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

Food Should Be Fuel, Not What Makes Us Fat

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2016 | 4:25 PM

The tweet heard round the world -- Oprah tweets about bread and the weight loss world went crazy.

For me, as a wellness expert, my heart broke. We still don't get it.

Food has become what makes us fat or skinny -- acceptable levels of fat or...

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Mental Health Is The Key To Workplace Wellness

(1) Comments | Posted January 22, 2016 | 12:46 PM

The benefits of exercise, active living and healthy eating are no longer debatable. There are dozens of preventable diseases that we die from, simply because we do not properly take care of ourselves. Disease prevention is a key reason organizations like the Heart and Stroke Foundation exist, they've...

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Make Healthy Living A Lifestyle, Not A Resolution

(1) Comments | Posted December 29, 2015 | 2:13 PM

Nothing much has changed over the years in resolutions. This is the year countless people will decided to "be healthy" or "lose 10 lbs." The gyms will overflow, and by February, a large percentage of those making resolutions will be off them.

So, if you are going to make...

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What I Learned From Working Out Like A Fitness Model

(11) Comments | Posted December 14, 2015 | 6:39 PM

If you follow magazine diets or the brief workouts you see on TV, you will never look like the person in the picture showing the workout. There is no pill, there is no scientific phenomenon. There is nothing that will make your body look like the Instagram models, cover models,...

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A Healthy And Full Life Can Start At Work

(0) Comments | Posted November 11, 2015 | 1:04 PM

Do you want to be healthy?

I'm on a mission that gets more and more inspired with each HR professional I speak with, each workplace I visit, and each benefits provider I meet.

I simply want to see Canadians be healthy. We, as a nation, are not.

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Apps Alone Won't Help You Avoid Holiday Weight Gain

(3) Comments | Posted October 29, 2015 | 9:49 AM

Well, it's that time of year again. Statistically speaking from now till January, three quarters of the population will gain four to 10 pounds. I'm not going to judge anyone about weight gain or get on my high horse and tell people what they should and shouldn't be doing to...

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There's More to Health Than Physical Beauty

(2) Comments | Posted October 19, 2015 | 2:10 PM

There is an issue with health and wellness in this world that I think needs addressing.

It begins with our "Health and Beauty" sections in stores, and it ends with our kids not being taught about the value of health, while over emphasizing physique. We further hurt our chances...

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Get Outside and Enjoy Winnipeg

(0) Comments | Posted September 20, 2015 | 12:02 AM

What if we all started going outside again?

We live in one of the most beautiful, natural playgrounds in the world. We are lucky to have the freedom to explore, play, and interact with nature for the sake of simply expanding our horizons. We truly are "strong and Free" when...

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I'm Sorry the Fitness Industry Has Made Diet All About Weight Loss

(16) Comments | Posted July 20, 2015 | 1:37 PM

I often start my workplace wellness seminars off with a question, followed by an apology.

The question: "What is your body made of?"

The apology: "I'm sorry the fitness industry has made this so confusing."

The answer I'm looking for is cells. Your body is made up of millions...

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Travel Should Be the Motivation to Live a Healthy Life

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2015 | 6:12 PM

My best friend had a daughter four years ago. That same year at Halloween I noticed how "revealing" costumes had become, especially in the female demographic. Then Instagram took over the online word, and what ever infected Halloween took over my fitness industry.

Male and Female fitness models can...

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4 Great Father's Day Gift Ideas to Keep Your Dad Healthy

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2015 | 6:19 PM

This week is #MensHealthWeek, you'll see it around the social media scene a lot. The idea being that it all culminates on Father's day with men getting motivated to do small things to take care of their health.

If you missed my write up on the very...

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Men Need to Focus on Health Instead of Six-Packs

(3) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 1:53 PM

Men, it is our week to wake up! We are unhealthy, we have been denying it, and putting it off. Now is the time to stop, take notice, and make changes.

I urge you to read this, share it, and keep it somewhere close by so you don't forget in...

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You Can Be Healthy and Never Go to a Gym

(2) Comments | Posted May 14, 2015 | 8:19 AM

Fitness and creating a sexy body, and health and managing disease are two entirely different things.

What we see on magazine covers, the workouts that invade our T.V.'s and the push for us to "lose weight and get a six pack," and the diets that confuse and overwhelm us...

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There's No Such Thing as a Quick-Fix for Health

(2) Comments | Posted May 7, 2015 | 1:14 PM

The world has been overrun by marketing. It's a little disturbing to me, especially in the health realm. Quick fixes are promised everywhere, and with seemingly no need to bring the truth.

Here is a list of four things that if you get and use as directed, I promise...

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Three Social-Media Supported Fitness Trends to Try

(0) Comments | Posted April 27, 2015 | 1:37 PM

If you are looking to have the healthiest summer of your life there are three things I want you to try. Each one is supported by social media.


Not saying you need to be a vegan, but our nation eats way too much meat and animal products. I...

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Four Ways to Make Workplaces Healthier

(2) Comments | Posted April 23, 2015 | 10:06 AM

Ever think your workplace needs group therapy?

You are not alone if you say "yes." Now imagine two scenarios for me.

1) You haven't stepped away from your desk in three hours, it's about 1:30 in the afternoon and you worked right through lunch. You skipped breakfast and grabbed...

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3 Ways to Lose Those Pesky Pounds

(0) Comments | Posted April 17, 2015 | 10:07 AM

Are you connected to your workout? Guess what, there is no app for that. If you want results in the gym, you need to buckle down, get focused and be part of your workout.

Try these three things to get those pesky last few pounds off.

1. Interval Cardio Training:...

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Focus on Health Instead of a "Beach Body"

(1) Comments | Posted March 17, 2015 | 10:14 AM

The "summer body" season is coming. This is when I started to feel ashamed of the health industry.

You are going to be bombarded with tips to lose weight. They will all work.

However they miss the mark on three fronts:

1) They are not sustainable

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An Easy Formula To Stay Healthy

(0) Comments | Posted March 16, 2015 | 3:39 PM

The gym has become exercise.

Diet means restriction.

Food became the thing that makes us fat or skinny, not fuel.

Becoming health-conscious mean weight loss.

When did we get twisted around so badly as a culture? When did our appearance become more important than enjoying life and being healthy? There...

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Are You a Bully?

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 12:28 PM

If there was an 8-year-old in the next room, and they over heard you talk about your co-workers, spouse, friends, other family members, what would they hear?

I love the pink shirts, and the #BullyingAwareness tweets. But what have we changed?

Let me explain.

I wrote a blog on...

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