Since 1990

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At Impulse Fitness and Wellness, we are dedicated to creating a positive environment to assist you in achieving your goals. We measure our success by yours – if you succeed, we succeed!

Our Gym In Coquitlam

Impulse Fitness and Wellness has been providing services to the Coquitlam community for over ten years. Our state-of-the-art facility is equipped with all the latest equipment and machinery, along with a wide variety of classes designed to help you reach your fitness goals and stay healthy. We specialize in weight training, cardiovascular exercises, yoga, Pilates, and more.

Our gym also offers personal training, nutrition counselling, and lifestyle coaching to help you get the most out of your workout. We have on-site certified trainers who can provide personalized workout plans tailored to your needs. All of our staff members are friendly and knowledgeable, so there’s always someone available to answer any questions you may have.

“Finally, A Gym Culture Where Everyone is Welcome. We Are Among The Best Gyms in Coquitlam”

At Impulse Fitness and Wellness, we understand that everyone’s fitness goals are different. That’s why we provide a wide variety of group fitness classes and services to meet your individual needs. Whether you’re looking for an intense workout or just trying to increase your overall health and wellness, we have something for everyone.

Our goal is to help our members achieve their fitness goals in a safe, comfortable environment. Stop by Impulse Fitness and Wellness today to learn more about how we can help you reach your goals!

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Become The Best Version Of Yourself

At Impulse Fitness and Wellness, we believe in providing the highest quality service to our members. That’s why we are proud to be one of the top-rated gyms in Port Coquitlam. Our knowledgeable staff, state-of-the-art equipment, and various services make us an ideal choice for anyone looking to get into or stay in shape.

Our team is dedicated to helping our members reach their fitness goals, no matter what they may be. From personal training and nutrition counselling to a wide variety of classes for all levels, we have something for everyone at Impulse Fitness and Wellness.


Towards your goals in your very own gym environment that allows you to use chalk, drop weights, conditioning tools, heavy strength objects, turf strips, and more.

Certified Trainers

So take advantage of the convenience Impulse Fitness and Wellness has to offer with our friendly team members, certified trainers, diverse services, and state-of-the-art equipment.


Improve your physical fitness and overall health with a personal trainer who will work with you toward your specific goals.

Enhance Your Quality Of Life

We can help you safely, effectively, and sustainably lose weight, build muscle, or enhance your quality of life.


How to attain your ideal physique without giving up your favourite foods. Learn about a non-restrictive approach to eating and enjoyable and efficient weight training techniques.

Strength Training

Achieve maximum strength and power with our best practices for lifting heavy weights. Understand the importance of proper form, as well as how to modify exercises to your own level of fitness.


We provide personalized workout plans that are tailored to your individual goals, lifestyle, and current fitness level.

Fit Your Unique Fitness Goals

Our certified trainers can create a unique workout plan that will help you reach your fitness goals most effectively.

Excellent5.0 Based on 33 reviews from review us onYogesh SoodYogesh Sood ★★★★★ This gym is hidden gem! I joined this gym after many disappointing experiences with other gyms. I learned not only exercises to build strength but also learned how to take care of health, recovery, posture , avoid injuries and made great friends. The learning you get here is invaluable as it personally help me to build confidence to work with weights/machines and increasing endurance. Classes are small sized, super fun , awesome people and great atmosphere. John is brilliant trainer, coach and mentor. I would highly recommend to speak to John/visit impulse fitness if you are thinking about joining gym.Jeff ClaytonJeff Clayton ★★★★★ I can't recommend this gym enough for people. Whether you're looking to get back into shape or are rehabbing from an injury, John and Rae are the best at what they do. Having trained personally with both of them, they helped me regain confidence to get back to working out after tearing my rotator cuff and injuring my back. They train on how to lift and exercise safely, focusing on the long term goals and health of their clients. My form and core stability are the best they've ever been. This is what separates them from other gyms, where you are treated like a cheque book. John and Rae genuinely care about their clients and their care extends past your one hour session.Warren ChristieWarren Christie ★★★★★ I have to give a shout out to my amazing trainers John & Rae! Working with them has been incredible. I came in with the goal of losing weight and toning up. But, let me tell you, John & Rae have delivered on every front.Not only have I seen remarkable results in terms of shedding fat, but I can confidently say that I am in the best shape of my life entering into my 50s. Their personalized workout programs have pushed me beyond my limits and helped me achieve goals that I never thought were possible.But what truly sets John & Rae apart is their expert knowledge in injury rehab. I had been struggling with a nagging knee pain for years as well as my rotator cuff injury and low back pain I sustained from my car accident, and they helped with my healing process. It's incredible to have finally found someone who understands the intricacies of different injuries and how to incorporate exercises that promote recovery. I have medical coverage that covers massage, Physio, and chiro, and that didn't help me as much as John & Rae. They are definitely worth the investment!Brian MacdonaldBrian Macdonald ★★★★★ The results I have seen are unlike anything or anywhere I’ve experienced before. The energy and vibe in these classes are so much fun. The coaches are charismatic and full of enthusiasm which immediately sets the tone for a fun and engaging workout.But what sets these group classes apart is the knowledge behind these workouts. Unlike other gym classes where you mindlessly follow a routine, these classes incorporates exercises that are designed to improve everyday movements. I have tried other gym classes locally and I can honestly say that after a few weeks, I have noticed a significant improvement in my overall strength and mobility. It’s amazing to see how these functional movements translate into real-life activities outside the gym.Another aspect I enjoy is the community among the participants. We’re all in this together, supporting and encouraging one another.I really appreciate the fact that John & Rae program every workout they offer, they put themselves through their own workouts before they give them to us, so you know you’re getting a good workout in no matter what.John & Rae both do an exceptional job at explaining how to move as well as fixing form. That is a big one for me. They not only taught me how to move, but engage my core properly. Something I didn’t know how to do in the past and it has helped relieved my back pain!Be prepared for instant energy, a strong sense of accomplishment, and results that will make you wonder why you didn’t come here sooner. Trust me, you won’t regret it! Thank you John & Rae for everything!d bd b ★★★★★ Impulse Fitness has been a game-changer for my fitness journey. From the moment I walked through their doors, I knew I was in for something special. The personal trainers here are exceptionally skilled and genuinely care about their clients' success. What sets Impulse Fitness apart is the personalized attention and tailored programs. My trainer designed a plan that perfectly aligned with my goals and kept me motivated throughout my fitness journey. The support and encouragement I received were unmatched. If you're looking for a personal training gym that truly cares about your success, I can't recommend Impulse Fitness enoughJason S. LeeJason S. Lee ★★★★★ I found this gym through Facebook. John (the owner) is obviously knowledgeable but his ability to pinpoint the very specific issues (exercise technique, training, nutrition etc) that prevent progress and recovery is pure wisdom, which I've not witnessed among other trainers that I've met. He's direct, civil and will show you exactly what you need. It's a combination of knowledge, intuition and insight, patience, communication and systematic implementation within a very friendly welcoming environment. I've not experienced this much progress in all my past 24 years of using gyms all over the world.Nick and Tiffany WongNick and Tiffany Wong ★★★★★ I have been working with John (and Rae) for just over a year. I came in feeling rather defeated with ongoing pain and injuries and felt like I kept having to give up activities that I love because my body just couldnt keep up anymore (44F for reference). I feel so much stronger now and confident in what my body can still do. Beyond that, I am doing exercises I didn't think my body would ever let me do! John has built a welcoming and encouraging community at his gym. No matter what your goals are, John and Rae have the knowledge and expertise to get you their. Moreso, they genuinely care about their clients and celebrate every success with them. Thank you John and Rae!Michelle RavenMichelle Raven ★★★★★ John offers a unique combination of motivation and expertise to help you reach your fitness goals. He also knows how to deal with injuries in which he showed me how to deal with my shoulder and hamstring injury. Since training with John, I have been able to achieve a pull-up, middle splits, and not to mention, size on my rear plus all-around muscle tone. John has an amazing ability to customize workouts that are challenging yet achievable. You feel energized and motivated after every session, and the results are undeniable. I highly recommend John as a personal trainer!I also want to take this time to mention the culture of the gym as I believe being surrounded by support, encouragement, and positivity will help you stick to your goals even more. Everyone is there to better themselves and each other, and there is a strong sense of camaraderie among the members. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced athlete, you are welcomed and accepted just the same! I am happy that I found a gym community and culture that has not only improved my physical health but also my mental health and overall well-being. Overall, I highly recommend Impulse Fitness & Wellness to anyone looking to improve their health and fitness level while also connecting with like-minded individuals who share their passion for wellness.SamSam ★★★★★ I'm extremely pleased with my fitness journey at Impulse and it's because of the awesome trainers, people and wonderful gym vibe. John and Rae have immensely helped me to improve my form in every session. Every workout is well tailored to achieve maximum gain with great attention to forms and foundation. Great place and must try if you are looking to begin your wellness journey!!!kylie brysonkylie bryson ★★★★★ I highly recommend Impulse Fitness, the community the gym has built is incredible filled with respect, support and purely wanting only the best for all there clients. John the owner and Rae are by far some of the kindest people I've had the pleasure of knowing who will do anything for there clients. Your walking to the right gym by joining Impulse fitness.D GD G ★★★★★ Love this place! John and Rae are amazing trainers! Very knowledgeable, caring and effective. I’ve made so much progress since joining and am very satisfied!Monica GillMonica Gill ★★★★★ If I could rate this place more than just 5 stars I would. This gym is equipped with exactly what you need for a successful workout or stretching session. Impulse fitness offers options of group personal training classes or private classes which makes it very versatile for clients to truly chose what is best for them. John is extremely knowledgeable, kind and helpful. I have been going to the group personal training classes for roughly 7+ months and I have seen a tremendous amount of changes with my body compared to when I have attempted working out on my own or in other group classes. I used to barely be able successfully do a hike without taking tons and tons of breaks but because of John I’m able to have the endurance needed 🙂Randy DelmonicoRandy Delmonico ★★★★★ I started working with John at Impulse fitness after suffering from a broken neck that left me bed ridden. The injury caused me a great deal of pain throughout my body. Worst of all, it caused me to suffer from peripheral neuropathy that took away most of the feeling in my legs and feet. At one point I had very little strength and balance in my entire body to a point where I could not stand and put my shirt over my head without falling. At 67 years of age, my condition was so bad that specialists and the physiotherapist told me that there was nothing they could do for me.John and his trainer at Impulse fitness were able to figure out a solution that medical specialists could not. I am now at a point where I’ve regained much of the feelings in my lower body which allows me to walk and do almost everything like I had prior to my accident. The real bonus was fixing both my shoulders that had multiple tears, in which I was told that I needed shoulder surgery for both of my shoulders. My shoulders are no longer in pain and have full range of motion. I would highly recommend the fantastic work that John and his team provides at Impulse fitness, they have given me my life back and I cannot thank them enough.shahin alishahin ali ★★★★★ John is amazing! The facility is great! John helped me get rid of my shoulder pain and showed me how to prevent it from happening again!Rachelle AnneRachelle Anne ★★★★★ I have been in the fitness industry as a trainer for over 10 years and let me tell you when I say John is legit. Not only has he helped me increase my mobility & flexibility while building and maintaining lean muscle mass, he was able to do all of that for me while teaching me the tools to train pain-free. I have hired multiple trainers in the past in-person and online for myself, but out of the trainers I have hired in the past, John is no doubt the best of all of them. I actually was able to learn something new in each session even though I have been in the industry myself training clients for over 10 years. John can help you achieve the results you want aesthetically and skillfully which I am grateful for, but overall, I am most grateful and impressed with his ability to educate me on how to deal with my pain. I have also seen a handful of chiros and physios to help deal with my pain but I would highly recommend John instead. I recommend John SO MUCH that I personally have sent him my own pain clients to train with him as well because his techniques to deal with pain is like no other! John is a highly qualified personal trainer, you won't regret hiring him. Not to mention, his gym is absolutely positive; it's a great place to exercise, unwind, recharge and socialize 🙂Steven JungSteven Jung ★★★★★ I've been training here for over a year, and I love it. I am very lucky and grateful to have found this gym. John is the most knowledgeable and experienced trainer I have ever worked with. He understands individual needs and adjusts his work out accordingly. John helped me with low back pain and a rounded neck. He understands the root of the problem and worked on it in the best way possible. Thank you for the wonderful service! I would highly recommend John!Jenna BoucherJenna Boucher ★★★★★ John is a fantastic knowledgeable trainer. Unlike other trainers I have worked with he is dedicated to me reaching my goals and making sure I am pushing myself. He has also shown me how to correct my hip and shoulder alignment issues where other trainers just avoided the exercise or shoved my shoulder into place. I have had faster results with the group classes then previous experiences as well. I highly recommend impulse fitness.Emerson EEmerson E ★★★★★ A gym with good people and a dedicated trainer John. I have been training at this gym for over 3 years on a consistent basis. At first it was quite a challenge for me not having any experience, little motivation and being intimidated stepping into a gym. I am thankful to have met John who has many years of experience and he is quite knowledgeable like no other trainer I’ve ever encountered. I’ve realized my results come with strategic guidance from John, following through his recommendations, and keeping myself accountable with my own action. Regardless if you are a novice or a seasoned gym goer, this is the place to be if you want results.Muppy GillMuppy Gill ★★★★★ When I first started training with John I hadn't a clue how to exercise properly. But with his help I quickly improved week by week. I looked forward to my classes with him because he has the ability to make exercising fun. I would highly recommend John to anyone looking for a highly qualified personal trainer. He gave me the confidence I needed to join a gym and he showed me that a healthy lifestyle can be interesting and fun. Thank you John 👍cynthia zenticynthia zenti ★★★★★ By far the best training I’ve ever had! The level of coaching is phenomenal. After years of working out I am finally learning how to lift correctly, without hurting my body.Morgan TangMorgan Tang ★★★★★ I love coming to Impulse Fitness! It’s such a fantastic place to workout and the atmosphere of the gym is always positive. John keeps me motivated on coming back and is very supportive. Thanks, John!js_loader
Do I Need to Work Out Every Day?

