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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 …

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 …

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, …

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 …

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 …