Our
Story

Ultimate Athletics is the culmination of lifelong pursuits for duo Paula Ryff and Vlad Radanovic. Now entering its fourth exciting year in the heart of Toronto's midtown, Ultimate Athletics has become an indispensable part of life for hundreds of Torontonians who demand the very best for their health and fitness regiments.

 

Paula Ryff

Co-Owner
Instructor
Personal Trainer

A former student of the National Ballet of Canada and the Russian Academy of Classical Ballet, Paula danced and trained professionally in classical ballet and contemporary dance since the age of five. Her rigorous training and discipline have set the stage for her passion and commitment in life, but specifically in fitness. Paula has danced and trained internationally, both in Canada and in Europe. Her professional career in ballet has expanded her knowledge of the body and movement mechanics, allowing her to have a dynamic and unique style of teaching. Widely recognized as a Level IV Pilates Instructor with Stott Pilates, and having completed workshops at Body Harmonics, Garuda, and Thomas Myers, Paula has developed one of the most successful, athletic pilates programs in Toronto for men and women of all ages and fitness levels. Paula has competed in figure/fitness championships, where she has won multiple first place titles and has completed numerous weight-training certifications. Paula also holds a degree in holistic nutrition and incorporates diet planning into her work with clientele. Paula excels in motivating clients to achieve and obtain limitless goals. She sets an incredibly high standard and continues to keep her clients challenged with enthusiasm, energy, humour, and small dance moves to entertain!   

 
 

Vlad Radanovic

Co-Owner
Instructor
Personal Trainer

With a background of athletics and competitive ballroom dance, Vlad has a natural athleticism that not only defines his agility and physicality, but has shaped his training philosophy. He is the 'Jack of all Trades'. Vlad is known for his wide variety of training genres and multitude of classes. Vlad's recognition in the fitness industry stems from his dynamic spin, boxing and aerobic classes with high-energy, changing choreography and skill set. His boxing skills were developed in amateur boxing early on in his childhood. He developed a unique class with these training regimes in place for the average 'gym-goer'. Vlad has also designed kettle bell and mixed martial arts training classes, accessible for the average participant. Vlad is certified in weight training and kettle bell, and has been active in the fitness industry about two decades. His professionalism and personality have allowed for longstanding relationships with clients and have established a community not only at Ultimate Athletics, but within Toronto as well.