Your Motivation to Exercise is Vital
Katelyn Sander

Your Motivation to Exercise is Vital

Living Well

by: Meg Sharp, Director of Personal Training, Cambridge Group of Clubs

Warning: we begin a little dire, and finish full of hope.

Mental health is deteriorating. Levels of physical activity are also deteriorating. We know the two are inextricable. We will do everything we can to keep you – Dear Member – as physically active as possible.

Your motivation to do so is vital.

A not yet published study explores physical activity and mental wellbeing specifically during COVID lockdown. They found, not surprisingly, that individuals who were less physically active reported poorer wellbeing, more depression, and higher levels of anxiety and stress. The biggest variable differentiating those who were more active and happier was how important they rated physical activity during lockdown. That is, if you continue to believe exercise is vital during COVID, you are far more likely to figure out how to remain active. Despite barriers and challenges – including gym closures, high workloads, and cold temperatures.

We know that motivation to exercise and importance of exercise is dynamic and ever changing. When we experience huge life challenges and changes our priorities shift. And so, our reasons for exercise, our motivations to exercise can change and even disappear completely. 

The more reasons and ways to exercise you have at your fingertips the better off you are. The more ideas, suggestions, and support we offer, the more likely you will remain as active as possible for the months ahead. Some will resonate now, and then fade, while others surge to the forefront. So, read and digest them all. We know that provided we have given you an arsenal of thought-provoking options you will be okay. Maybe even great!

As always, if you need help, never hesitate to reach out.

Inspiration of the Day

“Take care of your body.  It’s the only place you have to live.” - Jim Rohn

Live Workout of the Day

Today is going to be a great day because we’ve got our THREE regular live workouts for you to join!


Join Adriana for your morning pick-me-up! This workout will focus on moving through a full range of motion and develop your full body control, flexibility, and usable range.

Recommended equipment: yoga block or pillow

Join Adriana at 7:30am (45 minutes) from your own living room.

Click here to join the workout.

Meeting ID: 812 2541 6617
Password: 013104


Get an amazing cardiovascular workout on an indoor bike. The workout will simulate an outdoor ride, including a mix of intervals and hills.

Recommended equipment: bike trainer

Join James at 11:00am (45 minutes) from your own living room.

Click here to join the workout.

Meeting ID: 862 7308 7908
Password: 263088


This workout will challenge you to your max! Come out and perform the prescribed workout for the day. This workout utilizes all your skills, from coordination to endurance and strength. No equipment necessary, you’ll just need your body weight!

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

Click here to join the workout.

Meeting ID: 842 2984 9491
Password: 510345


Click here to view this week’s schedule.

To learn more about our virtual live workouts, please reach out to Lauren directly.

Clinic Update

We are happy to announce that the Sport Medicine Clinic & Adelaide Health Clinic remain open during the lockdown. Both Clinics are operating out of the Adelaide Health Clinic in the First Canadian Place. Our hours remain 7:30am - 6:00pm, Monday - Friday.

To book an appointment at the Sport Medicine Clinic please call 416-865-0903 or email reception.

To book an appointment at the Adelaide Health Clinic, please call 416-367-5200 or email reception.

Featured Bite

This is how to make a really great quick green curry. This recipe is versatile and you can substitute almost all vegetables with your preferred ones. To be honest, we rarely ever end up making the same curry twice and we love it.


Curry: 4 - 6 tbsp Thai Green Curry Paste we used Aroy D

Green Curry:

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil or any vegetable
  • 2 cans of coconut milk
  • 1 - 3 tsp fish sauce
  • 1 - 3 tsp white sugar
  • 2 tsp grated ginger
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp grated garlic
  • 2 chicken breasts cut to your preferred shape, we usually slice or cut chunks/or pound of shrimp/or keep it vegetarian
  • 1 can baby corn, cut each to 3 smaller pieces or keep whole
  • 1 sliced bell pepper red or yellow, seeds removed
  • 1 cup snow peas, small, trimmed
  • 1 cup sliced white or brown mushrooms
  • 1 cup green beans
  • Bamboo shoots optional
  • Juice of 1/2 lime, to taste


  • Thai basil or cilantro/coriander, recommended
  • Green or red chillies slices, optional
  • Jasmine rice or rice noodles
  • Heat oil in a heavy based skillet or pot over medium high heat.
  • Add curry paste, garlic with ginger and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until it mostly "dries out" or golden brown. Don't breath in the fumes!!
  • Add coconut milk, mix to dissolve paste.
  • Add fish sauce, sugar, salt.
  • Add chicken, stir then lower heat to medium so it's bubbling gently. Cook 7 minutes. If using shrimp, add it a couple of minutes before the veggies are done, as shrimp will be done in just 1-2 minutes.
  • Add vegetables, cook until medium-soft to soft. We will leave it to your preference.
  • Taste sauce. Add more fish sauce or salt for more saltiness, sugar for sweetness.
  • Serve curry over jasmine rice with garnishes of choice.


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

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