CrossFit Guelph is a unique private strength and conditioning studio offering small group classes, kids, team and personal training. We make Elite fitness training available to all in a supportive and safe environment. we also offer nutritional guidance at no extra charge.
Whether taking advantage of weight equipment or sweating up a storm in a group fitness class, Woodstock Health & Fitness equips its members with all the tools they need to get in great shape. With direction from a team of personal trainers, exercise newcomers caneven get a handle on an effective workout routine during one-on-one sessions. Gym memberships include full access to the facilities, as well as group cardio bootcamp, Pilates classes, and the right to walk around flexing your arms at strangers.
When Roald Dahl wrote Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, he imagined a much-coveted golden ticket that granted access to myriad wonders and unveiled the inner workings of an entire industry. Adele Fridman, founder of MetaBody, created a real-life version of that ticket with her MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass, though it applies to fitness instead of candy. The pass grants access not to a single gym but to classes at a variety of local studios, specializing in everything from yoga to boot camp. With the freedom to move from location to location, students can sample different regimens, instructors, and styles of exercise to cobble together a program that fits their needs and goals. MetaBody's nutritionists supplement class packages by coaching clients in healthy eating, recipe cooking, and speed-reading nutrition-fact labels.
Bathed in the gentle glow of subdued, relaxing light, Impressions Day Spa’s talented staff deploys upwards of 20 years of industry experience as they lavish bodies in serenity-inducing services. The spa’s dedication to individualized care is evidenced in the lush private treatment rooms wherein aestheticians tailor treatments such as microdermabrasion and organic airbrush tanning to fit each patron’s skin type and accommodate comfort levels. Bolstering existing beauty remains a spa specialty, but Impressions' team of RMTs also perfects the art of stress erasing through treatments such as Swedish massage, which can help relieve trauma resulting from having a quarter painfully extracted from an ear by a street magician.
One exerciser lunges across the parking lot, toting a kettlebell in each hand. Inside, another lifts a huge weight over her head, while two more dangle from the gymnast's rings suspended from the ceiling. Muscles bulge, people grunt and sweat. It's just another day in a CrossFit box.
The particular gyms in question happen to be located in Mississauga and Bolton, but each features the same amenities: weight-lifting gear, gymnastics equipment, and a whole lot of open space for functional movement training. As their philosophy dictates, the trainers at each location provide a new workout every day, preventing their customers from becoming bored and their kettlebells from becoming too attached to any one person and following them home.
Eight CrossFit Level 1–certified trainers unite their backgrounds as professional firefighters, medical personnel, and hockey or snowboarding athletes to form a dedicated gym family, guiding apprentices in their journeys to fitness. Members of the tight-knit team took 3rd place in the 2012 Reebok/CrossFit Canada East Regional Competition, where they clambered onto the event podium to cement their finish by hand-bending a block of molten bronze into a trophy.
During guided classes, they welcome newcomers to the fold by committing each student's name to memory as they tackle intense Workout of the Day routines. CrossFit's catalogue of functional movements—actions relevant to real life and befitting how our anatomy works—include squats, dead-lifts, pull-ups, kettle bell swings, and box jumps among other exercises, all of which can be scaled to individual strength levels. Workouts might even call for the ascension of dangling ropes or heaving loaded sleds across the floor without opening any of the presents heaped on top. Such a reliance on muscle confusion aims to keeps physiques from settling into monotonous reps or hitting a fitness plateau.