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

Fitness Focus: Weird Gym Equipment

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Variety is the spice of life, and you should add some of that spice to your workouts. Get acquainted with some of the “weird” equipment there is in the gym and learn how to correctly use it to target certain body parts. Battling Ropes Battling Ropes have had a resurgence mainly due to a pioneer of strongman training, John Brookfield. They … Read More

Improve Posture with Simple Exercises

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Ever been told “sit up straight” or “bring your shoulders back”? Many people still don’t realize how posture is important for pain-free daily activities. Nowadays it’s not just people working at desks for long periods of time but you’ll notice how posture is getting worse with more individuals on small electronic devices that cause more slouching and head-forward posture. When … 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

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

Try It: HIIT Workout

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The realization that spring is here seems to hit us all at the same time; one of these days we’ll remember it happens every year. This is often followed by a wave of Instagram photos about preparing for summer bodies and meal prep to start cutting. Do not fret, my buff body hopefuls, we have just the workout for you: High … Read More

TRX Workouts

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More than likely you’ve walked into your fitness club and noticed those black and yellow straps dangling down somewhere from up above wondering to yourself, what the heck are those things? Perhaps you saw someone performing acrobatic-like exercises while using this device and pondered, why on earth would someone do that? To answer these questions, peruse this article and achieve … Read More

What You’ve Read: Best of 2017

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Taking a look back at the year, we’ve covered everything from group fitness classes to nutrition tips and recipes, from weird workouts to abs! Here are the top posts you have loved and the best of 2017.   5 Things To Know When You’re New To Exercise Starting a new exercise program can be really nerve-wracking; the gym can seem like … Read More

Sport-Specific Snowboarding Workout

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Snowboarding, like any sport or activity, is performed in a very chaotic environment. Anytime you strap on a snowboard you can’t predict what kind of terrain or obstacles you are going to encounter on your ride. Like any marathon runner who prepares for his run weeks in advance, there are exercises and modalities a snowboarder can perform in the off … Read More