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Calgary Fitness Update: Summer Body Workout Inside!

The Calgary fitness circuit is very dynamic with a wide variety of workouts to choose from. And the influence to choose a fitness class or type of workout can vary. But what is the ultimate goal a fitness class should deliver? Hold on a sec…if you said weight loss or toning you may want to reconsider. Consider this – you are at your peak, you look absolutely beautiful and then one day you get injured or sick. At that point in time, how important are your looks? I have seen this time......

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Do you have office bum? Office bum is a plague. It’s rampant all over the world and it’s caused by spending hours upon hours of sitting, not just at work, but in cars, on couches and in waiting rooms. It can affect your body in several ways: 1) It reduces blood flow to your bum and upper thighs, causing the muscles to stiffen and in many cases knot up 2) It leaves your bum flatter and overused 3) It helps to store more fat (you’ll learn how later) 4) It damages you......

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What is the one thing 1980’s aerobics, 1990’s step classes and the spin classes of the 21st century all have in common? Before I explain why so many people love these classes and yet so many people rarely ever reach their full body potential, I’d like to ask you one question. If you had to 3 types of training to choose from and one of them was the absolute biggest fat-burning workout you could possibly imagine, would you chose that one to get in shape? Did you say yes? If you did......

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To get the fastest results in the shortest amount of time all you need to do is focus on one thing! And that one thing is what brought many passionate trainers into the industry – the desire to help you transform your body and your life. You might be thinking, holy, there is so much to learn. But is there really? I can show you how to do something and you can get the hang of it fairly quickly, but it’s not going o become a habit unless you practice. Practice Makes......

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How do you know what level of training you’re getting, and if it’s even working? That’s a very good question. There are levels of training and coaching just as there are levels of Doctors, Lawyers and so on. All this means is, some are masters at their job (very small percentage), some are very good, some are good and others maybe shouldn’t be in the profession. I’m sure you know someone or have been helped by someone who fits the top or bottom of the list above. But how can you know......

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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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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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