December and January are the big months in fitness. Everyone is making resolutions to get fit, and change their lives. This year I encourage you to spend your money on local gyms, and not just because I own one!
Now I’m a little biased, as I feel 360fit offers some of the best options around, but I would suggest before you look to a national chain for your fitness, check out some of these amazing businesses.
In Dartmouth gyms like 3rd Degree Fitness, Blended Athletics, Revolution Fitness, 360fit and Core Essentials all have great service and very different programs. There is something for everyone.
In Bedford, ProEdge offers sports specific training, while if you are looking for Crossfit, check out Rocky Lake Crossfit or Crossift Exertion. My friend Ryan Staples owns Manimal in Sackville which offers some excellent fitness options.
In Halifax, Evolve Fitness owned by Matt and Mitch Benvie are bootcamp experts, while Crossift Ironstone, Crossfit Kinetics and Crossfit OnSide offer Crossfit for any area. Push Fitness and FitnessFX are some others to definitely check out.
No matter where you decide to spend your fitness dollars, the one thing I ask is please keep it local! All these great small gyms are owned and operated by local people, who keep your dollars in the local economy.
Devin Sherrington was named #2 trainer in Canada 2015, is 8 time Best Personal Fitness Trainer Halifax award winner, and owner the award winning fitness studio 360fit in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. He lives in Fletcher’s Lake with his girlfriend Lauren and children Reign and Journey.