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LPS Athletic Centre
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Alex Armellin
Alex Armellin
15:20 13 Feb 24
Great experience training at LPS. An open, hard-working environment that allowed me to push myself and maximize my... gains. In one summer, I saw massive improvements in my strength and mobility, which transferred to my sport of hockey. Definitely recommend it to any hockey goalies looking to improve their off-ice strength.read more
Jerry Paonessa
Jerry Paonessa
02:16 13 Feb 24
i just wanted to take this time to leave a review about LPS. I'm going onto my third week at LPS with the EFA (Elite... Football Academy) training and let me tell you it's been truly amazing. Every time I walk in it smells like hard work and dedication. The training team is great they really care for You as person and really have made an impact and make me want to show up each week. I just want to say thank you to the team for providing athletes these wonderful opportunities to get betterread more
P C
P C
17:13 08 Feb 24
Nick Lecuyer
Nick Lecuyer
00:19 05 Feb 24
The team at LPS Athletic is truly dedicated to helping athletes achieve their fitness goals and become better versions... of themselves. The trainers are incredibly knowledgeable, motivating, and supportive.read more
Nicasio Co III
Nicasio Co III
14:44 23 Jan 24
Hands down the best gym in toronto if you are serious about your training. The coaches here are phenomenal and really... get to know you and your body to customize a strength and conditioning program that works.If you are looking for a gym with a culture that truly cares about YOU, look no further than LPS. As I invest in my health even more this year, the team at LPS was there every step of the way to support my goals!read more
Eddison Ng
Eddison Ng
07:29 23 Jan 24
Good and clean facility. Highly recommend the coaches here.
Charles Wah
Charles Wah
12:52 22 Jan 24
High performance gym for athletes and people who enjoy fitness and want to be the best versions of themselves
D.Franz McFayden
D.Franz McFayden
16:59 30 Dec 23
The best Strength and Conditioning facility in the GTA. The right environment, get ready to dominate.
Nick Lomangino
Nick Lomangino
14:53 28 Nov 23
Best gym for serious athletes
Chris Avelino
Chris Avelino
16:03 26 Oct 23
brendon aldridge
brendon aldridge
20:03 14 Oct 23
This place is intense and they have the best trainers around. Not your average gym.
L. M.
L. M.
19:19 30 Sep 23
My son started at LPS last December and although I was a bit hesitant about weighlifitng at first, I think this will... actually make the most difference in his overall athletic ability, strength and confidence as he is go into his hitting year in hockey. The difference in his speed is significant and he is sure it is because of the training he has done. They have a great team at LPS. Highly recommended.read more
Ileana Kuo
Ileana Kuo
15:19 04 Sep 23
My daughter is 15 and swims competitively. Despite being hesitant to join LPS at first, she really enjoyed going for... six weeks this past summer. We saw results very quickly and she gained strength and knowledge on proper technique. The coaches were awesome and really helped my daughter enjoy the program. She said she would definitely go back next summer.read more
Jake Hugessen
Jake Hugessen
17:41 28 Aug 23
Joining LPS will no doubt be the best decision that I will ever make in my life. They shape you to be a better athlete,... and a better person with coaches that care about you and what you accomplish. I’m heading into my season feeling the best and most confident that I have ever been! My only regret is not starting sooner.read more
Mustafa
Mustafa
22:18 16 Feb 23
I came to LPS for an internship during the spring of 2022 as I'm strongly interested in working as a strength coach. ... My experience working with the coaches was incredibly informative and taught me more than I ever thought was possible. The athletes who train at LPS are pushed to become the best version of themselves in order for them to excel at their sport. I loved being apart of such a motivating environment because it constantly pushed me to become better and better.If you're an aspiring strength and conditioning coach that wants to get your foot in the door within the industry, or if you're an athlete that wants to take their performance to another level, then you should definitely go check out LPS Athletic Centre.You won't regret it!Mustafaread more
Kevin G
Kevin G
07:51 01 Jan 23
LPS is the best gym in Toronto. Period.1. I wasted years training by myself and progression was very slow. The result... I got training here in just few month > years of training by myself.2. Gym Culture. This is the place where everyone in the gym are super competitive and serious about improving their strength and conditioning.I would recommend this place if you are serious and passionate about sport.read more
Jason Tello
Jason Tello
04:22 12 Dec 22
