Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running a Marathon a Month
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Meet Rob: 50 Years Old & Running a...

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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
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I’ve been thinking a lot about …

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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! 

RE:LUXE Magazine - How to Rule The Waves in Style, Part 2

RE:LUXE Magazine - How to Rule The Waves in Style, Part 2
Posted: Jun 16, 2017

Last week we kicked off our look at the World's Top 7 Best Yachts for 2017. This week we close out the list with a few more beautiful boats sure to get you in the nautical spirit!


LONDON CALLING

If your desire for an ocean-faring acquisition cannot be sated on this side of the Atlantic, there is a host of European exhibitions just waiting to supply you with the vessel of your dreams. One such event is the London Boat Show, which ran from January 6th-15th at the ExCeL Centre in London, nestled by the side of the iconic River Thames in the Royal Victoria Dock.

Having just passed the 63-year mark, the show in England’s capital has always been a treat for yacht enthusiasts and potential buyers alike, but this year one vessel stood head and prow above the competition: the 92’ 1” Sunseeker 95. Sunseeker has long been known as a steady hand when it comes to creating luxury yachts in the UK, and the 95 is no exception. In fact, it’s proof that the trend for so-called ‘mini superyachts’ – those that come short of 100’ – are more than capable of delivering in every category.

From the outside, the 95 is a classic example of Sunseeker sophistication, but head indoors and you’ll find that despite its apparent classification as a mini superyacht, the 95’s interior creates the impression of an even larger vessel.

With a generous 6’ 10” headroom, and large panoramic windows, there will be plenty of natural light and an airy environment in which to relax.

The interior design positively epitomises the Sunseeker’s British heritage with Royal Doulton crockery, Dartington crystal glassware and Robert Walsh cutlery coming as standard – all to be enjoyed while seated in exquisite Robert Langford dining chairs, straight out of Chelsea. Finishes can be adapted to bespoke specs with a luxurious selection of glossy wenge, Black American walnut and white oak available.

Also inside is a spiral staircase that links the master bedroom with its en-suite bathroom on a mezzanine, and for those who wish to use the 95 as a floating base of operations, the vessel comes with a drop-down balcony and crane for personal watercraft.

Housing up to 10 guests with ease – and with a maximum speed of 26 knots and a range of 1,250 nautical miles – it’s clear that when it comes to cruising in style, the 95 towers over its rivals in much the same way that it dominated the ExCeL show earlier this year.

DEUTCHER DREAMLAND

It’s not just at the world-famous boot Düsseldorf expo – which ran from January 21st-29th – that the impeccable Princess 30M is making a significant mark. The vessel has also been named one of the finalists in the Boat International Media World Superyacht Awards 2017. It’s not difficult to see why.

Hailing from the history-rich shipyards of Plymouth, the 30M is a graceful 99’ 11’ and a worthy addition to the company’s already noteworthy roster of M Class crafts. The new yacht also borrows popular components from its predecessors, such as the geometric hull that mimics the award-winning 40M and builds positively on other design aspects. The interior layout is open and spacious, with four equal-sized guest cabins each with their own en-suite – a significant improvement on the mismatched arrangement of the 35M, for example.

The 30M’s interior adaptability is one of its core strengths. If you are looking for a completely bespoke design, the Princess can offer a custom-built interior from high-end retailer Fendi Casa, which combines contemporary style with minimalist looks for a sleek and sophisticated edge. There are also options to create showcase brand-led interiors with Armani Casa or Missoni Home – at the cutting edge of design.

Up in the main master room, an enormous skylight and panoramic windows create a penthouse feel and the specific angle of the craft’s bulwarks and deck level mean that while those inside can see out without interruption, you are afforded complete privacy from the world outside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And despite the company’s feminine moniker, there’s definitely an element of the proverbial ‘man cave’ to the 30M’s overall design – from the bar and fridge next to the master bed, and the glass and stainless steel motorcycle rack that can be lifted onto the deck and which doubles up as a bar for harbour entertaining.

Its imposing midnight blue hull makes for a change from the traditional whites of the superyacht community too. Indeed, the 30M may be a princess by name, but on the open ocean this beauty – with its unrivalled combination of exceptional interior design and exterior aesthetics – more than matches up to her more boisterous competitors.

