Let’s Talk Fitness with Mark Stables


A few weeks ago we chatted with Benchmark Group’s Alwynn Taylor, who teaches yoga, pilates and spinning classes at Minto775. This week we’d like to introduce you to the genius behind the popular Benchmark Group, Mark Stables.

Mark, a leading holistic fitness expert founded Benchmark Group in 1999. The company provides condo dwellers with health and fitness services, from personal training and nutrition coaching to group fitness classes. At Minto775, they offer TRX, yoga and spinning classes as part of their Movement Haus program.

“The fitness amenity space at Minto775 is the perfect space for us to hold classes,” Mark told us. “Condo dwellers have everything they need right under their own roof to lead a holistic lifestyle and cultivate a healthy community.”

The Benchmark Group has been hosting classes at Minto775 since fall 2013, and they’ve been reaching out to residents through several open house events. Mark tells us that they’ll soon be hosting cooking classes too – because, after all, a healthy lifestyle goes beyond just a fitness regimen.

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Of course, there are plenty of options available in the area to get your fitness fix, and Mark acknowledges that. But the key factor in taking a class with the Benchmark Group is the convenience.

“There’s also the social aspect, you get to meet your neighbours and meet other singles,” Mark said. There are only two Benchmark Group instructors at Minto775 and this helps cultivate a sense of community and build relationships. One of the instructors, Kristen, actually lives at Minto775 too! “The pricing is also an advantage, some classes in the area go for [approximately] $20 a class, but we’re at $14.50,” says Mark.

Benchmark is also working on two studio spaces at Minto30Roe.The studios will be used for gravity classes, in addition to TRX, pilates, and yoga. There’s also going to be a barre class at Minto30Roe (something not offered at Minto775); 88 will also have similar classes.

Wanna try a class at Minto 775? Sign up.You won’t regret it!

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