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We Rise By Lifting Others
It can often be intimidating to walk into a CrossFit box the first time. People and weights are flying around at sometimes breakneck speeds. Everyone seems to know exactly what they’re doing. That intimidation though quickly fades away as you look around and start to sense something different.

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Sandi Warner

16 July 2019

My husband and I recently joined the Fortis family, and we feel right at home. Knowledgeable and supportive coaches, workouts challenge everybody no matter what your skill level is. We love it here!

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Meghan Douris

31 May 2019

Great workout that is different every day. Lots of cool people and very welcoming environment. Great coaches. Lots of availability for class times.

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Alyssa Long

26 April 2019

Great place to train- the coaches are excellent, the programming makes sense, and the people are a good time- great balance of fun and hard training!

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mireillerenaud87

26 April 2019

I joined Fortis about 6 weeks ago and I'm absolutely thrilled that I did. All the coaches are so helpful, encouraging and friendly. I was honestly so intimidated by the whole "CrossFit Box" culture, as many people are, but there was really nothing to be nervous about. Everyone is so welcoming! It totally feels like I've found my "people". More...

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G Koslowski

27 March 2019

I'll preface this by saying I've only dropped into a few classes while visiting relatives in Orleans at both the former and current location. This gym/ box is very clean, programming is what you'd expect (warmup - lift - wod), and coaching is excellent. In addition to this, the owner and staff have been very accomodating to allow me to drop in, and highly responsive through email correspondence. I wholeheartedly recommend this facility. More...

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t griffiths

27 March 2019

Teen fitness- coaches are nice and encouraging. Very motivating environment.
My teen not only lost weight that she was unable to lose in other programs but she also gained confidence and actually enjoys working out now.

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Chantal Lafontaine | IAN CHARLEBOIS

25 February 2019

Would highly recommend starting your fitness journey here. They have a number of classes that run throughout the day that accommodates all types of schedules. The team is very welcoming and a great atmosphere. Since becoming pregnant, I knew fitness was very important but they have helped me by providing safe and effective exercises. Great vibe and a great team! More...

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Jayson Lucas

25 February 2019

Amazing workouts - great coaches. Supportive members. Can’t go wrong @ fortis.

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Andrée Lamarre

6 February 2019

CrossFit Fortis is the best gym I have ever been to! The community is wonderful and they’re my weightlifting family! The coaching is excellent and I’m constantly challenged by the workouts. I always look forward to going in! I don’t live in Orleans anymore, but I still make the 25 min drive to train at Fortis because I love it and couldn’t see myself going anywhere else! More...

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Sam Elsmore

6 February 2019

I recently just completed the bootcamp, and now a member. I look forward to each class, and can’t wait to see what I am capable of! It’s a great feeling to have knowing when other people truly want to see you accomplish your goals, and support you every step of the way to reach them! More...

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Janet Salazar

6 February 2019

I absolutely LOVE this gym! & their awesome coaches.

Since I started training in April I've lost 4.4LBs and 1.7% body fat. I have to put a plug in for my own services because I changed my diet at the same time, I'm actually eating more calories than when I stared my journey with Fortis.

My strength gains are through the roof. When I landed there my 1RM Deadlift was 180, I'm at 245# now, My Hang Clean was stuck at 65#, I cleaned 100# a couple of weeks ago!

i'm hooked
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Lisa Watson

6 February 2019

We did 2 drop ins while in Ottawa. Dan was so friendly and helpful! Amazing that there is no charge for members of another box to drop in! Came away with a tank top and will send one of ours from Temenos Athletics in Kelowna. If we lived in Ottawa this would be our box! ❤️ Jill, Nick and Penny were all fabulous at making us feel welcome! Thank you More...

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Evan St.Cyr

6 February 2019

Great box! I was visiting from out of the area and this gym’s patrons and coaches were extremely welcoming and helpful. I was also lucky enough to participate in a “barbells and bros.” event and met some awesome people. I ended up dropping in as much as I could up to the day I left for home. Thanks CrossFit Fortis and well done! I shall be back! More...