KING OF THE DESERT

North America and Europe may provide potential buyers with a host of boat shows that have been showcasing the elite of the industry for decades, but the relatively recent rise of the Middle East’s penchant for larger-than-life ocean-goers has begun to contest this hierarchy, and there is no better place to view the fruits of this young pretender’s labours than at the Dubai International Boat Show.

The event, which took place from February 28th-March 4th, is held in the breath-taking surroundings of the Dubai International Marine Club in Al Soufah – just a short way from the incredible artificial archipelago, the Palm Jumeirah.

While visitors to the city can indulge their love of quasi-mythical man-made creations such as the Burj Khalifa, seafaring enthusiasts can take stock of the exceptional quality of yachts on offer at the exhibition itself.

Emerging from the calm waters of the harbour with all the regal grace of its assumed moniker, the undoubted star in this showcase of waterborne giants was the Majesty 155 – the biggest yacht ever to have been built by Gulf Craft at a staggering 156’ 1”.

 

As the company’s designated flagship, the 155 is expected to reflect every inch of Gulf Craft’s expertise and aesthetic, and to that end it certainly doesn’t disappoint. Some might expect a vessel of this magnitude to prove unwieldly once having taken to the wakes, but the 155’s huge 31’ 5” beam provides stability. Furthermore, the company’s decision to eschew traditional steel and aluminium construction for a glass-reinforced-plastic hull paid off: it is virtually immune to fatigue and offers greater material flexibility and a smooth ride.

Inside, however, the 155 matches the high expectations set by its impressive exterior. Earlier this year, it scooped top prize at the prestigious CEDIA Awards for ‘Best Yacht Installation’, which laid a marker down for the 155’s ability to give any potential buyer the very best in waterborne entertainment technology seen anywhere in the world.

Aesthetically, too, the 155 raises the bar to almost astronomical proportions. There is a cigar lounge with a ceiling created from genuine cigar leaves, an artificial waterfall that flows into a Jacuzzi, a garage, two Jetskis and a fully operable fountain. That’s not to mention, of course, the 10 bedrooms which grant the 155 with an apparent capacity to host 250 people in complete opulence.

As the modern lineage of superyachts goes, the 155 stands above its nearest rivals in just about every category – and may well stay there for some time.

 

 

 

CLASS OF 2016
 

It would be remiss of us – even when discussing the most coveted yachts to have sailed into this year’s international boat shows – not to mention the undisputed gem of every potential buyer’s calendar: the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show. Having taken place last year from November 3rd-7th, this Florida-based exhibition rounds off the boat show calendar in some style, and 2016’s valedictorian was the 279’ 2” Lürssen-built beauty, Solandge.

 

 

 



For the past few summers, the sweeping and shapely Solandge has been found gliding through the Mediterranean, from Monaco to Montenegro, before taking time out over the winter to wow all-comers at Fort Lauderdale, where it was the largest vessel to grace the waters of the Sunshine State expo.

Having been born from the same Germanic shipyard which in 2013 gave the world the largest private yacht ever to sail the world’s oceans in the Azzam, Solandge already had the pedigree needed to take the industry by storm. Even so, the end result is no less mesmerising.

Fully equipped with a beauty salon, sauna and state-of-the-art gym, Solandge requests that its passengers relax to near weightlessness – an ideal supported by the decadent quilted headboards in each of its eight lavish cabins. Though the smaller number of bedrooms in comparison to, say, the 155 may at first seem odd, the reason soon becomes clear. With a maximum capacity of around 15 guests, Solandge is less a yacht and more of a floating palace, ripe for leisurely exploration.

The Dölker + Voges and Rodriguez Interiors design – with its gold-plated elevator, Bechstein piano and 52’ central art installation made up of over 1,000 separate flowers crafted from sought-after Venetian Murano glass – sustains this claim. But it’s not just the opulent insides that make this yacht a palatial paradise. Outside, there is a full 3,767 square feet of decking to cover as you wish while travelling the seas, and one can even enjoy the sprawling views in complete serenity from the Jacuzzi, situated on the uppermost deck – some 55’ high.

Many wonderful creations have already emerged this year from international expos and they can appeal to all manner of potential buyers – from the SV Alpha’s unrivalled speed to the hosting capabilities of the aptly-named Majesty 155. But since Solandge sailed into harbour last year, it’s certain that every eye in the industry will be eagerly trained on Fort Lauderdale come this winter, hoping to catch a glimpse of Lürssen’s next masterpiece – and perhaps claim it for themselves.

 

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Article by Jake Taylor, RE:LUXE Magazine

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