Improve Your Marathon Performance At The Gym

By | April 23rd, 2019|Categories: HIIT & Specialized Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

  Wait, I'm supposed to do more than just running?" is a question I'm often asked by clients wanting to improve their running performance. That is correct! Running should be supplemented with strength training. Strengthening your muscles and connective tissue will help prevent injuries, it improves power and proprioceptive awareness (your body mind connection) and additionally [...]

Assertiveness: The art of communicating what you need

By | April 9th, 2019|Categories: Habits|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

You may be wondering what exactly is Assertiveness and why does it matter? Assertiveness is a form of communication alongside aggressive and passive. Each style has different characteristics to differentiate them. For example, Assertiveness is only being able to express your feelings, thoughts, beliefs, and opinions without violating the rights of others. On the other hand, [...]

All About Hips

By | March 12th, 2019|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that your hips are the second most mobile joint in your body, after your shoulders? They are a really important gateway to movement and carry the load of your upper body allowing for almost all lower body movements. So, what’s a day in the life your hips look like? Do you sleep mostly on one [...]

Axle Evolution

By | March 6th, 2019|Categories: Loaded Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The Axle Philosophy The Axle is a total body training program that allows each participant to tap into their inner athlete, harnessing core and muscle strength via multi-planar movement patterns. You’ll burn calories and build muscle fast with a combination of functional movements, tempo training, conditioning and core work. The Axle is fully scalable, so no [...]

Feet First: Why Functional Training Starts From the Ground Up

By | November 16th, 2018|Categories: Mobility & Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

"As a coach and trainer for close to 20 years now, I’ve seen how we exercise evolve dramatically!" When I first started helping people learn to workout, I spent the first 3-8 sessions showing my clients how to use the circuit machines––one machine per muscle group, 8-15 machines for a total body workout. The rationale was [...]

Understanding Common Fitness and Nutrition Tips

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: HIIT & Specialized Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the challenges that we have in the fitness and nutrition field is the myriad of conflicting information. Today, we wanted to spend some time breaking down some common advice that is perpetuated through social media, people in the field, the media as a whole or just from those around us. Instead of just telling [...]

Turning your desire to learn into a passion for educating others

By | January 18th, 2018|Categories: Instructor Spotlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

" I'm Brian Truong and I am in the final semester of completing my Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC. I'm currently doing a practicum at the Fraser North Eating Disorders Program offered through Fraser Health as a Student Clinical Therapist while working as a Personal Trainer  for Steve Nash Sports Club and an Educator [...]

Swiss Ball vs Mat Exercise for the Core

By | October 31st, 2017|Categories: Core|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Blog by: Chad Benson, Lead Instructor, MSc, BSc, BPE, CSCS, CanFitPro PTS Ashley Periera-Docherty, BS, MPT, NASM CPT Logan Dube, BA Psychology, CPT, CanFitPro PTS, FIS, NWS Our core is a system of muscles that work to improve our body’s central stability. However, the majority of people believe that those with a “6-pack” have great core [...]

Deconstructing the Deadlift

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Squat & Deadlift|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are more opinions on deadlift technique than there are Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors. How does one decide the correct technique? Who should deadlift? What is the best warm-up for deadlifting? How do you progress to maximize gain, and minimize the risk of injury? Honestly, I'd be writing for a week to answer all of [...]

Cardio (FITTER) = Frequency, Intensity, Time, Type, Enjoyment & Recovery

By | December 14th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

The #1 FITNESS predictor of a longer, more productive life is your cardiovascular fitness http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/107/1/e2 . Yet, when I ask client’s or students if they regularly perform cardio, the response is 50% I hate cardio - 50% I love cardio. Whether you love cardio or not, are training for sport, calorie deficit, recovery or health, it’s [...]

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