Time-Saving Exercise Tips

time-saving exercise tips

“I want to exercise more, but just don’t have time!”   Finding time to workout can be tough amidst the daily family and career responsibilities. Our priorities have such great competition that despite best intentions our health and fitness is often sacrificed. Minus the time we take in a day to sleep, go to work, and prepare, this leaves an …

Recipe: Vietnamese Shrimp Salad Rolls

salad rolls

Vietnamese shrimp salad rolls are a great alternative to the typical salad and easy to make ahead of time for a fresh and healthy meal on the go. Vietnamese Shrimp Salad Rolls Ingredients: Rice Wraps 16 oz medium-sized shrimp 2 ripe avocados, peeled and sliced 3 oz sunflower sprouts 2 red peppers, julienne 3 oz apple, julienne 6 rice wraps …

Benefits of Massage Therapy

massage therapy

You’ve been sitting at a desk, or in meetings, or on a plane for hours. Maybe your head hurts, or your shoulders feel stiff and sore. Maybe your lower back is aching. And maybe it’s time to make an appointment to have this corrected. Massage Therapy has evolved over the years. It’s no longer simply an hour getting pampered. People …

Intermittent Fasting for Women

Intermittent Fasting for Women

Fasting is one of the most ancient traditions that has been practised for thousands of years. It is the voluntary withholding of food for spiritual, health, or other reasons. In today’s Western world we have lost touch with these, but you may hear that fasting is making a comeback due to its proposed health benefits. Specifically, if you are in …

Your Post-Workout Routine

CRT program

It is important to differentiate and understand that your workout doesn’t end after your last rep. To reap as many benefits as possible from each training session, you need to devote as much time to your post-workout routine as you do to everything leading up to your first set. Here are a few simple post-workout tips to help you recover: Cool Down …

Understanding Common Running Terms

running terms

Quite often when talking about training I get asked what running terms mean, so I thought I would cover off on some training terminology. Fartlek These runs are supposed to be informal and unplanned. The idea is to work on your speed work but has no real plan. When I am training fartleks I like to see a sign and …

You Should Sit In An Infrared Sauna

infrared sauna

If you have worked out at the Spa Lady Beacon Heights, West Edmonton Mall or Whitemud gym locations, 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 …

The 4 Biggest Nutrition Mistakes Beginners Make

nutrition mistakes

Nutrition is full of misinformation, and when you’re just starting out it can become a very confusing thing to navigate. How do you navigate through what you’ve read, heard on TV, and have been told by friends? Put the effort into knowing what you’re putting into your body. Here are the 4 biggest nutrition mistakes beginners make, and how you …

What To Look For In A Personal Trainer

personal-trainer

Whether you are unhappy with your current fitness level, want to address a personal health issue or you want to take your workouts to the next level, personal training is the perfect solution. A trainer’s job is to assess your fitness, help you set goals, and teach you the best way to work out. By mixing the services of a personal trainer into …

Workout with Bands

workout with bands

Workout 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 …