A Short History of Zumba

2012-07-17

If you’ve been to the gym at all in the past several years, you’ve probably seen or taken a Zumba class. (We’ve got lots of them here at WFCC.) This Colombian exercise-dance style incorporates international influences including Caribbean dance styles like soca, South American dances like meringue and samba, Indian styles from Bollywood films, and …

Get in Gear with Great Workout Wear!

2012-07-11

We all want to get fit and stay healthy, but time is hard to come by in your busy, active life – and the last thing you want is to go to the gym in clothes that won’t help you get the workout you want. There’s no need to add anxiety when it comes to dressing …

The Science of Stretching

2012-07-06

Streee-ee-eeetch! It feels good even to think about having a nice long stretch, doesn’t it? The post-workout, post-cooldown stretching session is a staple of almost anyone who exercises. But what does stretching actually do? Here are a few important facts about stretching to keep in mind when you visit your WFCC club, or when you …

Shake Up That Summer Workout Routine!

2012-07-04

The middle of summer can throw a wrench into your standard workout routine. It’s hot — and the end isn’t yet in sight. Plus, the heat makes everything seem to slow down, almost as if time itself has started to melt. Your 30 minute run usually seems to take 30 minutes, or 20 on a …

Beat the Heat: Exercising Safely in Summer

2012-06-27

After a long winter of spending 15 minutes gearing up before exercising outdoors so that you don’t freeze your nose off, summer exercise seems easy. All you could possibly need are sturdy shoes and simple clothes, right? Not so fast! Summer weather can be just as dangerous as the cold, snow and ice — especially …

What a Successful Kettlebell Challenge!

2012-06-26

We here at Womens Fitness Clubs of Canada want to extend a HUGE thank-you to all of our participants, family and friends who made The 2nd Annual Womens Fitness Kettlebell Challenge a tremendous success! It was so incredibly inspiring to watch the hard work and determination of all of our competitors, who challenged themselves to …

WFCC Kettlebell Challenge: Sunday, June 24!

2012-06-20

  We are very excited to announce that the WFCC will be hosting its 2nd Annual Womens Fitness Kettlebell Challenge at our Promenade location this Sunday, June 24th, at 2 PM!  Several of our members are participating, so please come out and support them as they strive to achieve their personal best in this tough endeavour. We’re …

Simple, Healthy Summer Eating!

2012-06-17

It’s summertime… and the eating is, as they say, easy. Today we’re going to talk about all the amazing things you can do with the fresh fruits and vegetables of summer. This is the easiest time of year to eat healthily, because nature’s bounty is in full bloom. Keep your cooking simple this summer and …

Jump! Jump! Join us for Kangoo!

2012-06-12

Have you heard about the new Kangoo craze? Kangoo Jumps footgear are one of the hottest ways to get in shape and get your heart rate up. And you can sample a Kangoo class this week at WFCC: just click here for times and dates. Kangoo footgear was created to be a low-impact alternative to …

What a Night at the SHOW WE CARE Fashion Show and Gala!

2012-06-10

What an incredible night it was! On Thursday, June 7, WFCC members, staff and friends took to the stage at 6 Degrees, one of the hottest clubs in town at the heart of Yonge and Eglinton. Our gorgeous models strutted their stuff, there was food and drink galore (including a stunning dessert table by Georgie …