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Fitness Bootcamps Canada / Horrible place

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I attended Fitness Boot Camps Canada a few months ago and this is the experience I had. First of all, this company locked in my credit card to the Boot Camp I was attending (the total cost of this was thousands of dollars). The Boot Camp trainers did not know what they were doing. They were so unorganized. We did the same exercises over and over again. Lastly, the trainer I had was overweight which led me to believe that not only did they NOT workout themselves, they did not know what the heck they were doing.

I told them about a previous knee injury I had and they failed to give me another exercise that was appropriate for me. That was the last straw. I wanted my money back only to find out that they did not refund under any circumstances as it states on their website. This is one of the most unethical companies I've ever dealt with. I have since learned other Boot Camp participants are in the process of suing the owner Allan Fine and his Boot Camp.

Beware of any Boot Camp that takes your credit card information and does not give refunds if you're not satisfied. I have since found another Boot Camp that I'm pleased with. I will not only never attend another Boot Camp at Fitness Boot Camps Canada, I will never recommend it to any other people that I know.

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  • Fi
      30th of Jun, 2009
    0 Votes

    Its always amazing to me how competitors of our company will post negative and false information about our company. This information is totally untrue ans since we are in Canada only and this posting is from the USA. It makes you go Hmmmmmmm.
    No one is suing Allan Fine and his Boot Camp and of course this person didn't leave their name, how it amazes me.
    Have a great day
    Allan Fine and his Boot Camp company

  • Ka
      2nd of Dec, 2016
    +1 Votes

    @fitguru Alan Fine of Calgary, you are a Liar and a SCAM ARTIST and CON. Posting from USA may mean their hiding the name or using Tethering. You DUMMY.

  • Kc
      16th of Oct, 2009
    -1 Votes

    I also had a terrible experience with this company. I brought in a lot of friends to do this boot camp with me, and was told by Allan Fine that I would get free time and additional weeks. This never happened and my credit card was charged for an additional month which I did not agree to sign on for. I don't know about the other trainers, but Allan Fine's work outs are always the same and not very challenging. Its also frustrating when you are paying this trainer and he doesn't show up or cancels days at the last minute which you still have to pay for. I will not be recommending this boot camp to anyone who is serious about toning up and willing to work hard to lose the weight. Does anyone else know of a good boot camp with reliable and honest trainers?

  • Ka
      2nd of Dec, 2016
    0 Votes

    @KChurch LOL...Allan Fine of Calgary scammed you out if money. He would like to send you an email that says you are entitled to 22.5 million from the Prince of Nigeria's lost son. Just give Allan Fine of Calgary your SIN number, DL number, Bank info and $6000.00 to release the 22.5 million to you LOL.

  • Fi
      16th of Oct, 2009
    +1 Votes

    I checked our database and there was never any KChurch who went to our boot camp. Nor have we ever charged anyone any more than they actually agreed to. The workouts are changed on a regular basis and I always show up to class. I have missed maybe 3 classes in 4 years and have always allowed my clients to make up that time after for free.

    I would say to this person to contact me in person not post a bunch of lies.
    Allan Fine

  • Fi
      20th of Apr, 2010
    0 Votes

    I BEG to differ Allen Fine. perhaps KChurch was recently married and changed her name... ring any bells. As someone who is seriously committed to my fitness and is training for cross-fit competitions and a marathon I can speak to the lack of knowledge Allen provided as a trainer and the lack of safety and expertise with which this joke of a boot camp was run. Allen Fine was un fit when wasted my money on his boot camp last summer, it was extremely discouraging to have a portly middle aged man bragging about his 20% BMI when clearly he was either to incompetent to do the simple calculations correctly or thought I was so poorly informed that I believed him.
    I would strongly recommend this bootcamp to anybody who is looking to be swindled out of their money by a fat trainer who doesn't even care about his body enough to brush his teeth before he comes to train... your a con artist Allen Fine. if anybody out there is looking for a real boot camp experience i would happily refer you to some good honest knowledgeable fit fun trainers who are serious about helping you learn about how to make your body work for you and how to challenge it

  • Na
      24th of May, 2010
    0 Votes

    I also has a terrible experience with Fitness Bootcamps Canada. I went to the Shawnessy location and the instructor rarely showed up. I joined with a friend of mine the exact same day. After showing up numerous times at 5:30 am to no instructor I called Allen Fine directly. He said I'll talk to her. Finally after another week of this I called and demanded my money back. I did eventually get it after numerous phone calls and emails. My friend however did not. I will never reccomend this bootcamp to anyone. This company has no integrity.

    I have since been to a fantastic bootcamp and have seen some amazing results!

  • Ka
      2nd of Dec, 2016
    0 Votes

    @Natasha 10 That is because Allan Fine of Calgary did not pay the Instructor. Calgary AB rip off man - Allan FINE-D

  • Le
      24th of Aug, 2010
    0 Votes

    I also had a terrible experience with Allan Fine and his bootcamp. He swindled money from me for his "so-called" life coaching. After seeing what a joke the program was after one session, I asked for the $1500 he had charged my credit card back. He referred me to his website where there's some fine print about not giving refunds. If I hadn't been in the midst of planning my wedding, I would have taken him to small claims court for my money back. However I was too busy and I believe in KARMA. You can only be a scam artist for so long Allan!


