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Is the gym overrated?

is it possible to get a good workout from home? Amid the COVID-19 pandemic many gym goers have been forced to switch to at-home workouts and discovered what we’ve known all along: that at-home workout routines can be just as, if not more effective than training at the gym.For most of us, exercising at home means equipment is limited to […]

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Why is Core Strength Important and what is it? Core Strength Did you know core strength is needed to perform all trunk movements? And if your core is weak, then a lot of the force generated from your trunk will ripple upward and downward to adjoining links within the chain of your limbs, so to speak.If you have a weak […]

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Exercise Review: the Wall Sit

People often ask us how to do a wall sit correctly. The wall sit is an exercise we’ve been doing with our clients for years. It’s fantastic because it requires no equipment, except for your bodyweight and a wall!You can do it virtually almost anywhere – at your home, cottage, office or while on vacation – you name it! doing a […]

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Our Favourite Virtual Training IN-HOME EXERCISE TOOLS

We specialize in workouts with limited space and equipment. Without a doubt, the number one question our trainers get asked is… “what equipment should I buy?”The fact of the matter is, you DON’T need an expensive treadmill, elliptical, or Bowflex machine to have a great workout. In fact, some of the most effective exercises use nothing more than your body weight.That […]

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Want to live longer? Get moving!

Not too long ago, a group of researchers in Brazil discovered a simple fitness test that may help predict your longevity by measuring how easily you can sit and rise from the floor.Other related tests have looked at how many steps it takes, and how long it takes to stand up from lying (supine) of the floor.The bottom line, though, is […]

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INTERMITTENT FASTING: WHAT, HOW & 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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5 BENEFITS OF CORE STRENGTH

A strong core is an absolutely essential part of a strong and healthy body. Your abdominal muscles are critical to almost everything you do – and the benefits of building and maintaining their strength go far beyond appearances. Below are five ways core strength is crucial to your health, mobility, strength and comfort.  Everyday acts – bending to put on shoes, […]

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