FIRST DAY AT THE GYM

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Congratulations on making the right decision for your health by joining a club! Your first time at a gym can be a little scary -especially if you have never set foot in one before. Let’s take the fear out of your first visit to the gym by giving you a few helpful tips to make it go smoothly. What To … 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

10 TIPS FOR NEW YOGIS

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By guest contributor Jennifer Neilson, World Health Edmonton Yoga Coordinator Try different teachers. Just like with any form of exercise or group class, everyone likes something a little different. Try out a few different teachers, you might find one you really connect with. Try different styles. Depending on your day or energy levels, different yoga classes can do wonders. Try out … 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

EDMONTON WOMAN BEATS ANOREXIA WITH LIFTING

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“In the summer of 2011 I was the smallest I’ve been,” says World Health Edmonton member Amber. “I weighed 100 pounds and was pretty deep into hiding the fact that I was battling an eating disorder.” Amber developed an eating disorder around the age of 15. “I was always a bigger kid growing up so it started out as a … Read More

DEPRESSION, ANXIETY & FITNESS

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In the summer of 2015, World Health Edmonton member and associate publisher of Edmonton’s Child Magazine Chris Reeve noticed something was off. “I was having trouble sleeping, and was being consumed with concern about things that I hadn’t previously,” explains Chris. “I had always been an anxious person, but this was different.” Chris references one afternoon when she was leaving … Read More

WHAT THE HEALTH?! WITH 91.7 THE BOUNCE

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‘Tis the season for getting back to the gym! Mike and Helena from 91.7 the Bounce met up with personal trainer Keith over at World Health Sherwood Park to get their glutes in shape. Click here to watch!  

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