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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Don't Work Out to Look Sexy

(0) 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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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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