Facility Feature: UCalgary’s NEW Gold Fitness Alcove

The Gold Fitness Alcove at the University of Calgary is the latest innovative project that Active Living has taken on to offer more workout varieties to students and the campus community. UCalgary was focused on giving their fitness community a secondary space to relieve stress, connect with other students and add variation to the already well-equipped main fitness amenities.

Alby and his team had a vision of what they wanted and how programming was going to be implemented; it was important to develop something that provided a different experience than the main Fitness Centre. We were able to customize a Small Group Training Room with some amazing, industry leading products from the Life Fitness Signature Series: Life Fitness Studio Line, Woodway Treadmills, TRX and Concept 2.

This space will be used by the students, staff, faculty and the public with any booking reservation. Come try the space out when you need a break and get your pump on! Whatever challenge you’re looking for, UCalgary is ready to support you.

**The Gold Fitness Alcove has been designed and built in partnership with the Apple Fitness Store, a division of LIV North. UCalgary Active Living is a proud Apple Fitness partner.

LIV North Secures the First MYRTHA POOL Installation in the GTA

Aquabella at Bayside, by Tridel, will be our first installation using the Myrtha Stainless steel prefabricated pool technology. Aquabella is one of Toronto’s premier waterfront condominiums located at  257 Queens Quay E, Toronto.  The pool is located on the 7th-floor rooftop terrace overlooking Toronto Islands and the waterfront. 

Myrtha Pools is a stainless steel pool prefabricated pool that is laminated with acrylic and is 1/7th the weight of traditional concrete pools. 

The outdoor pool located on the 7th floor and will not require special cranes or a designated period of good weather to complete the installation, LIV North’s trained installation team will be able to bring all materials up the elevator and complete the installation and set up in approximately 10 days. 

Features of the Aquabella pool are the hidden gutters, Myrtha Soft walk cushioned floor with anti-slip stairs. Myrtha’s technology allows for a 100% waterproof installation. The liquid PVC sealing method assures that every panel joint is completely tight and waterproof. This is one reason why most pools at high levels in buildings (such as hotels) are switching to Myrtha technology. This Myrtha installation is accompanied by a 25-year structural warranty and a 10-year warranty on the membrane. 

Dan Thompson, President of Myrtha Canada states: “Although Aquabella at Bayside condominium is our first elevated swimming pool in Ontario, it is one of many similar pools we have installed worldwide in a wide variety of premier locations. 

In Ontario, Myrtha has successfully installed the following pools”:

  • Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games Complex, Markham ON
  • Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre, Windsor ON
  • YMCA Quinte West, Belleville ON
  • The Oakville Club, Oakville ON

“We are excited about our future partnership with LIV North to focus on this exciting growth area”, states Dan Thompson.

LIV North Inc. is excited to be a full distributor of Myrtha Pools. Over the last year, we have started working with many developers on a wide range of projects. Brian Townsend, VP Operations for LIV North states: “Myrtha represents the future of elevated pools and wellness facilities in the high rise residential, club and hospitality industries. We are excited about what this technology represents, and the future opportunities currently being worked on.”

LIV North will also be installing a state-of-the-art fitness room at Aquabella that is fully equipped with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength products featuring the SYNRGY360 system for a full functional workout experience.

Brian Townsend

Vice President, Operations – LIV North Inc.

btownsend@livnorth.com | 416 – 665- 9280

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LIV North Announces New Additions to Aquatics Division

Liv North Inc., Aquatics Division has quickly ramped up and expanded our staffing in preparation for an exciting 2021. Ross Middleton, Director – LIV North Aquatics, is please to announce the addition of two key employees to bolster our Aquatics Division.

Introducing:

Lisa LaBerge, Sales and Account Manager for LIV North Aquatics. Lisa has been promoted to this position from our Fitness Division (formerly Advantage Fitness Sales). Lisa comes with a demonstrated history of working in the health and wellness industry and enjoys partnering with clients to create optimal experiences for their amenities.

