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Bullies in Need @bulliesinneed

Bullies in Need ( @bulliesinneed ) at Fortis Fitness

A % of every entry fee we received from the Spring Sacrifice power-lifting meet a few weeks ago was donated to a kick ass cause – Bullies in Need ( @bulliesinneed ).  This homegrown organization is based here in Toronto and primarily focuses on banned breed rescue and fostering.  In addition to the $530.00 we were able to raise just from the meet and donations at the event we kicked a little more for a $1000.00 total!  Huge thanks to Chanel Nolet for doing such a wonderful job in running this meet and to all of the wonderful ladies who lifted.  We thank you, these beautiful dogs thank you and the wonderful folks who run this great charity thank you.  LET’S DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR! 

@bulliesinneed  #pitbullrescue #alldogsarebeautiful
#bulliebreeds #pitbullsofinstagram #someonehandmeatissue
#pitbullsandpowerlifting#springsacrifice2018 #powerlifting

“Wim Hof” Method Workshop

One of the most interesting workshops we have ever conducted here at Fortis Fitness, headed up by” Wim Hof” method master trainer, Steve Beattie.  Steve introduced us to the proven methods of Mr. Wim Hof and how to successfully disassociate fear and panic from reality through these astounding methods.  We proved the effectiveness of these ideas to ourselves by sitting in an ice bath for at least 1 minute, in the middle of January.  Fantastic day for all attendees.  We highly recommend these incredible methods!

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Paleo Bar

Longtime Fortis member, Omar Isuf (we hear he’s got like…a Facebook page and even more stuff happening on the Interweb) digging our Paleo Bars.  The healthy, all natural Paleo bars are courtesy of Cinq Foods, our favorite caterers.  Yes, it’s true, Cavemen and Cavewomen would indeed eat these things tens of thousands of years ago.  We’re pretty sure they grew on “Paleo bar trees”

#Paleo #FortisFitness #EcoDiet

WIM HOF Seminar at Fortis Fitness

The WIM HOF Method With Certified Instructor Steve Beattie

The 4-hour workshop will focus on the fundamentals of the WHM. Whether you have been practicing WHM for months already and want to fine-tune your technique, or you are new to the practice and don’t know where to start, this workshop will help you establish a successful daily practice.

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Fortis Fitness BBQ

Thanks to all of our wonderful members for attending our Gym Barbecue on September 8th and also to Ninette, Daniel and all who helped us out.  Special thanks to the Meating On Queen and the awesome Plaza Family for the artisan, sausages made with farm fresh, natural ingredients including only pastured meats.

We love these guys and they work extremely hard to bring naturally raised foods to our neighborhood at a truly reasonable price:

The bison was from our friends over at Second Wind Elk Farm, courtesy of their Mississauga outlet store – Black Angus Meats and Game:

Huge thanks also to our Buddy, Alex at our neighbor, Cinq Foods for catering, barbecuing, and running this event:
We hope everyone had a good time and we will try to do this again soon! 

#FortisFitness #BBQ #Paleo

Clinical Powerlifting Seminar August 23rd

Clinical Powerlifting Seminar- Fortis Fitness. Toronto, Ontario- Wednesday August 23rd- 6pm-9pm

Regular price$40.00

Come learn the invaluable tools of movement assessment, as Dr Jordan Shallow D.C breaks down the sport of Powerlifting lift by lift, and teaches you how to navigate your way to the platform injury free.

This seminar will be an intensive look into the biomechanics of injury prevention, rehabiliation and performance in the sport of Powerlifting.

Dr. Jordan Shallow D.C mixes together his own training methodologies, backed by evidence based research as well as his clinical experience working with some of the strongest athletes in the world.

Mark Bell Seminar Success

The incomparable MARK BELL.  All the way from sunny California – live and in person at Fortis Fitness for one of our largest and most successful seminars ever!  July 6th, 2017.  Huge thanks to Mark for an extraordinarily inspiring and informative talk and to all who attended.

Mark Bell Seminar – Parking info

The Mark Bell Seminar is now completely FULL

Attention:  All of our guests and members who have RSVP’d and are attending this Seminar

We have VERY limited direct parking.  Nonetheless, there is much street parking and some parking lots in the vicinity of our gym and within a short walk.   If you are driving PLEASE, Google available parking in the neighborhood.

The address for Fortis Fitness is:
11 Carlaw Ave, Toronto, M4M 2R6

We have attached a few links for your convenience:,-79.3356272,17z,-79.3368378,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0xcd2b3571966f1bee!8m2!3d43.656395!4d-79.3368378

Again, this seminar is completely FULL and we cannot accept any more attendees!


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Mark Bell Coming To Fortis Fitness

Mark Bell is coming to Fortis Fitness!

Mark Bell is best known as a Powerlifter who has appeared in the documentary Bigger, Faster, Stronger. His best lifts are 1080 lb. squat/854 lb. bench (578 lb. raw bench)/ 766 lb. dead-lift.

Mark holds 3 US patents for his products the Sling Shot and STrong knee sleeves. His company, Super Training Products, produces supportive lifting gear for people of all strength and experience levels.

Mark publishes the highly informative “Power Magazine”.  Mark is also the host of the wildly popular podcast- Mark Bell’s Powercast, which averages over 500,000 downloads each week.

Learn more about Mark and his gym Super Training at the links below:




This seminar is taking place at Fortis Fitness on Thursday, July 6th, from approximately 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Topics include:  Life, lifting, squat, bench and dead-lift and then an open Q & A

This seminar is completely FREE!  Non-members are welcome!

PLEASE RSVP!!! We need to know how many people to expect so let us know if you are coming and with how many people.


You must let us know you are coming – email us at so we know how many of you to expect!