Amazing coaches and atmosphere. Highly recommending!
Best Crossfit box I've been to! The coaches are amazing.
The best gym in Mississauga
2 months in and the place feels like home already
Coach Elma is amazing as well the rest of the coaches.
I've been an athlete for the majority of my life and training has always been something important to me. I have trained in different ways but none have had the impact that Elma has had in terms of intensity, instruction, and a commitment to making a person as fit as they would like to be. The passion Elma has for her gym and the people that she trains is second to none. I've moved from Mississauga and still would look at Elma's plans as a reference to see my own progression in CrossFit, since I believe they set the bar. I'd highly recommend seeing her! More...
I have been back at Hawkestone for the past two months and I must say it feels great to be back! The members at the gym range from elite athlete to beginner but all of them are friendly and passionate about their workouts. I love the fact that you walk into class and you don’t have to think about programming, everything is done for you! Elma (owner) pushes her members to be the best version of themselves not to mention she’s also an incredible athlete and person! More...
Friendly gym with great programming and even better people :)
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Ok ... So I was super intimidated to try CrossFit. I had gone to a bunch of different places to kinda feel it out and none of them felt safe or comfortable. Then I met Elma, she was patient, kind, funny. Beyond that she is the best coach I have ever had. And I have been blessed with a number of great coaches so that says a lot .She taught the techniques in a breakdown that I could understand. If you were thinking of CrossFit or getting into better shape I can't stress Elma or Hawkestone CrossFit enough More...
An amazing atmosphere with fantastic coaching and programming. Such a fun gym with all of the planned outings/bbqs/parties. Highly recommended!
Amazing clean well maintained facility. I love working out here. The wods are always challenging and changing all the time so you don’t know what to expect. People are super friendly. I highly recommend this place if your passing by or want to something new. More...
I am a member for last 3 months and I have seen significant change in my shape, stamina and strength over this period. If you are looking for a no non-sense workout and results, then Hawkestone Crossfit is the place for you. The trainers are experienced, community is supportive and facility is spacious. You just have to show up regularly and rest will be history. More...
Anyone who has a fascination with fitness, who has an interest in being strong or looking and feeling great needs to make a trip down to Hawkestone Crossfit. Elma has created a community here that will make you feel welcome, respected and safe. You will work hard. You will do better than you think you can and you will make progress! Elma will make sure of it!. More...
Husband has been to Hawkestone numerous times and loves it. He always raves about the staff being very good and every time I come in to pick him up, the gym looks very well maintained - positive atmosphere. Maybe one day I will join hubby at the gym when I want a bit more of a challenge! More...
Great gym and great people. Joined 2 months ago and have noticed a ton of improvements with lifts/movements. I previously power lifted but the Oly lifts are all new to me, the members all range from serious to more casual. The Saturday partner wod's are amazing, and the gym hosts a free mobility clinic on Saturday mornings run by a great group of physio/chiro practitioners. Highly recommend trying it out. More...
After my gym closed down, I had trouble finding a new place. It's hard to fit in when you're neither a beginner, nor competitive level athlete. I spend 4 months at another place but it never felt quite right. At Hawkestone I felt at home right away. I can't pinpoint what contributed to it, the free spirited and good natured members, knowledgeable coaches that push you right where you need to be, and know when to stop before you reach your breaking point. Probably all of the above. The atmosphere at Hawkestone is amazing and the facility is well maintained. There are people of every fitness level here, from beginners to elite athletes, so you'll find your spot among them in no time.If you're looking for your fitness home, I highly recommend to check this place out. More...
Great place to work out at different times of the day.
Literally dropped in one night during a weekend trip home to visit family (I live in NYC) after googling "gym mississauga" - and now I'm in love with Hawkestone!Totally new to CrossFit, I walked in feeling more than a little intimidated -- but both Elma and the other members were generous and gracious to newcomers and made me feel instantly at home. Two of us were new, so Elma introduced us to some basic barbell and bodyweight movements, and then we jumped right into the WOD, which was Elma scaled for us appropriately on the spot.And then I loved it so much I came back the next morning! Met more of the "family" (as Elma calls them) for a fun and challenging program. She even spent extra time at the end teaching me the mechanics of the handstand push-up (give me another week to get it right!) and gave me tips as to how to choose a CrossFit gym back in NYC.What a wonderful surprise delight of my weekend trip. Elma, I look forward to visiting you and Hawkestone family every time I come back home to visit! More...
