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My goal is to get you to yours.

At Highlander we offer 3 different types of training. Click 'read more' for more information about any of the types of training below:

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The most important thing a gym can offer you is results. Here at Highlander Strength and Fitness, it is all we are about. Everything about your session is designed to get you results, as fast as possible. Here are some examples of the great results we're talking about:

Tim lost 53lbs of fat and 6" from his waist

Heather lost 31lbs of fat and 8" from her waist

Al lost 40lbs of fat and 6" from his waist

Lisa lost 22lbs of fat and 6" from her waist

Jana lost 18lbs of fat and 5" from her waist

All of these results were achieved in 8 weeks, training 3 days a week at the gym and following Iain's nutrition plan.

You CAN get results, and it won't take a year to get there! If you'd like to read more about our clients experiences and results, check out the Testimonials section below.

If you want to get results like these, get in touch today and arrange to come in to the gym for a chat and a tour!

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hear from our clients

Let some of our clients tell you about their experiences at the gym!


"Highlander Strength and Fitness has been a place where I lift beer kegs, heavy weights while I lunge or squat, try chin ups (really?) and any number of other uniquely designed activities that Iain arranges for that month. The place isn't flashy, but the results are real. If you are willing to put the work in outside of the gym with your diet, inside the gym you will see all-over change. Within 16 weeks, I lost just shy of 50 pounds and have gained more muscle mass and strength than I have had in years. A terrific life experience!"


"I gained 65 lbs when I was pregnant, and although I lost a lot of the weight initially, I was struggling with the remaining 15 lbs of "baby fat" so I decided to join Highlander Strength and Fitness. For me, buying a regular gym membership was not a good option, I needed something structured, scheduled, and laid out for me. The small group personal training was ideal. I loved the fact that I didn't have to think about anything, I would just show up and Iain would have everything ready to go. The hour sessions went by so quickly, and my weight melted and I built muscle. Getting stronger was a bonus, and it impacted everything I did in my everyday life. My pre-baby body came back in no time and I felt great! Iain's coaching is like nothing else I have ever received at a gym, he has such a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in strength and fitness and is truly dedicated to his client's success. He is very motivating and gives individual attention to make sure everyone is safe and doing the best they can. To top it all off you get free nutritional advice and planning, which is definitely not a typical inclusion at other gyms, and it can make a big difference in meeting your goals. I am pregnant again, but I will definitely be back as soon as possible. I feel lucky to have a place like this to go in the valley. It is definitely worth investing in Highlander Strength and Fitness because you get results, and that's what everybody wants."


"Training at Highlander gave me a whole new focus on fitness and nutrition. Strength gain and weight loss were definitely highlights of my journey but even more important was gaining confidence, sharing lots of laughs, and finding an approach to health I truly enjoy."


"First I should say that I'm not a gym person, or rather not a traditional gym person, which is why Highlander Strength & Fitness appealed to me; and once I met with Iain and saw the gym, I knew it was going to be a good fit. I'm a mom of three kids, and when my youngest was 9 months old, I was feeling overweight, weak and just not myself. It was time to carve out some "me time" and that's when I found Highlander Strength & Fitness. I've been training with Iain for 6 months now, 2 nights a week, and I've definitely seen results: I've lost 20 pounds, 10 inches, and I feel stronger than I've ever been in my life! I feel like my old self again, the "me" before I had kids. Iain is a fantastic trainer, he is stern (but not scary) and pushes you to train harder, while maintaining good form & technique, and he has a way of making you believe that you can flip that heavy tire, because he knows that you can! He really knows his clients' strength capability and knows when to scale back or add more weight to the strength & conditioning circuits. And I've really connected with the amazing & strong women in his training sessions, great relationships forged from hard work and determination. Iain is tremendous at what he does, and I challenge you to to take that first scary step of contacting Iain Smith to come check out the gym yourself, you won't regret it!"

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Here are our prices. All prices are for a monthly membership; there is no long contract length, all members pay monthly and are free to cancel any time. All memberships include fully coached training sessions, nutrition plan, and health and fitness advice. You can read about the qualifications of the trainer, Iain, in the 'About me' section.

$199 (+tax)

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$249 (+tax)

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$129 (+tax)

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$129 (+tax)

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Personal training at other gyms can cost up to $60/hr, on top of your gym membership. 8 sessions = $420 (plus gym membership).
8 sessions at Highlander = $199. Plus no long contract, one week free, and a weight loss guarantee. You do the math!

Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live.

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About me

I have been involved in sports and fitness from a very young age, and I am passionate about the subject. I think the fitness industry likes to promote myths - 'trendy' ways of training that won't get you to your goals fast. For me, everyone deserves what is proven as the best training, not just what's in fashion.

If you're going to give up your time and effort to fitness training, you deserve to get the best. Why pay a lot to be trained by someone who has completed a few generic short courses, when you can get the benefit of my training and expertise for a lot less! You won't find a more qualified trainer in Kentville.

My qualifications:
  • BSc Sports Studies (Stirling University)
  • MPhil Sports Studies (Stirling University)
  • Consultant, Scottish Institute of Sport
  • UK Sport Fast Track Practitioner Program
  • CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach), NSCA
  • British Champion, UK University American Football
  • Represented Scotland, decathlon
  • 25 years sports experience

I'd be happy to meet you at the gym for a chat. With our current offer of a 1 week free trial, what do you have to lose?

If you'd like to find out a bit more about me, my training philosophy and my fitness experience, click below:

More about me

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Here at Highlander Strength & Fitness I am so confident of my methods that I offer a weight loss guarantee. Come and train with me, and follow my nutrition plan, and I guarantee you will lose weight. If you don't, you get your money back.

Interested? Why not get in touch and come down for a tour and a chat! I offer all new members a one week free trial, so you can try the place out and see if it's for you.

The first wealth is health.

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Contact me

If you'd like to get in touch to ask any questions, or arrange a time to come in for a tour, please email me or phone using the contact details on the right.

I look forward to hearing from you!

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