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Strong Side Conditioning

New Westminster

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Strong Side Conditioning logo

Strong Side Conditioning

New Westminster

(36)

Reviews (36)

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Amanda Marshall

16 July 2019

Such a positive environment to workout in. The trainers are amazing and the personalized programs are a game changer. Highly recommend!!

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Gwyn Taylor

30 June 2019

Incredible community. Knowledgeable trainers that genuinely care and encourage improvement and confidence. You may pay more than regular gyms but the value and experience exceeds what you pay.

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Sonia Sidhu

22 May 2019

The team at SSC is beyond amazing! They are supportive and always ensuring I am challenging myself to reach the goals I have set for myself. If it wasnt for the staff at SSC I wouldnt have been able to complete the phenomenal work out I did today. I started off struggling with simple dowel movements to work on form and today I was able to do a bar bell back squat of 60kgs which is more then my weight!!!!! Attending SSC is worth the investment in yourself. Strongly recommend this place!!!! More...

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Patty Jecks

8 May 2019

Highly recommend! Best experience ever for both myself and my daughter. We did more than get strong we have learned valuable life lessons about how to move for health. The coaches are like our extended family and really care and support your overall health. Somehow these guys have created a unique environment, authentic and passionate about teaching and always there to make sure you’re doing things right. I will keep finding a way to keep going and to keep recommending others give it a try too! More...

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Daniel Paré

30 March 2019

Strong Side is the best! Best gym I've been to in lower mainland; great system and even better people!

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Kyle Stratychuk

28 February 2019

Definitely the best gym in the lower mainland. The staff goes over and above to make sure you get the most out of your workout. Wouls give more than 5 stars if possible. More...

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Andy Cox

28 February 2019

Great place! Amazing staff! Helpful and friendly. Really helped change my attitude to working out.

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Amethyst Saunar

9 October 2018

This is gym is the best mix of personal and independent training. Your programs are written carefully with your goals in mind and you are walked through every new program with a very thorough tutorial week. Once your tutorial is done, you aren't completely left on your own as the coaches are available for questions/demonstrations and will be quick to correct any (potentially) back breaking habits they see. All the of staff here are very encouraging and easy to talk to, which makes all the difference when trying to achieve your workout goals.

The workout floor is nicely laid out and open, and the shower/change rooms are well kept and clean.

In addition, they also have a Certified Pre- and Postnatal Coach on staff so moms-to-be can feel confident that their workout will make them feel great and be safe for their wee one.
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Melanie Brisebois

9 October 2018

Love it. These guys and gals give great programming, work with you to sort out any issues you have (or didn’t know you had), keep a clean, functional space up and do it all with great humour and personality. So glad to have found it!

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Kendra Lillian Adell

9 October 2018

Cannot say enough positive things about this place. It doesn't matter what your goals are, they will work with you. I'm an amateur athlete simply looking to improve my game play and I attribute a huge chunk of my success in doing so to my training at Strong Side. But there are all sorts of folks here- people who want to be healthier overall, feel stronger every day, improve their health in pregnancy, other athletes, they do it all! And beyond that, it is a super supportive, non threatening, fun community to be a part of. Check them out, you won't regret it. More...

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Sheelagh Vaughan Neuwirth

9 October 2018

"If you're broken, we can fix you." It's more than a slogan it's true. I started SSC with bad knees after recovering form surgery and ongoing near crippling lower back pain. After only a few months I was crouching and kneeling for the first time in over 2 years. My lower back pain is almost gone and I haven't seen my chiropractor in weeks. I feel stronger that I have in years and finally able to do all the things I have wanted to do since before my knee surgery. Thank you to an amazing team! More...

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Rach Jean

9 October 2018

This place is not your typical gym, and that is a pro in my humble opinion. From the moment I stepped in the door, I felt accepted, safe, and respected. TJ, Byron, Kam and all floor staff make you feel like you are part of a community. The knowledge, and professionalism is above reproach, and yet there is a real "down to earth" vibe. The staff help you manage injuries, without having to stop working out completely. They teach you how to release muscles in order to strengthen others and are always hands on and ready to assist. You will not be disappointed by this place. Seriously, what are you waiting for? Check them out today! You won't regret it! I can't say enough... More...

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Amber Smith

9 October 2018

I love this place! It's the only gym that I have consistently stuck with. I go 3x a week, no excuses! Everyone, staff and gym members, are very friendly and encouraging. Staff are attentive, supportive and tuned into you.
I joined after breaking an ankle and fracturing my tibia and my program(s) have given me back my strength and stability. I'm engaging muscles I never knew existed!
Go in for your free assesment and just try not to join afterwards.
Mega love for my StrongSide Team
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Kendra May Lovick

9 October 2018

I can't tell you how happy I am I found this place! I've always been very intimidated by the gym, which is usually why I would find ways of not going. That is not the case with Strong Side, they take the time to customize your workouts so you can reach certain goals or heal specific parts of your body. They go through each exercise so you understand how to do it and why you're doing it. Dianna's been planning my workout from the very beginning and she always takes the time to make sure we're on track. I can honestly say this is the first time in my life I've looked forward to going to the gym, I couldn't be happier. More...

