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

EDMONTON MAN ON A WEIGHTLOSS MISSION

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“I just woke up one day and realized I didn’t want to look like this anymore,” says World Health Edmonton member Chris McCarthy. “I had grown uncomfortable with my size and realized that it was time to take my life back under control.” Chris began his weight loss journey in June of last year at World Health Kensington. “I did … Read More

THINGS EVERY GYM NEWBIE SHOULD KNOW

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The gym can be intimidating to a brand new fitness enthusiast, so we rounded up tips from the team at World Health Edmonton to make sure your first workout is comfortable, fun and productive! Be Okay With Not Being Okay. “As scary as it can be, always remember that everyone (even the most experienced gym goers) have felt the way you feel … Read More

DO YOU NEED A WORKOUT BUDDY?

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“When I work out with someone, I feel less intimidated by the people around me,” says Chris Reeve, a member at World Health Edmonton and publisher at Edmonton’s Child Magazine. “I’m shy, so having someone I know working out with me makes me feel less self conscious.” Chris definitely has the right idea, but feeling comfortable is just one of the … Read More

POST-PARTUM WEIGHT LOSS

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“Returning to the gym was the best thing for me,” says World Health Edmonton member Tracie Lloyd. “Not just physically, but also mentally for avoiding post-partum depression. Days at home can be long with a new baby and getting out at the same time every day holds me accountable.” The “right” time to get back to the gym after having … Read More

LIVING WITH DIABETES

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 10 million Canadians live with diabetes or pre diabetes, and every hour 20 more Canadians are diagnosed. With staggering numbers like these it’s inevitable that you or someone you know is affected by this disease. “Go one day at a time and each meal at a time,” advises Sherrell Knapton. “Don’t try to change everything all at once.” Sherrell is … Read More

HALLOWEEN GROUP FITNESS CLASSES

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Happy Halloween, Edmonton! One of the most fun ways to get fit at World Health is in our group glasses, and this Halloween we’ve nailed down the 5 best group classes for our favourite Halloween personalities. The best group class for…. Witches! Group Power is your hour of power! Witches love this 60-minute barbell program. Since it strengthens all major muscles, Witches can … Read More

A LIFE CHANGING STORY: WEEK 5-6

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Cody is on a mission to change his life. Watch as he shares his experience with Fresh Fit Foods and discusses the temptation of fast food. Catch up on the series here: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4.

LOWER BACK PAIN

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by guest contributor and World Health personal trainer Jessica Perreault BPE, AFLCA – CFT Do you have lower back pain? For most of us, the reason we get lower back pain is from too much sitting and being inactive. It gets better when we get more active, and using more muscles, but sometimes that isn’t enough. So what do we do to get … Read More

EDMONTON WOMAN LOSES 100 POUNDS

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“My highest weight that I recorded was 232 pounds, although I definitely weighed more than that,” explains Angie. “I just refused to get on the scale.” Angie Martin from World Health Edmonton has had an incredible transformation over the last several years that was unfortunately jumpstarted by a health scare. “In 2006 I got a loud thumping noise in my … Read More