"For years I have struggled with my weight and overall health. In the winter of 2011, I was 275 pounds and rapidly heading
toward 300. Drive 365 Fitness helped me turn that around, and by August 2011, I was down to 195 - my pant size dropped from a 42 to
a “loose” 34 and I felt better than I had in years. A year later, I’ve managed to keep the weight off, and most importantly it
hasn’t felt like a constant battle. Drive 365 Fitness is not like the generic fitness centers – they take a common sense
approach to fitness and nutrition and tailor the program to your unique situation. Their support and dedication to my success,
and continuous encouragement helped me achieve my goals. They have the knowledge and expertise and determination,
and if you follow their program, you will get there.
"I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Steve Carter and Mark Ramos of Drive 365 Fitness for improving my health and well-being.
They have introduced me to a level of fitness training I certainly couldn’t achieve on my own. The workouts always feel original and different in their
composition and the challenges are inspiring. At this point, I feel my core strength has improved greatly. I don’t feel stiff and sore anymore after
workouts and recover is much quicker. This has in turn allowed me to participate in other physical activities with much improved strength and flexibility.
As an added bonus, I’m sleeping more soundly and my stress levels are lowered. With Steve and Mark’s guidance, I have a much greater respect
for health and well-being and this has certainly helped me toward achieving work/life balance. Thanks for the guidance guys!
John E. Lehman
President/Principal Leonis Management & Consultants Ltd.
"I approached Steve Carter at Drive 365 Fitness in hopes of increasing my strength and speed on the ice to obtain my goal
of becoming an NHL Official. Steve developed a plan individual to my needs and pushed me both mentally and physically to a level that I
could never achieve on my own. The variation in his workouts along with his motivation and ability to push me made me look forward to our workouts.
Since working with Steve I have been hired by the NHL and my fitness is at a level like never before.
"It started when my sister in law invited me to a Saturday morning drop in
circuit training class. I was nervous and excited about it, and
afterwards exhausted as well as exhilarated. I started going regularly
and knew it was definitely for me. Shortly after I began Saturday circuit,
Drive 365 started offering monthly boot camps. I was nervous at first,
unsure if I could keep up etc. I decided I would challenge myself and give
it a shot. Now, I have been a part of it for over 4 months, and have had
SO many significant changes. I am much stronger physically than before, I
have begun to see definition in my arms and abs, I have more energy on a
day to day basis, and it has even affected my moods - I am less irritable
and just overall happier.
I have also developed healthier eating habits, but most of all
friendships. Being surrounded by positive, healthy people has given me so
much. I ran 10 km in the Terry Fox Run, and was able to do the Grouse
Grind (both things I would not have attempted before). I have noticed I
have so much more confidence now, I am not afraid to try new things and
challenge has become exciting. One of the great things I have gotten from
boot camp is the goals I have been setting for myself with the help of the
trainers. I received a body composition analysis and together we came up
with realistic, challenging, but achievable goals. I look forward to
Christmas, which is when I should have met my goals, and then we can make
"As a Pedorthist, I require a trustworthy, knowledgeable resource in the
community for rehabilitation and strengthening purposes with my injured clients. I have found Drive 365 to be an
outstanding group for my referral purposes. Steve Carter is a tremendous personal trainer with a solid kinesiology
background. He takes the time to figure out what his clients’ needs and abilities are so he can build them a program
that they are likely to be compliant with. My clients have been nothing but extremely satisfied with there personal and
physical gains with Drive 365, I whole-heartedly endorse this facility and their staff.
BHKin, Pedorthist - White Rock Footcare Centre
"Drive 365 Fitness has offered fitness classes at our corporate fitness facility for the past several years. It wasn't
until recently that I started participating in these classes and have had great results with my fitness level in addition to losing over 50 pounds.
The fitness classes are now part of my regular routine and I am enjoying a healthier more energetic lifestyle as a result. The instructors have
helped motivate me to reach my personal fitness goals, with encouragement along the way to keep me on track. I have gained a lot of knowledge and
techniques to incorporate into my own workouts. I am glad I took the first step to changing my lifestyle and incorporating these fitness classes.
"Participating in boot camp and resistance training, culminating with winning the Biggest Loser contest, was one of the
best things that ever happened to me. My life is forever changed! I couldn’t have done it without Delta Controls providing the opportunities
and especially without the team at Drive 365 Fitness. Steve is a great trainer who knows how to motivate and encourage people to push their
boundaries. I greatly appreciate his guidance and support, and the heart that he puts in what you’re doing. His passion for fitness is
inspiring and it is multiplied by his team, whom I also greatly appreciate. Thank you so much for everything. Steve, you are the best,
and you have the best team!
