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How to Set Yourself Up for Health Success

When it comes to fitness, like anything, setting yourself up for success is critical. That is exactly what Kathleen Trotter discusses in the first chapter of her book, Finding Your Fit. “Adopting a healthier lifestyle isn’t a passive process. Improved health doesn’t just happen.” Kathleen is an extremely disciplined individual, but she admits, she hasn’t always been that way. Finding …

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Clean Eating Food Chart

  It isn’t a myth- abs are certainly made in the kitchen. Whilst working out is a certainly a way to get fit, it is part of the larger picture. Both diet and exercise need to be accounted for when it comes to healthy living. As part of the 60 day challenge, I have comprised a list of cleans foods …

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50 Fitness Heroes

Any fitness journey and my journey in particular are dotted with people who have had a positive impact on me. While some serve as inspiration, others offer guidance and advice that helped me take my fitness to the next level. No matter their direct impact on me they are all strong role models when it comes to getting into shape …

60 Day Fitness Challenge

    Looking to get in shape but don’t know where to start? Looking to add some excitement to your regular fitness regime? Want to win some prizes at the same time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have the challenge for you! So what can the 60-day challenge do for you? Allow me to break …

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5 Inspirational Fitness Stories

The world of fitness is chalked full of inspirational stories and our ever growing profiles section is no exception. From cancer survivors to adult on set exercisers, to incredible life changes; these five people have faced incredible odds and persevered to achieve their fitness goals. JOHNNY OLSEN Johnny Olsen is a former junior Olympian who has been a competitive bodybuilder …

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Lower Back Pain: Tips and Tricks From The Experts

  Back pain is something that none of us want to go through, but unfortunately, a lot of us do experience it. From dull aches, to sharp sensations, back pain is not only painful, but it is uncomfortable as well. The thing about back pain is that there are so many things that can trigger it. Anything from overworking to …

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Greg Cheek

Greg Cheek is a lot of things. Seriously, a lot of things. He’s a motivational speaker, a combat veteran who served for twenty years, a winner of the US Army Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award, a cancer survivor, a marathon runner and an author. Possibly more important than all of those, and let’s face it, because of all of those, he …

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Top 10 Canadian Websites For Buying Supplements

The world of supplements can be a confusing one, partially because there are so many different supplements all making what seem like wildly outrageous claims, from weight loss to explosive energy to daily detoxifying goodness. Add to that, everyone and their mother will steer you in a different direction if you ask them for advice. The truth of the entire …

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Everyday Acts of Kindness

  I would like to give a big shout out to Dr. Peter Lykos! I’ve been running into Peter at the gym for a good 15 years. First at Extreme Fitness, now Goodlife on Yonge Street in Richmond Hill,  and then at LA Fitness in Vaughan. I always knew he was a really nice guy, but today he reinforced that. I was in a …

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Top 10 Free Music Apps To Boost Your Workout

  Music and working out go hand in hand. It’s rare these days to see anyone in the gym without earphones in and that’s for a very good reason. Music has the ability to enhance your work out in a number of ways, perhaps chief among them is that it provides a distraction from your level of exertion whilst also …