Haven't Set Your Resolutions Yet? There's Still Time...
Haven't Set Your Resolutions Yet? There's Still Time...

Haven't Set Your Resolutions Yet?...

This is the year I'm going to stick to my New Year's Resolution! Does that...

Haven't Set Your Resolutions Yet? There's Still Time...

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Haven't Set Your Resolutions Yet? There's Still Time...

This is the year I'm going to stick to my New Year's Resolution! Does that sound familiar? Do you set new goals every year (maybe even reusing the same goals you set last year) only to see January come and go with the same old habits still in place? Don't get discouraged. You are definitely not alone - in fact - you're probably part of the majority!

Celebrating the Adelaide's Community with Winville
Celebrating the Adelaide's Community with Winville

Celebrating the Adelaide's...

When Winville first came to the Adelaide Club, he was driven by a desire to focus on...

Celebrating the Adelaide's Community with Winville

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Celebrating the Adelaide's Community with Winville

When Winville first came to the Adelaide Club, he was driven by a desire to focus on his personal fitness, quickly joining the Club’s running group – which he’s been a member of ever since. And his reasons for remaining a member today? They don’t deviate from that original desire much; he’s now focused on staying in shape and maintaining his active lifestyle.

Setting Your New Year's Resolutions
Setting Your New Year's Resolutions

Setting Your New Year's Resolutions

I’ve spent the last month asking my clients and class participants if they are...

Setting Your New Year's Resolutions

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Setting Your New Year's Resolutions

I’ve spent the last month asking my clients and class participants if they are making New Year’s resolutions and I was surprised to hear that most aren’t. When I probed to find out why, the most common answer was “They don’t work.  I always fail so why bother?”

A Little Cup of Holiday Cheer
A Little Cup of Holiday Cheer

A Little Cup of Holiday Cheer

Celebrate the holidays in style - with a little Holiday Cheer! These reminders can help...

A Little Cup of Holiday Cheer

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A Little Cup of Holiday Cheer

Celebrate the holidays in style - with a little Holiday Cheer! These reminders can help you to stay healthy throughout the holidays, even when temptation comes knocking.

Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running a Marathon a Month
Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running a Marathon a Month

Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running a...

Rob has always loved to set goals; every year on his birthday he sets a new goal for...

Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running a Marathon a Month

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Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running a Marathon a Month

Rob has always loved to set goals; every year on his birthday he sets a new goal for himself and he’s a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. 10 years ago, when he turned 40, Rob entered into a 50-mile race in Haliburton. This race was meant to be a great way to spend his time and would encourage him to continue to exercise as if he were younger – but, little did he know, that was only the beginning.

5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays
5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays

5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays

I've been thinking a lot about...

...the "Most Wonderful Time of the...

5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays

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5 Minutes with Meg: The Holidays

I've been thinking a lot about...

...the "Most Wonderful Time of the Year..."?!?

It can be the most wonderful time of the year, but, it can also be more hectic, stressful, tough, and lonely for many. So, here are a few, unfinished, imperfect, tinsel covered lifelines I'd like to extend to you. I hope you find a few of them helpful. 

What we can Learn from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree...
What we can Learn from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree...

What we can Learn from Charlie...

Do you remember Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree? Turns out we can learn a lot about...

What we can Learn from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree...

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What we can Learn from Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree...

Do you remember Charlie Brown's Christmas Tree? Turns out we can learn a lot about core activation and stabilization of the lower back from that very cartoon. 

Feeling Stressed?
Feeling Stressed?

Feeling Stressed?

It's the most wonderful time of the year...but isn't it also the most...

Feeling Stressed?

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Feeling Stressed?

It's the most wonderful time of the year...but isn't it also the most stressful? And with stress comes aches and pains, heart disease, and depression. Take a step back, before your stress becomes too much to handle, and learn a bit more about your stress and how it can best be managed.

How Can I Burn Fat?
How Can I Burn Fat?

How Can I Burn Fat?

When I teach classes, I often get asked: "how can I burn fat?" or "will...

How Can I Burn Fat?

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How Can I Burn Fat?

When I teach classes, I often get asked: "how can I burn fat?" or "will doing this class help me lose my belly?" Because these are some of the most frequently asked questions I get from our Members, I thought it was time to explore fat burning more in depth.

The TAC's Newest Addition: The Strength Lab
The TAC's Newest Addition: The Strength Lab

The TAC's Newest Addition: The...

After months of planning and construction, we are excited to announce that the Toronto...

The TAC's Newest Addition: The Strength Lab

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The TAC's Newest Addition: The Strength Lab

After months of planning and construction, we are excited to announce that the Toronto Athletic Club’s Strength Lab, the Club’s newest space, is now open to Members. But before you step into the space, let us answer some of the questions we’ve already heard from Members!