I knew I was in for a challenge when I discovered LPS on Google. I figured if PK Subban trained there it definitely... would be a winner. The staff are super dedicated to improving their personal athletic abilities, so naturally they help us with very detailed guidance. Tweeking for better form or performance is a constant. These guys are the guys to build your foundation with, especially if you want to prepare your children for competitive sport.I would bring my kids here if I had any! Look for us in the future! Love y'all 🤜🏽💙🤛🏽 Nothing but greatness for y'all! 👊🏼read more
kennedy harding
kennedy harding
16:06 11 Dec 22
I've been a member of the LPS Weightlifting Team for over a year now and I am so happy I joined. I train mostly remote,... but I am inspired by the LPS community and I am hitting numbers I always thought I could but Coach Clance has helped make possible.read more
Denzy C
Denzy C
14:11 05 Dec 22
Came in expecting to improve as an athlete, but LPS will shape you into a better person as well. The growth I’ve... experienced here has been incredible. The earlier you can start the better. Looking forward to how I’m going to continue to grow.read more
Joey Ma
Joey Ma
06:55 05 Dec 22
I originally came here for a taste of how pro athletes train and I didn't plan to stay long term. Now it has been 10... months and I don't ever wanna leave. I stayed for the amazing and knowledgable coaches, the pace pushing environment that forces me to improve, and the results that I couldn't have achieved without their help. I get pushed to my limits every day that I come. This place forces you to be the best that you can be if you are willing to put into the work. There is no other gym I'd rather be at other than here at LPS.read more
Santiago Cordova
Santiago Cordova
15:48 30 Nov 22
LPS Athletic Centre is hands down one of the best training facilities to be at as an athlete looking to get better and... even as an intern who is looking to learn. I’ve been in both positions and can assure anyone that if they come here they will see results as that is what LPS athletic Centre lives by.read more
Kayla K
Kayla K
09:47 29 Nov 22
This is a well maintained, professionally managed facility that offers world class coaching for anyone trying to reach... their full potential. Best strength and conditioning programming to enhance your performance at whatever sport you compete at, and develop grit. Great place for kids to learn and develop a proper foundation in strength training using olympic weightlifting with an emphasis on mobility, technique, strength, speed and coordination. Prepare to dominate!read more
Y Kevin
Y Kevin
21:56 28 Nov 22
The real gym for real athletes! Try to set a new athletic goal, try to have a better season? Lps is your top choice.
Satnam Parhar
Satnam Parhar
17:15 28 Nov 22
LPS has been great with helping my kids get stronger and more efficient in wrestling. The coaches are very welcoming... and supportive! They genuinely want to see their athletes succeed and get better! My kids love the atmosphere of the gym and how everyone (athletes & coaches) are always motivating them and pushing them to do better!read more
Matt Moscuzza
Matt Moscuzza
16:17 28 Nov 22
My experience at lps has only been great so far. I have been training here for about two months and I have improved... fast then I have ever improved doing any other form of training. Would recommend to any athlete who wants to become the best at what they do.read more
lowell wintrup
lowell wintrup
15:17 28 Nov 22
LPS is a differentiator with my son Logan's aspirations to become a professional athlete.I have found his coaches to... deliver the highest level of expertise including weighting, techniques, frequency, range of motion and injury prevention.LPS fosters a very serious and professional experience with youth. Master coaching is the norm at LPS, even at the youth level. Additionally, pro players often mentor and encourage him during sessions.Furthermore, the learning is continuous from one session to the next. Even at a young age there are specific techniques deployed to ensure confidence building, progressive learning, strength and ultimatly speed.LPS, and their TOP coaches, are an essential part of Logans professional career aspirations as a footballer.read more
larissa lehmann
larissa lehmann
01:03 21 Oct 21
There are a couple of things I like about LPS. First off the atmosphere is unreal. Training next to some of the top... athletes in Ontario creates an addicting energy while training; like there's no way you're going to be lazy when there are Olympians, pro footballers, and top track stars snatching 300lbs next to you. You immediately rise to their level.Secondly, the gym culture. There's a standard of excellence that sets the tone. It's very clear the intention: you want to be the best you gotta train like the best. The staff is amazing. As high as the standard is, everyone is so kind and helpful and all anyone wants for you is to succeed and it's very clear in the way they coach and treat you.The biggest difference from other gyms is LPS’s scientific knowledge for developing athletes.So many other gyms do not know how to properly build their athletes without injuring them. I’ve found other gyms focus more on gimmicks, and they lack the principles behind true athletic development such as making athletes do single-legged exercises on a balance ball with a kettle ball which is huge for injury. The majority of gyms lack the foundation and understanding behind true athletic development.LPS is the gym I constantly compare others to. And none have lived up to my standard of LPS. I know if want to be a top athlete, LPS is the only choice.read more
