In Toronto Weight Loss Challenge's signature challenge, one person per group wins a cash prize at the end?but every participant is a winner. Each person enrolled in the program learns nutrition basics in weekly workshops, from the importance of protein to the art of meal planning and why Cheez Whiz is no longer its own food group. The challenge also includes a custom, wellness coach-designed meal plan for each person. A team of wellness coaches help to create weight-loss management regimens by assessing body composition, crafting custom meal plans, and helming calorie-burning workouts that help slim and tone.
At Fitbalance Training, personal trainers lead individuals through 6- or 12-week body makeovers and lead groups through Bodacious Beauty boot camps for plus-sized women. Workouts are tailored to clients' body type and fitness ability, and nutritional counseling helps exercisers amplify the effects of their workouts by eating right.
At Wynn Fitness Clubs, exercise isn’t about altering how the body looks. It’s about changing clients for the better from the inside out. Here, during group and one-on-one training, fitness experts pair encouraging words with adaptable exercises involving dumbbells, kettlebells, Selectorized weight machines, and functional movements such as pushing and balancing. In addition to bolstering the body, these programs strengthen the will to achieve, propelling exercisers toward goals faster than an espresso-fuelled hockey puck. Calming fitness classes such as yoga and Pilates unite the mind and body with deep stretches, focused core exercises, and measured-breathing techniques. Club members can torch calories with solo sessions on the clubs’ cardio machines or during boot camps, cycling routines, and Zumba dance parties that cultivate friendships while boosting energy and endurance. Post-workout, spa-like locker rooms and couch-lined cafés invite exercisers to relax and recharge.
The team at Biggest Loser Bootcamp taps into a variety of techniques to help their clients drop pounds and get healthy. Whether they're encouraging competitive spirits by offering prizes, fostering camaraderie during Fuzion Bootcamps, enlightening minds during nutrition classes, or keeping them accountable during one-on-one coaching, the purpose remains the same: to achieve fitness goals.
Franchise owner JT Trimper says that the programs attract everyone from "very, very fit" exercise lovers to people who need to get in shape—and they range from 18 to more than 70 years old. She says that the Fuzion Bootcamp program, for instance, can even help those who hate working out lose the pounds they need to. "We do have a large part of the population that doesn't want to exercise," she admits. Rather than surreptitiously super gluing dumbbells to their palms while they’re sleeping, she and her staff help these clients focus on their nutrition as a pathway to health, exemplifying the franchise’s client-focused philosophy.
Karen Cockburn, Jason Burnett, Mathieu Turgeon, and Rosie MacLennan have all led Canada's trampoline team to secure gold, silver, and bronze medals in recent Olympic and Pan-Am games. Jason has also employed his leaping and spinning prowess as a film stuntman. Under the tutelage of Olympic coach and Skyriders owner Dave Ross, these athletes not only train competitively but also spread their knowledge through rigorous instruction during classes. Four in-ground regulation Olympic-size trampolines and a much larger super trampoline grant more than 20 feet of vertical jump room for them to demonstrate and teach tricks to their jumping students. Bungee belts and harnesses allow beginners to become acquainted with more advanced moves while keeping them secure enough to continue solving their Rubik’s cube. While some classes span multiple weeks, the seasoned acrobats also conduct day classes and gather both provincial and interclub teams for competition.
The trainers at Bodies Unlimited don’t identify the business as a gym. Instead, they regard it as a wellness facility where teachers unite fitness seekers, massage therapists soothe muscles, and baristas refuel athletes with shakes and espresso. As complements to these services, coaches support weight-loss programs, counsel clients on nutrition, and facilitate athletic development for specific sports or competitions. Coaches and clients also pursue physical fitness outside the facility with a variety of outdoor activities, such as rock climbing, kayaking trips, and cart races through empty grocery parking lots.