Fitness & Health Toronto
Fitness & Health Toronto
Additional Services


The 10lb Challenge

$199 + tax for 8 weeks

Having a hard time shedding those last few pounds? This personalized weight program can help you do that in just 8 weeks.  With the support of a fitness and lifestyle coach, learn what works, what doesn’t and why.  Using foods you enjoy and providing you with the right combination of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins for you individual body type and lifestyle, we can guarantee that by following our program you will experience the success you want!  The focus is on losing body fat, not lean muscle.  This is the only method for successful LONG-TERM weight loss.

 

Infrared Sauna

Members: $10 per visit, $100 for Unlimited Usage

Non-Members: $150 for 10 Visit Pass or $20 Drop-In

The infrared sauna emits infrared heat with is directly absorbed by the body.  Some benefits include:

  • Burn calories
  • Body detoxification
  • Improved skin tone
  • Reduced joint and muscle pain
  • Increased immune and cardiovascular system

Accelerated Vibration

The FreeMotion Vertex creates instability in the body forcing your muscle to contract.  It is an excellent compliment to any fitness program.  Whole body vibration can help improve balance, reduce bone loss and back pain.  Fifteen minutes a day is all you need!

Wellness Workshops

We offer a wide variety of health and fitness workshops throughout the year.   Some topics include:

  • Fitness and nutrition
  • Osteoperosis
  • Learn to Run


Nordic Pole Walking Group with Bev

Sunday 8am – Group will leave at 8:15am sharp

Supplies/Materials Needed:
Nordic-type poles (with straps preferred) Brands: Nordixx, Urban Poles etc.
Good walking shoes/running shoes and comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing

Cost:
$15 Drop-In ($10 Fitness Works members) / Package of three is $30 (or $20 members)
A typical group poling format is:

10 minute warm-up with walking drills and strength building exercises
20 - 60 minute Nordic Pole walking – variety of routes
10 minutes of cool-down stretch and flexibility




Nordic Pole Walking

Nordic Pole Walking is a low-impact exercise that provides the highest benefits for health, wellness and fitness for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Nordic Pole Walking was created in Finland in the early 1990s as a way for cross-country skiers to train during the summer months.  It was introduced as a low-impact form of exercise that involves walking with a pair of customized poles. The activity exploded across Europe in the 1990s and has grown to the point where today more than 20% of Finns and about 10-15 million Germans regularly pole walk.

Anyone who suffers from diabetes, who is overweight or has high blood pressure and has been encouraged by their physician to exercise, this is the activity for you.  The basis is simple. Normal walking utilizes muscles in the lower half of the body while pole walking adds the use of your upper body muscles, your arms, back, shoulders and neck.  Pole Walking turns your walk into a whole-body activity. 

Numerous clinical studies show the vast benefits of pole walking, especially among seniors. Poling contributes to faster weight loss, better cardiovascular health and better posture.  Poling even helps people recovering from knee or hip surgery to get moving again through the support from the poles.

Some of the benefits of Nordic Pole walking are:

*  you incorporate 90% use of body muscles (only 40% while walking without poles)
*  you increase your cardiovascular workout
*  increases of up to 46% higher calorie expenditure
*  there is reduced stress on your hips and knees through the support of the poles
*  you improve your posture and balance
*  perceived as less workout than the actual true physical exertion
*  upper body activity using the poles improves upper body mobility 
*  upper body activity using the poles reduces upper back, neck and shoulder pains
*  it is suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels

Learn to Run with Ariella

Anyone can learn to run. 
With the right approach, it can even be fun! 
Learn proper warm-up and cool down stretches.
Learn how to progress safely. 
Join our supportive group meeting Sundays at 9 am starting June 8, 2014.