Merchant Feature: Xelf Fitness

Xelf Fitness

Xelf Fitness officially opened its doors at 299 Ottawa Street N on July 27th 2020. Owner Damian acquired the space on March 1st 2020 but was forced to hold off on opening due to the pandemic. They have since worked hard to implement strict COVID protocols to ensure members safety and are happy to be a part of the Crown Point Community.

When asked what brought them to Ottawa Street, manager and fitness Coach Vince says “We are a community focused small business – we love making connections with those around us and we want to get to know the local residents and business owners on a personal level. Crown Point has made us feel at home and welcomed us with open arms.” Vince didn’t hesitate to get involved with the community when he started a Monday night running club at Gage Park. “Through fitness and community building, we can get back to a regular routine” says Vince. This is a great opportunity to get some fresh air, exercise and meet some of your neighbours (socially distancing of course). The Xelf Run/Walking club is free and takes place every Monday at 6PM at Gage Park, runners are asked to meet at the rear parking lot near Lawrence Rd. This can be a 5KM run or 3KM walk, Coach Vince encourages you to bring one goal to work on each week and assists with coaching along the way. To get involved contact or call 289.244.3519 to RSVP.

This is the second location for the Xelf team, if you are familiar with their downtown location things are run slightly different here. This is a member only gym with client access offered 24 hours a day 7 days a week by FOB key access. Xelf focuses on private access and limited memberships to ensure that the coaches have time to get to know each and every client. At Xelf you aren’t just a number, you are a part of a team. During the day Coach Vince is at the space to assist with any of your specific needs, to help maintain socially distanced workout areas, and to offer one on one training at your request. Membership is just $49.99 a month! That gives you full access to all equipment, no bookings or appointments are necessary once you become a member. If you are interested in taking a tour of the space contact or call 289.244.3519.

If you’re looking for a more structured approach to fitness at a cost-effective rate the semi-private training option may be right for you. This method provides the same one on one experience of a personal trainer with the healthy motivation and inspiration of being with peers.

Xelf recently announced the addition of a Holistic Nutritionist who joined the Ottawa Street team. Alice’s goal is to help people live their best life through optimal nutrition, exercise and lifestyle. Based on detailed analysis of health history, symptoms, blood work and other measures, Alice uncovers the root casue(s) of all your health concerns and supports with the healing process. The focus is always on the individual as a whole (mind, body and soul) and their unique individual health goals and lifestyle preferences. If you would like support with an existing medical condition and or would like to improve energy, sleep, digestion, fat loss, cognitive function, hormone balance, mood etc. Contact 289.244.3519 or message her directly at @alicesnutrition

You may be wondering where they came up with their unique business name, Vince describes Xelf as Flex (spelled backwards). “We like to work backwards with our clients when it comes to fitness. Many people come in with a pre-existing idea that working out is challenging, intimidating or demanding. Our approach to fitness is the opposite of that, at Xelf, our goal is to help you feel your best so you can live a happy, active and engaged life. By nurturing the joy of movement, sparking motivation and creating healthy habits. We empower you to be the best version of yourself, inside and out.” With over 20 years of experience owner Damian has a passion for fitness that resonates with his team, he teaches that fitness is here to empower people and encourages his members to make fitness a lifestyle choice not a temporary solution to fix a problem.

We are so happy Xelf has joined our community! Damian, Vince, Omar, Alice and the rest of the Xelf fitness staff welcome you to reach out with any questions you may have or simply to introduce yourself to the team!

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