"We have a small group of employees that work out with Steve and Mark twice a week during their lunch
hour at the gym in our office building. They have been doing this for over 3 years now. Everyone is 100% committed to the program -
employer and employees - as we can all see the benefits. From an employer's standpoint, the benefits include less stressed, happier,
healthier employees, which ultimately means more productive employees. For the employees, it is very convenient to be able to do the
workouts during the lunch hour and they all have the support and encouragement of the team to keep showing up. By all accounts, Steve
and Mark are very good trainers and are able to keep it fun as well!
Westland Insurance – Head Office
"The Drive 365 team embodies change. I was introduced to the team at Drive 365 through a corporate wellness program
provided at my work. I have worked with the team at Drive 365 for the last year. The results I have achieved to date are largely due to
Steve and Mark’s diverse training methods, individualized exercise programs and challenging, yet achievable goal setting. Through consistent
and positive feedback and encouragement, they are retraining my attitude while I retrain my body. With a little patience on their part,
they’re instilling a true confidence I thought I had lost. Their professionalism, extensive knowledge and enthusiastic commitment to their
work and ultimately their clients, provides the perfect scenario for success and sets foundations for a new healthier lifestyle! I’m half
way to my goal, and I look forward to celebrating my continued successes with Steve and Mark. If you are serious about changing your life
for the better, the team at Drive 365 will lead you every step of the way.
"When I first started participating in the bootcamps held by the Drive 365 trainers I never expected to learn
so much about myself, my limits (and how I can push them), and to make such great friends with the group of people I work
and train with. Three years later, I am still constantly challenged each week; the trainers always seem to come up with new
and different ways to work out such that classes are never predictable and never boring. This past year I got married in Mexico -
and with the help of Steve and Mark guiding and encouraging me, I dropped 15 pounds before my big day and rocked my dress.
I feel better about myself, I can fit into pants I wore in high school, and I have way more endurance and strength when
skiing, snowshoeing or hiking. I would have never been able to push myself as hard as Steve and Mark do; they have made me
see that even when I *think* I can't do it - I really can.
"It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm I share my passion with you about Drive 365 Fitness.
I’ve always been active, so that wasn’t the problem. But keeping my interest for more than a couple months at a gym,
seemed where I always got let down. I met Steve, Mark and the team at drive365 and all that changed. I’ve been working with these
guys for about a year and half, 3 times a week and I kid you not… I have not once repeated the same routine. Now that’s FRESH,
that’s being innovative and that’s what keeps me coming back. I’ve done a few silly things outside the gym and found my self injured.
These guys knew exactly how to help during the rehab phase. They kept me moving and the healing was sped up by their attention
to my specific needs. Their knowledge base is amazing, their approach friendly and professional. Oh, and have I mentioned
that I love, love, love these guys! I would definitely recommend anyone who is looking for attention, detail and
results to the amazing team at drive365. Thanks Steve, Mark and Marlon!
"I have been training with Drive 365 Fitness for almost 3 years.
I had let my fitness level go, and was 290 pounds. Steve explained his overall concept of training, but more importantly he focused
on what my goals and expectations were. The trainers at Drive 365 bring a seemingly limitless library of exercises to each workout,
which means no two workouts are ever the same. Their philosophy of functional training has helped me in all aspects of my life, not just athletically.
Not long into my time with Drive 365, they identified a weakness in my core/lower back area. Through specific exercises targeting this area, combined
with stretches to increase my flexibility, we have decreased the amount of everyday lower back pain I experience. In January of last year, I tore my
achilles tendon playing basketball. After a lengthy recuperation period, the trainers at Drive 365 helped me develop a course of training that
helped me maintain overall fitness as well as strengthening the muscles on my injured leg. I think this is one of their strengths as a fitness
company - the ability to design workouts that aid in the rehab process while still providing an overall challenge. Now that I'm almost back
to full strength, we are adjusting the workouts, and my goals, to keep the progress coming.
I'm currently 250 pounds, and working toward 225. During my time with Drive 365, I've lost about 40 pounds and I've done it the right way
- through lifestyle and dietary changes with increased attention to exercise. I'm able to do things in my 40s that I wasn't able to do in my late
20's or my 30s. I've never felt stronger or healthier. I can unequivocally state that Drive 365 has provided and continues to provide me with
"I’ve been working with Steve and Mark at Drive365 for about 3 months now. Although I’ve dieted and exercised on my own pretty consistently
over the years, I found I still struggled with my weight and hadn’t achieved the level of fitness that I had hoped for. Since starting my
training program at Drive365, I’ve lost 18 lbs. and I am well on my way to achieving my goal weight within the next 3 months.
Steve and Mark have designed a program for me to get my strength and fitness to the next level. They know my strengths, weaknesses and
capabilities far better than I know them myself. I just show up and do the work with full confidence that they will get me to where I want to be.
