Fitness Excellence Courtenay, BC
Welcome, 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 that caters to every aspect of your body’s fitness needs. Our equipment includes a diverse selection of cardio machines such as treadmills, spin bikes, exercise bikes, and recumbent bikes, along with rowing machines and elliptical trainers. Additionally, we offer an array of free weights, cable systems, Bosu balls, and much more to ensure a comprehensive workout experience.
We maintain a high standard of cleanliness and diligently upkeep all our equipment. Our commitment lies in providing the best in fitness technology to our members.
Our spacious main floor area is home to free weights, squat/deadlift platforms, cable machines, plate weight machines, step mills and more! The Leg Room offers an all-around lower body workout.
Our cardio equipment is located on our mezzanine areas overlooking the gym and include upright and recumbent bikes, treadmills, rowing machines, ellipticals , active motion trainers, Jacobs ladder, and Keiser spin bikes. Two smaller rooms are used for stretching, abs and mat work, as well as third private room used only for personal training. The studio upstairs is home to heavy bags for boxing and this is also where our classes occur September – May.
The Men’s and Women’s changeroom amenities include lockers, showers and hair dryers. Towels are available at the front desk if you forgot yours.
Front Counter & Retail area
When you visit our front counter and retail area, you’ll find everything you need to support your workout journey. If you forgot your essentials, we have you covered with our range of supplements including pre-workout, BCAA’s, and protein powder, all conveniently sold by the scoop. Quench your thirst and replenish your energy with our electrolyte drinks, energy drinks, and protein milkshakes.
History Since 1994
Originally opening in 2000, we are the longest running private gym in the Comox Valley. The current owner purchased the gym back in 2015. Renovations are planned for the front entrace and bathrooms in summer and fall of 2023. Many of of members have been coming here for over 20 years!
Our Staff Courtenay, BC
CELINE LEICHNER – OWNER
Meet Celine, the owner of Fitness Excellence. As a certified Fitness & Nutrition Expert, Canfitpro Personal Trainer, and Fitness Instructor Specialist, she brings a wealth of expertise to the table. Additionally, Celine holds certifications as an Innerfit Indoor Cycling Instructor, ISSA Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist, and is a proud graduate of BOSU University. Her impressive qualifications reflect her unwavering commitment to the fitness industry.
Celine’s passion extends beyond her qualifications; she is a true fitness enthusiast! Whether you’re a seasoned gym enthusiast or just starting out on your fitness journey, Celine is the trainer for you. Her group fitness classes are not only fun but also high-energy, catering to individuals of all ages and fitness levels. If you prefer personalized attention, her one-on-one personal training sessions are designed to inspire and guide you toward becoming a fitter version of yourself.
With her infectious positivity and unwavering determination, Celine will be there for you every step of the way. Get ready to embark on a transformative fitness experience with her leading the charge.
CHRIS SOMMERFIELD – MANAGER
Chris is a passionate fitness enthusiast born and raised in the Comox Valley. Always on the move, you’ll find him at the gym, offering assistance and support to those around him.
With a background as a former restaurant owner for 18 years, Chris brings exceptional multitasking and organizational skills to Fitness Excellence. His work ethic, shaped by his time in the construction industry, is meticulous and unwavering, ensuring he completes tasks with precision.
Beyond his professional pursuits, Chris finds joy in the outdoors, particularly fishing, and has a special fondness for dogs, especially his loyal k9 companion, Roscoe.
With Chris’s dedication, energy, and genuine desire to assist, he is ready to support you in achieving your fitness goals. Embrace the opportunity to work alongside him as he becomes an integral member of the Fitness Excellence team
SVEN KARS – SALES & MARKETING MANAGER
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ALEX WOZNOW – STAFF
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KAYLA MILLARD – STAFF
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