5 Natural Ways to Control Blood Pressure - Without Medication
5 Natural Ways to Control Blood Pressure - Without Medication

5 Natural Ways to Control Blood...

May is National High Blood Pressure Month.

Stop by The HUB on May 25th...

5 Natural Ways to Control Blood Pressure - Without Medication

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5 Natural Ways to Control Blood Pressure - Without Medication

May is National High Blood Pressure Month.

Stop by The HUB on May 25th between 11:45am-1:00pm to have your blood pressure reading done before your workout.

Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad
Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad

Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad

Carol-Ann, a trainer of 25+ years with the Cambridge Group of Clubs, is currently...

Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad

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Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad

Carol-Ann, a trainer of 25+ years with the Cambridge Group of Clubs, is currently taking her Healthy Culinary Art Certificate at George Brown College. She is learning excellent recipes to assist with performance, living a healthy lifestyle and ensuring she is getting the right nutrients in her diet. 

Below is a nutritious, healthy and refreshing spring salad recipe. Give it a try, let us know what you think! 

Dos and Don’ts to purchasing Organics
Dos and Don’ts to purchasing Organics

Dos and Don’ts to purchasing...

You’ve now heard about the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, so how do you move...

Dos and Don’ts to purchasing Organics

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Dos and Don’ts to purchasing Organics

You’ve now heard about the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, so how do you move forward with purchasing organic items for your family?

We’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts for you, including what to look out for and where to buy organics.

The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items
The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items

The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These...

Have you heard about the dirty dozen? If not, we are here to help! 
Last...

The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items

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The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items

Have you heard about the dirty dozen? If not, we are here to help! 
Last week Environmental Working Group released their 2018 list of the fruits and vegetables most contaminated by pesticides. 

Read about the produce items you should avoid.

5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness
5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness

5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness

Take a break from any stress, anxiety, anger or sadness you might have been carrying....

5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness

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5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness

Take a break from any stress, anxiety, anger or sadness you might have been carrying. Read how the practice of Mindfulness can benefit your workout!

Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through Exercise
Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through Exercise

Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through...

Heather Douglas, an active 33 year Adelaide Club member was diagnosed with...

Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through Exercise

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Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through Exercise

Heather Douglas, an active 33 year Adelaide Club member was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. Recently, she was given some astonishing test results: no osteoporosis in her spine.

Read about how she reversed the effects of her disease!

Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad
Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad

Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad

Carol-Ann is an incredible trainer with 25+ years of experience, who is always looking...

Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad

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Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad

Carol-Ann is an incredible trainer with 25+ years of experience, who is always looking to add knowledge and skills. Check out her "go-to" warm, hearty salad! 

Not One Ironman, but Two
Not One Ironman, but Two

Not One Ironman, but Two

Toronto Athletic Club Member, Neil Marsh, has been training extremely hard for a goal...

Not One Ironman, but Two

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Not One Ironman, but Two

Toronto Athletic Club Member, Neil Marsh, has been training extremely hard for a goal that is close to his heart. With the help of our Senior Trainer and triathlon guru, James Corcoran, Neil is preparing to compete in two Ironman competitions in 2018 - Ironman Switzerland this summer and Ironman Florida in November.

You Don't Need to be an Executive to Receive Executive Health Care
You Don't Need to be an Executive to Receive Executive Health Care

You Don't Need to be an Executive...

"I have to make an appointment to have my prescription refilled? Why...

You Don't Need to be an Executive to Receive Executive Health Care

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You Don't Need to be an Executive to Receive Executive Health Care

"I have to make an appointment to have my prescription refilled? Why can't I talk to my doctor over the phone? I'm sick on vacation, I need some help!"

These were the common questions and concerns we were hearing from our patients. Well, we listened and as a result developed our Executive Medical Program. We took all the concerns our patients were having and created a program geared towards saving time while offering preventative healthcare.

For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide
For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide

For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at...

