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How Joining a Fitness Club in Mississauga Will Help Deal with Stress

Monday January 23 2017

Most people know exercising regularly at their local Mississauga fitness club is good for their bodies, helps strengthen the immune system, and builds stronger muscles. While you may have made an effort to become more physically fit for your New Year’s resolution and already gave up, because you are just too busy and stressed, you need to give exercise a second chance. Did you know that exercise also helps reduce stress?

 

Before we explain how exercise reduces stress, let’s first look at how stress affects our eating and dietary habits. Stress in an emotion we cannot get rid of. It is one of those emotions you could say, we can’t stand to live with, but cannot survive without it. It is finding this balance of optimal stress at the appropriate levels that is beneficial.

 

When we have an optimal amount of stress, our performance levels are enhanced and we are more productive. However, it is once we pass this threshold where stress becomes a hindrance as we find ourselves anxious and if we do nothing, could experience a full blow up or nervous breakdown.

 

It is also at this level the release of hormones within our body start to change. As we become more anxious and stress passes its optimal levels, the brain singles the release of adrenaline as part of our “flight or fight” response, along with cortisol. Cortisol is a hormone that can trick us into thinking we are hungry and tempt us to seek out “comfort” foods, like ice cream, cookies, fried foods, or other sugary and salty snacks.

 

The problem with cortisol is it blocks our brain’s ability to recognize when the stomach is actually full. This is why someone, who is extremely stressed overeats and consumes larger portions of foods and snacks. As we consume the “comfort” foods, it causes the brain to release “feel-good” hormones, and could help bring our stress levels back down. However, until the stress is reduced to more manageable levels, cortisol will continue to be released.

 

Rather than seeking out comfort foods when you feel anxious and stressed and risk packing on extra belly fat, exercise is a much healthier stress reliever. From anaerobic to aerobic and weight training, all forms of exercise makes it easier to manage stress levels and here’s how:

  1. Exercise helps increase the production and release of endorphins. Endorphins are a hormone the body releases whenever we are active for an extended period of time and have been known to help reduce stress, relieve tension headaches, and more.
  2. Exercise helps improve our focus. As you start exercising, your will find you are concentrating on the motions and movements, and less about the cause of your stress. This active-form of meditation helps improve your optimism, as well as energy, while lowering stress.
  3. Exercise helps improve our moods. The more you exercise, the more it can help relax you and create a meditative state, which translates into getting a better night’s sleep and a reduction in your anxiety and stress.

Many people also discover when they exercise at least three times a week for 30-minutes each session, their self-confidence increases, too. For healthy stress relief and management, please feel free to stop by one of our Wynn Fitness Clubs locations today or call us (905) 276-0040!



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Tips for Successfully Shedding Excess Weight Gained During the Holidays

Friday December 23 2016

Every New Year’s a large number of people make the resolution to get into shape and shed off all that excess weight piled on during the holidays. Unfortunately, what actually ends up happening, is within a few weeks of regular visits to a fitness centres in Mississauga, Toronto, and the GTA, people stop going. By the time spring rolls around, close to 90% of the people, who made the resolution to get fit, have completely stopped going to the gym.

 

Here at Wynn Fitness Clubs, we want you to be successful at not only sticking with your New Year’s resolution, but also not giving up after a few weeks by offering the following tips and suggestions you can use to meet your fitness goals in 2017:


1. Join a fitness club with a buddy.

Having someone you know to hold you accountable for your workouts and vice versus is beneficial. You can encourage each other as you work on reaching your goals. Plus, some friendly competition down the road, after establishing your workout habits, provides further motivation.


2. Commit to regular visits for a 21 day period.

Most experts agree that it takes about three weeks to establish and maintain new habits, like fitness workouts. Your body also needs time to adjust to the new routines. Once you hit this mark, you are more likely to stick with your fitness plan the entire year or longer.


3. Get a personal trainer.

If you do not have a friend or family member who will join the fitness club with you, use one of our experienced personal trainers to help keep you on track during your first month or longer.


4. Make new friends with similar goals and objectives.

The key to being successful is having human interaction with others.


5. Limit your workout times when you first begin.

You should only workout for about 20 to 30 minutes the first few weeks. You would be surprised by how many people think they can push themselves for an hour or longer each visit and quickly discover they are sore because they overdid it and, as a result, quickly start missing regular visits and eventually just stop completely.


