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 then 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 … Read More

Sugar: Not So Sweet

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There’s very little chance if you are reading this article that you think sugar is an essential part of our daily diet. Yes, glycogen is a form of stored energy made by our body from sugar, which we use for energy; however, the percentage of sugar we need is often less than you would imagine. In the 1800’s the average … Read More

Happy Trails

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Humans had to hike so we could hunt and gather food, so we could collect wood for fires and rocks to build shelter, and so we could participate in our tribes’ great annual migrations. Hiking was critical to survival. Today, it appears hiking in alberta is inconsequential, strictly optional. The opposite is true: hiking is now more important than ever. … Read More

Pairing Exercises

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Knowing which exercises to do and when to do them can be one of the most difficult things when beginning a fitness routine. One of the key points is to know the difference between a push and pull movements, as well as compound and single joint movements. Pull Any movement where you bring weight or force towards your body (e.g.: seated … Read More

Strength Training for Daily Spartan Life

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Over one million people took part in a Spartan race last year, including me. An obstacle course filled with surprises to challenge body and mind to physical limits. Does that differ much than daily life? We go through life opening doors, running for the C-train, or carrying the kids. We conquer the obstacles of daily life without thinking, but it’s … Read More

Fermenting Foods – What Else Can We Make?

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Fermented foods have been around since ancient times. The earliest evidence of fermenting a beverage dates back to 3000 BC; however, even in 2016, people can be squeamish around the idea of fermentation. Often we think of the classics: sauerkraut, pickles, yogurt, etc., but with the hype surrounding kombucha and its healing properties, we are branching out with our fermenting … Read More

Am I An Athlete?

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I was having a conversation with a trainer at my gym a couple of years ago in which I called myself a “non-athlete”. He looked at me and simply said, “I’m going to call bullsh*t”. He went on to explain that I may not compete in a sport, but I have all of the mental attributes and competitive nature of … Read More

All About Fat

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Fat is another of our macronutrients that is often in the centre of much debate, much like carbs. Is it good for you? Bad for you? Have a look at what it actually is and how it appears in our diet. What is fat? Fats are organic molecules made up of carbon and hydrogen elements joined together in long chains called … Read More

6 Health & Fitness Tips For Summer

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A lot of people tend to fall off the fitness wagon over the summer. The weather is gorgeous, why would you want to spend even more time inside? Stampede, backyard barbecues, drinks on the patio – they all throw a wrench in your healthy and active lifestyle. A little detour isn’t the end of the world. Arm yourself with knowledge … Read More

Small Changes For A Healthy Lifestyle

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Changing your lifestyle can feel like a large, drastic, and sometimes scary change. Just because we know that the change we want to make is good for our health, does not make the task any easier. Creating new habits by focusing on small changes or one specific task at a time, can make this transition easier to manage and allow you … Read More