Facility Feature: Park Hyatt

Park Hyatt is located in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood and is lined with upscale boutiques, Victorian-era homes as well as chic restaurants.

Iain Anderson, the Territory Manager for LIV North in the GTA, has worked with the Park Hyatt Team to design a beautiful 1400 sq/ft. space. It was important that the equipment selected for this facility was of the highest quality with state of the art cardio & strength equipment. Products chosen for this project was the Life Fitness Elevation Series Cardio with SE3HD Console, Insignia Strength, and Synrgy Training System which incorporates Functional Training and Accessory Storage.

After your workout, visit one of Stillwater Spas’ thirteen treatment rooms to relax before going out on the town!

This is a beautiful upscale hotel with a fitness centre to match, not only for people travelling from out of town, but also for people from around the GTA to enjoy a getaway weekend.

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.

Top 10 Home Gym Picks

A home gym is a big investment and needs to be thought out based on your lifestyle, training requirements, space and budget. We’ve put together our top picks for home gym equipment + accessories that are guaranteed to take your home gym to the next level.

  1. Life Fitness IC5, IC6 & IC7 Indoor Cycles
  2. COREFX Strength Bands
  3. Woodway Path 
  4. COREFX Kettlebells
  5. UMAX plates/sets with bar 
  6. COREFX Plyobox 
  7. UMAX Dumbbells 
  8. Life Fitness Heat Rower
  9. COREFX Medicine Ball 
  10. TRX SWEAT Kit 

We’re here to help with all your home gym needs; from equipment to flooring to suggested layouts. Contact us to discuss your next project or dream home gym and let us get you started on the right path.

LIV North has showrooms with consultants in Toronto (Head Office) Calgary and Edmonton. Distribution centre’s also include Vancouver.

Life Fitness Heat Rower
Life Fitness Heat Rower

Product Spotlight: Wattbike Pro

Richard Zaal, LIV North Regional Sales Manager, shares his experience with the Wattbike Pro and reveals the benefits for athletes.

Wattbike is the next level cycling and performance tool which caters to both high performance athletes and individuals looking to improve their fitness. 

Robust, versatile and reliable. The Wattbike Pro was the one that started it all for indoor cycling and set the bar for performance bikes. The research, analysis and improvement that has gone into the Wattbike Pro means the data produced for riders is extremely accurate within +/- 2%. Beyond that, the Polar View enables me to improve my pedalling efficiency and power output since I can visualize each pedal stroke. Combined with air and magnetic resistance, with a maximum of 3,760W, I know I’m always able to get a tough workout. All the effort I do indoors with the Wattbike Pro translates into performance outdoors thanks to the real ride technology which replicates the resistance and sensation of riding outdoors on the road. 

From my last ride, I was able to find out via the Wattbike app, the following information after my ride: 

Improved efficiency via the Wattbikes Watt meter I am able to determine which leg is more dominant and how to improve the efficiency of my 360 degree pedal stroke while riding, (polar View). The Wattbike monitor will show you how to improve your pedal stroke while riding via the onboard display. In addition, the 20 minute Test is designed to establish your functional threshold of power (FTP) which is the average number of watts a rider can sustain in an hour. This is a great measure to track your improvements against. There are numerous heart rate programs, cardiovascular programs, HIIT Training programs and testing programs built into the Wattbike console. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions about the Wattbike!

Wattbike Pro Richard zaal
Athletic Kulture

Facility Feature: Athletic Kulture

Athletic Kulture opened with the right product at the right time.

Over 3 years ago, our sales staff started working with Ryan Hawkes, on what seemed to be, a pipe dream of opening a new concept 24 hour club. Ryan was so committed to his philosophy on health and fitness for the community of Barrie that nothing stood in his way, not even a pandemic.

Thursday September 17th, Athletic Kulture opened for members to use with all the proper safety precautions in place; as well as an excellent offering of virtual programs. Congratulations to Ryan and Joe for a great job on opening their first Athletic Kulture. LIV North has worked with Ryan Hawkes through many drawings, product changes and updates to ensure the product mix was exact. We are proud to be part of Athletic Kulture in Barrie.  

Kudos to Erin Pietz, Dealer Manager, LIV North and Glen Buchanan, territory Manager on excellent teamwork to make this project successful. Visit Athletic Kulture at 154 Reid Dr, Barrie, ON

Athletic Kulture
Athletic Kulture
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