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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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client profile: mike dewis

Mike Dewis is a busy professional – who, in his early 40s is in the best shape of his life – and actually enjoying his workouts for a change! Here’s his story: Why did you get started with Nielsen Fitness? Last year, I was at a point in my life where I realized I was in my 40’s and unhappy…

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