Canada Fitness

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.

A Few Of My Favourite Things This Month

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

One of the best things about my job is that I get to have so many interesting health and fitness conversations; I am constantly discovering new yummy recipes, kick-ass workouts, and motivational tips and tricks.

How To Balance Wellness And Family

Lisa Davidson | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Parents
Lisa Davidson

I know that feeling of saying goodnight to your little one and just wanting to collapse on the couch... As parents we are so busy taking care of everyone else that we let our own health slide. That needs to change.

How To Get Started With Snowshoeing

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

The most important part of choosing a snowshoe is picking the right size. All snowshoes sink. The ideal size of shoe is the smallest size that supports your weight on the snow that you'll typically be snowshoeing on. It's not an exact science.

5 Easy Ways To Find Time For Fitness During The Workday

Heather Gardner | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Gardner

In an ideal world we'd each have a full hour for physical activity every day. But if your workday keeps you moving less and you end up like the 47 per cent of us who are sitting more, short rounds of exercise can add up over the course of your day and have you feeling more energized and alert.

Food Should Be Fuel, Not What Makes Us Fat

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Food has become what makes us fat or skinny -- acceptable levels of fat or skinniness are determined by sex appeal, not by doctors, physiologists or experts in health. We hand select beautiful people who won a genetics lottery, put them on a pedestal in social media, TV and magazines. We covet their qualities, and then we blame bread when we are fatter than them.

Surprise! You Can Have Kids And Still Work Out

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

"I'd work out if I didn't have kids." Many of us have thought this, or possibly said it out loud... and actually believed it. While there is no denying that adding "raising a healthy and functioning human being" into your life schedule adds a bit of pressure, the fact is that exercising is one of the best things you can do because you have kids, not in spite of them.

How To Choose The Best Personal Trainer

Jamie Logie | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

You don't need a personal trainer or coach to get fit and healthy, but it sure does help. This is why elite level athletes and Olympians need trainers and coaches, their work ethic is second to none but at some point guidance, motivation and the ability to progress is required.

Hard Work Still Has Value In Our Culture Of Instant Gratification

Meghan Telpner | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Living
Meghan Telpner

What we see all around us flashing in media headlines and on our Facebook feeds is dramatic fame and achievement with seemingly minimum effort. It's infiltrated our approach to just about everything -- from quick-fix diets to overnight success businesses.

Mental Health Is The Key To Workplace Wellness

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Exercise, active living and healthy eating are not the first step in living a healthy lifestyle. The base needs to be set before anyone can live a healthy lifestyle. This is the problem -- most people are not equipped to live healthy. Education is important to health, and more than anything, mental health is critical.

I Took A Sledgehammer To The Scale In My Fitness Studio

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 01.22.2016 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

Last week I took a sledgehammer to our scale at my fitness studio and smashed into tiny little pieces. Why? Because I hate it. I really, passionately hate it and I don't believe it is best practice for health and fitness professionals to use the scale with clients and patients. I just don't.

8 Ways To Keep Yourself Motivated To Exercise

Brent Bishop | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

I find that the obstacles most mentioned are lack of time and lack of motivation. Often times, it is the "getting started" that's the hardest part. To get started takes a trigger, something that provides a source of inspiration. Once action has taken place, it becomes more about staying motivated to follow through.

AMRAP Training: A Workout That's Anything But Boring

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

AMRAP stands for "as many rounds as possible." AMRAP is an example of time-based training. With AMRAP, you aim to fit in as many cycles of a circuit as possible within a set time frame. The faster you get through the reps of each exercise, the more times you will complete the entire circuit.

The 10 Best Canadian Universities For Sports And Recreation

UniversityHub.ca | Posted 01.14.2016 | Canada Living
UniversityHub.ca

Whether you're a varsity athlete, a fanatic CIS football fan or a casual gym-goer, it's important to know how your future university stacks up in fitness and athletics. UniversityHub has asked more than 1,000 students to rate their university's sports and recreation facilities, in addition to 50-plus other factors.

How To Deal With The New Year's Resolution Crowd

Jamie Logie | Posted 01.12.2016 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

On January 1, the flood gates open and gyms are taken over by an abundance of new members. You've probably noticed this wherever you choose to get fit, and the crowds can be tough to navigate as lineups form for cardio equipment, classes turn people away and overcrowding becomes commonplace.

Can't Work Out? Here's What You Can Do At The Office

Lee Boyce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

If you're a workaholic, chances are you don't have the opportunity to work out as much as you'd like to. Throw in a family at home and minimal energy on the weekends, and the result is usually chronic pain, insufficient and unstable sleeping patterns, and no real escape from the cycle, day in and day out.

Make Your New Year's Resolutions Stick By Breaking Bad Habits

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

How can you become a healthier version of yourself if you're not willing to question your habits or beliefs and do things differently? Basically, stop being married to what you "do" or "don't do." If you are unhappy with your health (or who you are dating or your job), what you are doing is obviously not helpful or useful!

This Holiday Season, Don't Be A Fitness A**hole

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

The entire fitness industry decides that the best thing we can do at this time of year is attempt to make your life miserable; by telling you how many stupid things you do, how you don't exercise enough, and how you don't have any willpower. We also tell you that any kind of life enjoyment will make you over fat and probably die.

What I Learned From Working Out Like A Fitness Model

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 12.15.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

What are we doing to ourselves? When it comes to health promotion, why do we insist on beating ourselves up about appearance? It has nothing to do with health, and we make it the foundation of everything we do that is health related.

10 Fitness Experts To Follow On Social Media

Kia Khadem | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Living
Kia Khadem

These women actually coach and don't just call themselves one on Instagram and Facebook. They help people like you and I (people with kids, full-time jobs, students etc.) look and feel awesome and get incredibly strong.

How To Fit In Fitness During The Busy Holiday Season

Lindsay Gee | Posted 12.08.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Gee

My main problem with you choosing to "let your fitness slide" in December is the simple fact that your kids are watching (just like Santa!). They learn that fitness isn't a priority and is something that can be put off for other more important tasks.

6 Ways To Stay Happy And Healthy This Holiday Season

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 12.03.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Holiday perfection is not possible, not to mention, it is not fun. So, instead of being restrictive this December, make your holiday survival strategy all about moderation.

These Leggings Are About To Change The Way You Work Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Style

FINALLY.

How To Look Good After A Workout, Without Taking A Shower

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Style

No shower? No problem!

5 Ways To Make Cold Weather Training More Bearable

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

It's getting dark and cold here in Canada. Cold weather and less sunlight changes your body in a few different ways. Here are five tips that can help you conquer the cold weather and stay on track with your fitness goals.