5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays
5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays

5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays

I've been thinking a lot about...

...the "Most Wonderful Time of the...

5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays

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5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays

I've been thinking a lot about...

...the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year..."?!?

It can be the most wonderful time of the year, but, it can also be more hectic, stressful, tough, and lonely for many. So, here are a few, unfinished, imperfect, tinsel covered lifelines I'd like to extend to you. I hope you find a few of them helpful. 

What we can Learn from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree...
What we can Learn from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree...

What we can Learn from Charlie...

Do you remember Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree? Turns out we can learn a lot about...

What we can Learn from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree...

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What we can Learn from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree...

Do you remember Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree? Turns out we can learn a lot about core activation and stabilization of the lower back from that very cartoon. 

Feeling Stressed?
Feeling Stressed?

Feeling Stressed?

It's the most wonderful time of the year...but isn't it also the most...

Feeling Stressed?

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Feeling Stressed?

It's the most wonderful time of the year...but isn't it also the most stressful? And with stress comes aches and pains, heart disease, and depression. Take a step back, before your stress becomes too much to handle, and learn a bit more about your stress and how it can best be managed.

How Can I Burn Fat?
How Can I Burn Fat?

How Can I Burn Fat?

When I teach classes, I often get asked: "how can I burn fat?" or "will...

How Can I Burn Fat?

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How Can I Burn Fat?

When I teach classes, I often get asked: "how can I burn fat?" or "will doing this class help me lose my belly?" Because these are some of the most frequently asked questions I get from our Members, I thought it was time to explore fat burning more in depth.

The TAC's Newest Addition: The Strength Lab
The TAC's Newest Addition: The Strength Lab

The TAC's Newest Addition: The...

After months of planning and construction, we are excited to announce that the Toronto...

The TAC's Newest Addition: The Strength Lab

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The TAC's Newest Addition: The Strength Lab

After months of planning and construction, we are excited to announce that the Toronto Athletic Club’s Strength Lab, the Club’s newest space, is now open to Members. But before you step into the space, let us answer some of the questions we’ve already heard from Members!

A Night of Promise
A Night of Promise

A Night of Promise

As we celebrate World Diabetes Day, we wanted to highlight the great work that the...

A Night of Promise

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A Night of Promise

As we celebrate World Diabetes Day, we wanted to highlight the great work that the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is doing and explain why we're so proud to support the JDRF and  their continued mission to better the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes.

A Celebration 40 Years in the Making: The Adelaide Club Turns 40
A Celebration 40 Years in the Making: The Adelaide Club Turns 40

A Celebration 40 Years in the...

Over the past 40 years, the Adelaide Club has seen many changes. From the Club’s...

A Celebration 40 Years in the Making: The Adelaide Club Turns 40

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A Celebration 40 Years in the Making: The Adelaide Club Turns 40

Over the past 40 years, the Adelaide Club has seen many changes. From the Club’s overall look and feel to the offerings, nothing is as it once was, and yet, at the very core, it remains the same. Take a moment to look back on the past incredible 40 years as the Club readies to celebrate it's 40th Anniversary this week.

5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk about Weight Loss
5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk about Weight Loss

5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk...

I've been thinking a lot about...weight loss. I don't want to think about it in...

5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk about Weight Loss

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5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk about Weight Loss

I've been thinking a lot about...weight loss. I don't want to think about it in January. I want to think about, and talk about, it NOW. Read on to find 5 truths about weight loss you may not know. PLUS an incredibly scrumptious Quinoa Sundae recipe!

From the Corporate Office to NBA Court
From the Corporate Office to NBA Court

From the Corporate Office to NBA...

Massage therapy has significant positive effects in improving overall health and...

From the Corporate Office to NBA Court

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From the Corporate Office to NBA Court

Massage therapy has significant positive effects in improving overall health and wellness of athletes and individuals alike. Regular massage therapy improves circulation, which promotes healing - as it brings rich blood supply to damaged, stiff, and tense muscles.

First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection
First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection

First Stop on Your Tour through the...

When you think of Toronto, what do you think of? Are there iconic landmarks,...

First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection

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First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection

When you think of Toronto, what do you think of? Are there iconic landmarks, unforgettable moments, and unmistakable monuments that immediately jump out to you? The team at the Adelaide Club believes there absolutely are! So, they've created their Toronto Collection to highlight their favourite images that best represent the city they call home.

