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Five of our favourite compound exercises

Compound exercises are a fundamental component of our personal training programs, both in-home and online – and for good reason. “Not including compound exercises in your programme is on par with forgetting your headphones or not re-racking your weights. It’s a fitness faux pas that experts unanimously agree, should be avoided at all costs” (Men’s Health, 2023).Compound exercises are movements […]

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8 reasons to vary your exercise routine

Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or new to the world of fitness, the importance of variety in your exercise routine cannot be overstated. While consistency is the true key to any results, in most cases, incorporating a diverse range of exercise styles and movements is optimal for functional health, longevity, and enjoyment.8 ways to amp up your fitness routine1. BREAKING […]

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My muscles are sore! Should I work out?

Post-workout soreness, commonly known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS for short), is a familiar sensation for most. For some, the ache is a satisfying feeling; you know you’ve challenged yourself and are growing stronger. For others, it can be an uncomfortable nuisance. Whether you like the feeling or not, DOMS can leave you pondering whether it’s acceptable to push through […]

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Intermittent Fasting: What, How and Why?

Intermittent fasting (IF) is a dietary practice that’s getting a lot of attention these days. In a nutshell, it involves fitting all your calories for the day into a condensed window of time and ‘fasting’ outside those hours. Many intermittent fasters eat within an eight-hour window – for example, noon to 8pm – and fast for the remaining 16 hours […]

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Why you should aim for consistency over perfection

In the pursuit of a healthier lifestyle, it’s easy to fall into the trap of striving for perfection. Our Instagram and Pinterest feeds are flooded with seemingly flawless fitness models portraying an “ideal lifestyle” of fasted cardio, daily green juice, zero added sugar, and washboard abs. The image of these flawless workout and meal plans, perfectly executed with impeccable form, discipline, […]

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6 ways to stay active in winter

As the temperature drops, it’s tempting to stay indoors and hibernate until spring. Netflix may be calling your name, but maintaining an active lifestyle is crucial for both physical and mental well-being, especially during the winter months. Embrace the chill this season with invigorating ways to exercise that will keep you warm while making the most of the snowy wonderland outside. […]

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5 reasons why building and maintaining muscle mass is critical

Muscle mass is a vital component of our overall health and well-being that should not be overlooked. Beyond the aesthetic benefits of a toned physique, preserving muscle mass plays a crucial role in various aspects of our lives. In this blog, we’ll explore five reasons why it’s essential to prioritize the maintenance of muscle mass throughout our lives. METABOLISM AND […]

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Why Thin Doesn’t Always = Healthy

The other day one of our virtual personal training clients, who is in great shape, told me that one of her friends remarked to her, “Why on earth do you work out? You’re skinny!” This comment is an example of a great misconception in our society: that skinny = healthy.This client can deadlift and squat more than her own body […]

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How to Set a SMART Fitness Goal

A goal is a dream with a plan, as they say. But setting a goal isn’t as simple as you may think – if you want to achieve it, that is.Here’s our formula for setting fitness goals that stick. It is based upon the widely-used SMART goals model, and we use it with our clients all the time. Setting SMART […]

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Afraid to start exercising? This one’s for you.

It can be scary to make changes in your life – even positive ones, like starting to exercise. The reasons for that are complex and largely a result of our brain’s effort to keep us in our comfort zone (aka safe). But it is possible to push through this resistance – and some understanding of the factors that might be at […]

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