Workout Tips

The Best Time To Work Out During Your Menstrual Cycle

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 09.23.2016 | Canada Living

Training during this specific time frame can be beneficial for your muscles.

Strike A Balance As You Get Back Into Routine This Fall

Maureen (Mo) Hagan | Posted 09.14.2016 | Canada Living
Maureen (Mo) Hagan

September is here, and with the arrival of the cooler crisp air and changing colours we are adjusting to getting back into the comfort of our familiar routines. Getting back into the swing of things can be quite hectic after a summer of relaxation -- holidays are over, kids are back at school, school year activities begin and your personal time is minimal.

Try These Workouts To Put Both Your Body And Mind At Ease

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Living

They're more simple than you'd think!

Spice Up Your Core Workout With Add-On Sets

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 06.30.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

When it comes to working out, boredom is the kiss of death. It is hard enough to make yourself train at the best of times -- and almost impossible when you feel like yawning! Core workouts can be particularly yawn-worthy. Front planks, crunches, bike kicks... snore. The great news is, your workout doesn't have to put you to sleep!

How To Find Time To Work Out This Summer

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 06.27.2016 | Canada Living

Mix it up so you don't get bored.

The Outdoor Summer Workout That Beats The Gym Any Day

Colin Blayney | Posted 06.15.2016 | Canada Living
Colin Blayney

It is summer, and our thoughts and bodies lead us to the great outdoors. When you're outside enjoying the fresh air and sunshine, sometimes the last thing you want to do is pack up a gym bag and head into a climate-controlled (or hot and sweaty!) gym for a workout.

How A Young Teacher Lost Almost 80 Pounds

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 05.17.2016 | Canada Living

She's such an inspiration!

How To Strengthen Your Relationship Through Fitness

Brent Bishop | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

Research shows a positive correlation between participating in a physical challenge or fitness activity and experiencing greater feelings of satisfaction with your partner. There are many reasons why exercising together has a positive impact on how you relate to one another, but physiologically we also know that exercise impacts dopamine and serotonin release (the feel good neurotransmitters) which can enhance your overall mood post-workout.

So How Much Protein Do You Really Need?

Dain Wallis | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

For years it was blindly accepted that too much protein was bad for health and that only bodybuilders needed to worry about this part of the diet. For the fitness crowd, it's also been generally accepted that you need to crush a protein shake after every workout in order to avoid losing gains. Well folks, the research is out and let's discuss where things stand.

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.

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.

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.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Gym Session

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.30.2016 | 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.

5 Ways to Stick to Your Morning Workout

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 08.24.2016 | 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.

Put Your Best Foot Forward With These Exercises

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.13.2016 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

The foot is complex; it has 33 joints and huge neurological potential. It is supposed to be able to maneuver and adapt to different terrains and communicate with the brain about whole-body balance and proprioception. Proprioception is the feedback loop between your body and brain that allows your brain to know where your body is in space.

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 ...

Millennial Health Trends: An Era of Trial and Error

The Reply | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living
The Reply

I've tried, tested, and triumphed (or failed) many different health fads. Quite frankly, more than I can count. I took it upon myself to investigate (unintentionally, and over the span of a few years), and here's my honest overview of some of the most memorable health-capades I've ever dabbled in, including the benefits, process, and aftermath.

A Workout You Can Do From Bed

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Let's be honest, some days it's hard just getting out of bed, let alone hauling a** to the gym for a workout. So I crafted a workout routine we can all do from the comforts of bed. That's right, an exercise series that openly welcomes eye boogers, pyjamas, night guards and bed head.

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?

How to Get Back on the Fitness Track

Gillian Clayton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Gillian Clayton

During these moments of low motivation, it's important to remind yourself that all of your hard work will pay off, and to do this it's all about having a plan that makes sure you will get results from your workouts. I've trained for a number of triathlons and I've found there are three easy ways to a well-rounded workout plan.

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...

Exercises to Give You "That Butt"

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Every woman seems to have a goal in mind for their backside. Standing and engaging your postural muscles has a waist-slimming effect. The added benefit to this, better spine alignment and all the health benefits of increased neural and blood flow. But who cares about the health benefits, people are going to be asking your trainer for "That Butt," and pointing at you.

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.

6 Reasons You May Not Be Losing Weight

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Do you do everything right and still no results? I have been a personal trainer for a decade now and help dozens of people lose 10,15, 50, and even more than 100lbs. The results come once these 6 problems get solved.

The Workout Diaries Fad #7: The Reformer

Bianca Teixeira | Posted 12.25.2012 | Canada Living
Bianca Teixeira

A few weeks into my quest for the best workout, a workout buddy mentioned a machine called The Reformer. While describing its uses, I could not get the picture of an 18th-century torture device out of my mind. After expressing interest (and fear) towards it, our instructor decided to move our pilates workout onto The Reformer. Joy.