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Let’s jump right in! Before I began training in fitness, which by the way has been an awesome experience, I had trained athletes. Specifically young athletes between the ages of 9-20. And almost all the time, I was asked the same question. “How can I get my daughter better by (insert timeline here)?” And my reply was almost always the same. I would say: “Don’t miss a workout”. Does that apply to Me? In fitness, as we all live our lives, it is much harder to not miss a workout, so all......

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We all like to see a flat stomach with nice long and lean muscles, but when the hip flexors are tight, you are not standing fully upright. You have a bit of a lean forward as the hip muscles are too short to allow you to stand fully upright. This would for sure throw off your look as you walk around this summer , and all through the year. That’s why you look so good lying down. The body is elongated and the hips are, for the moment, stretched out. Enter the Hip......

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…but you cannot control your weight. Do you disagree with that statement? Ok, go stand on a scale and decide to lose 5 pounds. Well, how’d that work out for you? Did your weight drop on your command, or did it not budge? Nope, it didn’t budge. And yet you spend your precious time obsessing about your weight as if you could magically control it. The good news is that you have complete control over a couple of important things that influence your weight. I’m talking about your choices regarding what you......

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You can’t believe everything that you hear when it comes to fitness. Not if you want to see results. There are 5 bogus rumors going around about strength training that will derail your results if you let them. The truth is that strength training is one of the absolute best things you can do for your health and appearance. And if you’ve fallen for these 5 myths then you’re missing out on tremendous potential results. Myth #1 Muscle Turns Into Fat Why would anyone want to build muscle if it could morph......

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Here’s the email that you’ve been waiting for – everything you need to know to shape up your booty in time for swimsuit season. Here are the 6 Best Exercises for Your Booty: BEST Booty Exercise #1: HINGE LUNGE An amazing exercise that targets the muscles of your butt, thighs, and hips is the lunge. Reaching one foot out behind the other, stick your bum out as you lower your body toward the ground, keeping your abdominals tight and allowing your torso to move to 45 degrees. Lower until the front knee......

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You can actually have both! But for so many, they have one or sometimes none. Calgary bootcamps are soaring and various fitness classes pop up in video and online each and every day! It’s definitely an exciting time to want to get in shape; but why are so many people suffering from back pain? One of my mentors (and coach) is a world renowned back expert and he has mentioned that EVERY single person, at some point in their life will experience back pain! That’s not good. Before people even come and......

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Are you doing any of these things which causes unhappiness and unhealthiness in so many? 1) Envy others – Envy implies you’re jealous or you look up to another’s life. While it’s true everyone has different lives, everyone faces similar challenges and on a grand scale, is seeking happiness, like everyone else. What to do – While it’s difficult to see that the grass is the same colour green no matter who you are talking, to, spend more time focusing on your wants, your goals and how you can reach them. And......

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We’ve all been there. We eat a bit at thanksgiving, then say we’ll stop, and before it’s too late, we’re still going strong by Christmas. At that point we’ve gained a “spare tire”, we feel like crap and so we fall into the gloom of winter. Little bouts of depression and excess amount of negative talk surround you and before you know it, the winter “blues” have embedded themselves inside of you. Wo wo wo Aaron….It’s not me it the sun Yes, for sure, the sun has an effect on us as......

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There are plenty of exercise misconceptions out in the world, some of which may be holding you back from your best body. Do the following 5 exercise myths sound familiar? This may be exactly what you need to hear. 1) Exercise on an empty stomach burns more fat. This theory says that if there’s no fuel in your body to burn then you’ll end up burning fat, but research has proven otherwise. Instead of pulling the energy from stored fat, there’s a better chance that your body will look to energy in......

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If there’s one thing that really irks me, it’s seeing people led astray by the Muffin Top Myth. These well-meaning folks devote time and effort under a faulty premise that gets them zero results. And I get fired up! I know that when you put your valuable time and energy into a fitness program, you deserve to see nothing less than amazing results. That’s my commitment to all of my clients, and is something that I am truly passionate about. You can see why I’d get so upset when I see people......

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