Fitness Corner What inspires you to moveAnother annual Can Fit Pro (Canadian Fitness Professionals) conference has come and gone. I have attended 20 out of 21 of these conferences and prior to that I was part of CAIN ( the Canadian Aerobic Instructors Network) and attended their conferences for almost 10 years. Yes, I have been in the fitness “biz” for many years. I must have started young. The number of fitness instructors, personal trainers, and club owners attending these conferences continues to rise each year. 10,000 this year. Toronto hasn’t seen that many energetic people, with toned physiques in spandex clothing, brightly coloured runners and carrying yoga mats, ever I’d say.

Looking around in the classes at the conference you see people of all ages, shapes and sizes but also many, many very fit people. You get a sense that people today are quite fit. But then, walking back to the hotel, on the streets of Toronto, mixing with the general population, you realize that most people today really are not very fit and therefore probably not very healthy. So if there are more people choosing fitness as a profession, not only getting fitter themselves but also helping others to do so, shouldn’t the general population be getting fitter? Well apparently not. Here are some stats learned at this year’s conference. More than 50 % of North Americans are obese. By the year 2020 that will rise to 80%. Obesity is considered a disease. But one that can be prevented. If a child has one overweight parent, the child’s chance of being overweight as well is 50%. If both parents are overweight, that jumps to an 80% chance for the child. Adult diseases such as diabetes and heart disease due to being overweight are now being seen in children. 75% of the world is sedentary. Only 12-15 % of a population will join a fitness facility. This is not uplifting news, although it should keep those of us in the business with no shortage of work. We just need to get more people moving more often. Sounds simple. Can’t be or those stats wouldn’t be what they are. Get moving and get your kids moving. Do it for your health as well as theirs. Active kids usually come from active parents. Continue reading

Monday & Wednesday

6:30 am – 7:10 am

Starts Sept. 17 – for 6 weeks at Fitness Corner Exogym

Early Bird Price (by Sept. 15)

  • Member: 1 Day: $30 • 2 Days $50
  • Non Member: 1 Day: $50 • 2 Days $75 (plus HST)

Later Price (after Sept. 15)

  • Member: 1 Day: $35 • 2 Days $55
  • Non Member: 1 Day: $55 • 2 Days $80 (plus HST)

Held at Fitness Corner Exogym

  • monkey bars
  • plyo/step up boxes
  • benches
  • chin up bars
  • triceps dips bars
  • TRX
  • heavy ropes
  • tires

“If it doesn’t CHALLENGE you, it doesn’t CHANGE YOU!”

Boot Camp Fitness Corner


Starts Sept. 18 – for 8 weeks

  • Mondays at Fitness Corner
  • Thursdays at Fitness Corner South

A fitness class that allows mom to workout with her baby. Also suitable for expectant mothers. Have more kids? Babysitting is available! This 1 hour class incorporates cardio, core work and light muscle conditioning. Babies must be at least 6 weeks old.

Early Bird Price (by Sept. 16)

  • Member: 1 Day: $40 • 2 Days $60
  • Non Member: 1 Day: $65 • 2 Days $100 (plus HST)

Later Price (after Sept. 16)

  • Member: 1 Day: $45 • 2 Days $65
  • Non Member: 1 Day: $75 • 2 Days $110 (plus HST)

Click here to sign up online!

Avoid disappointment! Pre-registration required!


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Registration at 12:30 p.m. at the Northshore Park Pavillion (Port Elgin Beach)

  • runs starts at 1:00 pm
  • non-competitive, family event that consists of 1,3, 5 or 10 km distances you can walk, run or cycle
  • entertainment by Rough Idea

Sunday September 14th is the 34th annual Terry Fox Run. I’m sure many of you already know that Terry Fox was a very determined, young, man who having lost his leg to cancer, set out to run across our entire country to raise funds for awareness and research into that, often, devastating disease. Do you know all of his story?Following a minor car accident in November 1976, Terry was left with a sore right knee. He mostly ignored the pain, since he was an athlete he was used to it, but when it continued into February of the next year he sought treatment and received painkillers. When the pain became debilitating in March of 1977 he again visited his family doctor who quickly diagnosed osteosarcoma. This is a cancer of the connective tissue and is the most common primary cancer of the bone. On March 9th, when he was only 18, Terry’s right leg was amputated just above the knee. The night before his surgery, Terry’s high school basketball coach visited him and not knowing what to say, he showed Terry an article about an amputee runner who had participated in the New York marathon. This planted the seed for Terry’s idea to run across Canada.

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Fitness Corner
737 Elgin St., Port Elgin
• phone: (519) 832-6651
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• Mon. to Fri.: 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
• Sat. and Sun: 7:00 am - 9:00 pm

Fitness Corner South
497 Meadow Lane, Southampton
• phone: (519) 797-3343
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• Mon. to Fri.: 6:00 am - 9:00 pm
• Saturdays: 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
• Sundays: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Upcoming Classes...

8:15 am Total Toning
Total Toning
Sep 23 @ 8:15 am – 9:00 am
This 45 minute muscle conditioning class is a great overall head-to-toe muscle workout.
9:00 am More Muscle
More Muscle
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 9:45 am
Sculpt all muscle groups through the use of light weights, stability balls, soft weighted balls and bands. This class is all muscle and no cardio. The focus is very much on core stability, balance and[...]
9:15 am Gentle Fit
Gentle Fit
Sep 23 @ 9:15 am – 10:15 am
This class consists of 30 minutes low impact cardio and 30 minutes of muscle and core conditioning.
9:45 am Zumba @ Fitness Corner Studio
Zumba @ Fitness Corner Studio
Sep 23 @ 9:45 am – 10:30 am
An easy latin dance based fitness class for all levels. The simple choreography in this class will raise your heart rate providing an excellent  cardiovascular workout and is lots of fun for all. Absolutely no[...]
1:00 pm Gentle Yoga @ Fitness Corner South Studio
Gentle Yoga @ Fitness Corner South Studio
Sep 23 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

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