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Patch. CEO & Founder of GoodLife Fitness
Since 1979, our core values have been the foundation for everything we do. Our employees help our Members find their own version of the good life by motivating, coaching and celebrating them throughout their journey. It’s not about perfection. It’s about living your healthiest and happiest life.
Following a motorcycle accident, founder David Patchell-Evans finds a lifelong passion for fitness through rehabilitation and begins shaping the idea for GoodLife Fitness.
First Club opens in London, Ontario.
GoodLife opens its first “For Women” Club.
Patch becomes the first President of Canadian Fitness Professionals (Canfitpro).
GoodLife Kids Foundation is created to inspire kids to get active.
The Kilee Patchell-Evans Autism Research Group is established.
GoodLife becomes the largest individually-owned fitness company in the world.
GoodLife celebrates 100 Clubs across Canada.
GoodLife acquires Energie Cardio.
GoodLife launches Fit4Less.
The GoodLife Fitness Centre of Excellence in Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Medicine is established at the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre.
GoodLife reaches 300 Clubs.
Econofitness launches in Quebec.
GoodLife reaches 1 million Members! 1 in 35 people living in Canada are GoodLife Members.
GoodLife is named “Best Gym in Canada” by Best Health Magazine readers.
Patch is inducted into the Canadian Business Hall of Fame.
*Brands operate as separate businesses. Club access is based on the brand(s) you have a Membership with.
Through our cornerstone programs and partnerships, we’re committed to ensuring more children and youth can experience the benefits of physical activity and fitness.
GoodLife is committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. Giving back isn’t just the right thing to do—it goes hand-in-hand with the core values that drive our business.
We believe the health of our communities, and the people we serve, goes hand-in-hand with the health of our planet. While we are early on in our environmental sustainability journey, we recognize our role in mitigating the impacts of climate change, and are committed to doing the work necessary to continually evaluate and improve our environmental performance.
GoodLife Fitness was founded on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek (Ah-nish-in-a-bek), Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-no-show-nee), Lūnaapéewak (Len-ahpay- wuk) and Attawandaron (Add-a-won-da-run) Peoples, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum. This land, and the land on which all GoodLife Fitness Clubs operate, continues to be home to diverse Indigenous Peoples (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) whom we recognize as contemporary stewards of the land and vital contributors of our society.