  • Ka
      2nd of Dec, 2016
    0 Votes

    @leggs1616 Allan Fine is a CON ARTIST and SCAMMER in Calgary. Alan Fine is no Internet Marketing Pro, a Calgary Internet Marketing SCAM.

  • Co
      7th of Mar, 2011
    -1 Votes

    Well folks, Allan Fine of Calgary, Alberta is clearly a person grasping at straws. It has to raise red flags when a person goes from personal trainer to life coach to website designer and search engine optimization expert.

    Of course getting one website (his own) on Google clearly makes him an expert. An expert grasping at straws. Known associates now include Peter Singleton of Calgary, Alberta ( see /link removed/ ) - well know as one of the partners in Leader Global Consulting - the company that one Karl Brian brought to town a couple of years back - They sold quite a few "franchise" programs where people were to become "marketing coaches". These coaches are all gone and all out of pocket 10's of thousands of dollars. Karl Brian then moved onto the Vancouver market, where he may still be in operation... /link removed/

    The theme today is the same as then... promises, lots of promises. They leverage a proven sales technique where unsuspecting victims are called to attend free seminars over lunch where they are told extensively what they are doing wrong, followed up by a reasonably priced call to action (a review of some sort) then the close... buy an expensive marketing program (today the theme is selling franchising or licensing of your business).

    Of course, you can't franchise or license your business until after you are 'coached' and write policies, procedures etc. I would caution against anyone hiring a fitness coach who is confused about what he wants to do with life... fitness coach, life coach, web developer, seo, franchise coach, marketing expert??? It is no wonder he can't organize a trainer to show up on time (as noted above) he is clearly too busy fixing his websites.

    Alan Fine, Calgary Alberta - may be a con artist, scammer, rip off - maybe not, you can be the judge... but hold onto your wallet folks.

  • Ka
      2nd of Dec, 2016
    0 Votes

    @Concerned Calgary Allan Fine is truly a Calgary SCAMMER and CON ARTIST. Alan Fine is a CON ARTIST in Calgary

  • Fi
      31st of Aug, 2011
    -1 Votes

    Wow Tara
    You have a lot of serious issues, you need therapy.

  • Ca
      4th of Oct, 2011
    0 Votes

    yes, typical of someone involved with Peter Singleton. as the saying goes, "caveat emptor".
    Be wary friends. As one said, from fitness guru, to business coach to full on web developer...

  • Gm
      16th of Mar, 2012
    0 Votes

    Yes, Alan is indeed now selling "Marketing". He knows nothing and I mean nothing, zilch about marketing. look at his web site.
    Probably the worst site I have ever seen, yet he charges people to make their website look better :S HUH, dude your site is riddled in content, and its terrible. He claims he can TRIPLE a business's profits? Really Alan? Your that good that you can take any business and just "triple" their sales based on your knowledge of SCAMMING

  • An
      19th of Sep, 2012
    0 Votes

    Here is Allan Fine of Calgary Alberta's latest LIE.

    He writes on KIJIJI -
    "On page #1 now #1 on Google for Calgary Marketing and Calgary Marketing Company, (Out of Millions of search Results) We blow the competition away and we can coach your company or do it all for you. Website Design, Internet marketing, Social media programs, SEO Coaching and SEO / Marketing Seminars! "

    He is not on page 1 of Google for the phrase "Calgary Marketing" and while he does show up on page 1 for the phrase "Calgary Marketing Company" his site shows up half way down the page. He clearly does not know how to properly measure and test his websites position in search without influencing his own site to the top position.

    All I can say is buyers beware. Big red flags shoot up all around this snake oil salesman.

    I tested his website content to see if it is unique content and guess what... it is a big LIE too. Even though he sells writing as a service his own website is filled with copied and pasted content from other websites all over North America.

    How did the prior writer put it... Allan Fine you really are a ###. Alan Fine, Calgary Alberta

  • Da
      11th of Jan, 2014
    -2 Votes

    I worked with Allan Fine in Calgary now for 2 years and amazing results, my company has tripled its gross sales and as it was mentioned he is page # 1 on Google. Great results and a great guy.

  • Ka
      2nd of Dec, 2016
    -1 Votes


    See below how Alan Fine of Calgary creates FAKE & FALSE Reviews for his clients on Google. He creates fugazi email accounts and posts great reviews for his unknowing clients. Here is Allan Fine, Calgary at his best. See the names of these people and Google the name and the city in one search. Allan Fine is a con artist and low life scammer in Calgary. Allan Fine...of Calgary, LOL wanna be Internet Marketer and calling himself an Internet Marketing pro. Allan Fine, Calgary is a CON ARTIST. See below...

    Air Force Heating and Air Conditioning posting FAKE Reviews on Google. Beware of companies that lie and falsify reviews to mislead home owners into believing they are a creditable company. SCAM ALERT!

