Brian Scudamore: WTF?! (Willing to Fail)
Brian Scudamore: WTF?! (Willing to Fail)

Brian Scudamore: WTF?! (Willing to...

Brian Scudamore is the founder and CEO of O2E Brands, the parent company of...

Brian Scudamore: WTF?! (Willing to Fail)

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Brian Scudamore: WTF?! (Willing to Fail)

Brian Scudamore is the founder and CEO of O2E Brands, the parent company of 1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine - and the next speaker to be featured at The Cambridge Club's Speaker Series on Wednesday, February 27th. 

5 Minutes with Meg: Your Heart
5 Minutes with Meg: Your Heart

5 Minutes with Meg: Your Heart

I've been thinking a lot about...your heart.

The muscle. The sentiment....

5 Minutes with Meg: Your Heart

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5 Minutes with Meg: Your Heart

I've been thinking a lot about...your heart.

The muscle. The sentiment. And how high intensity interval training positively impacts both. Many love to lift... many love to go for long runs... dance like no one's watching... But how often do we ensure we're driving our heart rate up high enough that we can't sustain the pace for longer than 30-90 seconds?

Finally, Canada has a new and improved Food Guide!
Finally, Canada has a new and improved Food Guide!

Finally, Canada has a new and...

Canada's new food guide - launched on January 22, 2019 - has some big changes. Over...

Finally, Canada has a new and improved Food Guide!

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Finally, Canada has a new and improved Food Guide!

Canada's new food guide - launched on January 22, 2019 - has some big changes. Over the years, the food guide has seen minor updates and changes, but this is, by far, the biggest change we have seen since 2007, with the new guide better reflecting today's society.

A Mom's Journey Back to the Gym
A Mom's Journey Back to the Gym

A Mom's Journey Back to the Gym

After having kids, Jessica, an actuary in downtown Toronto, realized, like many other...

A Mom's Journey Back to the Gym

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A Mom's Journey Back to the Gym

After having kids, Jessica, an actuary in downtown Toronto, realized, like many other parents, that she never had "me" time in the evenings and wanted to get back into the gym. So, she returned to the Adelaide Club in 2017, adding midday workouts to her schedule. Originally drawn to the Club because of its stellar downtown location, she has stayed because of the Club's wonderful Members, finding a great under and over 30 crowd to connect with.

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?
What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?

We were given all the athletic ability and function we need as an infant, however,...

What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?

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What is Fascial Stretch Therapy?

We were given all the athletic ability and function we need as an infant, however, through our lifestyle today, our biology has changed for the worse. Fascial Stretch Therapy™ (FST) can help you to perform better, prevent injury, and reduce pain.

The Time is Now...Bell Let's Talk
The Time is Now...Bell Let's Talk

The Time is Now...Bell Let's Talk

Mental wellness is integral to overall health. Life is challenging and it's very...

The Time is Now...Bell Let's Talk

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The Time is Now...Bell Let's Talk

Mental wellness is integral to overall health. Life is challenging and it's very normal to experience changes to mental wellness throughout one's life as a result of a variety of factors, including environmental stressors, genetics, and lifestyle, among others.

5 Minutes with Meg: The New Year
5 Minutes with Meg: The New Year

5 Minutes with Meg: The New Year

I've been thinking a lot about...

...New Year's...

5 Minutes with Meg: The New Year

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5 Minutes with Meg: The New Year

I've been thinking a lot about...

...New Year's Resolutions...

We have an unfriendly term in my industry called "Expectancy Violation". It describes the phenomena of people having expectations about what exercising will do for them, and then those expectations are not realized. The research indicates that this is common: people begin an exercise program with mad hopes and dreams, and when things don't go quite right, they get frustrated, grow despondent, and give up.

What is Osteopathy and How Can it Help You?
What is Osteopathy and How Can it Help You?

What is Osteopathy and How Can it...

Osteopathy is a gentle, hands-on treatment that helps to reduce pain, improve mobility,...

What is Osteopathy and How Can it Help You?

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What is Osteopathy and How Can it Help You?

Osteopathy is a gentle, hands-on treatment that helps to reduce pain, improve mobility, and stimulates the body's natural ability to heal itself. Cebi highlights what you need to know about this treatment option, as well as the conditions it can help to treat, including: headaches & migraines, joint & muscular pain, sciatica, insomnia, concussions, sport injuries, digestive issues, and more...

Training our Trainers: A Workshop with Dr. Stuart McGill
Training our Trainers: A Workshop with Dr. Stuart McGill

Training our Trainers: A Workshop...

This past Saturday, Dr. McGill ran a very special and exclusive Training the Back...

Training our Trainers: A Workshop with Dr. Stuart McGill

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Training our Trainers: A Workshop with Dr. Stuart McGill

This past Saturday, Dr. McGill ran a very special and exclusive Training the Back Pained Client: From Pain to Performance workshop with our trainers. This one day course, with a combination of lectures, workshops, and McGill’s signature “no nonsense” approach, was designed to teach our trainers the best way to help our Members who suffer from back pain.

