FUNctional Fitness with the School of Happiness

Functional Fitness

Blend the best of fitness and mindfulness practice.

This class focuses on multi-dimensional and integrated (full-body) mindful movement patterns to work your core, develop your balance, improve your posture and have fun! Functional fitness exercises are designed to correct your habitual movement patterns, make you stronger and help you perform day to day activities with greater ease while reducing the risk of injury and pain.

With various equipment you will get your body moving safely and effectively leaving you feeling energized for the rest of your day. This class is beneficial for all and welcomes all fitness levels.

Nature Fit
Move your body in the great outdoors! Enjoy mindful movement in local nature trails. Fire up your energy, strengthen your muscles and improve your cardiovascular system while having fun with a dynamic group. This group class includes tuning in to all of the senses while observing surrounding nature, warm-up movements to prepare the body and mind and a and cool-down sequence leaving you re-fueled for your day.

Nature Fit with the School of Happiness
Laura Warf steps in the park - Living Well School of Happiness - Sainte-Adele

Laura in step mode in the park.

About Polar® Fitness Trackers

TechnoFit with Polar
Have you ever wondered how much exercise you are doing daily? Perhaps you catch yourself wondering “did I engage in enough activity?”

How much activity is considered appropriate to be healthy? Good news, here is a tip you might enjoy - fitness trackers basically do the math for you and keep you posted on your biometrics status. Once you get home or have a portable device handy you can connect your fitness tracker to the device, sync information in the fitness tracker to the device, and review your performance with really nice visuals.

When you start out with a fitness tracker you might be concerned with the prospect of having to work with a steep learning curve, but no worries it's not at all that challenging. Of course, you should allow yourself a little time to first get used to the screen user interface, buttons and advanced functionalities.

Laura Warf is a Polar fitness tracker ambassador and has been testing these nifty little devices for the past year. Since the best way to know how much you might appreciate these little devices is to try one on, we thought it might be interesting to have an outdoor activity with people from Polar. Learn how to monitor your exercise intensity and progress to reach your fitness goals more efficiently. Your heart rate monitor and tracker will provide you with instant feedback and will guide you towards working in the appropriate zones.

If you ever want to join us outdoors for a functional fitness activity in the park simply share your contact information in the form below and we will keep you updated on when the next event is scheduled.

Enjoy!

Functional Fitness Testimonials
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Laura is a true professional.  She exudes confidence, strength and a dedication...

The first group class (cycling) I attended was with Laura in 1999. Since that time I have been a member of Laura’s loyal followers and have continued to enjoy as many of her classes as my schedule permits. Laura is a true professional. She exudes confidence, strength and a dedication to her career that proves she is enjoying what she is doing as much as we appreciate what she does for us each class. Laura is capable of motivating us to meet and exceed our limits as easily as she shifts our mindset to a more relaxed and reflective state in yoga and Body Flow. I have made exercise a regular part of my routine. This commitment has increased my energy and given me strength both physically and emotionally, increased my confidence and the way I feel about my body and has helped make me a happier person. I am extremely grateful that my life path has crossed Laura’s and cannot wait to see what she has in store for us next! My heartfelt thanks Laura!

Brenda

Laura is able to make you focus into the present moment and is always encouraging you...

Since I started participating in Laura’s cycling classes I see cardiovascular activities in a whole new way! Laura is able to make you focus into the present moment and is always encouraging you to continuously push yourself harder than you ever thought possible. I am more motivated since I began cycling classes and my body shows the results!

Melissa G.

Laura motivates you through the entire session.

Riding High is my favourite of all cycle classes. It’s a great workout from beginning to end and Laura motivates you through the entire session. It’s very fast paced class but I always leave the class with more energy than when I came in. The great music, camaraderie and Laura’s warm personality keep me coming back for more week after week!

Laura M.

Your cycling classes have influenced both myself and my mother in many positive ways.

Your cycling classes have influenced both myself and my mother in many positive ways. We feel better about ourselves physically and mentally and ready to face the challenges in our days with greater energy. Thank you, we love your class and hope you will always be a part of the cycling program.

Marfisa & Tina

Her motivation and skills as an instructor has definitely elevated my performance. 

I have participated in Laura’s spinning classes and I must say her motivation and skills as an instructor has definitely elevated my performance. I have been a fitness enthusiast for 18 years typically working out 5 days per week in activities such as running, spinning, aerobics and weight training. Five years ago spinning became my passion both for its challenge and high intensity. Laura’s instructional style mixes many elements so that you realize benefits in your endurance and strength while maintaining proper riding technique. She challenges you physically through her tough drills and encouragement. As a result, I have experienced improvements in my running speed and endurance as well as my overall fitness level. Anyone who has peaked, or has lost some self-motivation can benefit from Laura’s experience, knowledge and encouragement to really find out what more they are capable of. I can honestly say, I am getting older, better and faster!

Lauma P

Laura is an excellent instructor whose spinning classes are both fun and intense.

Laura is an excellent instructor whose spinning classes are both fun and intense. When I was injured and couldn’t run for several months, Laura’s spinning classes helped me maintain and even sharpen my fitness. Within a few weeks of returning to running, I ran my fastest 10K ever, and I credit Laura to being a key factor. Thanks Laura!

Stephen B.

She gives 100% to all her classes, making me feel very lucky to be able to attend.

I am fortunate to have met Laura and to attend her yoga and cycle classes. She is an excellent instructor and her positive energy is very motivating. She gives 100% to all her classes, making me feel very lucky to be able to attend. I feel very happier spiritually as well as physically. Her calming voice and spirit have had a very positive impact on me; I am better equipped to reduce my stress level. Thank you Laura.

Mena J.

One of the very few instructors who knows how to incorporate mind/body techniques...

As an instructor who maintains a full-time day job and teaches 11 classes per week on the side, it takes someone pretty special for me to make the effort to take a fitness class. Laura is someone special. Not only does she instruct with the utmost clarity and professionalism, but she is one of the very few instructors who knows how to incorporate mind/body techniques into any type of workout. The result: workouts that leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed with an increased sense of well-being. Not bad for a trip to the gym.

Tony S.

We love to receive and read your testimonials. They help us improve our functional fitness programming along with the customer experience. Of course, they also motivate us to continue to offer what we believe can help make people feel better and happier!

We hope to hear from you!
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