personal training

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 …

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 …

HIIT It! Get Into Great Shape with High Intensity Interval Training at WFCC!

2013-07-29

Another new workout trend is making the rounds, but this one is actually backed up by science! High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) was studied by researchers at McMaster University back in 2010 , and they discovered that “…doing 10 one-minute sprints on a standard stationary bike with about one minute of rest in between, three …

Why Join A Gym, Anyway? Here’s Why.

2013-07-17

What are the benefits of going to a gym? Why should you join WFCC? Well, aside from providing a great environment for exercise, gyms have a lot of benefits that you might not be aware of. If you’re trying to decide whether to work out at home or whether to join a gym, consider these …

A Lifetime of Yoga

2013-07-11

If you’ve never tried it for yourself, you probably at least have one friend who practises yoga. One of them may even be one of those practitioners who claims that yoga can cure just about everything that ails you. While that in itself isn’t true, yoga does hold a ton of health benefits for people …

Meet Lesa Snider, WFCC Pickering’s Trainer of the Month for July!

2013-07-10

Meet this month’s fabulous Trainer of the Month at WFCC Pickering: Lesa Snider! Lesa has 5 years experience in the long distance running environment. She has not only participated in many half and full marathons, but has also coached many to accomplish their goals. She has worked at this club for the last year helping …

Beat the Heat This Summer with WFCC!

2013-06-26

With extreme heat alerts throughout Toronto and the GTA, we realize you might want some tips on how to beat the heat and stay fit. Don’t go outside unless you have to. Extreme heat alerts are not to be taken lightly. You should pay attention to them, and don’t venture outdoors unless you have to. …

Burlington Trainer of the Month: Erin Makins

2013-06-18

Meet our fabulous WFCC Burlington Trainer of the Month: Erin Makins! Erin is a Kinesiology graduate from McMaster University where she specialized in human physiology, including rehabilitation of sport and chronic injuries as well as physical activity for special populations, such as those with coronary heart disease. While at McMaster, she was a part of the cross …

Promenade Trainer of the Month: Deborah Kim

2013-06-10

Meet our incredible WFCC Promenade Trainer of the Month: Deborah Kim! Deborah is a Master Level Personal Trainer. She believes that BALANCE is the key to a healthy lifestyle. A balanced diet, workout and social life are important factors to a HEALTHY and HAPPY life! She believes in teaching individuals how to safely exercise to …