Kevin Y
Kevin Y
00:40 17 Oct 21
If anyone wants to become stronger, faster, and more explosive, gain some mental strength. Lps is the right place!
lexi pollard
lexi pollard
18:21 26 Sep 21
I am a professional volleyball player and LPS has been my favourite off season in my 13 years of training for this... sport. I spent my first summer at LPS these past few months, and I reached a new level of strength, flexibility and mental toughness I’ve never tapped into before stepping into this gym. The coaches are the most knowledgeable, supportive and caring group of people and really want you to succeed as an athlete. If you train here and put in the work required you WILL see some crazy results I can guarantee.read more
Chris Quizi
Chris Quizi
00:48 24 Aug 21
Absolutely love LPS. Made me a much better athlete and person in the short period of time I have been going. Gained... strength and fundamentals with the great coaching. I highly recommend LPS to anyone who wants to maximize there potential.read more
Abbas Ali Khan
Abbas Ali Khan
15:11 22 Aug 21
LPS provides the highest quality of strength and athletic training. They know how to build athletes.
joshua caloiero
joshua caloiero
13:25 22 Aug 21
Just from the last month LPS has gotten me more Stronger, Explosive and most importantly mentally strong. I believe... that if you are not mentally strong you will not be able to overcome the hard obstacles in your life. Just by going to this gym has made me a better athlete and a better human.read more
L Kelly
L Kelly
13:40 06 Jun 21
This place is amazing! The professionalism of the trainers and management team is second to none! My son has learned so... much in the year that he has been training there! Everything they do is proper and the right way! The results is a totally different story! Their on a level of their own! We tried other trainers and gyms. Nothing touches this place hands down!read more
Dags
Dags
18:38 22 Feb 21
Top tier environment, even better people inside helping athletes of all ages reach their full potential. Only being at... LPS for 2 months helped me regain plus enhance my own athleticism and more. Coming here is a joyful, fun, energized, focused, hungry, determined and passionate community of the best athletes. Working with LPS with make you grow into the athlete you've always envisioned and shape you into an even better person in life.read more
Jackson Millen
Jackson Millen
14:27 07 Nov 20
Overall great environment. Excellent trainers who push you to reach your goal(s) and offer great advice about fitness,... nutrition, etc. Would recommend to anyone who is serious about getting strongerread more
Heather Claus
Heather Claus
22:03 03 Nov 20
"My kid loves it.Top Programming and decent coaches. Being in the industry myself environment is everything for these... kids"read more
K Hyms
K Hyms
15:41 18 Sep 20
I was so happy to find LPS after having ACL reconstruction last year. I was recovering well but not seeing the results... I needed. After reaching out their response was quick, professional, and optimistic. I started my program with LPS in February and did a full month and a half before the Covid lockdown. In that short span of time I saw more results in my leg strength than I had seen in the prior 2 months of my recovery where I had focused on solely regaining muscle. Beyond the physical improvements the team at LPS helped me regain my mental strength and confidence. Being injured as an athlete is very difficult but the community they have built at LPS is truly empowering and I cannot thank them enough for getting me through such a tough time.read more
Rey Chavo
Rey Chavo
07:29 04 May 20
Amazing Staff! Great facilities, really work hard with you to help you reach any goals.
Clement Kwok
Clement Kwok
00:18 19 Apr 20
Awesome gym! Well staffed and always plenty of professionals available to help you with your workout. In addition to... being clean and organized, I would recommend LPS to everyone!read more
Roman Kondrachov
Roman Kondrachov
23:26 18 Apr 20
This is the best Strength & Conditioning Facility in Toronto. If you want to optimize your athletic performance, make... it to a pro level at sports, or simply improve physical quality of your life... - LPS is the place to go to. The coaches here are knowledgeable and highly experienced in their respective fields. The training is definitely hard, but it certainly makes one a better athlete. The atmosphere is intense because everyone strives to better themselves. Most importantly LPS is a community. There is a strong sense of support and encouragement among the people here. I would highly recommend working with LPS, because it will make you better.read more
King .
King .
03:15 18 Apr 20
