Goodlife Fitness planning two new Ottawa locations amid national expansion

Goodlife Fitness says it will hire up to 100 additional Ottawa-based employees to staff its new locations in Stittsville and Herongate Square.

The Stittsville club is located on Carp Road and will open this fall. The Heron Road club will open in the summer of 2017, the company - which is based in London, Ont. - says.

A Goodlife spokesperson said 30 to 50 staff members are typically hired to launch each club.

Goodlife has launched several new projects in Ottawa in recent years, opening a flagship location at Lansdowne Park in June 2015 as well as two new employee-only clubs at the General and Civic campuses of the Ottawa Hospital.

“We’ve had a great response from the Ottawa community and we plan to keep giving you more clubs,” Goodlife CEO David Patchell-Evans told OBJ last year.

Nationally, GoodLife said Monday that it will be adding 600 positions between now and next August as it expands its club network in several provinces.

The company announced plans for 15 new GoodLife clubs, about half of them in various Ontario cities. It's also adding clubs in Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia and one in Moncton, N.B.

The 480 full-time and 120 part-time positions will include personal trainers, general managers, assistant general managers, fitness managers, club administrators, front-desk staff and child minding associates.

The company currently employs 14,400 people under its GoodLife banner prior to the additional jobs.

In Quebec, the company operates under the Energie Cardio or Econofitness brands, which aren't included in the jobs announcement. There are currently 48 clubs in Quebec, rising to 50.

-With a report by the Canadian Press