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 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

Kieran grew up as an athlete, playing hockey and soccer until high school. Through university, his focus switched to academics, but in early 2016 he found CrossFit, which reignited his passion for sport and fitness. He believes that being surrounded by positive and enthusiastic people is crucial to success in fitness, and in life. Seeing others reach their goals pushes Kieran to continue to help as many people as possible inside and outside the gym.

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.

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OnSide Performance Centre

114 Chain Lake Dr. Suite 5

Halifax, NS B3S 1B1


902 404 5647