fitness

Move of the Week with Heather Chapman: Walking Lunges On the Treadmill

2013-12-03

Welcome to our Move of the Week feature with personal trainer and kinesiologist Heather Chapman! Each week, Heather teaches you a great exercise to add to your fitness routine. To book a session with Heather, please call our Promenade location; to work with any of our other personal trainers, just fill out our online form and we’ll be in touch …

Winter Workouts, Part 1: Exercising Outdoors

2013-11-29

This is Part 1 of a series of posts about exercising in winter – even though it’s tempting to go into hibernation mode, it’s important to keep fit through the cold months!  Winter has officially come to Toronto, and outdoor enthusiasts will be wondering if it’s time to take their workout indoors. While we will …

Move of the Week with Heather Chapman: Group Plank Train

2013-11-14

Our Move of the Week feature with personal trainer and kinesiologist Heather Chapman is BACK! Each week, Heather teaches you an important exercise. To book a session with Heather, please call our Promenade location; to work with any of our other personal trainers, just fill out our online form and we’ll be in touch ASAP. This week, we’re having fun with …

Taking Care of your Pregnant and Post-Natal Body

2013-10-23

Plenty of women decide to take their physical fitness and health more seriously after having a child. It makes sense: new moms have a different set of responsibilities than they used to, and they also have an even deeper need for personal time away from kids, spouses, and well-meaning (but occasionally annoying) in-laws and hangers-on. …

Meet Mariam Fasiullah, WFCC Bayview’s Trainer of the Month for October!

2013-10-03

Meet this month’s fabulous Trainer of the Month at WFCC Bayview: Mariam Fasiullah! Mariam combines personal training experience and certification with a BSN in Nursing. For her, as a trainer, her most important goal is to help you to make exercise a part of your lifestyle. Initial goals may be weight loss, toning, or recovering …

Get A Leg Up on Cold and Flu Season!

2013-09-19

Autumn has well and truly arrived, which means a few things: kids are back in school, skimpy Halloween costumes are back, you will have to contend with Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s the start of cold and flu season. With all those elements in play, how do you stay healthy? First, cold and flu season is …

Move of the Week with Heather and Michelle: Straight Leg Lower!

2013-09-17

This week, our Diva of Demonstration Heather Chapman got a little help from her friend… Michelle, our new receptionist at WFCC Promenade! Michelle is currently in school for kinesiology. The Move: Michelle is doing a Straight Leg Lower on an incline bench; it’s is a great way to target your lower abdominal muscles and build …

Be Your Own Best Fitness Friend, Not Your Own Worst Enemy!

2013-09-11

Author Steve Young once said: “The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” This attitude is helpful in all aspects of life (which might be why it’s Day 7 in the “30 Days of GOOD” challenge), and it’s especially helpful at the gym. It’s why …

Build Your Endurance To Get Fitter, Faster!

2013-08-19

Endurance is an under-rated virtue. When we think of physical endurance, we might think of marathons or triathlons — festivals of lactic acid agony and endorphin ecstasy that last hours and require months of training. But every marathoner and every triathlete started training with a single step. They built their endurance from the bottom, just …

Banish Workout Boredom With WFCC!

2013-08-16

“If you’re bored, then you’re boring.” Did anyone else hear that little truism from their grandparents, growing up? These days, it’s easy to see that our elders weren’t criticizing us for not being adventurous or charming enough, but for not getting ourselves out of our own personal ruts. And that wisdom — that it’s your …