Most of us know by now the importance of the key components in losing fat and getting stronger: train hard (heavy resistance training), do cardio, eat well, and recover (get enough sleep, etc). If you’re not balancing your sympathetic system (think adrenaline) with your parasympathetic system (rest & digest) then you won’t get far in…

For the last few days, I’ve had a nasty cold and despite sleeping lots, and taking my vitamins, getting a good sweat helps get the toxins and infection out quicker; especially when there’s a deep nasty cough involved :(. This is what I do to speed up recovery from a cold, and even follow as…

  I don’t know about you, but I have never questioned nutrition labels before. Call me naive but I always trusted what was stated on the label was true. Didn’t we all? …. Luckily, we have a governing body called the CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) that does this for us.   They follow strict…

This is something all women should be aware of as a way of understanding why things change throughout the month, when it comes to our fitness program. Hormonal changes do cause a number of changes when we workout; whether we are at our strongest or struggle with finishing a cardio session. And there is a…

Kent is one of our clients who came to us last February after getting frustrated that his usual ‘juicing diet’ didn’t work this time to lose the weight he had gained. He was in a bad car accident in the previous October and was limited in his activity for many weeks, hence part of his…

For those of us eating healthy and trying to stick with good food choices most of the time, here are some tips to avoid temptation or starvation while running errands or driving your kids to a soccer game, etc. Be prepared: I always have a protein bar or a bag of enlightened bean snacks (high…

With the popularity of our 10 Week Body Transformation Challenge, we’re getting requests to run a Spring into Summer Meltdown Challenge. Normally we have these contests in January and September, but with the amazing transformations people are creating, the word is out and we’re listening to the demand. What does it entail? A commitment of…

It’s funny oftentimes when I talk with my clients about their food choices and what they’re eating, they will often mention foods they think are healthy, not knowing what’s hidden in the label. They are typically snacks that have hidden sugars in them. And the main culprit is fructose, also known as: ‘high corn fructose…

We all try to be productive and adhere to our daily routines of work, gym, family but sometimes it can be overwhelming. With the constant ‘go go go’ from one thing to the next, that can wreak havoc on our bodies, especially raising cortisol levels through the roof. With heightened cortisol levels comes halted fat…

Unless you’re very self-aware of your body and know the science behind lifting and your nervous system, most people don’t know when too much is too much. This video talks about how to determine if you may be doing too much in the gym, and not enough resting. Or maybe you don’t put enough effort…

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