LIV North hosts virtual Biggest Winner Challenge to participants across Canada

LIV North Fitness Management has developed and delivered a successful Biggest Winner challenge and utilized it across their managed facilities for years.  2022 saw the challenge go virtual for participants from coast-to-coast with some outstanding results and participants feedback.

Below is a brief summary of the Biggest Winner challenge and the participants feedback.  For more information on LIV North programming, contact us at virtual@livnorth.com.

The virtual Biggest Winner challenge is a 6-8 week healthy living challenge that provides participants with the following resources:

  • Healthy eating meal plan and recipe guide
  • Weekly motivational challenges based on various pillars of wellness
  • Access to live and on demand fitness, mindfulness and stretching sessions
  • Goal setting workshops
  • Regular self assessments with instructions, how-to videos and result comparisons

An important note is that the Biggest Winner is not a weight loss challenge.  While assessments are done for tracking, they do not play a role in winners.  Winners are always selected based on participation in weekly challenges, virtual sessions, and their engagement.  Habit changes often lead to weight or inches being lost, but that is not the goal of this challenge.

As mentioned, LIV North has run the Biggest Winner challenge in our on site facility for many years with high participation numbers and amazing feedback.  Below are the results and some feedback from the virtual Biggest Winner challenge.

If your organization would like to learn more or discuss offering a challenge such as the Biggest Winner for your organization, let us know at virtual@livnorth.com.  

LIV North Selects WellnessLiving as Software Provider

LIV North, Canada’s leading business management consultant for fitness, recreation, and aquatics facilities selects WellnessLiving as their primary software provider after a rigorous evaluation of the top business management software solutions.

As the only full-service fitness consulting, management, equipment and aquatics sales and service company in Canada, this new and growing partnership with WellnessLiving allows LIV North to offer our clients easy-to-use and fully customizable tools to manage their business.  WellnessLiving will be used to run LIV North managed facilities and services for large national corporations, property managers, community and recreation centres, and post-secondary institutions.  

“The Fitness Management division of LIV North has been searching for a turnkey solution to utilize at our managed fitness facilities across Canada. We were delighted to discover WellnessLiving. They provide an incredibly robust, intuitive platform for our account managers and members alike,” says Tonya Faganely, Vice President of LIV North. “WellnessLiving’s team has been incredibly diligent and solution oriented, allowing our projects’ seamless transition to the platform.”

LIV North has implemented WellnessLiving’s software all-in-one business management solution into 20 of their Canadian corporate and private fitness and wellness facilities and plans to integrate the majority of the facilities they manage by the end of the year.

“We’re proud to be selected as LIV North’s primary software provider and support Canada’s most esteemed corporate fitness facilities,” says Len Fridman, co-founder and CEO of WellnessLiving. “Our goal is to provide fitness and wellness businesses with all the tools they need to manage every aspect of their business within one platform. We’re confident LIV North’s clients will be well equipped to run and grow their businesses.”

About LIV North

LIV North is Canada’s leading business management consulting company for fitness, wellness, recreation, and aquatics facilities. In addition, LIV North’s Optimal is a digital, on-demand membership platform, connecting clients with live trainers as well as fitness and wellness programs. LIV North manages over 75 facilities, ranging from 300 to over 15,000 members, serving over 150,000 members daily across Canada. LIV North has corporate offices in Ontario and Alberta, and over 1,200 employees across the county. For more information, visit: https://livnorth.com

About WellnessLiving 

WellnessLiving was founded in Toronto, Canada, by Len Fridman (CEO) and Sasha Davids (COO). The pair had a dream to create a truly affordable, all-in-one, cloud-based solution, offering cutting-edge business management tools for fitness and wellness businesses around the world. Dynamic features like their automated marketing suite, advanced reporting, easy booking tools, and rewards program allow customers to attract, engage, and convert their clients. WellnessLiving is one of the fastest-growing software companies in North America with over 15 million users worldwide and are the proud recipients of the 2021 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ and Fast 500™ award programs. WellnessLiving is the “software company with a heart” and always treat their customers like family. For more information, visit www.wellnessliving.com

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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

Who is LIV North Fitness Management

Who is LIV North Fitness Management

For over 45 years, LIV North Fitness Management has been providing consulting, management and programming solutions for fitness facilities across Canada! Whether your facility is a corporate site, tenant building, community centre or virtual, we have a solution for you!

Learn more about the services that we offer by watching the video below. If you would like to learn more about how LIV North Fitness Management can assist your facility, contact us at amenities@livnorth.com.

LIV North Celebrate National Health & Fitness Day with Free Audio Guided Workouts from June 5-11, 2021

As Canada enters our second summer of battling COVID and coping with pandemic restrictions, we are all growing tired, frustrated and fatigued. While physical activity opportunities are limited or unavailable, we know that being active helps significantly with managing stress and depression. This year especially we want to highlight the ways people can get active and how important activity is for physical and mental health.

National Health & Fitness Day is June 5, 2021.  To help Canadians be more active and stay safe, LIV North’s Fitness Management team is launching outdoor, audio guided workouts on their virtual platform – Optimal by LIV North.

These audio guided tracks include:

  • Walk/run tracks (great for beginners and advanced runners alike);
  • Mindful walks (combining mindfulness and activity, ideal for a break or at lunch) and;
  • Outdoor workouts (take your fitness class outside with the instructor in your ear).

From June 5th to 11th, LIV North is letting everyone try audio guided workouts!  CLICK HERE to learn more and to try some of the audio tracks out in celebration of National Health & Fitness Day!  

If your organization could benefit from guided audio tracks or any of LIV North’s Virtual Services, let’s connect!  You can reach us at virtual@livnorth.com.

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