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Xelf

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21 November 2019

Went for a massage. Alison was great, very skilled, knowledgeable and friendly

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21 November 2019

Amazing results

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21 November 2019

My experience at Xelf Fitness has been nothing short  of amazing!!! I recently completed the Foundations Program and I am extremely happy with my results. I've lost 29 pounds and have seen a tremendous improvement in my strength and endurance. The program is well-developed and very effective. I appreciated the fact that the outcomes of each exercise routine were documented so that I was able to easily track my progress.  The program includes a fitness assessment  at the beginning and end of the  program  so I had a solid quantitative basis for gauging my progress and improvement in different areas.  A nutritional assessment is also a component of the program. Damian's nutritional guidance was invaluable and integral to helping me achieve my weight loss goals in a healthy and sustainable way. The Xelf team is in a league of its own: Damian, Omar, Rob, Dom, and Alison are knowledgeable and  consummate professionals. They love what they do and it shows! The gym is a clean and welcoming environment and the team has cultivated a wonderful sense of community. Rob was my primary trainer and he was exceptional!! He is very knowledgeable,  patient, and provided me with endless encouragement. I also liked the fact that he explained each exercise throughly, taught me which muscle groups I'd be engaging and demonstrated how to do the movements properly and safely. Alison is an excellent and highly skilled massage therapist who has provided me with much needed relief from chronic pain that I've experienced due to injuries in my shoulder and lower back. I greatly appreciated the fact that both Rob and Alison were mindful of my injuries. My time at Xelf has not only transformed my body and fitness level but my entire life style.  It has inspired me to engage in a numerous physical activities (running, biking, and swimming) which now complement my strength training at the gym. I now love to exercise and look forward to working out! I signed up for the Empowered Exerciser Program right after completing the Foundation Program and I am very excited for the next phase of my fitness journey! Thank you Xelf for helping me reach and exceed my fitness goals!!! A five + star experience.  I highly recommend  Xelf Fitness and its team. This is THE BEST gym and group of personal trainers in Hamilton!!! Chris Stephens, PhD More...

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28 August 2019

Great experience here, such an amazing team. Highly recommended.

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16 August 2019

Highly recommended. I’ve tried to go to the gym a number of times. I’d show up, look around and see everyone else and be intimidated. They all seemed to know what they were doing. To me it seemed like this was their life; they belonged here. And than there was me, feeling like I stood out like a soar thumb. But I tried to stick with it, thinking I’d learn. They all had to start were I was right? So I kept going only to give up because I got discouraged. Or the uncomfortableness was became too much. I figured the gym just wasn’t for me. Then I found Xelf. Now it might sound cliche but they really are different. There’s no crowds. The trainers literally know everyone. They get to know you. And they care. I started with the Foundation Program, because despite my previous escapades at other gyms I still didn’t really know what I was doing. This changed that for good. You literally go into it not needing to know anything about fitness. The trainers will teach you what you need to know, expand on it and customize it to actually suit your body and needs. For me it was flexibility and mobility, as my desk job keeps my immobile most of the day. Now I can do things I haven’t since I was a kid, like touch my toes. It took work but I got there. On top of that the other clients slowly become more than a workout buddy: they’re literally your friends. The atmosphere here is fantastic, the trainers are supportive (they will PUSH you), thoughtful and knowledgeable, and the other Xelfers will share their journeys with you and help you through yours, whatever your end goal is. The benefits are endless. I can’t say it enough: check out Xelf. They will help you live a more active life you will enjoy from day one. More...

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30 July 2019

Damian, Omar and the team at XELF have been actively involved in the Hamilton fitness community for many years now. If you are someone looking to start your fitness journey or even looking to reset/refresh your routine I would highly recommend checking out their private training facility.

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30 July 2019

Great gym, amazing staff and program.

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30 July 2019

Just completed the Foundation Program here! Wow!! I cannot believe the results I’ve seen over the past 3 months but more importantly the knowledge I have gained from the trainers here. I’m hooked!! Amazing atmosphere from staff to clients. Met so many great people, always motivating each other. Can’t wait to take it to the next level. Thank you Xelf!!! More...

