I joined Fit Factory about 9 months ago, I was trying to mix it up after being at another club for 3 years. I had heard good things from friends and decided to check it out for myself. Not only is it the best cardio and endurance workouts in my schedule, the competitiveness and team structure helps maximize every work out.
The Instructors are amazing (all of them) and encourage teamwork and commitment, that makes the workouts much more enjoyable. All of the staff have been helpful and friendly, not to mention the kick ass smoothies for after the workout. I'd recommend Fit Factory for anyone looking for a challenge in 2018.
- Chris C.
Growing up I have always been active and healthy, but it wasn’t until recent years that being “active and healthy” took on a new meaning. I noticed as I got older my body began to fight back; and suddenly eating whatever I wanted, drinking/partying, and not working out regularly had taken its toll. I rapidly gained weight and was unhealthy from the inside out; mentally and physically. The negative self-image I had adopted led me to give up on my health and fitness goals as I felt I was too far gone.
Flashback to 3 years ago when I walked through the doors of Fit Factory for my first boot camp class; I knew I finally was given back my choice to make a change. Every day since then I have been on this journey to a mentally and physically healthier me. I had made a lifestyle change that required me to maintain not only my fitness habits, but my nutrition as well given the various allergies I grew into. The progress I have made so far was a result of discipline both inside and outside of the gym; that would never have been possible without the endless support from my peers.
From the trainers and nutritionist here at FFF, to my “All Day” team, and the rest of the fit fam that puts in work day in and out; you have all had a part in shaping the stronger me and I can’t ever thank you enough.
Through consistency, support, and discipline, I have been able to lower my body fat and gain muscle all while getting stronger, which is something I thought wasn’t ever at all possible until I came here. If I could leave any member or non-member with any advice, I have learned at FFF never to be afraid to ask for help as there is always someone on the other end willing to offer it.
- Natasha A.
When I first joined Fit Factory I had heard that it is effective but that they yell at you.
Effective is an extreme understatement & the yelling at you claim is a severe embellishment and overstatement.
My body fat %, which they measure along with various other key metrics to aid in your process by the way, has been cut in half in just 30 days of committing to their workouts as well as their nutritional cleansing program. My plank went from 45 seconds to 4 minutes, I gained 10 lbs of muscle and perhaps most importantly I'm dunking in basketball again; vertically just one step two hands two feet, I might add!
I love all of the trainers, they're like family to me now.
Admittedly I joined to get the 1 month unlimited deal with no intention to stay necessarily but after the results in just 1 month I'm eager to see what 1 year at this rate could do for me. For the cost of what one would pay for 2, maybe 3 hours of a personal trainer, you get unlimited classes of everything from boxing, boot camp to strength and muscle building classes.
And frankly to me being in pairs or groups is better because you are motivated by others and become friends with young professionals and people in different industries equally as motivated in the gym as they are outside the gym.
Similar to how a basketball player, even pro, needs a shooting coach or drill coach, individuals with a desire to get into shape need an instructor to guild and help achieve these results.
There's no way I could replicate the sweat and results I get in going to Fit Factory, simply put, it's superior.
- David M.
Growing up, I always struggled with my weight. The extra pounds were holding me back from fully enjoying life and I was suffering from low self-esteem and a lack of confidence. The idea of going to a gym or participating in any form of physical activity was intimating, but I had hit my low, or in my case, high on my scale and knew I needed a change.
I begun my fat loss journey 2 years ago. I begun eating healthier and hitting the gym in my building before work. The weight started coming off and my confidence was building. I joined different sports teams and was looking forward to my workouts, but was beginning to plateau. I needed a new routine and that extra push.
I often walked by Fit Factory Fitness and after reading some positive reviews, decided to give it a try. I was not disappointed! I didn’t think I would make it through the first class, but after I did there was no turning back. I have been a dedicated member for 5 months now and the instructors are able to push me to new limits with every class. Fit Factory helped me shed the stubborn fat I couldn’t get rid of on my own and gave me definition and endurance I never thought I would have.
Since joining Fit Factory, I have been able to drop my stubborn fat, condition my entire body, and have gained a new motivating family.
I would recommend Fit Factory to anyone looking to step-up their workout routine and improve their quality of life!"
- Amanda M.
I joined FF two summers ago, when i couldn't fathom doing a "real" push-up". Boy am I glad I stayed; the incredible trainers and staff here have completely revamped my perspective on health and body image.
