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Fitness FX

Melville Cove

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Fitness FX

Melville Cove

(59)

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R
30 July 2019

Professional gym.

A
30 July 2019

This is the kind of gym all gyms should aspire to be. It's a little rough around the edges, but it has all the equipment you could ever need, and both the staff and the gym regulars are extremely friendly and helpful.

B
30 June 2019

I attended the Kickbox Power Hour on June 1st whilst passing through town & loved it! Having been involved with martial arts for the past 20yrs it was immediately obvious that Sonny is the genuine article as far as instructors go, & everyone in the class were very welcoming. If I ever find myself in Halifax again I'll be sure to drop in to remind myself how unfit I am! Highly recommended :-) More...

M
30 April 2019

One of the best gyms in Halifax

M
26 April 2019

Place is always clean, staff is friendly and they would always greet you when you come in. Classes variety and timings are great. Not a member as of now but planning to go back in the summer. More...

M
27 March 2019

Went there when I lived in Halifax years ago. Sean and staff are awesome. Clean, professional and had an awesome vibe for serious lifters. The gym is one of my best memories of Halifax. More...

C
28 February 2019

Best gym in town

O
25 February 2019

Good atmosphere in the classes. Great instructors.

I
30 October 2018

I went to a Kettlebell HITT class with Lori as the instructor. I was extremely intimidated as I'd never used kettlebells before. Lori went above and beyond to give me thorough instruction and gave great positive reinforcement! From this expereince alone I would reccomend Fitness FX and can't wait to try more of their classes - if Lori is any indication of instructors, it's a great place to be. More...

T
30 September 2018

Best gym & staff in the city!

L
28 September 2018

The spin/TRX class on Saturday morning is a great way to kick start the weekend. I love that I can buy a 10 class pumch card. ..very economically priced...to use this gym. I pay for use of the gym and not a membership that I dont use! More...

J
28 September 2018

Great place, great staff, great equipment. Old school gym. Love it. Only downside is the parking. Definitively recommend.

G
28 September 2018

A basic gym that could use a facelift, but does the trick. Everything you need for an affordable price. The fitness classes are excellent here, and the staff are very friendly and helpful.

B
30 August 2018

Best gym in the city!

J
30 August 2018

Old school iron spot

N
30 August 2018

Best gym in Halifax in my opinion. Super friendly staff, all the equipment and facilities you could ever need. Would highly recommend.

N
30 August 2018

Best gym in Halifax!

J
30 August 2018

Nice place to work out, a little on the warm side.

R
30 August 2018

Best gym in Halifax

E
30 August 2018

An older gym very well managed- great fitness classes

W
30 August 2018

Old school no frills gym.

D
30 August 2018

Great atmosphere. Owners are very friendly.

G
30 August 2018

The best members and atmosphere in the city!

C
30 August 2018

Been a member since 2003.

L
30 August 2018

The best gym in the city if you really need to get your real lift on. No posing, no pretension, just the iron game.

Y
30 August 2018

It is very cheap, although the eqipments are old

R
30 August 2018

Excellent and well used gym that won't pester you. Large amount of equipment (cardio, freeweights, machines, classes and personal trainers. Locker room has showers and a sauna. The staff is great and the patrons even better. Memberships are available as a prepay or monthly and run around $40 a month for a 6 month membership (student deals available). Simply a good gym More...

M
30 August 2018

Great place for a workout!

C
30 August 2018

I have only ever been to the fitness classes there as my friends are trainers and/or take part in the classes. The kickboxing class is one of the best group fitness classes I have ever attended and I've been to group classes in Halifax, Calgary, and Winnipeg. It's an intense cardio workout, with lots of time hitting the bag, body weight exercises, trainers that push you, and great music! The location is small, but it's very convenient to get to and doesn't ever seem to be too jam packed/busy. I highly recommend taking advantage of the fitness classes! There are TRX and kettle bell workouts too! More...

J
30 August 2018

This is the best gym in Halifax! There is a nice mix of old and new equipment from machines to free weights and cardio machines on the main floor. In the basement FX has a power lifting section, cardio room, boxing area, and cycling room. I would definitely recommend this gym to anyone who is looking to push themselves and feel comfortable in a welcoming environment! More...