We sat down with two of the Adelaide's regular cyclers, Tylar and Malcolm,...

For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide

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For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide

We sat down with two of the Adelaide's regular cyclers, Tylar and Malcolm, who joined for very different reasons but continue to ride for surprisingly similar ones.  

Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life
Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life

Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on...

We spent time with Sandra, a legal assistant at a law firm in downtown Toronto, a...

Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life

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Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life

We spent time with Sandra, a legal assistant at a law firm in downtown Toronto, a regular yogi at the Adelaide Club, and a member since 1987!

Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance
Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance

Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance...

Our Director of Pilates & Yoga, Sandi Simoes, shares her insight on smaller...

Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance

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Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance

Our Director of Pilates & Yoga, Sandi Simoes, shares her insight on smaller muscles - and why you shouldn't neglect them in your workouts.

Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game
Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game

Fall in Love with Squash, the...

We sat down with Neil, a dedicated squash player and a member of the

Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game

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Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game

We sat down with Neil, a dedicated squash player and a member of the Adelaide Club for nearly four decades, to hear more about his love of the game of squash.

Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength
Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength

Five Reasons a Director of M&A...

We spent time with our longstanding member, Enrique, a Director of M&A...

Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength

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Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength

We spent time with our longstanding member, Enrique, a Director of M&A Integrations at one of Toronto’s leading banks, to discuss how he balances his professional ambitions and personal time in pursuit of his fitness goals.

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018
Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Why Strength Lab may be your new...

Our Group Exercise Director, Lauren Neal, answers all your questions about the...

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

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Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Our Group Exercise Director, Lauren Neal, answers all your questions about the Adelaide Club's new Strength Lab classes.

5 Minutes with Meg
5 Minutes with Meg

5 Minutes with Meg

Meg Sharp shares all the methods you can use to stay motivated and crush your fitness...

5 Minutes with Meg

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5 Minutes with Meg

Meg Sharp shares all the methods you can use to stay motivated and crush your fitness goals.

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!
Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Resolve to be fit, once and for...

Check out our top 10 ways to be successful with your New Year's...

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

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Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Check out our top 10 ways to be successful with your New Year's resolutions.

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!
The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym:...

Come and check out our newly-equipped STRENGTH Gym at The Adelaide...

The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!

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The new Adelaide Club STRENGTH Gym: Now open for your next strength workout!

Come and check out our newly-equipped STRENGTH Gym at The Adelaide Club. Everything from kettle bells, sleds, and turf to get you in the best shape of your life.

How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips
How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips

How to avoid the holiday weight...

Our Holistic Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Dena Ryde, shares her how-tos on...

How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips

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How to avoid the holiday weight gain: A nutritionist's top 10 tips

Our Holistic Nutritionist and Personal Trainer, Dena Ryde, shares her how-tos on keeping your fitness goals on track for the holiday season.

Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program
Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program

Bring out your inner athlete with...

As of December 4th, we're introducing our new A-Ride program, featuring three...

Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program

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Bring out your inner athlete with our new A-Ride program

As of December 4th, we're introducing our new A-Ride program, featuring three exciting classes made for you to get your ride on.

Clearing the Air to Avoid Illness

Clearing the Air to Avoid Illness
Posted: May 3, 2017

The Boston Globe's Nick Cafardo recently looked at the impact of Toronto-based Surgically Clear Air Inc. units on sports teams.  Cambridge Group of Clubs is proud to have the Canadian company's units in our fitness clubs for Members to enjoy.  Read the full article from the Boston Globe below:

The Red Sox are the sickest team in baseball. According to research done by Surgically Clean Air Inc. of Toronto, the Sox have led the major leagues in days missed by sickness since 2011 with 85 (and that doesn’t count 2017) at a cost of more than $3.9 million, or about $45,882 per game lost because of sickness. The data was obtained through the Pro Sports Transactions website, which keeps track of transactions involving published illnesses.

