London, ON—May 16, 2018—The crew of the MV ASTERIX, the Royal Canadian Navy's (RCN) vessel that was officially welcomed to the fleet in March, now has access to a 4,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art fitness facility thanks to GoodLife Fitness and Federal Fleet Services.

The facility includes customized Olympic-style power lifting racks with GoodLife bumper plate, a full TurfZone with pushing sleds, battle ropes, plyometric boxes and TRX straps. There is also a full set of GoodLife Fitness dumbbells ranging from 5 to 100 lbs., indoor cycles, rowing machines, treadmills, and more. All of the equipment was installed and secured with maximum efficiency and safety in mind to meet the demands of the ship’s crew when they are deployed.

“GoodLife Fitness was honoured to have the opportunity to give the brave men and women who serve on the MV ASTERIX the very best equipment we have to offer so they can stay healthy and fit as they serve Canada abroad,” said David Patchell-Evans, Founder and CEO of GoodLife Fitness. “GoodLife proudly supports Canadian veterans through our CF1 Appreciation Program and we see this fitness facility as the next step in showing our care for active armed forces members.”

Through the CF1 Appreciation Program, GoodLife offers significantly discounted memberships to Canadian veterans and their families in order to help veterans invest in their health and fitness goals. The company also has long-standing Corporate Membership programs in place with multiple divisions of Department of National Defence.

“This fitness facility is truly the first of its kind for any navy in the world and it is certainly one of the most talked about features of the ASTERIX,” said Spencer Fraser, CEO of Federal Fleet Services, the builders of the RCN’s newest vessel.

MV ASTERIX is a strategically enabling Naval Support Ship leased to the RCN that will provide the navy with fuels, cargo, ammunition, a floating hospital, a platform for two helicopters and quarters for humanitarian and rescue operations.

Media Opportunities:

  • You can download photos of the facility here.
  • Shawn Mackinnon, VP of Club Services for GoodLife Fitness is available to speak about the unique challenges that went into installing a full fitness facility on a naval vessel.
  • Michael Boyce, VP of Business Development is available to speak about the important relationship between GoodLife Fitness and the Department of National Defense and GoodLife’s support of active and retired armed forces members.

About GoodLife Fitness

Proudly Canadian since 1979, GoodLife Fitness is the largest fitness club chain in Canada and the fourth largest overall in the world. With over 400 Clubs from coast-to-coast, including GoodLife Fitness, Fit4Less by GoodLife and ÉconoFitness Clubs, approximately 12,400 employees and more than 1.5 million members, GoodLife is helping to transform the health and wellness of 1 in 25 Canadians every day.

About Federal Fleet Services

Federal Fleet Services supports military, government and humanitarian operations through the construction, ownership, servicing and management of complex, mission-critical ships. Federal Fleet Services is the Canadian At-Sea Support Services Provider, providing a fully operated Naval Support Ship for the Royal Canadian Navy from 2017. Federal Fleet Services is part of the Inocea Group of Companies which also owns Davie Shipbuilding Canada's largest and highest capacity shipbuilder.