Take a minute to learn why our Trainers are so unique and among the best in Saskatoon. Team Wawryk Trainers are passionate for wellness, living a healthy lifestyle, have a drive for personal improvement and the desire to help their clients discover and reach their goals.
Team Wawryk Trainer - JESS FRIESEN
Hard work, perseverance, motivation and determination are just a few of the traits that have fueled her passions throughout her life. From a very early age, she discovered her athletic abilities and excelled at many sports including volleyball, basketball, swimming, track and hockey. After high school however, the demands of post secondary education forced Jess to lose focus on sports and a healthy lifestyle and soon came face to face with the reality of not only being uncomfortably overweight and out of shape, but also dealing with an unhealthy relationship with food. Once realizing that she allowed herself to lose sight of something that she had been so passionate about for so long, she decided to embark on a journey down the path of health and fitness and has never wanted to look back. Her own experiences battling weight issues, self image and emotional eating, she understands the effort, energy and support that it takes to get the desired results. Jess' ultimate goal as a personal trainer is to motivate inspire and educate others about the benefits of exercising and living a healthy lifestyle. Results do not come over night, but with patience, persistence, and consistency anyone can achieve realistic goals.
Team Wawryk Trainer - DENISE KOMINETSKY
She completed the CanFit Pro Fitness Instructor Specialist Course (FIS) in 2013, and the Personal Training Specialist Course (PTS) in 2016. Denise has been a Figure Competitor with the Saskatchewan Amateur Bodybuilding Association since 2011. She placed well in each competition and qualified for nationals after only her first year competing.
Saskatoon, it's once again time for Telemiracle. We're calling on all gym members, friends and staff to pitch in and buy a helping hand in support of Telemiracle 41 on March 4th & 5th. You can make your minimum $2 contribution to any of the front staff by cash or at point of sale.
Thanks to your donations to Telemiracle, the Kinsmen Foundation has the opportunity to improve the quality of life and the independence of hundreds of people every year. Saskatchewan residents are able to access special needs equipment and medical assistance that wouldn’t otherwise be attainable.
Innovations like ceiling track systems, portable lifts and ramps, funded by the Kinsmen Foundation, are making it possible for people to live at home and still receive the care they need. And with equipment like specialized wheelchairs, electric scooters, vehicle conversions and communications devices, people are achieving a level of independence they didn’t think possible.
When people can’t access the level of care they need at home, they must often travel to health care facilities in other parts of the province or country. And while the medical procedures are covered by health care, the patients and their families must pay for their own travel, meals and accommodations. By easing the financial strain,
Attention all members; bringing your friends to the gym is about to payoff. Starting October through January, when you refer your friends, co-workers or family members to sign up at Fitness Focus you receive a month free added to your membership.
How do you get them in to the gym? 2 Week trial passes** are available to anyone that has never been to Fitness Focus before. The pass can be found on our website (link at bottom of this page) and can either be printed at home or displayed on their phone on their first visit to begin their trial pass. You can also pick passes up at the front desk to hand out at work or to your friends.
Make sure they mention your name, and once they sign up for a biweekly membership, we will credit 2 payments towards your membership.
**2 week trial passes are available to any first time user at Fitness Focus. User must be a resident of Saskatoon or surrounding area.
A Gift Certificates for a gym membership makes the perfect gift, especially around Christmas. Let's face it, January is coming which means your friends and family are starting to catch the health and fitness bug. So with the shopping days quickly counting down, knock a few names off your Christmas shopping list and grab Gift Certificate for a loved one.
Gift Certificates are available year round. They can be used to start a new membership or the value can be put towards an already existing membership, juice bar purchases and even merchandise.
Members' workout requirements are always changing, which means we need to add new equipment to the gym. A must-have was a third Squat Rack, the Atlantis Half Rack. More people are starting to incorporate functional (and fundamental) exercises like deadlifts, lunges and squats into their training which necessitated us to add another Squat Rack into the weight room. In the past people would stay clear of exercises like squats because were under the impression they were only beneficial in a competition setting with the sole purpose of lifting a maximum amount of weight. Now people are starting to realize that squats are the perfect exercise for both shaping the legs and glutes while complimenting a variety of other body parts. It's great to see people are now challenging themselves with these types of exercises.
The leg platform is a very diverse piece of equipment. It looks very simple as it's just an adjustable step; but it would take more than your 2 hands to count the amount of exercises you can do with it. Step ups, lunges, reverse lunges, box jumps, box squats, stiff-leg deadlifts, incline push-ups, and the list goes on. Get creative with the leg platform, it's durable and build for a serious workout.
Most machines work front-to-back. The Helix turns tradition on its side— literally. With lateral (or side-to-side) movement, you use more muscles, which means you burn more fat than during a traditional workout– in the same amount of time. Plus Helix’s patented motion tones your butt, core and inner/outer thighs better than old-fashioned cardio machines.
