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Swiss ball vs. exercise bench: Which is better?

To say there’s a wide range of exercise equipment and tools in the fitness world would be an understatement. From kettlebells and resistance bands to cable machines and squat racks, the options are endless. One of the very best and most versatile, in our opinion, is the Swiss Ball, also known as an exercise ball or stability ball. “Originally intended […]

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What Is the Healthiest Snack?

What is the healthiest snack? We have the answer: activity snacks! What are they? Activity snacks are small bursts of movement throughout your day – like snacks to keep you going between meals (aka workouts). Though brief, activity snacks can have significant benefits including:  What Is an Activity Snack? 1. Increases Protein SynthesisSurprisingly, research shows sitting is just as bad […]

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Seven Tips For Summer Running Success

Runners are a dedicated bunch.  Most pound the pavement in every kind of weather: rain, snow, hail and even the blazing heat.  But did you know that running in the hot summer heat can actually be hazardous to your health if not approached correctly?  It absolutely can – here’s an overview of how and why, and what you can do […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Virtual Workouts

Meetings have been taking place online for quite some time – but a live workout? Virtual personal training is a relatively new concept that works surprisingly well. We know that the concept raises questions though – so here’s an overview of virtual training, how it works and what you can expect.First things first: Just like for in-home personal training, Nielsen […]

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Comparing Virtual and In-Home Personal Training

So you’re interested in personal training, but not sure if virtual or in-home training is best for you? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Nielsen Fitness, we offer both options. Read on to find out which choice would be best for your lifestyle, needs and budget. Virtual VS. In-Home Training First off, all Nielsen Fitness personal trainers are […]

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Exercising With Asthma? What You Need to Know

About 3 million Canadians are currently living with asthma, which can range from being a minor nuisance to a more serious condition. The good news is that it doesn’t have to hold you back from physical activity or sports.With the right care and knowledge, you can enjoy participating in regular exercise. In fact, regular physical activity can actually reduce asthma […]

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What Do You Need To Start Personal Training?

People are often stuck, with a bunch of unanswered questions before they are ready to take the leap to start working with us. So to help you with this, we’ve complied a few (of many) questions we get asked. How much space is required to have an in-home workout? One of the biggest misconceptions about in-home training and virtual personal […]

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How to Workout at Home: Tips and Exercises

Physical fitness is at the top of many adults’ to-do lists, but if not made a priority, it can easily get pushed to the bottom of the list as life gets in the way. Ensuring you make the time for exercise in your daily routine can help you lose weight, build strength and ward off disease. Improving your sleep and […]

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How to Do a Step-up on a Chair

A step-up is a fantastic exercise for your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes, which are the front of the thigh, the back of the thigh and the glute muscles. It’s an excellent exercise because it causes your one side to work with your entire body weight and engages your stabilizers and core. Another benefit of working the lower body, especially one […]

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Why In-Home Personal Training Beats the Gym

Whether it’s exercising in your home with a personal trainer in-person or you’re working with a trainer online, such as with one of our unparalleled virtual personal trainers, the bottom line is you do not need a gym. And these are our top six reasons why in-home personal training beats the gym: Why It's Better to Workout at Home 1. […]

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