About GoodLife Fitness

At GoodLife our purpose is to give every Canadian the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life.

Founded in 1979, GoodLife Fitness has been helping to transform the health and wellness of Canadians every day.

Growing to help you achieve your goals

Canada's Largest Fitness Company
Over 1 Million Members
More than 320 clubs across Canada
GoodLife employs over 13,000 associates
One in every 35 Canadian's is a GoodLife Fitness Member
Over 2,500 Corporate Partner Members
Now in All Provinces
4th Largest Fitness Club Chain in the World

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GoodLife Full History

Full Summary (1979 - 2013)


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GoodLife Kids Foundation

The GoodLife Kids Foundation is a private foundation with a vision for every Canadian kid to have the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. To date GoodLife Kids Foundation Grant Program has given over $1 MILLION to over 80 organizations and helped almost 200,000 Canadian children. 100% of the money you donate to GoodLife Kids Foundation goes to helping Kids across Canada get active and healthy! GoodLife Fitness clubs covers all administrative and operational expenses so that every dollar raised will make the biggest impact on the lives of Canadian kids.


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Spin 4 Kids

Spin 4 Kids is an incredible one-day fundraising event in support of the Good Life Kids Foundation. Fueled by the energy and enthusiasm of GoodLife Fitness Employees, Members and Partners, Spin 4 Kids 2013 raised $596,000 to support kids activity across Canada.

2014 Spin 4 Kids takes place March 1st in communities across Canada

Community Investment

GoodLife has a proud history of helping charitable and not-for-profit organizations for over 30 years. We have sponsored events, provided gift packages, and volunteered our time year after year. As a Canadian company, we view community investments not simply as a responsibility, but as an essential component in building strong and healthy communities. Our Community Investment initiatives are driven by our vision to give every Canadian the opportunity to live a fit a healthy good life. These initiatives are primarily led by our Public Relations team.

GoodLife Fitness accepts requests for sponsorships, donations, on-site event participations, and in-kind donations. If you are a not-for-profit organization looking for support in any of these areas please visit our contact page.

Proudly Supporting

The Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group

The group was founded at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) following a generous donation from GoodLife Fitness’ Founder and CEO, David “Patch” Patchell-Evans. Named after his autistic daughter Kilee, the overall mandate was to create a multi-disciplinary research group whose combined efforts would focus on the development of novel research methods in the study of autism spectrum disorders.

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UHN’s Peter Munk Cardiac Centre

In November, 2012 GoodLife Fitness made a $5 million donation to the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre. The establishment of the GoodLife Fitness Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Medicine is the beginning of an innovative and first of its kind, private/public collaboration between GoodLife Fitness and the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at UHN.


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Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
50 Most Engaged Workplaces
Canada's Passion Capitalists

History of GoodLife Fitness

A little bit of history about GoodLife Fitness.

  • 1993

    Patch becomes the first President of the Canadian Fitness Professionals - Read more...

  • 1995

    GoodLife wins The London Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award - Read more...

  • 2003

    Club Business International, in their Global 25, ranks Patch as "the founder and CEO of the largest fitness company owned by a single individual, in the world"

  • 2005

    Most Innovative CEO of the Year by Canadian Business magazine

    • Patch becomes the youngest ever inductee to the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in London, Ontario
    • Patch is given the Alumni Award of Merit, University of Western Ontario.
  • 2006

    Patch is recognized as Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young

    • Inducted into the International Entrepreneur of the Year Institute with a Special Citation for Customer Driven Focus
    • GoodLife wins Top Employer of the Year award from Best Buddies Canada
  • 2007

    Patch receives the Canadian Medical Association Medal of Honour

  • 2009

    GoodLife is recognized as one of the 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures in Canada

    • Platinum Club Member Status, Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies
    • Patch is made Chair of the IHRSA Board of Directors
    • Patch’s second book The Real Sexy, Smart and Strong becomes an overnight International Best Seller
  • 2010

    Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies Platinum Club

    • Entrepreneur of the Year Award, Canada’s Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (CVCA)
    • International Entrepreneur of the Year Institute Induction- special citation for Customer Driven Focus
  • 2011

    GoodLife maintains its Platinum status, Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies

    • GoodLife awarded Platinum, Canada’s Top 10 Corporate Cultures award
  • 2012

    Patch receives an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree at Western University

    • GoodLife awarded the Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ in Canada for top employers that show leadership and innovation in engaging employees
    • Platinum Member Status with Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
    • GoodLife is written up as a “front-line example of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies” in the book, Power of the Best