Author: Towne Fitness

The phrase, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” is about being optimistic and positive when things aren't in your favor. The lemons, sour by nature, are a metaphor for the difficult times in life. But when things aren't going your way, don't despair — make lemonade! Add a little sugar! 2020 has presented some really difficult times. This pandemic is like nothing we’ve experienced before. The first Canadian case of the novel coronavirus was reported by...

What do you picture when you hear the words 'meal plan? Do you think of all the things you can't or shouldn't eat? Do you think restrictions? Eating only 'Health Food'? Do you dread feeling hungry all the time? When I design meal plans, while I do have the expectation that my clients will be open to making some changes, the focus is not what foods...

I often refer to the ‘Thruster’ as a handy exercise as it encompasses all the effort of a front squat, an overhead press and everything in between.  A full-body, compound movement that helps to build overall strength, improve co-ordination, muscular endurance and balance. Here’s how you do it. With a barbell positioned at the collarbones [hands shoulder width apart and elbows forward], inhale and sit back...

Jill is a Certified Personal Trainer at the University of Toronto Mississauga Campus. She is CPR and First Aid Certified and always ensures the safety and health of her clients first. Jill enjoys weight lifting and leading others through personalized workouts; helping them achieve their fitness goals as well as having fun. Jill is motivated by many big fitness influencers, through their inspiring love for...

This Smoothie is truly reminiscent of apple pie and comes just in time to enjoy it using fresh, local apples! Try it out with your favourite apple varieties! Ingredients 1 small apple cut into small pieces 1 cup almond milk 2 tbsp chia seeds 1 tbsp maple syrup (optional) 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 tsp cinnamon pinch nutmeg and salt 1 scoop of protein powder Directions Blend to...

Did you know that many of us are not getting enough protein? While most people in westernized societies have access to more protein than they need, most of us do not actually consume enough to meet our most basic requirements. Interestingly, it is very difficult to eat too much protein, as it is so satisfying and filling. Most people have to work really hard in order to...

Voted Readers Choice #1 Fitness Centre in Dufferin County, 2019, Towne Fitness is a family owned and operated business located in Shelburne, Ontario and has operated as a successful small business since its inception in 2012. Of course, like many other gyms, that all changed in March of this year; “As business owners, we fully anticipated challenges and felt well equipped to deal with them however,...

Probably, the number one question asked in any gym? “when can I start seeing results”? Whether you are participating in classes, working one-on-one with a personal trainer or going it alone, everyone wants to know the answer. So, when can you start seeing results? Fitness is all about what you are prepared to invest in it. Committing to working out consistently as well as adjusting nutrition...

The most important factor affecting the quality of a person's retirement is assumed to be financial, but it is not; it is maintaining good health. It is reported that in the U.S. slightly more than half of those turning 65 will have some long-term care needs. It's going to cost them a lot of money not being in good health. The average nursing home stay is 2.5...

“Don’t look back, you’re not going that way!” My running coach likes to send this little reminder when I start to show signs of self doubt in training, especially in preparation for a race.  He always seems to know the right thing to say to keep me moving forward and I am grateful for his insight. This year, however, is different. 2020 is like no other...