J
30 August 2018

Love this gym one of my favorite gyms in the city really hard core old school style setup. if you want to lift heavy this is the place to go.

L
30 July 2018

This place is rad!! The gym has it all, it has a classic gym vibe which was super cool and it has 4 different rooms for classes. They even have a kickboxing room which was exactly what I was looking for and the staff there is extra nice (Canadians and more specifically Nova Scotians are the best). Ask for the gym tour if you're a first timer, trust me.. you will enjoy it!! Best gym in town More...

J
30 July 2018

Arguably the best gym in the city. Staff is always very friendly and the prices cant be beat, especially with the student deals available. Equipment works great and is plentiful so you will rarely be waiting for anything except perhaps at peak times. There is also a smoothie bar where you can get some delicious post workout drinks. Parking can be found at the McDonalds beside the gym, I have never had a problem finding a spot. Can not recommend this gym enough to someone looking for a new or their first gym. More...

S
26 May 2018

Fitness FX is an incredible gym. Their equipment, although older, is in good working order, clean, and very wide-ranging in variety. Seriously, this place has a TON of equipment and options for newbies and those more experienced. Busiest times seem to be from 2pm to 7pm, and even then, I've been in way busier gyms. The owner Shawn is the best gym owner I have ever encountered (and I've been employed by a few). Good for all shapes and sizes, minor supplements and lifting gear available, and great hours! More...

R
30 August 2017

Best gym in Halifax. Sean & the staff are great. Great atmosphere & good people.

D
30 August 2017

Best gym in the city! Knowledgeable staff! All the members are very nice and will go out of there way to help you. Gets busy at times but never too busy to complete a workout. Sean (the owner) and his staff are all amazing people. Definitely check out Fitness FX! More...

A
30 August 2017

Student pricing is fantastic! It's clean, fun and has great hours!

P
30 August 2017

Great classes and great people!

P
30 August 2017

Love this gym! Sean and staff are friendly and helpful. Thanks for giving back to the community Sean!

L
30 August 2017

Great gym. Nothing fancy, just sweating and weights.

F
30 August 2017

I'm not biased, i swear ;)

J
30 August 2017

Great gym, super friendly staff at a super affordable price. For as long as I live in this city, I will have a Fitness FX membership.

E
30 August 2017

Great management, interesting classes, lots of options to mix it up.

A
30 August 2017

Very friendly

D
30 August 2017

resonable

R
30 August 2017

I have been going four to five months. There are always enough benches, and I can rotate through the other equipment I need without a problem. I find the environment motivating with a range of people from your weight lifting junkies to the average person trying to be their best selves. Yes, sometimes the cleanliness is questionable, but nothing out of line for a gym. And it doesn't smell particularly bad. It smells like a bunch of people working hard, and that is a part of going to a gym. More...

R
30 August 2017

The hours are great and it never really feels like it is too busy to get what you need to done. There are a range of people from body builders to average trying to be better. I would say try it out once or twice before buying a membership. Those prices can't be beat. And the staff are super friendly and helpful. More...

D
30 August 2017

Enjoyed every session there. It's the type of gym that supplies lifting chalk.

D
30 August 2017

Started working out here after moving from the South End and really love it. The staff is cool and it is a great spot to work out. Way better price point than Good Life. Not as flashy or as shiny, but the weights are all the same so who cares. Gym goers all seem pretty great as well. Been going for awhile and have had nothing but great interactions. Really glad I switched gyms More...

M
30 August 2017

Local no frills gym. Has everything you generally need, friendly gym-smart (ie. Good gym etiquette) members, and typically isn't too busy.

A
30 August 2015

The price is great, the staff is very friendly, and the gym is fully stocked. Overall, if you exclude the grimy locker rooms, this is an affordable no frills option that lets you do everything you need to do.

N
30 August 2014

Best bang for your buck in the city when it comes to membership prices. The staff are great too. The owner Sean is super passionate about what he does.

A
30 August 2013

fitness fx is the place to work out, staff are friendly and they have a wide range of weights and equipment.

