The new Hammer Strength Plate Loaded Glute Drive has arrived at our Canadian Head Office in Mississauga, Ontario.

Book a time or contact your sales rep and come try out the newest technology in Plate Loaded Glute Drives.

While visiting our product experience centre on 7115 Tomken Road in Mississauga, you will be able to test out a full line of Life Fitness Brand and Woodway products.

To book your trial just send us an email at sales@livnorth.com

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

UNengaged – A Phrase No Employer Wants To Hear

UNengaged – A Phrase No Employer Wants To Hear

It is no surprise that when employees are highly engaged they are highly productive, and that’s a good thing for businesses.  On a more realistic note though, when we look at the numbers, according to latest Gallup report:

  • 51% of employees are disengaged
  • 13% of employees are actively disengaged 
    • they spread negativity about the organization to their colleagues
  • Only 36% of employees are engaged

Another interesting number is 21%!  Organizations with more highly engaged employees see profits increase by over 21% due to the commitment and productivity of their employees.

So how do we start to create more engagement?  More staff meetings?  More bonuses?

You may be surprised to hear that employee wellness programs play a large role in boosting employee engagement, particularly when delivered by an organization outside of your own.

Engaged employees can lead to increased profits of up to 21%. Employee wellness programs can help increase employee engagement.

By offering employees an outlet to relieve stress, whether through an onsite fitness centre or wellness program, or through a virtual offering such as LIV North’s Virtual Services, it can greatly impact engagement levels.  These programs help to lower stress levels, create non-work related connections with peers and develop a sense that the organization does care about the employees and their well being.  

By having a contracted organization deliver these services, it also allows the employees to feel as though they are stepping away from work and they feel more free to be more receptive and fully benefit from the activity.  Also, the contracted organization typically specializes in employee wellness, like LIV North, and knows exactly what needs to be programmed and how to engage the employees at a higher level.

LIV North Fitness Management works with many clients in the corporate sector, providing fitness services and working alongside their Human Resources and Wellness teams to deliver impactful, meaningful programming. All of these services are flexible and customizable to any organization. We work with our clients to determine their desired wellness outcomes, size and scale of their programing, marketing, and more.

We also provide reporting data to verify the effectiveness of a program and to aid in future planning. For more information on our planning and reporting, see our blog post Programming with a Purpose.

If you would like to learn more about employee engagement through wellness programming, contact us at virtual@livnorth.com and a LIV North consultant will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your organization and offer some solutions for you.

Wellness Programing for Millennial Employees

Wellness for Millennial Employees

Believe it or not, millennials now make up the majority of the workforce1.  Has your employee wellness plan adapted?

Millennials get a bad rap.  They are actually a hard working, problem solving generation as they have been forced to adapt to less than ideal conditions in a lot of areas of life.  Many also feel the pressure to prove the stereotype of millennials wrong. 

With that being said though,  millennials come with some different needs than the Baby Boomers and GenX that share the workforce with them.

Here are 3 key points that the LIV North Fitness Management division keeps in mind when planning an employee wellness program that includes Millennials:

Make it adaptable.

While millennials may be hard working at work and do as they are instructed, in their own personal lives they expect programming to fit their wants and needs.  This may include activities they can do on their time when they are ready and not scheduled activities.  It should also fit into the area of wellness they enjoy  – not just reading nutrition labels and the importance of sleep.

Make it available.

One stereotype of millennials that is true is that they live by their technology.   Any wellness offering needs to ensure it is utilizing technology (mobile, wearables, etc.) and be as accessible as possible.  Apps, gamification, and on demand services are very important.

Make it FUN!

In the past few years we have seen our traditional programming that involved checking the boxes in a scorecard transition to more grand, beautiful and engaging challenges to attract the millennials in.  Everything from the website, emails and apps have to be considered for the look and the flow.  Take the virtual Amazing Race challenge that LIV North ran in the Spring of 2021.  A team of LIV North staff created and ran a very immersive virtual challenge offered at 10 facilities across Canada – from Halifax to Vancouver – with 126 participants joining in.  It was fun, it connected individuals from across Canada and hit all aspects of wellness with options to fit the needs of the user.

