For a gym, FitWall Vaughan’s studio floor is surprisingly devoid of fitness equipment. Its primary piece of training equipment, which is flush with the wall rather than on the floor taking up space, is a ladder-like structure called the FitWall, which uses the human body as a weight, pitting users’ muscles against the force of gravity. With add-on resistance bands, shelves, and grips, the simple device manages to pack a full-body workout into a single 30-minute session.
ISSA-certified fitness trainer Chris Walker of Chris Walker's Fitness Bootcamp keeps clients in top shape by sharing his health expertise via online articles and regimens in addition to in-person fat-shedding exercise programs. His handpicked squad of personal trainers leads private workout sessions as well as specialized boot-camp classes, both of which aim to ease physiques into slimmer frames. Ever-varied routines combine drills from kickboxing, Zumba, and weight-loss calisthenics, with most programs supplemented by dietary tips and advice on how to properly dice pineapples with your fists. Chris's motivational strategies prioritize collaboration over competition to benefit clients of all fitness levels.
Fitz is the owner & president of Vanderpool Fitness & Boxing in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada.
Ÿ Fitz facilitates fitness boxing programs in Waterloo Region schools in the Region of Waterloo, teaching the students fitness through boxing and inspiring them to be successful individuals.
Natalie Veras has been running for 10 years. She has participated in marathons and half marathons all over Canada, and by doing so has supported important causes such as the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Her passion for fitness and healthy living soon led her to believe that she could help others to attain similar goals. To that end, she has mined her experience in running and weight training and become certified in both personal training and Tabata boot camps. In each session, she encourages individuals, couples, and groups to take health seriously, and supports them with her own boot camps that include nutritional guidance. For those who wish to complete their first 5K, she also oversees a running course that takes place two mornings per week and skips the frivolity of the ceremonial releasing of the carrots.
Hurts So Good awakens hibernating muscle fibres with one-hour boot camp classes that mix cardiovascular, strength, core, and flexibility training. In buggy boot camp, new parents enjoy workouts designed just for them as their stroller-bound spawn hangout and play cards nearby, and adult boot camp unites buggy-less participants under the name of fitness. Relying on body weight and light sets of free weights, no workout is ever the same as Hurts So Good's instructors surprise the body with varied routines and frightening Halloween masks, helping participants in their quest to lose weight and tone muscles to a pleasing pitch. Bring water, a light set of weights (which can be as simple as lightly filled cans or bottles), and for the buggy boot camp class, a child or cutely dressed ferret securely placed in a stroller.
At its 10 locations throughout Canada, The Athletic Club provides access to exercise machines and fitness classes, but that’s only part of the story. Club staffers also follow an overarching mission to making discovering a healthy lifestyle fun rather than onerous. While exploring the multilevel fitness arenas, members and guests may catch encouraging shouts from personal trainers or a medley of splashing and laughter from children taking swimming lessons from professional instructors. They can also investigate the benefits of yoga or spinning during group classes or one-on-one instruction. Cardio machines boost heart rates and bolster endurance, while flat-panel televisions attached to each machine keep members entertained. In addition to building new bodily abilities, members also keep their minds sharp with services such as nutrition counselling or wellness classes held on the astral plane.