Exploring 2013’s Fitness Trends in North York

Like many folks out there, the team at Greenrock Property Management has resolved to get more active in 2013. Now this resolution doesn’t require a drastic change, but the holiday aftermath has us feeling a bit sluggish. As a way to inspire some positive fitness changes this year, we have the scoop on a few fitness trends in the North York area.


Get your run on


Running is a trend that just won’t go out of style, so if you’re interested in running but not sure where to begin, consider joining a club. Working towards a fitness goal together is a great way to stick to your resolution. The Running Room York Mills Garden location (808 York Mills Rd. Unit 11) offers a number of winter training programs for those interested in working towards running goals. For newbies, there’s the Learn to Run ten-week program that covers everything from injury prevention, pacing and motivation techniques. By the end of this program, expect to be running for 20 minutes with a progression of run and walk breaks.


Not just starting out? Then try the 5K Training or the Half Marathon training sessions. Programs are available both in-store and online. The York Mills Running Room Run Club meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 8:30 a.m. at the store. From Wingreen Court (2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Wingreen Court), the Running Room location is around a five-minute drive or a 15 minute trek via TTC.


For some different takes on running, there is also the Toronto Penguins Running Club, a group that focuses on the slow-running movement and social events. Alternatively, there is the Bare Minimum group which is a barefoot and minimalist shoe running group. It may be a bit chilly, but their Facebook group indicates that they meet monthly for group runs in High Park.


Body Weight Training


If you’ve resolved to keep a budget, then consider doing this program at home in your North York apartment. Designed to use minimal equipment while your body provides the resistance, these simple workouts are becoming increasingly popular. With body weight training, you’ll complete exercises such as planks, squats and push-ups. There are many online resources to check out, but we recommend starting with the Bodyweight 1% Workout video for six basic exercises. This sort of training is easy to complete in the one- and two-bedroom apartments at Wingreen Court.


Let us know about any fitness tips, classes or workouts that you’ve discovered in the North York area. Leave your comments below and share with the Greenrock community online.
If you’re looking for an apartment for rent in Toronto, Greenrock Property Management has a community that will suit your needs for 2013. The conveniently located Wingreen Court rental community is just three minutes to the nearest bus stop and a five-minute stroll to the Shops at Don Mills. Contact our team about availabilities in any of the Greenrock communities this January.