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PhysXtreme is much more than just a CrossFit gym in Ottawa and Gatineau...it’s a place that changes lives for the better. How?
It starts with an organic combination of our training programs, exceptional and unique coaches, and extensive facilities. But what really sets PhysXtreme apart from other gyms is the people who come here to train and who make up the incredibly welcoming and supportive PhysXtreme community. It truly is a community of like-minded yet diverse people who have a passion for our CrossFit, Bootcamp, and Kettlebell programs.Read more
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Sports were always the biggest part of my life growing up. I played basketball and volleyball at provincial and university levels so I was use to pushing my body to the limits. After graduating from university I trained and competed in triathlons for 10 years. However, my life changed a lot after getting pregnant and having two kids back to back (who didn't sleep). I found triathlon training too time consuming and I struggled with making time for it. For the first time in my life, I found myself out of shape and with an extra 10 pounds to lose. Thank God I stumbled upon PhysXtreme. It has changed everything....[ read more ]
There aren't enough stars to do this place justice! Joining PhysXtreme was the best decision I’ve ever made! After getting married and having two kids, my health took a beating and I didn’t know what to do with myself. I certainly didn’t like what I was seeing in the mirror and my many failed attempts at getting fit (read: skinny) were far from successful. So I thought, what the heck, I have nothing to lose, so I bought a kettlebell groupon and began a journey that I will NEVER REGRET! I’ve attended both boot camp and kettlebell classes and absolutely love them. “I’ve lost pounds and inches but more importantly...[ read more ]
After my kids were born, I let myself go. I wasn't exercising and I was gaining weight. Along with it came a loss of self esteem and confidence and my energy level became very low. It took a long time, but I finally found what I needed to help me get my life back on track... PhysXtreme! Joining PhysXtreme was the best decision I've ever made. Now I am 40 lbs lighter, my self esteem and confidence are back, and people say I look 10 years younger and much happier in my body than ever. I even have muscles I didn't even know existed. I've become strong and I can...[ read more ]
When I moved to Gatineau in 2008, my life revolved around my work and I had lost myself along the way; I refused to see that I had become an unhappy, lazy person. But one day in 2009, a light bulb went off and I realized I had to do something. I started eating better and exercising. I started going to the gym to work out and lost about 10 lbs, but going to the gym was boring; it wasn’t for me. A family member suggested I join one of the local Roller Derby leagues. So during the fall of 2010 I took her advice and tried it, it was...[ read more ]
PhysXtreme has been an amazing journey for me. I joined after having my daughter. My health wasn’t the best during my pregnancy as I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes – a type of diabetes that occurs during pregnancy, which causes it to be unable to produce enough insulin to handle the effects of a growing baby and changing hormone levels. I had to take insulin 4 times a day which really affected my body. I gained over 65lbs. My first experience at PhysXtreme was hard. I could barely make it through the warm-up, but with a coach like Shane I quickly learned that I was not a quitter. He barely...[ read more ]
When I first heard about PhysXtreme was when my wife joined it. She was so enthusiastic after each workout that I finally got a Groupon myself to see what it was all about. Once the Groupon was over, I joined the CrossFit gym. I simply could not stop! I love the group of people and I enjoy the workouts. Some weeks are tougher than others, but every workout is a challenge with yourself. You can always push it to your own limit. The coaching staff is amazing and always focuses on the details that will make your technique better and prevent injuries. What do I like so much about the...[ read more ]
I had joined PhysXtreme with a specific goal in mind, which I have now reached and actually well exceeded thanks to Shane, his team, and the whole PhysXtreme family. Now I'm addicted and can't imagine myself not doing this every week. Whatever your goals, targets, or ambitions may be, I can assure you they will be met. But beyond all of that, the most important thing to me is that Shane has managed to create a culture and a family of PhysXtremists that are there day after day grinding it out and pushing each other's limits to the fullest, and that’s what makes PhysXtreme so special! Being part of a...[ read more ]
PhysXtreme, Shane Miller, and his excellent coaching staff have changed my life! I got in on a Groupon thinking I didn't have anything to lose at that price and got instantly hooked. It's the first time I really experienced a gym where the coaching staff really cares about the people, no matter how out of shape you might be. Technique always comes before performance in this CrossFit gym. The coaching staff just keeps motivating us. I have now been a member for over a year and the changes I have experienced are tremendous. I am so much stronger and faster than last year. My endurance level and cardio can't even...[ read more ]
I've always been active, training and taking different classes, but kept changing because with time I would lose interest and motivation. Then I saw the PhysXtreme Groupon deal and wondered why I'd never heard about this place. After reading a few of Shane's articles on his blog I was really motivated and after my very first class, I was hooked! Ever since, I've not once wondered if I should keep going or what to do next as I did before I found PhysXtreme. PhysXtreme has become my second family because there are so many incredible people there, all improving their health and lifestyle and I really look forward to every...[ read more ]
"Life-altering experiences mold our lives and they sometimes happen when you least expect it. One of them for me is when I bought a PhysXtreme Groupon! This is almost laughable because when I started, my goals were to climb a rope within the first few weeks as I was prepping for a Spartan race and, of course, to get skinny. I thought this was going to be easy! I thought I was going to be amazing… turns out PhysXtreme kicked my ass! “It took me more than a year to climb the rope and I didn’t get skinny! Good thing, because if I had climbed that rope and reached my...[ read more ]
Our goal is to bring health and fitness to the community. We love to train and we love to help others go well beyond their fitness goals. You’ll find that everyone who walks into this gym discovers a place that feels like home – where they are treated like family.
We strive to ignite a passion that will last a lifetime, and if you read the testimonials you know that this is exactly what we do. We help you discover who you really are and what you’re capable of—you’ll discover a body you never knew you could have.
All of our programs are designed to be entirely scalable, so whether you’ve never worked out before or are a seasoned athlete, you will fit right in from the get-go and we promise you won’t be bored for a second. We’ve seen people who had never lifted a weight before they walked through our doors go on to win weightlifting competitions and defeat their opponents in the best CrossFit challenges in the country.
All of our coaches are highly experienced and share a passion that is extremely contagious. So even on those days where you don’t feel like working out, the energy of our coaches and our community will change your mind as soon as you step through the front door.