Mississauga's Personal Training Authority
• Are you beginning your first fitness program?
• Are you returning to active fitness after a period of time?
• Have you hit an impossible fitness or weight loss plateau?
• Are you looking for an elite training approach?
Whatever your needs, Arleigh Winokur gives everyone the same attention, expertise, focus and support. Expect Results!
Three decades ago, renowned spiritual leader and Global Humanitarian Award recipient Sri Sri Ravi Shankar founded The Art of Living to share his approach to emotional and physical well-being, build harmony, and encourage social responsibility. The nonprofit—which now spreads across 152 countries—guides individuals toward inner peace through holistic yoga that incorporates meditation and techniques for breathing. Wellness Yoga integrates elements from modern and traditional yoga paths, especially Hatha, to create a form that focuses on uniting body, mind, and spirit, while enhancing sensitivity to the myriad levels of human existence.
True to the vision of its founding luminary, The Art of Living carries its holistic approach to wellness into a broad array of humanitarian projects and peace initiatives. These range from education programs to disaster relief that provide both immediate material aid and long-term rehabilitation support. Rural development projects target poverty and disease, and a prison program takes a restorative approach to justice. Recognizing the vast impact of Shankar’s efforts, governments and organizations from around the world have showered him with dozens of awards and honours, giving his trophy case as many bragging rights as Meryl Streep’s.
Since it’s inception in 1992, Curves was specifically designed with women in mind. Founders Gary and Diane Heavin set out to create a supportive, encouraging atmosphere in which women could feel comfortable getting in shape without feeling self-conscious. Their unofficial motto, "no makeup, no men, no mirrors," is now repeated at nearly 10,000 locations in more than 85 countries, helping women of all ages and fitness levels reach their health goals. To cater to the all-female client base, their equipment is built to enhance the feminine physique.
The 30-minute workout is designed to work the entire body. As ladies move from station to station, they complete the circuit-style workout, which intersperses weight training with heart-rate-maintaining cardio sessions. Most of the 13 machines are double positive, which means they work two opposing muscle groups with a single movement—simultaneously toning the abs and back, or the chest and vestigial tail. Each machine also supports the Curves Smart system, which tracks each patron's individual progress. Before getting started, each client receives a card with their personal fitness information embedded within. When the card is inserted into a machine, a green light lets them know that they’re working at the correct intensity level. As muscles get stronger, the workouts get tougher, and at the end of each session, a progress report lists details on muscle strength and the number of calories burned.
At Mississauga Family Fitness, the staff augments their facility's overwhelming roster of premium amenities with the friendliness of a local gym. They've outfitted their 100+ cardio machines—including treadmills, ellipticals, and recumbent bikes—with TV monitors that play TV shows or motivational DVDs of dangling carrots. Personal trainers help individuals make sense of the strength training equipment and free weights. Otherwise, members drop into group fitness classes including Zumba, Body Sculpt, belly dance, and spinning. In the boxing studio, heavy bags and speed bags await body-chop massages that ready fists for flying inside a professional-size ring. To round out wellness, the weight-loss centre and health centre put members in touch with professional advice.
Parents can drop their young ones off at the child-minding centre and keep an eye on them during workouts using the baby-cams that stream on monitors throughout the gym. Kids 8–17 years old form healthy habits in the Play Zone Interactive Youth Fitness area, stocked with Sony PlayStation dance pads and game bikes. In the aquatic centre, they zoom down the waterslide in the kids' pool while their parents do laps in a six-lane, 25-metre pool that's heated to a cozy 82 degrees Fahrenheit by the breath of a friendly, in-house dragon.
After workouts, eucalyptus steam rooms help muscles wind down. The luxurious locker rooms are outfitted with private showers, granite-topped vanities, and a lounge area with newspapers and a wide-screen TV.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Experience is what differentiates MARS from other facilities. Instead of big box gym trainers often with a certification but no practical experience, head trainer Matt Lawrence has 10 years of experience in Mixed Martial Arts and fitness and a proven track record of results with his program.
Exercise is challenging. How do you keep clients motivated and engaged?
Building muscle and losing fat takes time, but, with our help, we can help you reach your goals in the minimum time and achieve results you never thought possible! YOUR success is OUR success. Come see the difference as we help you achieve the results in weeks or months most people achieve in years!
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
Big gyms offer a lot of equipment but little to none of the instruction on goal, form, technique, exercise selection, motivation, and nutrition that is required to be successful. We want our clients to be as successful as possible and see fitness as both our profession as well as our passion.
What do you love most about your job?
We enjoy helping clients of all different fitness levels achieve the goals they have when they enter the facility and inspiring them to achieve they never thought possible.
At Clay Canada, instructors believe that a rewarding spin class is just as dependent on your brain as it is on your legs. Whether their students are navigating the dips and hills of a power cycle session or pushing through the stimulating intervals of a sunrise ride, the trainers imbue each round of pedaling with music and motivational words. This unity of challenge and tranquility typifies the studio's entire curriculum, and though classes are varied, the overarching goal remains the same: balance for body and mind.
Natural sunlight bathes the floor of the separate 2,000-square-foot yoga studio, whose windows open onto verdant park scenery. Here, men and women of all skill levels stretch into Hatha poses and Vinyasa series, monitoring their breaths to match the restorative bends. They might be attending an exclusively yoga-focused class, or they could be kicking it up in the second half of a fusion session, which mixes in cycling and other exercise, such as body sculpting or core work. Throughout every class, teachers supervise groups to ensure their comfort and eventual progression, ever-mindful that bodies, like clay, can be molded at will. Showers and lockers are available onsite.