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.

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 cliché 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.

RE: LUXE Behind the Wheel of 2017's BMW 750LI xDrive Sedan

RE: LUXE Behind the Wheel of 2017's BMW 750LI xDrive Sedan
Posted: Jan 12, 2017
Over 500 kilometers of driving is in most cases the green light for tedium, but not this time out.

Our road trip story was a direct run eastward along the 401 to Old Montreal, to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Our luxury car was the 2017 BMW 750Li xDrive Sedan.

Driving east through Oshawa, then Cobourg, up through Kingston and on through the Ontario-Quebec border was the easy part. Where things started to get dicey was that long stretch of two-lane highway as you come up on Cornwall, then the straight line to Montreal. That’s where the BMW really earned its money.

After spending a year on business in Mexico, we were searching for cold and snow. And that’s what we found. The storm hit after Cornwall, and soon drivers were gearing down to 70-80 km/h, dodging snowplows, some drivers testing that thin line between speed and stupidity.

The 750i is built for long-range luxury. Everything built into the driver’s compartment makes that the focus. It is also clearly built for safety. 

A favourite feature for me, with these cars, continues to be the Heads-Up Display, which helps with driver concentration, by displaying a full range of information on the windshield right in your field of view. As the snow picked up, I reached for the console on the armrest. The BMW Touch Command Tablet features a 7-inch screen and lets the driver and passenger control functions like seat adjustment, infotainment, navigation, communication, and interior lighting and air conditioning. I clicked on the Intelligent Safety setting to ensure Frontal Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, and Blind Spot Detection were activated.

(The Bowers & Wilkins Diamond surround sound system – 10-channel amplifier, with an output of 1,400 watts and 16 speakers -- gives you an exceptionally rich sound experience, making the longer drives more palatable, to say the least.) 

As I have mentioned in the past, technology enables these cars to practically drive themselves, but will never fully go there. The driving experience is too exciting - having both hands on the wheel of an elite level luxury ride like this, is what you look for. But it sure is nice to know the car has your back during long drives.

Our drive was spirited by the powerful V8, TwinPower Turbo, 445 hp engine and all-wheel drive – the latest version of the intelligent system that controls power split between the front and rear wheels, maximizing traction and stability, as well as handling dynamics on the corners.

Our ultimate destination? The W Montreal hotel, in Square Victoria, just up the road from Rue Saint-Paul, which takes you into the heart of beautiful, picturesque Old Montreal. If you’ve never stayed at a W, we highly recommend it, since we’ve also stayed at each of the W’s in NYC in the past. The rooms are sleek, lush and modern, great food, especially the breakfast buffet, in Être Avec Toi  (Ê.A.T.) Restaurant (cool feature: the restaurant’s art program featuring murals, paintings, sculptures by a variety of artists from Montreal’s culture scene), communal lounge area off the main check-in where you can sit, read from a wide selection of books, have a drink and people watch -- all in what used to be the Banque du Canada building.

(A big FYI here: Always be wary of leaving your credit card exposed – upon check-in you are required to leave a credit card number. I woke up New Year’s Day to find over $950 in charges on my credit card – charges I didn’t make. I was only made aware because of an app on my phone that alerts me to all charges run through on the card. Imagine finding this when the statement comes in month-end, then trying to sort that out? A bartender at the W had run through two charges billed to my room number. Meanwhile I wasn’t even in the building, but instead enjoying dinner at Dolcetto & Co. on Rue Saint-Paul - great food and atmosphere - around the corner. All the Mimosas in the world won’t dull that rude awakening! After a slow start, W management cleared up the mess, the money was credited back to the card, and they treated us to a free breakfast).

The trip was bookended with breakfast at Marché De La Villette, also on Rue Saint-Paul, an old-world classic featuring sliced meats, cheeses and other French bistro classics – we were among the first to walk in for breakfast and seemingly within minutes the place was jammed. It didn’t take long to figure out why – everything was absolutely delicious: fantastic coffee, tasty omelettes and freshly baked baquette…

On the highway back to Toronto, I thought to myself: when you get to this level of luxury, the features of the car among different makes and models are almost indistinguishable. The deciding factor comes down to how the car makes you feel. After three days of driving to Old Montreal, and back again, even with the long stretches of highway driving, I was feeling ready for another trip in this car.

Price for the press fleet 2017 BMW 750Li xDrive Sedan vehicle I tested: $151,500, which included this optional equipment: M Sport Package (M Sport Exhaust System and M Sport Package in here), Executive Lounge Tier 2 (Executive Lounge Seating, Rear Entertainment System and Heat Comfort Package in here), and Executive Package (Climate Comfort Laminated Glass and Windscreen, Panorama Sunroof, Side Sunshades, and SiriusXM Satellite Radio in here), Driver Assistance Package (Headlight Washers – handy on this drive – and Park Assistant in here).  

W images courtesy ivanhoecambridge.com and wmontrealhotel.com

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