I have been doing crossfit for a little over a year now and travel quite frequently for work so have visited quite a few boxes in my travels. Some are great and some aren't - this is one of the great ones. There are a few reasons why this is:- the coaches are personable and knowledgeable - they scale the workout appropriately and coach you well to ensure you don't injure yourself.- The sense of community here is quite evident from the moment you walk in the door - not once did I feel like an outsider and *everyone* made sure to introduce themselves and that I knew where I was going and what I was doing. Seriously, everyone, it was actually a bit overwhelming how nice everyone was compared to some other places I have been.Quick tips for visitors - you can park in back or in the front, the entrance is on the right-side of the building when facing from the road.- you might not want to view the workouts online, they may seem a bit intimidating however the coaches will scale them appropriately to ensure you are able to complete them with your level of fitness. More...
Friendly box and knowledgeable staff creates good environment to work out in
Super atmosphere, very good community, Best trainer!
Great massage guy there. Gym is tidy and looks to be a good crowd
This facility is highly recommended.. I started going a month ago and can already feel the difference in me and my body.. Elma is the best... Very loving person but at times very strict instructor who know ur body limit and the way to push it to next level.. Everyone at this facility are co operative and helpful. More...
Never done it before. This training is way beyond of any other regular stuff you ever tried. This is the right place, great vibe.
Best CrossFit in Mississauga with amazing coaches, management and athletes. This facility has it all from great classes that fit every level (beginners, fitness and performance level) Elma the Head Coach have vast experience in sport her Leadership, Motivation and Personality gives Hawkestone CrossFit a feel of family and encouragement to any lifestyle. The great coaching and amazing programming that fits all. In addition to a great community. If you are a Crossfitter in Mississauga or Toronto or visiting the city, you must stop by Hawkestone and ask Elma who will give you the best welcome you can ever have and make you have a great workout ever! More...
Definitely one of the best crossfit boxes around. Elma will push you to your PR's and you'll love every minute of it...even if sometimes you think you're gonna die. I swear it's worth it.
Hawkestone!!!.... Well a few of my friends and wife and myself got sent there when the CrossFit that we were at closed down. It was a blessing in disguise because not only do you have everything you'll need to wod but the coaching staff is amazing and actually care about teaching you Crossfit the right way. From newbies to everyday lifters theres aways someone trying to help you improve. I've seen nothing but gains in everything I. Hawkestones the real deal!!!! But best of all Hawkestone has something other boxes don't have.. Our head coach Elma. Not only is she amazing at coaching but also has turned everyone there into best of friends.. Hawkestones a most.. More...
October will be 1 year that I walked into Hawkestone Crossfit feeling very nervous that I was entering a new box. I wasn't sure if I was going to like the environment, coaches and the workouts. The moment I walked in I was greeted by Elma and all the members. Elma was coaching that day and I remember looking at the WOD on the board and saying to myself "that's the WOD?!?!?!". I've been doing crossfit for 4 years before going to Hawkestone thinking that my WODs before were intense.....nope I was wrong. I sucked it up and tried to keep up with class and Elma pushing me harder through the WOD. When it was all done I knew that this was the place for me, surrounded by people who had the same compassion for crossfit and a coach that wants to see you succeed and pushes you to your limits. That day I dragged myself out of that class, but I kept coming back. 1 year later I have improved dramatically with my lifts and WODs. I've made friendships and memories that will last a lifetime. Elma you have pushed me to my limits and I thank you for that. I couldn't have asked for a better coach especially one who jumps in the WODs with you and feels the same pain your enduring. Hawkestone crossfit, I laugh with friends, I cry through the WODs and I want to give up, but Elma makes sure that I don't. Thank you Elma I couldn't do it without you. More...
Great spot to train; my weekly kickboxing class is great!
