Fortis Fitness


Ma Strength is back by popular demand!

Presented by Barbell 101 and Fortis Fitness, Ma Strength is back by popular demand!

The Ma Strength team is coming Toronto!

This seminar is a Chinese Weightlifting Technique Clinic which is a practical, hands-on seminar that introduces the fundamental elements behind Chinese weightlifting technique to improve snatch, clean, and jerk technique under the guidance of expert coaches at Ma Strength: Ma Jianping and Manuel Buitrago.

Who: All experience levels, including beginners, are welcome.
Where: Fortis Fitness, 11 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto, ON
When: Sunday March 5, 9am-5pm
Cost: $450 CAD
Host: Barbell 101 & Fortis Fitness

Contact: Nicole Dinn –
Registration Link:
For more information, please visit

#FortisFitness #Barbell101 #FortisEquipment #MaStrength

Sunday January 29, Olympic Weightlifting with Barbell 101

Mark your calendars! On Sunday January 29, we are hosting a 1-day seminar on Olympic Weightlifting with Barbell 101 Head Coach Nicole Dinn, and Assistant Coach Sebastian Enders. If you’ve never tried Olympic weightlifting before, this is your opportunity to learn the snatch, clean and jerk. No experience needed! This is a seminar geared towards beginners and those newly into the sport.

Important details:

When: Sunday January 29, 2017, 9am – 5pm

Where: Fortis Fitness, 11 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto

What you’ll learn: A full day of Olympic weightlifting technique. We’ll cover the snatch, clean and jerk.


$125 for Fortis Fitness Members

$150 for General Public

How to register, and for more info:  Email Nicole –

#FortisFitness #Barbell101 #OlympicWeightlighting #NicoleDinn #SebastianEnders

Congratulations Adam Takacs

Huge Congratulations to Fortis member and Canadian UItra-Marathon Champion, Adam Takacs on his recent race!


“I just wanted to share some of my recent success from the Pinhoti 100 mile race in Alabama. We ran from Heflin to Sylacauga through the Talladega National forest and traversed extremely technical terrain with some very fast runnable sections. Over the 100 miles we accumulated enough elevation gain that matched Mount Everest, and had a net loss of 500 feet which made the pounding on the quads extreme! I placed 2nd with a time of 18:48:49.

Thanks Fortis for contributing to my success!”

Adam Takacs

#FortisFitness #FortisFitnessGym #FortisMembers #AdamTakacs

Maureen Bornbaum at the WPC Worlds in Baton Rouge

Congrats Maureen Bornbaum!
At the WPC Worlds in Baton Rouge

Weight class: 148lbs (67.5kg)
Total: 920lbs (417.5kgs)
Attempts: 8/9
Best squat: 308lbs (140kgs)
Best Bench: 203lbs (92.5kgs)
Bench deadlift: 408lbs (185kgs)

“Thanks so much for the support everyone, Fortis has made my experiences with powerlifting better then I ever could have imagined!” Best, Maureen Bornbaum

#FortisFitness #GettingItDone #FortisFitnessMember #MaureenBornbaum @Maureenbarbetta @maubarbetta

Group Strength Training @ Fortis Fitness Non-Members Welcome!



Join us!

Only $20.00 per session
(for a package of 10)

Group training is more fun, extremely effective and inexpensive


  • Small groups of approximately 3-5 people
  • Beginners and more advanced are welcome!
  • Quickly learn correct technique on the primary strength lifts
  • Learn the assistance exercises
  • Learn how to use specialty bars and other strength equipment
  • Learn how to use chains, bands and other accessories
  • Learn how to correctly warm up, mobilize, and improve flexibility
  • Learn how to maximize (or minimize) muscular size
  • Learn basic programming and how to train yourself effectively
  • Become comfortable and confident with the gym and the highly effective methods, principles and ideas practiced here


Any questions regarding diet, fat loss, and all aspects of training and programming will be answered on an ongoing basis.

Let us help you quickly and successfully attain your health, fitness and strength goals!  

Mondays and Thursdays at 8:00 pm
Classes to begin on Monday Nov 7, 2016 


   10 sessions – $200.00arrow-angled

20 sessions – $360.00

  1 session – $25.00

To book into a session and pay please go to our the “Members Log in” link in the top right hand corner of our website.


You can also pay at the gym.

Non-Members are welcome! 

    Please contact Ninette if you would like to join us or if you have any questions:
416 465 4777

 Thank you!

Ken Kinakin’s 2016 SWIS seminar


Ken Kinakin’s 2016 SWIS seminar.  Absolutely the best place to be in the entire world for the very best of the best information on training, nutrition, rehabilitation and the science of human performance in general.  

Where the hell else could you EVER, possibly sit down for breakfast in the hotel lobby and run into THESE THREE GUYS – DAVE TATE, DONNY THOMPSON, AND MATT WENNING.   Three giants of elite strength training who spoke and shared their knowledge at SWIS.    

Huge thanks to Ken Kinakin for putting on such an unique and astounding weekend of learning.  


 #KenKinakin #2016SWISseminar #DaveTate #DonnyThompson #FortisFitness #FortisEquipment #EcoDiet

Matt Wenning Strength Seminar at Fortis Fitness

Special thanks to Matt Wenning, 3 x World Record Holder and Masters in Sport Biomechanics for conducting a highly successful Strength Seminar at Fortis Fitness last Sunday.  This lecture included some incredibly useful information on conjugated periodization, form and restoration among many other topics.  This seminar was attended by an extremely grateful group of “Strength Nerds” who will no doubt become much stronger by putting this valuable information into practice.   Thanks again Matt and we hope you will visit again soon.  


#FortisFitness #FortisEquipment #StrengthSeminar #StrengthNerds #EcoDiet


Barbell 101 Oct Seminar

Barbells101 October Weightlifting Seminar at #FortisFitness

Correcting Technical Errors in Weightlifting. This will build on our previous seminar and discuss technical errors in the lifts and how to correct them. Come with questions and be ready to train.

Note: If you don’t currently train in Olympic lifting, this seminar is NOT for you!

For more information, head to or email Nicole at

#Barbell101 #FortisFitness #OlympicLifting #WeightLiftingSeminar

Matt Wenning Strength Seminar



Matt Wenning

Strength Seminar

Fortis Fitness Gym

10:00 am Sunday, October 16, 2016

  • 3 World Power-lifting records
  • 2,665 lbs Equipped total
  • Masters of Science in Sport Biomechanics
  • Bachelors of Science in Exercise Science
  • Over 10,000 hours experience training Division 1-A, Pro, and Olympic athletes
  • Strength & conditioning trainer to over 6,000 army, infantry and special forces military
  • Owner – Ludus Magnus – Private Strength Training Facility, Columbus, Ohio
  • Expert in Conjugated Periodization, especially related to Raw Power-lifting
  • UPA Raw Nationals Power-lifting 2,204 lbs total – 865 squat (no wraps), 611 bench press, 725 lbs dead-lift

Join us for this incredible opportunity to learn from Matt

$50.00 – Please pre-pay and register – space is limited


Phone:  416 465 4777


#FortisFitness #FortisEquipment #StrengthTraining #MattWenning