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

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

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

LIVING BEYOND CEREBRAL PALSY

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At World Health Edmonton, we are passionate about changing our members lives. So many of our members are self-motivated and hardworking, but we also believe in the power of incentive. We offer a 60 Day Transformation Challenge quarterly where our members work with a personal trainer to achieve incredible results in a 2 month period. Christine Lepage, a member at … 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

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

A LIFE CHANGING STORY: PART 2

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Cody is on a mission to change his life. This week he opens up about the struggles he has faced and the overwhelming support he has received. Watch below or catch up on part 1, here.

BACK TO SCHOOL FITNESS IN EDMONTON

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Break out the textbooks, highlighters and agendas- it’s back-to-school season in Edmonton! College and university students alike are faced with jam packed schedules and a backpack full of stress, but that’s when making time for fitness really counts. “There’s always a way to find at least 30-60 minutes to get to the gym,” says Personal Trainer Jessica Perreault. “Sitting around … Read More