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.

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 …

…being...

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

Helpful Tips for a Better Night's...

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.

RE:LUXE Magazine - How to Rule The Waves in Style

RE:LUXE Magazine - How to Rule The Waves in Style
Posted: Jun 9, 2017

Out on the calm seas there is complete tranquility to be found - and what better way to search for it than in an exquisite yacht of your own? We take a look at seven of the biggest and most beautiful boats to have been displayed at this year's Top International Yacht Shows, from Vancouver to Dubai and beyond.


From 40-foot-plus nautical behemoths to sleek ships capable of unrivalled speed, there is no more luxurious way to travel the world’s oceans than on one of the most coveted yachts on the planet.

Whether your preference is for sipping cocktails on a sun lounger or getting behind the wheel of your very own craft, it’s more than high time to do away with sails and indulge in every gadget and modern invention the yachting industry has to offer you in your quest for solace on azure waters and in Riviera harbours.

But for every soon-to-be seafarer looking for the latest in luxury, the question remains: where to start? A high-flying work life may well necessitate the desire to escape to the ocean on your very own vessel, but it can also make finding the time to try out all possibilities before settling on ‘the one’ a little tricky.

Thankfully, there is a number of international events that serve to showcase only the finest examples of ocean-going elegance – and whether you’re looking for the biggest, the fastest, or cutting-edge design both inside and out, these huge industry extravaganzas hold something in store for anyone wanting to take to the sea in style.

HOME COMFORTS

If you’re looking to link up with the perfect yacht without travelling halfway across the world, the Toronto International Boat Show is a fantastic place to start. From January 20th-29th, North America’s largest indoor exhibition of the latest in waterborne luxury caters for all-comers, and one of the stars of this year’s festival was undoubtedly Cruiser Yachts’ 54 Cantius.

 

Described by the manufacturer as “awe-inspiring” and “free-spirited”, the 54 Cantius was the longest yacht featured at Toronto this year, measuring an impressive 53’ 4”. This length doesn’t just make the vessel a stately sight when it hits the waves; it also hints at the 54’s true vocation as a yacht that’s a treat not just for its captain, but for a large party of guests too.

The upper decks of the 54 are incredibly spacious and can easily accommodate a party of 10 and up. Though the wrap-around seating area is in keeping with the pearly-white sophistication of the entire craft, its functionality is twofold – acting as either a two-piece corner settee or rotated into a large area for entertaining guests. Similarly, the electric table doubles up as a sun lounger or can be raised to serve cocktails. Planning on eating and relaxing up here as well? Not a problem for the 54, which boasts a wet bar, Sony TV/DVD and a modernised electric grill.

Below decks, there’s plenty of room to kick back and relax. While the upper salon gives guests the chance to come together in surroundings that include a 360-degree view of the boat’s ocean environment, the lower salon can act as an impromptu movie theatre. When it’s time to retire, there are three separate bedrooms – each one fitted with queen beds and panoramic windows. Truly, the 54 Cantius is the yacht for those who love to get away in the company of their closest friends and family.

 

VANCOUVER VENTURE

 

Rivalling its sister city’s showcase of the top yachts, the Vancouver International Boat Show brings with it the added bonus of being surrounded by the seafaring heritage of one of Canada’s most traditionally bustling seaports.

From January 18th-22nd, visitors flocked to the exhibition in droves, not least due to the presence of the mighty Sea Ray L650.

A 65’ 1” colossus that combines the best of the company’s shipbuilding heritage with modern qualities, the L650 will make your time on the seas feel utterly effortless.

Everything about the L650 screams ergonomic grace. The exterior design capitalises on Sea Ray’s decades of experience in the industry to provide sleek seaworthiness, while the interior is fitted to make waterborne relaxation more comfortable than ever.

There is no better example of this than the company’s patented Skyflow Design, which removes lumpen bulkheads and adds large expansive windows to merge the barrier between interior and exterior, allowing natural light and sea air into the vessel like few other craft.

The teak finish of the L650’s large cockpit hints at Sea Ray’s nautical heritage, while modern amenities like a home theatre system and 50” LED TV look forward to a future on the oceans. With four staterooms there is more than enough room for guests, and each individual yacht can be customised to its captain’s every whim.

In the engine room, twin 1,150-horsepower Caterpillar power plants combine to pack a punchy cruising speed, helping you to make it to your destination in time.

The optional joystick-controlled bow and stern thrusters serve only to highlight the silky-smooth movement of this yacht despite its size, and further underline that the L650 has been built with optimal poise and an incomparably even ride ever at the forefront of its engineers’ minds.

MIAMI VICE

 

It’s difficult to maintain a conversation about the world of luxury yachts without mentioning the Sunshine State’s south-easterly jewel, and the Miami International Boat Show brought together curious captains and ocean aficionados from all over the globe to this sun-dappled seaport from February 16th-20th.

Its palm-fringed setting was the perfect place to spy a potentially game-changing vessel. And this year, lying in wait among the traditional white hulls of its contemporaries for a suitably daring buyer was the SV Alpha – the fastest luxury yacht in the world.

At 38’ 5”, this silver bullet took the inspiration for its fluted gunmetal hull and candy apple red interior from the 1967 Corvette, and the Alpha is continuing the traditions of its road-worthy muse in serious style.

A large swim platform extends from the rear of the craft, allowing for ultimate usability when it comes to enjoying your time out at sea or stopped at the shore. With the Alpha’s ability to comfortably seat 15 – no mean feat in itself – this vessel is definitely a genre-bending anomaly in the world of luxury yachting.

But despite the obvious aesthetic value, the Alpha’s raison d’être lies in its ability to blast past 90mph in style and comfort. Nestled between the rear tabs and the exhaust system are two surface-piercing drives and striking chrome-finish race propellers that aid in the Alpha’s quest to leave behind all competition. And at the vessel’s heart is an engine room which houses two beastly Mercury Racing engines that give the Alpha the option of hitting up to 1,400 Axius hp – the fastest in its class.

Though speeds of this calibre could potentially faze even the bravest yacht-buyer, rest assured that the Alpha’s haste does not come at a price. Made entirely of composite parts for maximum strength and control quality, the Alpha’s hull is infused with a fibre commonly used in tactical body armour – making this ship about as close to a 007 invention as can be found on the water in this day and age.

Next week we'll conclude our look at the best yachts the world over. Until then, wishing you calm waters and happy sails.

 

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Article by Jake Taylor, RE:LUXE Magazine

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