A Night of Promise
A Night of Promise

A Night of Promise

As we celebrate World Diabetes Day, we wanted to highlight the great work that the...

A Night of Promise

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A Night of Promise

As we celebrate World Diabetes Day, we wanted to highlight the great work that the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) is doing and explain why we're so proud to support the JDRF and  their continued mission to better the lives of those living with type 1 diabetes.

A Celebration 40 Years in the Making: The Adelaide Club Turns 40
A Celebration 40 Years in the Making: The Adelaide Club Turns 40

A Celebration 40 Years in the...

Over the past 40 years, the Adelaide Club has seen many changes. From the Club’s...

A Celebration 40 Years in the Making: The Adelaide Club Turns 40

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A Celebration 40 Years in the Making: The Adelaide Club Turns 40

Over the past 40 years, the Adelaide Club has seen many changes. From the Club’s overall look and feel to the offerings, nothing is as it once was, and yet, at the very core, it remains the same. Take a moment to look back on the past incredible 40 years as the Club readies to celebrate it's 40th Anniversary this week.

5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk about Weight Loss
5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk about Weight Loss

5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk...

I've been thinking a lot about...weight loss. I don't want to think about it in...

5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk about Weight Loss

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5 Minutes with Meg: Time to Talk about Weight Loss

I've been thinking a lot about...weight loss. I don't want to think about it in January. I want to think about, and talk about, it NOW. Read on to find 5 truths about weight loss you may not know. PLUS an incredibly scrumptious Quinoa Sundae recipe!

From the Corporate Office to NBA Court
From the Corporate Office to NBA Court

From the Corporate Office to NBA...

Massage therapy has significant positive effects in improving overall health and...

From the Corporate Office to NBA Court

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From the Corporate Office to NBA Court

Massage therapy has significant positive effects in improving overall health and wellness of athletes and individuals alike. Regular massage therapy improves circulation, which promotes healing - as it brings rich blood supply to damaged, stiff, and tense muscles.

First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection
First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection

First Stop on Your Tour through the...

When you think of Toronto, what do you think of? Are there iconic landmarks,...

First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection

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First Stop on Your Tour through the Adelaide Club's Toronto Collection

When you think of Toronto, what do you think of? Are there iconic landmarks, unforgettable moments, and unmistakable monuments that immediately jump out to you? The team at the Adelaide Club believes there absolutely are! So, they've created their Toronto Collection to highlight their favourite images that best represent the city they call home.

Cheryl's Transformation: Member Spotlight
Cheryl's Transformation: Member Spotlight

Cheryl's Transformation: Member...

Cheryl realized she was ready to make a change in her life. She started with her diet...

Cheryl's Transformation: Member Spotlight

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Cheryl's Transformation: Member Spotlight

Cheryl realized she was ready to make a change in her life. She started with her diet and then knew it was time to add fitness back into the plan. After training with Mike for 6 months, Cheryl has lost an additional 34 lbs and has seen an 11% reduction in her body fat! 

5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time to be Grateful
5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time to be Grateful

5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time...

I’ve been thinking a lot about…

… being grateful. I...

5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time to be Grateful

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5 Minutes with Meg: No Better Time to be Grateful

I’ve been thinking a lot about…

… being grateful. I know. Pretty clich√© this time of year. But gratitude is such a powerful, positive emotion, I just couldn’t help myself.

7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving: Building a Healthier Plate
7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving: Building a Healthier Plate

7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy...

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season – a season when we tend to eat...

7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving: Building a Healthier Plate

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7 Tips for a Happy, Healthy Thanksgiving: Building a Healthier Plate

Thanksgiving marks the start of the holiday season – a season when we tend to eat excessively. I mean, who can blame us? But, this year is going to be different, and here’s why…we’ve got the top SEVEN tips to help you with portion control that will, ultimately, help to stave off the holiday bulge.

Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?
Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?

Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for those suffering from...

Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?

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Is Shockwave Therapy Right for You?

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for those suffering from many joint and tendon disorders. Everyone with soft tissue injuries can benefit from shockwave therapy.

Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason
Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason

Take Your Golf Game to the Next...

Now that fall is upon us, let's face it - the golf season is winding down. Insert...

Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason

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Take Your Golf Game to the Next Level in the Offseason

Now that fall is upon us, let's face it - the golf season is winding down. Insert sad face. For some, that would mean putting the clubs away until spring and spending your winter dreaming about the course; instead, you can use this fall and winter to assess, train smart, and strengthen your body-swing connection.