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30 June 2019

Coach D and the team are amazing. They are motivating; understanding and passionate about your success. Their foundation program is allowing me to grow into a new lifestyle and enjoy the journey along the way. At, 57 working out in a gym has never been a part of my life. It was always way too intimidating. This gym is unlike any big box chain I’ve stepped foot in. I’ve had many obstacles along the way; Xelf’s teachings has given me a new outlook and understanding. Their patience, support and understanding has been pivotal in my returning. Eternally grateful for this team and space taking me to a new level of healthy. More...

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2 May 2019

The foundation program is amazing, I honestly feel stonger and better than ever. I no longer feel sore and achy all the time due to my body functioning properly now. The judgement free environment is awesome to work out in and there are people of every age and fitness stage, so everyone fits. Highly recommend joining if you don't like the typical work out experience/routine. More...

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30 April 2019

I started my journey at Xelf after taking almost a decade hiatus from exercising. My relationship with exercise has always been strained, but Xelf has forever changed that. I now look forward to exercising. This gym truly feels like a second home. You are not just another member; you are someone that matters here. I felt that the instant I walked into the gym. Staff and other members are warm, welcoming, positive, and supportive. I found Xelf on Google and was very excited to read the glowing reviews that almost sounded too good to be true. Now that I have completed the Foundation Program, I am here to say Xelf is the real deal. I had the pleasure of working with Rob as my main trainer. His extensive knowledge of weight training and his genuine positivity has given me so much confidence. Regardless of the trainer you work with at Xelf, you will have an identical experience. They are all in a class of their own. Damian, Rob, Dom, Omar, Paula, and Alison, thank you all so much for making my stay here so enjoyable. The knowledge and confidence I have gained has been so invaluable, and I am incredibly excited for the future and seeing even greater fitness results! More...

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30 April 2019

Omar is my personal trainer, and he kicks my butt! I have gotten so much stronger. I feel healthy and confident in my skin! If you ever need a massage, you should ask for Alison! The facility is excellent as well; they have done a great job of creating a family here. More...

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30 April 2019

I started with Xelf last November and my personal trainer is Damian - “Coach D”. From personal experience with other gyms, I have to say, Xelf creates an environment where you can exercise and feel right at home and they do it better than most gyms. You’re never ignored and everyone knows you by name! Most importantly, you don’t feel judged. I know when I commenced my search for a personal trainer/gym in Hamilton, those were really important qualities I looked for as I believe feeling welcomed and feeling at home in a non judgemental environment is truly a factor in having exercisers engaged and coming back to a gym...Xelf delivered on that promise.Now, because of the time I’ve spent at Xelf, I don’t dread going to the gym or exercising and that is a BIG deal for me. More importantly, I have seen improvement physically in areas that I haven’t seen since high school! Its exciting and I cant wait to see what’s next in my personal transformation.Do yourself a favour, regardless of your ability, just go and have a chat with any of the trainers and see what Xelf has to offer…you'll be glad you did…and I don’t usually give 5 stars, but this is well deserved. More...

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31 March 2019

Excellent facilities which provides value for money. Completed my physio treatment with Omar today. He did an excellent job and was very thorough in explaining stretches and knowledgeable of the body. He also gave me tips on improving my current moves to help prevent injury. His sessions were also very focussed and he gave his undivided attention ensuring efficient use of client time.He was also very accommodating when my schedule required adjusting. As a client, I was also able to use the gym either before or after my sessions which made commuting even easier.Thanks so much Omar and Xelf Fitness. More...

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31 March 2019

This place is amazing! I fell in love with Xelf after 2 sessions,  I have never been a fan of going to the gym until now. Damian, Omar, Rob and Dom make you feel welcome and they truly care about you.  They want to see you succeed, and they celebrate with you every accomplishment you make during your sessions.I 100% recommend starting with the foundation program, it taught me proper techniques when working out and after 12 weeks in this program I am happy and really proud of myself. Coach Rob is very knowledgeable, and super helpful. Alison - great massage therapist.Also, they give back to the community and deserves another 5 stars. More...