This all sounds like a lot to consider and it is worth it!  A workforce that can be slightly more engaged can result in profit increases as high as 12% – and that is just slightly more engaged, not even highly2.

If you would like to learn more about creating challenges and programming for your millennial workforce and to see how LIV North is offering engaging on site and virtual programming to 75+ clients across Canada, we’d love to hear from you!  

You can reach us at virtual@livnorth.com or to discover more of LIV North’s services, visit livnorth.com or our virtual services site at virtual.livnorth.com.

1 – PEWResearch.com – Millennials are the largest generation in the labor force
2 – Achievers.com – 5 Ways Wellness Programs Can Enhance Employee Engagement

Roadmap to Re-Open – Now In Stage 2

GREAT NEWS!

On June 30th Ontario moved into Step 2 of the Roadmap to Re-open. https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario

Step 2 is one step closer, or 21 days closer, to Step 3 when condos and apartments are allowed to open indoor pools and amenities!

Since the province is scheduled to remain at each step for at least 21 days this gives you enough time to prepare and book your inspection with your local health inspector.

Due to the length of time the indoor pools have been closed an opening form will need to be sent to your local health inspector. These forms should be sent in 14 days prior to your reopening date.

To assist you, we have added a list of local health department contact information in and around the GTA who will provide you the information and forms.

At the same time, you should be contacting our team to book an inspection and ensure your pool is ready to go. aquatics@livnorth.com or rmiddleton@livnorth.com

HOW TO SCHEDULE TIME SLOTS TO USE OUR AMENITIES?
If you are wondering how to schedule your pools, contact us about Amenity Linc. Amenity Linc is a very efficient and easy to implement scheduling system designed specifically for multi-unit residential buildings by the largest Pool service company in North America. https://amenitylinc.com

Amenity Linc is an amazing system that can schedule multiple amenity spaces, cost effective, easily implemented with an app and takes little time to set up. For more information contact Lisa LaBerge llaberge@livnorth.com


PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENTS

TORONTO PUBLIC HEALTH
Toronto South (416) 392-0714 | South/Central (416) 338-1643
Toronto – West (416) 338-1527 | Scarborough (416) 397-4782
North York (416) 338-8510 | Etobicoke (416) 338-1527
Toronto E-mail: publichealth@toronto.ca

PEEL PUBLIC HEALTH
Brampton | Mississauga
(905) 565-9602 or E-mail: environmental@peelregion.ca

YORK REGION PUBLIC HEALTH
(905) 836-8315 or E-mail: safe_water@york.ca

DURHAM REGION PUBLIC HEALTH
Oshawa | Pickering | Whitby (905) 666-1887
Uxbridge (905) 982-0840 | Ajax (905) 683-4660

DUFFERIN PUBLIC HEALTH
(519) 836-7215 or E-mail: DHI.intake@wdgpublichealth.ca

HALTON PUBLIC HEALTH
(905) 825-8797

LONDON PUBLIC HEALTH
(519) 663-9276 or E-mail: health@mlhu.on.ca

HAMILTON
(905) 546-2787 or E-mail: safewater@hamilton.ca

SIMCOE MUSKOKA
District Health Unit (705) 445-6490

Woodway, through LIV North Inc. has enhanced Service Technicians across Canada

As fitness facilities across Canada work to restore operations, the task of servicing their dormant fitness equipment becomes a top priority.

LIV North’s service team in conjunction with Woodway USA recently conducted a service training that was run through a virtual hands on session with four LIV North locations across Canada. “As Canada’s leading fitness equipment supplier we want to make sure all our technicians are trained and ready on all the new advancements to ensure fast reliable service for all our customers.” Said Brian Townsend, VP Operations, LIV North.

Proper maintenance as well as ongoing service routines will maximize performance and prolong the lifespan of your fitness equipment. With over 14 trained technicians covering Canada, contact LIV North to have your fitness equipment inspected, calibrated, lubed, and serviced to ensure your patrons and members receive an optimal experience.

LIV North provides a wide range of preventative maintenance plans for all sizes and types of fitness facilities. Please contact us regarding your equipment maintenance at service@livnorth.com

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