Jordan Cieciwa
People forgot how to have fun. My mission is to make this Nation healthier One Fit City at a time. Add a little fun to functional training, and introduce regular people to sport specific training and we have a recipe for success. Done smart, and over time, we can turn this nation into aspiring athletes(or at least healthier arm chair quarterbacks). A degree in Kinesology and Applied Health and work with everything from Couch Potatoes Pro Athletes over the past decade is my key to battling Obesity and Inactivity.

Entries by Jordan Cieciwa

Incorporate Wellness into Your 9 to 5 Life

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 12:48 PM

The world is completely backwards. It becomes more apparent each time I go into an office and present on health and wellness.

If you could do just ONE thing perfect today, what would it be?

1) Show a family member love
2) Exercise and eat right to make sure...

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Think of Your Body as a Machine

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 8:51 AM

If you went back in time what do you think would be the most difficult concept to get across to a caveman?

The internet?
Combustion engine?

Well for the purpose of this article, I'm going to say it would be the fact that we run for...

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Fitness Is as Simple as Putting on Your Shoes and Heading Outside

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2014 | 12:47 PM

Two major mistakes we have made in the past 20 years.

1) Exercise has been made out to be difficult and that you need a gym. It used to be play time, or integrated into work.

2) Diet became something that has a lot of rules. It used to...

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The Four Pillars of Good Health You Should Follow

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 5:50 PM

I've finished my first book, and it is going to be published soon. That combined with my work doing wellness seminars I get to meet a lot of people who are a little confused about health, weight loss, and where to start.

I get it. In order to sell...

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How to Eat Clean While on Vacation

(1) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 5:39 PM

It's interactions with people that lead me to create some of my favourite blog posts. This is no different.

My travels took me to Dauphin Manitoba. August 9, they are holding a mud run in support of the MS Society. The event coordinators brought me up to...

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Don't Show Me Before and After Photos, Show Me 'Durings'

(1) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 12:35 PM

I would love this post to go viral. It's the way I wish we all thought about health.

1) No more weight loss competitions in the workplace -- That's not wellness (sorry).

2) It's not about your weight, it's about your health markers and your energy levels to get through...

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Being Healthy Should Be Your Goal, Not Losing Weight

(8) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 5:13 PM

Healthy should be the goal. As a Nation, we are caught up in a thought process and mission to get skinny, or muscular. We lost sight of healthy.

"You look like you lost weight," is one of the most sought after compliments. How about, "You look stress free?" Why isn't...

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Stress Kills. That's Why Real Men Do Yoga

(0) Comments | Posted June 3, 2014 | 5:45 PM

Stress kills

It's a fact. The problem is, that stress also gets people wrapped up into a downward spiral that makes them stop thinking.

Let me share something with you.

The first time I was listed as a "fitness expert" was 6 years ago. I know a little...

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The Program That Helps Kids Get Fit

(0) Comments | Posted May 22, 2014 | 11:57 AM

Kids are the future.

Our future is not exercising enough. Our future is also not eating well. Not every single child suffers from inactivity, or a diet that isn't focused on fueling for success. The simple fact is, there are too many that are affected by one or another....

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If You Struggle With Your Weight, Try These Simple Things

(9) Comments | Posted May 2, 2014 | 12:52 PM

We eat too much in North America. It's why we are having trouble with obesity and preventable healthy problems.

We have warning signs and signals in our body that tell us when we are hungry or when we are full. The hungry signals are much stronger. I'll get to why...

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Why I Tried Joga

(0) Comments | Posted May 1, 2014 | 5:53 PM

What is physical activity? It's different for everyone, but everyone needs to move.

I tried something new. It's called Joga. Jana Webb came up with an athletic style of yoga to get people moving. If you caught her on CBC with "Steven and Chris" you'd...

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When Was The Last Time You Did Something For Yourself?

(0) Comments | Posted April 22, 2014 | 10:36 AM

What is the last thing you did for yourself?

A spa day? A meal of things you like? A small vacation? Can you remember a day that you did something for you?

It's shocking how few people can. We know we should, so why don't we?

I'm on a...

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If You Could Have More Energy, Would You Want It?

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2014 | 12:38 PM

If you could have more energy, would you want it?

It's useful in absolutely every aspect of your life. There is nothing but benefit to it. Energy, and your bodies ability to be alert, happy, focused and filled with joy is something that needs constant work. It's a sad thought,...

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If You Want to Get Healthy, Create the Right Environment

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 12:38 PM

April is in full swing. January 1 is a distant memory. The year you promised will be devoted to health is disappearing. Have you done what you promised yourself you would?

Simple small changes is all it takes.

One to two pounds a week is a safe, healthy, and...

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When You Work Out, Try Something New

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 7:59 AM

What are you going to try this week so that exercise isn't boring?

I've just recently added Joga to my routine. I wandered into a place called Yoga Public in Winnipeg, thanks to a facebook post by LuLu Lemon Polo Park

If you recall, I'm trying...

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If Your Health Is Important to You, Stop Making Excuses

(8) Comments | Posted April 4, 2014 | 8:56 AM

Is your health important to you? Don't answer any other question, and don't think about anything else. Very simple: is your health important?

Now make a list of every excuse you have to:

  • Not eat healthy
  • Not be active everyday (simple walk at the end of the day)
  • Not get...
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Just Going to the Gym Doesn't Make You 'Healthy'

(0) Comments | Posted April 2, 2014 | 12:26 PM

There are 21 billion reasons to read this whole article. My love of Home Economists is just one of them, and my excitement that I didn't die at the Winnipeg Children's Hospital is another(I got a lot of needles though).

Next week is fast approaching.

January 1st you had...

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(0) Comments | Posted March 27, 2014 | 11:54 AM

My career has been a blast so far. I've trained pro athletes, been around Olympians, and watched as kids I trained went on to NCAA scholarships. The world has changed in that time. Sport has very little to do with play any more, and that's sad.

That's not what this...

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You Can't Get Healthy Without Planning Your Meals

(0) Comments | Posted March 24, 2014 | 12:35 PM

Stop me if this sounds familiar.

Wake up in the morning, late. Grab a coffee and a bagel (they're healthy, right?). Run out the door, get to work. Surprise meeting at 11:30, work through lunch. Decide a salad is the healthy option, but it's a Cesar salad. You had intended...

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High Protein Recipes Don't Have to Taste Bad. Try These Three Delicious Ones

(0) Comments | Posted March 20, 2014 | 11:48 AM

Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you protein, the most misunderstood macronutrient.

It's a building block, and the backbone to hormonal function in the body. There is nothing wrong with carbs or fat, you need them in your diet too. The problem is, carbs and fat are easy to...

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