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Builders promote health and wellness lifestyles

<p>It’s no secret that Torontonians, and Canadians in general, have become increasingly aware of the health and wellness considerations of daily life. What may be surprising, however, is the haste with which home builders have acted to satisfy these considerations. Now more then ever, builders are taking steps to make your residence a healthier place to live.</p>




It’s no secret that Torontonians, and Canadians in general, have become increasingly aware of the health and wellness considerations of daily life. What may be surprising, however, is the haste with which home builders have acted to satisfy these considerations. Now more then ever, builders are taking steps to make your residence a healthier place to live.


Minto Developments is among the most successful pioneers on the health and wellness front.


Minto’s newest buildings are designed to following its green initiatives and are resource friendly. The innovative systems ensure extremely efficient use of water and energy, with an end result of minimal environmental impact. This impact should be an important consideration in any new home purchase — after all, a healthy person should live in a healthy environment.


Andrew Pride, vice-president of Minto, explained why its designs are actually better for your health.


“Our condos use a heat recovery ventilator (HRV) to ensure fresh air circulates throughout every room. This is opposed to a normal condominium, which will just push fresh air into the corridor,” he said. As a result, residents of a Minto condominium can enjoy a vast improvement in air quality.


Pride was also quick to mention Radiance @ MintoGardens, a Yonge and Sheppard condo built according to the aforementioned principles. Radiance is a pragmatic and successful example of what the company has to offer.

Minto’s commitment to health and wellness extends beyond the environmentally friendly design of its buildings.


The builder also offers fitness classes with specially trained instructors to ensure all residents have the resources and motivation necessary to lead a healthy and active life.


Condo builders are not the only ones to act on the increasing public concern for health and wellness. National Homes has also increased the availability of fitness resources to its clients.


“We are now beginning to offer strategically designed rooms, which are built into the homes’ construction model, and are specifically made to allow for optimal storage of exercise equipment,” Mary Marello, marketing manager of National Homes, explained. These rooms are efficiently engineered to place a minimal burden on the layout of the home, so residents don’t need to compromise their design plans to accommodate fitness needs.


Keeping with its proactive approach to home fitness, National recently struck a partnership with Tranz4m (pronounced “transform”), a fitness company founded by former Olympians Mark McCoy and Donovan Bailey.


“We offer our homebuyers three different personal training packages, which scale in quality from basic to high.


The basic package will include 10 free personal training sessions, while the high-end package comes with 30,” Marello explained. Also included are nutrition and lifestyle assessments, as well as an introduction to some of Tranz4m’s revolutionary personal training principles.


A health and wellness revolution is certainly upon us, and home builders are making it harder and harder for clients to dismiss its importance in their daily lives. The early success of these builders suggests that it won’t be long before health and fitness resources become one of the more important considerations in the home purchasing process.


 
 
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