As we wind down and reflect on all that has happened this year, we thought we would take a moment to remenisce and share with you some of our favourite SNFC moments of 2017! From new club locations, to expanding our brand, and participating in local community events–there is a lot to look back on this year and be thankful for!
Here are our 10 Favourite SNFC Moments from 2017:
10. 90 Day Fitness Challenge
Cambie Fitness World, Victoria Fitness World, Marine Gateway Fitness World, and Morgan Crossing Sports Club participated in a 90-day Fitness Challenge at the beginning of this year, creating a ton of competition and engagement at these clubs, with many pounds lost and gains achieved! Even our head office staff participated in the challenge! Congrats to everyone involved, and the winners at each location!
- Cambie Fitness World: Lindsay Miemban and Barbara Thibodeau
- Marine GatewayFitness World: Sayan Baidya and Donald Cruz
- Morgan Crossing Sports Club: Karen Mirfiend and Tyson Blume (also our overall winner!)
- Victoria Fitness World: Edward Pang and Cecilia Aldea
9. Upgrades to Downtown Sports Club and Renovations at Morgan Crossing
We added new equipment at Downtown Sports Club, including our signature piece of equipment, the Ultimate Training Centre! We also added one at Morgan Crossing Sports Club, along with Olympic Lifting Platforms, a 4-way Hoist Machine, a turf training area, and multiple heavy bags. In the process, we upgraded Morgan Crossing to a Platinum Club, and added towel service!
8. We Started a New Brand: Psycleworx!
Along with the renovations to Morgan Crossing Sports Club, we added a signature indoor cycling studio called Psycleworx! (Did you know that everyone–SNFC member or not–gets their first ride free?) We opened Psycleworx with 11 days of by-donation charity rides for 11 different charities. At Psycleworx, we believe in delivering an atmosphere for the success of every rider. We celebrate and challenge each other. Come on in for a class with us!
7. We Launched Member Rewards in our App
In July of 2017, we launched our new Member Rewards program. Just by downloading the app and checking into the gym, or referring friends and family, you can earn points for free stuff, like a new gym bag, a free personal training session, or even upgrading your membership to Platinum!
6. UFC GYM Coquitlam Grand Opening
Way back in January, we hosted the Grand Opening event for UFC GYM Coquitlam. We held some demos and a class for kids, and Paige Van Zandt was is attendance! She did a Q&A, showed us some of her moves, and took photos, and signed autographs for us afterward. People were actually lined up to get in to this event!
5. We Re-located and Re-opened Richmond Fitness World
The long-awaited new Richmond Fitness World opened on Lansdowne Road, and it couldn't be more beautiful! This dual level facility has top of the line equipment, a dedicated Group Fitness room, and ample parking!
4. We Sponsored the BMO Vancouver Marathon
Not only were we the official fitness sponsor of the BMO Vancouver Marathon, but we held free fitness classes (yoga, Zumba, and more!) in the sun down by Jack Poole Plaza! It's one of our favourite events. The reason why? This run covers a lot of ground, and it really shows off our beautiful city to visiting tourists (that are also marathon participants), plus we get to hang out with people outside of the gym. And the weather did not disappoint (it can be touch and go with the run being held at the beginning of May)!
3. We Brought Over 1,330 Toys to Children in Need for the Holidays
We brought over $10,000 worth of toys from our head office to the Pan Pacific Christmas Wish Breakfast with donations benefitting the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau! Dressed in onesies, the executive team and a some staff from our Clubs, brought some extra Christmas cheer.
In each of our clubs, our amazing members brought in new toys to donate to the Salvation Army and Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau.
The grand total is still TBD, but we couldn't be happier to help make the holidays for so many deserving children across British Columbia.
2. Park Royal Sports Club Grand Opening
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Our biggest and best club yet opened in July 2017, and we waited until September to throw a massive grand opening celebration. It was definitely worth the wait! You can catch some of the action in the video above!
1. Our Success Stories Contest
Every year, we run a Success Stories contest and encourage our club members to send in an application and tell us their fitness story. The winner not only gets a free 1-year membership, but a big prize, like a vacation for two! Collectively, it is our favourite initiative of the year–across all of our clubs, and at our Head Office, too. This past year, we've celebrated these people every week, telling some of their stories. We couldn't be happier for our 2018 Winner, Tommy Grier, (read his story here) all of our Finalists, Semi-Finalists, and everyone who applied. You make it all worth while–we're here because of you.