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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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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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Blue light from phone

As the kids head back to school and Labour Day weekend comes and goes, everyone seems to return to a more regimented routine. With less weekends away camping or summer picnics to attend, people are often eager to get “back on the health train”, somewhat akin to our natural inclination to want to press the[…]

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Pre Post Natal Women Training

Historically, pregnant women often avoided exercise as a result of unfounded fears that the increased exertion might result in harm to the fetus or mother. It was not until the early 1980s that research around pregnancy and exercise really picked up. The need for guidelines for exercise during pregnancy and the postpartum period were being[…]

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