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I was introduced to Kris Andrews in late 2004 after my doctor suggested my ‘numbers’ required some attention. I worked with him at Nubody’s for a year and then followed him when he opened PUSH in early 2006. We started slowly but by the end of my first year I was running half marathons. The ‘numbers’ improved dramatically and I felt better than I had in years. It has been very pleasing to see the growth and success of PUSH. Kris has assembled an outstanding group of trainers all of whom I have trained with. Aside from the health benefits, PUSH is really fun! I have met many wonderful people of all ages in my twice-a-week semi-private sessions. We work hard but we also have a lot of laughs which make my two hours per week there my favourite time of the week. The trainers treat everyone equally and with respect. This, above all else, is what sets PUSH apart. I can’t imagine ever stopping my sessions. It has been a total joy.David BlackSemi-Private Client
My sons were looking for improvements in their off-season training for hockey and we saw the result with others who trained there. After their first off-season, they were not disappointed. The main goal was to get hockey-specific training. The results were terrific! When Nick returned to camp after his off-season training with PUSH, the team staff in Shawinigan Cataractes hockey team (QMJHL) could not believe the transformation from the previous year. The training program is designed to be sport-specific, and the hours to train were flexible. Training in groups with specific needs and goals also helps motivate the boys. The staff is what makes PUSH unique. They get to know the clients, are great motivators and take the clients’ results personally. If you are not performing, they’ll let you know. They help you find that edge you need to improve and get great results. I have three boys playing hockey at an elite level. All three realize they must train to become better. PUSH has given them that opportunity to make a difference in their game. All three have improved each year because of their off-season preparation and motivation given at PUSH. Thank you to PUSH for helping them achieve their goals!Chris WelshYouth Strength Program parent
I came to PUSH because I was looking to make a step athletically and up my performance and nutrition in a way I hadn’t been able to before. Friends I knew trained at PUSH who played high level hockey and they had nothing but good things to say about the staff, facility and actual training itself. I was awful at anaerobic endurance, and I thought it was really holding me back from unlocking my full potential as an athlete. I knew I didn’t have the size that my other counter parts did in the net so I needed something else: speed. The trainers put us through cardio at the end of every lift, pushing us to be better and re-define our limits. The change I saw in my speed and performance was incredible. I feel strong and fast and I’ve grown more as an athlete over the years I’ve been training here. They’re always available to provide feedback while you’re lifting to make sure everything is executed safely and properly. I love being able to connect with the staff on personal levels. I see them more as friends and less so as trainers. When I come to workout, I’m excited to be there and consider myself a part of that training family. I couldn’t be happier to call myself a client. For a while, PUSH kind of became a place of sanctuary for me. It didn’t matter how tired I was, or how bad my day was going, I knew I could walk in, leave my problems at the door, and just train. If I was having a hard time, I could always reach out if I needed to. The point is, no matter what I was doing, I knew the staff were looking out for my best interests I could not be more grateful for them.Claire WarrenYouth Strength Program
I came to Push because my mom spoke highly of the trainers and the atmosphere at PUSH. My goals were to get stronger and develop off the tennis court. Along with getting into peak physical condition I wanted to prevent future injury. PUSH helped me achieve my goals by pushing me everyday and supporting me. The thing that sets PUSH apart from other gyms is the trainers. I worked primarily with Kris who is the best trainer I have ever come across. Both have an amazing knowledge of the body and how to help you achieve your goals. They create an environment, which was ideal for me to achieve my goals.John OxnerYouth Strength Program
I wanted a gym where I could train and not just work out. Luckily I found PUSH. I needed direction to help strengthen my back without injuring myself. With age and an old injury, I had a recurrent lower back issue that would flare now and then and, when it did, would impede any progress I was making working out on my own. I am so grateful to have found PUSH and have benefited significantly from training at the gym. My goals are to keep moving, maintain flexibility and increase strength. By times, I push myself a bit too hard and end up tweaking something but, fortunately, they keep me in check reminding me to make reasonable goals with the objective of training healthy.Train smart. PUSH is truly a special place. To me, it is more than a gym. It is a community of dedicated professionals with a like-minded membership focusing on health, fitness and fun. I feel just the right amount of challenge when I’m there and look forward to my workouts. Thank you PUSH team.Connie JenkinsSemi-Private Client
