9 Unexpected Things That Happen When You Abandon Your Workout Routine
9 Unexpected Things That Happen When You Abandon Your Workout Routine

9 Unexpected Things That Happen...

When our schedules become busy and stress levels raise, we tend to skip our workouts...

9 Unexpected Things That Happen When You Abandon Your Workout Routine

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9 Unexpected Things That Happen When You Abandon Your Workout Routine

When our schedules become busy and stress levels raise, we tend to skip our workouts and let our busy lifestyles get the best of us. We’ve all been there, and that’s ok.

Here are 9 reasons why your workout should be a priority during those busy, stressful times:

Cracking Your Back - Is it Good for You?
Cracking Your Back - Is it Good for You?

Cracking Your Back - Is it Good for...

Vanessa Foucher, Adelaide Clinics Physiotherapist talks to us about cracking your back,...

Cracking Your Back - Is it Good for You?

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Cracking Your Back - Is it Good for You?

Vanessa Foucher, Adelaide Clinics Physiotherapist talks to us about cracking your back, and the effects it may have. 

Adelaide Club Member Competes in First Ironman
Adelaide Club Member Competes in First Ironman

Adelaide Club Member Competes in...

Stephen Hamer, a 12 year member of the Adelaide Club, just completed his first...

Adelaide Club Member Competes in First Ironman

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Adelaide Club Member Competes in First Ironman

Stephen Hamer, a 12 year member of the Adelaide Club, just completed his first Ironman!

We had an opportunity to spend some time with him; to find out his motivation for competing and to better understand what goes into accomplishing such an incredible feat.

5 Natural Ways to Control Blood Pressure - Without Medication
5 Natural Ways to Control Blood Pressure - Without Medication

5 Natural Ways to Control Blood...

May is National High Blood Pressure Month.

Stop by The HUB on May 25th...

5 Natural Ways to Control Blood Pressure - Without Medication

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5 Natural Ways to Control Blood Pressure - Without Medication

May is National High Blood Pressure Month.

Stop by The HUB on May 25th between 11:45am-1:00pm to have your blood pressure reading done before your workout.

Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad
Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad

Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad

Carol-Ann, a trainer of 25+ years with the Cambridge Group of Clubs, is currently...

Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad

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Recipe: Lobster Avocado Mango Salad

Carol-Ann, a trainer of 25+ years with the Cambridge Group of Clubs, is currently taking her Healthy Culinary Art Certificate at George Brown College. She is learning excellent recipes to assist with performance, living a healthy lifestyle and ensuring she is getting the right nutrients in her diet. 

Below is a nutritious, healthy and refreshing spring salad recipe. Give it a try, let us know what you think! 

Dos and Don’ts to purchasing Organics
Dos and Don’ts to purchasing Organics

Dos and Don’ts to purchasing...

You’ve now heard about the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, so how do you move...

Dos and Don’ts to purchasing Organics

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Dos and Don’ts to purchasing Organics

You’ve now heard about the Dirty Dozen and Clean Fifteen, so how do you move forward with purchasing organic items for your family?

We’ve compiled a list of dos and don’ts for you, including what to look out for and where to buy organics.

The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items
The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items

The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These...

Have you heard about the dirty dozen? If not, we are here to help! 
Last...

The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items

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The Dirty Dozen: Avoid These Produce Items

Have you heard about the dirty dozen? If not, we are here to help! 
Last week Environmental Working Group released their 2018 list of the fruits and vegetables most contaminated by pesticides. 

Read about the produce items you should avoid.

5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness
5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness

5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness

Take a break from any stress, anxiety, anger or sadness you might have been carrying....

5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness

Health & Wellness

5 Minutes with Meg: Mindfulness

Take a break from any stress, anxiety, anger or sadness you might have been carrying. Read how the practice of Mindfulness can benefit your workout!

Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through Exercise
Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through Exercise

Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through...

Heather Douglas, an active 33 year Adelaide Club member was diagnosed with...

Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through Exercise

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Osteoporosis Can Be Beaten Through Exercise

Heather Douglas, an active 33 year Adelaide Club member was diagnosed with Osteoporosis. Recently, she was given some astonishing test results: no osteoporosis in her spine.

Read about how she reversed the effects of her disease!

Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad
Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad

Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad

Carol-Ann is an incredible trainer with 25+ years of experience, who is always looking...

Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad

Health & Wellness

Carol-Ann’s “Go To” Hearty Salad

Carol-Ann is an incredible trainer with 25+ years of experience, who is always looking to add knowledge and skills. Check out her "go-to" warm, hearty salad! 

Not One Ironman, but Two
Not One Ironman, but Two

Not One Ironman, but Two

Toronto Athletic Club Member, Neil Marsh, has been training extremely hard for a goal...

Not One Ironman, but Two

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Not One Ironman, but Two

Toronto Athletic Club Member, Neil Marsh, has been training extremely hard for a goal that is close to his heart. With the help of our Senior Trainer and triathlon guru, James Corcoran, Neil is preparing to compete in two Ironman competitions in 2018 - Ironman Switzerland this summer and Ironman Florida in November.

You Don't Need to be an Executive to Receive Executive Health Care
You Don't Need to be an Executive to Receive Executive Health Care

You Don't Need to be an Executive...

"I have to make an appointment to have my prescription refilled? Why...

You Don't Need to be an Executive to Receive Executive Health Care

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You Don't Need to be an Executive to Receive Executive Health Care

"I have to make an appointment to have my prescription refilled? Why can't I talk to my doctor over the phone? I'm sick on vacation, I need some help!"

These were the common questions and concerns we were hearing from our patients. Well, we listened and as a result developed our Executive Medical Program. We took all the concerns our patients were having and created a program geared towards saving time while offering preventative healthcare.

For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide
For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide

For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at...

We sat down with two of the Adelaide's regular cyclers, Tylar and Malcolm,...

For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide

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For the Love of Bikes: Cycling at the Adelaide

We sat down with two of the Adelaide's regular cyclers, Tylar and Malcolm, who joined for very different reasons but continue to ride for surprisingly similar ones.  

Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life
Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life

Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on...

We spent time with Sandra, a legal assistant at a law firm in downtown Toronto, a...

Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life

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Uplifting Impacts Yoga Can Have on Your Professional Life

We spent time with Sandra, a legal assistant at a law firm in downtown Toronto, a regular yogi at the Adelaide Club, and a member since 1987!

Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance
Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance

Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance...

Our Director of Pilates & Yoga, Sandi Simoes, shares her insight on smaller...

Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance

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Small Muscle Focus = Better Balance & Performance

Our Director of Pilates & Yoga, Sandi Simoes, shares her insight on smaller muscles - and why you shouldn't neglect them in your workouts.

Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game
Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game

Fall in Love with Squash, the...

We sat down with Neil, a dedicated squash player and a member of the

Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game

Fitness

Fall in Love with Squash, the perfect (cardio) game

We sat down with Neil, a dedicated squash player and a member of the Adelaide Club for nearly four decades, to hear more about his love of the game of squash.

Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength
Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength

Five Reasons a Director of M&A...

We spent time with our longstanding member, Enrique, a Director of M&A...

Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength

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Five Reasons a Director of M&A Concentrates on Strength

We spent time with our longstanding member, Enrique, a Director of M&A Integrations at one of Toronto’s leading banks, to discuss how he balances his professional ambitions and personal time in pursuit of his fitness goals.

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018
Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Why Strength Lab may be your new...

Our Group Exercise Director, Lauren Neal, answers all your questions about the...

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Fitness

Why Strength Lab may be your new favourite workout in 2018

Our Group Exercise Director, Lauren Neal, answers all your questions about the Adelaide Club's new Strength Lab classes.

5 Minutes with Meg
5 Minutes with Meg

5 Minutes with Meg

Meg Sharp shares all the methods you can use to stay motivated and crush your fitness...

5 Minutes with Meg

Health & Wellness

5 Minutes with Meg

Meg Sharp shares all the methods you can use to stay motivated and crush your fitness goals.

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!
Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Resolve to be fit, once and for...

Check out our top 10 ways to be successful with your New Year's...

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Health & Wellness

Resolve to be fit, once and for all!

Check out our top 10 ways to be successful with your New Year's resolutions.

'72 Summit Series: Hockey Talk with Team Canada's Pat Stapleton

'72 Summit Series: Hockey Talk with Team Canada's Pat Stapleton
Posted: Aug 16, 2016

“Hockey Headquarters, this is Pat!” his friendly warm voice blasts through the phone.  Him, being Pat Stapleton, one of Canada’s great hockey legends of the 1972 Summit Series among other achievements.  Undoubtedly, calling to interview this rock solid defenseman about an event that happened, as I openly admit to him, “before my time,” was intimidating to say the least.  But Pat’s sweet and charismatic demeanor was evident right from the jump, as he walked me through those key moments of hockey history from so many years ago with such candor and detail it was as though they happened just last week.   

