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Downsize Fitness Comes to Canada!

>> Monday, May 5, 2014

The first of an American chain of stigma-free, welcoming gyms exclusively for people who struggle with their weight has arrived in Canada.  Rather than focusing on cardio burn, Downsize Fitness focuses on functional fitness - helping people learn exercises to gain strength and mobility for daily activities like getting to and from work, standing up from the floor, keeping up with kids - whatever each individual needs to help them lead their best life.

There are a variety of levels of exercise programs to help people address their individual needs, and a strong sense of community that helps to support members in their journey to improve their fitness.

As discussed in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, one of the barriers to exercise cited by people who struggle with their weight is a fear of being stigmatized at traditional gyms, so it's great to see facilities that will help to take down this particular obstacle in the weight struggle.

I'm looking forward to seeing more of these and similar facilities pop up around the country!

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Martin Charron May 11, 2014 at 12:25 PM  

Hello Dr Pedersen!
I am Martin Charron, owner and General manager of Downsize Fitness Orleans. We are very grateful to have the honour to pay it forward as we were once obese ourselves. Along with my partners, we plan on expanding across the country in a timely manner in an effort to safeguard our values and protect our vision


I am excited that you have arrived at my site, and I hope you are too - consider this the first step towards a Healthier New You!! As a medical doctor, Endocrinologist, and obesity specialist, I am absolutely passionate about helping people with weight management. Though there is certainly no magic cure for obesity, there IS a successful treatment plan out there for you - it is all about understanding the elements that contribute to your personal weight struggle, and then finding the treatment plan that suits your needs and your lifestyle. The way to finding your personal solution is to learn as much as you can about obesity: how our toxic environment has shaped us into an overweight society; the diversity of contributors to obesity; and what the treatment options out there are really all about. Knowledge Is Power!!

Are you ready to change your life? Let's begin our journey together, towards a healthier, happier you!!

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