Being fit means different things to different people. For some it’s living the BC life, snowboarding and mountain biking in the same day, never tiring of fresh air and fresh tracks. For others it’s the ability to keep up to a busy and demanding schedule with energy left at the end of the day to enjoy the life they work for. And for some it’s seeking to build a positive relationship of trust and confidence with their body.
Regardless of how you view fitness and where you wish to see yourself on that continuum, having a place to go to that provides a positive and motivating environment is vital to successfully reaching your goals. It’s our experience that the changes that come from the gym have a compounding positive effect in people’s everyday lives. With this in mind we aim to make the gym a place that promotes growth and confidence as well as strength. This has led to our core philosophy and served as a guide while building our unique training system.
We developed this structure by borrowing the belting system from martial arts and combining it with our knowledge of sports science and collective coaching experience.
Each level encompasses its own philosophy, technique standards, strength benchmarks and conditioning recommendations that guide your journey from novice to expert. Rooted in this philosophy is the belief that the gym is a place to practice and improve, not to compete. We love getting after it and training hard too, but at a fundamental level we don’t approach the gym as a sport or place of competition, rather as a place where we work to better ourselves. Progressing our strengths is part of that, as is exploring and facing our weaknesses and learning to overcome ego and doubt. We feel these built-in philosophies promote qualities of confidence, agility and grace, serving as our copilot no matter what we face outside the gym.
Our personal and ongoing journey is to achieve more than an exterior makeover; we want you to be enamored with learning about the body and to seek a happier and more connected self through quality in movement, a strong body and a conscious mind. We want to empower you to explore your own journey, whether you’re an athlete or a nine to fiver. Having healthy joints, a strong body and the ability to endure will help you live with more energy and less pain so you can thrive in whatever it is you do.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get started?
Try a complimentary Level 1 Class to check out the gym and get a better understanding of what our training system is all about. After that, we recommend our 6 week starter special.
If you are coming to us looking for private training, then start by booking your initial assessment.
What level of fitness should I have before joining?
Every level of fitness is appropriate for joining Enhanced Performance, there’s no need to ‘’train’’ to get ready for our classes as our levelled training system will meet all levels of fitness and health. Level 1 will make sure you move well, helping bridge the gap between clinician based intervention and performance based training.
How often should I train?
We recommend committing to at least 2x/week for effectiveness in adaptation and progression with 3x/week being the gold standard. In addition to training in the gym 2-3 times per week we recommend that our members rounds out there training by doing 1 long duration easy cardio activity (eg a hike) per week. This complements the training you will be doing in the gym.
How long are the classes?
Each class is 60 minutes in length.
How long do the levels take?
On average, the Level 1 Class takes 3-6 weeks. From there, the Level 2 may take anywhere from 3-12 months, Level 3 could take you up to a year, while level 4 may take several years. Anyone reaching our Level 5 Class would stay there and move around the levels for life!
What are your group sizes?
Our Level 1 Class is limited to four people for more attention at the beginning stages. The remainder of our classes are limited to six people.
How early should I arrive and what should I do when I get there?
We ask all of our clients to arrive a minimum of 10 minutes early. We encourage clients to use this time to do the movement correctives they’ve been given, foam roll and generally prepare for the session by tuning out of technology and the day's events.
What is your cancellation policy?
- Classes: can be cancelled up to 3 hours before the class start time.
- Appointments: must be cancelled with 24hrs notice.
- Monthly memberships: require 1 month’s notice to be cancelled or put on hold.
- Yearly membership: can be put on a ‘freeze’ for clients needing a month or more away from the gym. Complete cancellation is only available should a client have extenuating circumstances that prevent them from coming to the gym.
How can I pay?
Clients with ongoing memberships pay using Electronic Funds Transfers - these are automated payments from your chequing account.
One-time appointments can be paid for using the same method or can use a Credit Card for a minimal processing fee.
Can I exercise while pregnant?
Yes. We have expert coaches that understand the changes the body goes through while pregnant and can make modifications at the class-based level. We also offer movement therapy should that be the preferable option.
Do you have showers?
We do not have showers. We have a large bathroom and towel service.