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Becca Pepper

17 July 2019

Great gym! Super friendly

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Philip Shaw

30 June 2019

Forge is truly an awesome gym. The owners are on-site 24/7 and it's clear how passionate, caring and knowledgeable they are. I love their approach to educating their customers. Whether it's muay thai or weights classes, the instructors are outstanding. I have trained in many boxing gyms and Forge has to be one of my absolute favourites! If you're looking for a gym, you'd be nuts to not do the $10 for 10 days trial. More...

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Chris David

30 June 2019

Love this place! Great place to Kickbox and Box 7 days a week. Hal and Tom are amazing!

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Anderson Krause

31 May 2019

I joined Forge to try out boxing. The instructors are very friendly and helpful and the classes are really fun and a great workout. The atmosphere is very welcoming to newcomers. More...

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Nicole Freeman

31 March 2019

Just an amazing gym. As a student, I was struggling to find a kickboxing/boxing gym that wasn't going to cost a fortune in membership fees. Not only are the memberships affordable, but they include unlimited classes IN ADDITION TO the use of the gym and boxing gym. AND everyone is incredibly friendly and approachable. I cannot say enough good things about this gym. More...

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Chris Hoffman

31 March 2019

I dropped in for their $10 for 10 visits promotional offer; this is the best-equipped gym I have seen outside of Muscle Factory in Bangkok. Staff were welcoming and the training environment was positive and energizing. More...

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Megan Adams

28 February 2019

Forge has everything you need and more. I was intimidated when I started looking for a martial arts facility, but every single person I have met at Forge has made me feel incredibly comfortable in my skin. I am able to grow mentally and physically in this clean, organized, and friendly environment. Great facility, great staff, and great members! More...

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Andras Lenart

28 February 2019

Forge is easily my favorite gym I've ever trained. Phenomenal vibe - a really good community and culture, great equipment as well!

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Stephanie Bethune

28 February 2019

I find gyms intimidating and uncomfortable so was hesitant to try, but from the first moment I stepped into Forge I felt welcome and included. I've been going to the boxing classes for just over a month and I love it. The facility is clean and tidy, and the staff are unbelievably supportive. They take the time to adapt things so they work better for you (like altering exercises so they are more or less difficult), and are invested in each person's growth - whatever that looks like. I can't recommend Forge enough. More...

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Carmelle Lauren

28 February 2019

Great gym, great classes!

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Joanne Figueroa

28 February 2019

Forge is a fantastic space for Olympic, Powerlifting and Boxing. They have a great variety of equipment, clean and friendly staff

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Sam Tatroff

27 February 2019

Forge Training is by far the best gym I have been to since moving to Victoria. Great location, clean gym, great classes and instructors. If you're looking for a new gym, try out Forge More...

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Stella Blue

27 February 2019

I am so proud of Tina, Lachlan and Hal for coming together to build a friendly, supportive and professional environment where anyone can feel comfortable training. I really respect these three for modelling the healthy lifestyles that they encourage in their clients, and for their shared dedication to continuous learning and personal progress. Forge is a gym built on years of experience and desire to offer something better to the community. Congratulations! More...

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Eric Antonio

27 February 2019

Highly professional & knowledgeable staff who always go out of their way to help, inspire & make a difference. I've only had a chance to work with the crew for a short period of time but feel incredibly blessed to do every time I step foot in the facility. Did I mention the gym has everything you could need, Olympic Lifting space & world champions as frequent members? An amazing place to be that should be your first stop if you are seeking to make a change in your life. More...

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Steph Ball

27 February 2019

You will love this place! Forge is amazing for so many reasons - the good vibes, the super friendly staff, the great equipment, the great space, the variety of awesome classes, and friendly community. Get amongst it! ��

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Marie-Ève Gagné

27 February 2019

Fantastic gym! Pretty much every equipment you need for virtually any type of physical training you can do! I love that I can do some crossfit-type workouts without being looked at strangely. Most of everyone training there is open-minded and friendly! I particularly like that it is well lit with a wide storefront window and the long opening hours! More...

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Sarin Moddle

27 February 2019

Forge houses a great community of people. Instructors - and importantly, other members - are super welcoming. As a boxer I didn't think I'd have much interest in the functional fit sessions but these guys have convinced me that rope climbs and olympic lifting can actually be pretty fun, in addition to having a boxing room that is never crowded. Thank you for being a great temporary training whanau in my home away from home. ✌️ More...

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Gary Nagra

27 February 2019

Adam rocks! The gym is upgrading to a new facility which is a bonus.... great rates and excellent knowledge and skilled staff... i can't wait to try the Jujutsu!

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Kitchener Langfield

27 February 2019

I've been training with Adam for the last few months, and i've noticed drastic improvements in my technique, ability and strength. Great people, awesome facility, would highly recommend to anyone looking to improve themselves. More...

