Three or Six 45-Minute Personal-Training Sessions at Carmen Shawn Health and Fitness (Up to 77% Off)

New Toronto

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Certified personal trainer helps clients strive for individual fitness goals during 45-minute sessions

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Appointment required, 24-hour advance notice required. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. All goods or services must be used by the same person. Must be 18 years or older. 24-hour cancellation notice required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • C$89 for three 45-minute personal-training sessions (C$300 value)
  • C$139 for six 45-minute personal-training sessions (C$600 value)

The Cardiovascular System: How Exercise Makes it Hum

Exercise can be a little tough when you start out. Take inspiration during your next workout by understanding the good it’s doing inside with Groupon’s whirlwind tour of the cardiovascular system.

The average person’s heart beats 100,000 times a day, pushing 10 pints of blood all the way to the tips of the toes and back through 60,000 miles of vessels. Along this route, that blood stops to do a great many errands. The heart pumps blood to the lungs to collect oxygen before sending it through the rest of the body via arteries, arterioles, and capillaries. Once the tissues have absorbed the oxygen and nutrients they need, they send the waste-filled blood back to the heart through the veins to be reoxygenated and start the process again.

Every time our heart beats, what we really feel is the opening and closing of valves that push the blood through the heart’s four chambers and out to the body. When we exercise or get scared by a shrub that looked like a huge dog for a second, our brains instruct the heart to beat harder to supply the body with what it needs to fight or run. As exercise enhances the muscles over time, it also improves the function of the entire cardiovascular system.

This happens in several ways. Although exercise makes the heart work harder in the short term, this ultimately causes the body to adapt, easing the heart’s everyday tasks. In response to muscles’ demand for more oxygen and compliments, the body actually sprouts new capillaries, while prompting existing capillaries to open wider. These increased channels help lower blood pressure, since blood now encounters less resistance on its way to the extremities. The heart also becomes better at oxygenating the tissues—red blood cells increase their numbers during intense exercise.

With its insistent knocking in our ribcage, you may think the heart’s role in all this would be hard to ignore. But the earliest anatomists didn’t hear its call so clearly. Galen and Hippocrates believed the liver produced blood and spread it through the body in a centrifugal manner; meanwhile, the veins contained air, which the lungs pushed to the tissues. They also assumed this was an open-ended system, with the blood and air gradually dissipating when it reached the ends of veins and arteries—a view that would hold for another 1,500 years.

Customer Reviews

Carmen is down to earth and very knowledgeable and helpful. She makes it easy to work out. I look forward to the rest of my sessions with her!
Monica C. · January 11, 2017
Carmen was very prompt with booking my initial appointment with me! She also sent a very detailed survey that I needed to complete before my first session with her. Carmen went over the survey with me and made me feel very comfortable. She did a brief assessment of my level and then prepared an exercise routine for me to work on the next time we met. I really enjoyed working with her through the routine! She gave pointers on how I could improve my form as well as giving me encouragement when I found aspects of the workout challenging! I really appreciate her calm, relaxed manner and her thoughtful approach to working with individuals who are working with a personal trainer for the first time!! I am looking forward to the rest of my workouts with Carmen - I highly recommend her as a personal trainer!!
Leigh D. · January 9, 2017
Carmen is amazing. She is very personable, a great motivator and she really knows what she's doing. By the end of my first Groupon session, I had decided that I would want to continue with her after the Groupon expired. Very happy with my results so far.
Ajsa I. · August 20, 2016
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