Owner Joe Stilwell Awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Thursday, November 5th, 2015 the Kingston Chamber of Commerce held its annual Business Achievement Awards where local businesses and business people are recognized for their contribution to the Kingston community. The nominees are judged on their business acumen, community involvement and charitable work.

We are proud to share that Hydrathletics Inc. owner and founder Joe Stilwell was awarded the Young Entrepreneur of the Year award. He was both humbled and honoured to receive such a prestigious award. His fellow award recipients were:

  • Sustainability Award (sponsored by Union Gas Ltd): St. Lawrence College – Footprint
  • Tourism/Hospitality Award (sponsored by Tourism Kingston, a division of KEDCO): The Haunted Walk Kingston
  • New Business of the Year (sponsored by Wilkinson & Company LLP): Coffee Trends
  • Small Business of the Year (sponsored by OLG): Response I.T.
  • Medium Business of the Year (sponsored by Investors Group Financial Services Inc.): Landmark Cinemas
  • Large Business of the Year (sponsored by TVCOGECO): Costco
  • Business Person of the Year (sponsored by Four Points by Sheraton): Bonnie Golomb, Editor Profile Kingston, CEO Pita Pit.
  • Chair’s Award (sponsored by Empire Life): Dean Byrnes, Eikon Device Inc.

Thank you to the Chamber and everyone who supported Joe! We look forward to being a part of the 2016 awards ceremony.

Joe Stilwell

Joe Stilwell

Joe Stilwell is a life-long athlete who has dedicated his career to helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. While playing university level volleyball, Joe earned degrees for both personal training and kinesiology. His dream of opening a water-based training facility was born out of a thesis he wrote involving jump training at Dalhousie University. Upon graduating, he chose to pursue a career in fitness, and for the past three and a half years worked as a personal trainer through Focus Personal Fitness, where he acquired the skills necessary to turn his dream into reality.

Testimonials

  • "I was looking for a custom tailored workout that was fun and would push me to my limits without causing aggravation to a previously sustained ankle injury, that is exactly what I found at Hydrathletics. The Hydrathletics team are fun and motivating!"

    Jess, Current Client
  • "I've been fortunate to be able to use the Hydroworx treadmill at Hydrathletics in Kingston during recovery from a recent injury. The Hydroworx has allowed me to return to running much sooner than I otherwise would be able to. Being able to continue to run even in the early stages of injury recovery is a huge benefit to maintaining my fitness level and returning to full health. It is the best form of cross-training I've tried during injury rehab because it allows me to mimic my actual running form very closely. I also believe the Hydroworx treadmill would be a great tool to supplement on-land running even when fully healthy and training normally, by being able to unload some of the pressure and stress on the joints while still getting a fantastic cardio workout. Joe and his staff at Hydrathletics are very knowledgable and enthusiastic."

    Dylan Wykes, Olympic Marathon Runner
  • "After suffering two broken ribs and an intercostal muscle tear I found day to day activities painful. Intent on maintaining my workout routine I met with Hydrathletics. They designed a programme which allowed me to continue working out twice a week. To my shock, I was able to run on the underwater treadmill with no upper body discomfort. I highly recommend it!"

    L.D., Former Client

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