Fat Loss

Fasting vs. eating breakfast: What you need to know

The debate around intermittent fasting in the morning – rather than eating breakfast – has gained attention in recent years. Health professionals and enthusiasts often find themselves on opposite sides of the discussion, which can make personal decisions in the matter more challenging. Before deciding which option is best for you, it’s important to consider the arguments for both practices […]


Workout Game Changer: Why We Love Deadlifts

When it comes to building strength, improving your fitness, and enhancing your physique, few exercises can match the deadlift. “In a deadlift, you lift the weight from the ground to thigh-level using primarily your leg and hip muscles, but with the assistance of most of the large muscle groups of your body” (Very Well Fit, 2022). At Nielsen Fitness, deadlifts […]


High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT): What, Why & How

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a workout characterized by alternating periods of high intensity exercise (such as sprinting or jumping) with periods of lower intensity exercise or rest. While some strength improvement can happen during HIIT, its nature is inherently cardiovascular.HIIT Training: How to Get StartedThe goal of HIIT is typically to maximize calorie burn while improving cardiovascular fitness and […]


Book Review: The Obesity Code by Jason Fung

In the world of fitness and weight loss, there’s a pervasive myth that revolves around calorie counting. Clients come to us, time and again, feeling frustrated and stuck in their weight loss journey despite diligently counting every calorie and sacrificing their favourite foods.It’s a tough cycle to break, and it’s exactly why I (Poul Nielsen!) am writing today’s blog post. […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Book Review: The Longevity Diet

Hello! Poul Nielsen here.  I am always on the lookout for resources that can help our clients live healthier, longer lives and today I want to talk to you about  The Longevity Diet. This book, written by Valter Longo, first caught my attention for its promise to not only help readers shed some pounds but also improve overall health and increase […]