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Aug 19 2020

Exercise and Masks and our Latest “New Normal”

Here in Alberta thanks to our heavy snowfalls doctors are very aware that after each heavy snowfall they are going to receive a larger than normal and probably the largest increases in heart attacks of the year. This is because...


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Aug 05 2020

Health and Fitness Goals Explained

As a personal trainer, I mostly hear the same health and fitness goals. Some people have specific goals in mind like training for a marathon or specific sport etc. Most of the goals fall into the category of weight/inch loss...


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Jul 08 2020

Covid, Exercise & Common Sense

As gyms are opening back up and people are anxious to get back to working out again, just remember a few basic rules and hopefully, we will all be able to safely work out while minimizing risking more COVID infection spread. Common Sense Rules: ...


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Workouts for seniors
Jun 26 2020

Does Working Out Help With Longevity?

Normally I like to offer eating and exercising tips in my articles to help motivate people. Today I would like to share a story from one of my personal training sessions from last week… One of my clients is 98 years old. He is turning 99...


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Weight loss and living a healthy lifestyle
Jun 24 2020

FDA Approved Weight Loss Medication That Works in Hollywood!

New Miracle Hollywood FDA Approved Weight Loss Drug Now on the Market… Weight loss and Healthy Living a healthy lifestyle is tough. Society tells us how acceptable it is to eat luxurious rich desserts and suggests that we look forward to a...


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Jun 11 2020

People often ask me what they can do to lose weight.

Start with the little things you can easily fit into your lifestyle. Here are a couple of easy ones: Keep a bottle of water in the console of your car, on your desk at work and beside your couch at home. Just take it with you everywhere you go...


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Fit 'N' Well Personal Training Inc
Jun 04 2020

Pay Yourself First…

Life happens and things get in the way of everyone’s best intentions. I’m not a morning person, but of course, as a personal trainer if I wanted to be successful in the long run I had to either embrace and get used to getting up at 4:45...


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Personal Training in Edmonton
May 28 2020

What Intensity Should we Work Out at for Maximum Weight Loss Benefits?

I get that question a lot and will briefly explain the principle. In a nutshell, we have two main sources of energy in our bodies that are used for exercise. Energy stored in the form of fat and energy stored in our muscles in the form of muscle...


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Fit 'N' Well Personal Training Inc
May 20 2020

Which Cardio Equipment is the Best for Weight Loss?

A lot of people ask me this and so much of the answer depends upon the person and what their Healthy Body is accustomed to. For example, for someone who runs or walks daily, that activity is easy for them. If they aren’t a good swimmer and...


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Fitness - Personal Training
May 13 2020

Coming Out of Hibernation

We have all had our lives turned upside down in one way or another. Some people were stressed about their finances and wondering how they were going to pay the bills while others might wonder what will happen if they get sick. Anyone with serious...


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Fitness - Personal Training
May 06 2020

Why Is It Harder For Women To Lose Weight Than It Is For Men?

This statement is a general statement that isn’t always true. Men can certainly lose weight easier in a lot of cases because men typically have more of the testosterone hormone which has an effect on how much muscle a person has. Muscle is...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Apr 29 2020

Routines must be routine…

In this “new normal” of people working from home, it is easier than ever to forget to exercise. Have you ever noticed that the more time you have the less you get done? Don’t worry this is human nature. When we have a small window...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Apr 22 2020

Strengthen Your Immune System with Food to Fight COVID-19!

To improve your immune system to avoid the covid 19 virus, I would recommend that you drink a lot of water. This will remind you to go to the bathroom regularly. When you go to the bathroom, wash your hands really well with soap and warm water for...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Apr 15 2020

Activity = Mood Booster

Activity is a real mood booster. Literally. Exercise creates a chemical reaction in your Healthy Body by releasing endorphins. Endorphins then interact with the receptors in your brain. Once that chemical reaction gets going we tend to have a better...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Apr 08 2020

10 Tips To Combat Weight Gain As We Age

\"I like food! When I was in my 20’s I could eat and drink whatever I wanted and I would never gain an ounce. Now that I am in my 50’s I just have to look at a margarita and I gain weight. I would like an exercise program that enables me...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Mar 25 2020

How Much Water Should I Drink In A Day?

