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Feel the Burn of Outdoor Cyling While Indoors-Try this 20 Minute Program

Feel the Burn of Outdoor Cyling While Indoors-Try this 20 Minute Program

  Are you eager to get back on your bike, but think it’s still a little too cold outside? Don

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Improve Core Strength & Stability with Swiss Ball Mountain Climbers

Improve Core Strength & Stability with Swiss Ball Mountain Climbers

A question I get on a daily basis is “what is your favourite ab exercise?”  My answer to this q

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Tired of Treadmill Boredom? Try This Walk/Run Interval Program

Tired of Treadmill Boredom? Try This Walk/Run Interval Program

There are many different ways to work out on a treadmill, but the kind of workout I find most effect

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Tips to Start Cutting Calories & Dropping Pounds Right Now!

Tips to Start Cutting Calories & Dropping Pounds Right Now!

Well it’s 2012 and I’m sure some of you have either not yet started your resolutions or have alr

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Free Weights or Machine Weights, Which is Better?

Free Weights or Machine Weights, Which is Better?

This is a question I get a lot from clients and regulars in the gym, so I thought this would be a gr

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3 Ways to Make Exercise a Habit & Stick With It!

3 Ways to Make Exercise a Habit & Stick With It!

A common trend I see as a personal trainer is people falling on and off “the wagon” from season

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Only 20 Spare Minutes to Hit the Treadmill? Make Sure you HIIT It!

Only 20 Spare Minutes to Hit the Treadmill? Make Sure you HIIT It!

This time of year is very busy for a number of people and many try to make excuses for not working o

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Christmas Gift Ideas for the Fitness & Health Nut in your Life

Christmas Gift Ideas for the Fitness & Health Nut in your Life

Christmas is a time of year when people tend to loosen the leash a little bit in their regular diet,

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Make Every Trip to the Mall a Workout This Holiday Season

Make Every Trip to the Mall a Workout This Holiday Season

It’s hard to believe it, but Christmas is right around the corner and that means countless hours s

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What is Metabolism and How to Increase your Own?

What is Metabolism and How to Increase your Own?

When is comes to diets, weight loss, and working out a word that is commonly thrown around is metabo

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Don’t Forget the Stabilizers: Prevent Injury by Improving Hip Stabilization

Don’t Forget the Stabilizers: Prevent Injury by Improving Hip Stabilization

It is a very common occurrence people head to the gym to perform their leg workout consisting of exe

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8 Ways to Avoid Germs at the Gym This Flu Season

8 Ways to Avoid Germs at the Gym This Flu Season

Well, cold temperatures are moving in and cold and flu season is almost in full effect.  To prevent

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Burn Baby Burn!! Burn More Fat with Metabolic Workouts

Burn Baby Burn!! Burn More Fat with Metabolic Workouts

People are always looking for ways to be more efficient in their workouts and burn more calories dur

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Gymboss Interval Timer

PRODUCT REVIEW: Gymboss Interval Timer

Sitting in Starbucks I was pondering what kind of fitness tip I could provide my readers with this w

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Prevent Hockey Injuries with a Pre-Game Dynamic Warm-Up

Prevent Hockey Injuries with a Pre-Game Dynamic Warm-Up

  “The warm-up may be one of the greatest performance enhancers or detriments to an athlete

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Snack Your Way to Weight Loss Success!

Snack Your Way to Weight Loss Success!

Eating unhealthy snacks between meals or skipping snacks all together can truly be diet disasters. 

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3 Exercises to Tone & Firm your Glutes This Winter

3 Exercises to Tone & Firm your Glutes This Winter

This is usually a topic that interests women of all ages; however, both men and women can reap the b

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What is the “Fat Burning Zone” and Does it Really Exist?

What is the “Fat Burning Zone” and Does it Really Exist?

If you exercise regularly then I am sure you have heard about the “fat burning zone” and that wo

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Setting New Fitness Goals? Make Sure they are SMART Goals!

Setting New Fitness Goals? Make Sure they are SMART Goals!

The kids have gone back to school and everyone seems to be falling back into their regular routines

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Circuit Training: What Can it Do For You?

Circuit Training: What Can it Do For You?

Circuit training is a type of workout program that combines cardiovascular fitness and resistance tr

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Fitness Buzzword Explained: What is HIIT & Why is it so Good?