    Let's call out Liars online - PROOF of False Review Postings naming - Air Force Heating & Air Conditioning Calgary

    1. One name comes up every time we google the Reviews that have been posted and the company name that they Reviewed ... the name Allan Fine is clearly and evidently associated with all the companies. Allan Fine runs a 'Black Hat' SEO company that obviously cuts corners and tries to cheat his way past the fundamental rules of Google and their protocols.

    Google the following for proof of falsification of Reviews:

    Allan Fine Alberta Pro Movers
    Allan Fine Creative By Design Landscaping
    Allan Fine A Royal Touch Pooch Pawlour
    Allan Fine Whalley's Four Seasons Roofing

    Note :: Kelly Plewniak of Calgary - Liz Christensen of Calgary - Allan Fine of Calgary must know each other very well as they have reviewed the exact same places. Hmmmmm

    Note 2 :: If Kelly Plewniak got her furnace done with Air Force Heating and Air Conditioning, she would have to reside somewhere close to Calgary. Google her name and location - This person does not exist.

    Note 3 :: FAKE Google Reviews for Bob Sears. All the companies this invisible Calgarian wrote reviews for please Google the company name he reviewed and add the name Allan Fine. We believe that Bob Sears is Allan Fine's invisible childhood best buddy

    Note 4 :: Enjoy this link.

    We know in any business it is a difficult challenge to get a consumer to fill out even One (1) Review. Now, either someone is Falsifying these or they magically got these people to fill in another review somehow???
    Darlene Whalley (may we point out the name Allan Fine and Whalley Roofing Calgary fake reviews as another mild coincidence).
    Nicolas Lopez
    Ray Anthony
    Shane Sebo

    Get's Better Here :: Liz Christiansen has reviews in the last 2 weeks for a : 1. Furnace Company in Calgary
    2. Gutter Cleaning in Maryland USA
    3. SEO Company in Cincinnati USA
    4. A Junk Car Company in Denver USA
    5. A Pressure Wash Company in Texas USA
    6. Plumbing Company in Los Angeles USA
    7. A Roadhouse Kitchen in St. Louis USA
    8. An Energy Audit Company in Texas USA
    *****Very impressive travelling - I know millionaire Pro Athletes that don't travel this much. Think this is falsely impressive? Here are the other two weeks of the same month and here are more FAKE Google Reviews and Liz's destinations:
    1. Las Vegas USA
    2. New York USA
    3. Arizona USA
    4. California USA
    5. Calgary Alberta Canada
    6. Willunga South Australia
    7. Campbellfield Australia (only 9 hour drive to Willunga South)
    8. Netherlands
    9. Middlesbrough UK
    *****Now either she collected some past volume amounts of Aero Plan Miles or she works for a well off company that could afford to send people around the USA and the Globe very quickly. QUESTION :: Are the bull and/or the cow close because I got a smell of something funky.

    With this poor, poor, unethical and misleading information, would you call this company now? Air Force Heating & Air Conditioning

    Would you send a Contractor like this, who has obviously cheated or hired a cheater, to look at your Grand Parents furnace or air conditioning unit?

    Final Question :: Would you play cards for money with a known cheater?

    NOTE TO HOME OWNERS :: When asking a Contractor for references or testimonials, ensure you get the last few jobs they did. Do not let them cherry pick their friends, family or neighbors as references from the past years.

  • Fi
      25th of Feb, 2017
    0 Votes

    For anyone who wants to know who Karl Smith is it's really Mike Newhook of Metron Calgary.
    He has no business himself he has to go after other Internet marketers to make himself feel better.
    /link removed/

  • Fi
      25th of Feb, 2017
    -2 Votes


  • Ka
      25th of Feb, 2017
    -1 Votes

    This is Karl Smith, yes I'm really Mike Newhook, I'm very jealous of Allan fine and his success that's why go around spreading lies about people because I'm a loser.

  • Be
      2nd of Oct, 2017
    0 Votes

    Here is what one of Allan Fine's clients of The Executive Edge wrote on Yelp, "Allan Fine and his company, Executive Edge, are untrustworthy and unreliable thieves. Do not start any business with this snake. Please feel free to call me to discuss further. Contact me directly if you'd like to talk more about this. He purchased my domain names in his own name and then tried to blackmail me for nearly $10, 000 to transfer them into my name. When I refused, he disconnected my website and email without any warning. He also stated that this blackmail money was in fact the total payments I owed him for updates to the site, when he never populated my social media, never updated the site with current SEO, and my site had bad links, some empty pages, and contact info that was out of date. Every time I contacted him for even a small update, it was an agony; I would have to send many texts or call several times before he would ever reply, and often he would simply not reply. I had to walk away from my domains and start again from scratch. I am aware of two other companies he has done this to! But I'm sure there are many others. Contact me if you'd like to start a class action lawsuit together and put this thief out of business. He must try to make a living blackmailing businesses this way. Watch out and stay away." You can pop over to Yelp to read the original unfiltered review.

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