Great facility, the coaches are professional, knowledgeable, with patience but loving toughness. In only two months my... strength has increased a lot and the way I move on the field has improved a ton thanks to the Athlete Activation System (AAS) program and given me the confidence that I’ll be able to dominate in the next level. In addition, the energy at LPS is upbeat, inviting and positive. Of course, I think Coach Laylor is the best trainer out there but all of the coaches are amazing and will help you reach your goals.read more
Orion Edwards
Orion Edwards
18:38 17 Apr 20
I feel that LPS has the atmosphere for success, and great family environment. You guys analyze people’s goals and help... them go out and crush them.read more
philippe edmonds
philippe edmonds
18:53 16 Dec 19
My experience at LPS has blown me away. I am very impressed and pleased with the training, the knowledge, the results I... am seeing and experiencing, as well as the immense sense of community and family within the gym! It is an all round healthy wholesome place to be in.read more
Jim Wyatt
Jim Wyatt
23:49 09 Nov 19
LPS is amazing!. Professional, attentive and the gym environment is incredibly supportive and friendly. I'm a little... north of middle aged, very stiff with poor flexibility.The range of motion I have now compared to when I began is unbelievable. I can't say enough about how much they're helping me. LPS isn't just for high performing athletes, they're great for the average person looking for a better quality of life.read more
Lachen Reid
Lachen Reid
22:20 27 Oct 19
Clance, Mark, and Jeremy are the definition of professionalism. Their knowledge, teaching, organization, and... communication are elite and just as good or better as any other trainers I’ve worked with. I highly recommend training with LPS. I’ve gotten stronger, faster, and much more knowledgeable about strength and conditioning through working with them.read more
Nalae Yang
Nalae Yang
14:45 31 Jul 19
LPS is a place where anyone thinking of reaching the next level should be. I trained many different ways to get... stronger and be more focused on reaching higher goals with performance and I have not found anything better than here. Coaches here are always helpful and caring of their athletes and trainees. Coaches and athletes here care about what I think matters the most, effort and hard work. This is no comparison to any other commercial gyms. They have the right environment and coaches who are very dedicated to developing athletes. Even if you’re someone just wanting to get in shape, if your focus is there this is the right place for you.read more
Gord Koyama
Gord Koyama
16:39 23 Jul 19
When I first heard about LPS I was skeptical – I’ve never done any weight training, gaining all my exercise by playing... multiple sports: Golf, tennis, hockey, basketball and cross country skiing. But I’m 55 now, and I could tell my body was starting to break down. I had pain in my knees, and would wake up aching. So much so that descending a stair case could be difficult at times. I wondered to myself if this is just how it is when you get older. It turns out I was dead wrong! I’ve been going to LPS since February, and I’ve never felt better. Clance and his team provide the right level of motivation without making you feel pressured, and if you put in the time you get the results: No more aches and pains, stairs are a breeze. I’m stronger, have much better flexibility and it’s paying off in every sport I play. Longer off the tee, more agile on the tennis courts, better endurance in hockey. I would highly recommend LPS to anyone who is wants to keep the edge on your fellow competitors.read more
Theo Drake
Theo Drake
23:19 12 Jul 19
Amazing facility, trainers, and environment. If your goal is to become a high level athlete , regardless of your sport,... Clance Laylor and the rest of the coaches will facilitate there time and energy getting you there.read more
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John @ Wholesale Innovations
22:55 21 Mar 19
I love the environment, support and results! My muscles and joints feel so much stronger and healthier. I have lost a... considerable amount of body fat (now in a healthy athletic range) and my strength and endurance is constantly improving. Just feels like the perfect system to become the very best version of yourself.read more
John Alexander Nardi
John Alexander Nardi
16:02 13 Jan 19
My experience at LPS has been the best experience I’ve had at any gym and sports training facility. I’ve never had... quicker results and improvements in my life. One thing that really stands out to me is how attentive all coaches are to every detail. I don’t know how they manage to be attentive to such a large group of quality athletes but they do. With hard work, practice, and coach’s dedication, flaws in my lift get fixed quickly.read more
Jeremy Choi
Jeremy Choi
13:00 06 Feb 18
Trained at LPS for 2 Seasons for my Golf game. In such a short amount of time, I am now able to hit my drives past... 300Y. Not only that, I am also able to jump and grab a basketball rim, and I'm only 170cm (5'7 roughly). These guys know what they are doing when it comes to Athlete Performance.read more
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BE A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY OF SELECTED ATHLETES WHO ARE UNSTOPPABLE IN THE PURSUIT TO DOMINATE.