I have learned how to properly strengthen my body and push my potential, thanks to the challenging but addictive classes here. I have grown to genuinely appreciate my body for what it is - a machine capable of incredible strength. I spent 4 years fighting intense self-image and eating issues, but working out at FF regularly has taught me to view my body as a symbol of my POTENTIAL (Reminder: stop using your body as a measure of self-worth or identity). This has been a hard journey - I never needed to lose weight, but i needed to lose the negative self-talk. FF has helped me build muscle, but it has also helped me build up my mental resilience.
The challenging and ever-changing classes continuously test my limits and build my stamina. I am hooked and call this place my 2nd home. FF has taught me that we are all beautiful and strong - a number on the scale cannot take that away from you.The team here has worked tirelessly to cultivate an environment of body confidence, and a hunger to get stronger and faster everyday. No matter where you are in your fitness journey, FF will continue to push your limits, support your goals, and remind you that you are capable of much more than you think you are."
- Wendy S.
I've always been active but sometimes life gets busy and fitness takes a back seat. I stopped working out for a while and let myself go but I didn't realize it till I spent the christmas holidays with my family. My brothers were definitely teasing me about my gut. Family members would come over for dinner and say things like "wow you've gained weight". Not in a mean way, all in good fun but I think that was the wakeup call I needed to really get back in shape. I've always exercised to gain muscle mass but always had a difficult time cutting. I needed motivation, a challenge and to be pushed.
I always saw the Fit Factory poster when i walked down king and figured why not give it a try for a month.
A month was all I needed to get hooked. I nearly died after the first class but near death never felt so good. The great thing about Fit Factory is no matter how fit or unfit you are, it's still going to be a challenge. The instructors are great and push you beyond your limits. I've tried slacking a few times in class and they definitely call you out on it. The atmosphere is great, everyone there is dedicated. When you see other people pushing themselves, it gives you the motivation you need to go harder.
You get what you put in so if you come ready to work you will see the results. I have been going to Fit Factory since January. I haven't changed my diet, still have a few drinks on the weekend (it's summer so it's hard not to) and I was still able to drop 2 pant sizes.
Love the classes and would highly recommend it for anyone who is serious about cutting or just being in shape.
I moved to Toronto a few years back from New Brunswick. When I moved here I felt I was in OK shape, but I knew I had a few extra pounds on me. I definitely needed to tone it up! I always thought I was an active person but didn’t have much motivation as I really didn’t know what I was doing when it came to the gym situation. I did fluctuate a bit in my weight since I had moved away but it wasn’t the results I really wanted & was a bit of a struggle.
A little over 2 years ago, I met my boyfriend & he was a very health conscious guy who worked on his fitness all the time. He motivated me to try new things in the workout world & to be a healthier/active person but still have that balance we all need in life.
In October 2015 I looked online to see if there was anything I could try that was out of my comfort zone that I would actually enjoy to help me reach my fitness goals. I than found FFF, started up the month trial & just fell in love with the atmosphere! I quickly started seeing results & felt stronger in my whole body. I just had to get a year membership. It was worth every penny!
The instructors are constantly motivating & give you the push you need to be your best, even if you are extremely tired or you see everyone walking by the studio on their way to a patio!
They explain all the circuits thoroughly but still come around to assist you when you are slightly doing an exercise improperly. I have never had a better work out in my life in just one hour.
Since I started at FFF I feel so much stronger & can see a lot of change throughout my body that I had to go on a little shopping spree! I feel so much better about myself inside & out & for that I am thankful for the whole team at FFF.
Thank you FFF for pushing me to my limits after a long day at work!! Hard work & a lot of sweat does pay off!!"
I joined Fit Factory this past September and it has been a complete game changer for me. After breaking my left wrist while spraining my right one last July in an awkward baseball slide, I endured a summer of inactivity and mental frustration. Following an athletic career plagued with broken bones and surgery, the thought of having to rebuild myself once again was a daunting task.
Out of shape and in need of a change, I decided to take advantage of the one-month promo at FFF to kick start things again. Admittedly, my main goal was to use this as a “quick fix” for my upcoming Southeast Asia adventure so I could go shirts off at the beaches in good conscience. I excitedly walked into my first boot camp and left not long after, overwhelmed and unable to finish the class.
Humbled and determined, I made the decision to use this as an opportunity to embark on a lifestyle change that would bring me more confidence, energy and the fitness results I desired. I quickly finished off my ten classes and the results seen after such a short period of time made signing up for the full-year membership a no-brainer.
