Looking for a new personal trainer?

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As a skilled and versatile personal trainer, Jonathan MacCaul draws on his knowledge of yoga, martial arts, meditation, and more, to tailor training sessions to meet the needs and skill level of his clients. Jonathan has an impressive fitness background, with experience in a number of areas, and carries a long list of health and wellness credentials. He is looking to take on 3-4 new clients. Call Focus Fitness today to book your first training session with Jonathan.

About Jonathan

My approach to fitness and health begins with the understanding that every body is different and the key is to listen to the body and cultivate awareness. By doing so, while regularly engaging in a variety of physically challenging activities, the body and mind grows strong and becomes balanced. This will enable you to reach your goals and better prepare you to face all of life’s challenges. This approach will ultimately reduce your stress so that you live a longer, happier and more fulfilling life.

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Certifications

  • Honours diploma in Fitness & Health Promotion (Algonquin College 2011)
  • Certified Personal trainer (YMCA)
  • Group Fitness Instructor (CanFitPro)
  • Martial artist with nearly 20 years experience
  • Professional Mixed Martial Arts while living in Japan
  • 250 hr Certificate Course in Yogic Education (Yoga Vidya Gurukul, India)
  • Teaching yoga and meditation consistently since March 2012
  • Advanced Stand-up Paddle Board (SUP) Instructor (Paddle Canada)
  • Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery Yoga Teacher Training: Level 1
  • Specializing in core strengthening, functional movement, mobility, HIIT and relaxation

Call Hope at (613) 544-7999 to book an introduction session with Jonathan.

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Randy’s Blog: Why we don’t give away pizza at Focus

Can you believe that some gyms now offer free pizza to members? I love pizza but I do not think I could offer pizza to our clients. I think we will stick to the apples!

Coming to Focus represents a time in your day or week when you focus on improving or maintaining your health and fitness.  This is a place where you work with the trainers and staff to reach new and important goals.

Your day can be filled with endless distractions and stress.  Keeping your health and fitness a priority is not an easy task.  I often find that high performing individuals often to prioritize family, work and personal commitments ahead of their own well-being.  We can justify to ourselves that we will make up missed time and workouts later- but often the act of putting ourselves at the end of the list becomes a habit and it’s hard to break.  Here’s the catch though: without our own health we will not be able to do all the other things that are important to us! When you come to Focus you have made your health a priority in your day. You have made a choice to set aside time to improve yourself. We see this everyday as clients walk through the door for a workout. The weight of all those external demands is lifted for an hour. They don’t leave the gym tired; rather they leave the gym recharged and ready to take on the rest of their day.

Our responsibility at Focus is to provide the environment, team, and motivation to help you achieve your goals. We are responsible for making your visit focused on your goals with no distractions. Coming to Focus is a time in your day where you release all of life’s challenges and distractions from your mind and body. Here you get to focus only on yourself: your overall well-being, fitness, and health.  Not only is this integral to dealing with your every day stresses, but it also equips you to bear the load in a better way! Your training time at Focus allows you to build the confidence, knowledge, consistency, and skill sets that will help you continue to make good choices outside of the gym setting. You leave feeling more aware and motivated to maintain the good health and fitness that you are working towards. It is our hope that the environment and support of Focus will propel you to pursue health and fitness on a daily basis with a positive and encouraged mindset.

Coming to any gym is an investment – in finances and time. We recognize the investment you make and match it by providing a comfortable and motivating environment with a team of amazing trainers who really care about you. Taking care of yourself is a good habit – kind of like an apple a day. So remember when you supply your time, we supply the apples. Sorry but you won’t find pizza here.

We continue to look at new ways to provide great programs and services to help our clients. This fall we will be introducing two new Pilates programs. There will be an introductory and advanced program lead by Jillian. It is a great way to supplement your personal training sessions or add another group training session to your week.

Jonathan will be offering two workshops in September.  These workshops are FREE, but require pre-registration. Bring a friend or a new member.

Call Hope at (613) 544-7999 to register today.

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Two NEW Pilates classes at Focus

Technique Pilates

Technique is a full body introduction program to learn the fundamentals of good technique in Pilates.  Sessions will be designed to dynamically strengthen the muscles around the bones and joints as well as lengthen the spine. This is a perfect program for anyone new too Pilates or anyone returning back too it after some time.  Benefits of the program will include improved flexibility, body tone, posture and energy levels.

Program Duration: September 12 to December 12   1 x per week

Instructor: Jillian Botting

Times: Saturday 9:30 – 10:15AM

Cost: $190.00

Minimum number to run program: 4

Advanced Pilates

This program is for the weekly Pilates practitioner who is looking to build their practice and technique.  Focus will be on core, arms, gluteus and inner thighs for improved body alignment, improved muscular strength, neuromuscular recruitment, mobility and flexibility.

Program Duration: September 12 to December 12   1 x per week

Instructor: Jillian Botting

Times: Monday 6:00 – 6:45PM

Cost: $190.00

Minimum number to run program: 4

Don’t miss your chance to be involved.
Call Hope at (613) 544-7999 to register today.

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Focus is offering two FREE workshops

Intro to Yoga Nidra – The Simplest & Most Effective Meditation

2 Hour Class on September 17th   from 11:00 to 1:00PM

Yoga Nidra is a conscious state of deep sleep; this research proven practice can reduce 
and prevent many ailments such as: stress and trauma, chronic pain, anxiety and depression. Yoga Nidra also strengthens the immune and endocrine systems, nervous and cardiovascular systems and much more. Join Jonathan in the practice of Yogic Nidra to experience the rejuvenation of 2 to 3 hours of sleep in just 20 minutes!

 

Quiet the Mind – Meditation for Beginners

4 Hour Workshop on September 17th   from 1:30 to 5:30PM

It has been long known the spiritual and emotional benefits of meditation but science is now supporting the physiologic benefits of meditation as well! In this workshop you will experience the different forms of meditation that can easily be applied and integrated into daily life. Participants will explore meditation of breath, meditation in motion, meditation in stillness, and meditation in food experience.

Don’t miss your chance to be involved.
Call Hope at (613) 544-7999 to register today.

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