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1 March 2019

Alison is the best massage therapist I have found, and I've been to more than my share. She goes above and beyond and is such a great wealth of knowledge! I wouldn't be functioning at half as well as I do if it wasn't for her More...

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1 March 2019

I have been working out at Xelf for a year. I started with no idea on how to do any workouts to doing stuff. I never could do the team at Xelf is one of a kind, and have a lot of knowledge to pass on. Xelf will pull you right in with how the team is and the people that work out there it's amazing. I have lost a lot of baggage both physical, and mental since being at Xelf. More...

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1 March 2019

I am so grateful that I took that leap and walked through the doors of Xelf Fitness Studio!I grew up as an athlete - always playing sports - but was never confident in a gym setting. I wouldn’t dare touch a machine! I would simply go on a treadmill and dread every second of it.No matter what your fitness level or goals are, the coaches at Xelf are dedicated to helping you achieve those goals. The semi-private classes really allow the coaches to modify any movement to best suit you. I am noticing that I am getting stronger and lifting way more than I ever thought I could. (It’s a great feeling!)Damian, Omar, Rob and Dom have really created an amazingly positive and judgement-free space. This supportive environment truly makes you want to come back every day. I am honestly always so excited for my next workout session! (That is a BOLD statement that I never thought I would say!)Enough rambling…just take that leap, you won’t regret it! More...

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1 March 2019

I work out weekly at Xelf with the wonderful guidance of Fitness Coach Dom and truly enjoy it! She makes exercising FUN with her positivity and support. Xelf is a great gym with knowledgeable and friendly staff and members! Xelf provides an empowering, educational, and comfortable experience that goes beyond just exercising. Thank you to everyone there! I highly recommend that others check it out! More...

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28 February 2019

Alison the Registered Massage Therapist at Xelf is a life changer! As a mover my body is constantly sore and taking a beating. Everytime I get a massage at Xelf I leave feeling like a new person. Alison was also able to provide restorative massages after sports injuries and after a knee surgery. I recommend everyone I know and we have all become lifelong clients. More...

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28 February 2019

I go to Alison for massage therapy and I would say she is hands down the best therapist that I have been to. I have suffered with Sciatic pain from a herniated disc injury and her treatment has brought my pain level down quite significantly. In the years before seeing her I lived with this pain daily, I actually have days and weeks pain free because of her treatment. More...

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28 February 2019

Great place in downtown Hamilton. The staff are very knowledgeable and show you healthy ways to gain strength and loose weight. They helped me to improve my form, and become stronger in two months compared to the time I was training on my own. More...

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30 October 2018

Rob, Damian, and Omar are in a class of their own! I have been a lifelong fitness enthusiast, yet I have learned something new every single workout at Xelf. The team's commitment to education and long-term health is so needed and so refreshing in the workout world. In less than six months, I have lost 20 lbs and inches off my body. Most importantly, I have increased my strength and fitness capabilities, doubling my capacity in exercises like pushups and burpies. I feel confident in areas of the gym doing exercises like deadlifts and squats with heavy weights that I am able to increase week-over-week, spots I previously avoided in the gym. I cannot say enough good about this place! It is so worth your investment - time and money. You will see the ROI in no time! More...

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1 September 2018

I never thought I would be the type to love the gym, but after joining Xelf Fitness Studio I truly enjoy going. Joining the foundation program with my best friend and having that motivation and positive attitude every day is great. When we walk through that door the atmosphere is so positive and the coaches are some of the best people to work with. I can’t thank this place enough and can’t wait to see how much more we can push ourselves! More...

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30 August 2018

Last year my back was properly effed up. I couldn't run 2 km without some serious discomfort. Someone recommended Xelf to me and I tried it out. What a difference! FST for 8 weeks and i was able to complete a 17 km tough mudder. Damian is my stretch guy. No doubt! More...

