February 9, 2021 – Fitness Industry Council of Canada (FIC) has taken its most powerful stance to improve the lives of Canadians, asking the federal government to include fitness memberships and services as a medical cost on our personal taxes. This tax incentive would elevate Canada as a global leader by becoming a nation that…

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DANCE PL3Y class

I’m not going to lie. I was the first to reject the idea of online kids classes. Business coaches have been telling me since 2012 to launch an online studio, and it didn’t feel right. For me, teaching children isn’t just about sweat, squats and scalability. I pursued a career in Physical Education and launched…

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Young african american man doing squat exercise at group fitness training, sporty black guy focused on self-improvement working out with diverse active people in gym studio during routine session

The conversation of diversity and inclusion in the fitness industry continues to grow. Fostering diversity and inclusion in our industry so that everyone has a seat at the table and the opportunity to have their voices heard is a valuable and progressive step. Attracting, engaging and retaining a more diverse audience will strengthen and benefit…

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WHAT TYPE OF BUSINESS ARE YOU?   We are a boutique Yoga & Fitness Studio that offers state of the art FAR Infrared technology that raises the body’s core temperature in a natural, comfortable way.  TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS?  We are a franchise with 45+ studios throughout Canada.  We offer a variety of classes including traditional yoga,…

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If we ever needed a jolt to remind us about the connection between health and fitness we got it in the pandemic. For years and years, only a small % of people prioritized health and fitness, or daily movement as part of caring for themselves. We know the stats right?  According to Participaction only 16%…

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Greco Method At-Home

People often ask us what the Greco experience is about. Greco members come to our studios for personalized training, accountability & results. Plain and simple. Before the lockdowns, our members trained with us in-studio 4-6 times per week, the Greco Method addiction, a healthy one at that. When all of our studios were mandated to…

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The State of Fitness in 2021

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Personal Trainer

WHAT TYPE OF BUSINESS ARE YOU IN? onlythestrong is a Personal Training & Fitness Education organization with two locations in Toronto and Etobicoke. TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS? The common saying ‘only the strong’ is generally understood as a reference to physical strength. This could not be further from the truth in our business. We…

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How To Motivate and Inspire Others When You Feel Stuck?

The global pandemic bombarded the fitness industry with bad news after bad news. It is expected that your brain gets in what I call prefrontal cortex overload. Fear is taking over. How are you supposed to motivate and inspire others when you personally feel stuck? Do you feel like powerful emotions are having the best…

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In part 1 of our email marketing series, we went over the basic understanding of an email as well as the types of emails you can send. Read Part 1 of our Email Marketing 101 series. In part 2, we’ll conclude by telling you about the best times to send emails, what key metrics to look…

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