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…

Here’s an amazing transformation in progress that we wanted to share with you, Kent started at 245 lbs, and lost 30 lbs in just under 3 months! He made it a priority to prepare his meals, have alternative options when dining out, and commit to the time needed for his workouts. A goal without a…

For most people who follow a fit lifestyle, traveling can sometimes be hard, in terms of sticking to their typical nutrition and training routine. And don’t get me wrong it is hard, but not impossible nor does it have to be frustrating to control. It’s just a matter of planning and preparing before hand, and…

Come check out our Boutique Edmonton Gym. It’s been one year since opening our doors and we’d like you to come and celebrate with us.  Its crazy how time flies! Imagine just over a year ago, I was in my 20′ x 22′ gym that totalled 460 square feet. Despite it being rather small, compared…

This is a great activation exercise that should be done at the start of every leg and/or glutes workout. It doesn’t seem like much but it is much harder than it looks. And it forces the glute to work alone as you perform the movement. You can’t really cheat on this one. But, note there…

The short answer is no. If you’ve been training for at least a few months, then you’re muscles should be conditioned to the stress loads you put them through. Of course, there are those times when you get so sore you wish you skipped that workout. But, that’s how training goes. If you’re trying a…

So, in case you aren’t on Facebook or a current client of mine, you probably don’t know that we’re expanding spaces. For the last 5 1/2 years, I’ve been running my gym out of my garage, albeit a decently equipped garage; california knockdown, crown moulding, designer ceiling fans, etc. And with the current success of…

If you know anything about the importance of muscle recovery, you may have heard or read about contrast showers. Basically it’s alternating between hot and cold water when you shower shortly after finishing your workout. You can apply this principle using a sauna or steam room for the hot part of the treatment, and the…

This past Christmas, my husband and I went away like we usually would for our Christmas and New Years break. Normally, I would stick to somewhat of a routine, because being a strong type A, I can’t help it lol. Plus, its just part of my lifestyle; so why wouldn’t I work out while vacationing….

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