Growing bolder

©Guillaume Vincent

Birthdays mark that we’re another year older. They can also mark another year stronger. As my birthday-meter strikes 63 this month, I am choosing stronger.

Birthday fitness

I share my birthday month with Stéphane Leclerc, co-owner of Gym OxyClub. In anticipation of some pink-frosted chocolate cake, I asked Stéphane to program a workout for me that would take advantage of all the gym has to offer.

The largest fitness facility in Mont- Tremblant, OxyClub boasts more equipment than any gym north of Saint-Sauveur. There is almost no end to the amazing array of machines available to help you pump, push, pull, run, ride and climb your way to fitness.

Bolder not older

I started my sweat session on the main floor. The treadmill provided a good warm-up. In the new hi-intensity cardio room, I climbed the oversized StairMaster. Done, but not easy.

I sampled the vertical wall climber. It’s a sure bet I will never play Spiderman in a movie – or elsewhere. Then it was on to the free-weight training zone. My favourite. I am uncertain who uses the 135-pound dumbbells, but whoever it is, he (or she) has got some serious biceps.

Next up. The multi-functional room has huge windows with wall-to-wall mirrors. Energizing and great for monitoring form while working on function. Then it was upstairs for core work and stretching.

The loft overlooks the huge main training floor. It’s a semi-private area where you can train on your own – or cool down after a hard-hitting training session. Train on your own at OxyClub or buy a custom plan.

With day passes, a 10-pack punch card, a Weekend Warrior special, an array of memberships, and a 24/7 VIP pass available, there is a package for every level.

Get outside your comfort zone. Get bolder, not older… and always enjoy your birthday cake.


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Cathy Bergman


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Cathy Bergman est devenue athlète de façon inopinée à un âge relativement avancé. Elle nous montre qu’il n'est jamais trop tard pour retrouver la santé et la forme. Cathy Bergman is an accidental athlete who found health and fitness late in life. She shows us that is never too late to get healthy and fit.

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