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Michael Sadler

What type of sports did you play as a child? I played all the usual; sandlot baseball, pee wee hockey, etc. Later in high school I did a little track and field, was on the basketball team and then tried out for the football team, which I would have made had I not blown out my knee (Osgood Schlatter disease) …

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Robert Esmie

Robert Esmie is a retired Canadian sprinter and member of the 1996 Summer Olympics Gold medal 4×100 m relay. He runs his sport training program need for speed. You can learn more about Robert and all his accomplishments here! What made you get involved in sprinting? I have always been fascinated by speed. After the ’88 Olympics, a fire was lit within me to …

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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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Proper Push-up Alignment Checklist

  Push-ups are a staple exercise that are part of so many routines. The best part about push-ups is that they require no equipment- they can be done anywhere at any time! They also work several muscles in the body and prove extremely effective if done properly. Not sure if your push-ups are up to par? Check out this alignment …

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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 …

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Alex Nurse

Bio Alex Nurse is a Strength and Athletic Performance coach in Toronto, Ontario who works with business clientele, weekend warriors, and athletes; and writes for a handful of training and performance publications. He is the co-owner of Richmond Hill Performance. Alex can be reached at thestrengthgauge@gmail.com. You can also follow his Twitter and his Instagram to learn more about him! …

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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Almond Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches sure are a classic! Kids to adults enjoy them and they never fail to make a quick, simple, and delicious meal. So what’s the downside? PB&J’s aren’t exactly the healthiest option. Luckily, my take on the classic sandwich provides a healthier twist, loaded with nutrients and packed with flavour! Ingredients 2 Slices of Ezekiel Bread …

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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 …