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Diego Silva

9 October 2018

Awesome gym. Knowledgeable and affable coaches. Great and supportive atmosphere. I love that it caters to folks at all levels. Can’t recommend it highly enough. More...

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MK Melenchuk

9 October 2018

This is the best gym experience I’ve ever had. Everyone is very professional, knowledgeable and approachable. The first week of every program is one on one. Even though you are technically on your own for the next 4 weeks, the coaches are always available and approachable. I have never felt intimidated to ask for help. They also keep an eye on your form during these weeks and give helpful suggestions. It is still like having a personal trainer without the cost of one. Other gyms sign you up then ignore you. Not here! What I also love about this place is the attitude of the other clients. Everyone is serious about what they are doing but friendly. They share the equipment and space. I could go on and on but other reviewers here have already expressed similar thoughts more eloquently. More...

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Min So

9 October 2018

SSC is my home away from home. The staff here are amazing and knowledgeable. You will get some serious workout to work on your fitness. The coaches prepare your program and take you through them to make sure you know how to do the exercises properly and make modifications when necessary. Then you're on our way for 4-5 weeks till you get a new program. The coaches are always there for you if you can't remember how to do an exercise, have questions, or just want to chat about random things. I love this gym. I love the coaches. I love my fellow gym-goers. More...

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Hannah Vanderveen

9 October 2018

Hands down the best gym experience I've ever had. It's very different from your run of the mill gym. The results I've gotten are awesome! The staff are knowledgeable, helpful, and encouraging, as are all the members. I look forward to every workout...especially when sledgehammers are involved. More...

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William R Miller

9 October 2018

Great Gym, especially if your a bigger person like myself who may feel uncomfortable at the larger faceless gyms out there. its a no pressure quiet environment where you can focus on getting to where ever your goals are with as support as you will ever need. You'll feel like the 6 million dollar man after a while "We can rebuild him. We have the technology. We can make him better than he was. Better, stronger, faster." More...

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Alison Sandell

9 October 2018

It's only been a few months but I am seeing results I have never seen before and could not have imagined. The trained staff are always welcoming, encouraging, motivating, and ensure form and technique are corrected to make certain you are maximizing your session, prevent injury etc. They really know their stuff! There is no slacking off. Not only is my body taking shape, more importantly, I have seen increased function and ability that has transversed into all aspects of my life including day to day, work, running, swimming, cycling..... More...

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Jenny Schweding

9 October 2018

Joining Sider was one of the best decisions of my weightlifting life. I cannot tell you enough how happy I am right now, only 3 weeks in and my body is doing things I've struggled with since I started my lifting journey. Sider sells itself, the team is fantastic and has truly created an iron temple. This place is the ultimate gym community- safe, supportive, loads of fun, and full of knowledge. Every level of gym-goer and athlete has a place here. More...

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Anthony Pratico

9 October 2018

Probably the best decision I have made in years. A highly knowledgeable staff that will actually FIX what's broken, lacking or weak. Trust me, we all need work, whether we are recovering from injury or not. SSC provides stability and kinetic balance and then build your strength from there. It truly is like no other gym. Highly recommended. More...

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Naomi King

9 October 2018

I was introduced to SSC 7 months ago. I had been in pain for 1 year because I developed arthritis in my neck that resulted in all of my muscles spasming down my back, arm and leg on my right side. I couldn't even raise my arm above my head. Within two months of working with them I was pain free. Now, I'm stronger than I have been in years, and I'm down 6 sizes from when I started. They constantly challenge me to do my best. I never could have gotten these results without the ongoing support at SSC. They have been an incredible resource, and I'm looking forward to the next year of continuing to learn and grow. More...

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Margaret Shorter

9 October 2018

Been here almost two years now and still motivated every visit. On the higher end of the age spectrum (ugh), no member of the coaching team has ever discriminated against my potential or my commitment to getting stronger and better at my sport (rowing). They ensure that I don't get slack with my exercise forms even when I am tired -- I swear Byron has eyes in the back of his head! I am personally welcomed every time I come through the door and the energy just makes me want to try harder. Ya gotta like it:-) More...

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Erin Jeffery

9 October 2018

This is the gym I have been looking for. I have been inspired to go three days a week and feel sad when I can't make it. I have noticed a change in my body and in my spirit. But most of all, I have found a place for me. A community and a team that is working with me to achieve my goals, whatever they are. Not worried about me fitting in a tiny bikini, or looking like a supermodel or being able to lift a car over my head, but focussed on me being a better me. THANK YOU Team Strong Side!!! More...

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Tana Frie

9 October 2018

What happy luck to have found this place. TJ and his team are wonderful and really care about your progress. I was having lots of chronic pain and the training I've done has done much to ameliorate that. My posture has also improved also. TJ is a gifted healer who really helps you understand the mechanics of your own pain and how to improve on it and make it go away. While I am not completely pain free, I am feeling so much better. Don't kid yourself though, because you're going to have to work hard. You'll get stronger and feel a whole lot better. And isn't that the point? More...

