Personal Training

No Sweatpants! Put the Professional in Personal Training

Leah Morrigan | Posted 03.07.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Morrigan

It is amazing how many branches the personal training tree has, but whatever the niche, this occupation has a uniform that consists of stretchy, comfortable clothes, but the uniform's casual feeling should not affect your professional image.

Do Personal Trainers Need College Degrees?

Lee Boyce | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

Lack of degrees or certain certifications sometimes can bar very competent individuals from receiving promotions or raises, regardless of how many years of experience and industry-specific accomplishments they may have achieved. It's not about the certs or degrees, but about the experience and practical application of foundations of personal training as they're found specific to each client on a case by case basis.

Exercise "Propaganda" Has You Training Too Hard

Lee Boyce | Posted 02.01.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

A simple Google image search of fitness photos, will net you a plethora of motivational sayings and quotes that encourage trainees to push through pain, fight for the extra rep, and basically beat yourself to a pulp in the gym, while reminding yourself that "pain is weakness leaving the body". But what is the end result of our fitocracy fascination? Lots of injuries, for starters.

Why Personal Trainers Have a Bad Rap

Lee Boyce | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

If you log on to forum pages of any major gym chain, it's a safe bet that you'll notice a collection of posts from unhappy clients that talk about their bad experiences in the gym. Now, it's understandable that with large fitness chains, it's expected that 100 per cent of the clients will not be satisfied. But the umbrella of the commercial gym often gives personal trainers a bad rap too.

Why You Don't Look Like a Fitness Model

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

If you won't give up wine and carb-based snacks, or if you are not willing to be at the gym for an hour or two every single day, then don't expect to get a body like a model. Fitness models work a lot harder than they get credit for. You can't get those results without the effort and commitment.

Fitness Tips: Shake Up Your Fitness Routine (and Start Having Fun at the Gym)

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Variety is the spice of life, so it's always strange to me when people get stuck in a workout rut and don't change. Who said you had to do the things you are doing? There are hundreds of ways to exercise. Some need equipment, some need open spaces and some just need you and a little bit of good old hard work.

The Three Things You're Doing Wrong at the Gym

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

I love my career, somewhere in the last decade people started calling me an expert. I stopped doing one-on-one training, and started creating programming for local gyms under my One Fit City banner. I noticed over the years three things people do that severely hinder their results.

Being Happy With the Skin You're In

Christie Preston | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Living
Christie Preston

I have a lot of clients who try to tell me that their bodies are just meant to be fat naturally. I then tell them I'm sorry but I do not agree! The bottom line is this: nobody was born to be uncomfortable in their own skin. It took me a long time to make health my goal, not weight loss. And ever since I've started to make that shift I've never been happier with my body.

How To Find A Personal Trainer

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 12.13.2012 | Canada Living

There isn't one size that fits all when it comes to personal training. Instead, just like any diet or workout, personal trainers should be chosen d...

Cheating The System: Can Once-a-Week Training Really Get Results?

The Huffington Post Canada | Katherine Low | Posted 12.01.2011 | Canada Living

"Slower." Trainer Blair Wilson repeats this word at least 100 times a day -- he is cool, calm and collected as he coaches clients through their workou...