Golf Getaway Series: Best Courses to Travel to by Air

Golf Getaway Series: Best Courses to Travel to by Air
Posted: May 5, 2017

We're heading towards the 18th with our final installment in our Golf Getaway Series. After reviewing the top golf courses in the world accessible by land and sea, we're taking it to the skies with a helicopter homecoming truly worthy of the word 'epic'.

Another company which is undeniably able to rival Kalos, however, is Connoisseur Golf. Based at the undisputed ‘Home of Golf’ in Scotland, Connoisseur pride themselves on offering every inch of Scotland and Ireland’s rich golfing heritage in a way that is tailored to every interested individual’s needs. With all tours available for alteration, the Connoisseur creation begins with the client’s own professed dream itinerary, adds in a host of restaurants and hotels at the cutting edge of gastronomy and hospitality, and ends with all guests securing tee times at some of the game’s longest-serving courses in a way that can work around busy work schedules and corporate commitments.

But even among the sterling packages that Connoisseur prides itself on providing, one trip really draws the eye: the High End X 8 Scotland and Ireland Heli-Golf Tour.

“Heli-golf allows you to base yourself at the hotel of your choice and helicopter to and from golf with no requirement for long ground transfers,” explains the company’s Jim Stewart. “In some instances it also affords our clients the opportunity to play two rounds of golf in one day at remote locations. This shortens the overall duration of the trip and is particularly popular with businessmen who don’t have the opportunity to spend a whole week abroad. Another upside is that you can easily switch between Scotland and Ireland without the need to waste time at an airport.

“We have a very impressive list which includes institutions such as the PGA of America and Stanford University to individuals such as Rudi Giuliani, Graeme McDowell and Ken Griffey Jr.”

Running from August 6th-12th at a cost of $33,946 per person, this tour is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet. There’s the obvious draw of surveying the rugged beauty of Scotland and Ireland from an AgustaWestland AW109S Grand capable of hitting 311km/h, for example. Or the fact that the accommodation and culinary delights on offer are second to none, and throughout the trip there are complimentary drinks and spa breaks provided – as well as the option of a private 90-minute tasting session at the world-famous Guinness Brewery in Dublin. 

The journey begins at Prestwick Golf Club, where guests can see the small stone cairn that marks the historic spot where the very first Open Championship tee shot was struck in 1860. The first tees are both located in the esteemed Trump Turnberry estate – the Ailsa and newly formed Kintyre Championship courses, the former of which is situated on Ailsa Craig, a volcanic island over half-a-billion years old. Dinner at Souter’s Inn – which brings together some of the finest local ingredients from all over Scotland – and a night at the five-star Trump hotel at Turnberry round off the day.

The next stop is at one of Britain’s most remote courses: the Machrihanish Golf Club. An Old Tom Morris-designed World Top 100 Course, Machrihanish is considered to have one of the best opening holes of any course in the world. Later in the day, guests are whisked to the Championship Course at Royal Troon, where you and your party can play from the same tees where Henrik Stenson beat Phil Mickelson to the Claret Jug with a record -20 at the 2016 Open.

The crossing to Ireland is completed in the AW109S, where you arrive at the Royal Portrush Golf Club to try your hand on the Dunluce Links – proposed site of the 2019 Open and recently voted No. 1 Links Course in Ireland by Backspin magazine. If competing in the craggy beauty of County Antrim works up your appetite, the gastronomical accompaniment to this initial stopover in Ireland involves a ‘Chef’s Table’ being put together for your party by one of Northern Island’s top culinary minds at the Mermaid Kitchen and Bar.



But any golfing journey to Ireland would be incomplete without a trip to the Royal County Down Golf Club, currently ranked World Number 1 in the Golf Digest Top 100 courses. Not only does a visit to the Championship Links allow you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the natural landscape, but also tests your skills against some of the most iconic holes in the global game, including the ninth hole – a 486-yard par 4 which is played from one side of a huge knoll down onto the fairway some 60ft below and over 250 yards from the tee.

And how to end such a tour? The final games are played at the centuries-old Portmanock Golf Club on the Irish coastline, where 19 Irish Open Championships have been staged. Follow in the famed footsteps of Arnold Palmer and Sam Snead who claimed victory here in the 1960 Canada Cup, or Phil Mickelson and David Duval who scored a Walker Cup Triumph on this course in 1991. Having trod one of the game’s most heritage-rich links, the final meal comes courtesy of a Marco Pierre White branded restaurant.

With the ability to travel to the four corners of the earth in your quest to play the same courses as your golfing heroes, there’s never been a better time to plan your journey. The only question, really, is how you get there – by land, sea, or air?

Keeping things local? Cambridge Group of Clubs Members have reciprocal access to dining at ClubLink properities as well as exclusive green fee rates at Markland Wood.  Click here to check out the full details on our privileges page.

Article by: Jake Taylor

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