Neil Jones CPT/CFT ~ 30 Years Experience


Neil Jones

Gym Owner

Personal Trainer 


30+Years Experience

Q: At what age did you start working out?

A: 22

Q: Why did you start working out?

A: Because I was interested in Physical Health, Mental Health and Girls. 

Q: How often do you workout Now?

A: 3 times a week.

Q: When did you become a gym owner and what prompted the decision?

A: In 1983 started Revelstoke's first fitness centre.  I was passionate about the lifestyle and had a vision that this is what I was born to do.

Q: What do you enjoy most about owning a gym?

A: I enjoy meeting and talking to people and having an amazing facility that people appreciate and enjoy.

Q: What are some of your pet peeves?

A: I guess i would have to say weights not being put back is my biggest pet peeve.  Also, people who have no respect or humility towards others.

Q: What is your most favourite exercise?

A: Squats

Q: Fair enough, how about one you hate but do anyway?

A: To be honest, I don't hate any of them.  They all have a purpose and it's the end result that I focus on.  

Q: What are some of the benefits of maintaining a healthy lifestyle?

A: The ultimate benefit is being able to enjoy life and live it to it's utmost potential.

Q: What are some of your greatest challenges in being able to maintain a healthy lifestyle?

A: Learning about your body and listening to it as the aging process intensifies.

Q: How important is what you eat in maintaining a healthy lifestyle?

A: Very important, one doesn't work without the other.  They're completely symbiotic. 

Q: What is your idea of a great physique?

A: Anyone who has made peace with their body.  

Q: You've been passionate about body building for a long time, what trends have you seen in recent years that you are not a fan of?

A: Marketing leading people astray and  not sticking with the fundamentals of physiology, as well as overly dynamic training leading to injury.

Q: How important is a personal trainer in laying the groundwork for someone new to weightlifting?

A: Being shown how to lift properly is key.  Not lifting properly can lead to injury as well as lost time in the gym.  Nobody likes to get hurt and time spent with a trainer initially will prevent that.  Lifting properly is the concrete foundation for everything you do in the gym.  If you don't lay down the foundation, the rest will crumble.

Q: Tell us some of the common mistakes people make when they first commit to coming here.

A: Some of the most common would be, not speaking to a professional, relying on friends for information, following instructions found on the internet and buying into the latest marketing trends.  I always have time for questions and am always approachable in the gym.  If someone has a question  I'm always more than happy to help.

Q: Is it ever to early or to late to start training?

It's definitely never too late to start.  No matter what age you are or what your level of physical strength is, finding the right balance between healthy eating, plenty of rest and regular exercise is key to longevity and a peaceful mind.