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Janice Williams

27 February 2019

Great gym with great classes! The Tues.-Thurs. 530am class is often just 3-4 people, so the instructor has time to ensure that exercises are done correctly. It is a great workout.

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Esther Wurley

27 February 2019

A+ Highly recommended. My ass has never looked better �

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Shelly Eileen

27 February 2019

Just took my first kickboxing class in several months. Was awesome to be back in the gym and what a great class!

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Matthew Kaiser

27 February 2019

I cannot say enough about the depth of knowledge, and professionalism the trainers possess at Forge Fitness. As an RMT, it was important to me that my trainer had an in depth understanding of functional exercises, and anatomical synergy. I left feeling informed, excited, and most importantly feeling one heck of a workout. Thanks Forge. More...

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Sean Parker

27 February 2019

After working with Tina I gained the confidence to go to a gym on my own which is something I never had before. Now I actually enjoy going to workout. My wife and I go for regular session with her now and we both love it. More...

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Morgan Rae

27 February 2019

Loved the space, equipment and music! Staff were super friendly and welcoming. As someone who is just getting into powerlifting this is definitely the gym I have been looking for!

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Eric Malzone

27 February 2019

Everything you need and nothing you don't. We only spent a month here, but it was a great experience training at Forge Training. Very friendly and welcoming staff and people here train SMART. We hope to come back soon. Thanks guys! More...

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Edward Junhong Wang

27 February 2019

Loving this place! I've been here for 6 months, staffs are very knowledgable! I'll recommend this place!

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Brad Engbrecht

27 February 2019

The staff at Forge are patient yet are able to push me to improve myself. The personalized training keeps me fit for my job and is very rewarding. The atmosphere is comfortable and I always feel welcome so I would recommend Forge for anyone looking for an enjoyable and effective place to stay in shape. More...

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Donny Ray

20 February 2019

The coaching staff are great, very informative, very patient. I would recommend boxing classes or kick boxing classes to anyone who is interested in getting physically fit or working towards having a amateur or even professional fight. Great atmosphere and a great place to gain some knowledge. More...

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Eva Cannings

31 January 2019

This place and people made me fall in love with fitness. Thank you

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Jennine Gates

31 January 2019

Great classes, great workout and a schedule that fits my life. LOVE the early early morning classes!

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gojordon1

31 January 2019

great gym and has free quality classes included in membership :)

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Jennifer Sallows

31 December 2018

The training environment at Forge is fantastic. All of the staff are welcoming, equipment is well maintained, and the gym is CLEAN! Both their class instructors and personal trainers are great. I work with Danzel and he is always engaged for the full session. He has also put a lot of effort into designing workouts to strengthen my specific weaknesses and to work towards my own personal goals. No Cookie Cutter workouts, here! More...

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Jeremy Balliston

31 December 2018

Best Gym I've been too in this fine city. It's impossible to not pick up on the passion that this gym culture has thanks to the leadership and its members. Normally I just lift weights on my own but the classes are amazing. The boxing and kickboxing classes are taught by world-class teachers. I've also enjoyed the regular classes too. More...

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Matthew Kaiser

31 December 2018

I can not say enough about how forge has changed my life. The trainers have taught me not only how to be the strongest version of myself I can possibly be, but also the training has eradicated my chronic back pain I had been living with for 20 years. As an RMT I only trust my clients to visit the staff and trainers at Forge because I have seen their skills and trust in their abilities. The staff here are gems, and the management team are unbelievable. This place changes lives, dont miss out! More...

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Lindsay Woykin

31 December 2018

Forge is a great facility with all of the equipment needed for power lifting, Olympic lifting, CrossFit type workouts, or any type of training. It is a nice open space which is kept clean, with new and functional equipment. They offer a membership at a very reasonable price, which includes access to lots of different types of fitness classes for all levels. I'm stoked to have found Forge and happy that it's so close to my school downtown! More...

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Laura Faunt

30 November 2018

Amazing gym! I’m thrilled to have found Forge - it’s more than a gym, it’s a vibrant community of people who are passionate about health and wellness. The space is bright and clean, location is super convenient if you work/live downtown, and every trainer I’ve worked with has been friendly, engaging, and just genuinely awesome at what they do. Whether you’re looking for an open gym, energizing and challenging group classes, or martial arts - you can find what you need at Forge. Monthly membership is very affordable too. 11/5 stars. More...

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Robert McCulloch

30 November 2018

Amazing gym, with well-maintained equipment and facility. Trainers are all super knowledgeable. It's a very friendly and welcoming gym for all levels of fitness and caters to a bunch of different fitness goals. Definitely worth checking out!

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Victoria Seaton

30 November 2018

5/5*

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Jay Ell

30 November 2018

Excellent gym - all the equipment you need for all kinds of training, very friendly, helpful staff with tons of experience. Expect to get fitter and make friends. More...

