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

9 Unexpected Things That Happen...

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

9 Unexpected Things That Happen When You Abandon Your Workout Routine

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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?

Cracking Your Back - Is it Good for...

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.

5 Natural Ways to Control Blood Pressure - Without Medication
5 Natural Ways to Control Blood Pressure - Without Medication

5 Natural Ways to Control Blood...

May is National High Blood Pressure Month.

Stop by The HUB on May 25th...

5 Natural Ways to Control Blood Pressure - Without Medication

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5 Natural Ways to Control Blood Pressure - Without Medication

May is National High Blood Pressure Month.

Stop by The HUB on May 25th between 11:45am-1:00pm to have your blood pressure reading done before your workout.

Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad
Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad

Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad

Carol-Ann, a trainer of 25+ years with the Cambridge Group of Clubs, is currently...

Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad

Health & Wellness

Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad

Carol-Ann, a trainer of 25+ years with the Cambridge Group of Clubs, is currently taking her Healthy Culinary Art Certificate at George Brown College. She is learning excellent recipes to assist with performance, living a healthy lifestyle and ensuring she is getting the right nutrients in her diet. 

Below is a nutritious, healthy and refreshing spring salad recipe. Give it a try, let us know what you think! 

Dos and Don’ts to purchasing Organics
Dos and Don’ts to purchasing Organics

Dos and Don’ts to purchasing...

You’ve now heard about the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, so how do you move...

Dos and Don’ts to purchasing Organics

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Dos and Don’ts to purchasing Organics

You’ve now heard about the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, so how do you move forward with purchasing organic items for your family?

We’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts for you, including what to look out for and where to buy organics.

The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items
The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items

The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These...

Have you heard about the dirty dozen? If not, we are here to help! 
Last...

The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items

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The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items

Have you heard about the dirty dozen? If not, we are here to help! 
Last week Environmental Working Group released their 2018 list of the fruits and vegetables most contaminated by pesticides. 

Read about the produce items you should avoid.

5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness
5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness

5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness

Take a break from any stress, anxiety, anger or sadness you might have been carrying....

5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness

Health & Wellness

5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness

Take a break from any stress, anxiety, anger or sadness you might have been carrying. Read how the practice of Mindfulness can benefit your workout!

Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through Exercise
Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through Exercise

Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through...

Heather Douglas, an active 33 year Adelaide Club member was diagnosed with...

Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through Exercise

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Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through Exercise

Heather Douglas, an active 33 year Adelaide Club member was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. Recently, she was given some astonishing test results: no osteoporosis in her spine.

Read about how she reversed the effects of her disease!

Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad
Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad

Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad

Carol-Ann is an incredible trainer with 25+ years of experience, who is always looking...

Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad

Health & Wellness

Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad

Carol-Ann is an incredible trainer with 25+ years of experience, who is always looking to add knowledge and skills. Check out her "go-to" warm, hearty salad! 

Not One Ironman, but Two
Not One Ironman, but Two

Not One Ironman, but Two

Toronto Athletic Club Member, Neil Marsh, has been training extremely hard for a goal...

Not One Ironman, but Two

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Not One Ironman, but Two

Toronto Athletic Club Member, Neil Marsh, has been training extremely hard for a goal that is close to his heart. With the help of our Senior Trainer and triathlon guru, James Corcoran, Neil is preparing to compete in two Ironman competitions in 2018 - Ironman Switzerland this summer and Ironman Florida in November.

You Don't Need to be an Executive to Receive Executive Health Care
You Don't Need to be an Executive to Receive Executive Health Care

You Don't Need to be an Executive...

"I have to make an appointment to have my prescription refilled? Why...

You Don't Need to be an Executive to Receive Executive Health Care

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You Don't Need to be an Executive to Receive Executive Health Care

"I have to make an appointment to have my prescription refilled? Why can't I talk to my doctor over the phone? I'm sick on vacation, I need some help!"

These were the common questions and concerns we were hearing from our patients. Well, we listened and as a result developed our Executive Medical Program. We took all the concerns our patients were having and created a program geared towards saving time while offering preventative healthcare.

For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide
For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide

For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at...

We sat down with two of the Adelaide's regular cyclers, Tylar and Malcolm,...

For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide

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For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide

We sat down with two of the Adelaide's regular cyclers, Tylar and Malcolm, who joined for very different reasons but continue to ride for surprisingly similar ones.  

Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life
Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life

Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on...

We spent time with Sandra, a legal assistant at a law firm in downtown Toronto, a...

Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life

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Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life

We spent time with Sandra, a legal assistant at a law firm in downtown Toronto, a regular yogi at the Adelaide Club, and a member since 1987!

Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance
Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance

Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance...

Our Director of Pilates & Yoga, Sandi Simoes, shares her insight on smaller...

Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance

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Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance

Our Director of Pilates & Yoga, Sandi Simoes, shares her insight on smaller muscles - and why you shouldn't neglect them in your workouts.

Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game
Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game

Fall in Love with Squash, the...

We sat down with Neil, a dedicated squash player and a member of the

Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game

Fitness

Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game

We sat down with Neil, a dedicated squash player and a member of the Adelaide Club for nearly four decades, to hear more about his love of the game of squash.

Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength
Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength

Five Reasons a Director of M&A...

We spent time with our longstanding member, Enrique, a Director of M&A...

Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength

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Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength

We spent time with our longstanding member, Enrique, a Director of M&A Integrations at one of Toronto’s leading banks, to discuss how he balances his professional ambitions and personal time in pursuit of his fitness goals.

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018
Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Why Strength Lab may be your new...

Our Group Exercise Director, Lauren Neal, answers all your questions about the...

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Fitness

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Our Group Exercise Director, Lauren Neal, answers all your questions about the Adelaide Club's new Strength Lab classes.

5 Minutes with Meg
5 Minutes with Meg

5 Minutes with Meg

Meg Sharp shares all the methods you can use to stay motivated and crush your fitness...

5 Minutes with Meg

Health & Wellness

5 Minutes with Meg

Meg Sharp shares all the methods you can use to stay motivated and crush your fitness goals.

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!
Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Resolve to be fit, once and for...

Check out our top 10 ways to be successful with your New Year's...

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Health & Wellness

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Check out our top 10 ways to be successful with your New Year's resolutions.

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.

 

For more on luxury lifestyle, head to www.reluxe.ca

Article by Jake Taylor, RE:LUXE Magazine

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