Encouraging your friends to go to the gym is obviously good for them, and now it's good for you too! The Fitness Focus Friend Referral Program rewards you as a member for encouraging your friends to live a healthier and more active lifestyle. For every friend that signs up at Fitness Focus that you referred, you earn a free month on your membership.
Refer 1 Friend and you Receive 1 Month Free
Refer 2 Friends and you Receive 2 Months Free
and so on..... Why not try to earn a free year?
Questions? Please email email@example.com
Ever thought about getting a trainer to because you are a bit lost in the gym? Or maybe you've changed your fitness goals and need a bit of direction. Whatever the case, here are some great fundamental reasons that a personal training might be right for you.
1. A Trainer Provides Expertise through Experience
A good trainer will watch you during your exercises to make sure that you are doing the exercises correct; but an experienced personal trainer can give you great tips and add subtle changes to your workout that make a big difference to your results. For example, when targeting a specific muscle, a simple twist of the wrist at the top of certain exercises can develop that muscle in ways it otherwise wouldn’t.
2. A Trainer Provides Accountability
There are other ways to get accountability, like a training partner or a spouse who keeps on you to get to the gym; but a good personal trainer knows that they succeed when you succeed. They have built a program specifically for you, so your victory also becomes their victory; they want to see you succeed. Whether you have one-on-one sessions with them or do monthly follow-ups, since no one likes failing you want to show them you've made progress.
3. A Trainer Gives You Direction
Goal setting is the key to the success of any journey, and sometimes we become conflicted about just where it is we want to go with our personal health and fitness journey. A person may have the urge to get stronger but not necessarily bigger, or increase their endurance but don’t want to sacrifice any muscle. We don’t always know how to start identifying attainable goals, especially when it comes to subject as complicated and diverse as health and fitness. A good personal trainer can help you identify you significant strengths and weaknesses, then help you set attainable goals and objectives that will lead to your eventual success.
4. A Trainer Increases Your Intensity
Having a personal trainer will empower you to raise the intensity of your workout, this equates to better results. A training partner can increase your intensity too, because you’re both there for mutual benefit but it’s the job of the personal trainer to be there, keep your cadence and tempo right where it needs to be.
Common Misconceptions about the weight room
So many people that are both new to the weight room or long time users become deterred from the gym because they haven’t achieved the results they had expected from their weight routine. There are many common misconceptions about lifting weights that cause people to start on the wrong track and are then left feeling discouraged.
Lifting weights will make you big and bulky; false. The primary benefit of lifting weights is increased lean muscles, but increased lean muscles doesn’t mean enormous muscles. For men it is a lot easier to get big muscles, but still takes years of heavy training. In the case of women, they just are not genetically programmed to build thick and bulky muscles. Other benefits of weight lifting include increasing metabolism and lower body fat, a greater resistance to injury and improved overall health. So don’t ignore the weight room, embrace weight training and use it to build the body you want.
Doing Ab exercises everyday will result in a flat stomach and well-defined 6-pack Abs; false. Abdominal (Ab) exercises are resistance training and like weight training, are used to develop the targeted muscles. We need to remember that muscles and body fat are two completely different things, so once we develop our Abdominal muscles it does not change the fact that there still might be some fat lying on top of them. Spending a majority of a workout everyday training Abs will become very repetitive and boring; dedicating some time twice a week Ab exercises is lots.
It is possible to spot reduce fat from one area of the body; false. Repeating an exercise over and over will do nothing more than condition that particular muscles to perform that exercise. To reduce body fat, we need to adjust what we eat so that the calories we ingest are slightly lower than the calories we burn, signalling the body to start burning fat for energy. On the extreme end of this, when we begin to starve ourselves our body goes into survival mode and will begin to store fat in the body for future requirements. We have no control over what area the body fat will accumulate; it is all genetically predetermined. For some people it is in the stomach, for others it’s the hips or butt. Just as we have no control over where it will end up, we have no control over where it will come off.
The key to success in health and fitness is the understanding that it takes patience in the process and the willingness to always learn, to change old habits and adapt.
Calling All Gym Members and Non-Members! Color Me Rad 5K, our team is growing and now all of our team members receive one month free at the gym.
DON'T RUN ALONE!
If you want to partake in the 5k madness of Color me Rad but have no one to run with, join our team in support of the Children's Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan.
TEAM FITNESS FOCUS
September 6th, 9:00am Wave Time
TEAM CAPTAIN: Blackwell
PROMO CODE: Children
Now is your chance to jumpstart your training. It's the New Year and a great time to take your training in a different direction; 15 minutes free with a Personal Trainer is an excellent opportunity to get answers to those questions you have about your training. Maybe there are areas of your workout that are missing something or maybe there's a part of your routine you could work on. Have questions about diet and nutrition? Ask a Trainer about ways to improve your diet and weight management. If you have been planning on meeting with a Personal Trainer, why not setup a 15 minutes meeting to get the ball rolling?
Contact Fitness Focus at (306) 244-6413 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot today. Free training sessions will take place Friday, January 24th at Fitness Focus. If you Prefer Specifically a Male or Female Trainers Please Let us Know.