Classes & Services

Classes & programs

Add variety to your training with our group classes & programs.

nutrition coaching

Six packs are made in the kitchen. If you need some assistance with your nutrition in order to maximise your efforts in the gym or if you are looking to achieve a specific goal contact one of our trainers to see how they can help you.

Personal training

Take the guess work out of your exercise routine and get the results you want. By working with one of our trainers you will save you time and effort and prevent possible injuries.

Massage therapy

Have your body in tip top shape so you can keep making those gains in the gym. Checkout our massage therapy service offered by Equinox Health Clinic.

Classes For All Fitness Levels

* Classes are separate from the gym membership. 


Welcome to our dynamic Metabolic Conditioning (MetCon) Circuit Training program, a heart-pounding, results-driven experience designed to ignite your metabolism, elevate your endurance, and propel your fitness goals to new heights. Led by expert trainers, this class offers a revolutionary approach to training that turbocharges your body’s energy systems and transforms your physique in a high-intensity, efficient format.

In this exhilarating class, you’ll navigate through a series of meticulously designed circuits that challenge your strength, agility, and cardiovascular capacity. Each circuit combines diverse exercises, blending strength training with explosive movements, agility drills, and heart-pumping cardio bursts. As you progress through the circuit, you’ll engage multiple muscle groups and tap into your body’s innate ability to torch calories and burn fat long after the workout concludes—the true essence of metabolic conditioning.

Our MetCon Circuit Training Program is more than just a workout; it’s a transformative journey that enhances your body’s metabolic efficiency, effectively boosting your calorie-burning potential. By consistently pushing your limits and embracing the intensity, you’ll not only witness physical changes but also experience heightened mental resilience and an undeniable sense of accomplishment.

Whether you’re an athlete seeking to enhance your performance or an individual striving for a dynamic fitness routine, this class is tailored to accommodate various fitness levels. Unleash your potential, push your boundaries, and elevate your training game as you dive into the heart-pounding world of Metabolic Conditioning Circuit Training. Join us in redefining what your body is capable of achieving.

Monday – Wednesday Mixed Group
Instructors: Liza Ramos 
Time:  5:15pm – 6:05pm

Tuesday – Thursday Mixed Group
Instructors: Liza Ramos 
Time: 12:10pm – 12:55pm

*Subscription Only

Stages Cycling

Welcome to an electrifying fitness experience like no other—the Stages Cycling Class! Immerse yourself in a high-energy, results-driven workout that harnesses the power of watts to propel your fitness journey to new heights.

Led by our skilled instructors, this class is not your typical indoor cycling session. With cutting-edge Stages bikes, you’ll embark on a journey that’s fueled by data, driven by performance, and powered by your own strength. The power of watts becomes your guiding light as you pedal through meticulously designed routines, pushing your limits and surpassing your goals.

In the Stages Power Ride Class, every pedal stroke becomes a pathway to progress. Through precise watt measurements, you’ll gain an intimate understanding of your effort and intensity, enabling you to optimize your performance with every session. Whether you’re an athlete seeking to enhance your endurance, a fitness enthusiast craving a challenge, or a newcomer looking to transform your fitness journey, this class caters to all levels.

But it’s not just about the numbers. The Stages Power Ride Class offers an immersive, music-driven experience that transforms your workout into a rhythm-infused journey. The synchronized beats will fuel your motivation, while our passionate instructors guide you through interval training, hill climbs, and sprint sequences that will leave you breathless and exhilarated.

Join us and tap into the power of watts—unleash your inner athlete, exceed your expectations, and redefine your cycling journey. Experience the thrill of pushing your limits in a supportive community of like-minded individuals who share your passion for achievement. Elevate your fitness game with the Stages Power Ride Class and pedal your way to a stronger, fitter, and more empowered you!

Wednesday – Friday AM Mixed Group
Instructor: Liza Ramos
Time: 6:30AM – 7:15AM

*Subscritpion & Drop-In

Stronger u with kettlebell

Welcome to our invigorating Kettlebell Workout Program, where strength, endurance, and functional fitness converge to sculpt a resilient body and a dynamic spirit. Led by experienced trainers, this class redefines your fitness journey through the artful integration of kettlebells, versatile tools that unlock a world of transformative possibilities.

In this high-energy program, you’ll master the art of swinging, lifting, and maneuvering kettlebells to activate multiple muscle groups, foster explosive power, and enhance your core stability. As you harness the unique design of these weights, you’ll not only build lean muscle but also elevate your cardiovascular endurance, creating a holistic fitness foundation that propels you through life’s challenges with vigor.

Our Kettlebell Workout Program goes beyond traditional weightlifting. It empowers you to engage in full-body movements that mirror real-world actions, improving your functional strength and agility. Through a meticulously curated series of exercises, you’ll learn to master techniques that enhance your posture, flexibility, and coordination, reducing the risk of injury and promoting an overall sense of well-being.

Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast seeking a fresh challenge or a newcomer eager to embark on a transformative journey, this program caters to all levels. Discover the exhilaration of unleashing your potential with each kettlebell swing, lift, and squat. Join us and embrace the fusion of strength and finesse as you sculpt your body, ignite your energy, and stride confidently toward your fitness aspirations.

Tuesday – Thursday – Friday
Mixed Group

Instructors: Liza Ramos 
Time:  12:10pm – 12:55pm

*Subscription Only



Experience the rhythm of fitness and the joy of movement in our electrifying Zumba Class! Get ready to dance your way to a healthier, happier you as you groove to infectious beats and sculpt your body in a dynamic, party-like atmosphere.
Led by our enthusiastic and skilled instructors, this Zumba Class is more than just a workout—it’s a celebration of movement. With a fusion of Latin and international dance styles, you’ll sway, shimmy, and salsa your way to improved cardiovascular fitness, increased endurance, and toned muscles. No dance experience is necessary; all you need is the desire to let loose and have a blast!
As the music pumps and the energy rises, you’ll find yourself forgetting that you’re even exercising. Zumba’s exhilarating routines will have you smiling and sweating simultaneously, releasing stress and boosting your mood. The class’s vibrant environment creates a sense of community and camaraderie, making it easy to connect with others who share your passion for movement.
Whether you’re looking to shed those extra calories, spice up your fitness routine, or simply have a fantastic time while getting fit, our Zumba Class is the ultimate answer. So, grab your sneakers, put on your dancing shoes, and join us for an unforgettable fitness party that will leave you energized, empowered, and excited for more! 

Friday Mixed Group
Instructor: Liza Ramos

Time: 5:00pm – 5:55pm

 *Subscription & Drop-In

Zumba Gold
Move and groove to our Zumba Gold fitness class! Enjoy easy to follow routines, energetic vibes, and a supportive atmosphere. Perfect for complete beginners regardless of fitness level or age. Come and join us and experience the magic of Zumba Gold – where fitness meets fun!

Wednesday Mixed Group
Instructor: Liza Ramos

Time: 10:15am – 11:00am

 *Subscription & Drop-In

Animal Flow Program intro

Unleash your primal power and embrace the freedom of movement in our exhilarating Animal Flow Program! Get ready to connect with your inner beast as you explore a unique fusion of ground-based movements, bodyweight exercises, and dynamic flows that will redefine your perception of fitness.

Led by our skilled instructors, this Animal Flow Program takes inspiration from the fluid motions of animals, creating a workout that’s not only effective but also incredibly fun. Through a series of carefully curated movements like crocodile rolls, crab walks, and traveling ape, you’ll enhance your strength, flexibility, and mobility in a way that traditional exercises simply can’t replicate.

The Animal Flow Program transcends the limitations of machines and weights, allowing you to tap into your body’s natural capabilities and discover newfound strength. As you navigate through sequences that seamlessly transition from one movement to the next, you’ll engage muscles you never knew you had, sculpting a functional and balanced physique.

But it’s not just about the physical gains. Our Animal Flow Program offers a liberating experience that encourages creativity and self-expression. As you flow like an animal, you’ll find yourself immersed in a state of mindfulness, leaving behind the stresses of everyday life. The class’s inclusive environment fosters a sense of unity and shared growth, making it perfect for individuals of all fitness levels.

Whether you’re an athlete looking to amplify your performance, a fitness enthusiast seeking a fresh challenge, or someone ready to embark on a transformative journey, our Animal Flow Program invites you to break free from the confines of traditional workouts. Join us in redefining movement, strength, and vitality in a way that’s as exciting as it is effective!

This program is an introduction level and best suited for those without experience with animal flow. Students will go through the fundamentals of animal flow like Ape, Beast, Crab, and level 1 transitions & stretches.  Also great for advanced practitioners who would like to review and drill the basics of animal flow to maintain a strong foundation.

Saturday Mixed Group

Martin Roberge
Time:  11:00am – 12:00pm

* Subscription & Drop-In



Qigong for emotional balance

When ancient wisdom meets sports science. Qigong is a mind-body practice involving movement, breathing technics, visualization, and meditation. Similar to Tai Chi, when practiced regularly, qigong can improve your range of motion, make your body more supple, work on your balance, calm the mind, and help the body heal physically and emotionally. Ideal for people of all ages from pure beginners who have never exercised to elite athletes.

Whether you seek release from stress, a means to manage anxiety, or simply a serene space to reconnect with your inner self, our Qigong class offers a sanctuary of tranquility. Learn to harness the energy within you, harmonizing your emotions and cultivating a sense of equilibrium that radiates through every facet of your life. Join us to embark on a voyage of self-discovery and emotional well-being through the timeless wisdom of Qigong.

