Jordan Cieciwa
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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.

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If You Want to Get Healthy, Start With the Fundamentals

(0) Comments | Posted October 24, 2014 | 10:56 PM

Fundamentals are strangely something in this world that we glaze over. The basics, the building blocks, the ground work that will create a project or building that is unshakable. Yet, we put very little time and effort into mastering those fundamentals.

We want the result, but don't want to put...

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How Workplaces Can Incentivize Activity

(0) Comments | Posted October 22, 2014 | 5:18 PM

This may come across as "preachy," but I've seen the inside of a lot of large businesses. More than 50 per cent of our population is overweight and obese. We die from things that the medical community has labeled "preventable," and our inability to be kind and considerate...

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The Secret to Being More Productive At Work Doesn't Involve Work

(1) Comments | Posted October 9, 2014 | 1:24 PM

There is no one answer, path, or perfect plan when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle. This is the problem I'm finding. Too many experts, too many articles, and too many people with good intentions.

I've been very fortunate in my career to have contact with hundreds of...

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Are You Guilty of This All-Inclusive Vacation Habit?

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2014 | 5:23 PM

I live in one of the greatest Cities in the world, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. It's a prairie city, so it gets cold. Real cold.

Most people here look to get away in the winter. Winnipeg is amazing in the summer. A world class zoo, Canadian Museum of Human Rights, river...

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Don't Like to Workout? Three Shortcuts to Keep You Healthy

(2) Comments | Posted October 2, 2014 | 12:31 PM

You have one life to live, it's your choice how to do it, but what many people miss is that you pay for your choices. You can not get a result that you want without putting effort in. If you take the "easy route" of sitting on the couch for...

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Get to Know Your Food Better

(2) Comments | Posted September 25, 2014 | 9:00 AM

I don't try to cause controversy when I write, and I definitely try to be as positive as I can be. This may not be one of those articles. It will be positive, but I feel it may spark a little debate. My hope is that it brings understanding and...

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How To Be Healthy in the Workplace

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2014 | 11:52 AM

Let's talk wellness, your work day, and the fact that people are dying of heart attacks really young.

Just a question, but how do you start your day? Alarm clock goes off, you hit snooze, no excitement to get up, or maybe you are still exhausted?

The better...

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The Way Most Workplaces Encourage Exercise Is Wrong

(1) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 1:06 PM

If you are an employer you'll get this blog. Absent employees, present but unable to work at max output, sick, stressed, low energy, our workforce is getting sick and tired of being sick and tired.

Here is the disconnect, from what I can see. A work place wants a healthy...

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Don't Work Out to Look Sexy

(2) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 8:02 AM

Healthy living conversations need a make over. Our vision is skewed and our motives lack staying power. Our goals are set by wanting to be sexy, not by wanting to be healthy. Sexy takes way more work than most people are willing to give. Sexy also isn't necessary. Depriving yourself...

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How To Get Back To Nature and Live an Adventure

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 5:17 PM

We have a major disconnect. It's human's from nature. I strongly believe that it's that disconnect that is causing us to be inactive and to eat unhealthy.

We no longer have to be physical to survive, we can pay someone else to do just about anything. That means we can...

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Take Health One Day at a Time

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2014 | 10:15 AM

Take it day by day. That's the best lesson in success I ever got.

Where do you want to be at the end of your life, get a dream, get a vision, then take it day by day.

This is the best way to go with health as well....

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Look at Fitness From a New Angle

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 8:28 PM

Children and puppies make most people really happy, and instantly. I'm pretty sure we love them for their innocence and their excitement for new things that have become our daily routine. There is something unbelievably beautiful about a brand new experience.

If you have read my work in the...

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Stop Weight Loss Competitions in the Workplace

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 8:45 AM

Please stop the weight loss competitions in workplaces!

I am so grateful to have a large public voice for this one. It's been something I've been working on for years. Here are the problems in the fitness industry, and the reason:

  • Supplements that can't deliver on promises -- Because money
  • ...
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Remember That Healthy Living New Year's Resolution? It's Time To Get Cracking

(1) Comments | Posted August 26, 2014 | 8:42 AM

If you want to get healthy, I've got some thoughts for you. This is straight from my frustrations of being a personal trainer.

Here's the breakdown:

Jan. 1, 2014: You made a promise to live healthy. It's now August and you really didn't hit that promise out of the...

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The Professional Fighter Workout

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2014 | 11:58 AM

Let's talk how to get the weight off and how to get the body you want. This is not usually the way my articles go as I want people to search for health. However, sometimes its fun to talk about hard workouts, sweat, and getting a little leaner just because...

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We Must Bring More Activity to the Workplace

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 12:26 PM

You will see me go on a big push to get workplaces healthy. I firmly believe that we need to change this crash course with inactivity and preventable disease that were are on.

We need to bring activity back to our communities.
We need to change the mindset of...

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Getting Messy in the Mud Is Good for You, so Jump in

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 8:31 AM

The answer to our inactivity crisis lies in the great outdoors. It's something that I am becoming more sure of with every passing day. We need to get back to being human. Maybe not every working day, but ladies and gentlemen, we have forgotten who and what we are.

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Want to Live a Healthy Life? Bring Your Home to Work

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2014 | 12:41 PM

Do you take your work home with you? The stress of the job, the paperwork, the little things that you should be leaving at work?

If you do, I want to ask you to do me a favour. I've been listening to Sharon Blady, Manitoba's Minister of Healthy...

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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?
Telephones?

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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