FOCUS on the Businesses of Riverside’s Health & Wellness Walk July 9th

On Saturday, July 9th, starting at 11am, take a walk and get an inside look at many of Riverside’s health and wellness-promoting businesses. The Riverside Health and Wellness Walk, part of the 2016 free Riverside Walks series, will be led by Registered Dietitian and Family Nutritionist Nishta Saxena MSc. RD.

Learn more about the businesses offering great demos, talks and samples during the walk:


All four gyms/fitness studios will be leading a 15-minute workout at their stop on the walk



9 Davies Avenue

Framewrk offers functional fitness and mindful practices to improve the body and mind. They are focused on unique classes that challenge traditional ideas of what fitness can be and give people new ways to explore health and wellness. They teach a variety of creative, inspiring, effective classes and all of our teachers are experts in their fields.

During the walk, they will be running through a class called Essentrics which is a unique, full body workout that rapidly changes the shape of your body through a dynamic and fluid combination of strengthening and stretching. The technique develops lean, strong and flexible muscles with immediate changes to your posture. The program rebalances the body, prevents and treats injuries and unlocks tight joints. This body weight, equipment-free workout leaves you feeling energized, youthful and healthy.


   FORME Fitness

100 Broadview Avenue

FORME Fitness specialize in small group and semi-private training. Housed in a custom-built, 5,500 sq. ft. facility, FORME cultivates a community of supportive, like-minded individuals and includes nutritional and lifestyle coaching in all their programs.

On the walk, they will showcase their philosophy and techniques over a 15-minute talking session.



9 Davies Avenue

They are a group of passionate health leaders that are bringing Physical Literacy & Movement Culture to Toronto. Physical Literacy is the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life. The Movement Culture is a community of people interested in learning more about body, health, wellness and human performance.

For the walk, they will take to the outdoors for a 15-minute workout in Riverside’s Joel Weeks Park.


The Chi Junky Studio

70 McGee Street

Chi Junky is a private yoga studio that offers classes of no more than 6 people & Full Service Wellness Concierge. It is Toronto’s  wellness retreat located in Riverside. Designed for busy people looking for a healthy change, Chi Junky makes achieving total wellness simple, accessible and realistic. Think of them as your one-stop shop for clean living. No more commuting, guesswork, stress or excuses when it comes to your health.

For the Riverside Health and Wellness walk, the Chi Junky Studio will be leading a 15-minute guided meditation and refreshments to end off the walk.


Switchback Cyclery

651 Queen Street East

Opened in June 2013, Switchback Cyclery is Riverside’s cycle shop with a wide selection of bikes and accessories for sale in a warm and welcoming service environment. Switchback has its origins in Sanctuary, a Christian charitable organization that welcomes people who have known mostly only rejection and abuse. They offer relationships and a chance to rediscover the joy and dignity that comes from having a meaningful and purposeful occupation.

As a stop on the Health and Wellness walk, they will talking about their bicycles, the Switchback Philosophy and their involvement with the community.


The Healthy Whey

740 Queen Street East

The Healthy Whey is Riverside’s health supplement store and local destination for affordable, natural health supplements, such as: vitamins and minerals, proteins, omegas, sports nutrition, diet and weight loss, probiotics, superfoods, and more. They also carry a large assortment of vegan products.

On the walk, they look forward to getting to know you better and answering your questions!


Pulp Kitchen

717 Queen Street East

Pulp Kitchen specializes in fresh juice elixirs and smoothies. Their mission is to make healthy food more available to everyone, and to help educate on the benefits of healthy eating. Their juices are from freshly pressed fruits and vegetables, and they offer over 30 unique smoothies and juice blends. Their solid food items are free of all animal ingredients, and can be made gluten-free upon request. They use local and/or organic ingredients whenever possible.

During the walk, Pulp Kitchen will provide a talk on healthy eating and taste test of three of their popular fresh juices!!



Oma Chiropractic

1 Munro Street

Dr Karen Jongedijk, the founder of this wonderful clinic, had a grandmother and they called her Oma. An Oma is caring, wise and someone you go to for advice. Oma Chiropractic & Wellness Centre’s enjoyment comes from playing the role of your Oma, and witnessing what you can accomplish when your body is functioning at its best.

They will be discussing self care during the walk. Think about self care as the art of giving to oneself in a way that refreshes, sustains, and strengthens. It helps to reset our perspective, energy and purpose.


It’s not too late to join in for this walk!! Sign-up here for this free walk and get your limited edition Riverside reusable bag! (filled with amazing swag items on the day of the walk)

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Riverside Walks is a series of local walking tours throughout May to October that invite you to come and explore the vibrant Riverside neighbourhood. Our neighbourhood is located along Queen Street East from the DVP to Empire Avenue in Toronto. Sponsored by Team Sheppard Re/MAX, our 2016 walks showcase Riverside’s diverse culture and cater to a wide variety of interests.  All walks are led by local residents and Riverside personalities. Check out the website for more walks coming up!