Working Out

From One Extreme to Another: It's Time to Stop This Workout Madness!

Jessica Zapata | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jessica Zapata

There's a big push right now for women to lift weights and to lift heavy. As a trainer I get it. I want to be strong. I want my clients to be strong. But there comes a time, when for the average person, enough is enough. We have once again taken it too far.

The Secret Beauty Benefits of Exercise

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Regular activity is shown to help everything from increasing hair growth to reducing acne. So before you go spending hundreds on skin care, spa treatments and hair products, take a gander at what the gym has to offer in the cosmetic department!

When You Work Out, Try Something New

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Try some new things, and if you are in the gym a lot. Use these videos as inspiration. Learn to become functional. Jump higher, and do chin ups. Trust me, both things make you feel athletic. It makes the gym not just about showing up, but about accomplishments. Find a place where you fit the environment.

Five Cardio Workouts to Make You Sweat

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 05.23.2014 | Canada Living
Vesna Dodevska

If you are asking why you should be doing cardio again then think of increasing your endurance so that when walk up a set of stairs in your high heels, you won't be out of breath. Also, if you want to get lean, cardio is a MUST. So here are five options for you!

Six Ways To Make Working Out a Routine

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.11.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

This article is going to tell you what to do to reach your goal of health and weight loss. The best thing I can give you is a list of things to do today to ensure your body changes tomorrow. It's the tips I give to my clients when they start.

Healthy Living Is Not Just the Body on the Magazine Cover

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Healthy living means proper portion sizes of food, living active (not needing the gym), hydrating, and getting proper rest. Healthy living is not the body on the magazine cover.

Maintain Your Body - You Can't Just Replace the Engine

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

I have run out of gas in my life. If I didn't know the gas gauge was on E, and had you said a block before I ran out of gas I'd be dead at the side of the road, I'd never believe it. Our bodies are just like that. We ignore the problems, or don't feel them starting. One day we are golden then next we call an ambulance.

Don't Be Fooled By the Instagram Personal Trainer

Lee Boyce | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

As unregulated an industry as personal training is, the world of social media has made things even more...interesting. This public eye-candy "showcase," as it were, is only popularizing the cosmetic superficiality of exercise and fitness training.

The 4 Most Common Mistakes People Make at the Gym

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Don't let someone else dictate why you live healthy. Once you have decided, don't fall prey to the common pitfalls that most people make. Here is what I see as the four most common mistakes made at the gym and when people decide they want to improve their health.

7 Ways To Stay On The Right Track

Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

You're pumped. You're ready. You're going to do this! The first few weeks of a new, healthier lifestyle are so exciting; anything seems possible! ...

10 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Working Out

Brynn Harrington | Posted 01.26.2014 | Canada Living
Brynn Harrington

My daughter's little brain is making sense of the world every single second, taking in verbal and non-verbal cues about how things work and what things mean. And when it comes to exercise, I want her to grow up seeing it as a joy, and not a utility. I want her to do it for the love of it, not to fit into a dress. I want her to grow up knowing that.

Convincing the Kids of Today to Stay Healthy for Tomorrow

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

What do we do with this new generation? How do we inspire the desire for health when there is no need for physicality past high school? How do you convince someone they need to be energetic and healthy for life when their life and work requires next to zero physical effort?

I Gained Some Weight... And the World Kept Going

Kate Palbom | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kate Palbom

If worrying were a workout, we'd all be runway models. But the effects of constant low-grade stress and the body image tug-of-war eventually take their toll. A recent study from the U.K. found that women will spend an average of one year of their lives worrying about their weight. That's 21 minutes a day, two hours a week, and over 120 hours a year.

How I'm Living My Life With No Regrets

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

With anything negative in life you have to find the positive. For me, the positive from being in a hospital and being sick as a child was finding the value of health. Not only health, but using that health to make memories. The inside of a hospital is not fun. I want to live a life with #NoRegrets.

Tiny Tips for Starting on the Road to Health

Joel Garten | Posted 11.06.2013 | Canada Living
Joel Garten

If you are starting from a standpoint of not doing any exercise or not paying any attention to your diet, you might find my tips helpful in starting to be healthier. I have found a couple of keys to starting on the road to health: first, start in tiny micro-steps; and second, discover what you personally like to do -- what works for you.

Know Your Limits: Setting Fitness Expectations

Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Living

In the movies, an average Joe can turn into a ripped body builder after only a few brief scenes of them slugging a punching bag. In reality, getting i...

Why Most Obese Individuals Who Shed Pounds Gain Them All Back -- And More

Bill Bogart | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

There is no easy and straightforward way to surrender our collective obsession with fat. But here are some of the strategies that point the way. Regulation, used properly, has a role in such efforts. First, the prejudice against fat people needs to end. We need to accept individuals of many shape and sizes; judging them by their qualifications and not their weight.

Maria Kang Should Learn the Difference Between Excuses and Reality

Darlena Cunha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

When you're working two or three jobs, as a single parent, and your car is on the verge of breaking down, and your kids need their time with you and you're just making ends meet, well, running 4x a week and doing your core 3x a week is not happening. It's not an excuse. It's reality.

The Surprising Health Benefits of Lifting Heavy Weights

Lee Boyce | Posted 12.07.2013 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

Making muscles grow does involve weight training -- to that I'll agree. But stay with me. It also involves lifting weights at a particular intensity (that means how heavy the weights are), combined with a particular volume (that means just how many sets of a given exercise you do in each workout). Remove one of those two factors, and your muscles won't grow.

5 Myths About Getting a Six-Pack

Dr Mike Hart | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada
Dr Mike Hart

A well-developed six-pack may look good for the beach, but it will not improve your posture and may injure your back.

Being Mindful While You Exercise Will Get You Results

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Many people just go through the motions when they work out because they don't realize how important it is to be conscious of the muscles they are recruiting, but as my client Amanda discovered, when you concentrate and become mindful of your movements, the quality of the exercise you are doing improves.

Why Working Out Is the Cherry on the Healthy Living Sundae

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Working out can sometimes be, well, not fun. Long days at work, kids going crazy, family emergencies. It all adds up to a mentally drained and exhausted you. What if I told you, as an honest trainer, the gym was the fourth most important thing to take care of in your healthy living? In fact, getting into a gym is the icing on the cake or the cherry on top of a sundae.

Hate Your Workout? Here's How to Change It

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

I often wonder why people run on treadmills if they don't intend to run marathons or hate distance running. If you have to force yourself to go to a workout, eventually your will power will give out. Here's how to look forward to exercise.

Tips for a High Intensity Workout

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Ever wonder what "those people" really do? The extremely fit people that you only hear about. Well, they live it daily, and they love it. The smartest ones find balance, but the common element is lots of intensity. This article is not for those who are just starting out in fitness. If you are just beginning, let this be something to aspire to.

Losing Weight and Gaining Balance

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 04.17.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Doing things to improve your balance will also ensure you are healthy into your old age. Weight loss really is simple in concept. Eat healthy, fresh, local foods. Make sure that the products you chose spend as little time in storage as possible. Then, once you fuel your body, make sure you get out and enjoy the world around you. I call it fitness to make memories..