Welcome to MIJO Sport, the evolution in fitness that merges the principles of high performance athletic training with functional fitness. It allows all of us to become an ‘everyday athlete’ performing to the best of our potential for whatever life may bring our way.

MIJO Sport is owned and operated by brother & sister team Jonathan and Michelle Carpenter. MIJO, a combination of their two first names, represents a blending of their philosophies, training principles and joy for fitness.

Having started their fitness journey as owners of the Woo Kim Comox Taekwondo School in 1993, Michelle and Jonathan continued to grow and expand their expertise to include personal training, small group fitness, fitness education, sport specific training and much more.

Now Michelle and Jonathan run programming on South Vancouver Island in Oak Bay, Esquimalt, Colwood and Sooke.

We specialize in one-on one personal training, sport specific training, small group training, martial arts training, new-mom training, fitness classes, martial arts cross-training, POPAT/PARE preparation, Triathalon training and fitness education.

15+ years of experience in the fitness industry has allowed us to formulate unique and exciting methods to help you reach your fitness goals and beyond.



Michelle Carpenter, BSc, SFL, 4th Dan WTF

  • Co-Owner MIJO Sport
  • Bachelor of Science in Human Biology
  • Registered BCRPA Personal Trainer
  • Registered BCRPA Supervisor of Fitness Leaders
  • Past Fitness Programmer, Recreation Oak Bay
  • 4th Degree Black Belt, WTF Olympic style Taekwondo
  • Owner/Operator MIJO Taekwondo & Fitness
  • Instructor MIJO Boxfit Training Systems
  • International competitor/National team member WTF Women’s middleweight (retired 2008)
  • Specializes in personal training,  sport specific, weight loss, new mom fitness, POPAT/PARE preparation, martial arts cross training, bootcamp

Jonathan Carpenter, CPT, MES, 4th Dan WTF

  • Co-Owner MIJO Sport
  • Registered BCRPA Personal Trainer
  • Medical Exercise Specialist (MES)
  • 4th Degree Black Belt, WTF Olympic style Taekwondo
  • Owner/Operator MIJO Taekwondo Comox Valley
  • Creator/Instructor MIJO Boxfit Training Systems
  • Instructor MIJO Spin, MIJO TRX classes
  • Specializes in personal training, sport specific, weight loss, martial arts cross training, PARE preparation, advanced strength training