Welcome to Fitness Excellence
Our family-oriented atmosphere welcomes people of all ages, fitness levels and abilities. We encourage our members in their fitness goals, and there is always someone available to answer questions.
We offer weight training and cardio equipment to work out every part of your body! We offer a wide range of equipment, including cardio–treadmills, spin, exercise and recumbent bikes, rowing and elliptical machines–as well as free weights, cable systems, Bosu balls, etc. We keep our equipment clean and well-maintained, and we are committed to offering the best in fitness technology to our members.
We keep our gym and equipment clean. Anyone who spends time here will notice FitEx staff wiping down equipment, doorknobs, banisters and mats. Everyone is expected to help prevent the spread of colds & flu by wiping down equipment after use.
We offer a spacious main floor area with cardio equipment, free weights, cable and machines. More bikes, treadmills and rowing machine are on the mezzanine overlooking the main area.. The spin area upstairs is home to our ever-popular spin classes. Two smaller rooms are used for stretching, abs and mat work, as well as personal training. The Leg Room offers an all-around lower body workout. The classroom upstairs is home to FitExtreme Bootcamp/HIIT classes.
Men’s and Women’s changerooms include lockers, showers, hair dryers, etc.
If you forgot yours, buy a bottle of water or fuel up with our BCAA blend. After your workout, be sure to rehydrate and refuel with one of our specialty protein shakes , made to order on the spot for maximum freshness and nutrition.
We are committed in our pursuit of Excellence by providing our members with an educational, motivational and safe workout environment where they can improve their fitness, health and well-being.
CELINE LEICHNER – OWNER
Celine is the owner of Fitness Excellence as well as a certified Fitness & Nutrition Expert, Canfitpro Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor Specialist; Innerfit Indoor Cycling Instructor; ISSA Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist, BOSU University graduate and all out fitness enthustiast!
She is a committed trainer for both the experienced gym buffs and those wanting to start.
Her fun and high energy group fitness classes, and personal training sessions provide options for all levels and ages. She’s ready to help inspire and guide you on to building a fitter you, while being there for you every step of the way with her positivity and power!
CHRIS SOMMERFIELD – MANAGER
Chris was born and grew up in the Comox Valley. He has a passion for fitness, food and helping people. You can see him in the gym always assisting people and continually on the move! He is motivated and an exceptionally hard worker. As a former restaurant owner of 18 years, he developed exceptional multi-tasking and organization skills which he puts to good use here at Fitness Excellence. Chris also spent a lot of time working in the construction industry and his hard work ethic reflects this. He is meticulous and always finishes what he starts. He loves the outdoors, fishing and dogs (especially Roscoe!) Chris is excited to be part of the Fitness Excellence team and he is pumoed to lend his skills to the team, and to continue to further his health and fitness journey.
BEN NEWMAN – MASTER TRAINER
Ben has a bachelors degree in Physical Education specializing in sport performance, rehabilitation and health education.
A personal trainer since 2004 (15+ years) he has over 10,000 hours of direct experience. He has taught classes, groups, teams and individuals from all walks of life.
He has worked within multiple multidisciplinary medical teams, is also son to a physiotherapist, and learned basic massage and stretching techniques when he was a child. He also has his own injury recovery stories if you want to hear them.
Ben has also trained: firefighter, military, military police, police, RCMP and paramedic and his clients have ranged from 13 to almost 90 years old.
Ben is a practicing yogi, teaches meditation and martial arts and is a big believer in balance. He is trained in Zone® nutrition, and worked alongside naturopaths and Holistic nutritionists and has developed his own systems to accelerate fat loss, increase energy, enhance muscular growth and reduce pain.
To top it all off; Ben is genuine, caring, compassionate, and a good laugh. Need something? Ben has you covered.
Jonathan has worked at Fitness Excellence for 4 years and began his journey when he was certified as a Personal Trainer in March 2015. No longer training as much, you can find Jonathan around the gym with a paintbrush in his hand as he gives the gym its new colors or helps Celine with whatever addition or improvement he may have. When not in the gym you can find Jonathan wrestling under his ring name Fire Wasp in PWA Wrestling!
Andrew the newest member of Fitness Excellence. He is a retired Canadian Forces member. Andrew has always been an active person whether it is mountain biking in the summer or skiing in the winter, he enjoys an active life style. When not working Andrew can still be found in the gym working out and interacting with the other members of Fitness Excellence. Andrew is as well a Certified Mountain Bike Instructor and guide.
STAFFED GYM HOURS:
Mon – Fri 6am-11pm
Sat – Sun 8am – 6 pm
NOVEMBER 11, 2020 8 am – 4pm
DECEMBER 24, 2020 8am – 4pm
DECEMBER 25, 2020 CLOSED
DECEMBER 26, 2020 8 am – 4 pm
DECEMBER 31, 2020 8am – 4pm
JANUARY 1, 2021 CLOSED
24hr access Fobs will be required for entry outside of staffed hours above.
CALL (250)897-3552 for more information
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First class is FREE!