I was referred to PUSH at the suggestion of my physiotherapist, David Kachan (Kachan Physiotherapy) and started off attending with him and a number of the guys from our running group. The initial goal was to help with a nagging injury and to improve my strength and flexibility. In addition to significant improvements in strength and flexibility I feel better overall. I can work harder in the gym or in sport and recover faster. The team at PUSH has been great at keeping it interesting and programming workouts so I have fun and don’t get stuck in a rut. I could not progress in the same fashion on my own.Peter WickwireSemi-Private Client
When I first made the decision to seek out a fitness facility I was interested in a place that had knowledgeable staff to help me with my chronic low back pain. That fitness journey has continued for over 13 years, even after the low back pain was gone in the first year. I now consider my fitness sessions as an investment in my life. I particularly like the approach they use regarding functional fitness to tackle everyday tasks. That approach has helped me manage my daily routines with ease. All staff have the same approach so there is consistency no matter who I work with on any given day. The group classes have a mixture of people at different fitness levels and there is a positive sense of no judgement and encouragement, no matter what level each of us are at. I find I get a lot out of the semi-private training sessions where small groups workout together. We may all have a different focus and program but the encouragement you get makes it more enjoyable. Sometimes, in these sessions you are with competitive athletes, younger folk just starting their fitness journey or older adults just wanting to remain active. All of us, along with the staff, encourage each other and that leads to me having a far better workout than doing it on my own. All the staff have the same philosophy and are quick to adapt any workout plan depending my skill or any limitations I am experiencing at the time. They also keep a close eye on my technique and are quick to correct anything that is not being done properly. The facility is well equipped with all you could ever need. I have done far more than I could have imagined since day one. From not being able to walk comfortably to completing a marathon, cycling and everything in between. The team at PUSH fitness has been there, even being honest enough to slow me down when they knew by body was not quite ready to meet my perceived expectations. The facility really has the whole package of fitness, nutrition and fun in a safe non-judgemental environment.Gary WilsonSemi-Private Client and Group Class Member
About 10 months ago I made an appointment with Kris to talk about whether PUSH could help me. I’ll never forget my first assessment where I got many zeros and ones. In the last month, I accomplished the goal I set out to achieve when I first came to PUSH. Now there’s a lot of room for improvement, but I could not have done this without all of your help. Specifically, I would like to thank Keishia, who coaches me the most. For putting up with my constant questions, staying late, and allowing me to have a flexible schedule. Most importantly, Keishia taught me to think like an athlete with a goal. That really helped motivate me when I started to get up at 5am to go running. Kris told me when I started that I wouldn’t regret getting healthy. When he first said it I thought it was just a line, but he was right, achieving my goal or not, I feel better, live better and I’m happier because of my fitness. Plus, I’m having fun. So again, thank you for all that you do to help me. I’m looking forward to working towards our next goal and to improving my strength. Today I am one very happy customer of PUSH Fitness.Kevin LaceySemi-Private Client
To say I was scared to go to Push would be an understatement. I had checked out the website and figured it was just for folks who were already fit or were athletes who wanted to get to the ‘next level.’ At the time, my level of physical activity was nil…but they had moved in one block from my home and I had made one of those pesky New Year’s resolutions to start paying some attention to my physical health. I was over 40 years old, a smoker, and had basically done nothing active since high school sports finished 20 some odd years earlier and had been eating whatever was handy and delicious for a long long time. From the moment I walked into PUSH I was made to feel welcome. Not once was I made to feel badly for my years of poor decision-making; they met me exactly where I was. The fact that things were tailored specifically to me allowed me to feel good about going and to keep going. I can say without exaggeration that walking in their door was one of the best decisions of my adult life. I would encourage anyone who is a bit intimidated by the thought of going to the gym to give PUSH a try. You will be in very good hands.Sarah MacLarenSemi-Private Client
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