"Coming out of Junior Football as a defensive back for the South Surrey
Rams, I trained with Drive 365 Fitness in preparation for my upcoming
football season at the University of Manitoba. Steve's program and
knowledge really helped me step my game up to the next level. I had never
trained that hard and efficiently before, and it really paid off. I was
physically and mentally ready to compete at the varsity level.
"Prior to working with the trainers from Drive 365 Fitness, I was very
active and I was closely monitoring what I ate. I didn't understand why I
was lacking the energy for my workouts. At the same time, I was
constantly hungry, my blood pressure was high and I wasn’t getting
anywhere. I thought I was living a healthy lifestyle, but I wasn’t seeing
Working with Mark, the nutrition consultant, and looking at my eating
habits, I learned that how I eat is just as important as what I eat. He
makes me accountable for my food choices and I still hear his voice when I
feel like giving in to temptation.
I also attend Drive 365’s boot camp and circuit classes. One of the
biggest advantages of Drive 365, and what sets them apart from others, is
the variation in classes. No two classes are the same, which keeps me on
my toes and interested. Since each trainer has their own style and
strength, I am constantly being challenged in class and my body doesn’t
get use to one style. This has allowed me to get maximum results from my
I can’t express how it felt when I slipped into a size 5 pair of jeans for
the first time in 10 years. I was elated and in disbelief at the same
time and it felt wonderful. Drive 365 helped me smash down my wall and
now I am smaller, toner, healthier and happier – all the reasons why I
highly recommend Drive 365 Fitness.
"The Drive 365 team are really great. They keep it fresh and interesting
and can be quite entertaining, so that you actually enjoy the workout and it is over before you know it! After
3 years of training with them, I find that they are still coming up with new routines and exercises.
It is challenging and I am definitely motivated to continue. They are all very knowledgeable on fitness and nutrition,
and they genuinely care about their clients' health and wellbeing.
Vice-President, Underwriting - Westland Insurance
"I have been working with Steve Carter of Drive 365 Fitness for the past 4 years. His ability to customize his training
to my individual needs has helped me achieved the desired results I was looking for. In my role as a Marketing Director at TELUS, my
schedule often changes and his flexibility to ensure I am fit into his schedule has been a huge differentiator for me.
His professionalism and attention to detail is also a great asset that, combined with his skill set and knowledge, has kept me stay committed to my training.
Director, Marketing Communications - TELUS Business Marketing
"Just like all Brides-to-be, looking my absolute best on my wedding day was really important - especially
knowing my picture was going to be taken. And with only 15 weeks before the big day, I had no time
to waste. The personal trainers at Drive 365 Fitness were a key component to my success. I lost weight and
looked and felt better than I ever could have if I tried to do it on my own. Steve was sincerely invested
in helping me achieve my goal, and Mark dedicated a lot of time and effort helping me with my diet and
nutrition. I know I wouldn’t have received this degree of personal attention from a fitness club chain.
Now, three years later, Steve’s incredible knowledge and genuine support motivates me to continue to
train with him and his team four times a week and I enjoy every minute of it.
"I’ve been working out with Drive 365 Fitness for almost 3 years now both as part of a corporate group
and on an individual basis. Although I’ve exercised most of my adult life, I can honestly say that I’m in the best shape
I’ve ever been. I’ve lost 15 lbs since I started working out with the guys and gained muscle in the process without having to
resort to ‘dieting’. They can push me beyond where I think I’m capable of going and still manage to make it fun. They're a
great bunch of guys and I would highly recommend Drive365 Fitness to anyone, whether they’re just now trying to get in shape,
or have been working out all along.
CAIB Manager, Personnel & Administration - Westland Insurance Group Ltd
"I have been attending personal training sessions with Steve Carter and Mark Ramos for about 2 years.
I can say unequivocally that my overall fitness and energy level have increased substantially throughout this period with
their guidance and support. While I know what to do when working out on my own, my continued involvement with Steve and
Mark gives me the encouragement and incentive to achieve a higher level of physical well-being, and contributes to my
overall state of health. Mark's experience and educational background in Nutrition has contributed significantly to my
weight loss, which continues to be a work in progress! Steve's certification as a Golf Fitness Trainer has resulted in
my hitting the golf ball further! If you are considering personal training, and are prepared to invest in the time and
commitment necessary for self-improvement, you will receive the same commitment from Steve and Mark, in a friendly and
personable manner to help you achieve your goals.
"I have been training with Drive 365 fitness for a year and half now. Throughout my life,
I have never been able to maintain a workout program for this long, but I would credit the variety of interesting workouts
and results that have kept my interest. Steve and his team are amazing in all areas of fitness including nutrition.
Owner - Haven Property Management
"Drive 365 is a great place to workout. Trainers here push me much harder than when I train by myself.
They give morale support during the exercises to make sure I don't quit. The nutritionist holds me accountable for my actions,
meaning if I don't eat healthy, my training will reflect it. The trainers are very down to earth and approachable.
