Dec 12, 2018 8:00 am
We are always talking about staying in shape physically, however, during the holidays itís extremely important to keep yourself in good shape emotionally as well. All the extra activity ó hosting, shopping, dinners ó can take its toll; you become...
Nov 28, 2018 8:00 am
Have you ever woken up and put on an outfit that you thought fit perfectly only to discover it does not?
You thought that you were taking all the right steps ó eating less, exercising more. Did the outfit shrink? Did you give in to too...
Oct 31, 2018 8:00 am
When I started my fitness journey I was quite intimidated by the gym atmosphere.
For the first few months I only used machines that I knew how to use, and cardio equipment.
I would cut out workouts from Muscle & Fitness...
Oct 10, 2018 8:00 am
Weíve all heard it before: eat too much and youíll gain weight.
With all of the supersize options, it can be challenging knowing how much to eat and when to cap your intake.
Research shows that in most supermarkets even single-serving...
Sep 26, 2018 8:00 am
Losing weight is not always about dieting.
Of course thereís nothing wrong with following a specific diet on occasion, however they are best used just temporarily.
It is better to adapt a lifestyle so that eating well comes naturally...
Sep 12, 2018 8:00 am
Getting back to your pre-baby level of fitness can be tough, especially as it can be difficult to commit to healthy eating and a regular exercise routine. Personal trainer Betty Doyling spoke with Thelma Kachisa, Sonia Pacheco and Tammy Heath...
Aug 1, 2018 8:00 am
Being in a network of personal trainers Iíve had a lot of conversations about our pet peeves or frustrations.
There are, sometimes, those clients who rub a trainer the wrong way. As professionals, we would never allow that to negatively...
Jul 18, 2018 8:00 am
This article is for those that havenít found the love in exercise. You know who you are. Youíve tried going to the gym. When that failed, you hired a personal trainer hoping the added expense and accountability would motivate you to becoming the...
Jul 4, 2018 8:00 am
Staying healthy this summer isnít just about having plenty of hand sanitiser and avoiding sick children.
Fighting with your significant other and staying up late watching television fall on a long list of things that can also impact how...
Jun 13, 2018 8:00 am
Vacations are usually a break from routine and, while they can be great for relieving stress, they can also wreak havoc on exercise plans.
When travelling, I normally manage to get a workout in by starting early before...
May 30, 2018 8:00 am
The travelling season is here! Many of us are preparing to travel for the summer months and visiting family or even enjoying a staycation.
Many of us travel frequently or have various conferences to attend. If you are getting ready for any...
May 16, 2018 8:00 am
Youíve been exercising regularly, trying to get that summer body ready.
Your clothes are looser, people are noticing and, most importantly, you feel healthier and more confident than youíve ever felt before.
Then, a couple months go...
May 2, 2018 8:00 am
With summer quickly approaching, everyone is trying to lose weight. Like right this second. However, we know it doesnít happen that way.
When weight loss is quick it is only temporary; a complete lifestyle change must occur.
Apr 18, 2018 8:00 am
Iím sure anyone who has ever worked out in a gym has, at some point, noticed someone doing an exercise incorrectly. Most of the time no one says anything because it might upset them.However, proper form is key to gaining...
Apr 4, 2018 8:00 am
Last week, I ran the Ray Swan Flat 8K Race. With no hills, it was my best time yet. I was feeling pretty good and actually noticed that all of the hours Iíd been putting in since January with weekly track sessions had paid off.
While I was...
Mar 21, 2018 8:00 am
Exercise can be painful! If youíve ever done a really tough leg workout, you know what Iím talking about. Your muscles take a real beating. To make things worse, itís impossible to escape the pain even a day or two later ó those ten sets of...
Feb 21, 2018 8:00 am
This week I took the opportunity to interview one of my clients, Karla Brookes. She is over 50 and has been training with me for the past seven years. As we get older, sometimes we think it is too late in life to begin a fitness routine. However,...
Jan 24, 2018 8:00 am
Do you ever get that too full, uncomfortable feeling immediately after eating? Does it sometimes happen the morning after youíve eaten out?
It feels horribly annoying and can cause you to feel tired and lethargic. It...
Jan 10, 2018 8:00 am
Deep down we all want to be fit. I want my clients, family and friends to experience the joy of fitness. One important thing that can be very helpful in your effort to stay in shape is to surround yourself with other active people.
Dec 27, 2017 8:00 am
As 2017 draws to a close, and 2018 will be here in a few days, now is a good time to reflect on your year.
Personal reflection is something that we all should consider. We need to ask ourselves questions that will help us to close the year...
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