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Train with us at home, work, or anywhere else—as long as you have your phone. A new way to experience personal training on your schedule no matter where you are.

F.R.E.E. @ Home Virtual Membership

For just $40/month, you can get all of the benefits of having a fitness coach:

  • Professionally designed training programs delivered right to your phone
  • 4-week training programs updated regularly to keep you challenged
  • Workouts of different lengths of time to accommodate every schedule

Check out a demo video of coach Tony teaching a copenhagen side plank

Meet Your Coaches

Tony Nguyen

Tony Nguyen

Co-Owner of F.R.E.E. Fitness and Personal Trainer

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During my free time away from the gym, I find great pleasure in golfing and fishing. I was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon, and subsequently, I moved to Edmonton after completing high school to pursue my Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology. My move to Edmonton was also motivated by my passion for basketball, which led me to play ACAC college basketball for the University of Augustana Vikings in Camrose. Since finishing my college playing career in basketball, I have also explored my competitive side by participating in powerlifting and olympic weightlifting. More recently, I have delved into the world of marathon running, adding a new dimension to my athletic pursuits.

In 2014, I began my journey in the field of personal training at World Health Club, where I cultivated a passion for helping individuals with diverse fitness goals. Over the past decade, I have honed my skills in training not only the general population but also university-level athletes engaged in sports like basketball, volleyball, and soccer. My pride stems from the rich ten years of coaching experience I have accumulated since 2014.

I was recently recognized as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 for the class of 2022 for the rise and success of F.R.E.E. Fitness, an achievement I am profoundly grateful for in my career within the fitness industry.

Favourite Book

Millionaire Teacher: The Nine Rules of Wealth you Should Have Learned in School by Andrew Hallam

Favourite Meal

Phở

Favourite Quote

“Danger? Hah! I walk on the wild side. I laugh in the face of danger.” – Simba, The Lion King

Role Models

“My parents immigrated to Whitehorse, Yukon, over 30 years ago during the Vietnam War. They learned how to speak English in a foreign country during a very difficult transition in their lives. They taught me the true value of hard work, dedication, and perseverance. I’m also a die-hard Kobe Bryant fan. R.I.P.”

Tyler Khan

Tyler Khan

Co-Owner of F.R.E.E. Fitness and Personal Trainer

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For nearly a decade, I have dedicated myself to the fitness coaching industry, honing my expertise in scientifically-backed programming and a comprehensive approach that combines muscle development and flexibility enhancement. Through my approach, clients experience significant gains in strength, improved body composition, and the freedom of pain-free movement.

I am committed to being recognized as one of the best fitness coaches worldwide. To realize this vision, I adhere to a core philosophy of transparency, personability, and scientific rigor in all my programming. I am deeply devoted to fostering a supportive fitness community where everyone feels valued and empowered.

Importantly, I do not allow factors such as age, financial constraints, or current fitness levels to hinder my clients from reaching their fullest potential. My mission is to guide each individual towards becoming the best version of themselves, no matter the challenges they may face.

Favourite Book

Freewill by Sam Harris

Favourite Meal

Sweet Potato Burritos

Favourite Quote

“Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion.” – Michael Jordan

Role Models

Michael Jordan, Dmitry Klokov, A.S Medvedev, Bob Takano, Sam Harris

Max Larocque

Max Larocque

Co-Owner of F.R.E.E. Fitness and Personal Trainer

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Outside of the gym, my favorite activities include playing golf or tossing a Frisbee under the sunny skies, often in the delightful company of my dog, Lucy. My life journey began in the small town of The Pas, Manitoba, and has taken me to eight different cities across Canada, from Hay River, Northwest Territories, to Ottawa, Ontario.

Having dedicated 14 years to hockey and the past 8 years to the art of Olympic weightlifting, I’ve found solace and strength in sports. My story, like many others, involves battles with mental health and self-confidence, challenges that persisted through my teens and twenties. Fitness emerged as my sanctuary, a realm where I could maintain my mental well-being during a time when discussions about mental health were scarce. Through my struggles with addiction and alcoholism, I came to realize the intricate connection between mental and physical health – they intricately intertwine, each profoundly influencing the other.

My coaching approach goes beyond the physical aspect; it delves into the emotional, mental, and overall well-being of an individual. I firmly believe that these elements are deeply interconnected and vital to one’s holistic health.

Whether you’re embarking on your health and fitness journey for the first time or you’re an experienced lifter, I am confident in my ability to guide you. My goal is to help you evolve into the best version of yourself, considering not only your physical strength but also your emotional resilience and mental fortitude.

