womens fitness

Off to the Cottage? Remember These Fitness Essentials!

2013-08-08

It’s the height of cottage season, which means you may be trying hard to stay fit while away from the gym. Or maybe you’re packing up for a trip away, and want to know what to bring. For those of you in that situation, here’s a list of items that are easy to bring when …

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 …

Keeping Up Your Fitness Routine When You Can’t Get To The Gym

2013-07-22

Summer is here, which means it might be tougher for you to get to the gym. Between the kids being at home, wedding season, and vacation plans, you might just not make it into the gym as often as you would like. So, what should you do to stay fit? First, you can go outside …

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 …

So, Which Vitamins SHOULD You Be Taking?

2013-06-13

Last week, The Guardian published an expose on the ineffectiveness of multi-vitamins. It seems that the vitamin industry is fuelled in part by a long history of inflating the results of their usage, and that taking too many vitamins can actually be quite harmful. In October 2011, researchers from the University of Minnesota found that …

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 …