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.

5 Minutes with Meg: Feeling Overwhelmed? Me Too!
5 Minutes with Meg: Feeling Overwhelmed? Me Too!

5 Minutes with Meg: Feeling...

I’ve been thinking a lot about …

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5 Minutes with Meg: Feeling Overwhelmed? Me Too!

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5 Minutes with Meg: Feeling Overwhelmed? Me Too!

I’ve been thinking a lot about …

…being overwhelmed.  Lots of starts and restarts happening around us right now.  All that change is awesome.  It’s crucial for growth, ongoing engagement, stimulation, and, ultimately, a happy fulfilled life.  And it can be crushingly overwhelming sometimes.

Member Spotlight: Michael
Member Spotlight: Michael

Member Spotlight: Michael

Most clients come to a session with their personal trainer ready to work, but very few...

Member Spotlight: Michael

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Member Spotlight: Michael

Most clients come to a session with their personal trainer ready to work, but very few come as prepared as Michael! Beginning in 2006, Michael has joined me at the Toronto Athletic Club three times a week for training; and we’ve been consistently working together ever since.

What it Takes to be an Ironman...
What it Takes to be an Ironman...

What it Takes to be an Ironman...

On August 19th, 2018, just under 3000 eager athletes, including 581 first...

What it Takes to be an Ironman...

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What it Takes to be an Ironman...

On August 19th, 2018, just under 3000 eager athletes, including 581 first timers, ages 18-80, raced in the 6th Annual Ironman Mont Tremblant. I was included in these athletes, along with our members Darcy and Tom Wefers and Louise Engelmann.

Self-Care Strategies for Stress Reduction & Wellness
Self-Care Strategies for Stress Reduction & Wellness

Self-Care Strategies for Stress...

Did you know that August is Wellness Month? While we near the end of the month, we...

Self-Care Strategies for Stress Reduction & Wellness

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Self-Care Strategies for Stress Reduction & Wellness

Did you know that August is Wellness Month? While we near the end of the month, we wanted to share a few strategies that you can (and should) incorporate into your daily life to reduce your stress and improve your overall well-being all year long! 

Helpful Tips for a Better Night's Sleep
Helpful Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

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Jumy Kim, the Adelaide Health Club's Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture...

Helpful Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

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Helpful Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

Jumy Kim, the Adelaide Health Club's Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Specialist, explains how poor sleep is one of the most common concerns in her practice and gives some helpful tips for a better night's rest.

Have You Tried Bulletproof Coffee Yet?
Have You Tried Bulletproof Coffee Yet?

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It may sounds strange but it’s actually pretty darn tasty. So what is Bulletproof...

Have You Tried Bulletproof Coffee Yet?

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Have You Tried Bulletproof Coffee Yet?

It may sounds strange but it’s actually pretty darn tasty. So what is Bulletproof coffee anyway?

Good Vs. Bad Sugars
Good Vs. Bad Sugars

Good Vs. Bad Sugars

Everyone “knows” that sugar is bad for you — but are there...

Good Vs. Bad Sugars

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Good Vs. Bad Sugars

Everyone “knows” that sugar is bad for you — but are there “good” vs “bad” sugars?


First things first, there is a big difference between added sugars in boxed/bagged/packaged foods such as candy, pop, cookies, etc vs natural sugars in whole foods such as fruits, vegetables and whole grains.

How To Strengthen Your Core Without Harming Your Lower Back
How To Strengthen Your Core Without Harming Your Lower Back

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You are doing sit-ups and crunches to build that six-pack, but your back gets sore. So...

How To Strengthen Your Core Without Harming Your Lower Back

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How To Strengthen Your Core Without Harming Your Lower Back

You are doing sit-ups and crunches to build that six-pack, but your back gets sore. So how are you going to build those washboard abs without hurting your back?

How Alcohol Consumption is Related to Fat Loss
How Alcohol Consumption is Related to Fat Loss

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There seems to be this notion among the average gym goers that it is okay to drink...