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Julianne King

9 October 2018

Strong side has everything. Knowledgeable coaches fully committed to your success, ultimate variety of equipment, supervision AND independence, carefully designed programs, and a supportive community of gym pals. Whether you are a beginner, an athlete, or rehabilitating an injury, the Strong Side team will change your life.

Before Strong Side I was constantly throwing out my back. I was on the verge of giving up weightlifting. Then Diana showed me how my body had accumulated bad habits and she taught me how to unlearn the movements that were injuring me. After the initial 3 months I knew I was never looking back. Now I'm more resilient than ever, I'm doing olympic lifts, and I'm always looking forward to every workout! But I can't take all the credit - my success has been a team effort.
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OD 62

1 October 2018

If you're looking for the best of one on one and individual training this is the place. No gimmicks here, just solid practical advice and equipment that will get you the results you want (whatever that may be), provided you are prepared to do your part and put in the time. Great trainers. Very positive judgement free work out space. Highly recommend at the risk of one day having the place fill to overflowing. More...

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Na On,

1 September 2018

Strong Side is the first gym I keep going regularly (three times a week!) for the past 6 months! Scheduled new exercises every 4-5 weeks is fun. All trainers are great! I am a slow learner but they always help me when I need. I gave up going to regular gyms many times before because 1) I don't know what to do there, 2) I get bored, and 3) I am lazy. If that reminds you, I highly recommend to try this gym. More...

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Vikrant Shirodkar

29 May 2018

I recommend Strong Side Conditioning highly to all. This is the gym where I could get stronger and feel stronger for the first time to this extent. I understood why I never got results in other gyms and what I needed to work on to get to the desired results faster. It's been 6 months I am still training here. All trainers are top notch. More...

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Grace Catao

29 May 2018

A great place for people who want to train at a gym guided by professionals who know how to get results, in a helpful, non-intimidating manner. SSC has clientele of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels - working towards their own individualized goals. Very clean place and LOVE the towels provided in the showers... no more lugging around musty towels post-workouts! More...

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Jen A.

21 May 2018

I have been a member of Strong Side for one year now. As a forty something woman I was a bit timid at first going into a gym environment but the staff made it very user friendly and were there with a great ever changing program and instruction/encouragement when I needed it. The gym it self is very clean and organized. It is also dog friendly!! More...

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Michelle M.

23 February 2018

This is the best gym experience I've ever had. Everyone is very professional, knowledgeable and approachable. The first week of every program is one on one. Even though you are technically on your own for the next 4 weeks, the coaches are always available and approachable. I have never felt intimidated to ask for help. They also keep an eye on your form during these weeks and give helpful suggestions. It is still like having a personal trainer without the cost of one. Other gyms sign you up then ignore you. Not here! What I also love about this place is the attitude of the other clients. Everyone is serious about what they are doing but friendly. They share the equipment and space. I could go on and on but other reviewers here have already expressed similar thoughts more eloquently. More...

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Christina G.

24 April 2017

This is exactly how I have always wished gyms operated.  Enter a clean, well-equipped environment; get greeted by name; grab your clip-board with your personalized routine designed by a highly intelligent, knowledgeable and personable trainer; work out to decent music with your trainer team keeping a gentle eye on any bad habits and ready to answer questions; zone into your sets and then joke around on your rests with your fellow totally non-intimidating clientelle.  StrongSide has been a total game changer and worth every penny. More...

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Valencia L.

4 April 2017

I came in here thinking I already knew a ton about strength training and fitness in general, but boy was I humbled by the sheer knowledge in this place. Other than being experts in their fields both as individuals and as a team, the staff here are genuinely friendly and supportive. The personalized programs and heartfelt 1:1 training and attention are invaluable. They really help you to feel, connect with, and use the correct muscles - instead of just "going through the movements". This maximizes my time and my workouts at the gym and I've seen more progress than ever before. StrongSide is NOT ANYTHING LIKE Crossfit, and in fact many people working out here are rehabilitating from injuries, dealing with chronic illnesses, or maybe starting a fitness journey for the very first time. This gym is not competitive, and is genuinely upbeat and fun. You will find people from all walks of life sharing this comic-book themed gym. Did I mention it's dog friendly?If you want to have effective and efficient workouts, done with proper form, tailored for you and your goals, with help from professionals and support from other gym goers, this is the place for you!Normally personally training would set me back $75 a session for someone worth their salt. This gym is a fraction of the cost, with all the benefits and more. They also do a free neurokinetic assesment so you can come in and see if you think it would be a good fit, which I really appreciated as a skeptic! I was sold immediately and am stronger and healthier than ever. More...

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James W.

13 February 2017

Really cool gym just a few steps away from New West station. They're quite different than a commercial gym and it took me a while to understand their model. Basically you get 1:1 sessions for the first week of your five week program and after that there'll be a trainer on the floor supervising. You get a new program every month, and more 1:1 sessions and so forth. It totally depends on how you train and how much guidance or independence you want, but I like it a lot. If you're interested in Olympic lifting or powerlifting this place is great! More...

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