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.

Posted: Feb 16, 2017

CEP CSEP Personal Trainer & Certified Exercise Physiologist

Carol-Ann has always worked to stay fit; through sport when she was younger and now by biking, weight training, indoor climbing and hiking.  She gravitates to her passion of helping clients to reduce pain, increase mobility and strengthen their bodies through exercise.  Her goals it to ensure everyday activities are done with ease and she always ensure you work hard yet have fun!

Carol-Ann has vast experience with hip and knee replacement as well as working with the ageing population.  She embodies her motto of laugh often and feed your body well, and definitely inspires her clients to do the same!

Education

Carol-Ann began her career in fitness at George Brown college and graduated from the Fitness and Lifestyle management program.  She quickly became a Certified Exercise Physiologist Canadian Society of Exercise physiology and has continued to take courses, stay up to date on the current research and has countless certifications.  She is truly an example of when you take care of your body, through nourishing it with the right fuel and incorporating movement and resistance training you can take on anything! 

Testamonials

“Carol-Ann is a passionate, professional and caring trainer. My sessions are individualized and targeted to accommodate my needs which is crucial as I have a serious back issue. She is focused on client health-not just the hour you are there with her, but a holistic, overall interest in your well-being. Carol-Ann is dedicated to her clients I very much appreciate her dedication and have benefited significantly from her training.”
- Morag MacGougan

“I had the pleasure of working with Carol-Ann Cook, who was my personal trainer, for five and one-half years following knee-replacement surgery and subsequently hip replacement surgery. My recovery has been virtually complete to the extent that I can now walk the golf course normally and pain free.  Carol-Ann is very intuitive and understands that we all have limits which we can’t exceed. She is fun to work with and has an infectious laugh. She is a very experienced senior trainer who is always thinking of her client’s needs.  I recommend Carol-Ann to anyone who needs a personal trainer but also to any organization which may be interested in employing her.”
- Douglas Davis

 

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Posted: Feb 16, 2017

FST Level I, FLMP, CEP, MES Personal Trainer and Triathlon Coach

James has been in the fitness industry for over 24 years.  Since graduating from the Fitness and Lifestyle Management Program at George Brown College in 1995, he has worked as an Endurance Coach, Personal Trainer, head coach of the TAC triathlon team and Spinning Instructor.  James also has extensive coaching experience with guiding his athletes to Ironman World Championships, Olympic Distance Triathlon World Championships, qualifying for Boston Marathon, to completing their first triathlon.   Currently James enjoys competing in triathlons, which have included 2016 Triathlon World Championships (top Canadian in Age Group), Ironman© Canada 2004 and Ironman® USA – Lake Placid 2005.  He loves fitness but, more importantly, enjoys the challenge of helping people achieve their goals.

Education & Certifications

Fitness & Lifestyle Management, Geroge Brown College

Certified Exercise Physiologist

NCCP Triathlon Level 1

Fascial Stretch Therapist, Level 1

Spinning Certified

NCCP Soccer Level 3

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Posted: Feb 16, 2017

BPhE, ISSA, DND PTS Personal Trainer

Throughout Warren’s life he participated in various sports: Track & Field, Hockey, Basketball and Football. His involvement in athletics wasn’t just for fun… he wanted to be the absolute best. Years of intense commitment, dedication and elite coaching helped develop the kick ass mentality he possesses and use to push clients to reach their peak potential.

Warren started his love for training at Acadia University as part of the SMILE program (Sensory Motor Instructor Leadership Education – educating mentally and physically challenged children). Combining a relentless thirst for challenges, a competitive background in sport and the disciplinary experience of being a member of the Canadian Armed Forces… Personal Training was his fate!!!

Warren takes pride in being known as the “Drill Sargent, Ball Buster” and sometime just, “Mean!” If you’re looking to make a difference and want to reach your fitness goals, you will want to meet him soon for your first training consultation.

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education (Kinesiology) – Acadia University (Majoring in exercise Physiology)

Physical Education - Individuals with Special Needs

Twist Conditioning Sport Specialist

ISSA – International Sports Science Association

Soccer Fitness Trainer – National Strength and Conditioning Association

Schwinn Spin Certification

Keizer Power pacing cycling certification

Can Fit Pro (Canadian Fitness Professionals) Personal Training Specialist

CPR & AED Certified

Testamonials

“Warren Scott is a trainer who thinks outside the box.  He creates specialized programs that get me ready for outdoor adventures, like mountain climbing. And along the way he helped me drop thirty pounds too. Warren’s workouts can be real killers. Some days I think that I must be nuts to train with him. But I keep coming back every week now for four years.”
- Larry Crozier

"I have been working with Warren for over 10 years now and I am extremely happy with the vast knowledge and experience in his training methods he incorporate into my workouts. Warren’s workouts are never the same! He takes the time to really customize the workouts to whatever I’m training for – be it a Marathon, Ironman Triathlon or just to lose weight.  Over the years Warren has helped me tremendously with my fitness and strength to rehab a rotator cuff injury. Warren’s positive approach to training has been nothing short of awesome for me.”
- Kate Lloyd, Event Director, IntriKate Events