How Alcohol Consumption is Related to Fat Loss

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How Alcohol Consumption is Related to Fat Loss

There seems to be this notion among the average gym goers that it is okay to drink certain alcoholic beverages, because they contain zero calories. Vodka and soda is the go-to that I always hear about. 

Effects of Alcohol on Building Muscle
Effects of Alcohol on Building Muscle

Effects of Alcohol on Building...

Let's just jump straight to it! If you want to build muscle, which is a tough task...

Effects of Alcohol on Building Muscle

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Effects of Alcohol on Building Muscle

Let's just jump straight to it! If you want to build muscle, which is a tough task on it's own, you definitely want to stay away from alcohol consumption.
 
Alcohol will take away from muscle building for a variety of reasons. Here are a few points on why alcohol consumption is a bad idea when attempting to build muscle:

Do I Need To Go Gluten Free?
Do I Need To Go Gluten Free?

Do I Need To Go Gluten Free?

Gluten (a protein) can be found in wheat, barley and rye.

With so many...

Do I Need To Go Gluten Free?

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Do I Need To Go Gluten Free?

Gluten (a protein) can be found in wheat, barley and rye.

With so many processed foods on the market today, it can also be found hiding in salad dressings, condiments, deli meats and even candy. This makes giving up gluten a bit more tricky, and why should we do that in the first place?

Exercise and the Aging Brain
Exercise and the Aging Brain

Exercise and the Aging Brain

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. In an effort to spread awareness...

Exercise and the Aging Brain

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Exercise and the Aging Brain

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month. In an effort to spread awareness about brain health, we are here to talk about Exercise and the aging brain.

9 Unexpected Things That Happen When You Abandon Your Workout Routine
9 Unexpected Things That Happen When You Abandon Your Workout Routine

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When our schedules become busy and stress levels raise, we tend to skip our workouts...

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9 Unexpected Things That Happen When You Abandon Your Workout Routine

When our schedules become busy and stress levels raise, we tend to skip our workouts and let our busy lifestyles get the best of us. We’ve all been there, and that’s ok.

Here are 9 reasons why your workout should be a priority during those busy, stressful times:

Cracking Your Back - Is it Good for You?
Cracking Your Back - Is it Good for You?

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Vanessa Foucher, Adelaide Clinics Physiotherapist talks to us about cracking your back,...

Cracking Your Back - Is it Good for You?

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Cracking Your Back - Is it Good for You?

Vanessa Foucher, Adelaide Clinics Physiotherapist talks to us about cracking your back, and the effects it may have. 

Adelaide Club Member Competes in First Ironman
Adelaide Club Member Competes in First Ironman

Adelaide Club Member Competes in...

Stephen Hamer, a 12 year member of the Adelaide Club, just completed his first...

Adelaide Club Member Competes in First Ironman

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Adelaide Club Member Competes in First Ironman

Stephen Hamer, a 12 year member of the Adelaide Club, just completed his first Ironman!

We had an opportunity to spend some time with him; to find out his motivation for competing and to better understand what goes into accomplishing such an incredible feat.

Golf Getaway Series: Best Courses to Travel to by Boat

Golf Getaway Series: Best Courses to Travel to by Boat
Posted: Apr 28, 2017

Last week we teed up our Golf Getaway Series with a look at the Best Courses to Travel to by Land. This week, we're hitting cruise control because if luxury limos just don’t tick all the boxes when it comes to your dream golfing tour, then Kalos Golf may have the answer. In 1994, the California-based company introduced the idea of the golf cruise – and now offers a host of incredible ocean-going adventures to some of the world’s most premium courses, from the Danube River and the Iberian Peninsula to South Africa and the mystical Americas.

Kicking off the pick of this year’s Kalos itinerary a little closer to home is their tour of the Canadian Maritimes aboard the impressive Silver Explorer, the member of the Kalos fleet designed with the navigation of secluded waters in mind. On the agenda are the Highlands Links, Cabot Links, Cabot Cliffs, Fox Harb’r and Crowbush Cove courses, with each fairway merging seamlessly with the rugged scenery of the islands. 

