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3 TIPS TO PREVENT HOLIDAY WEIGHT GAIN

At this point in the holiday season, you’ve probably already done some indulging – and there’s likely more to come.   Although studies show that the average holiday weight gain is only a couple of pounds, they also show that most people never end up losing them – instead they accumulate year-after-year.   Here are a few ways to get through the…

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Gift ideas for the fitness lover (or beginner) in your life

With the holiday season in full swing, chances are you have one or two fitness enthusiasts–or someone hoping to become one–on your list. Here are a few of our favourite gift items for the at-home gym.  Kettlebells. Kettlebells are fantastic for improving your core strength, coordination and developing muscle tone, while keeping the movements functional and practical. Plus they are are generally…

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Client Profile: Habeeb Salloum

Habeeb Salloum is not only a special client who has made great advances since starting with us in May, but he is also an exceptional human being. He a World War II veteran, having served with the Canadian Air Force – and he is the recipient of the Governor General of Canada’s Meritorious Service Medal in 2018. Habeeb is a…

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Client Profile: Barry Nixon

​At age 37, Barry thought it was high time to get his physical health in check, especially with his 40th birthday in sight. He called Nielsen Fitness and now, at age 41, he has never felt or looked better.  Here’s his story: What motivated you to pursue personal training, and what led you to call us?My wife was the one…

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4 (free!) Apps to Keep You Motivated And On Track

​There’s an app for just about everything these days – and fitness is no exception. We believe in leveraging all the tools at your disposal to help you create lasting, positive change – including technology! Here are four of our favorite wellness apps, each of which will keep you motivated and on-track in a different way.  My Fitness Pal​This app,…

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How Pilates Can Take Your Workout to the Next Level

​Many of our trainers incorporate the principles of Pilates in their training – and a handful are also certified instructors. We asked one trainer, Tanya, to explain more about the Pilates method. What is Pilates?   Pilates was developed and practiced in the 1920s by Joseph Pilates and his wife Clara.  Joseph believed strength should come from the center of…

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Client Profile: Greg Price & Marjut Huotari

​What started off as a Valentines gift to each other 6.5 years ago has turned into a new – and much healthier – lifestyle for Marjut and Greg. We recently caught up with Greg to give us the low down on his experience with Nielsen Fitness and how it’s changed their lives for the better.  What motivated you to pursue…

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6 Superior Moves to Skyrocket Your Running Performance

Running is – technically – something that just about anybody can do. But there’s an art and science to doing it right. What does ‘right’ mean? In this case, it’s an optimal stride that moves you along as efficiently – and comfortably – as possible.​There are three major areas that factor into an optimal stride – here they are, along…

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Client Profile: Deleo De Leonardis

A health scare got Deleo motivated to start her fitness journey. Now, after two plus years of workingwith the Nielsen Fitness team, she is more motivated than ever to keep it up. ​Here’s her story: What originally motivated you to contact Nielsen Fitness?​Well, it all started with a health scare. This eventually resolved itself, however at my yearly Medcanphysical the…

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3 exercises to REVERSE BAD posture

Over time, chronic hunching or slouching can lead to a ton of problems over and above tight muscles and a rounded back. Chronic poor posture – which many of us are dealing with thanks to desk jobs and driving – can lead to structural changes in your spine, which cause abnormal wear and tear on the joint surfaces, which can…

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