The 6 Surprising Drawbacks of Calorie Counting

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As a Registered Dietitian, before anyone starts calorie counting to assist in weight loss, I want to make sure they understand the whole picture. This article should give you a little insight into counting calories as a beneficial long-term weight loss tool. The principles of energy balance work: Take in more calories/energy than you expend, you gain weight. Take in … Read More

Try Group Fitness Class

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Many individuals hold exercise in a negative light; they consider it to be something that must be done, rather than something that could be enjoyed.  This does not have to be the case. You can achieve the results that you want and still have fun. This is why you should try group fitness class. From Zumba to Yoga, Rush, Fire or … Read More

How To: Exercise with Kettlebells

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It seems like a new fad that everyone is exercising with kettlebells. Truth is, they have been around for a long time; originating in Russia hundreds of years ago. For those of you who have never seen one, it can be described as a cannonball with a handle. What Are the Benefits of Kettlebells? Kettlebells help teach the body how … Read More

Keep Your Workouts Engaging

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Do you feel like you’re just going through the motions? Stay committed to your healthy and active lifestyle by getting the most out of your workouts. It’s easy to feel lost or confused when putting together an exercise plan. This feeling can become discouraging and lead to you not using your membership. Instead, follow these tips to keep things interesting … Read More

Benefits of Drinking Smoothies

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Drinking smoothies made with whole, nutrient-dense ingredients is a great way to boost your health. The thick shake-type drinks make wonderful options for a meal replacement or a snack when made with natural items – sorry, not frozen yogurt. Some people have the misconception that eating healthy means eating food that doesn’t taste good. This is not the case. Smoothies … Read More

Recipe: Veggie Fajitas

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So, what is for dinner tonight? It can often be difficult to prepare meals during the week due to work, scheduled plans and activities. We lack time, or have fussy kids, and often turn to convenience to get food on the table. This recipe for veggie fajitas is quick and easy, and allows you to get a few more servings … Read More

How to Lose Weight in a Calgary Gym

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Consuming a sensible diet is only half of the equation when it comes to how to lose weight. Engaging in a regular exercise routine is equally important when it comes to shedding the pounds and improving overall health. There are also two mental states of mind that are crucial to taking on the weight loss challenge and maintaining your achieved … Read More

Eating a Healthy Whole Foods Diet

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Eating a whole foods diet is one of the more simple eating styles around. There’s nothing really fancy or complicated about it. It’s what we should all be eating if we want to live the healthiest lifestyle possible. Simple eat foods as they are found in nature, in their whole and natural state. The truth about a whole foods diet … Read More

Fit People Do Yoga

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While most modern gyms and studios offer yoga and fitness classes side-by-side, the image of the flexible, barefoot hippie still stands as a stark contrast to the muscular gym goer sweating it out pumping iron in the weight room, or the brightly dressed Zumba dancer. The fact is, however, that people who are serious about fitness incorporate yoga into their regular fitness routines. … Read More

Strength Training for Weight Loss

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Think of your fitness goals. It is common for them to include weight loss, toning or health improvements. You’ll be happy to know your goals can be achieved with a balanced program that includes strength training. Research on the benefits of strength training for weight loss is clear: the more muscle mass an individual has the higher their metabolism. One benefit you … Read More