OUr story

We know how it feels to want to lose weight, gain strength or confidence and not know the way. We don’t know how your story started but we’ve got a plan that will help you achieve your goals and have fun while doing it. Welcome to the best gym in Halifax, with the best fitness trainers.

We know what it feels like to have big goals and no idea where to start. We see people every day who are looking to gain confidence, lose weight or simply get stronger. These people are now smashing their goals and enjoying it.

We aren’t going to sugar-coat it, it’s going to be a challenge. We’ll be standing right behind you every step of the way making sure that you’re doing the right things. We know the way.


We’ve been working with a large range of fitness levels in our community. The people who come to OnSide are people who thought they weren’t in good enough shape to start, people who didn’t like they liked working out, or people who were fed up with the regular gym.

If you think for that our group fitness program aren’t for you, we’d like to prove you wrong. Come into Onside, meet the amazing people and experience fitness like never before. 

can i do this?
We’re not selling snake oil here, and no, you don’t need to be in shape first. Our program is something that has shown hundreds of people success like they’ve never seen with any other fitness program. Regardless of age, fitness level or previous injuries, you can do this. Our program is structured in a way that is inclusive to everyone. Our coaches are skilled in making sure that each workout is modified in a way that is making sure you’re moving safely, getting fitter and living healthier.
ok, what am i getting myself into?
Our program is created in a way that is meant to keep you excited about coming. We constantly vary the workouts and movements you’re doing to make sure you’re consistently seeing results and we use movements that are helpful in your everyday life, ones your already doing. We also have one of the strongest support systems in the fitness world, our amazing community. Come find out for your self.
Jenny has a strong passion for fitness, nutrition, health and is excited to share her enthusiasm with the community. As a Registered Dietitian, Jenny has gained a wealth of knowledge and expertise in counselling a wide range of individuals. Her training with the International Olympics Committee and the National Strength and Conditioning Association has given her the knowledge to work with elite level athletes, and take their performance to the next level. CrossFit was the icing on the cake, and the missing link to bring all of her expertise together.
nathan JEFFREY
Being a lifelong rugby player, athletic development has been a large part of Nathan’s life. Throughout his athletic career, his knowledge and excitement for sport specific training has grown tremendously. Coaching quickly became an outlet for Nathan to share his passions with strength and conditioning and various ages of rugby teams. With the OnSide training facility, Nathan is now able to help maximize the athletic potential of athletes of all ages.
Tristan Kay
Tristan was introduced to CrossFit by his friend after suffering through a partial “Fight Gone Bad”. Since then he’s discovered his love for Olympic Weightlifting and completed his NCCP Weightlifting Coaching course. He’s been hooked ever since.
Catherine hoekstra
Catherine found CrossFit in 2015 while studying at UOttawa. Having been involved in sport and fitness her whole life, she was immediately hooked. She connected strongly with the health and healthcare part of CrossFit.
Catherine is committed to bringing her curiosity and passion for learning to the team at Onside to help you reach your functional health and fitness goals!
keegan wilson

Keegan Wilson is an enthusiastic, hard working and passionate individual and has been doing Crossfit since 2014. His experience playing hockey in the OHL and competitive volleyball continuously reinforces the importance of hard work in order to achieve your goals. Keegan plans to bring this background and work ethic to the Onside team and hopes to inspire others to reach their own individual goals.

Sherry Dean

With more than 30 years in the fitness industry, CF-L1 trainer is Sherry’s newest venture. Her fitness background includes personal training, bodybuilding, firefighter combat challenge competitor, and she writes a fitness column for Fire Fighting in Canada. She studied kinesiology at Acadia and is also currently in the process of completing her Ace Peer Fitness Instructor certification. Sherry is excited to bring her enthusiasm and passion to an already awesome OnSide team.


Astra is one of the original founders of OnSide. Her love for fitness started when she saw her first squirrel and experienced the cool Nunavut wind in her hair. Since then, Astra has been an avid runner, trying to run away any chance she gets. These days her role at OnSide is mainly behind the scenes, you know, big picture stuff. You may find her greeting you in the mornings with a very excited hello – be sure to rub her belly!

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Email: info@onsideperformance.ca
Phone: (902) 404 5647
114 Chain Lake Dr. Suite 5
Halifax, NS
B3S 1B1