How To Avoid the Gym Dead Zone This Summer

How To Avoid the Gym Dead Zone This Summer- Featured Blog

Ah, summer. There is nothing nicer than the long days of summer where we not only have more daylight hours to fill, but the pace is a little slower and everyone smiles more. Our members are out walking, running, biking and hiking, going to cottages or away on vacation to far off destinations. Finally! Historically,…

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BIPOC In Fitness

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Meet Paul Gabay Please share some details about your cultural background. I was born in Canada and I am of West Indian descent. My mother was born in Grenada and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. My father was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica. The two met and were married in Toronto How would you…

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How To Include Indigenous Content In Your Fitness Classes

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Small steps of inclusion can lead to some big discussions and even bigger learning. Some time ago, I went to a gym for the first time. My family doctor told me to build some muscle to support my joints, to help alleviate my arthritic pain. I was a 14-year-old Indigenous girl and being a newcomer…

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20-Minute Stroller-Based Workout for All Moms 

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By Jessica H. Maurer & FIT4MOM  Becoming a parent comes with an overwhelming amount of rewards—from morning snuggles to first giggles, motherhood is full of moments to celebrate. And then there are the days when you find dirty clothes in your dishwasher, forget to bring extra diapers, or worst of all… can’t find your coffee! …

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Sensational Snacks with Eggs

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By Carol Harrison, RD  Eggs are one of the most versatile superfoods. Many Canadians—including me—eat eggs for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Their appeal is obvious: eggs are delicious and easy to prepare, and they’re a budget-friendly source of protein and other essential nutrients. With all of these benefits in mind, I can’t help but wonder:…

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Building Your Fitness Business Outside of Social Media

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By Jessica Maurer  “Advertising brings in customers, but word-of-mouth brings in the best customers.” Jonah Berger  Be honest: how long can you go without logging into social media? Did you freak out last year when Facebook momentarily went down for a day because your entire marketing strategy relied on social media? Or were you okay…

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Vous voulez que le conditionnement physique soit considéré comme essentiel?

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Le secteur du conditionnement physique a un problème de réputation. Nous nous sommes rendu compte que les gouvernements et les autorités sanitaires ne valorisent pas notre profession par rapport à la santé préventive. C’est désolant et incroyablement décevant. Nous avons beaucoup de travail de relations publiques et de lobbying à faire pour bâtir notre réputation,…

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Want Fitness To Be Seen As Essential?

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The fitness industry has a reputation problem. We realized that governments and health authorities don’t value our profession in relation to preventative health. It’s heartbreaking and incredibly disappointing. We have a lot of public relations and lobbying work to do to build our reputation, and we can start here: In many provinces, states, and countries…

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Health & Fitness Day Blog - Featured Photo

As spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner, it is the perfect time to get active and proclaim June 4th as National Health and Fitness Day. The pandemic of the past few years may have limited our options when it comes to activity, but it has also been a vital reminder…

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Asian Heritage Month

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Elisa Choi In my late teens, my friend and I took advantage of a free two-week trial at a local gym. Since it was free, I thought, “Why not give it a try, I have nothing to lose, but some belly fat, right?” During the two weeks, I became hooked, especially with group fitness classes.…

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