The class structure at FF has allowed me to create a routine around my busy schedule and prevent me from making excuses to skip the gym. No matter how tired or sluggish you feel going into a workout, the energy brought on by everyone around you is enough to get you over that hump!
The facility, staff, management and instructors are all fantastic. Imran, Kurt, Mike, Jenny, Jess and Geoff are always there to challenge you whether they are leading the class or breaking a sweat right beside you.
Someone once told me that you can’t have a physical transformation without a mental one. Part of my mental transformation has been learning to accept that ten-second countdowns are longer at Fit Factory than anywhere else in the world, making it that much more gratifying once you get to zero!
- Robbie V.
I started my journey with Fit Factory Fitness in May of 2016. During my first boot camp class, I realized that in addition to my physical appearance not being where I wanted it to be, my physical and mental strength is what I needed to focus more on.
When Imran asked the class to do a push up without putting our knees on the floor, all I was thinking at that moment was "how can I do this?". Today I can do 10x as many without a problem. My goal now is to be able to clap when I do a push up.
Fit Factory Fitness helped me realize that I can do anything that I put my mind to - any exercise, for any amount of time, as long I really want it. They also taught me that one second is never really one second lol. Thank you Fit Factory team for helping me achieve my goals.
- Najla F.
2016 was a year of transformation for me. Rewind back to spring 2015 when a group of friends and I decided that 2015 would be the year of change for all of us. It was supposed to be a summer of fitness and weight-loss, a summer of friendly strength and cardio challenges; and to wrap it all up we pinky-swore to compete as a team in one of the many fall marathons or fitness challenges. Except for cheersing to the idea and pounding back a pint, we did none of that!
Without the knowledge, discipline or motivation within my group of busy friends I was lost in my quest for fitness and just kept putting it off. I was angry – not at my friends but at myself for not taking the next steps to achieve my goals. The problem wasn’t entirely motivation - I was very eager to start my metamorphosis I just didn’t know where to begin.This is where Fit Factory Fitness became the perfect fit!
I signed up for the 1 month trial in early 2016 and was blown away by their high energy workout atmosphere. From the level of enthusiasm in the trainers, the never-ending encouragement from your peers and the choice of small to medium to large class sizes, FFF quickly became clutch.
I was reluctant to join a regular gym and aimlessly lift weights without guidance, I didn’t want to get injured or get bored from the routine grind you’d find at a big box gym. I needed the push! Attending the well thought-out exercise classes at Fit Factory quickly became a fun hobby-like lifestyle that I actually looked forward to attending.
FFF allowed me to get the perfect balance of high intense bodyweight cardio classes on the weekdays; and also got me lifting in their weekend strength and endurance classes. It was the perfect combination that helped me gain lean muscle mass and burn up calories all within 1 hour. I got addicted to seeing results and making new friends.
Don’t be like me in 2015. A year from now you'll wish you had started today!
- Alok G.
I have always considered myself to be an 'active' person, but never realized I wasn't pushing myself hard enough! I was trying different gyms and trainers, playing sports and running with my track team. I was constantly discouraged because very seldom had I seen progress.
In July, Carlo continued to nag me about coming to this 'insane' boot camp class with him. I finally decided to give it a shot, and realized very quickly I was never active enough. I was never pushing myself to the limits. Push-ups off my knees before Fit Factory was never on my to-do list.
I have never been more challenged and more motivated in my life. Working out was always a chore, now I cannot wait to sign up for the next weeks' classes! Thanks to the amazing trainers Imran, Geoff and Kurt who continue to push me out of my comfort zone and yell at me constantly to keep going, and to my Fit Factory squad who motivate me and hold me accountable in and out of the studio...Thank you for pushing me to do things I never thought I could!
- Misty R.
Over the past month I've taken the time to prioritize my health with a committed Fit Factory Boot Camp and Strength Training schedule, dry January, and Maya's 21 Day New Year Reboot Challenge, and I couldn't be happier with the results! In such a short period of time I have lost 15 pounds, gained muscle, and reduced my body fat from 20% to 18%. The challenge was much easier and tastier than I expected, and has ingrained invaluable cooking and eating habits that are here to stay!
Outside of feeling great, shedding weight and gaining strength has enabled me to play volleyball weekly with significantly reduced tendon and knee pain, and able to move quicker, jump higher, play longer, and hit harder! In a few days I officially join the mid-thirties club, but in the past month I feel like I've leaped back into my twenties.
- Taylor H.