L
28 January 2013

A great neighbourhood gym. When I first started coming here I didn't think they had enough cardio equipment - because that's my fall back - but once I became a regular I realized that's just not why people go to Fitness Fx. Whatever machine I'm interested in is usually available immediately or within 20 minutes. It's a very friendly place, and things are generally tidy and ready to use. I do find that depending on the time of day there are some folks who forget the "please don't drop your weights and scare the jittery among us" rule, and clang their weights pretty hard on the ground. That said, the management have responded well to this kind of problem and promised to remind repeat-offenders to control their dumbells lest they bounce on someone's toes and cause a more serious injury than a simple pulled hamstring. The rates are really reasonable, and they've been good lately at updating their class schedule too.ETA: Within hours of writing my review I went to get some exercise and found new cardio machines all set up! Well done, guys :) More...

P
29 November 2010

I joined Fitness FX because I was tired of the University gym that I had previously been a member of. Most of the members were students with free memberships therefore many of them have no respect or care for the equipment or the environment. It was frustrating when you wanted to use a machine and some hung-over jock is lazing around on a bench or machine chatting with his buddies about how many shots he downed at the Liquor Dome last night. That happened a lot. Well that's what you won't find at Fitness FX.When I first went into Fitness FX one of the friendly staff took me for a tour of the facilities and explained the various pricing options. I decided to go with the 3 month membership for $140 which to me is excellent value. The membership includes one personal training lesson which was excellent as he created a personalized program for me which I really like. Its perfect for what I want to achieve. I'll probably get another training session in another month or so. It was really helpful.The main area of the gym has a lot of cardio machines, 2 leg press machines, a hack squat press, and several other exercise machines. There are 3 cable, resistance stations with all kinds of attachments. They have tons of weights and benches. All you could ask for! You never have to wait to use any equipment. It is a really large and spacious area and it's super clean and bright. They offer free towels for your useage and there is also a smoothie type area up there where you can purchase protein drinks.Downstairs you will find a huge studio with lots of ab exercise equipment, mats, punching bags and dumb bells. They use this studio for fitness classes like Pilates and spinning which I'm anxious to try. They are going to be having more fitness classes in the future which is a bonus. There is also a room down there with stationary bikes. In the room adjacent to the studio is a small weight room with some benches, 2 squat racks and various weights. I really like it down there because I can concentrate on what I'm doing without any distractions and just kind of zone out and do my program. The demographics of the members run the gamut from senior citizens, pro body builders, heavier people trying to lose weight, high school athletes, various aged women, and regular 40 year old dudes like me who are just trying to stay reasonably fit. I noticed that the members here aren't into the latest fashion garb which is great. Just be yourself and do your workout in comfort. Fitness FX has zero intimidation and the members are very friendly and unpretentious. I really like the vibe at Fitness FX. The staff greets you by name when you come in and often offer words of encouragement. They are totally approachable and will answer any questions you might have. I actually look forward to going to the gym now unlike any other gym I've ever been a member of. As a result I am well on my well to reaching my Fitness goal thanks to Fitness FX. If you are considering joining a gym I would highly recommend Fitness FX. More...

A
20 June 2010

This gym has everything that you need. The equipment and the weights may be a bit older than those at some of the newer and bigger gyms, but at the end of the day you don't need fancy new weights when solid and reliable equipment will let you get the job done. There are two floors. The main floor has very high ceilings and contains most of the equipment. Here, you will find the free weights, weight machines, and cardio equipment. There are three squat racks and two flat bench presses, as well as all of your other benches (decline, incline), dumbells, etc. on this floor. Cardio machines are plenty but not ridiculous as some other big-box gyms. They have sign-up sheets where you can put your name down for them, but I've never seen the cardio equipment completely packed and I've been here around noon and between 5-7pm (usually the busier hours). There is also a juice bar on this floor.The bottom floor has a bike room where you can participate in spin classes, and also an open area for other classes you might want to join. There are also punching bags, mats, weighted balls, etc. There is a separate room on this bottom floor that has more equipment including another flat bench press, and I have never seen this room packed before either. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and a variety of different people work out here. You have your high school and varsity athletes, bodybuilders, regular joes like me, people looking to get in shape, people looking to get bigger, stronger, faster, or maintaining, etc. Ages also vary - but everyone is down to earth and just there to do their own thing.All in all I think Fitness FX has made good use of the space that they have and they keep it clean. Some repairs could be made, but nothing is in a dire state. If you're looking for a modern, plushy workout experience with 100 cardio machines, brand new weights and flat screen TVs at every treadmill, then this place isn't for you. However, if you're looking for a gym that has everything you need, with down-to-earth people and staff, then definitely give Fitness FX a try. Crossfitters there are three chinup bars in this place (2 on the main floor, one on the bottom), rubberized weights (so you can drop them), and 2 rowing machines - oh and also a bucket of chalk in the middle of the main floor :) More...