I am SO happy I have joined the studio! I have been working out for years on my own at the gym doing what I know and not really pushing ourselves I guess. Between the diet change and new workout regime….I am down almost 20 lbs and am in the best shape I have ever been in (hence why my roommate signed up!). My hands are destroyed, bruised, scabbed, sore but TOTALLY worth all of it! I feel amazing….I am gaining muscle definition I have never had before and I could not be happier!!! Hawkestone has literally changed my life and how I feel about my body. Matt & Tina are amazing and I love training with them and how they push me to add that 5 more lbs. I am so happy to have found you last year with the Groupon and love all that I have accomplished with my body transforming into what it is now. I know I still have more to go….but there is NOTHING better than being strong….than being skinny. Thank you for everything!!! It’s only been just over 8 weeks but the results have been amazing and am the most fit I have ever been in my life!THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! More...
I strongly believe its the coaches that make a gym and mark my words we have some passionate ones. Between Elma Ducic telling me to put on more weight, Timothy Velez to pull higher on my bar muscle ups, Akiko Parks showing me how to improve my front rack position and Mark Kamino being my motivation to improve my burpees I feel I am well looked after.
I am new to crossfit and have been coming here for 6 months. The experience has been amazing and the results unbelievable. I've become so motivated by the results and the positive comments that I have received from family and friends. The coaching, however, has been the most inspiring for me. The dedication and care towards the participants is very impressive! I would definitely highly recommend Hawkestone Crossfit! More...
Since I've joined this gym in 2013, Elma has changed the way I feel about my body, boost my confidence and given me the mental focus to get things done. The coaches are amazing! Not only are they motivational, but they will take the time to ensure everyone is executing good form and technique. The members of this gym are supportive, friendly and they make newcomers feel welcomed. If you are looking for a motivational, but challenging box, with great coaches and people, go to Hawkestone Crossfit! More...
Top notch crossfit gym in Mississauga. Owned and operated by Elma Ducic, a crossfit regionals competitor and national level olympic weightlifter who knows how to help competitive athletes and new members reach their health and fitness goals. The members of this gym are so positive, motivating and welcoming. Training here will be the best part of your day. More...
I've been a member of this gym for one year and I have seen changes in myself for the better both mentally and physically. The head coach Elma makes sure you work hard everyday and doesn't let up.The other coaches and members are very supportive of everyone and I know it's cliche to say but everybody here has become family. More...
This place, has completely changed me, both physically & spiritually. When I first started, I was coming from a fitness background, which consisted of mainly cardio & little weight-training. I thought, I was "fit," but realized, shortly after starting here, that I was weak, & really needed to focus on gaining strength. Elma, is an outstanding Coach, she is patient, & super-driven. She helped me work through all of challenges, and a severe back injury. My body, completed changed, I went from being "skinny fat," to strong, Hawkestone & CrossFit, gave me confidence, & taught me what it really meant to love myself! Although, I now work mainly in downtown Toronto, I choose to make the trek, & stay on as a member here, because I am loyal, both to Elma, the Coaches, & to the incredible community here. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU, for changing & saving my life, Elma, Tim, Mark, Haad & Koko. #MyBoxRocks More...
I dropped in twice in December 2015. It's a great gym. The members are welcoming and the programming is challenging. I will come back the next time I am in town.
After moving to the area, I was curious about crossfit and gave it a try at Hawkestone. Coach Elma Ducic and the entire class were so welcoming; I knew right away that I wanted to be a part. For the past 5 months, I have loved every class. Almost immediately, I began to see results. I am getting stronger every day; and motivated to keep improving. The coaches are attentive and provide great teaching cues. They know how to push the cross fitters, while keeping them safe. The equipment works well and the space is clean and well-maintained. For those new to crossfit and the experienced athletes, Hawkestone is the place to go! More...
