OUR MEMBER STORIES
Nothing makes us prouder than hearing our members share their personal success stories. From the challenges to the accomplishments, the sweat and struggles to the smiles and success, we know fitness is a journey filled with ups and downs. The important thing is to always stay focused.
Being the mom of 4 children (3 bio and 1 adopted) means compartmentalizing my time for the important things (family, friends, work, WORKING OUT, etc). MOVATI has provided a great atmosphere for myself, my husband and our children. Amazing staff welcoming us by name and making notice when we are accomplishing goals. The Barrhaven location is just far enough for us to be able to walk (extra cardio) or drive in under 5min.
Before I joined MOVATI I was tired, out of shape and stressed. After a few weeks of trying most of the classes I felt like my old self. It was amazing. I also made friends, which was excellent and we would go for coffee afterwards. I know the social aspect also had a lot to do with lifting up my self esteem. Thank you MOVATI!
Where do I even start? This action packed gym is like no other in the city and totally overpowers all the other gyms I’ve been to. With all the varieties of equipment, classes, and pools I’m so motivated and do my best to come everyday! The friendly environment is so welcoming and the staff is always willing to help. I absolutely love this gym!
I am a Type 1 Diabetic and fitness is an important way that I am able to keep my diabetes and blood sugars under control. Fitness is also an important way that I can control my stress levels and maintain my mental health. Fitness has played an important role in my mental and physical health for nearly 20 years. It has been a part of my career and I help other people became physically active through fitness.
London – South
Over the decades I have been a member of a couple of gyms. But MOVATI has been the best of all. Getting to see the various members and wishing them well when you are told of their different life experiences and also sharing workout tips and other health information. But I hasten to add, that the staff figures prominently into my reason for maintaining membership of the club. Case in point, a few years back after my father died, going to the gym was my form of dealing with his death and there was one person who I adopted as a friend since every time I saw her in the gym there was that smile when I felt down and they were others who offered their sympathies. The gym is more than a gym but seeing others are one of the best contributing factors and after eleven years, I can attest to that.
I don't think I ever knew my passion until I began my fitness journey. I was pretty active from a young age, but never would have considered myself as fit. It was only recently that I found my love for fitness and personal improvement. Without a doubt, MOVATI has played a huge role in my fitness journey, as I have been a member for almost 5 years. Continuous lockdowns have been tough on me, but I am looking forward to walking through the MOVATI doors and getting back to fitness. This is only just the beginning!
I have been a member of MOVATI Athletic for over 20 years but I didn't come to it the conventional way, I came to it after being diagnosed with Breast Cancer and MOVATI became sponsors of my dragon boat team, Rowbust. Rowbust is a team of all breast cancer survivors in the London area and MOVATI became part of our family. They are so supportive of our health, our fitness, and our accomplishments. They truly care about all of us. MOVATI has been so generous with their club and memberships and so generous to Rowbust. Thank you will never be enough!
I joined MOVATI 4 years ago after my daughter kept telling me to join. When I finally did I asked myself why i didn’t do it earlier! All this time wasted because I never thought i would enjoy exercising. I never thought I would go to the gym like those people I saw going all the time. Well four years later, there are now classes I was going to almost every day and even twice a day! My favourite class is Zumba and MOVATI Drums because I am exercising and having fun at the same time. Over time I also started yoga, another thing i never ever thought I’d do! And my latest discovery was hi-lo with instructor Melissa! Found the "hi" but not the "lo," it's Such fun class good for the brain! Have to say great great appreciation for instructor Fil Caballes! He has made my journey through this the best one and I can’t thank him enough. You know he enjoys what he does and his classes are loved by every body! Also, for yoga I have loved Monique. All these wonderful people have made my journey what it is and have made me enjoy the process of pushing myself to a healthier version of me, and for that I am most grateful to them.
I joined Movati in 2017, but I wasn’t sure about joining a gym again after many years. From the first day I stepped through those doors, I knew I had made the right choice. It’s now been 4 years later and I’ve done many of their challenges, I love all their classes, including: drums, yoga, 20/20/20, and on it goes. There’s always a class for me. I’ve lost 50 pounds and kept it off. These last 16 months, MOVATI has literally saved my mental health! What you have done for me and my sister who has taken all the online classes with me from Montréal, I can never thank you enough. When I couldn’t see my family in Montréal I was still able to share these amazing classes with my sister. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you Movati and all you amazing instructors!
MOVATI Athletic was the first gym I ever went consistently to and it changed my life forever. I have lost over 100 lbs in a span of 1+ years and I became a part of the MOVATI Athletic team as a part-time member experience associate soon after! MOVATI will always be one of the dear places that I will cherish and I cannot wait to see what is ahead with this organization.
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