The Other Side of SMART Goal Setting

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Think back to January, did you say to yourself: “THIS is the year it’s all going to come together. THIS is the year I will make it happen”? Every New Year we believe all of our fitness dreams will come true; whether it’s to lose 20 lbs. of fat, to gain 20 lbs. of solid muscle, or to bare a … Read More

Exercise with Bands

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Exercise with bands, it is effective fitness you can take with you anywhere. Use resistance bands to strengthen your core and burn more calories. They are one of the safest and easiest ways to train without worrying about having a spotter or dropping weights. You can also take bands with you wherever; it’s great for travellers. These five multi-joint band exercises … Read More

Finding Time For Health When You Don’t Have Time

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Despite best intentions, finding time for health, nutritious meals and exercise can be tough amidst the daily family and career responsibilities. Our priorities have such great competition that despite best intentions finding time for health is often sacrificed. People’s success at achieving and maintaining good health in face of time constraints is impacted by two main pillars: priorities and habits. PRIORITIES: Whatever … Read More

ViPR Group Exercise Joins World Health’s Lineup of Classes

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On Friday, April 3 ViPR Group Exercise joins the World Health class schedule. Standing for Vitality, Performance and Re-conditioning, ViPR is a full-body strength training and cardio workout designed around three planes of movement to train the whole body at once and burn maximum calories. This class uses the natural movement patterns of life and adds the weighted resistance of … Read More

Fitness Focus: Transverse Abdominis – Your Natural Weightlifting Belt

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First things first, get your nutrition in order or you’ll never have visible abs. Now that the completely obvious is out of the way, let’s talk ab training. The transverse abdominis (TA) involuntarily contracts during many lifts; it is the body’s natural weight-lifting belt, stabilizing the spine and pelvis during lifting movements. The TA helps to compress the ribs and … Read More

World Health Calgary 10-Day Detox Sample Plan

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World Health 10 Day Detox

The first thought that comes to mind with a detox is deprivation. You think hunger, starvation, strange food and juice cleanses. You may feel better by the end, but is it worth all the suffering? What if you didn’t have to suffer? There is a type of detox that involves delicious and healthy food. It’s a reboot for your health … Read More

Interval Training: Beast Workout

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When you think “exercise”, some might assume you’re talking about sitting on a bench and lifting some weights, while others might assume you mean going for a 5km run. In reality both are correct when you refer to the definition of the word ‘exercise’ to mean a “physical activity that is done in order to become stronger and healthier”. (Merriam-Webster, … Read More

Fitness Focus: Life After A Heart Attack

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Life is busy and we often don’t have much time for ourselves. Meetings, deadlines and social events leave us running from one commitment to the next. We want to be active and eat healthy; however, time demands and priorities leave us lacking the follow through. That was the case for Randy Lavallee, the owner of a flooring company. As he … Read More

How to Avoid Sugar in Your Diet

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There’s no doubt sugar is addictive. Sweetness means happiness; it’s a craving that leads to the release of our feel good hormone dopamine. We know the facts of sugar, but remember when you consume white sugar, or sugar derivatives that are not the natural kind found in fruit, you are consuming an anti-nutrient. For example Vitamin C and B found in … Read More

Healthy Choices by Season: Getting the Nutrients Your Body Needs

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As the seasons change, the environment in which we live can have a profound influence on our bodies. For some of us, the change of seasons and the resulting effects in our body are quite noticeable. These changes can significantly affect not only our immune system function but how we feel, including our mood and energy levels. By giving the … Read More