PrairieHeart Mobility has been Serving Saskatchewan since 1988 when they first saw the need for specialized home mobility products and medical supplies and wanted to provide that service across our province. They have truly enjoyed filling this need, and the response has been so great that after that first location opened in Regina they opened a second store in Moose Jaw in 2006 and most recently in 2020 they opened a third store, this time in Saskatoon. Their primary goal is to not only sell you the best mobility products on the market, but fix and maintain all equipment so it operates in the most efficient and effective way, keeping clients safe and independent as long as possible. PrairieHeart Mobility makes a positive difference for hundreds of customers in what can often be a challenging transitional period. They improve the quality of client's lives through their quality products, knowledgeable and trained staff and excellent customer service.
As a family owned and operated business, they are also committed to improving customers’ quality of life through increased mobility as well as ease of access and safety in their own homes. The owners and staff have such giving hearts and treat all of their customers like family...this is truly their mission...this is their purpose in life! Whether it be wheelchairs or lift chairs, scooters or walking devices, beds or bathroom safety products, vehicle accessibility items or even wheelchair accessible vans, they can get you going again.
As part of our unique Trusted Saskatoon verification process, we contacted a long list of PrairieHeart Mobility’s customers, some of which have been with them for decades. These loyal customers included adults with various disabilities, parents whose children have disabilities, elderly clients who have trouble getting around, and even owners of care homes and physiotherapists who always count on, and recommend, PrairieHeart to their clients. We asked questions and heard their stories and their opinions about the quality of PrairieHeart Mobility’s products, their outstanding selection and of course their amazing customer service.
At Trusted Saskatoon we are constantly adding great local businesses, but we were truly blown away by the heartfelt, positive feedback we received about PrairieHeart Mobility! Most of those surveyed rated them a 10 out of 10!
"I’ve been with PrairieHeart Mobility since 1999, when they were just a small shop, but they have sure grown. They are very easy to deal with, very friendly, and provide great options no matter your mobility needs. They have lots of quality products to choose from. I am very happy and would, and do, recommend them to everyone!!" - Clarence Krause
“I had a very good experience dealing with PrairieHeart Mobility. The staff and sales consultant I dealt with were pleasant and helpful. They took the time to treat me as an important person in their store. They let me try out several lift chairs and mobility scooters which would meet my needs as a P.P.M.S. patient. I was happy to purchase both of these from them. Fadi was my sales rep and he was amazing. Thanks so much. A very satisfied customer.” - Val Thiemann, Humboldt
These were just a few of the hundreds of customers around Saskatchewan that PrairieHeart Mobility’s team of qualified experts have helped over the last 33 years. Every company will talk highly of their service and quality products, but this new Trusted Saskatoon partner consistently walks the walk! At PrairieHeart Mobility, all of their qualified staff and technicians must align with, and follow, their number one company value...
If you or a loved one need any of their products or services let the knowledgeable and caring staff work with you and your family to select the right mobility product or device to fit your needs. Afterall, selecting that right product for you is their #1 goal. Feel free to give them a call today or check out their website. They want you or your family member to live a happy, healthy and independent life as long as possible.
PrairieHeart Mobility is another amazing example of a local business who operates with honesty and integrity, the foundations of our Trusted Saskatoon directory!!
Trusted Saskatoon warmly welcomes PrairieHeart Mobility to the Saskatoon directory of excellence in the Health & Wellness Category and we are proud to give them the ‘Thumbs Up’!
Fitness Solutions is a locally owned, Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment store, serving residential and commercial customers for over 30 years. They have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. They are there every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen. In their latest Trusted Saskatoon fitness tip, they share 5 tips to help you stay fit this fall.
Fall is the perfect season to get back into a routine and re-motivate yourself after summertime ends. Here are 5 tips to help you stay fit this fall and achieve your fitness goals for the season.
1. Set Realistic Goals
Setting goals will help you stay focused and establish purpose in your fall fitness routine. Since large goals can be overwhelming, they should be broken down into steps in order to be achievable. For example, you may have a goal to run a 5K marathon, but you will need to break down this goal into specific steps that are manageable in order to be successful. To reach your end goal of running 5K, you will want to implement habits such as running and strength training a few times a week.
Striving for consistency with your habits is crucial in working towards a larger goal. It can be helpful and motivating to write your goals down so you can refer to them as needed and adjust them if necessary.
2. Integrate Movement Into Your Life
Whenever possible, it is important to move your body. When forming healthy fitness habits, be sure to choose activities that you enjoy. Choosing activities that you enjoy increases the likelihood that you will stick to your habits as they will integrate seamlessly into your routine.
These habits can be as simple as parking further away from your destination so that you must walk to get there, or opting to take the stairs rather than the elevator. Go for a morning walk to start your day on a positive note, and enjoy the fresh air and beautiful fall scenery. On your morning commute, consider walking or biking before the cold weather sets in. When you are at work, make the most of your lunch breaks by taking a walk to refresh yourself - either alone or with a coworker. There are many ways to get your body moving this fall that already fit easily into your daily routine.
