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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 […]

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Book Review: Outlive by Peter Attia

Hello! Poul Nielsen here with another health-related book review. This time we’re looking at Outlive by Peter Attia. As someone who has dedicated my life to fitness and helping others achieve their best selves, I found this book to be incredibly insightful and relevant to our mission here at Nielsen Fitness. So let’s dive in and see what we can […]

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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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the nielsen fitness scope of practice

In the realm of health and fitness, Nielsen Fitness trainers can be seen as beacons of guidance, motivation, and transformation. Our role extends far beyond just counting reps or prescribing workout routines. We are the architects of holistic well-being, supporting individuals on their journey towards optimal fitness, health, and lifestyle change.Our scope of practice encompasses a multifaceted array of skills, […]

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The mind-muscle connection and why it’s important

Repetitions – reps for short! – are the building blocks of a successful workout, but not all reps are the equally impactful. Every rep must be intentionally executed – simply going through the motions won’t cut it. Which is why we focus on the quality of each rep with our clients. Believe it or not, doing this one thing can have a […]

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Meet Matt

Matt

Matt began weight training when he was just 15 years old. He later decided to pursue his passion by studying Fitness and Health and thereafter earned his degree in Kinesiology. He was overjoyed when he helped a Nielsen Fitness client get into shape before a total knee replacement surgery and build strength after the surgery. This client’s operated knee grew to be equal with the unoperated knee, and now they continue with a healthy lifestyle while being in their 70’s! Matt’s future goals include pursuing a Master’s in Kinesiology to have a role in changing the fitness industry for the better and helping to spread the correct knowledge and information to those who don’t have access to it.

 

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Meet DARBIE

Personal Training Toronto

Darbie’s interest in fitness began during childhood, including competing extensively in equestrian sports while in high school. Now, Darbie aspires to create a safe and comfortable place for those who are new to fitness and are inexperienced. She holds a degree in Kinesiology and health sciences and is a certified personal trainer, and she uses this knowledge to empower others. When her clients feel unmotivated, Darbie emphasizes the importance of committing to doing at least one set of exercises and focusing on consistency over quantity. This mindset helps her clients stay focused, and to see exercise as an investment in their health and overall well-being. 

 

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Meet Lizette

Lizette

Lizette grew up participating in both team and solo sports such as basketball, soccer, and gymnastics, which was an important part of her upbringing. This, along with her father (who is a doctor and career runner), encouraged her to pursue the same passion for health and fitness by graduating as a certified personal trainer and fitness nutrition specialist. Her ideal clients are those who are kind to themselves and enjoy variety and creative movement. She looks forward to be climbing mountains in her 60’s and she hopes some of her clients would like to do the same!

 

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Meet poul

Personal Training Toronto

Poul began his career as a personal trainer in 2000, after completing the Fitness and Lifestyle Management Program George Brown College. He started Nielsen Fitness in 2006 and the rest, as they say, is history. What was once a one-man show is now a thriving business with hundreds of clients and dozens of trainers. Poul is focused on continuing education and is constantly working to expand and share his knowledge of both fitness and business. Poul spent many years competing in strength athletics, including the Ontario Strongman circuit. Today he exercises for health and long-term sustainability by working out regularly with his Nielsen Fitness personal trainer (even trainers need a trainer!)

 

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Meet
Andre

Andre

Andre is Nielsen Fitness’ Hiring and Regional Manager as well as one of our awesome trainers! He is a semi-professional soccer player with a degree in Kinesiology as well as a Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion. Andre is also a Certified Personal Training Specialist and Fitness Instructor Specialist. Andre enjoys working with all types of clients, from beginner to advanced.  He believes in variety and that no to workouts should be the same. Andre has experience participating in various types of fitness, ranging from numerous sports to yoga and mixed martial arts. He incorporates a little bit from each field into his own workouts and his clients’ sessions as well.

 

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