It’s not necessary to exercise every day. It’s actually better to have 1-2 days of complete rest every week. But having a scheduled rest or recovery day does not mean you should avoid being active completely on those days.

Light exercises like walking your dog or stretching and doing foam rolling can help improve blood flow and relieve tension in muscles. It is recommended to have rest days and a well-balanced recovery routine to lower the risk of injuries and ensure the longevity of your fitness routine.

How Much Weight Should I Use When Strength Training?

It is important to keep in mind that when you are strength training, your workout should be the main focus. Avoid paying attention to the amount of weight others are lifting to complete their workouts.

Better gauge your workout intensity; pay attention to how hard you feel you’re working on a scale of 1 to 10. For strength training, aim for a perceived exertion of 7 to 9, meaning each repetition should feel difficult, and the last sets and reps should be especially challenging. If you finish a workout without feeling challenged, it’s probably time to increase your weight during your next session.

How Often Should I Rest?

To clarify, the amount of rest you need depends on your workout schedule. As I mentioned before, I suggest having one or two full rest days scheduled. This not only allows your body to recover from exercise but can also be beneficial for your mental health by providing an opportunity for self-care.

What Can I Do About Muscle Soreness?

In optimal recovery from muscle soreness, a few factors must be considered. Firstly, ensure that your nutrition is on point by eating foods that will fuel your body and workouts, giving your muscles the necessary nutrients for recovery. Adequate rest and sleep are also crucial in aiding your recovery, as full rest allows your muscles the time they need to repair.

How Long Does It Take to See Results?

It may take about 6-8 weeks or longer to notice any changes in your body through the program. It is understandable to feel discouraged because we are used to getting fast results. Despite not seeing the changes on the scale right away, do not lose hope, as your effort is making a significant positive difference.

To keep track of your progress, you can try measuring the fit of your clothing, attempting more difficult or lengthier workouts, or taking photos and comparing them later. Celebrate the small victories as they arise and use them to motivate yourself to keep going. Remember to pay attention to your body and all the subtle changes you notice over time.

What’s the Best Diet for My Fitness Goals?

In order to succeed in your new routine, your diet is crucial. No matter what your goals are, it is important to provide your body with the necessary fuel and energy to power through and recover from your workouts. With so many diets available, the choice ultimately comes down to personal preference.

Advice is to prioritize eating more whole foods in your diet. It can positively impact your workout performance since the nutrients you consume affect your body. Eating fresh foods with high-quality content can make a difference, so try to incorporate them into your meals as much as possible.

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