Saturday is Here Again
Saturday is Here Again

Saturday is Here Again

Good news - you've made it through another week! It may have been crazy. You may...

Saturday is Here Again

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Saturday is Here Again

Good news - you've made it through another week! It may have been crazy. You may not have gotten everything done that you wanted to. But you know what? That's okay. Sleep a little longer. Make time for a run. Enjoy some comfort food. Whatever you need to do, do it!

TGIF: The Weekend Starts Tomorrow
TGIF: The Weekend Starts Tomorrow

TGIF: The Weekend Starts Tomorrow

TGIF! The weekend starts tomorrow. Plan a few things to look forward to. How about a...

TGIF: The Weekend Starts Tomorrow

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TGIF: The Weekend Starts Tomorrow

TGIF! The weekend starts tomorrow. Plan a few things to look forward to. How about a feel good project? The boys and I are making a huge batch of chocolate chip cookies and dropping them off at friends' houses around the neighbourhood. Spoil yourself and those you love with something decadent. Bubble bath? Expensive bottle of wine? Purchase an awesome movie through Cineplex? Have an over the top dinner - candles and all.

It's Thursday...Already?!?
It's Thursday...Already?!?

It's Thursday...Already?!?

It’s Thursday already?  It’s APRIL already? Despite the sort of...

It's Thursday...Already?!?

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It's Thursday...Already?!?

It’s Thursday already?  It’s APRIL already? Despite the sort of (?) slower pace, the days are still flying by at alarming speed. On the days when I don’t specifically set aside time to exercise/move it isn’t happening. A dedicated window in the morning with a specific task works best for me. I recommend you find what works for you. Schedule it in. And make it happen. Daily. You can be flexible on the start and finish time – for example plan to do your mobility and stability workout from 9:00 - 9:45am. If you end up only having time to do 20 minutes, so be it. Just GET IT IN!

April Fool's Day Feels Different this Year...
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It's HUMP day... April Fool's Day... Definitely a day to have a bit of fun!

April Fool's Day Feels Different this Year...

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April Fool's Day Feels Different this Year...

It's HUMP day... April Fool's Day... Definitely a day to have a bit of fun!

Celebrate the Little Things
Celebrate the Little Things

Celebrate the Little Things

How are you holding up? Are you prioritizing your self-care? Have you made time to...

Celebrate the Little Things

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Celebrate the Little Things

How are you holding up? Are you prioritizing your self-care? Have you made time to regularly connect with friends and loved ones? I challenge you to do something for yourself today - even if it's just taking a few minutes to meditate, 10 minutes to get a circuit in, or spending some quiet time in the kitchen preparing dinner. It's a start.

Chase Away the Monday Blues
Chase Away the Monday Blues

Chase Away the Monday Blues

Happy Monday everyone. I have reams of thoughtful, interesting, and motivating content...

Chase Away the Monday Blues

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Chase Away the Monday Blues

Happy Monday everyone. I have reams of thoughtful, interesting, and motivating content for today and the days ahead. First off, I would be remiss in not posting an apology in relation to Saturday's workout...

Staying Healthy in a Time of Unrest
Staying Healthy in a Time of Unrest

Staying Healthy in a Time of Unrest

While the TAC Sport Medicine Clinic is temporarily closed due to the public health...

Staying Healthy in a Time of Unrest

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Staying Healthy in a Time of Unrest

While the TAC Sport Medicine Clinic is temporarily closed due to the public health concern surrounding COVID-19, we want to regularly reach out to all of you with our Healthy View Blog. These articles will feature current, relevant topics helping you to stay healthy and engaged over the next few weeks.

Cheers to the Weekend!
Cheers to the Weekend!

Cheers to the Weekend!

It IS the weekend. Schedules are really helpful these days. But not so much today....

Cheers to the Weekend!

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Cheers to the Weekend!

It IS the weekend. Schedules are really helpful these days. But not so much today. Today, make sure it FEELS like the weekend. Indulge a little. Play a lot. Take a break from the serious news and dive into some positive media. Curl up and watch a movie or read a book in the middle of the day... And...if you feel the need to be productive, surprise and delight someone you love. Write a love letter... start a dance party in the kitchen... make breakfast in bed... give a foot massage...

It's Been a Week...
It's Been a Week...

It's Been a Week...

We've just completed week one of this Series. And I so hope some of you are finding...

It's Been a Week...

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It's Been a Week...

We've just completed week one of this Series. And I so hope some of you are finding the content helpful and inspiring. For me, I am loving creating and collating these posts. I REALLY miss coming into the Clubs and am so missing the opportunity to physically connect with all of you. This is helping me feel like we can still make at least a small positive difference in a few lives. So, I'm extremely grateful for this space.

This One's For You
This One's For You

This One's For You

Have you noticed an increase in runners out on the roads in your neighbourhood? Maybe...

This One's For You

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This One's For You

Have you noticed an increase in runners out on the roads in your neighbourhood? Maybe it's because of Club closures across the city. Maybe it's just the start of the spring weather. Whatever the reason, if you're an avid runner, cyclist, stepmiller, or power walker, today's workout is for you!

