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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. We had the pleasure of …

Fast Fitness Form: Forearm Plank 101

2019-10-14

Love them or hate them, planks are a go-to for anyone looking for a transformative, full body workout. When done correctly, they can effectively engage not only your core, but nearly your entire body! This full body workout in a single move doesn’t come easily. In order to reap the full benefits, proper form is …

Everything You Need To Know About Our HIIT 45 Classes

2019-09-01

HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training which is short bursts of exercise done with the highest intensity of vigor that is safely possible. Every set requires that you push your body’s limits and challenge yourself. HIIT 45 is known for packing an effective punch in a short window of time –making it a quick …

Don’t Hibernate… 3 Cold-Weather Tips So You Can Bundle Up And Go!

2014-11-10

Okay, there’s no denying it. It’s cold. And with another polar vortex expected to hit this week (really, weather? Really?!), going outside is starting to look less and less appealing. And while the weather experts are saying it won’t be as bad as last year, you know what they say: once frozen, twice shy. But just because …

3 Fall Veggies to Eat for Better Health

2014-10-24

Gone are the days of tomatoes, zucchini, and local strawberries. Instead, the farmer’s markets are filling up with hearty fall fare: cabbages, winter squash, and leafy greens. The colours are deeper, the cook times longer. And the nutritional benefits of these autumnal veggies can’t be beat. Winter Squash When the air starts getting chilly, who …

5 Great Autumn Workouts!

2014-10-17

There’s no denying it. There’s a certain chill in the air, Thanksgiving leftovers are taking over the fridge, and colourful leaves are littering the ground. It’s autumn. Luckily, it’s a fantastic season for getting in shape. So don’t hibernate. Check out these 5 exercise tips that will get your blood pumping and your body ready …

No More Excuses!

2014-09-23

We’ve all been there. The week comes and go, and we still haven’t been to the gym. Next week, we all think, next week I’ll go twice … at least. And a week later we find ourselves back in the same position, making promises we know we won’t keep.  But it doesn’t have to be …

It’s A Polar Vortex… Time To Get In Shape For Winter Sports!

2014-01-27

Winter sports season is in full swing, which means it’s time to lace up those skates, skis,snowshoes, and snowboards and get out there to make the most of it. Maybe you have a family trip planned, or a romantic getaway to the chalet, or maybe you just want to beat the winter blues with some adrenaline. Either …

Winter Workouts, Part 2: In The Club!

2013-12-08

This is Part 2 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 is in full swing, which means that if you exercise outside, you’re probably considering ways to bring your routine indoors. If so, …

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 …