In 2007 Steve Nash, along with founding partners Mark Mastrov and Leonard Schlemm created the first Steve Nash Sports Club in Vancouver, British Columbia. Now, Fitness World, the iconic Canadian chain of health clubs, has joined with the Steve Nash Sports Club brand to become Steve Nash Fitness World. The Steve Nash Sports Clubs continue to operate as a distinct brand and together with Steve Nash Fitness World now offer the most comprehensive and largest chain of fitness clubs, with 15 locations in British Columbia. Fitness World has been improving the lives of Canadians for nearly five decades with their innovative programs and beliefs that fitness should be accessible to everyone.
The Steve Nash Sports Club is the first fitness facility in Canada designed by a world-class athlete and promotes a healthy lifestyle in a green, sustainable environment. Together, these clubs create a new synergy for the fitness consumer. A healthy environment contributes to holistic wellbeing. The integrated green design in SNSC creates a new kind of fitness club: the LEED rating system positively impacts the community as a leader in good global citizenship. Measures have been taken to reduce the carbon footprint of the Club and minimize toxic emissions or VOCs.
Green Technology: SNSC is the first club in Canada to offer Green Revolution Technology. Energy is generated for the club through the use of the bicycles.
Decor: all low voltage lighting and non-toxic paint.
• Bamboo flooring and recycled rubber flooring
• Small TV per machine to cut back on consumed power
• Recycling and paper less procedure for administrations
The Steve Nash Sports Club has created a team of innovative personal trainers who work with people at all fitness levels and experiences.
Key areas of expertise include:
• Active and Post-Injury Rehabilitation Training
• Weight Management and Lifestyle Modification Programs
• Sport Specific Conditioning programs for sports such as hockey, soccer, baseball, football, golf and basketball to meet the all year round training needs of professional athletes
• Corporate health and wellness is also offered to help companies mitigate rising employee health concerns, while focusing on increasing productivity and morale
In addition to the two Steve Nash Sports Clubs, there are 13 Steve Nash Fitness World clubs in British Columbia. Established in 1959 as Fitness World, this iconic British Columbian fitness club has been voted number one for six years in a row by Vancouver Magazine. Founder Henry Polessky built a successful and trusted series of clubs by encouraging thousands of Canadians to reach their personal health and fitness goals. For the past 20 years, the club has financially and personally supported over 50 athletes on their way to provincial, national and world level podiums. Steve Nash Fitness World continues to support the community through the hugely successful Athletic Sponsorship Program.
Steve Nash Fitness World maintains a family approach to its over 600 staff and 90,000 club members. With a proven track record, Steve Nash Fitness World provides programs with positive, measurable and lasting results.
• Comprehensive Life Style Profile & Fitness Evaluations: A Cardio Test, Body Fat Evaluation and Blood Pressure Test are done every six weeks
• A Personalized Workout Program, which is reviewed every six weeks to ensure that the member has optimal results
• Over 1000 Fitness Classes Weekly including Aerobic Classes
• Ladies Only Facilities
• Whirlpools & Saunas
• Swimming Pools
SNSC reflects Nash’s passion for and dedication to a healthy lifestyle. Nash, who currently plays point guard for the Phoenix Suns, is the first Canadian to twice win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player accolade. Nash was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1974 and two years later his family moved to British Columbia via Alberta. In 1992 he earned a college basketball scholarship to Santa Clara University. After graduating with a degree in Sociology, Nash entered the 1996 NBA Draft and was drafted 15th overall to the Phoenix Suns. During this time, Nash also played for the Canadian National Team in basketball tournaments all over the world including the Olympics in Sydney, Australia. After playing for the Dallas Mavericks, Nash returned to the Suns where he was named NBA’s Most Valuable Player in Founders & Personalities May 2005 and again in 2006. Off the court, Nash’s community ethic led him to create the Steve Nash Foundation which aims to grow health in kids by increasing access to critical needs health and education resources. Nash is frequently recognized for his outstanding community work and has received USA Today’s Most Caring Athlete Award and the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, among others. In
2006 Nash was named one of the top 100 most influential people in the world by TIME magazine and in December 2007, received Canada’s highest civilian honor- the Order of Canada. Steve Nash is the consummate entrepreneur with projects that encompass Women’s Professional Soccer, the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team, and Football for Good, which was created to bring opportunities in football (soccer) to players in war-affected African regions. Nash is also passionate about making films and involved in producing, directing and acting through his production company, Meathawk.