Sharing Some Wednesday Wisdom
Sharing Some Wednesday Wisdom

Sharing Some Wednesday Wisdom

We know you've had to make a lot of adjustments in the last couple of weeks. You...

Sharing Some Wednesday Wisdom

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Sharing Some Wednesday Wisdom

We know you've had to make a lot of adjustments in the last couple of weeks. You may now be working from home. Your stress and anxiety levels might be keeping you awake. You might be struggling with isolation and social distancing. Just take a breath. In. Out. And read on for some health, wellness, and fitness tips to help you structure your day. We're all in this together.

Today is Your Day
Today is Your Day

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For many of us, we're into our second week of isolation. That means more time at...

Today is Your Day

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For many of us, we're into our second week of isolation. That means more time at home with the family, increased stress, and maybe even fewer workouts. There is no better time to shake those bad habits and get yourself back on track.

Much Needed Monday Motivation
Much Needed Monday Motivation

Much Needed Monday Motivation

Soup. Chock-a-block full of goodness and surprises. You never know what's going to...

Much Needed Monday Motivation

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Soup. Chock-a-block full of goodness and surprises. You never know what's going to end up on your spoon! So, dig in...

Your Saturday Morning Wake-Up
Your Saturday Morning Wake-Up

Your Saturday Morning Wake-Up

Our schedules are really all over the place right now. Did you wake up this morning...

Your Saturday Morning Wake-Up

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Your Saturday Morning Wake-Up

Our schedules are really all over the place right now. Did you wake up this morning wondering what day of the week it even is? We did! And that's why we want to help you keep your routine going, even on a Saturday morning.

"Soup of the Day"...just got...

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'Cause soup is good food. Healthy, comforting...a gentle hug from the inside out. With all this social distancing, who couldn't use a good hug?!? Please tune in every day as we share our inspirations for food, movements, practices, and thoughts to keep you positive, healthy, and connected in the days ahead.

Diet & Exercise Tips for Canadians 55 and Up
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Diet & Exercise Tips for Canadians...

Ali El-Mokadem – one of our personal trainers at the Toronto Athletic Club...

Diet & Exercise Tips for Canadians 55 and Up

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Diet & Exercise Tips for Canadians 55 and Up

Ali El-Mokadem – one of our personal trainers at the Toronto Athletic Club – recently gave us some excellent exercise and nutrition tips targeted towards our Members in the 55+ age bracket, helping them to live a healthier lifestyle in retirement.  

5x5 Minutes with Meg: Women's Edition
5x5 Minutes with Meg: Women's Edition

5x5 Minutes with Meg: Women's...

Since 1910, the 8th of March has been considered globally by many as a day to celebrate...

5x5 Minutes with Meg: Women's Edition

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5x5 Minutes with Meg: Women's Edition

Since 1910, the 8th of March has been considered globally by many as a day to celebrate women. International Women's Day Organization 2020 is supporting a number of important and laudable missions including highlighting and applauding important gains that are being made, celebrating women's achievements and accomplishments, and taking a stance to call out and raise awareness about inequality. They also encourage everyone to "do what you can to truly make a positive difference for women".

Performance Enhancement Specialization: The Cambridge Club's New Training Program
Performance Enhancement Specialization: The Cambridge Club's New Training Program

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Are you looking to improve your strength, power, speed, agility, and quickness? At the...

Performance Enhancement Specialization: The Cambridge Club's New Training Program

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Performance Enhancement Specialization: The Cambridge Club's New Training Program

Are you looking to improve your strength, power, speed, agility, and quickness? At the Cambridge Club, Sharlton, a Performance Enhancement Specialist, has created a new program based on the Optimum Performance Training (OPT) model that is designed to do just this.

Learning the Power of Community with Nat & Tina
Learning the Power of Community with Nat & Tina

Learning the Power of Community...

A new year means new ads in the PATH around the Adelaide Club. If you've recently...

Learning the Power of Community with Nat & Tina

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Learning the Power of Community with Nat & Tina

A new year means new ads in the PATH around the Adelaide Club. If you've recently gone underground to travel to and from the Club, we're guessing you've seen our new marketing pieces featuring members Nat & Tina! Both Nat and Tina are staples around the Club, often being found working out in the STRENGTH Gym, taking advantage of the Club's amenities, and challenging themselves with their friends in Strength Lab.

5 Minutes with Meg: Valentine's Day Edition
5 Minutes with Meg: Valentine's Day Edition

5 Minutes with Meg: Valentine's Day...

I've been thinking a lot about...Valentine's Day. With Valentine's Day just...

5 Minutes with Meg: Valentine's Day Edition

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5 Minutes with Meg: Valentine's Day Edition

I've been thinking a lot about...Valentine's Day. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I find myself, similar to last year, thinking a lot about the heart. And again, like last year, both the biological and the emotional heart. Those who know me, know I'm a huge proponent of high intensity training (HIIT) - in both the weight bearing and cardiovascular arenas.

