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"In January of 2014 I was looking for a trainer that had a schedule that better suited my own. This is when I found Iron Camp Fitness.  I was matched with a great trainer, but I was having some medical issues at the time and had to take some time off of fitness.  I was ready and able to return to the gym in May and I was then matched with Paul. When I met Paul, he was a friendly, professional trainer that really seemed to be good at stepping back and really assessing me as his client, determining exactly what I wanted and needed, despite what I would say to him. I have been training with Paul for nearly 6 months now and I couldn’t be happier.  Paul and I get along well, he is always professional and on time, ready to work with me and able to adapt whatever needs adapting at any given time.  Paul has been there with me when I have attended fitness tests for employment, encouraging me and learning, as my trainer, what I need to pass.  Paul is great at catching the little things that I do that are off, the imbalances I have and helping me to straighten them out.  Paul knows how to get me to work harder and push myself further, he understands my humour and encourages me to never give up.  Even though I would grow frustrated with my constant changes in “goals”, Paul doesn’t, he accepts me with my quirks and encourages me.  Initially when I came to Iron Camp Fitness, I had some rough “goals” to reach certain levels in weight, reps, etc.  I no longer do.  From working with Paul I know that my limit is indeed limitless.  I can do whatever I set my mind to, Paul has helped me to see this and he is helping me to constantly strive for more and to reach more.  


Paul, you are awesome."




" Its been over one year since I've started working out with the awesome trainers at Iron Camp Fitness(ICF). Before ICF I enjoyed exercise by running. With ICF over the last year I've tackled building my strength through ironfit classes, iron boot camps, femsport training with iron camp, and just recently adding iron movement and iron combat classes to my schedule. Some of my goals that I accomplished over the past year with the help of ICF include being able to lift tires, complete 50 box jumps in 52 seconds, I started doing unassisted pull ups (I can do 3 in a row now!!!!wooooo), I'm able to do push ups (I'm even able to do clap push ups). I've competed in Femsport this past summer which included competitions in box jumps, tire flips, kettle bell lifts, tire drag, and an obstacle course that included pushing a vehicle. I've competed in the local warrior race, I've continued to run throughout my fitness journey with ICF and see the benefits that iron camp training has had on my running skills. My energy levels have increased, I've learned to love my body and I've learned to love taking care of it.I've learned that its okay to have "off days" and I've learned that resting is just as important as exercising for your body.Through ICF training I have met so many wonderful and inspiring people who have become my fitness family. The one thing that really amazes me about Iron Camp Fitness is that I can honestly say I LOVE going to classes and working out. Iron Camp trainers are truly passionate. They want to see you succeed and are just as happy as you are when you reach your goals. They push you to your best ability and make you want to continue reaching new goals. I want to extend a very big thank you to the ICF team for all the help you have given me over the past 14 months. Every time I talk about ICF I always say how much I love it. You guys are da bomb dot com."


"It's been just over a year since I started doing classes at Iron Camp Fitness. After realizing that I had to cut weight to fight Brock Lesnar in the UFC, I looked into ICF training. With a little motivation, I jumped in with both feet and I joined my first class. I still remember the nervousness that I felt before my first class...... I even broke out in a rash just thinking about it. Realizing that puking was allowable, and quitting was not, I came back for another and another. With nearly 100 classes under my belt, I have dropped almost 50lbs, but more importantly, I have gained confidence In myself that I have never had. I learned the limitations of my body, made new friends and done things that I would never have imagined doing. In just this past year, I have a increased my running from just a km or 2, up to 10km and even competed in my first Tough Mudder race in Drumhellar. I also biked nearly 200kms in 18 hours while taking part in a relay from Fort McMurray to Edmonton In June to raise money for Special Olympics of Alberta. My energy, strength and motivation has never been this high!!!!!None of this would have been possible without the awesome staff and friends that I have made at ICF. This journey has only begun, with so many new challenges and goals to reach. I recommend anyone looking to improve their minds and bodies to join!!! You won't regret it!! Here's to the next 100 classes"


"My name is Kristy I moved to Fort McMurray 4 in half years ago leaving all my friends and family even my favorite gym ... Since moving I jumped gym to gym to outdoor bootcamps even continued my kickboxing but I found it wasn't the same as my fit family back at home until about 6 months ago I joined iron camp fitness .... Finally I found my fit family ... I love it I have exceeded more then I ever thought I could from competing at fem sport , beating all my personal times and coming 2nd place at the drag pull to benching 135lb and squatting 155lbs . The workouts that kick your ass so bad that u forget where you parked afterwards lol, now that's a good work out !!! Having all the great trainers there to support you and help you . I also met a lot of great people including my fit family the fem sport girls . Thanks ICF for kicking my butt and making my heart stronger


"I started ICF back in September of 2013. My goal at the time was to just lose about 15-20 pounds before we went down south for our wedding in march of this year. I got a little more than I bargained for when I went to ICF trainer Santo. By the time we left for the wedding I had lost over 40 pounds. To date, I have lost approximately 65+ lbs. I have gained a little back, but as muscle mass. My success wouldn't be possible without the great trainers of ICF that I have had the privilege of working with over the past almost 100 ICF classes. They push me more than I could have ever thought possible! It truly is a " family " there. From the trainers, to the soldiers that work out there and push me to do my best I am forever thankful! All I can say is " walk into the gym, headphones on, water bottle full. And beast mode on blast! " cheers to the ICF family, continue to set the bar a little higher each time! 


"October 2013, I stumbled across a poster that would finally put me on the fitness path I’ve been looking for, for a very long time – Iron Camp Fitness classes. I accepted the challenge, with the “I’ll try it attitude, but I’ll probably quit after two weeks”. I would always quit in the past, but this time it was different, this time, I was hooked from the start. I remember my first class, and thinking, “I’m going to die”, but I didn’t die, instead, I pushed through some of the most mentally and physically challenging workouts ever and survived.
I couldn’t be more grateful for all that the trainers and their classes have done for me. My attitude towards my body has changed from hating the way I look to learning to love myself and all that I am capable of. My appearance has changed, but more importantly to me, my strength has increased amazingly!! I’m stronger now than I ever was. I’ve increased in all areas – trx, squats, shoulder press, chest press and finally completing a 24” box jump after tackling my “I can’t do this” mental block.
Thanks to Iron Camp Fitness, I have had the opportunity to meet some amazing people, both trainers and “soldiers” that I consider my “fit family”. I’ve also had the opportunity to compete in femsport with an amazing group of girls and the Northern Warrior Race. I’m looking forward to the New Year and tackling my new goals that I know Iron camp Fitness will help me achieve.
This past year, doing these classes I’ve learned a few important lessons to carry in all areas of life, not just fitness
1) Trust yourself – You are capable of much more then you think you are.
2) Be patient – Change may be slow, but you’re still better than you were the day before
3) Stay humble – You’re not always going to squat your personal best, face it, there is going to be off days, but don’t beat yourself up about it. And remember, someone out there is stronger, so you have to keep pushing hard even at your best.
4) Compete with yourself and only yourself - Never feel down when someone is lifting more or pushing longer, instead praise that person, be happy for their success. This will make you so much happier in the long run. Remember you only have to be better than the person YOU were yesterday
Thank you so much to all the amazing trainers that work with me to help me reach my goals
Love you all, my fit family"