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Fortis Fitness Annual member-appreciation barbecue – Friday, September 14, 2018.  Thank you to all of our members and friends who dropped by!  Huge thanks to our suppliers and friends for the catering and awesome food! Cinq Foods (catering, Paleo dishes, salads, dessert, etc.) Black Angus Fine Meats and Game (Bison, wild boar ribs, elk) […]

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Gotta post a HUGE THANK YOU! Pretty sure I suck a little less at this now… Competed for the first time in the IBJJF Novice International Tournament in Las Vegas this past week with fellow teammates at the Masters Worlds competition. Honored to win a Silver medal. Can’t thank my fellow Primal and Body of […]

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We have two visitors from California: Dr. Jordan Feigenbaum (MD) and Leah Lutz. Jordan is an Elite Powerlifter in the 90kgs division with a 640lbs Squat/430lbs Bench Press and 725lbs Deadlift. Leah is a member of the US National Powerlifting Team.   #FortisFitness #FortisEquipment

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We are always astounded as to the pure tenacity and levels of physical fitness and strength of today’s pro hockey players.  Elite athleticism exemplified.  These guys are all fantastic role models for everyone.  Honored to have these NHL/AHL hockey players at our gym:   Mike Liambas San Diego Gulls Rich Clune Toronto Marlies, Nikita Soshnikov St […]

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Chimera – Open Range (Virtual Shooting Range) Fortis Fitness, 11 Carlaw Ave #1, Toronto 30 minutes @ $ CAD56.50 *Tax included Ever wanted to try shooting guns? Know how to shoot and want more practice? Drop by our simulated firearms range available to the public! You will be given unlimited ammo and access to several […]

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Honored to have Norobu Nakahara (Daniel Tran on the right) visiting us all the way from Tokyo, Japan. Norubu was kind enough to give us this awesome banner. The translation is essentially “Study hard, Train hard” Knowledge is indeed Power and we couldn’t agree more! Thanks to Norubu and we hope you come back soon […]

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  Fooling around with some ballistic bench press movements with a “gerry-rigged” but actually really fun set up in one of our racks. Worked great, felt even better. Literally throwing the barbell away as hard as possible and then rebounding hard against the overs-speed eccentric. We’ll try this for 3 weeks and see what happens! […]

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“Fantastic article for really understanding the dead-lift from elite trainer and competitive power-lifter, Chris Fudge” Considerations of training for the “odd man out” of powerlifting – The limitations of the deadlift Introduction Hip hinge, rack pull, block pull, Romanian, stiff-legged, straight-legged, deficit, hack lift, hex bar, trap bar, snatch grip, isometric deadlift, hybrid, wide […]

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  Great to have these guys drop by our gym! Igor Opeshansky Igor is a competitive natural Physique competitor winning multiple competitions. He is better known by his YouTube channel VirtruvianPhyisque where he shares informative content on health and fitness. Dr, Eric Helms Eric is as a PhD in Strength and Conditioning, Masters […]

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The Fortis Incline Bench Press