Cheryl's Transformation: Member Spotlight
Cheryl's Transformation: Member Spotlight

Cheryl's Transformation: Member...

Cheryl realized she was ready to make a change in her life. She started with her diet...

Cheryl's Transformation: Member Spotlight

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Cheryl's Transformation: Member Spotlight

Cheryl realized she was ready to make a change in her life. She started with her diet and then knew it was time to add fitness back into the plan. After training with Mike for 6 months, Cheryl has lost an additional 34 lbs and has seen an 11% reduction in her body fat! 

5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time to be Grateful
5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time to be Grateful

5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time...

I’ve been thinking a lot about…

… being grateful. I...

5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time to be Grateful

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5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time to be Grateful

I’ve been thinking a lot about…

… being grateful. I know. Pretty cliché this time of year. But gratitude is such a powerful, positive emotion, I just couldn’t help myself.

7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving: Building a Healthier Plate
7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving: Building a Healthier Plate

7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy...

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season – a season when we tend to eat...

7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving: Building a Healthier Plate

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7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving: Building a Healthier Plate

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season – a season when we tend to eat excessively. I mean, who can blame us? But, this year is going to be different, and here’s why…we’ve got the top SEVEN tips to help you with portion control that will, ultimately, help to stave off the holiday bulge.

Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?
Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?

Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for those suffering from...

Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?

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Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for those suffering from many joint and tendon disorders. Everyone with soft tissue injuries can benefit from shockwave therapy.

Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason
Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason

Take Your Golf Game to the Next...

Now that fall is upon us, let's face it - the golf season is winding down. Insert...

Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason

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Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason

Now that fall is upon us, let's face it - the golf season is winding down. Insert sad face. For some, that would mean putting the clubs away until spring and spending your winter dreaming about the course; instead, you can use this fall and winter to assess, train smart, and strengthen your body-swing connection.

5 Minutes with Meg: Feeling Overwhelmed? Me Too!
5 Minutes with Meg: Feeling Overwhelmed? Me Too!

5 Minutes with Meg: Feeling...

I’ve been thinking a lot about …

…being...

5 Minutes with Meg: Feeling Overwhelmed? Me Too!

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5 Minutes with Meg: Feeling Overwhelmed? Me Too!

I’ve been thinking a lot about …

…being overwhelmed.  Lots of starts and restarts happening around us right now.  All that change is awesome.  It’s crucial for growth, ongoing engagement, stimulation, and, ultimately, a happy fulfilled life.  And it can be crushingly overwhelming sometimes.

Member Spotlight: Michael
Member Spotlight: Michael

Member Spotlight: Michael

Most clients come to a session with their personal trainer ready to work, but very few...

Member Spotlight: Michael

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Member Spotlight: Michael

Most clients come to a session with their personal trainer ready to work, but very few come as prepared as Michael! Beginning in 2006, Michael has joined me at the Toronto Athletic Club three times a week for training; and we’ve been consistently working together ever since.

What it Takes to be an Ironman...
What it Takes to be an Ironman...

What it Takes to be an Ironman...

On August 19th, 2018, just under 3000 eager athletes, including 581 first...

What it Takes to be an Ironman...

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What it Takes to be an Ironman...

On August 19th, 2018, just under 3000 eager athletes, including 581 first timers, ages 18-80, raced in the 6th Annual Ironman Mont Tremblant. I was included in these athletes, along with our members Darcy and Tom Wefers and Louise Engelmann.

Self-Care Strategies for Stress Reduction & Wellness
Self-Care Strategies for Stress Reduction & Wellness

Self-Care Strategies for Stress...

Did you know that August is Wellness Month? While we near the end of the month, we...

Self-Care Strategies for Stress Reduction & Wellness

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Self-Care Strategies for Stress Reduction & Wellness

Did you know that August is Wellness Month? While we near the end of the month, we wanted to share a few strategies that you can (and should) incorporate into your daily life to reduce your stress and improve your overall well-being all year long! 

Helpful Tips for a Better Night's Sleep
Helpful Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

Helpful Tips for a Better Night's...

Jumy Kim, the Adelaide Health Club's Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture...

Helpful Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

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Helpful Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

Jumy Kim, the Adelaide Health Club's Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Specialist, explains how poor sleep is one of the most common concerns in her practice and gives some helpful tips for a better night's rest.