3. Invest In An Activity Tracker
A fitness tracker such as an Apple Watch
can help you stay committed to reaching your goals. These days, most fitness trackers allow you to view the progress of your friends and family in addition to your own, making it easy to engage in friendly competition. This is a benefit of having a fitness tracker that can be both motivating and fun.
If you are the kind of person who finds activity trackers distracting, you might opt to record your progress using pen and paper. Whether you utilize a fitness tracker or paper, recording your progress can help you notice patterns and realize progress which can be motivating in reaching your fall fitness goals.
4. Have A Workout Buddy
Not only is working out with a friend more fun, but it is also safer than opting to work out solo. Having a workout buddy can be very useful in helping you remain consistent and motivated in your fall fitness routine, especially on the days where you do not feel like exercising. Create a schedule that works for you and your workout buddy and enjoy your workouts to the fullest!
Workout ideas for you and your friend or partner may include meeting up for walks a few times per week, joining a local fitness class such as spin, or participating in a fitness bootcamp. Your dog also counts as a partner, so get outside and enjoy a walk with your furry friend a few times a week.
5. Rejuvenate Your Mind As Well As Your Body
Fall can be both a busy and stressful time, which makes relaxation so important for mental well-being. Wellness of the mind should be focused on just as much as the body. Some ideas to promote relaxation this fall include meditation, yoga, music or art classes, and epsom salt baths. In addition, challenge yourself to practice positive thinking and gratitude by writing daily in a journal to promote reflection and keep your mind on track. A healthy mind, as well as a healthy body, are necessary for total wellness.
These are a few tips to help you stay fit this fall. Fitness Solutions is your destination for training equipment to help you improve your quality of life.
'Fitness is Not A Destination It Is A Way Of Life'
Fitness Solutions is a locally owned, Trusted Saskatoon Fitness Equipment store, serving residential and commercial customers for over 30 years. They have the tools and the experience to make your fitness goals a reality. They are there every step of the way to guide and educate you through the process of finding the perfect piece of equipment to make it happen. In their latest Trusted Saskatoon fitness tip, they discuss six incredible benefits of strength training.
The days are gone of strength training is only for professional athletes and bodybuilders. Strength training is for everyone! The benefits of strength training are undeniable, and lifting on the regular contributes to overall physical, mental, and emotional health.
Here are 6 incredible health benefits of strength training:
1. Strong Muscles
Strength training involves working your muscles against resistance (weights), which stimulates them to become stronger. As you train, your body becomes stronger and stronger which increases endurance and improves muscle efficiency.
2. Healthy Body Fat Levels
Strength training is more effective at regulating body fat than cardio. This is due to the fact that strength training exercises trigger excess post-exercise oxygen consumption (EPOC). This temporary metabolic boost occurs due to the extra oxygen that is required to cool down and repair muscles following intense strength training.
3. Mental & Emotional Health
Strength training increases levels of endorphins and endocannabinoids in the brain that can improve mental health. In addition, strength training supports brain health through increased levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF).
4. Balance & Stability
As a person ages, balance and stability become increasingly important. Strength training improves balance and stability because it forces movement at all different angles working both major muscle groups as well as smaller ones that may not otherwise be stimulated.
5. Improved Posture
Staying in one position all day such as seated at a computer causes torso muscles to weaken, leading to poor posture. Lifting weights strengthens the core, back, and shoulder muscles needed to improve posture.
6. Strong Bones
Strength training is important in maintaining bone mass and density. When you contract your muscles using force through strength training, it creates a force on the bone which helps them stay strong. Over time, bones become stronger in order to endure these forces they experience.
Fitness Solutions has all the strength training equipment you need to improve your overall quality of life.
'Fitness is Not A Destination It Is A Way Of Life'
The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to welcome our newest Trusted Saskatoon partner Synergy Strength and Conditioning in the Saskatoon Fitness, Gyms & Equipment Category.
Have you thought about getting healthier? Have you thought about making a change to your fitness routine? Did you know that Synergy Strength and Conditioning is the largest CrossFit facility in Saskatchewan and they offer numerous classes, including weightlifting, gymnastics, speed and agility, strongman, sport yoga and more! This local, family-owned fitness facility has locations in both Saskatoon and Warman and they have been providing all of this plus exceptional sports therapy services since 2008!
COMMUNITY. FAMILY. SERVICE. WORK.
These are Chad Benko’s keys to success
If you've ever met Chad, the owner and founder of Synergy, your first impression would probably be that he's a BIG strong guy. However, we can share that there is much more than meets the eye and he has a huge heart! Chad truly cares about his members and their personal health and fitness goals. He is so passionate and you are definitely not ' just a number' when you join. At Synergy you are a member of a community of like-minded friends and coaches...you are like family. In Chad's office there is a sign that has one word on it ...SERVE. That word sums up his life and what he stands for as a driven entrepreneur. Chad's door is always open, and if there is ever an issue or a problem, big or small, he will be the first to address it, find a solution and make it right. This makes him a wonderful fit for the Trusted Saskatoon Community, as it's ' how we all roll!'. Chad is passionate about making a difference in our community and in the lives of his clients and team, he is also a committed and proud family man he has a beautiful young family which recently grew to four children with the arrival of twin boys, little brothers to his adorable 2 daughters.
