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What are the fastest, strongest, most athletic men and women on the planet doing? Pro-athletes, Olympians... how do they train to reach their elite physical condition?

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Barbell 101 and Fortis Fitness, Ma Strength, #FortisFitness #Barbell101 #FortisEquipment #MaStrength

Presented by Barbell 101 and Fortis Fitness, Ma Strength is back by popular demand! The Ma Strength team is coming Toronto! This seminar is a Chinese Weightlifting Technique Clinic which is a practical, hands-on seminar that introduces the fundamental elements behind Chinese weightlifting technique to improve snatch, clean, and jerk technique under the guidance of […]

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Jonathan Rodney #FortisFitness

Every day, here at Fortis Fitness our members and competitive athletes alike astound us with dramatic improvements and achievements – from world class Ultra Marathoners to the strength events and all sports in between. 21 year old Jonathan Rodney is just one of the latest. Huge congratulations for his epic performance at his VERY FIRST […]

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Fortis Fitness, Merry Christmas, #Christmas

…NOT all that sweet stuff and coffee…the fact that OUR MEMBERS WILL NO DOUBT SHOW UP ON CHRISTMAS AND EVERY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR!  So…we put a few carbs and some coffee out for em on Christmas Day! What was it that Mike Tyson always said?  Something like…”I don’t run at 4:00 am because […]

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Barbell101, Fortis Fitness,

Mark your calendars! On Sunday January 29, we are hosting a 1-day seminar on Olympic Weightlifting with Barbell 101 Head Coach Nicole Dinn, and Assistant Coach Sebastian Enders. If you’ve never tried Olympic weightlifting before, this is your opportunity to learn the snatch, clean and jerk. No experience needed! This is a seminar geared towards […]

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#FortisFitness #FortisFitnessGym #FortisMembers #AdamTakacs

Huge Congratulations to Fortis member and Canadian UItra-Marathon Champion, Adam Takacs on his recent race!   “I just wanted to share some of my recent success from the Pinhoti 100 mile race in Alabama. We ran from Heflin to Sylacauga through the Talladega National forest and traversed extremely technical terrain with some very fast runnable […]

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Congrats Maureen Bornbaum! At the WPC Worlds in Baton Rouge Weight class: 148lbs (67.5kg) Total: 920lbs (417.5kgs) Attempts: 8/9 Best squat: 308lbs (140kgs) Best Bench: 203lbs (92.5kgs) Bench deadlift: 408lbs (185kgs) “Thanks so much for the support everyone, Fortis has made my experiences with powerlifting better then I ever could have imagined!” Best, Maureen Bornbaum […]

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A couple of years ago I wrote an article entitled “The Planet Fitness Nightmare”.  I was very thankful when this piece was posted on T-Nation.  It ended up being quite popular and evoked some rather spirited commentary. It seems like only yesterday that I was hiding under my bed, curled up in the fetal […]

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