Saskatoon’s Only Fitness Facility Dedicated to the Mature Client
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If you’re unsure whether you’re ready to commit to a lifestyle change, please come in for a free fitness consultation or trial session.
What to Expect
Please read our fitness FAQ for all questions related to training, fitness gear and aches. You can also call, email or drop by in our studio in case you have questions.
Sign up for one of our small group training sessions! We have several available times each day that will fit into your busy schedule.
About Shelley Turk
After a long career as a Medical Cytotechnologist, Shelley became a Certified Personal Trainer in 2009 to indulge her passion for fitness and helping others. Over time, her focus has changed from training younger clients, interested mainly in aesthetics, to training middle-aged and mature clients who are more concerned with improving their “do-ability” or function in everyday tasks or recreational activities.
In 2014, Shelley became Saskatchewan’s first certified Functional Aging Specialist and decided that Saskatoon was ready for a fitness facility dedicated to the 50+ client. She said goodbye to the hospital job for good, opening ProActive Fitness in October 2015, and now enjoys encouraging her clients to be their personal best!
- Barefoot Training Specialist, EBFA
- Functional Aging Specialist, FAI
- CTT, Turbulence Training (Fat Loss)
- CanFit Pro Certified Personal Trainer
- Certified Ageless Grace Educator
- Open the Door to Tai Chi Certified Instructor
- CPR Level A & AED
Here at ProActive Fitness, we believe that:
- Aging is mandatory, but growing old is optional.
- Exercise should support the activities that you are passionate about.
- Improving functional fitness is critical to living a long, healthy, enjoyable life.
- Traditional resistance training does not maximize function.
- It is NEVER too late to begin a fitness program and reap its benefits.
- If you move better, you will feel better. If you feel better, you will move more. If you move more, you will look better.
- Fitness is one of the best investments in time, money and effort that a mature adult can make and it will yield huge benefits!
ProActive Fitness is proud to be independently owned and operated. We are not a franchise, nor part of a corporate chain. We are a traditional small business enriching the community of which we are a part.
At ProActive Fitness, we provide:
- A clean, comfortable, non-intimidating environment .
- Certified personal trainers who are also Functional Aging Specialists
- Friendly trainers and staff.
- 30 minute small group training sessions, 8 participants max!
- 45 min. Bootcamp, 10 participants max!
- 45 minute private training sessions
- Individual attention for all clients to ensure safety and maximum results.
100% Risk-Free Guarantee!
Take action today with absolute certainty that you have zero risk on your part. If you simply don’t love our training programs for any reason, we will refund your money.
No questions. No hassle. No hard feelings. No excuses. Call today!
“Training with Shelley at ProActive Fitness has been fabulous. Since I started working out with her, she’s motivated me every step of the way as I’ve lost weight while increasing my strength and energy. I’ve even been able to go off my blood pressure medication and my doctor is thrilled. Shelley is a godsend!”
— Trish Cheveldayoff
#5-3602 Taylor Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5H9
#5-3602 Taylor Street East
Saskatoon, SK S7H 5H9
There is access to the studio without stairs at the Taylor Street entrance!
Hours of Operation
Monday: 6am – 1pm | 4:30pm – 8pm
Tuesday: 6:30am – 1pm | 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Wednesday: 6am – 1pm | 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Thursday: 6:30am – 1pm | 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Friday: 6am – 1pm | 4:30pm – 6pm
Saturday: 8:30am – 12pm
We would love to hear from you! Feel free to email, call or drop into the studio 8:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. weekdays, or between 8:00 a.m. –and 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.
ProActive Fitness News & Tips
Shopping, pageants, parties, family gatherings, and food, food, food. The holiday season is filled with good things, making it the holly-est, jolly-est time of year. And it’s easy to get caught up in the tinsel, lights, eggnog, and chocolate and forget about barbells and running shoes. This is why people gain an average of one pound (overweight folks gain even more) during the winter holiday months. You may not think a pound is that big of a deal but pack them on year after year and they add up.
Some people prefer to exercise alone. Others are joiners – happiest when they’re exercising and playing with friends or other folks.
“Being in a group appeals to me – I like to sign up!”
