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Why Exercise Is Important When Dieting

Monday March 21 2016

There is all sorts of information found online about dieting and exercising. Some say you only need to diet to lose weight and exercise is not necessary. Others say you can lose weight and still eat what you want as long as you exercise on a regular basis at your local fitness centre in Toronto. This is just a few of the different opinions on the subject of dieting and exercise and there are many more.

So who is right and what is best?


While all of the information found online provides great research information, the thing you need to remember is we are all individuals. Everyone will have their own specific weight loss and exercise objectives and goals. Further, our bodies tend to operate slightly differently from each other. For instance, Joe might have a much slower metabolism rate than Steve. Other factors, like height, age, body mass index (BMI), overall health, and more play into what is truly best for you.

Dieting alone is not a good idea.


Cutting down on your caloric intake, cutting out meals and snacks, and so on, does reduce the amount of food you consume. When the body’s food supplies are cut down and meals are skipped, the body initially responds with an initial drop in weight. However, what many people do not know, is this weight loss is not mostly fat, but rather mostly lost muscle mass.


While you might drop three to five pounds, you notice the weight starts to slowly creep back up. Why? The body has adjusted to the reduced amount of food it gets and starts converting and storing it away as fat. The body does not know when it will get its next meal, so rather than burning all the food as energy, it needs to make sure there is a reserve. If you return to your normal eating habits, it is not uncommon for you to end up gaining more weight than before you starting dieting.

Exercise alone is not the best approach.


Simply exercising for about 30 minutes each day is not going to help you reach your weight loss goals if you do not make changes to your diet. Continuing to eat fast food, sugary snacks, take-away, and other such food most of the time makes it much harder for the body to burn calories and lose weight. Even people, who are physically active all the time will start to notice weight gain from an unhealthy diet.

Dieting and exercising together is the best approach.


Ideally the best approach is a well-balanced combination of the right diet and right exercise routines to help you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals. The body does not require big meals to function correctly. Eating smaller portions of healthy food and snacks every two to three hours throughout the day is healthier. It allows the body time to digest the food and burn it as energy.


When you combine eating five to six smaller food and snack portions along with 30 minutes of daily exercise, you will start to feel better, lose the weight you want to, and improve your overall health. A well-rounded exercise program should consist of anaerobic, aerobic, and strength training exercises.


Whether you are doing aerobic exercises or strength training, anaerobic exercises are intense exercises to kick start you routine, after proper stretching and warm up. They are short in duration and only last a minute or two.


Once your body is warmed up, then you should spend about 30 minutes on either aerobic exercises or strength training. It is a good idea to rotate between aerobic exercises and strength training on alternating days, rather than attempting to do both every single day.


Exercising increases the body’s metabolism rate. As such, it is not uncommon to feel hungry after an intense workout. This means your body is burning energy (fat) and needs more food. This is why it is best to consume five or six smaller portions of food and snacks to provide a small amount of regular energy to the body, while allowing it to burn fat stores to supplement the rest of the energy the body requires.


For more information about dieting and exercising, and to have a personalized and customized exercise routine created just for you, please feel free to contact Wynn Fitness Clubs at 416-412-0007 today! We have fitness centres in Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Toronto West, Downtown Toronto, and Toronto East.


It is important to mention before starting a diet or exercise routine, it is in your best interests to consult with your healthcare provider, in cases where you are overweight, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, are at risk for heart and/or lung disease, or have not exercised in quite some time.

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How a Personal Trainer Can Help You Reach Your Fitness Goals

Monday February 15 2016

There are several different times during your fitness journey, where obtaining guidance and support from a personal trainer will be beneficial. Retaining the services of an experienced personal trainer at fitness clubs in Toronto can help you obtain your fitness goals easier. Personal trainers are a wealth of information and know exactly what types of exercises you should be doing to push yourself to the next level


How Do I Know If I Need a Personal Trainer?


Take the time to ask yourself the following questions and if you answer yes to any of them, then it is a good indication you could benefit from seeking assistance from a personal trainer.


