Beyond Yoga

Right from the start, we wanted Healthletica to offer more than just hot yoga. That’s why we included “Wellness” in our name.

Hot yoga can do a lot for you, but no single approach can do it all. So if you’re in need of more than hot yoga, consider our other wellness options.

Review the three different situations listed below and see if any apply to you. Then call us at 905-951-6494 for a personal consultation.

Situation 1: You’ve sustained an injury and need some rehab.

Have you strained a muscle, injured your knee, have frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, scoliosis, carpal tunnel syndrome or postural problems that cause pain and restrict your range of motion?

Recommendation: Physiotherapist-supervised exercise or therapeutic yoga

Our consulting physiotherapist, Will Guan, can provide you with a thorough physio assessment and then prescribe a personalized set of exercises and/or yoga poses to be performed under the supervision of specially qualified personal trainers and therapeutic yoga instructors in our small (unheated) studio.

Depending on the nature and severity of your condition, he may prescribe individual one-on-one sessions with a personal trainer (a certified exercise physiologist) or a specially trained therapeutic yoga instructor, or he may give you the option of following your regimen in a specialized class with up to three others.

At regular intervals, he will assess your condition and the progress you have made, altering your regimen accordingly. Eventually, your condition will improve to the point that all you need is an instruction sheet with exercises or yoga poses to do at home until your problem is fully resolved (or to perform as needed thereafter).

Learn more about Will Guan and about physiotherapy.

Situation 2: You want to prevent injuries you’re susceptible to.

Do you put your back out from time to time just by getting out of bed or swiveling out of your office chair, or by doing housework or yard work, or by hoisting a heavy suitcase, briefcase or bag of groceries?

Recommendation: Healthletica’s functional fitness training

Functional fitness training protects you from injuring yourself during everyday activities by using exercise regimens that are fundamentally different from other workouts.

Conventional workouts and weight training programs exercise individual muscle groups. Functional fitness programs exercise multiple muscle groups: ones that are used simultaneously in real-life situations at home, at work, or when playing sports.

By training muscles in your upper and lower body at the same time, functional fitness conditions them to work together cooperatively. It also puts the emphasis on core* stability, which improves posture, balance, muscle power and coordination, while minimizing injury risk.

Functional fitness training sessions take place in Healthletica’s small studio. Private 1:1 sessions as well as semi-private classes for 2–4 people are available.

Learn more about our Functional Fitness Specialists and about Functional Training.

Call 905-951-6494 to make an appointment to discuss your needs.

*Core muscles are torso muscles: the ones in your abdomen, pelvis, lower back and diaphragm. Without core stability, your lower back lacks sufficient support to withstand the additional strain put on it when you exert yourself.

Situation 3: You’re ready to make changes to improve your health.

Have you reached a point in your life when you’re ready to replace bad habits with good ones? Do you crave better work-life balance? Are you struggling to cope with stress? Are you unhappy with your weight? Do you find it hard to get to sleep, stay asleep, or get enough sleep? Are you living with a chronic illness, have recurrent health problems or just feel generally unwell, or out of shape or low on energy?

Recommendation: Healthletica’s Lifestyle Change Program

Developed by Healthletica co-founder Jennifer DiGregorio, the Lifestyle Change Program is a holistic approach to turning your life around and achieving optimal wellness.

Jennifer begins by determining your issues and goals and then assesses a range of critical factors that can have a negative impact on your health, happiness and quality of life: physical fitness, weight, eating habits and nutrition, stress, sleep, substance abuse and toxins that may be present in your environment.

If you’re serious about wanting to change your life for the better, she will develop a personalized program for you that incorporates remedial action on multiple fronts, acting as teacher, coach and cheerleader.

Learn more about the Lifestyle Change Program and decide whether or not it’s right for you.