Favourite Book

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Favourite Meal

A perfectly cooked, medium rare steak, asparagus, and sweet potato

Favourite Quote

“Some people want it to happen, some people wish it would happen, others make it happen.” – Michael Jordan

Role Models

“Lu Xiaojun is my sports role model because he is the 77 kg (169 lbs) Olympic lifting world record holder. He recorded a successful 176 kg (387 lbs) snatch, 204 kg (448 lbs) clean & jerk, and a 380 kg (836 lbs) lift total. As it stands, there are no other weightlifters in Lu’s class that come close to reaching his two-lift total.”

Train with Tony, Ty, and Max

What Our Community Is Saying

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Vik Sarda
Vik Sarda
2024-01-13
Nothing but positive things to say about F.R.E.E.! It’s an amazing place to work out for everyone from seasoned gym-goers to beginners. The trainers and staff create an incredibly friendly and welcoming environment that truly sets F.R.E.E. apart. I look forward to my training sessions with Mathew every week. His friendliness, combined with his wealth of knowledge, has played a pivotal role in pulling me out of a workout rut. I wholeheartedly recommend F.R.E.E. to anyone looking for more than just a gym but a community that fosters growth, camaraderie, and overall well-being. I am grateful to have found such a gem in the world of fitness.
Brad Ronaldson
Brad Ronaldson
2024-01-11
Worked out with Tony for the first time. He’s extremely knowledgeable and knows how to target weaknesses within a functional, sport-specific workout. Definitely will go back.
L French
L French
2023-12-31
Great gym! All the trainers are super positive and outgoing. My friends suggested this gym to me and I’m glad I went. I highly recommend.
Kenya Hushagen
Kenya Hushagen
2023-12-31
Cannot say enough great things about F.R.E.E!! Gyms can have a tendency to feel intimidating, but I never felt more comfortable walking into this space; incredibly welcoming, friendly energy. My training with Tony over the last 4 months has been the best gym experience I've ever had. He knows my personal goals, but also sees the potential I may not even see myself and therefore pushes for even better, stronger, more efficient training out of me!
laith salman
laith salman
2023-12-11
The best gym in Edmonton
Wes Liang
Wes Liang
2023-12-10
I’ve been working with Tony for over a month now. Tony’s expertise and knowledge of the subject matter has been invaluable in helping me understand what is holding me back from getting in better shape. His enthusiasm and positive attitude have made the experience enjoyable and engaging. Also I find His communication with me after our sessions is really helping me focus on our next session and motivates me wanting do better at things we worked on. Can’t wait to get back to work!
Melanie Lyne
Melanie Lyne
2023-10-28
Such a great gym! I always feel so welcomed and all of the staff are so kind! I’ve been active in gyms for 6+ years and I was recommended by a friend to come here a few months ago. I was looking for a good trainer to help me get back into an exercise routine while I recovered from a vehicle collision. I was struggling to do anything without pain at the time. Matt has been beyond helpful during my recovery! He knows how to adjust my form until it’s absolutely perfect which I love and he can explain everything to me so well! I’ve learned more than I ever had in the gym before. FREE Fitness has a great environment and an amazing team!
Benjamin Prather
Benjamin Prather
2023-09-29
I have had nothing but positive experiences at F.R.E.E Fitness. They have super friendly members/trainers, adapt for individual needs, plan targeted exercise, and have knowledgeable trainers. Just overall a great gym!
christina
christina
2023-09-23
Was staying at an airbnb in the area and wanted to find a gym nearby. Came across F.R.E.E online and they were so accommodating and helpful in allowing us to attend during our trip. The gym itself is like a literal playground. So much to do and so much equipment. (The basketball net was a huge bonus for my partner, haha). Coming here gave us a home away from home; we're so so happy we found this gym and plan on coming back whenever we're in the area. Highly recommend checking them out! 🙂
rai has
rai has
2023-09-18
Free fitness is a great gym. I have been training with Hailey and she’s been incredible. Hailey is friendly, approachable, and always there to assist. She’s knowledgeable and always ready to tweak the workout to give best outcome depending on goals, physical health, -and commitment, whether you're into high-intensity workouts or something more relaxing. The gym's atmosphere is motivating and inspiring as you see trainers caring for people from every fitness level with the same passion.

About F.R.E.E. Fitness

F.R.E.E Fitness is based in Edmonton, Canada, with a centrally located gym that hosts a group of experienced coaches and health practitioners who value community and aim to make fitness more accessible to everyone.
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