In the heart of every significant change, there’s a spark of realization, a moment where everything aligns. For Sara Hodson, CEO and Founder of LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic, this moment came from a decade of experience in hospital cardiac rehabilitation programs. Sara watched as patients harnessed the transformative power of exercise, only to reach the end of their programs without a clear path forward. This gap between recovery and continued fitness was where LIVE WELL was conceived – a sanctuary for ongoing health journeys.
At LIVE WELL, the mantra is simple yet profound: exercise isn't just a physical activity; it’s a form of medicine, vital for both mental and physical health. This belief stems from a well-researched understanding that 150 minutes of weekly exercise can significantly reduce the risk of chronic health conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and various cancers. More than just preventing physical ailments, it’s a defense against mental health challenges, offering respite from anxiety, stress, and depression.
Yet, despite the well-known benefits, many Canadians find themselves distant from the world of fitness. Reasons vary – some believe it's too late to start, others fear it’s too hard, and many are intimidated by the gym environment. LIVE WELL breaks down these barriers, offering a welcoming community where it's never too late to start, where progress is measured at one's own pace, and where every member is set up for success.
Since opening its first clinic in White Rock, BC, in 2011, LIVE WELL’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Expanding across three Canadian provinces and touching the lives of over 8,000 members, Sara’s vision of a joyful fitness community has become a beacon of hope and health. LIVE WELL’s foundation rests on a symbiotic promise: your success is our success.
Today, LIVE WELL’s mission resonates stronger than ever: Exercise is medicine. It’s a testament to the power of a well-crafted idea, born from experience, nurtured by passion, and realized through the success of every member who walks through its doors.