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Jordan Cieciwa

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.
Just Going to the Gym Doesn't Make You

Just Going to the Gym Doesn't Make You 'Healthy'

Somewhere along the way the lines got blurred. You are either in a hospital sick and dying, or you are a pro athlete and cover model. No one gives praise to the middle ground. No one talks about the family of five who are all healthy body weight, active but not stand outs on a sports team, and who eat healthy everyday.
04/02/2014 12:26 EDT
You Can't Get Healthy Without Planning Your

You Can't Get Healthy Without Planning Your Meals

Stop me if this sounds familiar. Wake up in the morning, late. Grab a coffee and a bagel (they're healthy, right?). Run out the door, get to work. Surprise meeting at 11:30, work through lunch. Decide a salad is the healthy option, but it's a Cesar salad. You had intended to be active during lunch, but because of the meeting, you won't be...
03/24/2014 12:35 EDT
If You Want That Bikini Body You Have to Do the

If You Want That Bikini Body You Have to Do the Math

If you have started to panic because the summer is right around the corner and you want to look "bangin' in a bikini" then this article is for you! So what am I asking for to get bikini-ready? Effort. This is not easy, it takes preparation and planning. Here is the math part on why people fail.
03/20/2014 08:39 EDT
Six Ways To Make Working Out a

Six Ways To Make Working Out a Routine

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.
03/11/2014 12:35 EDT
How I Use Instagram to Keep Me Honest in the

How I Use Instagram to Keep Me Honest in the Gym

If you look through my Instagram, right next to a workout photo you'll see a wing night, or something to do with me having fun. The reality is, I use my social media as a tool to stay honest with myself, and really try to help fill the void for inspiration.
02/28/2014 12:25 EST
Maintain Your Body - You Can't Just Replace the

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

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.
02/26/2014 12:22 EST
When Getting Healthy, You Must Look Beyond the

When Getting Healthy, You Must Look Beyond the Scale

"I'd be happy if I lost 10 pounds." No greater lie has ever been spoken in the health world. I'm guilty of thinking it. I'm guilty of trying it. Happiness, and your reason for changing your diet, working out more, or doing anything health related can not be linked to weight loss. Not long term.
02/18/2014 06:00 EST
What Taking the Polar Plunge Taught Me About

What Taking the Polar Plunge Taught Me About Exercise

You have to be Canadian to understand the right of passage known as "The Polar Bear Plunge." I jumped into the freezing cold water to raise funds for Special Olympics. That inspired me to write this blog on how important heart rate is, and the joy of sport.
02/13/2014 08:44 EST
My Workout of the Week: Total

My Workout of the Week: Total Body

The workout is simple, it's total body, it will get the blood flowing and will give you the resistance you need to build muscle, and add bone density. It's a great workout, it's not the only one out there. Other trainers will have their two cents based on what they like to do.
02/05/2014 05:11 EST
How To Incorporate Physical Activity Into Your

How To Incorporate Physical Activity Into Your Life

There are so many ways and reasons to be active, finding motivation should be easy. The Heart and Stroke foundation is giving you one more. Don't have a heart attack. When you are deciding to skip out on physical fitness, think about not having a heart attack. It should motivate you to avoid the couch and do a little more to stay a little healthy.
02/03/2014 05:14 EST
The Four Biggest Weight Loss

The Four Biggest Weight Loss Sins

If you have been trying to get results and haven't been, here are the most common fails I see in weight loss plans and my best kept secrets to get success. First thing you need to do is start a blog or journal. It's going to keep you honest. Then watch out for these common pit falls.
02/01/2014 04:48 EST
How To Cover Your Nutritional

How To Cover Your Nutritional Bases

Once you have your diet moving in the right direction, perfect it. There is no reason to not use science to make sure your body has all the vitamins it could ever want. In the same way your metabolism slows when you don't have all the right ingredients, it will speed up when you do.
01/29/2014 09:20 EST
How to Stay on the Health

How to Stay on the Health Bandwagon

It's almost February. That means most people are off the health band wagon...again. If you have been slipping and are almost off the January health kick, here is a check list to ensure you stick to your goals.
01/24/2014 12:31 EST
How I Learned to Embrace

How I Learned to Embrace Yoga

So why have I not gone and committed to yoga before now? I was intimidated. My flexibility and balance are good, but when I tried yoga a few years back, I didn't excel. My head space was still overly competitive, and results based. I tell my clients all the time to do their best, and grow into fitness over time. I know it's what I should do, but it is far from what I do.
01/21/2014 07:57 EST
The 4 Most Common Mistakes People Make at the

The 4 Most Common Mistakes People Make at the Gym

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.
01/16/2014 05:28 EST
Simple Ways to Live a Healthier

Simple Ways to Live a Healthier Life

Weight loss. It has been made out to be some kind of strange math equation mixed with will power no one has, and a little genetic luck. So let's demystify it. It's all about maintaining a diet, exercising, sleeping and drinking water. This is what you need to do if you want to live that healthy life.
01/07/2014 12:25 EST
Working Your New Year's Weight Goals, Month By

Working Your New Year's Weight Goals, Month By Month

I have watched a lot of people fail at New Year's resolutions for the past decade. I even made some great money off of the January first commitments. Here is what I want everyone to prepare for month by month. This is generally how it goes for those I have seen lose 50-150lbs.
01/02/2014 05:17 EST