L
16 April 2010

This seems like a great little community gym. I went in today to find out about rates and to check out the space. The main floor is open concept, with loads of different machinery offering cardio workouts to weights and resistance training. I was greeted promptly by a friendly gym employee who gave me a price and info list. If you sign up as a member, you get access to their classes, as well as a complimentary initial training session. To head in for the day is $10, and a 1 month pass is only $50. They have a 6 month membership deal for $200 advertised in the window as well as an assortment of other member packages.There are shower facilities on site, as well as saunas, with lockers and towels available. They also have tanning beds and sell shakes along with training supplements. This seems like an a-okay place to keep fit and have fun. Upon my brief inspection it seems clean, and from my frequent walk-bys, I've noticed it is usually bumping with people from all fitness walks of life. More...

A
30 December 2009

A bread and butter gym - I feel like this place builds as much character as it does muscle mass.The clientele are all rather friendly and never make you feel weird about your ability. You can be a casual fitness enthusiast all the way through to Dr. Frankfurter's dream man and you'll fit in just fine.The equipment is all in solid condition and you usually don't have to wait very long (if at all) to hop on the machine you're looking to use. The gym is very clean and staff are helpful and knowledgeable.The only thing that might deter someone from making use of Fitness FX is the fact that there are a lot of windows and it is on a busy street with a lot of foot traffic. This means a lot of people are going to see you working out. This may cause some people to feel uncomfortable, though I've never found it to be a problem.So overall I have to really recommend this place. Membership is affordable and the staff let me have a test run of the facility before I committed to it, which was nice. Check it out and let Fitness FX PUMP...YOU UP! (How's that for a dated reference?) More...

J
8 October 2009

No such thing as too muscular at this gym! But don't be intimidated. They are nice super hero looking people.I love going to Fitness Fx. If only for the fact that I am an average, skinny, 5'10 male. And a lot of the guys who go to this gym are professional body builder's! Its great to walk up to them lifting eighty pounds or more with one arm and I'm there with my nice and light fifteen or twenty pounds. I try to stare them down but they simply laugh at me. This gym boasts "a full stock of dumbbells ranging from 3all the way up to 160 lbs." This is very true. I never find myself waiting for a dumbbell set because someone is using it. They have enough for everyone. And they are improving! they have added what they call a "cardio theatre." In other words, they have more cardio equipment. There is an open space concept which has its advantages and disadvantages. The disadvantage is that everyone can see you while you are working out. But in my opinion, just get some confidence and remind yourself that no matter what body type you are, you rock! Then rock it out! The staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. If you start talking to them you find out right away that you feel part of a team or a family. They are there to support you. It feels more like a team or family first and a business second. Which is very important to me. They also have a juice bar and a lot of televisions so you can watch Oprah while on the cardio machines. Their prices are the same as most other gym's. Not very expensive but not quite cheap. In my opinion, you definitely are getting a good price. With the addition of new, on site tanning beds they are showing that they are keeping up with the competition at a steady pace.Fitness Fx has been one of my favorite gyms for all of the above reasons. But perhaps the reason why I give it a fourth star is because they are improving with new equipment, more programs and store renovations without increasing the price of their membership. One of the most admirable things I have seen a gym do in a long time! And I definitely took notice.So stop sitting around, reading my reviews and head for the gym! Afterwards get a protein shake and go back to reading my reviews. :) More...