The 4,000 sq. ft. gym is hailed as the “finest health and fitness platform on a ship in the world”
The crew of the MV ASTERIX, the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) vessel that was officially welcome to the fleet in in March, now have 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.