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Exercise Can Help Prevent Dementia

By Holly Klamer There is no known cure or prevention yet for Alzheimer’s disease and other cases of dementia. As it happens, it’s quite difficult to know these aspects when...

COPD and Fitness

By Becky Zucco, RCEP COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. It is a slowly progressive respiratory disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to be inflamed and become...

Live Your Passion in 2020 – Here’s How

When you hear the word “passion” what comes over you? When I hear the word passion I don t have so much a thought as I do an emotional reaction;...

Self-Talk: Coach Yourself to Better Exercise Habits

By Leah Staff Check in to see if your internal conversations frame exercise as a chore, or even a punishment. About Leah Staff Leah Staff is a communications consultant, wellness expert,...

Workout Shoe or Running Shoe?

By Nick Rizzo 1. Running shoes are not “workout shoes”. These categories of shoes are drastically different, and for good reason. Where a workout shoe or crosstrainer can be used...

Hormones, Calories, and Weight Gain

By Igor Klibanov Many women going through menopause wonder, “Why am I gaining body fat if I’m eating the same, and exercising?” They conclude, “It must be my hormones.” And,...

Meet our Members: Jennifer Bonnici Elias

I have always taken fitness classes, starting back in my 20’s, and I was always a person who needed a class to hold me accountable. I was not a gym...

Why You Shouldn’t be Scared to Consume Fat

By Kathleen Trotter Fat is not the enemy and we should be consuming the right fats to promote our health!

When is the Best Time of Day to Work Out?

By Jamie Logie, PTS, NWS You are aware of the benefits that come from being physically fit and active. You know strength training, cardiovascular exercise, stretching, and recovery can be...

Developing Your EQ: Body Language

By Judith Humphrey I once coached a young financial executive who was tall and attractive with a warm, engaging manner.  I assumed that he would come across with executive presence...

Imagining a Society Where Physicians Write Prescriptions for Physical Activity

To date, there is an epidemic of physical inactivity within the Canadian population where apparently healthy, low risk, sedentary individuals are not meeting the recommended Health Canada recommendations levels of...

Fight Back Against Aging With Strength Training

By Nick Rizzo Canada’s population has been steadily aging. As of 2014, seniors were making up 15.6% of the population (approximately 6 million). By 2030, estimates expect that number to...

Get Over Your Fears of Being the Newbie at the Gym

By Leah Staff, PTS The gym can be a scary place, until you feel like you belong. When joining or rejoining a gym, it can raise intimidation that make us...

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

By Judith Humphrey During the 30 years that I was building my company, I became increasingly tired and stressed. There were plenty of gyms near me, but I regarded them...

Exercise for Anxiety and Depression

By Igor Klibanov You’re a personal trainer, and you work with clients who have mental health issues (be it anxiety, depression, or something else). You know they’ve gotten better over...