The ’72 Summit Series has become a bit of folklore to hockey fans; a moment in time that’s relived and passed down through generations old to young and is still as wildly entertaining and gripping even 40 plus years later.  Which is why, Pat, along with a crew of fellow teammates including the likes of  Phil Esposito, Serge Savard, Ken Dryden, Bob Clarke, Brad Park, Pete Mahovlich, Rod Gilbert, Yvan Cournoyer, Dennis Hull to name a few, have come together to tour the country in a multimedia show to share their first hand experiences.  And one thing is for sure, if the rest of the team is firing on all cylinders as Pat is, this is going to be one hell of a show!

The 1972 Summit Series between Team Canada and the Soviet National Team is one of the most well-known sporting moments in Canada’s history. Foster Hewitt’s iconic line “Henderson has scored for Canada” is fondly remembered by many Canadians. It is estimated that in the Soviet Union 110 Million people, along with 18 of the 21 million people living in Canada at the time, tuned in for the eighth game virtually shutting down both countries on September 28, 1972. As Ron Ellis, right winger for Team Canada put it “Even non hockey fans got involved because it was Canada, it was our pride, it was our way of life, everything was on the line.” The eight-game series lasted 28,800 seconds, but will be celebrated for generations.

“My mother told me never to tell a lie,” Pat’s opening claim as we get started and you just know this is going to be a captivating discussion.  In fact, I threw all my questions to the wayside and let Pat speak.  So he tells me a little about the show, “it’s truly rewarding that 40 years later people are still interested in the story.  The show is reliving some of the events that took place in each person’s mind; it’s never been done before on stage.  Plus the interaction with the audience. Part of it is people thinking that they know the story, but they really haven’t heard it. When we all got together back in September 2011 we looked at building a sustainable business model to maintain the legacy.  We wanted to go from legends to a legacy sustainable beyond our lives. Keep in mind for a lot of people this was the 3rd most important event in Canadian history.  Players were legends in their field. It was to be a shut-out, we were going to kill them [the Soviet Team] no question, so what went on to happen came as a surprise to everyone.”

And as for the team? “This was the first time an NHL group came together, comprised of 10 different teams.  Before that the only other time we got together was at the All-Star Games.  At those games we were not overly-friendly, we were rivals.”  As Pat explains, Team Canada had 35 guys all fighting to get on the lineup, “As the series progressed, the ones that weren’t playing raised their level of intensity in practice because everyone wanted to be picked, so practice became very competitive, is raised our battle level.  It was also interesting that as time went on we became closer, you would hang out after practice, or at the bar and realize ‘hey this guy’s not so bad after all,’ so that’s why we say 28,800 seconds, the amount of time in the 8 games, it shows the power of teamwork.”

Pat’s overview of the series, “First four games were in held in Canada. The first game in Montreal we started off thinking it would be a sweep. We were in for a rude awakening when they skated us away, 7-3.  There was a lot of hoopla that came out of that game, everyone was shocked, so the next game in Montreal was incredibly tension-filled.  People were sitting there not knowing what to do.  Ended up 4-1 for the good guys.  In Winnipeg we tied. Vancouver they annihilated us 5-3.  Now we head into their country and went behind the iron curtain, everyone is thinking doom and gloom.  Going behind the iron curtain was an experience we didn’t expect. Russia was very regimented, military everywhere.  As the series went on there was more and more military, security, not sure if this was life as it was there or an intimidation factor.  So Game 5 they win.  And I’m telling you for those 27 days fans stopped, our supremacy in hockey stopped, it was questioned.  But we went to Sweden, trained for 2 weeks, hanging out on the bus, at the hotel, in the bar, traveling together, we really came together and found a way to win.  And the rest as they say is history.” (Canada went on to win the next 3 games)

Join Canada’s “Team of the Century” and be part of the greatest come-from-behind story never told, until now. Hear their memories from the dressing room and away from the rink – their hilarious tales about each other and the fun they had. Ask your questions.

The ’72 Summit Series Tour is playing at the Sony Centre on September 10th. Cambridge Group of Clubs Members are eligible for the 'buddy pack' where you can get 4 tickets for the price of 2. (Offer applies to a limited number of price ticket categories)

 

Buy your tickets online at www.72summitseriestour.ca or www.ticketmaster.ca or charge by phone 1-855-985-5000 

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