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 cars, 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.” 

LIV North’s new Virtual Corporate Fitness and Wellness services contribute to employee resilience and productivity

As a Canadian leader in Corporate fitness management, we recognize that 2020 was anything but ordinary.  As challenging as this time continues to be, it has provided an opportunity for us to reimagine how we deliver corporate fitness.  With the workforce dramatically shifting and employee mental health and wellbeing concerns at an all time high, companies have been asking us:

  1. How can fitness and wellness services be delivered to all employees in the organization?  
  2. How can fitness and wellness services cultivate social connection among all employees, including those who are working remotely?
  3. How can fitness and wellness services contribute to resilience and productivity?   

In answer to these questions, LIV North has created Optimal – Your Corporate Gym Online! 

Currently over 150,000 employees across Canada, from over 27 corporations, are accessing our virtual services daily, with numbers growing monthly. In the new office environment Optimal is an excellent tool to maximize productivity amongst all employees and create community across your company.. Our contests, challenges can be tailored to your company and results tracked to monitor activity in broad strokes to provide continued opportunity for improvement. 

Why LIV North?  Our years of experience and the experiences we deliver.  In managing fitness facilities and onsite wellness programs for over 40 years, LIV North realizes that  improving the health of individual employees contributes to the healthy culture that organizations seek. We saw the opportunity to take our physical on-site programming and translate it digitally into a platform offering live and on-demand programming from our expert team.

What separates LIV North from other online fitness offerings?  

  • We are more than a content provider.  A successful online fitness & wellness program needs to be managed much in the same way that a physical fitness centre does.  As your partner, we build a program plan that is managed against clear defined and measured goals that align with your organization.  
  • We are people led and people driven.  While we deliver Optimal services on a virtual platform, we recognize that our success comes from our dedicated team of experienced fitness professionals delivering fresh programs daily. 
  • All programs are delivered with a focus on increasing social connection.
  • We have programming options for everyone: novice exercisers to fitness veterans, those seeking  mindfulness meditation to high intensity class enthusiasts.  

Our core programming includes: 

  • Live streaming mindfulness & fitness sessions
  • Goal specific fitness programming
  • Wellness and educational workshops/series
  • Motivating monthly and quarterly challenges
  • Personal, small group and nutrition coaching
  • And more!

To learn more about LIV North’s Virtual Services and how they can benefit your organization, contact Virtual@livnorth.com or visit us online

To learn more about workplace wellness trends in 2021, click here to download our e-book Virtual Wellness: a virtual solution for a virtual world!

LIV North Announces Life Fitness Canada Website

LIV North is excited to announce the launch of the Life Fitness Canada website. As the Master Canadian Distributor for the Life Fitness Family of Brands, we could not be more thrilled with this platform to  showcase the full product range. 

lifefitnesscanada.com will provide updates on new products and technology,Canadian dealers and service centres, Canadian commercial and residential installations, Canadian references and special promotions and features available for Canadians.

LIV North is committed to providing the highest quality of fitness and athletic solutions across Canada with its direct sales team in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec combined with our strong dealer network across Canada. Our central warehouse and distribution centre is in the GTA, with additional warehousing and service outlets in Calgary, Alberta and Vancouver. 

For more information, hi-res images, or to set up an interview, please contact: 

Brian Townsend Vice President, Sales, LIV North Inc. 

btownsend@livnorth.com Direct: 416-665-9280 

Livnorth.com 

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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
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