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Arsenal

30 November 2018

I was extremely nervous when i Started to do the Kickboxing/Boxing classes but Hal is such a NICE teacher! its the best place to go If you are a beginner!!

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Jim Stephenson

30 September 2018

Awesome gym and atmosphere

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Anthony Kwon

31 August 2018

incredibly talented and passionate community that makes up Forge Training.

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Sam Lindsey

31 July 2018

I have trained in numerous gyms around the world, and I can say this is by far the best fitness facility I have trained in. The open concept and tons of light makes it easy to get to on stormy winter days! There is no wasted equipment, and the gym is easy to navigate! Most importantly, the staff who work there are hungry to improve the health and wellness in everyone who walks through the doors. A genuine passion and care that is missing in a lot of gyms these days. No lack of smiles here! 5/5 More...

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Ofri Livneh

31 July 2018

GREAT group workout, great trainers! gotta LOVE IT to be up at 5:30 am for group training ! its freaking AWESOME!

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Brian Farrell

31 July 2018

Great facility, amazing trainers!!

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Marie-Ève Gagné

31 July 2018

Very nice space with great lighting and lots of equipment: many squat racks, 2 lifting platform, several sets of rings, medballs, Kettlebells, dumbbells, a turf for sled pulls/drags, as well as some fitness and boxing classes! Membership price is quite affordable too! More...

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Flo Schultz

31 July 2018

Best gym I have ever been to. Great staff, everybody is super helpful and approachable. Clean, well equipped and awesome atmosphere.

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Kollan House

31 July 2017

Such a great space with great people! Attention to detail is something I noticed early on. If there was ever anything I couldn't do or was having issues with, it didn't take one second for another exercise to be offered in its place. Training like that just rocks! 10/10 would recommend to anyone. More...

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Laura Thomlinson

31 July 2017

I've been training at Forge doing 1:1 PT with Hal for over a year now, and have also been attending many of the amazing classes the gym has to offer. Dedicated staff looking to better your health, with small group classes & always tons of fun. More...

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League and Williams Lawyers

31 July 2017

I've been going to the boot camp on Tuesday and Thursday mornings since February and have found the facilities clean, the workout challenging, and the staff to be amazing. Recommend Forge fully!

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Lauren Heppell

31 July 2017

I love going here! Every trainer I've worked with here has been accommodating, professional, and committed to providing an environment that feels safe and inclusive for all types of clients, regardless of skill level, age, size, etc. I also really enjoy the class scheduling that makes it pretty easy to hit up a number of different classes. Since going here, I've accomplished goals that I would have never thought possible for myself, thanks to the guidance and encouragement of the trainers. I highly recommend Forge to folks that are wanting to try a gym for the first time, but feel intimidated or just don't know where to start. More...

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Charles Rose

31 July 2017

I've been training as a bodybuilder for decades and Forge is the best gym I've found in many years, whether in Victoria or southern California. Hal Kreisel does a great job of understanding my goals and pushes me towards them with intensity and skill. I have had injuries with other trainers, however with Hal's knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology, that has never happened. The facility is bright, clean and well-stocked with the necessary equipment. More...

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T-Jay Creamer

31 July 2017

A more complete group of knowledgeable, enthusiastic and professional trainers cannot be found in Victoria. A fantastic atmosphere to learn, make yourself better & have a good time doing it!

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Field Forrest

31 July 2017

Incredibly professional and all around solid people. Won't find a deadlier gym on the island.

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Viet Nguyen

31 July 2017

Great place to train. Coaches for boxing/kickboxing are great. Lots of classes to choose from and all are of high calibre!

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Maren Gray

31 July 2017

Forge is a great place to train with people of all ages and ability levels! Whether it's group training, scheduled classes or 1:1 personal training, there's something for everyone. Each trainer is supportive and encouraging, and you'll always be greeted with a welcome. This is the only gym that I've ever stayed with and won't be going anywhere! More...

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Mark Bell

31 July 2017

Welcoming and inviting staff, great personal trainers, awesome classes, and an all round fun place to go to get your butt kicked!

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Limitless Training

31 July 2017

Great training studio for those seriously into lifting! Lachlan, Hal and Tina provide professional training and good service. Get your pump on!!

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Kelsey Goodwin

31 July 2017

Great place to work out and make friends! Has a friendly and encouraging atmosphere that I have found to be unique to Victoria.

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Yourbeans

31 July 2017

I love Forge so much! The staff are incredible; the sessions offered are fun and challenging. Its the first gym that's ever captured and maintained my commitment. Definitely recommend taking some classes! More...

