After the world shut down in March 2020 due to Covid-19, like many others, StrongerNow owners’ Joe Laidlaw and Brad Jamieson suddenly found themselves unemployed and had no facility to train their long time clients.
"We quickly realized that this pandemic wasn’t going away anytime soon, so we had to figure out a way to help people stay healthy, active and keep their minds off all the negative things that were going on in the world."
Working in a corporate gym the previous 5 years, they saw the fitness industry's "good, bad and the ugly" impact it left on its consumers.
"We used that knowledge and invested in resources to help us learn the business side of the industry and how we could build a much better culture and experience for our members."
With heavy restrictions in place, StrongerNow created an online platform to connect with people to deliver at-home training programs, virtual classes, and monthly challenges in order for them to stay motivated to accomplish their health and fitness goals during lockdowns.
“The pandemic made many people realize the importance of their own health and we were able to provide them an opportunity to prioritize it during a time where nobody was allowed to go anywhere”
When restrictions finally started to lift, StrongerNow hosted outdoor classes and in-home training where we brought the equipment to their members.
"We vividly remember packing hundreds of pounds of fitness equipment into a little Honda Civic and driving around neighbourhoods and parks to train our clients."
In late 2021, gyms started opening up again and StrongerNow was looking for a space to set up their own brick and mortar and build a foundation for their community.
"We found a home inside Port Credit Athletics gym, that allowed us to build out our own exclusive Training Center for our members."
StrongerNow has been operating out of Port Credit Athletics since October 2021 and is quickly establishing themselves as the top choice for personal training services in Port Credit. They have a team of highly qualified coaches who really care and listen to your needs but will hold you accountable in order for you to meet and exceed your fitness goals.