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.
WELCOME TO THE BEST Hour
OF YOUR DAY
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.
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?
ok, what am i getting myself into?
JENNY JEFFREY she/her
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 he/him
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.
Kieran MacLeod he/him
Is here just for the PR’s
Catherine hoekstra they/them
Catherine found CrossFit in 2015 while studying at UOttawa. Having been involved in sport and fitness their whole life, they were immediately hooked. They connected strongly with the health and healthcare part of CrossFit.Catherine is committed to bringing their curiosity and passion for learning to the team at Onside to help you reach your functional health and fitness goals!
Nikki Mills she/her
Body positivity is very important to Nikki and she is trying to help spread her message
Kate Parsons she/her
Kate Parsons is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator with a years of experience in weight management, sports nutrition, diabetes management and chronic disease prevention. As a lifelong athlete and lover of food, Kate has a passion for helping people create sustainable changes to build a healthy, active, and enjoyable lifestyle.
lyndsay oakes she/her
Lyndsay Oakes has been involved in sport for most of her life. She is now an athletic trainer for several sports, while also running her massage therapy practice out of OnSide. She is passionate about getting people moving again and helping people live their lives to the fullest.
Jason bond he/him
Jason started doing Crossfit in 2017 after looking for a way to jumpstart his fitness. He had some experience as a traditional “gym goer” but didn’t have any clear direction in his training. Joining the OnSide community introduced him to the Crossfit methodology, improved nutrition, the passion of the coaches and the support of this amazing community, all of which have led to massive gains in strength and overall wellness. Jason is very excited to help other people achieve their health and fitness goals too!
marc wilson he/him
Marc was bored and unmotivated with the regular gym and not seeing the results he wanted. He needed something different – different is what he found! He started in a small community in Cornerbrook, NFLD and after a his first few free classes, he was hooked. Marc wasn’t exactly an athletic kid, but at 35 years old he is the strongest and fittest he’s ever been. Marc is determined to help everyone he can, and thinks that CrossFit can be for anyone if they find the right gym.
Jean St-Amand he/him
From soccer and baseball to martial arts and running, Jean
has been active in a variety of sports throughout his life. Jean
found CrossFit not long after turning 40 in late 2015, and right
from the start got comfortable pushing his limits and turned it
into part of his everyday routine, immediately seeing the
benefits outside of the gym. Jean is thrilled to be a CrossFit
and weightlifting coach, helping new and experienced athletes
of all ages achieve new milestones and improve their lives
through fitness. He’s also the host of the BoxJumper Podcast,
focused on fitness and health.
Jesse Galati he/him
Jesse is a lifelong athlete competing in martial arts competitions since he was 4. He is very passionate about participation in sports and exercise and is a strong believer in creating an inclusive environment for everyone. Jesse is also very involved in conserving our wildlands and volunteers with a number of local non-profits organizations.