How to safely return to exercise after 4 months at home - The time has finally come to begin your return to the gym. However, with so many resorting to running and body weight workouts during the Provincial closure, what does a return really look like? The good news is that our bodies can, and will, regain strength and muscle in a relatively short period of time with the right training plan. The bad news is that it’s not uncommon to get far too excited and end up […]
Getting back on track with sleep - With more people returning to work, returning to the gym and other regular activites, it is more important now than ever that we are getting quality sleep. You may have noticed your schedule has shifted in the last few months, but you feel like you could use a return to your old sleeping routine. Here […]
Combining in-club and at-home workouts for maximal health and fitness - Whether you are easing back into entering public spaces or want to be in and out as efficiently as possible, there is a way we can combine the best of both worlds! See below for different ways you can split your time while still maximizing results: Prioritize using heavier weights at MOVATI Chances are, even […]
Save time at the gym by just bringing your essentials - With new protocols in place, how can you ensure you are ready to have a safe and healthy experience at MOVATI Athletic? Although general workouts don’t require reservations, we still ask members to maximize their efficiency throughout their visit and that starts with bringing just the essentials! When possible, come dressed in your workout clothes […]
Instructions for Participants – How to Join MOVATI Virtual Classes as of August 3 - Virtual MOVATI classes are coming to members via ZOOM starting Monday August 3. To help you transition to using ZOOM we have outlined some important steps and information below: Getting Ready Before you do anything, please take some time to download the ZOOM app for your device: Go to our virtual schedule and find the […]
How to cope with body changes in the time of COVID-19 - Gyms in Ontario have been closed for about 4 months from when this blog is being written and for many, keeping our bodies in good shape is dependent on our access to a fitness facility. And no matter how many tips and tricks everyone shares on staying healthy and fit from home, you may have […]
4 Household items to help you stay strong - We’ve been exercising from home for 2 months and you may be hitting a wall when it comes to making progress with just using bodyweight. Here are some household items that can help add variety or an extra challenge to your workouts! 1) Backpack or duffel bag One of the most readily available, yet most […]
Mother’s Day Q&A with Leslie and Jayde! - Leslie, start off by telling us how many kids you have, and how many of them are part of our MOVATI family? Leslie: I have 3 kids and they all work in management positions at MOVATI. What was Jayde like growing up? Did you think she would get into group fitness as well? Leslie: Jayde […]
Stay home and stay healthy with kids Stay home and stay healthy with kids - Staying home all day with kids can be difficult. Parents are faced with the challenge of supporting their children with their school day in addition to keeping them active and entertained, while also possibly working from home themselves. At MOVATI, many of us are faced with these same responsibilities so we’ve come up with some […]
Tips for creating your at-home workout routine Tips for creating your at-home workout routine - With the closure of all MOVATI locations, many of our members have lost personal trainers and gym partners to take them through workouts. If you’re feeling overwhelmed with how to structure the weeks ahead while embarking on this new home workout journey, please read on. Choose Full body workouts instead of body part split routines. […]