Lisa’s previous experience combined with Liv North’s many cloud advantages make her an excellent source of information on aquatics and fitness, which will be a huge asset to our current and future customers. 

Lisa La Berge | Sales & Account Manager, Aquatics 

llaberge@livnorth.com  | 647-336-3719

To compliment Lisa’s talents and support our customer first philosophy, we have created a new position – Outdoor Pool Coordinator. This position will focus on the successful operation of our outdoor pool maintenance and staffing contracts. The outdoor pool season in Ontario ranges from 2 months to 5 months and can be a challenge ensuring the highest customer satisfaction. It is this reason LIV North has a dedicated Operations person to oversee this important seasonal position and ensure our customers receive the best experience.  

Milan Panday has been with Superior Pool, Spa and Leisure for the past 13 years which is now Liv North Aquatics. He has previously worked in the position of Lifeguard, Lifeguard Supervisor and is fully trained in operations. Milan will be our Outdoor Pool Coordinator utilizing his experience to ensure the outdoor pools are staffed properly and our customers expectations are exceeded.

Milan Pandy | Outdoor Pool Coordinator

mpandy@livnorth.com  | 647-000-0000

LIV North is Canada’s leader in full-service amenity management, supply and service and is part of the worlds largest Pool Maintenance and service organization. Take advantage of the many programs and premium service plans available for your condo or apartment recreation facilities.

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Ross Middleton|Director Aquatics, LIV North Inc.

rmiddleton@livnorth.com | 289-223-9280

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LIV North Partners With Homeless Cars

While we were sad to part company with 14 of our ‘trusty’ service vehicles that have come to the end of their useful commercial life, we are thrilled that we were able to find a partner who could put them to even more valuable use.  

LIV North has partnered with Homeless Cars, a charitable foundation in Canada that accepts used vehicles and exclusively donates the proceeds of the sale of the vehicles to local shelters and food banks in the area. 

The proceeds from LIV North’s donation will be benefiting Seeds of Hope Foundation and Ve’ahavta, two important organizations that operate in the GTA. Seeds of Hope runs five housing projects, offers cooked meals every day, and programming and therapy.  Ve’ahavta is well known for their vans that drive around Toronto providing warm clothing, food and emergency care, as well as job training for people transitioning out of homelessness. 

Brian Townsend, Vice President of Operations, shares “We are proud to support  Homeless Cars.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately affect those low income individuals more likely to experience shelter and food insecurity, the need for donations is even more important today.” 

Facility Feature: 613Lift

Meet 613Lift, a 10,000 sq. ft powerlifting gym in Ottawa owned by Nicholas DiNardo. He runs a top of the line fitness facility catering to the lifting community of Ottawa. The atmosphere is electric, motivating and non judgemental! 613Lift is the first “OFFICIAL HAMMER STRENGTH TRAINING FACILITY” in Ottawa; with over 16 plate-loaded and selectorized Hammer Strength pieces. 

613Lift is about Strength: Mind, Body & Soul. It believes in empowering its members and supporting their fitness goals by providing every tool imaginable to make their workout a success and maximize individual potential. No matter what your goal, 613Lift has what it takes to make sure YOU have what it takes.

Melissa Collins, territory manager for LIV North, assisted 613Lift with their build out providing layouts and consulting. She provided guidance to properly space the equipment and managed the order, delivery and install of the equipment.

Nicholas DiNardo, owner of 613Lift, shares, “Working with Liv North was super easy and very organized. They showed up with everything in order, assembled and packaged to be able to withstand the moving without damage.  The team was very professional, and considering the times, the delivery was still done very quickly!  They offered fantastic advice and really made the entire experience worth it! I will definitely be a repeat customer going forward!I truly believe the two installers were the best in the business. I have dealt with other large equipment companies and none, at any level from ordering to arriving was as simple as with them! Thank you!”

Learn more about 613Lift and their “OFFICIAL HAMMER STRENGTH TRAINING FACILITY” in Ottawa here.

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