About Vital Steps

Fitness and Wellness for Adults across the GTA

Vital Steps® is a medical fitness and wellness provider that specializes in personal training and healthy lifestyles for adults, across the Greater Toronto Area. Our staff and partners deliver personalized treatment from a medical fitness perspective to help you look good, feel great, and enjoy a higher quality of life.

We see exercise as preventative medicine, and it’s this approach that makes us so different. As a medical exercise facility, we combine fitness programs with insight from medical specialist practitioners including osteoporosis, cardiac and cancer specialists. We also provide services that include rehab and “pre-hab”, nutritional counselling, massage, acupuncture, and physiotherapy for an integrated and holistic approach to health and wellness.

Live Better, Live Longer

If you’ve never had an exercise routine or you’re years out of practice you might be suffering from some of the effects of an inactive lifestyle, such as a lack of strength, flexibility, mobility and endurance. Recent studies show that as many as 80% of Canadians over the age of 65 have at least one chronic disease, most commonly heart disease, depression and osteoporosis.

Exercise can significantly lower your risk of developing age-related chronic conditions, and in some cases reduce or reverse the effects of an existing condition. Results vary for every person, but exercise can improve your immune system, heart health, bone density, digestion, and in some cases it can lower your risk for conditions like heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, obesity, some cancers, Alzheimer’s and dementia. Exercise can also improve your mood, self-esteem and confidence, it can relieve stress and reduce symptoms of illness and pain, it can improve your memory, your concentration, and even help you sleep better.

The Vital Steps® Approach

We start with an in-depth assessment that examines your health, strength, mobility, flexibility and endurance, plus your medical history. We use this information to create a personal wellness plan to help you reach your goals in a safe and supportive environment.
Our job is to motivate you, to educate you, to encourage you to achieve your goals. Vital Steps® removes a lot of the obstacles most people face when starting a brand-new exercise regime. The key is your relationship with our team of highly-skilled Certified Personal Trainers and Medical Exercise Specialists. We consider your health and fitness, plus your objectives, expectations, and concerns.
Our staff and partners deliver personalized treatment from a medical fitness perspective. Our in-house team includes highly-skilled and Medical Exercise Specialists. Plus, our clients can access a community of specialized health care practitioners, like cardiologists, oncologists, kinesiologists, physiotherapists, and nutritionists.
How you look, how you feel and what you’re able to do with your body is made possible in part by eating the right foods and avoiding the wrong ones. In addition to fitness training, we also provide insightful nutrition and dietary counselling. We begin with an initial consultation, examining how you eat and how you feel and can customize a nutritional plan to your weight goals, dietary restrictions, and time for meal preparation so you can create delicious and nutritious meals at home. We can customize meal plans for clients with diabetes, celiac disease, fibre requirements, reduced sodium, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, and more. Our clients can tap into our network of nutrition specialists for personalized menus and even order meals delivered to your door.
We don’t always think about our health in terms of goals and milestones, but most of us know that there is something we want to change or improve. Your Vital Steps® Certified Personal Trainers and Medical Exercise Specialists will help you define your goals and set milestones. It’s our job to help you meet your goals; we’ll track your progress and ease you into greater challenges with greater rewards.
Vital Steps® clients can custom build their own package, combining our medical fitness training with the support of our community of health and wellness specialist practitioners. Bundle your choice of fitness program(s) with assessments and discounted rates among our network of extended health specialists, such as physiotherapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and more, many of whom are covered by most extended health insurance plans. Check with your provider to confirm what your coverage includes. Learn more about our integrated Extended Health and Wellness Plans.
Visit our flagship location at 1701A Avenue Road (just north of Lawrence Avenue) to speak with our client specialists and complete your assessment. Take advantage of the amenities at our Dufferin & Lawrence location such as racquetball and squash courts, indoor and outdoor running tracks, swimming pool, and full gym with cardio and resistance training equipment. Clients can also access specialized sessions at locations throughout the GTA. We make house calls! If you are busy with your family, travel often for work, we have a solution for you. Through our Home Fit program, we help select and source exercise equipment for your home, design a personalized medical fitness program, and provide our specialized training and encouragement with in home personal training. Contact us for more details about our Home Fit program.
We make house calls! If you are busy with your family, travel often for work, we have a solution for you. Through our Home Fit program, we help select and source exercise equipment for your home, design a personalized medical fitness program, and provide our specialized training and encouragement with in home personal training. Contact us for more details about our Home Fit program.