Are you wearing the right shoes in the gym?

If the shoe fits wear it, right? Maybe not. It turns out the choice of which shoe to wear in the gym is not a simple as picking the cutest colour. There are many different types of shoes you can wear in the gym. I’m going to break each of them down and explain why…

5 Reasons All Women Should Lift Weights

Weight training has been a male dominated part of the industry for years but here are the best reasons for women to take back the weights…

A Brief History of Strength Sports

When I tell people that I have competed in Weightlifting and Powerlifting I get a lot of unnerving questions. “Are those not the same thing?” “Does that mean you walk around in a bikini and heels?” “What is a snatch?” As I write this, the program doesn’t even recognize that Powerlifting is in fact a word…

Myth Busters: Week 2

Eating fat makes you fat. How many of you have heard this claim in popular advertisements, magazines and fad diet plans? It is very important to our overall function of our bodies that we take in a healthy balance of fat, carbohydrate and protein. Every single one of these macronutrients are essential to each individual….

Myth Busters: Week 1

To successfully lose weight, you must cut carbohydrates from your diet….true or false?  FALSE.  Our brains require carbohydrates to function properly, and our bodies require carbohydrates to function at an optimal level. Carbs are also required for serotonin production. We shouldn’t cut carbohydrates out of our diet, but we certainly need to pay attention to…

Sisterhood of the Struggling Mental Health

Having four girls working out of one office might seem like an absolute nightmare to some but for us, we make it work. We work well by being open with each other about when we’re struggling and when we need help. Whether it’s work related or our personal lives, we share with each other when…

Heart Rate Zones

There is a reason why we make you engage in cardiovascular activity during your SGT.  Cardiorespiratory training reduces resting heart rate, normalizes resting blood pressure and improves your abilities to perform daily activities. The physiological benefits lead to an overall improvement in oxygen delivery and oxygen extraction. Consequently, overall aerobic capacity or VO2 Max increases….

The Many Hats of a Trainer

As a personal trainer, my job has many components. I am so much more than a head full of exercises that throws them at you to get a sweat on. I am a physio therapist when I use corrective exercises to fix the imbalances in your body. I am a doctor when you have muscle…

Make Your Life an Adventure: When the Going Gets Tough

We’ve explored what we want, how to get started, and some daily actions that we can implement into our lives. I guarantee you are going to be heading into some difficult times. Let’s discuss how to push through so we can arrive on the other side. Don’t want to? Do it. In any area of…

Making Your Life An Adventure: Daily Actions

We discussed the topic of making our lives an adventure – about settings goals that are exciting and push us into unknown territory. It is important that all of the actions in our daily lives are contributing to the development and success of our goals. I want you to consider the following this week as…

The Original Strength Program

Many of us follow some sort of program in the gym to get stronger. It is usually a list of sets and reps designed by a coach to increase your muscle adaptation to heavy objects (makes your body able to lift heavier and heavier things). These kinds of programs have evolved over centuries to get…

Make Your Life an Adventure – How to Start

Hopefully you made a list last week – mental, or otherwise – that kick started your thinking about some things you would like to accomplish this year. Let’s take one of those things – the one that feels a little scary, a little exciting and very unfamiliar. Write down your goal. Post it where you…