How It All Began…

The journey to build a new type of boutique gym

Proudly Owned & Operated By Hamiltonians

Neighbourhood Gyms That Put Members First

Stefan Witt is a veteran of the health and fitness industry, having been in it for over 30 years. After working with large fitness chains for many years, he became dissatisfied with the direction that most fitness clubs had taken. To big, to corporate, to busy, to many unsatisfied members etc… you know the story! Success in these facilities is measured strictly by sales with little or no regard for customer service and satisfaction.

He felt that there had to be another option, one that focused on ensuring an enjoyable member experience, offering the “best of the best” equipment and service. He aimed to build the “Cheers” of fitness where everybody knows your name, but without the beer. A place where people can relax and be themselves while they get fit, a place where friendships grow in atmosphere of care and support.

Starting Something New

Locke Street Roots

Motivated by his vision of something better, and as a Locke Street resident, he decided to start with The Gym On Locke in 2009. He introduced a new style of gym that limits membership to maintain the highest standard of quality and availability. A unique neighbourhood fitness experience.

The Next Chapter

Moving On Up (to the Mountain)

With the success of the Locke Street location, he opened The Gym On Fennell in 2017, a much larger facility on a single floor, adding in new features such as a wellness centre and hydro massage beds. He partnered with Mr. Pete Relewicz, Head Trainer at The Gym on Locke since 2009, to head up the new facility as Managing Partner.

Why We're Different

Put aside everything you associate with a traditional "big box" gym. The crowded environment, the dirty equipment, the staff who try to sell you something. At our gyms, we focus on you, the member, first. Always.

Neighbourhood Community

At our gyms, our staff know you by name. We have a strong and friendly member community.

Open 24/7 Year-round

Day or night, you have access to the gym facility. Shift worker? Want to come at 3am? No problem.

Limited Memberships

We limit memberships so the gyms are not over-crowded and you get personalized service.

No Annual Contract

Locking you into a year-long contract and hoping you don't come to the gym? Not here. Instead, we want you to use the facility! Memberships are all month-to-month and can be cancelled at any time.

Never Crowded

Our limited membership model means the gym is never crowded or dirty, and we're able to maintain the style and integrity of the facility. Equipment is readily available. Our staff get to know you by name.

Wellness Centre

Our Fennell location is equipped with sophisicated technology including InBody and Fit3D (holographic body scanner) to monitor and track body shape and body composition. We also have hydro massage beds.

Premium Equipment

Enjoy state-of-the-art equipment that is the best in the industry, with built-in technology to keep you motivated. TV's? Check. Connections for smartphones and iPods? Check. Virtually race people in NYC? Check.

Member Service

We serve our members and help each one of them become stronger, healthier and happier. Every member of our team embodies our core values, focused on motivating, coaching and teaching our members.

Comfortable Environment

We provide a nurturing atmosphere that inspires members to discover their greatest potential in a uniquely intimate, safe, friendly and non-intimidating environment. Everyone is welcome, new or experienced.

Passionate Trainers

Our highly experienced, diverse team of trainers craft individualized programs for beginners, intermediates, and elite athletes. We want you to be your best, feel your best, and look your best. Don’t settle for less.

Loft-Style Facility

We put care into designing our gyms. Warm hardwood floors, studio lighting, earthy red brick walls, and bright picturesque bay windows, are just some of special touches you can expect in our facilities.

Free Coaching

Every member is offered a complimentary Personal Coaching session with one of our Certified Trainers to ensure that they are properly integrated into the gym. Personal and Nutritional Coaching also available.

The Gym On Locke

220 Locke St S, Hamilton
(905) 526-9000

The Gym On Fennell

989 Fennell Ave E, Hamilton
(905) 575-7777