Fitness Buzzword Explained: What is HIIT & Why is it so Good?

HIIT has been a popular buzzword in the fitness industry for quite some time, but I still get many p

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Start Preparing your Body Now for Winter Sports to Reduce Injury & Unwanted Muscle Soreness

Start Preparing your Body Now for Winter Sports to Reduce Injury & Unwanted Muscle Soreness

With this beautiful August weather I know it’s seems absurd to begin thinking about winter and all

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Drink More H20 to Avoid Unnecessary Snacking & Dehydration

Drink More H20 to Avoid Unnecessary Snacking & Dehydration

Well it’s August and summer has finally arrived! It took a long time to get here, but now that we

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Stretch the Hips after Running to Prevent Injury & Muscle Soreness

Stretch the Hips after Running to Prevent Injury & Muscle Soreness

  Running is probably down right one of the best forms of exercise you can do to improve cardio

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Tips to Avoid Late Night Snacking AKA Diet Sabotage!

Tips to Avoid Late Night Snacking AKA Diet Sabotage!

  Most people can manage eating healthy throughout the day with well rounded meals and snacks;

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CORE Talk: What is it Exactly? Why do we need to Strengthen it?

CORE Talk: What is it Exactly? Why do we need to Strengthen it?

CORE(‘Kor): “the central, innermost, or most essential part of anything” www.dicti

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How to Build a Home Gym on a Budget

How to Build a Home Gym on a Budget

The term “home gym” can be taken way out of perspective when people imagine what they need to ha

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How’s your Squat? 6 Tips for the Perfect Bodyweight Squat

How’s your Squat? 6 Tips for the Perfect Bodyweight Squat

I spend the majority of my time each day in the gym training my clients and tend to observe a lot of

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5 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain on Vacation

5 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain on Vacation

Vacation is a time to let loose and relax, eat foods you wouldn’t normally eat, and consume more a

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Pre-Workout Warm Up: Static or Dynamic?

Pre-Workout Warm Up: Static or Dynamic?

It is very important to have a proper warm-up routine to ensure the body is prepared for the demands

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5 Benefits of Adding Plyometrics to your Fitness Routine

5 Benefits of Adding Plyometrics to your Fitness Routine

Plyometrics are a way of utilizing fast, powerful movements to develop lower body strength and power

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Tips to Prevent Weight Gain this BBQ Season

Tips to Prevent Weight Gain this BBQ Season

Summer is finally here which means plenty of family picnics, barbecues, and other social gatherings.

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Fun Ways to Burn Calories Outside the Gym

Fun Ways to Burn Calories Outside the Gym

  It’s a miracle!  Summer and warm weather has finally arrived here in BC!  I am not sure how l

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VIDEO: One of my Favourite Pieces of Fitness Equipment-TRX Suspension Trainer

VIDEO: One of my Favourite Pieces of Fitness Equipment-TRX Suspension Trainer

A piece of equipment known for supporting a revolution in body weight training and a very popular

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Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

Are You Getting Enough Vitamin D?

I found this interesting post on EatingWell.com: By Brierley Wright, M.S., R.D.   I know I’m not

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What is Better, Running on a Treadmill or Outside?

What is Better, Running on a Treadmill or Outside?

  This seems to be a question I get asked quite frequently, so I thought this would be a great topi

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GREAT SNACK IDEA: Wasa Bread, Laughing Cow Cheese, Mustard, & Cucumber

GREAT SNACK IDEA: Wasa Bread, Laughing Cow Cheese, Mustard, & Cucumber

This is one of my favorite things to eat when I need a quick snack to keep me going mid-morning betw

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How Important Is Protein? All Your Protein Questions Answered

How Important Is Protein? All Your Protein Questions Answered

  There are many misconceptions floating around regarding the importance of protein and many pe

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3 Exercises to Reduce Under-Arm “Flub” in Time for Summer

3 Exercises to Reduce Under-Arm “Flub” in Time for Summer

I train a number of different women from varied ages and one common question I get on a regular basi

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STRENGTH EXERCISES TO IMPROVE YOUR GOLF GAME AND REDUCE INJURY POTENTIAL

STRENGTH EXERCISES TO IMPROVE YOUR GOLF GAME AND REDUCE INJURY POTENTIAL

  It’s now April, bring on April showers and golf season!!  Strength training is a very importan

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