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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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Active Aging Starts Now

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So much of who we are and how we show up in this world is wrapped up in our purpose. Think about the last time you had a conversation with a stranger. It’s more likely than not one of the first questions asked was, “Well, what do you do?” Why do you think that is?…

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The Importance of Gut Health

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Our gut is an organ that plays a key function in our body–it breaks down the food we eat and helps our body absorb essential nutrients. It contains healthy bacteria to help fight off disease and illness and makes up most of our immune system. Our gut even affects our hormone balance, nervous system, and…

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Ramadan, Fasting and Workout Options

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It’s a time of spiritual growth. What makes Ramadan unique is that participants must fast from sunrise to sunset for the month. The goal for this month is to develop consistency and maintenance. This means you are not trying to help the client lose any fat…

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Working and Training in Saudi Arabia During Ramadan

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For the last 15 years, I have worked in the fitness industry in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Throughout the years, I have experienced Ramadan every year and it has always been a very special month for all of us. In Saudi Arabia, the work schedule completely changes in the fitness industry. The gyms are open from…

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Working out while fasting for Ramadan: Salwa Qadir

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How did you get involved in the fitness/health & wellness sector and why? As a young girl growing up in Pakistan, I lived an extremely sedentary life. When I came to Canada and entered university, I had the opportunity to pursue activities I couldn’t as a child. I loved music and dance so I decided…

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Beat Gym Boredom 

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The journey of health and fitness isn’t a destination, it’s a lifestyle.   Having a routine, and even a program to follow, is a helpful way to stay consistent and on track with goals. But while consistency is essential for progress, the repetitiveness of the same routine and workouts can get a little mundane after a…

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5 Breathing Exercises for Your Daily Refresh 

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By Sophia Bennet You may not realize it, but you have round-the-clock access to the world’s most powerful anti-stress treatment: Breathing.   Countless studies have confirmed that breathing exercises help to calm anxiety and refresh your brain, so why not try it? We have put together a list of the most effective breathing techniques to keep…

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Your Clients Need You to be a Responsible Fit Pro with CPR  

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By Melissa Garcia Is CPR really that important? As a fit pro you’ve probably been asked for your current CPR a lot of times. But why? We all know that CPR saves lives, otherwise, why would we bother? But have you ever stopped to consider the true reasons annual CPR is so important?   If you…

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Why Do We Get Tired When Teaching Online vs In-Person?

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By Nathalie Plamondon-Thomas Zoom fatigue is a real thing. We tend to attribute the fact that we’re tired after a full day of seeing clients or teaching online to the fact that we were not used to doing this in the past, and that we have to get accustomed to doing it now. But the…

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