Elma's coaching style has improved my self-confidence. I’ve noticed what an impact the workouts and her gym's environment has had on my work life and my outlook on life in general. I’m impressed by how Elma carries herself and that she owns her own gym. Female power rock on in the small business world. The other coaches I've met at the gym have also been influential in building up my self-confidence.• I appreciate Tim's dedication to helping me do the moves correctly and not injure myself.• In Mark I appreciate his patience and helpfulness and ability to notice when I’m about to die/burst into tears from pain!• In Nabil I appreciate his kindness and ability to see that I probably can do a certain move, I just don’t know it yet.• And in Tina I appreciate her encouragement and motivation to keep me going through a workout.Everyone else (who isn’t a coach) is also very helpful and encouraging. What I appreciate more than anything else about Elma's CrossFit is the respect with which everyone is treated. The coaches are genuinely nice and respectful and it shows, with how packed the place is most days. People appreciate being treated with dignity. More...
This place is amazing! It will push you to grow and show you how strong you really are. Elma is extremely encouraging and is very patient when it comes to teaching. I would have never pushed myself at the gym, now I go here for an hour and I KNOW I've worked my butt off. I definitely recommend this gym to anyone and everyone. More...
If you are looking for a Crossfit with a strong community, great coaches and fun activities than this is the gym for you. I was part of this CrossFit for almost 2 years before I had to move to a different city and I loved being part of this box.
Great box! Elma is a phenomenal coach! Very motivational! Welcoming community. Not to mention kick ass WODs. Appropriate for all levels. All ages.
Great box, great energy, great people even greater COACH!This is the place to be to get your sweat on! Staff and members are likely the most inviting and friendly people that you will meet. This is not merely a gym but it is a community where you work with everyone to achieve your ultimate best!My years of paying for unused gym memberships was finally over once I tried Hawkestone Crossfit. Elma Ducic, the head coach, is not only inspirational but knows how to push you to get the results you've always dreamed of and leaving you wanting more.Elma has given me more guidance and support than any other coach and has given me my passion to become "less lazy" and pursue a healthier lifestyle. She's managed to take my competitive nature to the next level with her knowledge and skills.Unlike other CrossFit Boxes, Hawkestone has large change rooms and showers for those, like myself, rushing off to work after. With several scheduled class times it is a guaranteed that you will be able to get a workout into your daily routine.This place is MUST! Elma Ducic and her staff are the heart and soul of this place! You won't be able to find any other box like this one. More...
I've been a member here for over 2 years now and I don't think I'll ever leave. Elma and the rest of the coaches at Hawkestone Crossfit have not only made me a stronger person physically, but mentally as well. Elma the owner trains just as hard as she coaches! She pushes you beyond limits you thought you had. If you don't show up for a couple days she will call you to see what your excuse is and get you back on track.At Hawkestone we are FAMILY! We train hard together and party harder! You're not going to find many gyms who will have BBQs, Hip hop dance classes, go out for Salsa nights, Xmas parties or plan a trip to Cuba together!If you're looking for an "average Joes" gym than look no further. Coaches and members all work together to make you feel welcomed and accepted.Come in for a free class, if you want to become a better person and make some friends along the way! More...
I have gotten into the best shape of my life since being at this gym. Aside from the phsyical benefits, being at this box has really boosted my confidence, self esteem and even social skills. The Head Coach, Elma Ducic, really has an eye for detail when it comes to good form and mechanics. People knock Crossfit for poor form but Elma won't let you get away with that for the sake of reptitions or to have a faster time. I have learned so much from Elma with regards to performing movements correctly as well as progressions to work up to the final product. The people and community are friendly and motivating. I love how the gym is one big group of friends without exclusion. Hawkestone Crossfit is a great place to train, get in shape and make new friends! Also a big plus are the multiple bathrooms, large changerooms and showers. More...
Dropped in while driving by because was was curious about starting to exercise. They invited me back for a intro class. My first session was amazingly tough but felt great an learned a few things about proper technique that I am sure saved me from long term injury. Love them!
Hawkestone CrossFit is awesome! The trainers are FANTASTIC, they really know how to instruct and provide positive, constructive criticism and ensure you push yourself as hard as you can. The facility is well equipped with some high quality Fitness Equipment. The facility is clean and has several washrooms and large change rooms.CrossFit in Mississauga just got even better. If you are looking for a good affiliate in Mississauga check Hawkestone CrossFit out! More...