As of March 31, 2023, LIV North Inc. (LIV North), has sold its aquatics division, (formerly Superior Pool, Spa & Leisure Inc.) to Aquatic AI Services Inc. (AAIS), a Toronto-based pool services company. AAIS will be operating as Superior Pool Spa & Leisure Ltd.
As part of our strategic plan, LIV North made the decision to divest of the Ontario-based aquatics business. We remain focussed on the continued national expansion of our two largest divisions; fitness equipment and fitness management. With over 1,000 employees, LIV North represents the coming together of four of Canada’s leading fitness companies committed to providing our clients with access to fitness and wellness services and equipment through one single entity.
LIV North is Canada’s largest fitness facility management provider serving the commercial, corporate, community, colleges/universities and multi-housing sectors across the country. We are experts in designing, creating and operating fitness facilities on behalf of our clients, proudly serving many of Canada’s most prestigious organizations.
LIV North is dedicated to delivering the highest quality and complete line of fitness equipment and equipment services to our customers across all market segments. We are Canada’s national exclusive distributor for Life Fitness Family of Brands, the leading manufacturer of fitness equipment worldwide and Woodway Treadmills.
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Today’s classrooms, and their teachers, are under new and challenging pressures. Meeting the strategic objective of fostering healthy schools will be a challenge when one considers the persistent problems plaguing our schools.
Short burst exercise has a role to play in helping children re-focus and get back on task. “…4 min of high-intensity physical activity is adequate to decrease off – task behavior”… “results demonstrate that high intensity physical activity is capable of decreasing motor, and to a lesser extent, passive off task behaviour” NRC RESEARCH PRESS, 2014
Exercise is an accessible strategy for strengthening children’s physical and mental health. “Children who undertake more physical activity (PA) not only have more optimal physical health but also enjoy better mental health” UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, 2013
Current DPA programs may not be reliably or insightfully addressing daily fitness needs. “Asking schools to create an environment in which children sustain moderate or greater intensity activity for 20 or more continuous minutes does not reflect children’s typical physical activity patterns;. DPA policy may need to be reviewed to move emphasis away from ‘sustained’ MVPA to the accumulation of shorter bouts of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) as a means of attaining the 20-minute criteria.” CPHA, 2012
… A unique tool is already being implemented in some Canadian schools:
A tool that promotes exercise as a means to deal with student’s physical and mental well-being.
A tool that is easily accessible to each and every student facilitating the emerging concept of self regulation.
A tool that supplements and enhances the already existing DPA program.
The FMI X5 Kids Spin Exercise Bike is a commercial grade exercise bike scaled to the needs of children. It incorporates thoughtful safety features such as a “Free-Wheeling” design which limits the risk of injury caused by pedals which might move too quickly or erratically. The bike is manufactured using durable and long lasting materials making it ideal for pro-longed and constant use in a school environment.
A TOOL FOR …
Stable and safe platform
Long lasting aluminum alloy pedals
Adjustable wheel tension with brake
Easy to adjust seat and handlebars
Comfortable user height – 40” to 63”
Maximum user weight: 250 lbs.
Unit Weight: 80 lbs.
Footprint: 32” L x 21” W (Assembled)
QUESTIONS AND RESPONSES
Q: What are the benefits of a stationary bike over organized class exercise breaks? All forms of exercise are great. But children do benefit when they have self regulated physical and mental breaks. A stationary bike is a quiet and compact tool for the classroom.
Q: Why not use a conventional (adult) spin bike? Safety is of the utmost importance. Traditional spin bikes have fixed drive flywheels meaning the pedals continue to spin until the flywheel stops. This becomes a significant liability compounded by adult bikes not properly fitting the user. The X5 bike provides the correct fit, a strong commercial frame, and a free-wheeling design to protect your students.
Q: How do we manage/regulate time on the bike? The bike should help to bring order, not disorder, to the classroom. The concept of both free-access and structured-access programs have been successfully implemented in various schools across Canada. Teachers will determine the successful option based on your specific classroom needs.
CAN A STATIONARY BIKE REALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE?
“Sometimes I’ll have a student just come in from recess and they go straight to the bike. So I’m not always sure why they are going but I do believe that self-regulation peice is important. They are becoming more aware of what they need.” – Anita Mystiak, Grade 3 Teacher
“Exercise dispersed throughout a student’s day really can help improve their attention, their self-regulation, their ability to self-regulate their emotions, and really decrease anxiety.” – Kendra Gratzfeld, Phys. Therapist, Incl. Learning, EPSB
“I’ve heard from students and parents that their kids are sleeping better at night just from using the bike.” – Melissa Sebastiancelli, FMNI Support Teacher
PLATE-LOADED GLUTE DRIVE The Plate-Loaded Glute Drive embodies the Hammer Strength standard for performance equipment. The Glute Drive allows functional movement for posterior power, so users don’t have to rely on barbells, dumbbell benches, or other devices to perform the movement.
The Glute Drive offers easy entry and exit, two-sided loading, and band pegs for variable resistance. The round back pad offers ease of use and enhances the range of motion, while the large, angled foot platform offers increased stability.
Four weight rods provide ample storage, band peg attachments are integrated on both sides of the work arm, and a dual-loop strap accommodates users of varying sizes for a comfortable lift off.
Watch the Hammer Strength Plate Loaded Glute Drive In Action
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