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30 August 2018

I wasted THOUSANDS on gym memberships.... Then I started XELF's foundation program & actually got into shape & discovered what my body can do. What's the point of paying $60 a month if you've never even built a foundation or have mobility issues or are afraid of injury and have no one helping you spot your issues These guys got me in-tune with my form, hips, spine alignment, everything. In two months in in better shape than I've ever been . More...

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30 August 2018

Amazing personal trainers, FST, Massage Therapy... what else could you ask for?! Definitely check this place out :)

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30 August 2018

I officially finished the Xelf Foundation program today! :-D The program was recommended to me late last year when I was trying to figure out how to ease my way into fitness after letting myself get very out of shape. I was intimidated by gyms, and my lack of knowledge, but found a home at Xelf. I started the foundation program as a complete newbie and finished it stronger, more confident, more energetic and so excited about strength training. I noticed little improvements with each stage of the program and found that it was exactly what I needed to stay motivated and feel proud about my pint-sized achievements. After three months, those small wins have really added up! I highly recommend this program and all of the Xelf staff. They really know their stuff, and they are right there with you on your journey. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better experience and am proud to set and hit some new goals. More...

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30 August 2018

I’ve been using Xelf for 3 months now and love it. The community is great and it’s overall really comfortable and supportive to workout at Xelf

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30 August 2018

Really great massage therapist there named alison.the gym is very clean.

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30 August 2018

Not intimidating at all, Kind and friendly. Would recommend 100% they know their stuff!

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30 August 2018

Xelf is an amazing place to start your journey to a healthy lifestyle. The trainers are truly fantastic! They are experienced, knowledgeable and genuinely care about your health and progress. Omar, Damian, and Rob provide positve encouragement and motivate you to reach your personal best. I recently completed the Foundation program and could not be more proud of both the pysical and mental changes I have experienced. I am extremely greatful for the support and techniques I have gained! I highly recommend Xelf! More...

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30 August 2018

Three months ago I came to Xelf frustrated that I had lost strength and muscle tone because I was unable to workout after being in a car accident that cause my right arm to lose grip strength and go numb. Their knowledgeable team gave me advice, guidance and encouragement. Currently I am working out again surpassing any and all of my expectations and self doubt. Not only am I surpassing personal goals but I am having a great time while doing it. The Xelf team and its environment is positive, energetic and most of all supportive! More...

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30 August 2018

All trainers are wonderful. Love coming to workout. Great environment everyone so welcoming. Never feel like you can't do it! Always so helpful and knowledgable! More...

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30 August 2018

Just finished the Foundation program and it was such an amazing experience! I lost 7% body fat and feel healthier and stronger than ever. The Xelf team is professional, attentive and provide a warm and welcoming environment to work out in. I highly recommend this place to both beginners and more advanced individuals looking to improve their health and fitness! More...

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30 August 2018

Damian at Xelf is master at FST. My son was suffering with extreme pain associated with osgood schlatter in his knee and was avoiding all physical activity. After only two FST sessions he was pain free and running around with friends again! Damian did a fantastic job explaining how the exercises worked and sent us home with an easy to follow program. AWESOME! More...

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30 August 2018

Stop looking, you've found the perfect gym. Damian, Omar and Rob are amazing at what they do. I'm 2 months in and I can't get enough. I met with several trainers before finding xelf and what got me was how obvious it was that these trainers genuinely love what they do and truly want to make you better! I can't rave enough about this place...schedule your meeting now! What are you waiting for? More...

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30 August 2018

Wonderful staff

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30 August 2018

Completing the Foundation Program and continuing on at Xelf with a custom routine has been my best fitness experience ever! I've become stronger physically and mentally and have learnt a lot about myself in the process. Everyone, trainers and clients, are extremely welcoming and it is a very comfortable atmosphere for every type of fitness level! It is the most positive fitness community I have ever been a part of and you will leave every session feeling ready to take on the rest of your day. Rob, Damian and Omar are some of the greatest people you will meet to help anyone on their fitness journey, always positive and encouraging and I'm very grateful to have found Xelf! You WILL notice results, mentally and physically. You WILL get stronger and will bring all the positives vibes into the other aspects of your life. This is the place where you WILL create a healthy and lasting relationship with fitness. Don't look anywhere else, there's no need, you will find it ALL here. More...

