Exercise Tips.

Longer Isn't Necessarily Better When You Work Out

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 04.29.2016 | Canada Living

If you think you don't have time to get fit, think again. A Canadian study has found that just a single minute of high intensity exercise can give the...

Here's How Exercise Haters Can Fall In Love With Fitness

Alicia Jones | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Living
Alicia Jones

No matter how beneficial fitness can be, the pain, the time consuming effort and the negative sensations have ironically created a very unhealthy relationship between you and this very healthy activity. Truthfully it's not your fault. There are some very legitimate reasons you may have grown to hate fitness, but there is hope.

The 10 Biggest Mistakes People Make In The Gym

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 03.10.2016 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

We've all seen the blooper videos of people doing things completely wrong in the gym. Well, I asked 10 health and fitness experts from Free Form Fitness personal training studios to give us their thoughts.

12 Ways To Turn Housework Into A Workout

Lyda Mclallen | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Lyda Mclallen

You might be surprised to learn that you don't just need to go to the gym or bundle up for a power walk to stay fit. Your daily chores can help burn calories and can add up to a personal fitness routine as well. There is a reason they call it housework. You can burn some serious calories during a marathon cleaning session.

3 Mindset Shifts You Need To Start Getting Fit

Jamie Logie | Posted 02.23.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

I've worked in fitness for a long time and I find the biggest obstacle people face when attempting to get fit is right in their own head. You start coming up with all these potential issues that are going to prevent you from getting started and making progress and that leads to self-sabotage,

5 Reasons Why Working Out With Your Valentine Is Sweet

Heather Gardner | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Gardner

Working out with your partner is a great way to spend quality time together, be motivated to actually hit the gym and have a ton of fun. Research shows that working out with your partner will motivate you to work out longer and harder. So, grab your loved one and do something good for each other.

How To Train For A Healthy Heart

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

February is heart month, which means there is no better time than now to focus on your heart health. It's easy to take your ticker for granted -- you go about your daily life and probably don't think much about the organ that makes it all possible.

The 5 Best Abdominal Exercises (That Actually Get Results)

Caroline Topperman | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Living
Caroline Topperman

We know that there's no great magic to achieving the perfect 6 pack, but rather it's about a lot of hard work and clean eating. This doesn't mean, however, that you shouldn't be working out your abdominal muscles on a regular basis. And these five exercises will provide you with the perfect core-focused workout for all of your ab-based aspirations this year.

The Most Effective Fitness Trends To Try This Year

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

To those Canadians who are motivated by the arrival of January 1 to go to your local gym, I say WAY TO GO! Don't listen to the people who want to throw depressing stats in your face or tell you that you won't go to the gym past February.Instead, block out that negativity and focus on this one positive thought -- all you need to do is show up.

8 Cardio Moves That Will Tone Your Whole Body

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 12.22.2015 | Canada Living

No treadmills or burpees necessary.

Get Ready To Hit The Slopes With These Exercises

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Whether you are a veteran on the slopes or a newbie braving the hills for the first time, the exercises below will strengthen your body so that you can ski and snowboard with (relatively) fewer aches and pains.

'Lack Of Time' Is A Valid Excuse When Getting Fit

Jamie Logie | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

The average gym workout tends to be around 45 minutes, that may include some strength training, cardio or a fitness class. I'm not big on spending more than 40-45 minutes in a gym but if you factor in a warm-up and cool-down you are usually at an hour.

How To Make Weightlifting A Little Less Intimidating

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Living

And no, lifting won't make you bulk up.

Save Time With the 'Minute Workout'

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

My current favourite workout is the "Minute Workout." It is effective, but more important, it is both efficient and convenient. The Minute Workout provides an intense full-body workout in 20 to 45 minutes, and since you are not married to any particular pieces of equipment, you can do it anywhere.

Why It's Important to Work Out When You Have Kids

Lindsay Gee | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Parents
Lindsay Gee

Moms are riddled with guilt. Guilt about lack of time. Guilt about the food we're putting on the table. What happens next? The workout you planned to do gets waylaid because you feel guilty about leaving your kids once again. Here's the thing, though. There are so many benefits to making fitness a priority in your life when you have children, and many of them benefit both you AND your children.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Gym Session

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

You should feel tired by the end. You should be breathing hard and a sit down rest should seem like the best idea ever. You shouldn't have enough energy left to add another 15 minutes of exercise. Your clothes should need to be washed because they smell like a gym locker.

You Can Master the Art of Active Aging

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Embracing the aging process is important even though at times it may be challenging. There are many measures we can take to age more gracefully and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle but the key factor is fitness.

5 Ways to Stick to Your Morning Workout

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 08.24.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

So you've committed to morning workouts. Good for you! Exercising first thing in the morning boosts energy and productivity for the rest of the day, and you're less likely to talk yourself out of it than a sweat session scheduled after work.

How To Get Fit In 20 Minutes (A Day)

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living

Just because you don't have a gym membership doesn't mean you can't get a good full body workout. Maddy Curley, a fitness trainer with BeFIT, says ...

Exercising: How Much is Too Much?

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre | Posted 06.13.2015 | Canada Living
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

It's "no pain, no gain" when it comes to seeing results at the gym, right? Well, Sunnybrook physiotherapist Alicia Savona says this is true, but like most rules, there are exceptions. Below are some telltale ways to gauge whether or not the muscle pain you're experiencing is normal.

7 Exercises To Try While Travelling

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.27.2015 | Canada Living

We all know sitting all day is bad for your health, but sitting through a long flight might be even worse. Between the cramped seats in economy cla...

3 Ways to Lose Those Pesky Pounds

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

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. Exercise needs to fit your time schedule. It needs to be fun, functional and effective.

How to Exercise When You're Injured

Brent Bishop | Posted 05.10.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

For many people who have not found the true gift of exercise and what it can do for your body, mind and soul; the very thought of getting started can be overwhelming. Add an injury or chronic pain to the equation and the outcome becomes even more dismal.

Cottage-Friendly Workout Tips

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 09.30.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

So, you've come to grips with the fact that the only workouts you plan on getting are the continuous long treks up the stairs to refill your pitcher of sangria. But before you get too comfortable with this soothing summer schedule, what if you could bring workout equipment to the cottage that will increase exercise intensity, reduce total time AND won't even take up space in your suitcase?

4 Easy Ways To Start Enjoying Your Workouts

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I realize that not everyone is going to look at exercising as the highlight of their day or the passion of their life. Although there are things about working out that some may never enjoy there are a few things that will make the experience a little easier to digest. Here are some small, easy changes we can all make to start enjoying the gym a just a little more.