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

April Fool's Day Feels Different...

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

Today is Your Day

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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Today is Your Day

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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Much Needed Monday Motivation

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...

'Cause soup is good food. Healthy, comforting...a gentle hug from the inside out....

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

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

'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
Diet & Exercise Tips for Canadians 55 and Up

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

Performance Enhancement...

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.

Learning the Power of Community with Nat & Tina

Posted: Feb 18, 2020

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 (who was a member in the 2000s for a few years and returned to the Club in 2016) and Tina (who’s been a member since 2015) are staples around the Club. They can often be found getting in a workout in the STRENGTH Gym, taking advantage of the Club’s amenities in the women’s locker room, and challenging themselves with their friends in Strength Lab.

Why did you to join the Adelaide Club?

Tina (T): Back in 2015 when I was looking for a gym that fit my needs, I walked into the Adelaide and immediately felt at home. It’s a home away from home for me – which is a good thing because I spend a lot of time here! In addition to the overall feel of the gym, what stood out to me from other fitness clubs in the downtown core is the Strength Lab program.

Nat (N): I came back to the Club because of the positive environment. It’s comfortable and respectful. Everyone, to the best of my knowledge, accepts each other regardless of fitness level or body shape. We’re all here to sweat it out.

What are your favourite spaces in the Club?

N: Hands down, the women’s locker room – it’s beautiful! It has everything a woman needs, and the cherry on top is that because all the group fitness classes are staggered, you never have to wait for a shower. It’s the most convenient women’s locker room I’ve ever been in!

T: Actually, the first time I visited the Club, Nat told me I had to check out the locker room [laughs] – it’s definitely her favourite! For me, I love the STRENGTH Gym. The equipment is great, and it’s a unique space that elevates the Adelaide above other gyms in the area. Overall, I love the convenience of the location of the Adelaide as it’s close to work, and the Club’s hominess.

What makes Strength Lab so special for you?

NOTE: Strength Lab is a program at the Club that combines Olympic lifting and calisthenics in a class setting. Tina has been a member of the program since 2016 and Nat since 2017.

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“It really is all about the people and the community. The workout is just a bonus.
Everyone should try Strength Lab!” - Tina

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T: Strength Lab really fills a niche and offers a combination of activities that isn’t covered by the other classes at the Club (i.e. Olympic lifting, barbell work, functional movement, gymnastics skills, etc.), run by CrossFit certified coaches. When I was looking to join a gym, I was looking for a program like this.

When I joined, I was hooked from the very beginning. I couldn’t lift a barbell over my head at first! The program itself might seem intimidating to some, but the coaches are great in breaking down movements, making it feel less scary and helping you do everything safely.

I also love that Strength Lab has a pretty equal split between male and female members.

N: I’m more into endurance sports and most of my training concentrates on that, so I certainly was out of my element at first. But, from day one, I felt comfortable in Strength Lab because of the smaller class sizes and personal attention from the coach. A fun community also made a world of difference for me. Because the class is so focused on form and technique, I’ve been able to see and track my growth and progress. The entire class centres around mutual progress – we work together so we can succeed together.

We’re a tightknit group who’ve gotten to know each other outside of class and the Club as well. We’ve done socials in the HUB, gone out to brunch, and participated in Spartan races together.

Recommendations for new members at the Club, or someone considering joining?

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“Adelaide has great social events and celebrations that showcase the Club’s amazing community. So, make sure to find time to join in the fun!” – Nat

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T: With so many options, for someone who’s just joined and isn’t looking to commit to a personal trainer, the Club’s Small Group Training workshops offer all of their expertise and experience without the commitment. I also think that having a women’s only fitness gym is a major benefit for some ladies who’re considering joining.

N: When I joined, I tried pretty much every single group fitness class on the calendar to find instructors and classes I like the most. And after all that hard work, go use the sauna – one of my favourite hidden gems.

What three words best describe the Adelaide Club?

N: Comfortable. Inclusive. Fun.

T: Supportive. Motivating. Funner.

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