"Warren designed both keel boat racing and skiff sailing sports specific programs for me. The programs combine conditioning, agility, balance and flexibility.  When I sail at winter regattas the ongoing training allows me to step on the boat in the same shape as at the end of the summer.  Warren very quickly understands what the sport requires and designs fun and interesting exercises which directly improve my performance."
- Christina Medland, Senior Consultant, Meridian Compensation Partners

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Posted: Feb 16, 2017

BPHE; RTS; FMS Personal Trainer

Paul developed a passion for athletics early in life focusing on basketball, volleyball and baseball. He then took this passion to his studies and completed a Bachelor of Physical Health and Education at the University of Toronto.  This is when Paul’s career in fitness took shape!

Training at the TAC allows for Paul to live the active lifestyle that he values and craves and share it with his clients. For Paul, movement is life; Life is movement and he is anything but a one-dimensional trainer. Since his BPHE, he has continued his knowledge and studied Pilates, trains in Swimming, Boxing and enjoys the physical challenges presented when in the great outdoors.  

Paul is attuned to assessing his client's exact needs and uses his versatility and creativity to make his training effective and fun. From sport-specific training-based programs or vigorous strength-endurance training to organic/functional movement, Paul’s training will ensure gains in his client's total body strength and fitness. Paul’s clients experience an unforgettable training session every time that leaves them feeling invigorated and ready to tackle their busy work schedule/lives.

Education/Credentials

University of Toronto - Bachelor of Physical Health and Education

Resistance Training Specialist Level 1 & 2 

Functional Movement Specialist 

Medical Exercise Specialist 

National Coaching Certification Program Level 1 & 2

Equinox Pilates Institute Mat Certification 

Testimonials

"Paul always keeps my workouts new and challenging. I never get bored. When I express concerns about a certain aspect of training I would like to improve, he listens and adjusts my workouts accordingly. Thank you Paul!"

"Since training with Paul I feel like my best self. Not only are my workouts challenging, but also mentally stimulating. Paul is professional, creative, and gets results with his positive and passionate attitude."

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Posted: Feb 16, 2017

CSCS, MES, RTS 123, FMS Personal Trainer & Fitness Nutrition Specialist

Meet Mike Savage, footy fanatic and all-round fitness & performance enthusiast. 

Mike was born in the UK.  He kick-started his career playing soccer for Leicester City Football Club’s Youth Academy.  Later, he decided to devote his leadership qualities and passion to help others achieve their goals within the fitness and athletic industry.

He graduated from Loughborough College (a leading sports institute in the UK) in Sports & Exercise Sciences, before continuing his education at the same institute to gain a Personal Training qualification.

In 2007, Mike relocated to Toronto.  Since then he has worked as a Personal Trainer/Fitness Coach.  Mike has attained many recognized certifications within the industry.  His areas of expertise include fitness & sports performance, weight-loss and lean tissue development, kettle-bell power training, and so much more.  He continues to see his clients flourish and reach incredible goals and accomplishments through his guidance and support.

In 2011, Mike along with two of his clients travelled to Virginia Beach – USA to complete the Navy Seal 24-hour challenge.  In 2012, Mike was awarded MVP for the Elite Ontario Soccer League whilst playing soccer for Ulster Thistle Football Club.

Since June 2016 he has been working with numerous Canadian squash professionals to develop their off-court strength, speed, and power.  Amongst the young professionals that Mike works with is 2017 National Canadian champion ‘Nick Sachvie’.

Certifications & Education

Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)

Performance Specialist (EXOS – formerly Athletes Performance)

Advanced Kettlebell Training (DTS)

Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

Fitness Nutrition Specialist (ISSA)

Resistance Training Specialist (RTS 1-2-3)

Medical Exercise Specialist (MES)

Testimonials

"I have worked with Mike for several years now. Over that time my sessions have changed from supplementing my squash (and other sports) fitness to enabling improved recovery and maintenance for a series of “possibly age related” wear and tear challenges (hips & shoulders). Mike has been very attentive to adjusting my sessions through this multi-year journey to improve mobility, strength and quality of life. He is knowledgeable, prepared and focused and delivers each session in an attentive but fun manner."
- Roy Fraser

“As a client in his sixties, my primary motivation for having strength training sessions with Mike is to promote my general health and fitness. My regular strength & stability program with Mike helps me to maintain an active lifestyle which includes hiking, skiing and travel to challenging places.  Mike is very knowledgeable and focuses on the most effective exercise techniques, while at the same time modifying any movements to work within my capabilities. I am delighted to have Mike as my personal trainer.”
- Colin Lipson

“Mike is extremely professional. He runs the group and individual sessions with us squash professionals with ease and he is very organized and creative in his approach to our improvement. I have been working with him on increasing my power and speed and have felt the results from our hard work translate onto the court. I feel li

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