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Seniors Fitness Blog Part 2 – Rowing

This post picks up from the end of the first post, Part 1 . Here I'll describe why I zeroed in on rowing machines as the method for improving my own physical well-being, give background to my own research on rowers, and also provide a detailed comparison on two of the most popular machines. I'll talk briefly about home vs. fitness centre machines. And I'll conclude by sharing some of my results after approximately 8 weeks of concentrated use.   Why a Rowing Machine vs. Something...

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Fitness around the world

As I am about to move to Australia, I was inspired to do some research and look into some fitness trends going on around the world. When I was in business school, I learned that finding a great idea elsewhere and bringing it locally was a great way to start a venture so maybe  certainly we can learn from other parts of the world when it comes to fitness. Amsterdam  Biking, biking and more biking: Not only is cycling a great way to get around, it is also a great...

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Avoiding and preventing fitness injuries

  Perhaps you read our post on  dealing with an injury but as a follow up, here are some ways to avoid, prevent and/or diminish the chance of injury. Know the proper technique(s) : Before you start anything new - be it a sport, running or a new workout activity, get to know the proper technique. Ask a coach, friend, colleague or consult YouTube for pointers and information. Small inaccuracies in your form can actually irritate your joints and/or muscles which can lead to...

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Healthy and Wholesome Recipes

Here are some of our favourite staff recipes. Please share your own in the comments section. Enjoy and feel free to share with your friends! 1. Breakfast Muffin Cups - yields 12 egg "muffins" Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free, Dairy Free Ingredients: 10 eggs 1/4 cup chopped pepper 1/4 cup chopped mushroom (optional) 4 green onions diced or 6 chives diced (optional) 3 large ham slices (cut into small cubes) or 6 pieces of cooked bacon...

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10 Fitness Motivation Tips + Tricks

  So there you are deciding to get back on the wagon, to introduce more fitness into your life. To be healthier, happier and more energetic. All you have to do is actually get back on that elliptical, treadmill, bike or weight machine...but then you forget or you get hungry or something comes up and that wagon get's further and further away. Here are some motivational tips to keep that from happening and to get your fitness on track.   Keep your workout bag in a visible...

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Supporting EVERY BODY with Fitness

I have seen a few Facebook posts as of late about fitness bullies and how our society tends to take a negative and judgmental approach on heavier people while they are exercising and in general.  Having grown up with 2 parents who were quite overweight I can tell you first hand what it is like to feel personally offended on their behalf when people would make comments and assumptions about overweight people being lazy or eating the wrong food and while most of us have some sort of vice, it...

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7 items for the fit and frugal

Times are hard, but there is no reason your body can't be too.In an industry that is dominated by $60 personal training sessions, $200 shoes, and equipment that can sometimes cost up to  $10,000 you’ll be relieved to know that you don’t have to spend a lot to get fit. As a long-time fitness fanatic and tight wad, I have discovered the best loop holes to keep your wallet padded while keeping your abs shredded. Lets take a gander through the top 7 products for frugal fitness...

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Is Your Fitness Resolution Still a Thing?

Did you set the resolution bar too high? New Years Day was about 5 weeks ago, or 38 days, or 912 hours, or 5,520 min-err, you get the idea - it was a while ago. So...have you kept up with your fitness resolution? Yes? No? Maybe? If you just answered "Yes" - that's awesome! You're awesome! Carry on being awesome! But if you answered "No", or "Maybe", keep reading. According to our latest Ipsos Reid survey, we learned that: "15% of Vancouverites admit to making fitness resolutions...

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Don't Skip Leg Day

Not a fan of deadlifts or squats? Running, or sprinting will help build strong leg muscles as well. Last month I wrote a blog about training splits and it sparked a conversation amongst my friends because I forced them to read it. We talked about our splits, the pros, the cons and everything in between - mostly trying to convince each-other the split we followed was the best. During the conversation, a friend mentioned his new training split.   His exact words, "Chest and...

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Fitness Procrastination: A Solution (poem)

  You want to get fit, but you just can’t start You know that it’s good for you - your mind, body and heart Tomorrow you think, I can start then Oh shoot, I have plans with a friend Monday for sure, that is the day Uh oh Oh no, I have my daughter’s play Days turn to weeks and still you delay What you would do to go back, the cash you would pay No need to fret, you can find time Start today, right now, at the end of the last line Just take 20 minutes, take a...

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