That’s Diane Firmani, a 64-year-old multi-athlete who stays active outdoors all year long in Wasilla, Alaska.
This time of year is filled with special foods. From decorated cookies to mashed potatoes, it’s one food event after another. For most of us, it can become more about food than anything else…and you wonder why you gain weight!
This year shift your focus from food to the things that really matter most to you. The season will mean more to you and you’ll look and feel your best.
Get Training Equipment For Home!
Suspension Trainers and Resistance Bands
Our trainers and clients LOVE the Anchor Point suspension trainers and resistance bands! They are the most-used pieces of equipment in our facility. The fabric is soft and comfortable, the handles are double wide and slide down so folks with decreased grip strength or hand pain can wrap the strap rather than grip and still train effectively. The versatility, durability and portability of APT bands and straps make them my MOST recommended pieces of equipment for at-home or at-the-lake workouts.
Training Mats and Insoles
As a certified Level 1 Barefoot Trainer with the Evidence Based Fitness Academy, I’ve learned just how important the foot is as the foundation of our movement. As a person that suffers from foot problems myself, I’ve FELT the difference that barefoot training and use of appropriate surfaces can make in my own wellness and performance – I LOVE my Naboso insoles!
I encourage you to read the evidence on the Naboso site and to consider how this technology can benefit you and help you “reconnect to your foundation”.
What to Expect (FAQ)
What can I expect with consistent ProActive workouts?
- Increased energy and stamina
- Improved balance
- Elevated mood and outlook
- Better sleep patterns
- Increased strength and flexibility
- Better “do-ability” of every day tasks
How big is the studio?
Our main studio is 2362 sq. ft and includes two workout rooms, as well as ladies’ and men’s locker rooms that each have a shower. We also have additional space across the hall that includes another 420 sq. ft. of training space.
Is this just for the ladies?
No. Though most of our members are women, our sessions are co-ed. Men are welcome!
What do I wear?
Athletic or comfortable clothing that allows complete freedom of movement and allows you to stay cool. Women will want a good support or athletic bra. For footwear, invest in a good pair of great-fitting athletic shoes or if your feet are healthy and it is comfortable for you, we encourage you to try barefoot training for general small group training.
Do I need to bring anything else?
Have a water bottle handy to sip on during and after your workout to replace the liquids you’ll lose due to perspiration. We have cups on hand, should you forget, and a filtered water cooler for refills. Keeping yourself well hydrated also helps reduce muscle aches.
We provide sweat towels, if you need to wipe your brow during your workout! We provide shower products, towels, hair products/tools and some toiletries, should you wish to shower and freshen up before you leave.
Do I have to be “in shape” before I start training?
Absolutely not! Our programs are designed for your current fitness level. We will meet you where you’re at! For safety reasons, we encourage almost everyone to start with a Beginner session, but you may feel the first time feels too easy. Even then, you may still be sore from doing movements your body is unaccustomed to making.
If you are an experienced exerciser that has been training consistently for the past six months, please talk to us before booking your first session.
What if exercise hurts my knees, shoulders, or _______?
While a bit of muscular discomfort or soreness is normal and okay to work through, we always, ALWAYS want to know if you are feeling it in your joints. Our workout sessions allow for a large degree of customization based on your particular needs, conditions and abilities.
I’m not feeling 100%. Can I still work out?
You should perform workouts only when you are well-fueled, hydrated and well-rested. If you are a bit sore from previous exertion, a workout will probably help “loosen” tight muscles. You need to be aware and always alerting us to any possible health concerns, signs or symptoms.
If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms during your workout, then STOP and seek medical attention:
- Unusual shortness of breath
- Chest pain or tightness
- Pain in neck or jaw or radiating down the left arm
What do I eat before my session?
Whatever time of day you choose to train, it’s wise to know your body. We suggest most people eat a pre-workout snack or meal 1-2 hours beforehand. Some people do fine on an empty stomach, so be sure to know what works best for you. We DON’T want you to have a blood sugar crash because you skipped breakfast or lunch.
What do I eat after my session?
After you train, your body will need to replenish and restore itself so be sure to eat a healthy snack, ideally with some protein, within one hour of completing your workout.