TIPS & TRICKS FOR MAKING TIME FOR FITNESS

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Congratulations! If you’re here, you are probably ready to make a commitment to changing some aspect of your life. There are a lot of obstacles when starting and a lot of excuses we have to avoid. It’s not going to be easy but here are some ideas to help get passed your brain screaming I DON’T HAVE TIME 1. Schedule … Read More

QUICK OFFICE YOGA

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Many of us do not take enough breaks throughout the work day to move our bodies. We are busy answering emails and phone calls and before we know it we try to stand up and our bodies are stiff and sore. This is a 5-minute yoga routine that you can do at your desk throughout the workday. Set a timer … Read More

SHOULD YOUR PERSONAL TRAINER HAVE A SIX PACK?

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By guest contributor and World Health Edmonton personal trainer James Harris There’s a huge stigma associated with personal training. We all know this. Most of the people who enter a gym are expecting to see bikini bodies and huge, jacked, swolled, roided out meatheads for trainers. The problem with this mentality is that 99% of personal trainers look nothing like … Read More

TRAINING IN EDMONTON

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What You Can Learn From Different Training Styles and People  by guest contributor Trevor Mah The realm of fitness and exercise encapsulates many different modalities. Every time you enter a gym, there are different people working on different things. From the avid runner to the hulking strong man, there are benefits to every style of training. Here is a breakdown … Read More

WHY AREN’T I LOSING FAT?!

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by guest contributor and personal trainer Trevor Mah There is a great deal of frustration when struggling to reach a goal despite putting in all of your effort. Many people try to achieve their weight loss goals but to no avail regardless of how hard they try. Fat loss for the human body is a scientific process and there are many … Read More

CONFESSIONS OF A PERSONAL TRAINER PT. 3

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by guest contributor Hannah Gray Let’s have a show of hands: how many of you have gotten stuck in a rut where you just didn’t feel like getting to the gym? Maybe it was a stressful event, or string of events that just left you drained, and you were too tired one day…which turned into a few days, then a … Read More

CONFESSIONS OF A PERSONAL TRAINER

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By guest contributor Hannah Gray My two-year-old daughter studied her reflection in the mirror for a minute, then sighed and felt her tummy through her new princess dress. That was my wake-up call. Because of course, at two years old, she wasn’t judging herself – she was just doing what you’re supposed to do when you look in the mirror. Because … Read More

EDMONTON FITNESS COMPETITIONS: TRAINING

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Part 2: Training for a Fitness Competition This week we’re exploring what the exercise regimen looks like for fitness competitors in Edmonton, so we checked in with some of our competing Personal Trainers to get the inside scoop. How often are they hitting the gym? How do they stay motivated? And why do they spend hours in front of the mirror? … Read More

PERSONAL TRAINING FOR WOMEN 50+

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Women over 50, typically in a menopausal or premenopausal state, may see amazing benefits from adding the gym in to their weekly schedule. “Increased energy, boosted mood and lowered risk of heart disease can be expected,” says Personal Trainer Melissa Vickers. “Not to mention living a longer life!” While exercising in general is beneficial, Melissa says linking up with a … Read More