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

GoodLife Kids Foundation is a registered charity with a vision for every Canadian kid to have the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. Funds raised through GoodLife Kids Foundation support two key initiatives: the GoodLife4Kids School Program which partners with local teachers helping to teach fitness skills to grade 4 students at no cost to schools and the GoodLife Kids Grant Program which provides funding for programs offering ongoing physical activity opportunities for children with special needs. To date, GoodLife Kids Foundation has impacted the lives of nearly 250,000 Canadian children through physical activity opportunities.

GoodLife Fitness covers 100% of the administrative and operational expenses for GoodLife Kids Foundation so that every dollar raised will make the biggest impact on the lives of Canadian kids.

Learn More: goodlifekids.com

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Spin4Kids

Each year on the first Saturday of March, join the party at Spin4Kids and work up a sweat for a great cause! You can Spin, Groove, and Move as GoodLife locations across Canada host this one-day fitness fundraiser in support of GoodLife Kids Foundation. Build a team of up to eight and take part in one hour of high energy group fitness classes – no experience is needed and everyone is welcome! Recruit your friends, family, workmates or gym buddies and raise funds to provide opportunities for Canadian kids to get active through GoodLife Kids Foundation’s Grant Program and GoodLife4Kids School Program. With costumes, themes, special guests and prizes – this is a day you won’t want to miss!

Get Involved: spin4kids.com

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.

Recognition

Canada's Best Managed Companies Platinum Member
Canada's 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures
50 Most Engaged Workplaces
Canada's Passion Capitalists

Live the good life with Patch

In his first book, Living the Good Life, GoodLife Founder and CEO, David ‘Patch’ Patchell-Evans recounts his personal story and challenges that helped him discover the incredible benefits of exercise. In the book, which he would like you to have for free, you’ll also learn what it means to truly feel at home in your body and how Patch’s balanced and inspiring tips on exercise, nutrition and life can help your mind, body and spirit flourish.

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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