LPS is a big reason why my game is where it’s been for the past couple of years… Back to the short (2012-13 lockout) season when I won the Norris Trophy, I remember how I felt that year and every year since then. It’s probably made the biggest difference in my career.

PK Subban photo in uniformP.K. Subban, Nashville Predators

Been training at LPS for 6+ years to maximize my potential for playing professional football. This is the strongest I’ve ever been. When I deliver a blow, I can see that I’m always the winning outcome. Everybody wants to be a monsta, until they see what real monstas do.

Wayne Moore avatarWayne Moore, Ottawa Redblacks & CFL #1 RB Draft Pick

I’ve tried out a few gyms, but nothing really worked for me. My coach found LPS, and now that I’ve been here for over 3 years now, the difference is just unreal…

Braxton Stone photoBraxton Stone, 2x PAN AM Gold Medalist Wrestler

LPS is amazing – I’ve been training there for just over a year now and am in the best shape of my life. I blew my knee out (i.e. torn MLC) back in high school playing competitive basketball and have been stuck wearing a brace ever since. It wasn’t until after training at LPS, that I’ve been stronger and leaner than I’ve ever been … AND for the first time in over 10 years, I’ve been able to play without any sleeve or brace on my knee. Many thanks to the elite coaches at LPS!

Tim De Leon thumbnail photoTim De Leon

Since joining LPS I’ve become stronger, more focused, and more committed to work hard and win.

Debbie Zinman headshot photoDebbie Zinman, ECHOage

I have been training at LPS, and I felt great during that time. Trainers were amazing, energetic, and patient with my progress. I was able to see an improvement in my posture and stamina quite soon, which is great.

Aparna Natarajan headshot photoAparna Natarajan, Microsoft Canada

To say that working with Clance is one of the best investments I’ve made is an understatement. This investment goes beyond the workout; it is an investment in myself that I know will pay off for years to come. It is my promise to my 65-year-old self that when we do meet, I will be as absolutely fabulous as the woman in that picture who so clearly reminded me what it was I was working toward.

Judith Monteuil photoJudith Montreuil, Mother

…The competitive atmosphere; You work out with guys who are as determined as you are, being the best athlete they can be.  I tried training one year with my school and I regretted that decision and came back. Hard work becomes easy work on the ice.

Mark Friedman avatarMark Friedman, Philadelphia Flyers

READY TO BE SO GOOD, THEY CAN’T IGNORE YOU?

Been training at LPS since I was in grade 10… if you ain’t putting in the work when no ones watching, you won’t be able to shine when people are watching… My goal is to be one of the best in the major leagues.

Gareth Morgan avatarGareth Morgan, Seattle Mariners

Just to give you an idea of how great LPS is and what it can do for your career/sport… I’m from Florida but a travel to another country just to be able to work with Clance so if you’re lucky enough to have him in your area and you are serious about being the best athlete you can be then please take advantage of this opportunity. Not only are his methods proven to make you the best, but the environment and culture is amazing. It’s one big family and we all push and support each other to rise to the top.

Vytal Cote Testimonial AvatarVytal Cote, Professional Hockey Player

Excellent training environment with very knowledgeable coaches, definitely the place to train.

Justin Kovacs headshot photoJustin Kovacs, Olympic Weightlifter

Training here since September and can thank LPS for getting me in the best shape possible for wrestling nationals. I couldn’t have won without them! Definitely recommend.

Two young athletes competing in martial artsPatrik Leder, Junior Wrestler

Been training here at LPS and in the first month I lost 10lbs body fat, alongside getting stronger more powerful and explosive… People think they know… but they don’t know… if you are a pro athlete or regular fitness enthusiast you need to get your behind over to LPS asap! They know what they are doing and their staff and environment are great. They embodied everything that has to do with professionalism, passion, and connection to their clients. They really care about the results and you’ll get the results you are looking for and MUCH MORE!

Louis Mensah in football uniformLouis Mensah, Linebacker

BE A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY OF SELECTED ATHLETES WHO ARE UNSTOPPABLE IN THE PURSUIT TO DOMINATE.

BE A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY OF SELECTED ATHLETES WHO ARE UNSTOPPABLE IN THE PURSUIT TO DOMINATE.

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