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Fitness and Exercise Tips for Beginners

Saturday March 18 2017

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Starting a fitness and exercise program is not always something that comes naturally for some people and can even seem difficult to find the right time to start. Whether you have struggled with your weight from when you were a teenager, or are starting to notice your metabolism is slowing down and you are packing on excess weight, the first step is to make a decision you want to exercise more.


One common mistake beginners will make is trying to use guilt or blame themselves for how their body currently looks or how they feel. Using these as a motivators to go to the gym does not work for long. Rather focus on your overall end goal and the long-term benefits you will enjoy once you reach that goal and use this to keep you motivated.


Next, avoid falling into the trap of having to visit the gym each and every single day to workout. It is perfectly normal to feel excited about joining a fitness center and wanting to get the most out of your membership. Unfortunately, people that take this approach are the ones that end up giving up long before they have reached their goals. To illustrate this point, think of all the people who made a New Year’s resolution to get fit, hit the gym for the first few months, but now are nowhere to be seen at their local fitness club.


Instead, use a “Slow and Steady” approach. Start out by visiting three times a week for at least 30 minutes during the first month. It also helps to participate in the initial consultation and assessment with one of our personal trainers, here at Wynn Fitness Clubs, which is a complimentary service for new members. Take this opportunity to learn how to use the different equipment and ask questions, while developing a routine that you will enjoy, which leads us to our next tip: Make sure you enjoy yourself and are having fun!


Working out should not be a chore. You should look forward to coming to the gym and working out. Choose exercises and fitness equipment that you will not grow tired of using. If you know you might become bored with specific routines after a few weeks, mix it up. It is okay to try different equipment during your visits to add variation to your workouts.


Furthermore, it can be beneficial to find a friend or family member who can be your “workout buddy” to help keep you motivated and on track to reaching your long-term goal. If you don’t have a “workout buddy” at first, don’t worry, because you can always retain the services of one of our personal trainers to provide guidance and support, until you make new friends and find someone to workout with.


Another option, if you like working out with others, is to check out our different group fitness classes and try a few of those! Feel free to stop by your nearest Wynn Fitness Clubs location in Toronto, Richmond Hills, or Mississauga today or call us at 416-366-7500 for more information.

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Tips for Successfully Shedding Excess Weight Gained During the Holidays

Friday December 23 2016

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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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Is Group Fitness for You?

Tuesday August 30 2016

After joining a fitness club in Mississauga, some people are not sure where to begin or what to do. They might try working out solo and find they lack the proper motivation to remain encouraged to reach their own personal fitness goals. After a short period of time, they slowly start visiting their fitness centre less and less. Other people struggle with trying to figure out the correct way to use equipment or what exercises they should be doing.


Signing up for a group fitness class could be the solution you seek. Group fitness can help build structure and a solid foundation to help you achieve your personal fitness goals and objectives. Group classes offer several benefits over solo workouts including:

  • Accountability – Most classes require you to sign up in advance, which makes you accountable to show up and workout. In addition, if you are taking a class with some of your friends, they will be relying upon you to be there as promised, so you are even less likely to ditch class.
  • Meet New Friends – Group classes are a great way to meet other, like-minded individuals, who share similar fitness goals. Making new friends in class can result in finding other people to workout with outside the classroom and have a “buddy” or two to provide support and motivation while lifting weights or using other exercise equipment.
  • Fun and Variety – There are all sorts of fitness classes to choose from and they offer variety compared to doing the same repetitive workouts over and over. Plus, most instructors realize it can be difficult for some people to find the inspiration they need to workout and try to make their classes fun and engaging for everyone.
  • Increased Motivation/Competitiveness – There is a big difference between trying to push through a 30 to 60 minute workout on your own and one where there is a group of people. Everyone in the class can be a source of motivation for each other, along with the instructor. In addition, some people find they want to push themselves further and “compete” with their fellow classmates.
  • Individual Attention – In smaller class settings, the instructor has time to provide feedback about form, movement, how to operate and use equipment if it is part of the class, and other attention. This personalized level of service helps many people further enhance their abilities to reach their fitness goals.

If these benefits sound appealing, you should consider signing up for a group fitness class at a Wynn Fitness Club location near you. Each of our fitness centres offers a variety of classes to select from based upon your availability. Another option, if you want more personalized attention and support during solo workouts is to retain the services of one of our experienced personal trainers.


For more information about group classes and personal training available at Wynn Fitness Clubs, stop by one of our locations today, or call our Mississauga fitness center at (905) 276-0040 for further assistance.

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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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Yoga Workshop

Thursday October 15 2015

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

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Socacize now at Wynn Fitness

Friday July 05 2013

Wynn Fitness is proud to offer Socacize classes at our Toronto East location.


Socacize is an aerobic workout that uses Caribbean and African dance steps to provide a fun, exhilarating workout. Rather than dragging yourself to the gym or fitness center dreading your workout, try Socacize™ and dance your way to a healthier lifestyle. This fitness workout provides you with a calorie-burning, cardio workout that also utilizes weight and strength training for an overall workout.


Check out our extensive Group Fitness Schedule for days and times to join in the fun.


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