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Just one more reason to be excited that our Clubs are re-open!

2021-07-22

Would it surprise you to hear that working out in person, with others delivers many powerful, incredible benefits that you don’t get exercising alone?  Or virtually? This simple fact gives us yet another reason to be excited that our Clubs are going to be open again in weeks. And – we thought you’d like to …

Getting Your Guys to Exercise.

2021-06-22

Meg Sharp, Msc.  Director of Training and Education WFCC What drives men to sweat?  In celebration of Father’s Day, we thought we’d explore that very thing! Whether it’s your son, best friend or partner, we all have a man or two in our lives who we would LOVE to encourage to be more physically active.  …

The Amazing Benefits of Exercising in Nature

2021-06-04

Meg Sharp, Director of Training & Education WFCC We’re not going to pretend the pandemic is anything to be super happy about. But we do think it helps to embrace all the silver linings. Especially for us, those that can have a positive impact on our fitness and health. Such as? Exercise snacks. Those 20 …

For the love of cycling

2021-05-20

What happens if a race driver shifts too quickly or skips gears altogether?  Best case scenario she loses efficiency and power.  Worst case scenario she damages her very expensive car. The same is true when we want to shift our bodies from a resting to a performing state.  We need to take a little bit …

How this pandemic may be impacting your brain

2021-04-27

There is so much we cannot predict or control.  This can create chronic anxiety and stress.  It certainly impacts our mood, energy and overall heath.  And may even affect the tissue in our brains. Shy of one year into the pandemic people are feeling defeated, foggy, tired and overwhelmed.  As troubling is the accompanying lack …

In Honour of World Health – A wider perspective on fitness:

Gaining Inches Lots of trainers are fabulous at helping people lose inches.  Which is exciting.  But it’s far from this only thing to get excited about.  We get crazy for helping people gain inches.  Not in their biceps, or shoulders or thighs.  In their movement. Great mobility is incredible.  It can be life altering.  We …

It’s not a weakness. It’s an opportunity.

2021-04-01

We all have things we’d like to improve.  Areas of our lives, ourselves our bodies that we want to be different. How we look at these things, and therefore ourselves is important.  We can use a lens that shows weakness, imbalance, frailty or flaws.  Or we can use a lens that highlights interesting challenges and …

Treat your heart with kindness this February!

2021-02-25

Most Canadians have at least one risk factor of heart disease and stroke.  This means it’s very important to ensure you’re taking the best possible care of yourself. Cardiovascular health is heavily influenced by an individual’s physical and social environment, and factors such as availability of healthy foods, physical education, working conditions and community resources. …

February is National Heart Month!

Did you know that heart disease is the number one killer of women? Most cardiac events can be prevented, yet cardiovascular diseases continue to be women’s greatest health threat. Eating more fruits, vegetables, chicken and fish leads to better heart health. It’s also recommended that women get at least 150 minutes of exercise each week. …

Probiotic Breakfast

INGREDIENTS ● 1 cup quinoa ● 1 3/4 cups water ● Kosher salt ● 1 medium avocado ● 2 medium scallions ● 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided ● 4 packed cups baby spinach (about 4 ounces) ● 4 large eggs ● 1 cup fermented red cabbage or beet kraut, Eden organics ● 1 cup plain …