1. Are you just starting, or recently started exercising?


When you start on your fitness journey, it is easy to quickly fall back into old habits without the proper encouragement and motivation, which a personal trainer can provide. Additionally, it can seem overwhelming trying to figure out how the exercise equipment works, what exercises you should be doing, and how long you should do each one.


Your personal trainer takes the time to discuss your fitness goals and uses these to create a personalized fitness program to help you achieve them. They also teach you how to use all of the exercise equipment, the proper form for exercises, which ones you need to do, and how long to do each one.


2. Are you having difficulties staying motivated and making regular visits to your gym in Toronto?


Personal trainers offer mentorship to help keep you on track. They are essentially your fitness partner and want to see you succeed. They will help you set realistic objectives, teach you methods to help remain focused, and provide the motivation and inspiration you require.


3. Are you getting bored with the same workout routines?


Maybe you obtained helped from a personal trainer when you first started your workout routines and are now getting bored with the same ones. Or maybe you are looking for more challenging routines and are not sure which ones will be beneficial and appropriate to attain your fitness goals. In either case, working with a personal trainer can help you develop new routines to incorporate into your workout regimen, as well as overcome barriers to challenge yourself to take you to the next level.


4. Do you have a specific fitness goal you want to achieve but are not sure how to go about reaching it?


Eventually, most people start to reach a point in their fitness journey where they want to focus on a particular objective. Understanding how to reach that objective can be difficult if you attempt to do it on your own. With support from a personal trainer, they can help customize your routine to help you obtain better results much faster and successfully reach your specific fitness goal.


Whether you want to build muscle, improve you cardio-vascular, lose weight, increase stamina, or a combination of these, seeking assistance from a personal trainer ensures you can reach your goals, as long as you are committed and dedicated. For more information about personal training programs, contact Wynn Fitness Clubs in Toronto today at 416-366-7500.

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Easter Holiday HRS 2016

Tuesday March 15 2016

Easter Holiday Hours 2016

We're OPEN be sure to get that workout in!

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Celebrating 90 with a Friend

Friday February 12 2016

Celebrating 90 with a Dear Friend

Here we are with James Keanie at our Keele St Location celebrating his 90th birthday!

Congratulations James! You're such an inspiration and you continue to make us proud.

Today we celebrate you!

For more on this check out our Facebook page.


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TV Winner

Friday February 12 2016

Celebration Time!

Congratulations to Michelle Matychuck on her referral bonus WIN!

Michelle (Keele St member) takes home a 60" TV just in time for the NBA All Star Weekend!

Have fun! Enjoy!


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Family Day Holiday HRS 2016

Monday February 15 2016

Family Day - Holiday Hours

We're open Feb 15, 2016 from 8am to 6pm

Be sure to get that workout in!

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Food Sort 2015

Saturday November 28 2015

The North York Harvest Food Bank is the primary food bank in northern Toronto, distributing 2 million pounds of food in 2014 through 60 community programs. An independent, charitable organization, they envision a community where all members are able to meet their food needs.

Last year, families and individuals in northern Toronto received 180,000 food hampers through their network of neighborhood food banks, community kitchens, perinatal programs for expecting mothers and new parents, shelters for women and youth, and drop-in meal programs.

We are a proud supporter of the North York Harvest Food Bank and its initiatives. For more pics check out our Facebook page!


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Holiday HRS 2015

Sunday November 22 2015


Please note our Holiday Hours for all locations:

Dec 24th 8am to 4pm
Dec 25th CLOSED
Dec 26th 8am to 4pm
Dec 31st 8am to 4pm
Jan 01st CLOSED

No classes scheduled Dec 24 - 27, Dec 31 and Jan 01

Have a safe and happy holiday season!

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Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

Wednesday October 28 2015

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario - Cheque Presentation Oct/2015

 We would like to thank all of the members, staff and caring individuals that supported us throughout this campaign. We're happy to announce that it was a GREAT success. Here we are presenting cheques in excess of $100 000.

Please continue to actively support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation Ontario

Help create a future without breast cancer!

Are you on Facebook or Twitter? Let's connect!


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Yoga Workshop

Thursday October 15 2015

*** Available at our Scarborough East Location ONLY ***

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