How Is Stress Impacting My Health?

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Feeling stressed can be perfectly normal. You may even notice that sometimes being stressed-out motivates you to focus on your work, yet at other times, you feel incredibly overwhelmed and can’t concentrate on anything. While stress affects everyone in different ways, there are two major types of stress: stress that’s beneficial and motivating — good stress or eustress — and … Read More

Why Get a Gym Membership?

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You have a busy lifestyle. Between your family, friends and work it can be challenging to find time for the gym. Why would you need to get a gym membership in Calgary? Those that do find time for fitness learn quickly the benefits associated with regular physical activity. It is easy to say, “I’ll go to the gym tomorrow”; however, … Read More

Leave Time to Cool Down

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Time is an issue; there never seems to be enough of it, especially when it comes to our workouts. To make the most of your time in the gym, you can use these time saving exercise tips, but make sure you leave time to cool down while you’re still at the fitness centre. Cooling down will reduce recovery time, allow … Read More

The Yin and Yang of Exercise

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The balance of yin and yang is a key factor in creating a healthy mind, body and spirit. Yang is excitable energy, uplifting, hot, brightness, and swift movements. Yin is calm energy, static, cold, solid, darkness, and rest. Generally, exercise is yang oriented with fast-paced spin classes, boot camp workouts, heavy lifts, and sprint training. All of which uplift your … Read More

The Importance of Quality Sleep

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If you’re not getting your beauty rest, you’re not likely seeing the results of the hard work you’re putting in at the gym. The other day I had a friend approach me looking for my advice on some concerns she had regarding her fitness. She was not happy with her results after putting in tons of cardio time after work, … Read More

Get Fit in 30 Minutes or Less

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No time to workout? Don’t be so certain. So you’re trying to get started on a workout regimen. Great! What’s the biggest challenge of actually adhering to one? Time. Everyone would agree that it is extremely hard to find time to get into the gym. You finally make it to the gym and you’ve been told that it is at least … Read More

Hike: Crypt Lake, Waterton

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The Victoria Day long weekend is the unofficial kick off to summer in Alberta. It’s usually when we tighten our hiking boots, double check we have the bear spray, and head out to the Rockies to take our cardio vertical. All summer long, we’ll be featuring some of our favourite hikes, and letting you know what to expect before you … Read More

Benefits of an Infrared Sauna

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If you have worked out at the World Health Edgemont or Calgary Place gyms, you may have tried out the Infrared Sauna. Never heard of one? Infrared saunas are a type of sauna that uses heat and light to help the body sweat. Unlike tradition saunas that use heated air to warm the body, which means they are often uncomfortably hot to … 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