The founders of Fitness 4 Success established their business as a family-fitness facility so that they could help provide solutions to the growing instances of obesity among Canadians, especially children. In addition to physical-fitness programs designed for adults and kids and teens, the staff trains athletes in developing agility and endurance for specific sports such as hockey, basketball, and soccer. Because the staff trainers see themselves as ambassadors for all aspects of healthy living, they conduct educational programs for kids in elementary and secondary schools as well as full-day summer camps filled with activities such as Zumba, hiking, and meditation.
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.
Dimitri Giankoulas understands that few things motivate his clients more than seeing their bodies transform, whether from losing fat or adding muscle. At Pure Motivation Fitness, he works with trainers and nutrition counselors to help patrons see those results.
In the brand-new fitness center, plans are targeted to individual youngsters, adults, and seniors to help them achieve their own specific goals. The workouts and other services are all varied to keep them from becoming dull and easy to skip. Plans might include one-on-one training, in-home workouts, nutritional counseling, and small-group classes that range from kickboxing to yoga. The trainers have experience in a wide range of workout disciplines, which further keeps the workouts interesting, since they might bring in kettlebell, gymnastics, and martial arts influences at any point.
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. The wellness coaching team also helps create weight-loss regimens for their other clients by assessing BMIs, crafting custom meal plans, and helming calorie-burning workouts that help slim and tone.
At Wicker Barre Studio, the concepts behind barre fitness are used in many different ways—the classes come in five distinct styles. Some focus on cardio, while others tone physiques with hand-held weights and slower motions that leave muscles burning. Beyond that, there's still an array of barre-free classes, though. Instructors also lead mat Pilates sessions, yoga flow classes, and cardio dance parties. Every hour-long sessions is intense, but the studio makes up for all the sweating with free coffee and tea, and most importantly, free parking, which ensures no one has to trade their car for a parking space.
At Baby Fitness Workout and Play, gentle prenatal routines keep growing babies safe, whereas postnatal workouts help new moms get back in shape. Most classes allow moms to tote their little ones along, too. Offspring stay entertained whether their moms use them as weights, sing them songs, play games with them, or recite the entire first act of Hamlet as they lie in their strollers. Classes are also available for longtime mothers.