We CANNOT wait to see you all in person and we know how excited you are to get a barbell in your hands!
However, before we all get back into the gym, we wanted to provide you with an update on what you can expect with the class programming. In general, there will be no sharing of equipment and the movements will be limited to ensure 2m distance between athletes and coaches at all times.
You know the feeling when you’ve had a tough workout? Your body hurts in new and different ways, and you’re probably going to be sore tomorrow?
Now have you had that experience, and forgotten to prioritize your nutrition after? You might have noticed that it took you a few days to feel back to normal.
When we exercise, we put our body under stress – our central nervous system, cardiovascular system, muscles, etc all work hard under the pressure and this leads to some (natural) damage. Our physiological systems change and adapt to the stress, and some of these changes lead to adaptation to exercise training over time.
The good news is that we can get a leg up on that adaptation with the RIGHT nutrition. By taking in proper nutrition, we can help our body to continue recover from the stress we put it under, so that over time we will reap the results of our training (aka recovery faster and build more muscle!).
Looking to get your fiber needs & pancake fix all in one? These pancakes are it!
This recipe is made with simple ingredients like whole quinoa, eggs, honey and blueberries making it a healthy + tasty weekend breakfast idea. The best part is: you can make several in advance and freeze them so you can enjoy them all week!
Quarantine and the closure of gyms has turned most of us into runners, and most for the first time. This is GREAT news as it is getting people outside (practicing social distancing, of course) and moving! When most of us live in condos, we really value the ability to be able to get outside and move!
However, while most of you reading this engage in regular activities (inside and outside of the gym), there’s a good chance that most of you haven’t run regularly before the pandemic. And when we say “regularly” we mean more than before, more than just in workouts at the gym - a deliberate choice to run for more than 2 km at a time. So, what? While running is a great way to build lung capacity and mental fortitude, it is very hard on our bodies, especially when running on concrete. In this regard, the constant impact can in most cases lead to things like knee pain, foot pain and/or shin splints. If you haven’t experienced any of these yet, that is great news! If you have, then hopefully you’re working to get back to a pain-free state.
In either case, here are our top tips to prevent injury or re-injury!
The last few months have shaken up the entire world. When the pandemic first hit, industries had to immediately adapt and pivot their services online if they wanted to survive. This was of course easier in some industries (eg. retail) than others (eg. entertainment). Luckily, in the fitness industry - smaller, boutique gyms were able to pivot their services online: to mitigate the damage from closure of their brick and mortar locations and to ensure their clients were still receiving the coaching, support and accountability they needed to continue to thrive!
It was a no-brainer for us: our members always come first. We knew the moment we had to close our physical space, that we needed to continue to support our members by providing the kind of high-quality service we are known for. In this regard, to ensure our members and coaches had the tools and resources they needed to continue to be 6S-full, we offered/are still offering 1-on-1 fitness and nutrition coaching, virtual group classes, fitness and nutrition challenges and various virtual events, to name a few.
In the end, we could not be more proud of our community and all they have accomplished throughout the pandemic!
However, even though as a community we have adapted and still continued to thrive, there's still an elephant in the room which needs to be addressed.
And that is...What will fitness look like post-pandemic?
Grace is a pillar in not only our 6S community, but in our Toronto community. Not only does she show up and work hard, she lends a hand by volunteering her time at a local food bank. She does all this with a smile on her face. Shes been a role model to our 6S fam since July 2018 and we couldn't imagine our home without her in it.
The Grapefruit diet, Master Cleanse, South Beach, China Study, Atkins, and many other diets pop up when Googling weight loss tips and how to lose that last 10 pounds. The diet industry is one of the biggest industries around the world, with businesses from every sector playing on the public’s increasing obsession with weight loss and eating the ‘right’ foods.
Unfortunately, the primary goal of many of the companies serving this industry is making money and this leads to misleading, inaccurate and sometimes downright dangerous diets being promoted to the public.
Tired of being misled? Or feeling overwhelmed by all the information on the internet?
Check out our simple & easy way to spot (and avoid) a fad diet, so that you can make space for a long-term, sustainable nutrition plan instead!
Guest Blog Written By: Sarah Ahmed, Psychotherapist, Co-Founder of WellNest Psychotherapy
I think at this point, it's safe to say, things feel out of place for all of us – all over the world. Even though some cities and countries have started talking about reopening businesses and somewhat resuming some semblance of normalcy, we all know that many aspects of this pandemic are here to stay. What makes it more challenging is the fact that we still do not have any answers to many questions.
How long will wearing a mask be part of my daily routine? What restrictions are here to stay? When will I be able to travel internationally again without having to quarantine?
While we may not have the answers to these questions, click below for our top 3 strategies to manage uncertainty to help manage and relieve stress and anxiety.
When working with clients on their goals to eat out LESS and cook more at HOME, one thing I often hear is that the meals they make at home just don’t taste as good. What do we know about restaurant and take-out food? There is often a LOT of added sodium (salt), fat and sugar to help give their food more flavour. Of course, this keeps customers coming back for more but isn’t ideal for our health.
What I find with those who are new to making meals at home, is that they are a bit shy with flavouring their foods, and think that “healthy” = bland baked chicken and rice. This is not true! There are plenty of ways to flavour your food at home, without adding a ton of extra calories or salt. Here are my top suggestions for what to keep in your pantry so that meal prep is healthy AND enjoyable.
Our mission has always been to help people move, eat and live better, together, by creating a welcoming, inclusive and non-judgmental environment for people to better themselves. These values have been embedded into who we are as individuals, as a team and as a community. Thanks to our amazing team of coaches and members, together, we have built a space where people feel accepted, loved, valued and appreciated. No matter your gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion, or any other qualifying characteristic that some may use to divide us, all people are accepted into our family. And, it is our mission to ensure that all people receive the same opportunities and respect.
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