Homegrown Business: David Turnbull, Owner of TurnFit

TurnFit offers both in-person and online personal training to help its clients achieve their physical and mental health goals. The model of personal training at TurnFit works because the personal trainers work with their clients to set their own personal objectives while also developing healthy, long-lasting lifestyle habits. We spoke more about TurnFit with the owner, David Turnbull to learn more about them at the “TurnFit” method.


What is your business called and what does it do?

TurnFit Personal Training offers custom personal training experiences both online and in person. We help people achieve their mental health and physical goals through our unique method called the TurnFit method.

What made you want to do this work?

Educate the public on optimal health tips they can do to enhance their lifestyle

What problem did you want to solve with the business?

Be a source of education for the public

Who are your clientele/demographics?

We help improve mental health via physical fitness and Posture. Typically it’s women aged 21-55

How does your business make money?

Personal Training sessions. How does it work? Clients come in to see us or live online training and they pay for what they used session-wise at the end of each month.

Where in Vancouver can we find your profession?

3311 W Broadway

What is the best question a prospective customer could ask a member of your profession when comparing services? Give the answer as well.

What is the TurnFit Method? How can you help my mental health and empower me?

We focus on posture, not just in the gym but in real life. How you stand, sit, walk and move. Our movement style is how we all use to move as kids playing. We connect the mind back to the muscles that need to work to optimize our everyday activities. We train each client as if they are becoming a personal trainer so that they have all the knowledge and feel empowered to leave us at any time they choose.


What is the best part about what you do? What is the worst part?

Changing people’s lives mentally and physically. When you feel good everyone you interact with becomes more positive and that is very contagious. The personal training industry typically does not have a good name set for itself and people are scared of getting injured or fad diets/programs.

What is your favourite joke about your own profession?

Fortunately and Unfortunately only you can fix yourself

What are your social media channels?


PAY IT FORWARD: What is another Vancouver business that you love?

Baseline Health and Wellness