canadian youth worlds coach

  • 2011 (Lima)

Head coach for Ontario Junior team at Nationals for 10 years

Head coach and coach for Ontario Senior team at Nationals for 10 years



Strength and Conditioning

Hani has experience coaching every aspect of conditioning for sport. Strength and Conditioning at Kanama High Performance not only improves the athletes’ general capacity but educates on proper movement patterns, exercises for rehabilitation and stretching to avoid injury. The training at Kanama High Performance is the complete package for an athlete of any sport. Kanama High Performance prides itself on having a welcoming, safe, injury free environment.

Crossfit-Hani introduced weightlifting to Crossfit in Canada in 2006.  He has had the opportunity to train many crossfit athletes who have competed internationally, including Megan Trupp (crossfit games 2016, 2017, 2018) and Carolyne Prevost (crossfit games 2019, qualified 2020).    

Hockey-Hani has trained many AAA, OHL and NHL players.

Rugby-team training for Ontario and Canada

Wrestling-Alexandria Town (23U world champion Romania)

Track and Field-multiple athletes for Ontario and Canada

Jackson Levine - Assistant Coach

Svetlana Roguel - Administrative Support Assistant