Health and Fitness Expert - Workplace Wellness Specialist
People forgot how to have fun. My mission is to make this Nation healthier One Fit City at a time. Add a little fun to functional training, and introduce regular people to sport specific training and we have a recipe for success. Done smart, and over time, we can turn this nation into aspiring athletes(or at least healthier arm chair quarterbacks). A degree in Kinesology and Applied Health and work with everything from Couch Potatoes Pro Athletes over the past decade is my key to battling Obesity and Inactivity.
I regret the time I gave up, the memories, the fun, the time with friends. But that's me. For some the "gains" in the gym, the Instagram fame, the self sacrifice make them feel more whole as a person. This fitness life is for a select few.
What we need to do is make sure you have successful days. Having a healthy day is actually fairly simple. Humans were designed to move, your goal every day is to be more human. You've got 24 hours in a day and ideally it looks like this.
12/10/2014 06:43 EST
vThis isn't as simple as colour, and then out the door. Nothing ever is in the fashion world. Boys, we have a tendency to rush over the finer details. That leaves us with a look that is less than ideal. So why not plan to take a few minutes, get fit properly, and then make a first impression like no one else?
11/25/2014 04:09 EST
The iWatch isn't out yet. I am sure that more than most people would be happy to wake up to an IOU for Apple's new iWatch -- this thing is going to revolutionize health. Not just high performance, but healthy living, and ensuring people lead as healthy a life as possible. This to me is going to be the ultimate in health. But what do I know, I just lift weights for a living.
11/17/2014 05:32 EST
I've never said it's bad to indulge during this time of year, I simply say that if you don't want to gain the typical holiday season weight it's best to leave the treats alone. Let's be honest though, we all look forward to everything food-related this time of year. We put way to much emphasis on weight in our society. It's not about your weight, or how you look -- we need to be healthy.
11/12/2014 12:48 EST
I was born and raised in Kleefeld, Manitoba. I rode dirt bikes, shot guns, and my first paycheques came from cleaning out chicken and hog barns. I've never been a fashion guy. Now my career has evolved to keynote speaker, wellness consultant, and health writer. My newest skill sets include making a killer cup of coffee, and schmoozing. I need to add to that, fashionable.
11/10/2014 05:37 EST
You ever think to yourself "I'm way better than my co-worker". Well, e-mail them this post and show them by the numbers why
11/04/2014 11:29 EST
Five simple steps to make your day a little more healthy. Nothing major, and don't try to change it all at once. The move towards the perfect healthy day is simple.
10/31/2014 01:21 EDT
The more I speak at workplaces, the more I'm convinced that headaches and low energy have become an accepted part of life. This has me perplexed.
10/30/2014 03:55 EDT
Fundamentals are strangely something in this world that we glaze over. The basics, the building blocks, the ground work that will create a project or building that is unshakable. Yet, we put very little time and effort into mastering those fundamentals. We need to build a workforce that is supported in these five fundamentals.
10/24/2014 10:56 EDT
Here are four initiatives from my One Fit City program to recharge the workplace. The workplace Instagram/Twitter fitness challenge -- monthly giveaways at work for the best social media posts about being active. Not just the gym, and not just the high intensity stuff.
10/22/2014 05:18 EDT
I see people do this really unhealthy thing, especially young people: They book an all inclusive vacation, diet for six weeks unhealthy, workout at a short bootcamp, then head off to a sunny beach to take a few selfies on the first day and put all the weight and then some back with buffets and breakfast margarita.
10/06/2014 05:23 EDT
The work to get "sexy" is way more than what you need to do to be healthy. That's the problem. Our media and our massive gyms seem to be working in cahoots to get your money. If you don't like to workout, don't. If you like to be alive and stay out of the hospital, you just have to do a few small things.
10/02/2014 12:31 EDT
There are far too many people, who are so far removed from what they eat that they don't understand what they are doing to their bodies. Our farming practices have become big business, and the little farms need to come back to the spotlight. It's not all doom and gloom, but we need a few tweaks on some things. Here are my big thoughts.
09/25/2014 09:00 EDT
Let's talk wellness, your work day, and the fact that people are dying of heart attacks really young. Just a question, but
09/24/2014 11:52 EDT
Start creating cultures and communities in your workplace that support active living. Doesn't need to be the gym life, it needs to be simple happy movement. Sneak it in, offer programs and ideas that are activity based. Have fun, bring in some puppies or food-based days that people don't even realize is healthy.
09/19/2014 01:06 EDT
Healthy living conversations need a make over. Our vision is skewed and our motives lack staying power. Our goals are set by wanting to be sexy, not by wanting to be healthy. Depriving yourself to look a certain way won't make you healthy.
09/17/2014 08:02 EDT
We have a major disconnect. It's human's from nature. I strongly believe that it's that disconnect that is causing us to
09/11/2014 05:18 EDT
Take it day by day. That's the best lesson in success I ever got. Where do you want to be at the end of your life, get a
09/09/2014 10:15 EDT
We want to get to a certain number, physical look, or something along those lines. Vanity is a great motivator, and can't be over looked. But what about getting back to a state in life where we are like puppies and babies. Seeing things for the first time?
09/01/2014 08:28 EDT
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