Cambridge Group Fitness Challenge: Get Involved

Posted: Oct 23, 2019

You’ve probably seen the creatives already on the digital screens at the Club, but this November, we’re bringing back the Cambridge Group Fitness Challenge – an event that we last held in 2017. This incredible fitness challenge pits teams of trainers from all three of our Clubs and Members against each other, all while raising money for phenomenal charities that support youth in the GTA.

This year, we’re looking for you to get involved! But what can you do?

What is the Cambridge Group Fitness Challenge?

As we mentioned, the Cambridge Group Fitness Challenge is a fitness challenge that brings our trainers and Members together to compete to determine who the fittest team is. Oh, and we’re raising funds for a number of wonderful charities, while we do it. This year’s event will include:

  • STAGES Bike Relay, featuring teams of 4 or 5
  • Agility Relay
  • Hex Bar Deadlifts
  • Sled Pushes
  • Rowing Relay

The Challenge will be held at the Adelaide Club, with participants getting to enjoy refreshments afterwards in the HUB.

Event Details

DATE: Wednesday, November 20th
FITNESS CHALLENGE: 2:00 – 4:00pm
COCKTAIL SOCIAL: 4:30 – 6:00pm
LOCATION: Adelaide Club

How can you get involved?

There are a couple of ways you can get involved in the 2019 Cambridge Group Fitness Challenge – you can sign-up to participate or you can sponsor a trainer! Let us explain a bit more about each…

We are looking for Members from all our Clubs to create a team that will take on the trainer teams from the Adelaide Club, Toronto Athletic Club, and Cambridge Club. This is a great opportunity to get to know your fellow Members and to push the trainers that normally push you to their limits. We ask that participants commit to raising a minimum $250 to participate in the Fitness Challenge. There will be several unique fundraising prizes you can win during your fundraising journey. To register to join the Members team, please contact Braeden Szucs.

Want to show your support, but not able to commit to participating in the Challenge yourself? We get that! We are also looking for donations to help our trainers reach their individual and team fundraising goals. You can sponsor a specific trainer or our teams online here!  

Team Captains

Adelaide ClubMeg Sharp
Cambridge ClubErol Komina
Toronto Athletic ClubBrandon Bernick

This year, the Adelaide Club team hopes to raise $30,000, the Toronto Athletic Club team is working to raise $35,000, and the Cambridge Club team’s goal is $20,000!

Why are our team captains getting involved?

Brandon: “I’ve grown up with organized sports since the age of 5. From those experiences, I learned the value of team work, goal setting, and being active. Because of the time I spent playing organized sports, I know how important that is physically, mentally, and socially for youth. Having consistent programming and staffing is so important to developing those skills, that I feel that these charities could not be more important to building stronger young leaders in our community.”

Meg: “Physical activity has always been such a powerful, positive force for me. It centres me, increases my self-esteem, and is integral to my continued happiness and success. When I was little, my mom mentored youth at risk in community centres, and offered educational and social support in our prisons. I grew up knowing the importance and power of early and ongoing compassion, intervention, and support. Her death coincided with the introduction of the MLSE 3TO6 initiative to our Clubs. I just knew how thrilled she would be if I could – in some small way – support it. I have also had the incredible opportunity to visit the MLSE LaunchPad and be privy to how funds are being spent, and how impactful their initiatives are. I can assure you every dollar you are able to donate is going directly to help the kids in this community in such a powerful way.”

Erol: “I’ve been working with charities for over two decades, either as a participant or as a community organizer. There is no better way to give back to the community than to donate your time and expertise to such worthy causes. I’ve worked closely with the Canadian Cancer Society and Sick Kids Hospital in the past, just to name a few, and now it’s my pleasure to work with these other great charities. We often take physical literacy for granted and, being a captain, I can make a direct impact and support kids with their physical, cognitive, and social skills.” 

What impact will our fundraising have?

Proceeds from the 2019 Fitness Challenge will support: Urban Squash Toronto, 3TO6 Team, MLSE Foundation, and MLSE LaunchPad – all charities that support youth in Toronto and the surrounding area.

Urban Squash Toronto is a charitable organization that combines an intensive after-school, 7 days-a-week, yearlong education program with concentrated athletics (principally squash). They support underserved youth in the Jane-Finch corridor to reach their full academic, athletic, and personal potential.

The 3TO6 Team is a group of local ambassadors supporting MLSE Foundation in raising funds for youth recreational programs in Regent Park, including: Hockey in the Park, Regent Park Football Program, and Community Learning Series. 

MLSE Foundation supports the refurbishment of local athletic facilities and funds charities that support kids through sports and recreational programs. Since launching in 2010, MLSE Foundation has invested more than $30 million into our community. Last season, they impacted the lives of more than 125,000 kids.

MLSE LaunchPad is a place where youth facing barriers use sport to recognize and reach their potential. They partner with expert organizations who have a longstanding history of delivering programming that support their 4 pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready for School, and Ready for Work.

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