6. Limit the number of days you visit.

When first starting a new fitness program, it is best to gradually work into it by limiting the number of days you visit the gym to three or four a week. Those that visit every single day, quickly burn out and give up.


7. Incorporate both cardiovascular and strength training into your routines.

You need both types of workouts to lose weight and properly condition your body. Plus, by rotating between the two, various muscle groups have time to rest in between workouts.

 

For more tips and suggestions to help you succeed at sticking with your New Year’s resolution and losing excess holiday weight, please feel free to visit your nearest Wynn Fitness Clubs location or contact us at (905) 276-0040 today!



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Zumba Event

Saturday September 24 2016

Those who do not want to take part with a pledge form can purchase tickets at door
$25 for 12:30-2:30 or $25 for 3:00-5:00
*ONLY those who take part with a  pledge form and raise $50+ will receive a gift bag and are elegible 
for prizes

Participants can bring their children 8yrs + from 12:30-3:00. Children will be with 2 zumba kid instructors in another studio where they will be taught zumba steps and two  different choreo. Kids will then dance what they have learned at 2:30 for their parents and participants.

ALL
proceeds of tickets, barbeque, refreshments
will to go to CBCF

Thank you

 

 



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Active Kids Are Happy Kids

Monday July 25 2016

There are several ways to get your kids up and out of the house instead of sitting on the sofa all summer long. Instead of just allowing your kids to sit in front of the television, you can encourage them to go outside or do other fitness activities. You will find there are so many different ways to encourage fitness that you will even want to join them and make it not only fun but a family activity.

 

First Limit Screen Time

 

Most pediatrics will recommend only one or two hours of television time a day for kids. A great way to encourage this is to remove all televisions from bedrooms and keep the computer in a common area in your home. This also provides you with more supervision of what your kids are doing on the computer and you will know exactly what they are watching and when.

 

Second Think Outside the Box

 

Not every child is into playing traditional sports but if you think hard you will find an activity that your kids will enjoy doing. You can get your kids involved in other activities like rock climbing, swimming, dancing, or even martial arts. Keep in mind you want your kids to be active but you also want them to have fun as well. When the activity becomes a chore your kids will lose interest and that defeats the purpose of getting them active.

 

Third Lead by Example

 

When your kids see you watching television all day long they will assume that it’s alright and expectable behavior. The more active you are the more your kids will see that being active is positive and fun. Always encourage your kids when they try new activities, even if they are not the best at a sport or activity they try encourage them to keep trying. Remember everyone improves with practice.

 

Fourth Make Exercise Fun

 

Being active should be fun and you can encourage your kids of how being active is the latest must do thing. Your kids will see how being active helps them make friends who enjoy doing the same activities. These new friends will also help reinforce that being active is what everyone is doing. Now encouraging your kids to follow the latest trend is not always a good idea however, if it’s something that is positive the trend can help you as well.

 

Fitness is always a positive activity and should be encouraged. You may even be inspired to join our fitness centres, here at Wynn Fitness Clubs and find even more activities you can share with your kids. Please contact us at memberservice@wynnfitness.com and we will be happy to answer any questions you have.



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FREE Running Clinic

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Dance for CBCF

Wednesday September 23 2015

 

Dance for a cure!



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Hockey Development Training Camps

Wednesday May 27 2015

 

No excuses! No regrets! No limits! Get started today!



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Epic Tour GranFondo

Tuesday May 27 2014

We are excited to announce that Wynn Fitness is the official fitness partner of the PwC Epic Tour - The GTA’s Granfondo! This is a “ride at your own pace cycling event” that allows you to choose your own distance challenge.

We invite all Wynn Fitness members, guests and friends to participate with us on:

September 7, 2014

See below for full details and click to go to the Epic Tour webiste!


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WYNN Ladies Grand Opening

Friday April 25 2014



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New WYNNMax Studio

Thursday February 20 2014

We have now launched our new WYNNMax studio at our Mississauga location. Break out of your regular fitness routine with one of our WYNNMax small group training sessions; designed to help you meet your ultimate fitness goals.  These training sessions provide a challenging workout, with a motivating trainer, in an energetic group atmosphere to keep you coming back for more!

Inquire about WYNNMax at the health centre today! Walk in. Crawl out! 

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