Tuesday Mixed Group

Instructors: Martin Roberge
Time: 6:15pm – 7:15pm

*Subscription & Drop-In



meet the trainers

Take the guess work out of your exercise routine and get the results you want. Contact one of our trainers and get your fitness journey started the right way.

liza ramos


  • World Champion Karate/Kickboxing
  • 4th Degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate
  • Diploma in Personal Training
  • A.C.E Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Animal Flow Instructor Level 1
  • Functional Movement Screening Level 1 & 2
  • Precision Nutrition Level 1
  • Holistic Nutrition Weight Loss Coach
  • Pre and Post-Natal Coaching
  • Functional Aging Specialist
  • Licensed Zumba Instructor

I’m a multi-time World Champion Martial Artist.  I have more than 20 years of Karate/Kickboxing and fitness experience and earned my 4th Degree Blackbelt in Shotokan karate in 2012. I want to share my knowledge through fitness and inspire others that every accomplishment starts with the decision to try! “DARE TO DREAM…TRAIN TO SUCCEED!”

carla atherton


  • B.A Psychology
  • Diploma in Personal Training
  • A.C.E Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified Sports & Fitness Nutrition Specialist
  • World Champion Karate/Kickboxing
  • 2nd degree Black Belt in Shotokan Karate
  • Certified Animal Flow Instructor Level 1
  • Functional Movement Screening (FMS) Level 2
  • Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SMFA) Level 1
  • Functional Breathing Screen
  • Functional Range Conditionning Mobility Specialist (FRCms)
  • Qigong Instructor

With 20 years of martial arts training, including a 2nd degree black belt in Shotokan karate, a black belt in kickboxing, and a world champion title, I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. As a former mental health counselor, I understand the importance of sleep, diet, and exercise in maintaining optimal physical and mental health. I am well versed if different behavior modification methodologies. In 2020, I became certified as a personal trainer by the American Council on Exercise (A.C.E) and a Sport & Fitness Nutrition Specialist. My goal is to empower you to achieve your maximum potential, whether it be in athletic performance or overall health and wellness. I believe that fitness is more than just exercise, it’s a holistic approach to well-being. That’s why I take the time to get to know you, your goals, and your unique needs. With a non-judgmental, supportive, and positive approach, I will help you to overcome obstacles and reach new heights.

massage therapy

Members of NW fitness will be receiving $20 off of their initial appointment.

liza ramos

Lysanne graduated from the West Coast College of Massage Therapy in 2007, and is registered with the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia. She relocated to Victoria in 2002 while pursuing a National Rowing team career, which brought her three international podium finishes. She has since continued to lead an active lifestyle and participates in many different sports. She preaches the power of a stable body state: ‘Good nutrition and sleep with enough water supports your body in its stable state helping your recovery.’

Lysanne does not offer full body massage and rarely uses oil. She will listen to your body to figure out the source of the issue and then address it. Her extensive visceral manipulation training is the foundation of the treatments through very good knowledge of the anatomy and functions of the human body. Interspersed with fascial work, kinetic tests, taping, strengthening and all held together through the principles of biodynamic tensegrity and more to come.

Learning never ends, every year her knowledge increases and you can expect a different treatment as she figures out more effective ways to get to the source of issues. A thorough assessment and very specific techniques will follow.



“Awesome gym! Friendly staff and great atmosphere this place is more then just a gym its a lifestyle!”

Zack B.

“Friendly staff, good supplements and well equipped gym”

Ben D.

“I’m really impressed with this place. I came to Smithers from Hamilton Ontario and was pleasantly surprised to find a gym that offers everything you could get in a commercial gym in a big city (and then some). The staff is always friendly, the gym is rarely crowded, the facilities are clean and equipment, especially in the back room, is top notch. Keep it up guys”

Matt F.


Browse our frequently asked questions or send us your question and will answer it promptly.


Yes. You must register for our classes. Limited spots are available for each class due to covid restrictions. Group classes are separate from gym membership but can be booked without a gym membership. First come first serve. 


Yes. We do have a drop-in fee which gives you access to the gym. No drop-in allowed for group classes due to covid restrictions. 

Do I need a personal trainer to access the gym?

No. Every one is free to  use the weight room and other equipment without a trainer as long as you have an active membership. If  you have no prior experience in training it is highly recommended to hire a trainer, even for a short term to get you started. Certified personal trainer are a great investment to make sure you use the equipment properly, exercise safely and remain injury free.


Yes. Ask our staff how you can get 24hr access. 


Yes. We carry top of the line supplements like Optimum Nutrition, BioSteel and Muscle Meds just to name a few. 


Yes. We have standing booth for tanning. Check our price list here


more than just a gym

fitness northwest

Gym H0urs

Monday-Friday: 10am – 6pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Sunday: closed
* Ask our staff for our 24hr access
* Confirm with staff for holidays hours 


Curious to try Animal Flow, now is your chance. From July 31st to August 28th, get 5 free Animal Flow session. Simply enter your email below and signup at the front desk.

See you soon :)

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news on programs and group classes schedule and other events

You have Successfully Subscribed!