The Red Sox have suffered greatly from a stomach ailment since midway through spring training, although some of the victims have recently returned to work. Hanley Ramirez, Brock Holt, Robbie Ross Jr., Mookie Betts, Joe Kelly, and Mitch Moreland all have been affected. Obviously, this data isn’t complete. There are times when a player might be sick and the team doesn’t announce it. So there could be more instances than those recorded. The Red Sox’ opponents Wednesday night, the Baltimore Orioles, are one of the teams that installed the Surgically Clean Air system in their Camden Yards clubhouse three years ago. “We felt we had to try something,” said general manager Dan Duquette. “In our sport you have a lot of guys in close quarters in the clubhouse, in the showers, on the airplanes, and germs spread. You get one guy with something, next thing you know two or three guys have it. So, has it worked? I guess you have to measure it by days missed because of illnesses, and while I haven’t studied all the data, it seems as though there’s been an improvement in that area on our team.”

Even though manager Buck Showalter said this week that the Orioles don’t publicize their sicknesses (though if a player misses a game because of one, it’s made public), Baltimore is a pretty healthy team.

According to Rob Ruznisky, Surgically Clean Air, when the Orioles decided to buy in they had lost 26 days to illness. Over the next three years, they lost 10 games total. The Red Sox lost 10 games in 2016 alone. The Blue Jays became a client in 2012. In the five years previous, sickness had cost the Jays $704,000. Over the last five years that number has been reduced to $107,000. The Oakland Athletics are also using it. The A’s always are finding ways to maximize their players staying on the field given their small market status and the air system apparently has worked. The NBA’s Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks are using it, as are the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, and Vancouver Canucks.

Ruznisky says a 2,000 square foot clubhouse can be covered by a $7,000 unit. That’s the price of socks for a month for some teams. When Hanley Ramirez misses a game because of illness, that’s $140,000 in salary missing that day from the lineup.

The air units have been installed in mostly hospitals and dental offices, but once Ruznisky started getting into sports, he was amazed by how little the topic of air quality had been broached. “Most teams hadn’t even thought about it,” he said. “If it saves one player from missing a day on the field or on the ice or on the court the unit pays for itself tenfold.”

The Red Sox already have been decimated by illness. Ruznisky has no idea how it started or how it spread. “Obviously we can’t prevent a player going home and catching something from his child,” he said. “But we can help the spread of it once the player comes back into the clubhouse.”

So, what’s the reason for the high rate of illness among the Red Sox? Could it be Fenway Park and the fact that it’s the oldest facility in baseball and perhaps the air quality isn’t as good as some of the newer ballparks?

Of course, the symptoms started in Fort Myers, where JetBlue Park is a relatively new facility. But the condition did escalate once the team returned to Boston for the season opening series against the Pirates.

According to Ruznisky, the air system “destroys the airborne viruses. A cough can travel 100 feet, and that’s why we’re in hospitals and dental offices. Sports teams weren’t even tracking this. We’re helping prevent it. We can help prevent it from spreading. A lot of guys go down at the same chunk of time.

If we break down the airborne viruses, the chances it’s going to be passed on is reduced tremendously. If a flu shot reduces the chances of getting the flu by 40 percent and we can reduce it another 20 percent by adding our machines, then I think that’s worth it.”

“One of the trainers I deal with said, ‘If I don‘t get this machine I’m not doing everything I can to help my players.’ The Raptors’ trainer made everybody in the starting lineup buy one for their homes. The Raptors had the lowest number of illnesses the last two seasons.”

Ruznisky said his company also is making a unit on wheels that can be used on team charters, another place where germs can spread rapidly.

The Red Sox recently put an air purifier in the middle of their clubhouse, one that had been sitting in a trainer’s room for a couple of years unused, but it’s unlikely to kill viruses.

Red Sox president Sam Kennedy said the organization doesn’t have plans to install a new air system in their clubhouse, “but we’re going to look into it.”


 

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