Drive 365 is about achieving your goals, and these guys will help you get there. Last year, I participated in the Penticton
Granfondo, a 160km bike ride, and did so with only 4 months of training here. With no practice rides, I was able to finish
with a time of 7 hrs. Ultimately, training here has been a lifestyle change, rather than just another gym to workout in.
"Two and a half years ago, after coming off a horrible performance in the Sun Run and spending 6 months
in the gym with no major gains, I was referred to Steve Carter for personal training and things have never been
the same since. In a matter of one summer, Steve and his team helped me completely transform my physique and took my
athletic performance to levels I had never seen before. I shaved 10 minutes off my 10K time, improved my grouse grind
time from 58:30 to 43:24, and took my cycling to whole new distances in just a matter of 3 months of working
out with his team. Not only did they help me start performing like a champ, they also had me looking like one too.
After combining the training with a nutritional program from Mark, I dropped 20lbs and got my body fat down to 12%.
To put it simply, they had turned me into a brand new person. I continued to work with them the following year as they
helped me condition for a 400km ride on my bike from Kelowna to Delta. I had seen no plateaus and was even amazing myself
at how things just kept getting better.
Unfortunately, that summer, my life took a really bad turn, as I was involved in a
major car accident where I fractured 11 ribs, my pelvis and my tibia plateau. I was hospitalized for 2 months, one of which
I spent in a wheelchair. As bad as things were, I knew that I would heal and when I did, I would want to come back twice as
hard at things as I had before my injury. As soon as I was off crutches and healed, the first person I went and saw was Steve.
This time it was not to shave minutes off a run or lose a few pounds, it was to get my body back to normal and to strengthen the
areas that I had injured. After months of rehab, re-strengthening, and hard work, I am starting to feel like the man I was before
my accident. I’m running again, I’ve started cycling and I am ready to get back to all the fun things in life I love. It’s still
an uphill road, but I know with a team of trainers like the ones at Drive 365 Fitness, there are no limits again and I can get
back to being me! Walking in that door 2 years ago changed my life and I know that it could do the same for you!
"I started doing TPI golf fitness training with Steve and his team in the spring of 2011.
I enjoyed the workout, the golf specific exercises were great for working on
the core as well as muscle strengthening to enable me to enjoy a better
tempo in my swing. The increased flexibility increased the distance I hit
the ball, but most importantly I became more accurate with direction of the
ball. In a few short months, I lowered my handicap by 4 strokes and went on
to be the Ladies League champion. As an added bonus, I feel more fit and
have more energy!
"I have been an active and regular golfer for many years and a member at
Morgan Creek Golf Course for the past 10 years. In 2009, my wife signed me
up for a gym membership, which I wasn't enthusiastic about, but soon
changed my mind after I worked with my trainer, Steve Carter. After I had
been going to the gym for a short period of time, Steve started working on
core and flexibility training that he said would help my golf game.
Following this program 2 times a week for about 2 months, I increased my
driving distance by 50 yards and brought my handicap down from a 13 to a
10, and pressing on a 9. I didn't play many rounds of golf in 2011 and my
handicap has suffered, however, I still train with Steve and I continue to
drive the ball as far or further than last year. I would highly recommend
working with Steve for general fitness and particularly for golf fitness
training if you want to drive the ball longer, lower your score and
generally enjoy the game more.
"I work with Steve Carter as a client and also on a professional level as a chiropractor. As a client,
Steve’s dynamic and constantly changing workouts are challenging yet rewarding. Steve pushes you
like you cannot push yourself and you accomplish so much more during a workout with him at your
side. Working with him together on mutual clients, I have witnessed his passion for wanting to help
his patients achieve their goals. The physical transformations I have witnessed some of his clients go
through are remarkable. He will put the time in to modify their workouts when needed, he keeps up
to date on their medical issues by requesting updates from me, and carefully creates individual plans
for each of them. I have full trust and confidence in Steve when he is training any of my patients and I
recommend him for whatever your fitness goals.
All of my patients that see Steve at Drive 365, recover faster and end up stronger than before, avoiding
re-injury. I have truly enjoyed having Steve as part of our team at Grandview Health Group.
Grandview Health Group
"When Delta Controls invested in a fitness facility, we realized early that the delivery to our employees of a range of
fitness services was essential if we were to fully realize the opportunity an on-site facility offers. We engaged
the services of Steve Carter and his team at Drive 365 Fitness and we have never looked back. We have had the facility
now for 4 years and Steve and his team have exceeded our expectations and our employee’s expectations in terms of variety
of programs offered and results achieved. From Biggest Winner Programs to Boot Camps and Circuit Training for all fitness
levels, Steve and his team have introduced a fitness and training standard that delivers results while ensuring the safety
and proper paced training for all of our employees, male and female, young and older.
Delta Controls/ESC Automation