"Soup of the Day"...just got serious!
Barclay Hollinger, a long-standing Personal Trainer at the TAC, is treating what he calls a “forced pause” as a positive challenge. He has developed structure and simple goals to create ongoing, meaningful, and sustainable growth and change. For his wife and children – who he adores. And also – for himself.
Click here to read more about Barclay’s mindset and wonderful strategies to thrive during a tough time.
Inspiration of the Day
“Take a step towards something, it’s ok to change what that thing is later…but just start by moving. Be active, everyday. And do something that brings you closer to a personal goal, everyday. Your body and mind will thank you.” – Barclay Hollinger
Click here to read Barclay’s complete post.
Classes of the Day
We’ve got TWO more classes on the schedule today!
TNT with Lori
Start your morning off right with this workout, full of high intensity intervals designed to leave you as a lean, mean, fat burning machine. The exercises will be different from last week’s class, keeping your body challenged!
Join Lori at 7:00am (45 minutes) from your very own living room.
Click here to join the class.
Meeting ID: 842 3730 2549
HIIT with Lauren
Your lunchtime just got a whole lot better! Today, you can join Lauren for her HIIT class that incorporates cardio and strength exercises to get your muscles burning and heart pumping in no time!
**You’ll need a chair this week!
Join Lauren at 12:00pm (45 minutes) from your living room.
Click here to join the class.
Meeting ID: 880 8393 0882
If you have any questions about our virtual classes, please reach out to Lauren.
Trainer Moves of the Day
Michael Bellissimo is another long-standing Personal Trainer from the TAC. He shares one of his favourite home based workouts for you to try:
A1) Chest Press or Push-ups 3 sets of 15 reps for presses and 10 reps for push-ups
A2) Standing DB or theraband rows 3 sets of 15 reps
A3) Bicycle crunches 3 sets of 12 reps each way
A4) Split Squats 3 sets of 12 reps each way with DBs in hand
A5) Plank with leg lift 3 x 8 a side
For questions about today’s Trainer Moves you can reach Michael here.
Martha's Bite of the Day
Martha Wright, our Executive Chef at Stratus, shared these beautiful pictures of her “victory garden”, first harvest and this wonderful story. If you can get your hands on some fresh tender greens like these, Martha recommends a good olive oil, Pinot Noir red wine vinegar, and a touch of Maldon sea salt.
“My partner and I have a plot at the Leslie Street Spit Allotment Garden, and it was locked due to the blanket closure of all city parks. We had already started many seedlings (we were there to plant our lettuces and kales when City workers came to close it up), so we had to quickly improvise. We scraped together some old interlocking bricks, and wood planks from an arbour that was broken by a tree last year. We emptied the soil from all the planters and pots in the yard and built our own backyard victory garden, complete with a chicken wire cover to protect the greens from the squirrels and raccoons.
“The other day we were able to harvest some of the best tasting tender salad greens I think I have ever tasted. Thankfully the Province has determined that gardening is essential not only for food supply and security, but also as a form of “therapy” for us crazy gardeners. The gardens will be unlocked very soon, and we will be able to get the rest of our seedlings in the ground.
“This year we are hoping to grow as much fresh produce as we can, and are looking at ways to get that produce to members of our community who really do suffer from food insecurity. As many of us are learning, this is a good time to reflect on how blessed we are, and that not everyone is as lucky as we are.”
Do you have a "Something of the Day" you'd like us to share?! Email Meg.