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Gym Change?

Ever feel the need to change gyms?

I’m at the standard Goodlife in Toronto, Ontario. I started there when I began working out-I knew I wouldn’t pay for a gym membership having never been a regular exerciser and knowing next to nothing, so I got a job at the front desk. Since then I have enrolled myself in Kinesiology so needless to say my knowledge of fitness and the body has grown immensely since the days of drinking 4 nights a week and living off kraft dinner and poutine.

Lately I feel like I need to move on. This place has gotten me a good start but I want to be surrounded by people that push me. I want to look around and feel like I am in the bottom half of the pack.

Anyone else ever feel like this? I’m not even sure how I go about finding the gym I want…somewhere where people have more knowledge then I do. I want to learn and grow as a lifter and feel as if Goodlife isn’t going to provide that.

Here’s a list of clubs affiliated with the Ontario Powelifting Association( http://www.ontariopowerlifting.org/ )
Happy hunting.

Brantford Bodyline Powerlifting OSO
Doug Vair (519) 758-9881
34 Dalkeith Dr
Brantford, ON N3P 1N6

Fern’s Gym
Fern Boucher (705) 647-4279
571 Bolger Ave
New Liskeard, ON P0S 1P0

Golden Triangle Powerlifting Club
Dave Hoffman (519) 894-5913
278 Thaler Ave
Kitchener, ON N2A 1R6

Greater Sudbury Powerlifting Club
Doug Marr (705) 523-4767
574 Loach’s Road
Sudbury, ON P3E 2R1
Email: dmar@nemhc.on.ca

K-W Grizzlies Special Athletes
Adele Couchman (519) 744-4881
A4-199 Elm Ridge Dr
Kitchener, ON N2N 2C7
Email: acouchman@sympatico.ca

Kingston Eagles Special Olympics
Pauline Weston (613) 389-5929
17 Gordon St
Kingston, ON K7M 3S2
Email: plweston@sympatico.ca

London Powerlifting Club
Terry Stinchcombe (519) 681-4766
18 Locus Cres.
London, ON N6E 2K2
Email: karnterr@sympatico.ca
Web site: www.londonpowerlifting.org

London Special 0
Ivan Williamson (519) 681-9768
43 - 325 Lighthouse Rd
London, ON N6M 1H8

Monster Powerlifting Club
Hamek Singh Rai (416) 569-1488
17 Lynmont Rd
Etobicoke, ON M9V 3W7
Email: harnekpowerlifting@yahoo.com

Niagara Powerlifting Club
Jay Gemmell (905) 685-9828
20 Foxhill Cres
St. Catharines, ON L2S 3T9
Email: jgemmell@cogeco.ca
Web site: niagarapowerlifting.org

North Bay Powerlifting Club
Mark Glofcheskie (705) 474-6779
128-1 Fourth Ave
North Bay, ON P1B 1N1
Email: markglofcheskie@hotmail.com

Ottawa Strong Powerlifting Club
Eric Gagnon (613) 523-4024 x-236
c/o O.A.C. 2525 Lancaster Drive
Ottawa, ON K1B 4L5
Email: eric@ottawaathleticclub.com

Power Pit Gym
Jerry Marentette (519) 727-6096
1530 County Rd. 22
Belle River, ON N0R 1A0

PoweReacH Powerlifting Club
Ashley Hartwick (613) 832-2906
139 Willand Lane, RR#3
Woodlawn, ON K0A 3M0
Email: powereach@sympatico.ca

Steel City Powerlifting Club
Bill Jamison (905) 765-5345
412 Big Creek Rd
Caledonia, ON N3W 2G9
Email: billjamison@sympatico.ca

St Thomas D.F. Powerlifting OSO
Daniel Pare (519) 633-8366
71 Ross St. #11
St. Thomas, ON N5R 3X6
Email: weightroompress@aol.com

St Thomas Elite Powerlifting OSO
Daniel Pare (519) 633-8366
71 Ross St. #11
St. Thomas, ON N5R 3X6
Email: weightroompress@aol.com

Timmins Special Olympics
Bob Boisvert (705) 264-8818
670 Howard Ave
Timmins, ON P4N 5V8
Email: loubob@sympatico.ca

Titans of Mississauga
Pascal Tyrrell (905) 842-6701
2272 Margot St
Oakville, ON L6H 3M7

Valhalla Powerlifting Club
Larry Sheppard (705) 476-7577
40 Judge Avenue #11
North Bay, ON P1A 1B4
Email: coachsheppard@yahoo.ca