We helped a 76 year old client do his first ever unassisted pull-up today! We can't begin to describe how happy he was to reach this goal. This is a great example of the fact that we can accomplish anything we desire at any age. #inspiredbyclients
With the Spring weather, hiking season has begun! Take advantage of the outdoors to keep you strong and healthy. You may already know this but couple of tips in regards to hiking:
Enjoy yourselves out there and most of all stay safe! Looking forward to hearing your stories from your hikes!
Just quickly checking in to see how you are all doing? How many of you are still going strong?
For those of you that have fallen a bit behind, today's the day to get back into it! Again, start small, but keep it up every day.
We are half way through January and the fitness clubs are looking deserted already. Where are you compared to everyone? Are you still going strong with your fitness and health resolutions? Or are you a part of the 50% that gave up already?
If you are still going strong great!
Keep it up by focusing daily on why you are doing this. For your health, for your kids, for your partner etc.
For others, don't wait until next year. Get back into it NOW!
Here are couple of tips:
We will check back in a couple of weeks.
We are always asked to help out with fitness goals in early January. Everyone is motivated to lose weight, tone up, etc. However, what we encourage you to do is to start NOW! We found that more individuals that start before the new year actually end up accomplishing their goals, as compared to those that start in January. We think that this is because of the following factor:
2016 is about accomplishing your goals. We are always here to help but you need to take the first step. Best wishes in 2016!
More than ever, we are moving into confusing times with regards to nutrition. The media comes up with a breaking news that contradicts common wisdom on a daily basis. I have tried many different forms of eating (Gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, high/low carb diets) and found that a mix of 80% Gluten Free/Vegetarian/low carb diet works best for me. The other 20% I'm not too picky about.
Hence, the tip that we often give our clients, unless they are allergic to gluten or simply don't want to eat animal products, is to eat in moderation. Mix various forms of diets to find what works best for you.
Feel free to get in touch with us at any time if you have any questions!
For those of you that don't know I have been involved in the Japanese martial art called Kendo for close to 30 years now. Kendo has taught me how to use my body efficiently. Things you learn to do when bamboo sticks are flying at you, giving you a fraction of a second to react.
More importantly though, it has taught me discipline, respect and responsibility. I guess how else are you going to keep something up for 30 years!
I will likely write more about kendo along the road but here is a link to a blog I maintained during the last World Kendo Championships I was at in Tokyo, Japan.
Manning Park is a provincial park, a bit past Hope and has been my favourite go-to place since I was a kid. You can camp, canoe, swim, jog, hike, and bike.
One thing I really enjoy is hiking so in my blog I want to introduce some of the hikes I have done and provide a rating for each of them based on what I thought.
This time around, I would like to introduce two hikes: