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The answer: Absolutely! In fact, one of the reasons I love my job is the endless number of exercises and training methods that are available. Once you start exploring, you can end up down a rabbit hole filled with fun fitness variations. Read More
The question: I get winded easily when I work out, and I have really bad neck and shoulder pain. I have been told this is because I don’t breathe well. How do I improve my breathing? I want my neck pain to go away!
The answer: I know it can seem odd having to relearn something as natural as breathing, but you are definitely not alone in your quest. Read More
The question: I keep going through the same cycle of injuring myself, going through physio, getting better and re-injuring myself. What is going on? It is really frustrating because I am really trying to become healthier.
The answer: Congratulations on your perseverance. Continually injuring oneself can be frustrating! Try assessing the daily demands put on your body. Read More
The answer: Absolutely! I make myself and my clients do so many push-ups that I have had to learn lots of “fun” variations so I wouldn’t die of boredom! (That said, my clients often tease me that my idea of “fun” is different than theirs). Read More
The answer: I don’t love hot yoga as it tends to make me slightly nauseous. Personal preference aside, I don’t think hot yoga is appropriate for beginners. Participants should be familiar with traditional yoga (or at least other forms of flexibility-based exercise), so that they have the mind-body awareness to know what is an appropriate range of motion for their body. Read More.
The answer: For readers who are familiar with my fitness philosophy, my initial response will come as no surprise: If using the treadmill means you move on a daily basis, go for it! Read More.
The answer: EPOC stands for “excess post-exercise oxygen consumption,” or in English, the amount of energy, or calories, needed to return your body to its resting state postworkout. Read More
The answer: As long as you have your doctor’s okay, and you stop if something doesn’t feel right (bleeding, dizziness etc), an active pregnancy is recommended! Read More
The question: My trainer tells me I need to ditch traditional crunches and instead do functional core work. What exactly does that mean? Is he just trying to sell me training? Can’t I just do my crunches?
The answer: You can, but since we all have limited time to train, I wouldn’t make them your priority. Read More
The answer: The TRX is a black-and-yellow rope with handles on each end that hangs by being looped through an anchor point. I like the TRX. It spices up traditional favourites like push-ups and lunges. Plus, by simply manipulating your foot positioning, most exercises can be adapted to match any fitness level. Read More