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About Power Institute, a revolutionary fitness studio in Toronto

Power Institute in Toronto, 79 St. Nicholas Street
Power Institute in Toronto, 79 St. Nicholas Street
Photo credit: Victoria West

Power Institute, located at 79 St. Nicolas Street in Toronto, is the first natural fitness studio to specialize in cutting edge fitness trends and technologies featuring Power Plate, which has been one of Europe’s secret weapons for years. Supermodels Claudia Schiffer and Cindy Crawford are long time advocates of power plate technology and Karl Lagerfeld himself attributes his ability to wear skinny jeans in his seventies to the workout. It was also applied by the space program, helping to prevent atrophy in astronauts’ muscles. Being at the forefront of fitness technology, Toronto’s Power Institute is the first and only studio in Canada to provide power plate fitness and other unique fitness equipment such as the Techno Gym (only seen at the Shangri-La Hotel Toronto), Sci-Fit and more. They have also added a unique twist by incorporating non-invasive body treatments that include Cavitation, a non-invasive liposuction alternative, and Lipomassage for body contouring and cellulite reduction.

Power Institute in Toronto, 79 St. Nicholas Street
Photo credit: Victoria West

Power Institute goes beyond traditional personal training by creating custom, interactive workouts based on a natural fitness approach to personal training. How do they do this? By using your natural body weight to help strengthen and tone your muscles in a functional way and by using the latest fitness technology and techniques. You’ll never do the same workout twice, which means your body stays challenged as your fitness improves. They are also the only studio in Toronto offering you Power Plate and Techno Gym plus the opportunity to accelerate your results with all-natural, non-invasive body contouring technology (more information is available at

Acceleration training with Power Plate machines creates instability in the human body, as with each movement on the plate the body is forced to perform reflexive muscle actions, multiple times per second. These contractions must work in multiple dimensions as the Power Plate machines actually oscillate in all three plans, exactly as the human body is designed to do. The net result is an incredible improvement in force production, strength, power and natural muscle regeneration.

Some of the benefits to work out with Power Plate machines are:
• Increased strength and power
• Muscle regeneration
• Improved muscle tone
• Weight loss
• Increased bone density
• Increased blood circulation
• Improved flexibility
• Diminished cellulite

One of the body treatments offered at Power Institute is cavitation – a completely non-invasive liposuction alternative. This cutting edge technology uses ultrasonic waves to heat the fat cells causing them to liquefy and rupture. The contents of the fat cells are then safely eliminated from the body via the lymphatic system. This is the same way fat is flushed from the body through diet or exercise, except you decide where you want to lose! Even with proper diet and plenty of exercise, our bodies often stubbornly store fat in certain areas. Cavitation allows you to selectively melt fat and get rid of love handles, saddlebags, potbellies, and back fat.

Losing fat, however you do it, results in loose skin. That’s why cavitation is followed by tri-polar radio frequency (RF). RF uses heat to tighten the skin and tone underlying muscle tissue. Even after your first session, you will notice a reduction in size and you will feel tight and firm in the treated area.

Another treatment offered by Power Institute is lipomassage by endermologie which uses two mechanized rollers along with controlled suction to manipulate the connective tissues of the body. This non-invasive technique encourages lipolysis, which is fat burning within the fat cell. Three decades of scientific studies have also shown proof of diminishing cellulite by releasing the connective tissue that creates the dimple and reducing localized fat deposits. The treatment is relaxing and feels much like a deep tissue massage leaving you with lightness and a renewed sense of energy.

Lipomassage by endermologie has been proven to accomplish 4 separate beauty goals:
• Slimming: through localized fat loss;
• Smooth: cellulite is significantly reduced;
• Firm: tone and tighten the skin by stimulating fibroblasts to produce collagen and elastin;
• Sculpt: reshape and refine the contours and curves of your body.

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