But while the resorts may be remote, the Silver Explorer ensures you arrive in the utmost style. With an ocean-view suite, in-suite bar and butler, you’ll be able to relax between each tee time, and the on-board menus – inspired by the gastronomical invention of London’s Relais & Chateaux – ensure you’ll be raring to go as soon as you arrive. Spacious decks and panoramic windows allow guests to get an unrivalled view of their pristine surroundings, while the fleet of smaller Zodiac craft and a dedicated Expedition Team mean you’ll be able to visit any location you desire along the way, no matter how far off the beaten path.

The Canadian Maritimes tour will take place from September 13th-24th this year, with prices starting from $14,853 CAD per person.



If your quest for great golfing necessitates traversing the Atlantic, then Kalos has that covered too. Two of the more impressive European adventures on offer are the Riviera and Bordeaux Golf & Wine cruises. The former of these whisks guests away to some of the continent’s most coveted destinations, with Cannes, Monte Carlo, St Tropez and even Lake Como all available to visit, where you and your party can enjoy the best courses on offer along the stunning, sun-soaked coastlines of France, Italy, Sardinia and Corsica. 

Topping off this unique expedition through a selection of Europe’s beauty spots is the chance to travel between courses aboard the Sea Cloud II. It is the most exclusive ship with space for just 94 passengers on board, but it is perhaps the most striking of the Kalos fleet. With billowing white sails and a marble and wood interior design, the craft is sure to add a whole new element of traditional seafaring elegance to your journey around the Riviera. This expedition takes place from September 15th-25th. Prices start at $11,063 CAD per passenger.



Some 700km-plus away, on the opposite coast, the Bordeaux Golf & Wine tour explores one of Europe’s most iconic winemaking regions. Passing through Bordeaux, Cadillac, Chateau de Vigiers and Biarritz, this expedition ends in San Sebastian in an effortless combination of culture and golf. Aboard the 74-cabin AmaDolce, guests can take full advantage of the vessel’s numerous French balconies to drink in their stunning surroundings – as well as the region’s world-famous vintages. This tour takes place from May 14th-25th and costs around $12,000 CAD per person.

Of course, the game of golf isn’t just confined to Europe and America – and Kalos caters for those wishing to go even further afield with an expedition to one of the game’s most remarkable locations: the New Zealand Golf Tour brings together the varied landscapes of both islands – from fjords to rainforests; mountains to farmland – while also giving guests the opportunity to tee off at a wide selection of Oceania’s prized courses.



Included in the itinerary are Queenstown, Jack’s Point Golf Course, The Hills Golf Club, Napier, Keri, Cape Kidnappers and Kauri Cliffs. The latter two of these provided the backdrop for the 2008 and 2009 Kiwi Challenge, the nation’s PGA Tour Challenge which featured four of the top PGA players under the age of 30. There’s even an option to extend your tour to neighbouring Australia and Tasmania if you so desire. This tour runs from November 27th to December 6th – prices start at $17,971 CAD per person.



However, Kalos’ most recent addition to the expeditions available may well be its most impressive. The Best of South America Golf Tour spans a staggering seven destinations including Barbados, Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and the Dominican Republic. Featuring some of the finest courses in the Americas – if not the world – this 20-day trip includes everything from the sun-kissed exclusivity of Sandy Lane, pride of the Caribbean’s golfers, to Rio’s Olympic Course and Olivos, Argentina’s number one course without compare.



Guests are invited aboard a custom-configured Boeing 757 when travelling between destinations, and while the proposition of golfing among some of the world’s most verdant and tropical locations is attractive to say the least, culturally, too, the South American surroundings provide a rich wealth of sites in which to indulge – not least a guided tour of Peru’s iconic Machu Picchu, the 15th-century Inca citadel which stands on a mountain ridge 2,430 metres above the Sacred Valley.




This un-missable opportunity takes place from October 1st-20th, with prices starting at around $125,833 CAD per person. With the effortless blend of South American history, lush landscapes and quality courses on offer, this tour undoubtedly lays a heavy claim to the title of the world’s most unique golfing holiday.

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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