Archive for 2012

Your Realistic Resolution Solution

Your Realistic Resolution Solution

his is not the usual New’s Resolution drivel that inundates you each Christmas. Every year you’re treated to a barrage of articles reminding you of your holiday overindulgence and recycled tips to get you to lose weight. These tips focus on short term, quick fixes and only encourage the destructive dieting mindset. Does anyone really find those generic recommendations […]

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Exercise Prescription For Beginners

I want to be clear, when I talk about beginners I’m referring to “real people”, not athletes. People who are completely new to controlled exercise. I like to refer to these people as “raw beginners“. This article is also relevant for people that have exercised sporadically in the past and are returning from an extended layoff. Basically anyone who is unaccustomed to resistance […]

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6 Reasons Not To Exercise (And Why You Should Ignore Them)

6 Reasons Not To Exercise (And Why You Should Ignore Them)

ike most people, I’m sure you have your own long list of reasons to blow off exercise despite knowing the benefits of getting it done.  As a personal trainer for over 10 years now, I’ve heard every reason out there.  And let’s get this straight – although there are a lot of good reasons to skip a workout, […]

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Women and Weight Loss – 7 Factors That Influence Your Metabolism

Women and Weight Loss – 7 Factors That Influence Your Metabolism

Do you exercise, eat properly and yet still struggle to lose your stubborn body fat? If so, you’re not alone and here’s why. Perhaps the most important variable governing your weight loss success is your metabolic rate (metabolism). This is the rate at which your body uses food energy to support normal function throughout the body.  Metabolism […]

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Women, Weights and Results

Women, Weights and Results

These days, there’s no shortage of women flocking to the gym in search of the holy grail to tone and spot reduce their “problem areas“. While this is great news, it’s very apparent to me that women are as confused as ever about how to achieve these goals with weight training. Who can blame them?   Women […]

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7 Ways To Afford A Personal Trainer On A Budget

7 Ways To Afford A Personal Trainer On A Budget

It was the year 2001, the economy was booming and everywhere people were flocking to gyms. I was just entering the fitness business as a personal trainer and worked for a well-known fitness conglomerate here in Vancouver.  I was poised to create lasting change in the minds and bodies of  all this new blood entering my world. […]

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