If you think that CrossFit is just for young athletes, think again!
Synergy has members of all ages and sizes, from men and women in their mid 70’s to junior programs with kids as young as 4! There’s a class or classes for everyone, no matter your fitness goals, fitness level or previous gym experience.
Their philosophy at Synergy Strength and Conditioning is “We build better athletes and we build better people”.
When we were speaking to some of Synergy’s members, as part of the Unique Trusted verification process, we consistently heard amazing things. Read some of the real personal testimonials from current members below.
“I am a grateful long-time member at Synergy. Not only do they take my fitness seriously by offering top level programs and coaches, but they also truly care about everyone’s personal development and goals. Synergy offers a large spectrum of programs and work to create a supportive community about overall wellness.” - G.R., Saskatoon
“The community that Chad has created has been a positive one to be a part of. It’s an inclusive and supportive one. Chad has done so much for me as an athlete.” - Jil R., Saskatoon
“Training with Synergy has allowed me to push myself not only physically but mentally. The programs available offer a variety of different training methods and are inclusive to everyone. Synergy is not just a gym, it’s a family and as soon as you walk into those doors you know you are a part of something spectacular.” - Eden Rakochy, Saskatoon
We encourage you to visit the Synergy website to see all their offerings and services, or simply visit the facility closest to you on Quebec Avenue in Saskatoon or on Industrial Road in Warman, and talk to Chad in person about your fitness goals. There is no better time than now to start your fitness journey or continue on your path to health and strength. Choose a fitness pro you can trust, check out Synergy Strength and Conditioning. Their programs are second to none and their coaches are some of the best in the province!
“Working Hard Together!”
You can read more glowing client testimonials and see all programs and services they offer by checking out the Synergy Strength and Conditioning listing by clicking here.
Wiegers Financial & Benefits is one of the largest private financial planning and employee benefits consulting firms in Saskatchewan. Its Saskatoon Financial Planning Division provides business owners, households, retirees, and students with expert investment and insurance planning services to help them reach their long-term financial goals. They also have a Benefits and Personal Insurance planning division. In this latest Wiegers Financial tip they share information and advice that is good for your health! Wiegers Financial Benefits are Trusted Saskatoon Financial Advisors and Trusted Saskatoon Insurance and Group Benefits experts
If you’re like many Canadians – four out of ten of them, to be exact – you feel stressed when you think about money. And while some stress is not necessarily problematic, chronic stress can lead to:
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Immune functioning problems
- Unhealthy habits including smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol
Stressing about money, then, can be harmful to your physical health (not to mention the potential negative impacts to your mental health, relationships, productivity at work, and a whole host of other things in your life). It’s a problem worth solving… and the sooner, the better.
The solution, in many cases, is working with a financial advisor who can help you plan for your financial success. Your advisor should, at minimum, talk with you about what matters to you, what your short- and long-term life goals are, and what you can realistically achieve (and in what timeframe). And it pays off, in more ways than one. In a recent survey, people who said they are financially prepared were:
- Almost 24% more likely to exercise one or more hours each week
- Almost 25% are more likely to say they are “very healthy”
So what can you do to be better financially prepared? Here are a few tips to help strengthen both your financial and physical health:
- Work with a financial advisor (a HUMAN advisor – not a robot) who can help get you from where you are to where you want to be. Don’t underestimate this step. If you decide against working with an expert, it’s akin to providing yourself life-altering legal or medical advice that could also wreak havoc on the lives of the people you love most. By contrast, if you work with a financial advisor, he or she will genuinely care to help you achieve your goals, and will have the experience and expertise to help you do it.
- Manage your debt. For most Canadians, debt causes stress – and the higher the debt, the greater the chance of depression and high blood pressure. Again, a qualified financial advisor can help you develop a plan for getting your debt – and the resulting stress – under control.
- Save for your future. If you’re among the 60% of Canadians who worry they won’t have enough money saved for their golden years, don’t despair. You-know-who can also help you develop a plan for saving that will help ensure a retirement you can look forward to.
If you’re not sure where to turn in finding a financial advisor who will work in your best interests now and in years to come, ask your friends, family, and co-workers if they can recommend someone. You can also, and probably should, look online for unbiased, uncensored reviews like on Google. The same as in every other industry, some advisors have more experience and better reputations than others, so it’s important you do your research. It’s worth it to invest the time, now and later, in helping to ensure your future financial success.
Wiegers Financial & Benefits has a trusted team of more than 20 financial advisors and support staff includes individuals who are true experts in their field, a number of whom specialize in working with clients with very unique needs.