Category: Fitness

The Power of Metabolic Conditioning by Meg Sharp WFCC Director of Education

2021-02-05

Metabolic Conditioning refers to any type of training where you push yourself to or just outside your comfort zone for a specific interval.  You rest just long enough – then go nuts again.  And while the activity in the video certainly could fall into that category – you don’t have to go to such extremes …

Proven benefits of 11-minute workouts

2021-01-28

All you need is 11-minutes and your own body weight. That was the conclusion a new study published recently in the International Journal of Exercise Science  1-minute of high intensity body weight exercise is followed by 1-minute active recovery. Repeat this sequence 5 times – and you’ll improve your fitness. Here’s the workout the study …

Your best YOU is waiting!

2020-12-29

It’s been a crazy year and some of us are thinking, ‘Thank Goodness that’s over!’. But nonetheless, it’s still an appropriate time to use the end of the year as a time to reflect on the year that has passed as well as goals for the new year. Inevitably, questions start to pop up like: …

Expert Tips For Fire Fitness Form

2020-06-26

In this exciting WFCC IGTV series, #FormForum, WFCC Fitness Instructors and Group Fitness Coordinators Gail and Tracey share their expert tips for fire fitness form — the key to ensuring effectiveness, boosting results and reducing risk of injury! WHAT THEY COVER… ✔️ Body alignment ✔️ Neck/Head position ✔️ Shoulders ✔️ Elbows ✔️ Hips ✔️ Knees …

Fast Fitness Form: Squat 101

Squat Form
2020-02-05

Feel like you don’t know squat about squats? You’re not alone – this signature workout move has an intimidating reputation for a reason. They are tough! “A squat can be a lot more challenging than it looks,” adds Gillian Blackett, long-time personal trainer and group fitness instructor at Womens Fitness Clubs of Canada‘s Promenade Mall …

Yoga For Better Digestion

Yoga For Better Digestion
2019-12-24

Whether you’re looking to calm your mind and body, boost energy, or get, ahem, moving with your gut health, there’s probably a yoga practice to help you get on track! In our “Yoga For…” series, we’ll be exploring the countless ways that yoga has the potential to improve your life, on and off of the mat. …

Shauna Manning’s Fitness Journey

Shana Manning WFCC Fitness Journey
2019-12-10

What started as a weight loss journey blossomed into an entire healthy lifestyle and lifelong passion for Shauna, a dedicated member of Womens Fitness and for 4 years. Her commitment towards constant growth to become the strongest, most confident version of herself is contagious in the best kind of way! We had the pleasure of …

3 Tips & Tricks For A More Mindful Workout

Mindful Workout
2019-11-19

Have you ever hopped on the treadmill for a run, only to have your to-do list start running through your mind with you too? Gotten into the flow of a training session only to be disrupted by a jarring text notification ping? You’re not alone —in an age of glamourized jam-packed schedules and constant technological …

When Is The Best Time To Schedule Your Workout? 

Best Time To Schedule Your Workout
2019-11-12

Consistent movement has a potent, positive impact on our health and overall wellbeing. But, what is the difference between working out in the morning versus the evening? Can the results of your workout literally be like night and day? Read on to find out.   THE CASE FOR AM WORKOUTS… MOOD You can the most …

Holly Raeside’s Fitness Journey

2019-10-25

Feeling good is at the heart of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for 28-year-old Holly Raeside, who first joined Womens Fitness Pickering at the age of 14. In her time at WFCC, Holly has uncovered everything from a passion for spin to meaningful connections with her fellow gym buddies and personal trainer, Amreen from Alprostadil.org. We had the …