About Us | Boardgains | Fitness Game Invented By Personal Trainer

Our Vision

To empower people to lead healthy and fulfilling lives through fun and innovative fitness board games, and create a community dedicated to making a positive impact on the world.

A close-up of a fitness board game, with colorful pieces, game cards, and fitness instructions.
Our Mission

Our mission is to transform the way people approach fitness by offering fun, engaging, and innovative board games that help the players achieve their fitness goals and stay motivated.


Fitness game with bodyweight Exercises and 3 meeples of different colours
Work Hard While Playing Hard

Staying committed to your health and fitness journey can be hard work, but it doesn't have to be all sweat and no fun! That's why we believe in making the journey just as enjoyable as the destination.

Gym Game with 10 different coloured meeples
Innovation & Execution

Say goodbye to dull workouts and hello to exciting fitness adventures with us! We're all about making fitness fun and effortless for you. Let's bring the excitement to your sessions!

Gym Games For bootcamp workouts using bodyweight exercises with 2 black dice and 2 different coloured meeples
Evolve & Adapt

Let's turn up the fun factor on your fitness journey! With us, you'll be smiling, sweating, and soaring to new heights each and every day. We're all about helping you grow and evolve - let's make today better than yesterday together!

From Personal Trainer to BoardGains Founder: A Fitness Tale

Hey there! My name is Eric Mathura and I'm the mastermind behind BoardGains. My passion for fitness and wellness started at York University where I earned my B.Sc in Kinesiology. From there, I took the leap into the fitness world as a personal trainer and bootcamp instructor at Habitual Fitness. And if that wasn't enough, I even took my business knowledge to the next level with a Sport and Event Marketing program at George Brown College. After hosting my first successful event, Board Games Bootcamp, I was convinced that the combination of fitness and fun was a winning formula. Fast forward to the pandemic and the closure of gyms, which gave me the opportunity to fully focus on and bring BoardGains to life. And let me tell you, the feedback from play testers has been nothing short of amazing! It just solidified my belief that fitness can be enjoyable for everyone. So, I poured all my energy and dedication into making BoardGains a reality for all of you!

Founder of gym game boardgains

This gym game started from a whiteboard. And now we have a fully polished board game!

Gym game on a whiteboard in a bootcamp class
2016 - Whiteboard
Gym game on a poster printed at vistaprint for a Christmas bootcamp class
2018 - Poster
Gym game on a board game for an outdoor bootcamp class
2020 - BoardGains