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How do you warm-up? When somebody says “I’m going to go and warm-up” at the start of a workout or before a competition or race, we often conjure up an image of someone lightly jogging on the treadmill, performing some static stretches (i.e. referred to as the ‘general warm-up’ portion), and then possibly incorporating some[…]

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Coach vs. Trainer: Is there a difference?   There is an on-going discussion in the personal training and strength and conditioning industry regarding the difference between a (personal) ‘trainer’ and a (strength and conditioning) ‘coach’.  The general basis of the argument is that ‘trainers’ tell or dictate to their clients what to do, while a[…]

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It’s 2019! How to Create Healthier Habits With the new year upon us, it is culturally ingrained in our society that this is the time to think about what we want to do differently in our life for the upcoming year.  Common resolutions may be to exercise more, eat better, quit smoking, drink less alcohol,[…]

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There are many factors contributing to why people fail to partake in resistance training on a consistent basis.  Maybe you don’t like the vibe of the local gym; or travel frequently for work and do not have a portable routine; perhaps you are at home with your child(ren) and are unable to find childcare.  Whatever[…]

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Motivation Running up Stairs

Why are some people more likely than others to go to the gym after work, rise early to fit in their daily exercise, or more prone to making healthier decisions such as packing their own lunch? Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer to this question as there are multiple variables affecting each individual’s attitudes and[…]

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