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Steve Rimell

6 February 2019

The best physio therapy sessions I've ever had were with Crossfit fortis, particularly Elise Gervais. She is clearly well educated in this field and equally well suited for this work.

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David Covey

6 February 2019

I'm really enjoying Crossfit at Fortis, especially with their new facilities. Great gym, great instructors!

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Arianne Jaster

6 February 2019

I have gone and come back and keep coming back for their amazing workouts.

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Gordon Koslowski

6 February 2019

Give this place a shot - it's fantastic! I was visiting Ottawa for the weekend and Dan and members welcomed me to join their Saturday WOD. Will definitely come back next time I'm around. More...

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Jamie Cierpicki

6 February 2019

I've been a member at CrossFit Fortis for a year and a half. The coaches and staff are incredible and I always look forward to showing up to the box.

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Nate Jeff

6 February 2019

I love this place. It took the grueling chore of exercise and turned it into a fun and sustainable way to stay fit. Do it, you won't regret it.

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Carlos Lion

6 February 2019

Really loved the workout , vibe and people . Def want to come back . Love that they do kids programs

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Kasia Zawidzka-Grodzka

6 February 2019

Great gym/ great people/ super hard workouts!! Would recommend to anyone that's seriously looking to get in shape.

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Dominic Maurice

6 February 2019

great place. love it!

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Wade Torok

6 February 2019

Dan and the CrossFit Fortis community welcomed us with friendliness, professionalism, and a great WOD.
Very impressed with Dan taking us through their warm up and stretching routine ensuring we did it right!
Positive feedback from us to anyone looking for a fun, motivating bunch to Crossfit with!!!
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Kelly Friel Lafranchise

6 February 2019

Greatest place on earth to train, get in shape and experience great coaching and community no matter what your level

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IJ Vila

6 February 2019

Hubby and I just started the coaches and participantsI are so welcoming I felt so motivated. It’s very Clean and well organized and can’t wait to go back.

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Anna Salonen

6 February 2019

Fortis is what the Crossfit community is all about! I joined a few WODs while visiting the area and was so glad I did. I was met with a warm, welcoming smile by both Coaches Dan and Paula as well as other box members. Chitchat, encouragement, and post WOD high-fives were given quickly and freely. I was also SHOCKED in the VERY BEST way that as a paying member of another box, I could join the WODs at Fortis for no charge. I think this speaks volumes to the atmosphere, beliefs, and philosophies of Fortis. Can't wait to visit again. Cheers! More...

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Kayla Delangis

6 February 2019

My first class was awesome! Great workout and they make sure you have the movements down before adding weight and they motivate without pushing too hard! Can't remember the trainers name but he was great and it was such a supportive group of people, fantastic environment, can't wait to go back! More...

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Jake Abboud

6 February 2019

Dan is one of the best coaches I have seen. Looks at proper form and ensures you don't push it too much. All the members are great. Very well run.

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Steven Liddell

27 December 2018

I’ve been working out at CrossFit Fortis for about 1.5 years. I’ve never had a more challenging and rewarding fitness experience than I have here. On top of that, the coaches and other members are extremely friendly and supportive! More...

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Mélanie Rioux

27 December 2018

Fortis is a very welcome and friendly environment, and you get a great workout, no matter your fitness level. All workouts can be scaled down to your own level. I feel so strong doing CrossFit, and there's no better feeling. More...

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Andree Lamarre

27 December 2018

CrossFit Fortis is the best gym I have ever been to! The community is wonderful and they’re my weightlifting family! The coaching is excellent and I’m constantly challenged by the workouts. I always look forward to going in! I don’t live in Orleans anymore, but I still make the 25 min drive to train at Fortis because I love it and couldn’t see myself going anywhere else! More...

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Christine Pratt

27 December 2018

I’ve been working out at Fortis for over a year now and I can honestly say it’s the most welcoming place I have ever worked out at! You really are part of a family when your a Fortis member. Great coaches and members! More...

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