Crossfit: My love/hate relationship

The World Fitness Expo is in Toronto Canada – see you there?

On August 10th, health and fitness professionals will descend on Toronto, Canada to attend Canada's largest fitness expo and conference. I'm honored to be invited back again this year to share a number of my passions with the attending delegates (part of my tribe)! If you happen to be at canfitpro's #worldfitnessexpo next week, you can find me at any …

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Plyometric Training and Why You Need It

Plyometric Training and Why You Need It

If you may not know already, there are tons of incredible benefits of plyometric training out there just waiting to be taken advantage of. It can help you to increase your strength, power, agility, and athletic performance. Also, when it comes to training for a specific athletic goal in mind, this type of training is one of the best out …

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the anytime anywhere workout no equipment needed

Have TRX, will travel and workout anywhere at anytime

“When I go traveling I get fat.” As a trainer with over 2 decades of coaching and mentoring clients, I've heard this a million and one times! The big reason many of us gain weight when we go traveling or on vacation is just that – we take a vacation from our everyday too. All the healthy, daily lifestyle habits …

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An Exercise guide for people with limited mobility

An Exercise guide for people with limited mobility [Infographic]

From a young age, we are frequently advised to obtain regular amounts of exercise in order to enjoy a healthy, happy lifestyle. Of course this is true, although for some people, exercising can be a difficult process. For people with limited mobility, there are physical and sometimes psychological barriers to exercising. Some exercises could be beyond their capability, or they …

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If your health goals are only skin deep, will you ever be happy?

Creating a life by design. Interesting concept isn't it? Well, it isn't just an idea any more. Thanks to Kin's Farm Market, a family owned and operated Western Canadian chain of stores providing healthy fruits and vegetables, a few hundred people have committed to taking control of their current health. Participants have signed up to invest 2% of each day into …

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little white lies personal trainers tell

Little White Lies Personal Trainers Like to Tell

Moment of truth… I've never been a very good personal trainer.  There I said it. As someone who loves to coach and mentor people, I've never been one to sugar coat things. I know many of my trainer friends struggle with being straight with their clients in fear that it will cost them a paying client. That wasn't the case for …

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5 Quick Tips For CrossFit Workout Recovery

5 Quick Tips For CrossFit Workout Recovery

As you go about your CrossFit workout sessions, paying close attention to the recovery process will be pivotal to your long-term success. One thing that newcomers and seasoned fitness enthusiasts alike run into with CrossFit is the ‘too much, too soon’ syndrome. It’s easy to keep going at maximum intensity for the first while because you’re excited about the workout …

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5 Ways a Tater-Hater Convinced Women to Lift Weights

5 Ways a Tater-Hater Convinced Women to Lift Weights

Wherever you are in your training career, at some point you’ll need to make the tough decision about whether the humble spud (aka tater, tuber, po-teh-toe, po-ta-toe, etc) is your friend or foe. You’ll need to consider whether these comforting carbohydrates will be part of your goals for general fitness, strength, power or endurance. Or will they be demonized and …

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#dadbod, dad body, apathy, beer and pizza

The #DadBod Phenomenon: “Beer, Pizza, Apathy, oh my!”

Well, the internet is broken again.  This time online communities everywhere hopped on the #DadBod train. And what's worse is it's further instilling a notion of mediocrity, complacency, and downright laziness in what will go down in history as our “fattest” generation yet. Don’t know what I’m talking about? Well, enjoy the following observations because if the internet is right, I'm …

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