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The Health Benefits of Working From Home

Working from home. It’s a dream come true for a lot of people and with the increase in technology and a change in the point of view of a lot of companies, the ability to work from home is becoming far more viable for a larger number of people. We spoke with Deborah Lobart, an Independent Consultant & Executive Regional …

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Feet – an Integral Part to Your Training Routine

Having been in the fitness industry in a professional capacity for over 10 years, I have found that a sound structure is a fundamental element to a successful training plan. Structure is a direct reference to the bones and the joints that the bones form. Having a knowledge of joint structures and how they are designed to work makes a …

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Tama Soble

Tama Soble is one part of the power team that runs Esther Myers Yoga, which has been providing classes and yoga training in the Annex since 1979. They focus on a deeply reflective style of Hatha yoga that highlights the connection between the breath, gravity, and spinal elongation. How did your athletic career begin? I began dancing at a young age, and …

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Trista Zinn – The Power of Low Pressure Fitness

For 27 years, I have been working in the fitness industry, YEP- started as an aerobic instructor back in University! Exercising has been part of my life style all through high school, although I never gravitated towards a particular team sport, it was more about looking good & feeling good about myself. I will be 47 in Feb, and as …

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Jordan Wagman

Meet award-winning chef, teacher, advocate, husband, dad, musician, hockey coach, sales person, manager and psoriasis conqueror — Jordan Wagman. He wears each title as a badge of honor and takes on each role with precision and tremendous passion. Jordan’s unique culinary journey began over campfires in Northern Ontario’s Algonquin Park and progressed to the kitchens of some of the top …

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4 Non-Physical Ways Working Out Enhances Your Life

Time is money. The more free time we have, the more we can allocate that time towards income producing activities. It can be very difficult to find the time needed to exercise regularly especially when its competing with the numerous other things we could be doing. But don’t hang up the gloves just yet. There may be a way to …

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Dr. Schreiber’s Top Ten Natural Testosterone Boosters

Current research shows that forty percent of men over 45 have low testosterone.  Low testosterone is associated with a host of age related ailments, including decreased muscle mass, decreased sex drive, depression, dementia, trouble sleeping, fatigue and an abnormal pain response, among others.  This is not just a man’s issue.  Women also suffer from low testosterone levels.  Many pain syndromes, …

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Valerie Parkes Backunowicz

When I was young, I was not what you would call an “active kid”. At school I hated competitive sports and physical education in general.  In my teens I loved reading, writing and the only physical activity I enjoyed (and was passionate about) was horseback riding; which I only did once a week. Most of my adult life I have been …

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15 Foods To Speed Metabolism

Dr. Scott Schreiber shares his knowledge on metabolism through this thorough and detailed article, written by himself. Everyone wants a faster metabolism, but can certain foods make it a reality?  The answer is…Yes, they can!  Here are 15 foods that will speed up your metabolism, accelerating your gains while keeping you lean and healthy! 1) Hot peppers-Capsaicin, the compound that …

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Haley Borden

 Bio  Fitness Expert, Haley Borden, has trained many professional athletes, including The Toronto Blue Jays. She has implemented her Pilatecize program into the Blue Jays training routine to help build core strength and increase their flexibility, which in turn helps reduce their sport injuries.  She has trained the trainers themselves of the team so that they can incorporate and maintain the …