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What is the Best Exercise or Piece of Fitness Equipment

As a fitness professional, people ask me every day “what’s the best exercise or piece of fitness equipment?” This question used to frustrate me because it’s the root cause of so many challenges people face in fitness. These days I use it as a positive opportunity to help people learn that fitness isn’t as complicated as they think and that …

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How to Define Your Personalized Fitness Goals

It’s great that we have many different personalized fitness goals, but that’s what makes it so confusing for so many people. A moment of clarity this morning reminded me of a conversation I had with a man on the plane. During our chat, he suggested that people weren’t really “fit” unless they could lift a certain amount of weight. This …

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One Simple Question: Why Do You Workout

Why do you workout? This seemingly simple question has a profound impact on the results you get…from workouts and from life. For most of the population (and perhaps you too), the two most common responses are: While I know this is the reality that most people experience, I believe those are crappy reasons why should you workout. It’s these reasons …

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5 Healthy Daily Habits for a Longer and Better Life

On April 30th 2018, Harvard researchers published the results of a massive longitudinal study on the impact of adopting healthy daily habits on mortality risk. It encompassed 34 years of data from 78,865 women and 27 years of data from 44,354 men. The results were able to quantify what we health and wellness professionals have known for a long time…Following …

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The True Face of the Fitness Industry in Canada

Today’s topic is about the fact that health and fitness aren’t “black or white”. There are many shades of grey involved in all aspects of the health and fitness industry in Canada. At FRESH! Fitness, we believe in healthy activity in all areas of life but stick closely to our belief system and expertise. We also understand that there are …