The Importance of Rest Days in Your Workout Routine

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When you get motivated and into the routine of regular exercise, it is sometimes hard to wrap your head around the idea of taking time off. With fears of slipping back to a sedentary lifestyle and losing your progress and gains, most gym-goers would rather stick to a strict gym regimen. In all actuality, getting enough rest after exercise is essential to … Read More

How to Become More Active at the Office

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There is no doubt that sitting is a necessary part of life in today’s workplace. The prevalence of sitting has steadily increased over the last century and it doesn’t appear to be a trend that is going to change anytime soon. It’s amazing the amount of time that the average North American spends in the car, in front of the T.V. … Read More

Exercises for Injury Recovery

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Injuries may suck the life out of you, but they’re not the end of the world. You can typically still train them in an altered program and return to activity relatively healthy, you just need to have a smart program in place. Talk to an athletic therapist or personal trainer at your club to see if there’s anything you should … Read More

Useful Tips for Healthy Living

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While you may see some results at first, fad diets do not work in the long run. Weight management needs to be looked at differently. Permanent lifestyle changes – changes to eating and exercise patterns – are the only thing that will guarantee weight loss maintenance. It will also reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke and other medical problems, … Read More

What to Expect In Your First Yoga Class

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Always wanted to try a yoga class? We’re breaking down what you can expect in your first yoga class. Yoga is over 5,000 years old and can burn calories and tone muscles, yet is most commonly known for its ability to lengthen muscles and decompress joints to gain a greater range of motion in your physical body. It also offers a sense … Read More

Fitness Focus: Weird Gym Equipment

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We know the drill: Since starting your fitness journey you’ve been constricted to the treadmills and fixed movement machines in the back corner. Your gym routine is starting to take shape, but you have finally decided to start making some serious gains. Your first thought is to jump into the deep end known as the free weights section, but you haven’t got a … Read More

The Importance of Goal Setting

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Whether you are looking to lose weight, gain strength, or have more energy, it is important to set goals. This can be one of the most important steps in a fitness journey and will help you have something to strive for. If you know the outcome you desire, it is easier to plan how to get there. A useful way … Read More

10 Habits For A Healthier Life

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Your health encompasses overall well-being. That includes: Happiness Energy Ability to fall asleep Have manageable amounts of stress Reduced illness Have low or non-existent joint and musculoskeletal pain Be within the typical range of body fat for your height, body type, and genetics High nutrient load and quality within your system with a low toxic load When it comes to implementing changes … Read More

Sport-Specific Hockey Workout

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Hockey is a sport that carries plenty of nostalgia for most Canadians. It is a game that can be played by all different age groups and abilities. It is an activity with participants from around the world whether it’s a game on the street, a frozen pond, or a sporting venue holding thousands of people. It is a fast-paced, physical … Read More

4 Ways To Boost Your Immune System

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The seasons are changing, and our not-so-favourite time of year is right around the corner – flu season. Besides the obvious tips of staying warm and washing your hands, here are a few ways you can give your immune system a helping hand and avoid a runny nose and achy body. Nutrition What you eat has a major impact on … Read More