Stop Saying You Are Fine: Take Action

  5-Second Rule   How it works: Move from idea to execution in 5 seconds. Pretend that if you don’t, the idea will start to melt. The longer you wait, the more likely you only have a puddle left to work with. Trust that your first instincts are often more correct than your second guesses….

Stop Saying You’re Fine

Stop Saying You’re Fine “Given the choices between accomplishing something and just lying around, I’d rather lie around. No contest” – Eric Clapton Who this can help People who struggle on the daily with sticking to a plan, people falling short of reaching their goals, people who are reaching their goals and want to get…

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…

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…