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30 August 2018

I just finished the foundations program at Xelf and I am feeling stronger, more confident, and super grateful! Damian, his friendly team and the inviting gym atmosphere made me feel comfortable, motivated, and at ease. With team Xelf's support, I am looking forward to seeing continued progress on my strength training journey. More...

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30 August 2018

I first started at Xelf wanting to get in better shape. The Foundation program gave me all the tools I needed to strengthen by body, and lose weight. After completing the Foundation program, I lost 6% body fat and gained an inch in height. The coaches genuinely care and want to help people live long, healthy and active lives. Damien, Omar, and Rob are amazing at what they do and I feel privledged to have them coach me, and you will too! More...

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30 August 2018

Ok - so I cannot say enough awesome stuff about the XELF team. I completed my first program at XELF (their 'Foundation Program') and I can't wait to begin the next one. Initially I wasn't sure what it would lead to, but I figured I had nothing to lose. I was sick of feeling low energy and disliking my body (especially my lower body). From the get-go, I loved the energy of the space and the people there (both trainers and fellow trainees). It just felt like a positive place to be. Everyone is down to earth, friendly - but also very focused on fitness. Being in this supportive environment has pushed me to transform my body - and in turn, inspired my friends to start training (and transforming their bodies) too! I look and feel great - the two are connected. I feel positive and empowered - and I am excited about bikini shopping / season for the first time since my 20s! Now I look forward to working out - don't want to stop feeling and looking as good as I do. It's changed my approach to fitness and to life. Thx guys! More...

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21 August 2018

WOW! I cant say enough about this company and the staff! I've been exercising for 11 years and to my knowledge I had a good grasp on exercise but once i got into their gym I was totally wrong. The staff are so knowledgeable but not in the kind that make you feel small....... They EMPOWER YOU!

The vibe and compassion the staff members have is something I've never felt in a gym before. The atmosphere is probably my biggest seller, if you ever felt insecure or intimidated by going into gym before there's none of that at this place.

I'm currently doing the "Foundation Program" and I've seen the most amount growth with my athletics too date. I'm so excited about the results that I'm seeing, I couldn't be more grateful!

One of the main messages I've gained from being around the crew is "Changing my relationship with exercise" Exercise is enjoyable and not a chore. Our body loves to move and so should we ;)

Thank you to Xelf and I couldn't be more satisfied with my experience.
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30 July 2018

My experience with Xelf has been nothing short of incredible! I cannot say enough good things about this place because they have completely transformed my relationship with exercise. The coaches are extremely encouraging, knowledgeable and are always there to support you. The atmosphere in the gym is welcoming and the people that go there are very nice. Overall, I am beyond happy to have started my fitness journey at Xelf and would highly recommend this place to anyone looking to do the same! More...

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2 June 2018

The gym deserves 10 stars out of 5. A positive and energetic place with fantastic staff. The trainers motivate you - not only when you are working out in the gym, but in everyday life - to be stronger and healthier.

I found this gym after reading their website description. My goal was to improve posture. The gym seemed like the best place to achieve my goal, so I signed up for the foundation program. At the beginning of the program, my posture/issues were very specifically analyzed by Damian/Paula - I got to know a lot of things that I did not know about my body. All throughout the workout Omar and Rob guided me to strengthen my body/achieving my goal and also had given me many helpful tips/at-home exercises to improve day-to-day quality of life. The whole experience was just phenomenal. The guys not only assisted me in the gym but motivated me to do more physical exercises. The foundation program was above and beyond to my expectation. Also, Ali is the best massage therapist you will ever meet. I just finished my foundation program and signed up for the customized workout program.

My only regret is not finding this place sooner. I actually believe that this place is one of the best things the city have.
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15 February 2018

Great place for advice and great workouts that are tailored to you. Professional staff that cares about you. Cozy workout space that is inviting. Small group training for a great price. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is nervous about starting to work out. Damian the owner is a caring and honest person who always makes you feel welcome. More...

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