Our Approach – Relationship-based Fitness Training

Camaraderie. Guts. Fun. Tenacity. Zest.

At the Fort our recipe is simple. Relationship-based fitness training… working shoulder to shoulder with beginners to marathoners, all inching closer to becoming healthier and stronger… that’s motivation.

The results are life changing and powerful. We partner with you in your quest for a fit healthy lifestyle. We know you, your goals, and your limitations. The environment is challenging yet our approach is no one left behind – an amazing balance that works for all! Lisa and Danielle offer 50 years collective experience of motivation, camaraderie, respect and FUN. Along with their staff of 10, The Fort is a place where everyone feels welcome and accepted.

Our facility is built on our philosophy. No wandering off into a sea of treadmills here! We provide an amazing variety of activities led by an upbeat, experienced staff in a clean and inviting 10,000 square foot gym.

Fortitude Health and Training’s business model is three pronged:

GROUP FITNESS CLASSES, where hundreds get in and stay in top shape by attending any of The Fort’s 37 fun classes per week. We offer Bootcamp fitness classes, TRX Suspension Training classes, Barre classes, Kickboxing classes, and Iron Strength Training classes. There’s something for everyone and no one is ever left behind! You simply show up and we’ll do the rest!

PERSONAL TRAINING – Fortitude has a breadth of experienced and certified personal trainers, partnering you with a Coach who will bring you creative, ever changing, thoughtful and totally personalized programming. Even clients who grudgingly start an exercise program find they love it and look forward to each session!

CORPORATE WELLNESS PROGRAM – Fortitude’s group based and personal training model is complemented by a cutting edge Corporate Wellness Program. Businesses understand that a healthy staff member is more productive, has fewer sick days and is more committed to the organization for which they work. Fortitude brings its top notch programming onsite – yes, to your business. Clients all over the Millyard and Greater Manchester, with or without their own onsite gyms offer their staff The Fort’s healthy lifestyle/weightloss, exercise classes, running programs, stretching and distressing clinics, CPR training, women’s self defense, yoga. Fortitude partners to create the perfect program for each organization.

We are proud that The Fort has earned Best of NH 2017 Community Fitness Center and multiple awards in both 2016 and 2015 from the Best in New Hampshire A-List. Click here to read more about these awards and recognitions.

Come see The Fort for yourself — call 603-493-4244 (Lisa) or 603-854-2002 (Danielle) or email to schedule a visit or Sign Up Now.



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Had to share this awesome post from one our high schoolers! Off on an adventure of a lifetime! Strong, determined, kind and polite! The Fort trains people of all ages and abilities! Have your high school kids check us out! You don't have to play a high school sport to get in amazing shape!#youngandstrong #determination #strongishappy #fortitudehealthandtraining #youngandhealthy #tenacity ...

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In the recent Best of NH 2017 poll, our place was named the ‘Cheers of gyms – just trade the barstools for bikes.’ An incredible compliment to our philosophy, our instructors, and you! Click here to read our full write-up!


Join us for our annual Saturday morning outside Bootcamp (weather permitting) at West High School track! This class will replace 7:30am Bootcamp at the Fort! Please note: If West track is still under construction, we will meet at Livingston Park. Keep an eye on The Fort Facebook page for the latest updates.


With 9,136 votes cast this year with 2016 AList City Voter NH, Fortitude Health and Training won THREE BEST awards:

* Best Gym (22 nominees)
* Best Personal Trainers (13 nominees)
* Best Bootcamp (9 nominees)

Thank you!!!!


Free childcare Monday through Friday from 8:45 to 10:00am and Thursdays from 4:15 to 6:45pm. Click here for more details and to sign up.

Get in Touch!

775 Canal Street
Manchester, NH 03101

603-493-4244 (Lisa)
603-854-2002 (Danielle)