02/15/2013 12:12 EST | Updated 04/17/2013 05:12 EDT

Losing Weight and Gaining Balance


Sports were created to make sure young athletes grew up to be leaders, and healthy members of society. That is now more important than ever. Participaction has been promoting our kids get more activity for years, and there most recent resurgence has a focus on how much activity we get.

I want to echo Participactions promotion with my own work in the Winnipeg personal training scene

Let's bring back play and look to make our lifestyle's healthier and more balanced. There seems to be a misunderstanding about what the gym is for. I have to make this clear, if you don't want to ever go to a gym, don't! But you do have to get active and watch what you eat. Now, if are looking for a lot of "bang" for your weight loss buck, get to a gym and try adding some balance training into your routine.

Standing in the gym infront of a mirror and grunting your way through a workout won't work for anyone. It's not fun, and it's not functional. Making smart nutrition choices will make sure that your time in the gym becomes weight loss.

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.

You only get one chance at this life, and your health matters. Losing 10lbs, getting excited about life and taking the journey starts by finding what works for you.

Feel free to ask me any questions you may have. My goal is to get back to as many readers as possible. I want to share ideas that have worked for me.

For inspiration here is Tammy Ducharme in the middle of her Weight Loss Challenge. She is one of over 30 people I have help lose 50lbs or more. It's about support, science, and fun.

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