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Colin Blayney

A personal trainer, Medical Exercise Specialist and the Manager of the Active 55+ program at Toronto's Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.

Colin began his career in the fitness industry 16 years ago, and since then he has seen many changes. Holding three fitness certifications, as well as a B.A. and HR Management diploma, Colin’s passion is in helping people help themselves by making their health a priority. An advocate for lifelong learning, Colin is a certified Golf Conditioning Specialist and has also attained the highly regarded Medical Exercise Specialist (MES) designation. Utilizing this knowledge, Colin has become an advocate for promoting health and fitness within the healthcare industry.

He manages the Active 55 Plus fitness program at the Miles Nadal JCC in downtown Toronto, where his current projects include: T.I.M.E. (Together In Movement and Exercise), a Toronto Rehab program for stroke survivors; and Osteo-Circuit, a physiotherapist supervised program for those with bone health issues.
The Outdoor Summer Workout That Beats The Gym Any

The Outdoor Summer Workout That Beats The Gym Any Day

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.
06/15/2016 12:33 EDT
Forget These 4 Excuses Preventing You From Getting

Forget These 4 Excuses Preventing You From Getting Fit

The way I look at it, our bodies come with a warranty. Like any warranty, you must follow the guidelines. Page one of our warranty says: you must exercise on a regular basis in order to maintain optimal health.
03/11/2016 12:25 EST
What You Can Do Now To Promote Healthy

What You Can Do Now To Promote Healthy Aging

It's no secret that people are living longer nowadays. From 1921 to 2011, life expectancy in Canada increased from 57.1 to 81.7, a gain of 24.6 years. If you want to make the most out of those extra 25 years, follow these simple guidelines.
01/26/2016 03:32 EST
8 Fitness Trends To Look Out For In

8 Fitness Trends To Look Out For In 2016

The world of fitness is one that seldom stays the same, and for good reason. As we get closer to the New Year, a time when many of us vow to make exercise a priority, here is my forecast on fitness trends that will get you pumped to try something new and turn your resolutions into reality.
11/24/2015 11:38 EST
5 Workout Habits to Get Ahead of the Winter

5 Workout Habits to Get Ahead of the Winter Blues

Winter Blues: the loss of motivation and productivity experienced during the long winter months, especially in northern countries. Winter presents a challenge for many people to stay on top of their fitness regimens.
10/18/2015 10:18 EDT