• King St. Renovations

    By Totum Management | For your Info

    As part of the ongoing renovations of our King Street facility, we are excited to announce that the new men’s locker room is complete, which brings us to the end of phase 1. It looks amazing! We have brand new beautiful wooden lockers (seriously—they are gorgeous), modern tiles, and a luxury infrared sauna. But, sadly,…

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  • As you know, we’re serious about fitness and lifestyle. Passionate is a better word. This extends to all the products we carry. We look for items that add to a person’s lifestyle—whether that’s food, equipment or, in this case, clothing. Getting to where you want to be isn’t easy, and so we thought, Why not…

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  • The idea of exercise as a tool for brain development should be very attractive to anyone involved in education. A simple way to benefit from this idea is to use exercise as a “primer” to enhance your brain’s ability to function. This is such a simple concept, yet it is rarely utilized in our busy…

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  • Does your program train for [insert any sport here] specifically? It’s a common question from players and parents. The short answer is yes, but perhaps not for the reasons you may think. Sport-specific training is really just training. There are certain areas of focus that are important, such as power for power sports and endurance…

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  • On Saturday October 13th, Totum welcomed the North Toronto Huskies Basketball program for a two-hour session of exercise and training workshops. We had over 50 participants aged 10-12 and the programming was partnered with Fast and Female, a non-profit organization that brings female Olympians together with young female athletes. These athletes are inspired to pursue…

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  • Determined to get back into the swing of things after a busy summer? Ready to hit the trails on a beautiful crisp morning? Inspired to start a running routine before the winter months? Here are my top “return-to-running” tips that will help keep you injury-free: 1. Start slowly! If it has been weeks or months…

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  • Did you know that you have an internal GPS? It allows you to orient yourself in space, respond to changes in the environment, and move through life. Running, picking up your kids, lifting weights, balancing, and even resiliency to stress are affected by this mapping function of the brain. Better maps result in better movement…

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  • What, Why, and How You Can Benefit from FST When Starting or Continuing Your Fitness and Health Regimen You may have heard about Fascial Stretch Therapy, or FST, and no, it is not stretching of the face. Or, perhaps you have been looking to add another tool to your toolbox when it comes to getting…

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  • New Online Training Resource

    By Totum Life Science | Resources, Tips

    In conjunction with Trainer +, a Toronto based fitness tech firm, Totum has developed an excellent resource for exercise selection. The Totum ExerGuide is an app with an incredible selection of exercises from the basics to important post rehabilitation work. It includes: • a library of over 1,000 exercises • hi-def video demonstrations • techniques and common…

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  • If Man Invented the Wheel, Woman Invented Spinning

    By Daniel Scott Byrne and Shelby Pilot | Meet a Totumite

    The past, present, and future of RPM Stationary Cycling Early mornings at 2 Roxborough Street East aren’t your typical wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee days. In fact, they’re quite the opposite. At 6:10 am sharp, ambient beats flood the area as early risers eagerly make their way into Totum’s spin studio. Spin bikes are aligned in front of mirrors…

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