First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection

First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection
Posted: Oct 24, 2018

When you think of Toronto, what do you think of? There are iconic landmarks, unforgettable moments, and unmistakable monuments that, for our team, are quintessentially Toronto.

We’ve spent years curating the Toronto collection that adorns the walls of the Adelaide Club, highlighting these exact things – features and moments – that, for us, define the city that we call home. From historical figures that sculpted the city to artwork that showcases all that we love to moments we will never forget, our team has curated some of the most iconic Toronto images and placed them in the HUB – the heart of the Adelaide Club, located in the heart of downtown Toronto.

To highlight some of the most incredible pieces in our collection, we thought we’d do a series – taking you on a mini tour through our Toronto collection. Join us for the first part of our tour, featuring a few pieces that even the most well-versed Torontonians may not know about!

Surprise!, Rolling Stones at El Mocambo Tavern

Considered Toronto’s monument to rock and roll, the El Mocambo Tavern once played host to a band who billed themselves as “The Cockroaches” on March 4 and 5, 1977. Arguably the biggest rock and roll band of the time, the Rolling Stones, hosted a two-night engagement at the El Mocambo where they recorded a live album, surrounded by a few hundred fans. Sure, pulling off the ruse was an incredible feat, but, more importantly, it was a moment that tied Toronto to rock and roll history.

Flight Stop, Toronto Eaton Centre

Created by Toronto artist Michael Snow and unveiled in 1979, Flight Stop is a permanent sculptural installation at the Toronto Eaton Centre, representing a flight of 60 geese. Commissioned to create a hanging sculpture for the Eaton Centre’s skylit galleria, Snow’s beautiful sculpture is seen by thousands of visitors each and every day and has become a fixture in Toronto’s art scene.

No, No, No, Andre De Grasse & Usain Bolt, 2016 Rio Olympic Games

At the Rio Olympics in 2016, we witnessed the birth of a bromance. In the men’s 200-meter semifinal, both Andre De Grasse and Usain Bolt had all but secured their place in the final, but instead of taking it easy, De Grasse made a move in the final few seconds, forcing Bolt to run faster than he would normally need to in a semifinal. That ended in an iconic image of Bolt wagging his finger while De Grasse smiled next to him – a personal favourite of ours, and a truly historic Olympic moment for Canadians.

When Karen Kain Met Karen Kain 236, Karen Kain

Karen Kain is a Canadian former ballet dancer, and the current artistic director of the National Ballet of Canada. She has long been considered one of the most gifted classical dancers of her era, winning a Silver Medal in the Women’s Category and a special prize for Best Pas de Deux at the second ever International Ballet Competition in 1973.

In 1980, Andy Warhol created his Karen portrait – Karen Kain 236. Kain had captivated him, as she had captivated so many others, when she performed as a principal ballet dancer in the National Ballet of Canada. And this photo captured the moment the real Karen Kain met her Warhol. 

Today, Kain remains a committed advocate for the arts in Canada and continues to beautifully represent Canada and Toronto on a global scale.

The First Toronto Blue Jays Game, Exhibition Stadium

Before the Skydome was ever built, the Toronto Blue Jays played their first game on April 7, 1977 in Exhibition Stadium. And, in typical Canadian spring fashion, the game was played with snow on the ground. It was the start of something incredible – which would include 2 World Series victories – and has become part of the very fabric of Toronto.

And a bonus, special highlight we simply have to include…

The Pequod Meets the Rosebud & Laceland, Frank Stella

Frank Stella is one of the great artists of the last 60 years. He is an abstract expressionist who hangs in all of the great modern museums of the world, including two retrospectives at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, a show at the Metropolitan Museum of New York 10 years ago - Frank Stella, Art to Architecture, and 3 years ago a retrospective of Frank Stella's work was the opening show at the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York.

There are 2 original Frank Stella pieces that hang at the Adelaide Club: The Pequod Meets the Rosebud (1992) and Laceland (1997), along with a number of prints. The Pequod Meets the Rosebud is from Stella’s Moby Dick series, while Laceland was a piece commissioned by Cambridge Group of Clubs’ CEO Clive Caldwell. Laceland was originally hung in the Oak Room at the Cambridge Club, but moved five years ago to the Adelaide Club.

These are just a few of the many pieces included in our Toronto collection, and the first part of our virtual tour through the Club. When you’re next at the Adelaide, take a few moments to explore the photos and artwork we’ve curated that perfectly highlight Toronto – and let us know which ones are your favourites!

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