“I can tell you that it was one of the best decisions I ever made. Since starting at LIVE WELL, my life and my health have improved significantly. First of all, within two months of starting the regular exercise and implementing healthy habits learned from the LIVE WELL education, my doctor took me off all three medications.” -Trang Pham
LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic is changing lives, and attitudes!!
It’s been open for only six months, but a new exercise clinic in North Delta is already changing the lives of local residents. However, this is no ordinary gym. In fact, LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic likes to describe itself as the “anti-gym,” a place where how you feel is more important than how you look and where people get a lot of support to achieve their goals. this item about? What makes it interesting? Write a catchy description to grab your audience’s attention…
Our “Anti-Gym” is changing attitudes about exercise for Burnaby residents.
LIVE WELL is a medical fitness clinic that’s built on the belief that exercise is medicine. Specializing in safe, supervised exercise and healthy lifestyle coaching for people who have chronic health conditions or want to prevent them; it helps its members make sustainable changes to their lifestyle to live healthier and happier lives.
Exercise as medicine: medical fitness clinic opens in Regina
SPARKS METHOD™, created by LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic, opened its doors in Regina on September 9th. Its goal is to use exercise and healthy lifestyle coaching to help clients manage and prevent chronic diseases.
A local exercise clinic is transforming lives with medical fitness and ongoing support
The four people we interviewed for this article all have different lifestyles, interests and health concerns. But they all have one thing in common: they love going to LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic. Click Here
December 03, 2018
FRANCHISE CANADA: LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic proves exercise is a miracle drug
For the first time in the fitness industry, a Canadian chain of exercise clinics has proven what academics have known for years – that exercise can be more effective than medications in treating many chronic diseases.
“We provide supervised medical exercise for members … with chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and obesity,” said owner Cameron Biffart. The programs are run by highly trained clinical exercise physiologists.
KELOWNA NOW: New medical fitness clinic to help make healthy long-term lifestyle changes
With a team of experienced kinesiologists and clinical exercise physiologists, the clinic specializes in medical fitness, clinical supervision and healthy lifestyle coaching with a focus on overall health and well-being.
GLOBE & MAIL: In a tight labour market, employers need to step up hiring practices
Founder and president Sara Hodson on LIVE WELL’S new in-house training course for kinesiology grads to groom them to become certified clinical exercise physiologists to coach members inside LIVE WELL clinics.
GLOBE & MAIL: Buring an established business? There are right and wrong ways to do a deal
When John and Gayla DeHart bought into LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic, they did their research and were attracted by the company’s raving fans: numerous, happy and recurring customers with memberships to the gyms.
BETHEBOSS.CA: LIVE WELL’s prescription for a better life
LIVE WELL President and Founder Sara Hodson got the idea for her chain of clinics while working in cardiac rehab. To increase access to exercise for these types of patients and others, she opened her first LIVE WELL clinic in 2011, the first of its kind in Canada.
TORONTO SUN: Head to the gym to head off depression
“We have many members who came to us suffering from depression and anxiety who have been able to reduce or get off anti-depressants and get their lives back on track via regular exercise,” says Sara Hodson, founder, and president of LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic.
GLOBE & MAIL: some people must work out to save their lives: Are gyms failing them?
Traditional gyms aren’t designed with people with chronic conditions in mind. But LIVE WELL strives to meet the needs of those who may not feel welcome at commercial gyms by delivering evidence-based exercise programs specific to each individual’s condition.
THE ABBOTSFORD NEWS: Exercise can be as powerful as medication
LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic Abbotsford owner Julie Elliott wrote an article in The Pulse health supplement, about using exercise as medicine. (Click to page 10 to read how good exercise can be for your body.)
THE NATIONAL POST: THIS ‘ANTI-GYM’ HELPS PEOPLE STICK TO DOCTOR-PRESCRIBED EXERCISE PLANS, WITH AMAZING RESULTS
“People don’t come in excited by exercise. Most people come into us having remotely exercised in their life, or have never exercised in their life.” Sara Hodson’s solution was to create a business that married fun, motivational exercise, with highly supervised tracking of clients’ medical progress.
exercise could be packed in a pill, it would be the single most widely
prescribed and beneficial medicine in the nation.” Robert N. Butler,
M.D. Former Director, U.S. National Institute on Aging
The World Health Organization has declared chronic diseases the number one killer on the planet. Chronic disease is now the cause of over sixty percent of deaths worldwide, and the death toll continues to climb.
Obesity is reaching epidemic proportions. The population is aging, and more people are living unhealthy lifestyles contributing to heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes. Chronic diseases take a heavy toll on our health and cost vast amounts of money to the health care system.
LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic is on a mission to design highly-engaging and effective ways to inspire lasting behaviour change in anyone at risk of chronic disease.
PEACE ARCH NEWS: “THEY SET THEIR MINDS TO IT, AND THEY DID IT.’
A lot of us set goals to improve fitness and lose weight in the new year. But a group of Lower Mainland residents has been backing up such talk with action, with the help of South Surrey’s LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic.
THE VANCOUVER SUN: DEMAND RISING FOR HEALTH-FOCUSED WEIGHT LOSS
People who are obese or super-obese face multiple obstacles to weight loss. Metro Vancouver doctors are referring patients to LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic for exercise sessions, nutritional advice and regular health monitoring — including blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar tests that can be reported back to the referring family doctor.
GLOBAL WEEKEND NEWS HOUR AT 6 P.M.: WALKING FOR HEALTH
A group of dedicated LIVE WELL members is featured on the Vancouver suppertime news as they train in preparation to head to Hawaii to fulfill a major goal: walking the Honolulu Marathon. Watch the video!
HUFFINGTON POST: INNOVATIVE INITIATIVE AIMS TO BOLSTER FEMALE-LED CANADIAN COMPANIES
LIVE WELL President Sara Hodson was shortlisted to receive business funding and support thanks to hundreds of Canadian women who have decided to take an active role in leveling the entrepreneurial playing field for their female peers.
PEACE ARCH NEWS: FINDING THE STRENGTH TO CHANGE HER LIFE
With a lot of training and support found at LIVE WELL, this Newton mother of two completed a five-km race. And now, she’s getting back into training mode for this year’s annual walk/run event 80 pounds lighter.
BREAKFAST TELEVISION VANCOUVER CITYTV: YOU NEED A DOCTOR’S REFERRAL TO VISIT THIS GYM
BT Vancouver’s Live Eye Host Dawn Chubai spends a morning at LIVE WELL Exercise & Medical Clinic to learn why exercise IS medicine for those living with diabetes, heart disease, and obesity. Watch the video!
PEACE ARCH NEWS: WHITE ROCK WOMAN’S GOAL TO THRIVE
White Rock woman turned to the Live Well Exercise Clinic, where she was able to build her strength for daily activities, as well as the 9th Annual Relay for Life at Centennial Park, despite her cancer. Read more…