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Hanaa Saeed Sheikh

31 July 2017

So much fun! I went to a class 6 months after having a baby with my husband (who is pretty fit) and the class was great for both of us since the instructor was able to offer modifications to the exersizes that challenged both of us. We brought the baby and because the class was so small, she was able to hold him when he got fussy too! I HIGHLY recommend this gym. Friendly instrctors/staff who are helpful and accommodate all fitness levels. More...

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Konrad Herrmann

31 July 2017

Forge offers an extremely proffesional environment, with a group of very knowledgeable trainers. As well as having some of the best personal trainers, the jiu jitsu program taught by Matthew Kaiser is the best on the island.

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Taylor Patterson

31 July 2016

A small group of GREAT trainers!I had the pleasure of being trained by Hal just over a year ago. Some trainers are good at what they do because they learn the science and apply it. A select few are great trainers because they learn the science then apply it with a passion. Hal is one of those few great trainers. He, along with two other Great trainers Lachlan and Tina, have built this gym into an incredibly motivating and inspiring space to catalyze your self development. I no longer live in Victoria, but every time I come back for a visit you can bet I'm in for a session or two. Can't recommend it enough. More...

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charmaine Niebergall

31 July 2016

The trainers are true professionals. All levels and abilities are supported with a smile and encouragement. Small, personal classes make you feel truly supported and safe from injury. Worth every penny.

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James W

31 July 2016

A budding community of experts with world-class facilities and the positivity, education, and athleticism to make everyone around them better. Can't recommend more.

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Kylaina Bellman

31 July 2016

What a great gym! The atmosphere here is so upbeat, you can't help but want to work out and work hard. I train with Hal, he's a great motivator and really knowledgeable about creating the best individual plan you need. If you want to get fit and love doing it, visit Forge! More...

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Brette Carrigan

31 July 2016

Over the past few months I've been training at Forge - both personal training and private small group training, and have recently starting going to the regular scheduled classes. Every single trainer and instructor I've had has exceeded my (very high) expectations. The trainers are experts in their field and by far the best in Victoria, and the atmosphere is incredible - welcoming, encouraging and personalized. More...

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Laura Yoo

31 July 2016

Nice new, clean equipment and super motivating trainers!

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Robert Janes QC

31 July 2016

I work with Hal Kreisel at Forge and have nothing but good to say about his work and about Forge. They have an open, clean, uncrowded facility with good equipment and friendly knowledgeable trainers. When Hal has been away other trainers can step in if desired and the experience with this has been nothing but positive (thanks to Jacqui Parker on this front). They provide great motivation and safe guidance that has helped me more than exceed my earlier fitness goals. More...

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avery kelly

31 July 2016

Forge has everything you need: highly skilled, experienced, and professional trainers for one on one sessions, as well as diverse, well thought out classes offered morning, noon and night in a great setting. The gym is in a good location close to downtown and the vibe at the gym is always positive and supportive. People of all shapes, ages and fitness levels come here to work out, learn, and have fun. If you have a specific goal you're working towards or just want a great place to train and stay on track, Forge is worth checking out. More...

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Brian MacKay

31 July 2016

Absolutely awesome. Hal and the rest of the team at Forge have created something truly special. If you're looking for a private training facility with just the right blend of strength, cardio and martial arts you need to check out Forge. The trainers are all fantastic, the classes aren't overcrowded, there's tons of parking nearby and the atmosphere is welcoming to people of all fitness levels. Whether you're looking to kick off a new fitness regime or you want to take your training to the next level I couldn't recommend a better gym or a better team. More...

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Brad Engbrecht

31 July 2016

Lachlan and the trainers at Forge have created a terrific environment for staying in shape. I have been training there since the beginning and have seen the benefits of staying in shape with great trainers and all while having a lot of fun. The friendly, comfortable atmosphere make Forge earn the fifth star. More...

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Dylan Willows

31 July 2016

I've had the privilege to work closely with this team for many years and have had the greatest success to date. Weather it be weight training, weight-loss, anaerobic, dietary needs, or something new, this personal training team is the best in the city! The facility is modern, clean, bright and always welcoming. It truly is like a family that is designed to help you reach your goals no matter what. - D. More...

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Codie Lee

31 July 2016

Only the most amazing supportive incredible group of trainers around. I've had the great pleasure of working with Hal for the last six months. He is a wealth of knowledge, practical insights and mad skills in understanding body mechanics. Not only have I had a great time working out and developing a new level of personal strength but Hal has also been able to support me through the healing and stabilization of a few chronic injuries. The entire team at Forge is amazing. More...

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Debbie Stirling

31 July 2016

There are no words to adequately describe the support and encouragement that one receives when walking in the front door at Forge.The trainers are knowledgeable and dedicated to helping you achieve your personal goals.Forge is a clean, well lit facility with great access to equipment. They have also taken the time to put unique personal touches on the walls which add an element of fun to the space:)Would I suggest Forge as a personal training facility? 100% without a doubt!! so why not start YOUR personal journey with one of the best today? More...

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