HUMAN 2.0 | 2202 Thurston Dr. Ottawa ON, K1G 6E1

FAQ

1. WHAT IS HUMAN 2.0 – A GYM, A DOCTOR’S OFFICE, A PHYSIO CLINIC, WHAT EXACTLY?

Human 2.0 is all of the above. We are an integrated healthcare facility, and we endeavor to give our clients the best continuing care possible. We feel that by having all of our specialists under one roof – where they communicate with each other about general philosophy of treatment AND patient attention – we can provide people with better, more efficient overall care. No need to make appointments at a variety of locations. Here, you can do it all in one place. For your convenience, we’ve recently added massage therapy and athletic therapy as well.

 

2. I’M NOT IN VERY GOOD SHAPE. WILL I BE TOTALLY EMBARRASSED IF I COME TO YOUR CLASSES? 

Absolutely not. Our clientele are of all ages and abilities. We want to help every person live their best life, and our programs can be scaled to meet anyone’s needs. Having said that, what we do here isn’t easy. You will be expected to work hard, and to take initiative to create a better – more active – life for yourself. We will provide support and education in the best way we know how. Just remember: everyone starts somewhere.

 

3. DO YOU DO CROSSFIT AT HUMAN 2.0? IT SEEMS LIKE YOU MIGHT.

While we may have borrowed some of the same exercise modalities that Crossfit uses – Olympic Weightlifting, and gymnastics strength training, for example – we don’t consider what we do Crossfit.

We’ve taken the best strategies from a myriad of physical activities and sports (Crossfit being only one) to create what we feel is the most well-rounded and most effective strength, conditioning, movement, and mobility-based program possible.

Here at Human 2.0, we also believe in progressing ONLY when a person has sufficiently mastered a particular level or skill. Any sort of activity that involves complex body movement – the “clean and jerk”, for example – requires attention to detail, and our coaches are sticklers for form. Performing tasks of that nature for time can be dangerous – especially for beginners – and we don’t promote that. We would never compromise your safety for the sake of a “killer workout”. We are all about sustainable, healthy living.

 

4. IS HUMAN 2.0 ONLY FOR ATHLETES?

Absolutely not. Even though elite-level athletes come to our facility, we cater to individuals of all ages and levels of ability. Our programs are scalable and are made to meet the needs of all participants. Having said that, we do offer a “masters” class that is specifically tailored for those who feel that our regular programming might be too ambitious for them – seniors, new mothers, people with special physical considerations. If you are not sure where you might fit in, just ask. We’d be more than happy to discuss your current situation, and to point you in the right direction.

 

5. I’D LIKE TO BOOK AN APPOINTMENT WITH THE DOCTOR. HOW DO I GO ABOUT DOING THAT?

Because he is a specialist, anyone who would like to book a consultation with Dr. Raynor will need to have a referral from their family doctor. That can be faxed to our location at (613)730-5484. Once we’ve received the proper paperwork, we’ll give you a call to book a time to come in.

 

6. DO I NEED A REFERRAL TO SEE YOUR PHYSIOTHERAPIST?

If you are intending to have it covered by your insurance company, then yes. If you are, get the referral first, and then we’ll book the appointment. If you are intending to pay yourself, then no.

 

7. WHEN I COME FOR A PHYSIOTHERAPY APPOINTMENT, WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?

It depends on the body part concerned. Most commonly, if it is a lower body issue, bring shorts to change into. If it is something to do with the upper body, where a comfortable t-shirt. Athletic clothing is always preferable no matter what the circumstances.

 

8. DO YOU HAVE OPEN GYM AT YOUR FACILITY?

Currently, we do not offer open gym times. Because of the nature of the equipment – Olympic weights, ropes, rings, climbing rig, etc. – we feel that for the safety of our participants/clients, everyone needs to be directly monitored by a coach at all times. Also, we really want to promote proper technique and form, something that doesn’t always happen when people are left to their own devices.

 

9. I FEEL LIKE I HAVE A SLIGHT INJURY. CAN I STILL PARTICIPATE IN YOUR CLASSES?

If you are not sure if it’s safe for you to start training, the best thing to do would be to have an assessment with either Dr. Raynor or our physiotherapist Jethro Constant first. They can better assess your abilities. They can also then talk to the coaches about how to modify exercises specifically for you. Everyone can do something. It’s just a matter of knowing your limitations, if you have any.