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Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Train Right into Fall

Fall running. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, cooler temperatures are here and there are a slew of races to choose from. It’s time to get your heart pumping, whether you’re running for exercise, training for a 5k or planning to conquer a marathon. Running is the perfect workout for busy people. With

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

“Thinspiration”

How a Culture of Body Obsession Is Infecting Our Daughters The average teenage girl spends a combined 10 hours and 45 minutes per day on media consumption: on a weekly basis this translates to 31 hours watching...

Monday, July 14th, 2014

What is Pilates? And Why is it so Good for You?

Pilates is showing up everywhere. Sports teams, dancers, professional golfers are all doing Pilates. So why should you, the casual athlete, runner, cross-fitter, computer-sitter or general gym person, learn about or do Pilates? Pilates. You’ve seen the...

Monday, July 14th, 2014

It’s a HIIT! Get Fitter Faster with High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training, or HIIT (pronounced ‘hit’), can be done anywhere with little or no equipment, is simple to follow, and takes very little time. Great for beginners, as well as experienced exercisers looking for more...

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Why Don’t We Exercise?

The warm weather is finally here, so let’s get out of hibernation and get our hearts pumping. Let’s start with a little tennis, maybe some basketball, a nice hike. Hey, where is everybody? Studies say that 84%...

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Unwinding the Spine: How Pilates can help manage the pain and progression of Scoliosis

Your back is killing you. It is so tight and sore all the way up one side you can barely turn to look back over one shoulder. Driving is a challenge. Playing golf makes it worse. Forget...

Monday, March 17th, 2014

Active Living for Older Adults: How physical activity prolongs independence

Over the next 25 years, Canada will continue to see major growth in the number of adults over the age of 50. While many older adults may still be working and/or have a fitness regime, many more...

Wednesday, December 11th, 2013

How to Hire a Personal Trainer

Personal trainers can provide valuable expertise, accountability and motivation that you could not achieve alone. Here’s what to look for and how to find the “right fit” for your needs. So, you’ve been thinking about hiring a...

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

The Best Foods for Your Summer Workout

Are you kick-starting your physical activity this summer? The right nutrition pre and post exercise can make the biggest difference on your performance and how your body feels. Jump start this season on the right foot with...

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

It’s Time to Get Moving!

“The Journey of a Thousand Miles Starts with a Single Step” According to Science Daily, “Apart from not smoking, being physically active is the most powerful lifestyle choice any individual can make to improve their health.” The...

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