At the end of September I attended a fitness conference and one of the presenters spoke on breathing and more importantly the importance of how you breath. I know it seems like a totally redundant topic to talk on the importance of breathing, I mean it’s something we do everyday all day. It’s a necessity … Continue reading How Well Do You Breath?
This is a quick post, and forgive the lack of editing it may have. But this was just a situation myself and my mentor had to deal with this last week and it struck a cord with us. You only get one body. That one you are sitting in reading this. That is your one … Continue reading The Three Legged Stool
As personal trainers, we often help to provide nutritional guidance to our clients. We help them make informed decisions about their food choices which directly affects their overall health. At times, it can be a challenge as many clients are looking that quick fix, the “minimal effort, maximum outcome” plan. We’ve said it before and … Continue reading Fuel Up or Breakdown
Fitness is usually full of misconceived ideas. To help pull apart some of those misgivings here are some definitions: Health: a state of complete well-being, and not just the absence of disease or infirmity. Physical Activity: Bodily movement produced by skeletal muscles; requires expenditure of energy and produces progressive health benefits. Physical Fitness: the ability … Continue reading What Does It Mean To Be Fit?
I had a client ask me this week, “What happens when I turn 70?” They wanted to know what happened to their training routine once they hit the milestone and what happened to their body. In short, to answer their question, I said nothing. Just because the clock hits midnight doesn’t mean the lights go … Continue reading The Light’s Don’t Go Out
Hey All, Just wanted to make a quick post outlining my new classes for May. Outdoor Fitness Classes are where I started my fitness journey when I was sixteen. It was awesome to get outside and workout and in nature. The classes were held by GetFit Camps Lacombe (whom I still work with today, only … Continue reading Spring 2017 Outdoor Fitness Classes
When it comes to our fitness goals or any goal for that matter, we tend to only focus on that end picture...that picture of us crossing the finish the line or standing on top of that mountain. We never want to focus on the frames in between start and finish. We don’t want to acknowledge … Continue reading The Big Picture
Sorry this month's post is a tad bit behind schedule: Simplicity– the quality or condition of being easy to understand or do. Considering the meaning of the word, it tends to feel like a loaded word. This word is one I ponder from time to time, whether it relates to my own life, the exercises … Continue reading Simplicity
All too often in this day and age we live very socially sheltered lives. We receive all our social contact via Facebook, twitter, and text message. We almost dread having a real face to face conversation with real people. We expect instant replies and effortless conversations. How many of you have a friend from college … Continue reading Share the Love
You read that right, it is okay to fail. Remember back when you were a kid just learning to ride your bike without training wheels? Now remember how many times you fell off, scratched your knee, yelled at your dad for letting go and stomped your foot and proclaimed you’d never ride again? What ended … Continue reading It’s Okay To Fail