The benefit of closed doors...
Katelyn Sander

The benefit of closed doors...

Living Well

…doesn’t have to be that a window opens. Sometimes one doesn’t. In this case, one of the most powerful advantages of closing doors is that it simplifies your life. Fewer options can mean fewer decisions and less stress. Closing doors creates a clearer, brighter light down the hallway making for an easier journey. No second guessing and looking back wondering “what if…”. There is only one road. You can step forward with commitment and confidence. Ready to handle whatever comes your way, because there is no other way. 

Many doors have closed in the past 6 months. And three days ago – in Toronto – many doors closed for a second time.

We didn’t have to close our doors. Our Virtual Doors are open and widening daily. We are learning so much about how to thrive in this new space. And we welcome you – if you haven’t already – to come and join us. 

Our personal training clients are shocked. All of them! At how effective and fun – yes fun – virtual personal training is. You don’t need to have had a trainer before. And you don’t need to train with us every week. We can and love to help everybody! 

The Club and other gyms are closed. The outcome isn’t inactivity. Quite the opposite. Your training now has the benefit of being more focused. The options are limited, and that is a powerfully wonderful thing. Because of those options remaining, there are a few that are critically important. A few that many ignore when they go to the gym. Why? Because it’s fun to “crush it”. Because exercising in a group is awesome. Because heavy lifting feels good and is good for you. Because cycling with a coach and power meter is so motivating.

So, what do we tend to ignore? Some key movement that may not be quite as glamourous, empowering, or fun. They are vital and powerful nonetheless:

  1. Training without shoes
  2. Mobility AND Stability
  3. Get Up Off That Floor! (by James Brown?!)
  4. Training your end range

I challenge and encourage you to try each one of them out as they come up. Determine you’re going to make the best use of the time while the doors are closed. 

If and when you need a hand – our doors ARE open. Virtually for now. Please don’t be shy to ask for help.

Inspiration of the Day:

“At the moment of commitment, the entire universe conspires to assist you.” - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Live Workout of the Day:

Today we’ve got a couple of live workouts on the schedule.


Today, Lauren’s stepping in for Matt and bringing you your lunchtime pick-me-up! This workout will focus on the shoulder, hip, and ankle, moving you through a full range of motion. There will be additional stability work for the glutes and core included!

Recommended equipment: chair & towel

Join Lauren at 12:00pm (35 minutes) from your own living room.

Click here to join the workout.

Meeting ID: 892 2779 8538
Password: 903005


Garth’s back with another week of On Core, where you’ll challenge your core and stabilize your trunk in just 30 minutes!

Recommended equipment: light/medium dumbbell or weighted object (water bottle, book, etc.)

Join Garth at 5:30pm (30 minutes) from your own living room.

Click here to join the workout.

Meeting ID: 868 1155 7138
Password: 998132


Click here to review this week’s schedule.

If you have any questions about our virtual live workouts, please reach out to Lauren.

Trainer Moves of the Day:

Yesterday, we had to cancel our live workouts so our team could also enjoy the long Thanksgiving weekend! But that doesn’t mean you need to skip your workout…

Catch last week’s Total Body Conditioning workout with Penny right here. And then join our instructors for another phenomenal live workout today.


Do you have a “Something of the Day” you’d like us to share?! Email Meg.

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