Want to know how Human 2.0 could help you? Here’s what people are saying…

I was diagnosed with early onset Parkinson’s Disease (PD) almost 10 years ago. I had just turned 50 years old and was devastated. Despite having been very active for most of my life (in running, skiing, swimming, Taekwondo, etc.) the last 10 years has been a series of little physical losses. These losses have accumulated leaving me challenged to do things that most of us take for granted, like walking. Medication is helpful, however there are several side effects, including dyskinesia.

PD affects the entire body and there is no cure. It causes loss of strength and the ability to move. So, what does Human 2.0 give me? It’s given me physical improvement ​and hope for a longer timeline, without negative side effects. Human 2.0 is all about movement and strength. The exercises look simple, however – when done properly – are challenging for everyone, from the young and fittest, to senior citizens looking to maintain movement and stay strong.

I have been a member of Human 2.0 for approximately a year and a half. In that time, I have seen improvements in my strength, my flexibility, my endurance and my balance. The classes I attend (all are terrifically run by knowledgeable and attentive coaches) have also helped mitigate the medication side effects. I’m not suggesting the workouts have been easy or that this will cure me, but I am confident that their unique approach has and will continue to slow the progression of my PD. For me, that’s a big improvement in my quality of life.Mary E. CFP

“After playing varsity sports in university, I was looking for a facility that would provide me with the same challenges in my training, and I’m glad I found this place! It’s definitely my favourite part to each day!

There’s no other facility in the City of Ottawa that provides the coaching and programming that Human 2.0 does. Their focus is on learning how to build strength through movement in a safe and fun environment.

Every class is challenging whether you’re a beginner (any age) or a retired elite athlete. Every class has progressions for the movements for various levels of abilities, an aspect that keeps everyone motivated and hungry for more!” Ashley B.

I have been practicing martial arts, as a sport, since the early 80’s. I am now a senior citizen. As I age, I become more susceptible to injuries (ankles, knees, lower back, shoulders) when practicing, which seems to be something that many practitioners have to accept.

Last year, a friend of mine introduced me to some of the exercises that they do at Human 2.0, as well as their videos on YouTube. I decided to include them in my workouts with my martial arts colleagues. After several months, we were amazed how much these exercises improved our capabilities and helped prevent injuries. As a result, I joined Human 2.0, taking 2 to 3 classes a week, as supplementary training to martial arts.

It has been almost a year now. Their balanced approach to mobility, strength and endurance really stops or even turns back the clock for me – I can now execute favourite kicks, spins, jumps confidently without injury. This benefit also carries over to my daily life and chores, such as blowing/shovelling snow, mowing the lawn, gardening etc. I intend to stay with the program in the foreseeable future.Peter A. Ph.D.

“More then just a gym – it’s is a true movement facility. It is the attention to detail and the personal touches that really separates Human 2.0 from other facilities. Stronger, more flexible and moving better then at any other time in my life. The integrated health-team approach improves recovery time from injuries and the physiotherapist on site is top-notch!” Greg F.

“Nothing but great things to say. I’ve been going here for over a year, and will continue to come back. I love the training team. They have really changed the way that I think about fitness and how I train. They are detail-oriented and take the time to go through exercises, especially if you are unfamiliar.

The facilities are great. Turf, rings, bars, racks – all the equipment you could ever need, and they still have lots of space for movement. Can’t say enough great things about this gym, you need to experience it for yourself.” Kristen B.

“A visit to Human 2.0 is my favourite way to start the day! The group workouts are varied. The coaches are well-prepared, thoroughly trained, and quick to adapt to individual needs. The atmosphere is always supportive and encouraging. The people, staff, and other members are great people to be around. After almost two years, I know I am stronger, more flexible, healthier, and a better Human! I am hooked – there is no getting bored with your workout here.” Christine E.