Are you sick? Have you heard “bed rest and drink plenty of fluids”? What about that awful calf cramp you get in the middle of the night. One of the first things I ask when people get cramps is “how much water do you drink?”...


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Self-Isolation
Mar 20 2020

Self-Isolation, Travel Bans, Social Distancing…OH MY

Self-Isolation, travel bans, social distancing, working from home, unemployment, recreation centres closing, and stockpiling supplies. This is our new reality. And all of these things are necessary if we want to have a healthy population and we...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Mar 11 2020

What Are Your Thoughts About The Keto Diet?

When I was younger in my late teens and early 20’s I developed a problem with obesity then watched as my father died of heart disease. I decided I didn’t want to go down that path. I started studying health and nutrition, I lost 40...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Mar 01 2020

How to Lose Weight as a Senior

Others of us have always had to watch what we eat. Then as we hit 40 and 50 and beyond it seems as though all we have to do is look at a doughnut sideways and we gain three pounds. The right personal trainer can certainly help. There are many...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Feb 12 2020

After Doing A Tough Workout, How Much Recovery Time Is Too Much?

It is important to give your Healthy Body a rest. That doesn’t mean that you don’t exercise. It might mean that you run one day then swim the next and don’t weight train the same muscle groups two days in a row. Rest is important...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Jan 29 2020

Which is Better, Walking or Lifting Weights?

As a personal trainer, my first inclination is to answer yes to all of the above, because certainly all of these activities are important. The only way I can categorize them in some kind of order is to know who I am talking to and what that...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Jan 15 2020

Safe Cardio Exercises After 60

Safe cardio is relevant to what you are accustomed to. If you normally jog 3 times a week and have been jogging three times a week for the past 20 years and your joints aren’t complaining, then keep jogging three times a week. If however at 60...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Jan 01 2020

All About New Year’s Resolutions

As a personal trainer people often joke with me about how full the gym will be in January with the “New Year’s Resolutions’” and how busy we will be for the first 6-8 weeks of the year. Yes, we see an influx in business for...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Dec 04 2019

Gummy Bears to Fuel You After a Work Out

I love reading fitness articles that are based on science. EveryHealthy Body is a little different so finding ways to make the science work for you and your goals can bring about interesting results and ideas. I came across an article from someone I...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Nov 27 2019

Physical Adaptation for Personal Training

Adaptation, in terms of our physical being, means that our cells and systems react and change according to the stresses or lack of stress to our Healthy Body. Why is this important to know? It is the basic way to describe the changes that happen in...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Nov 20 2019

The Problem with Trying to Reach Other People’s Ideals

For the most part, I’ve always been relatively comfortable with my weight and felt like I was within a healthy weight range. There have been times where I have been more active and fit than others, but every once and a while that gnawing...


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Fitness - Personal Training
Nov 13 2019

Do It Now!

As a personal trainer with Fit ‘N’ Well, I do quite a bit of reading online to keep abreast of what’s going on in the world of fitness. Sometimes what I read makes me laugh or shake my head, and other times I can’t help but...


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Exercise Coach
Nov 04 2019

Who is your Fitspiration?

As a personal trainer, I look towards other leaders for inspiration and ideas regarding diet and exercise. It can all be a little overwhelming at times. It’s all well-intentioned, pairing fitness and inspiration. Social media and mainstream...


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Exercise Coach
Oct 23 2019

How to Be Consistent in Forming Good Habits?

How the heck do you remain consistent with an ever-changing or super busy schedule? We need to answer that text, see what is happening on Instagram, search up ideas on Pinterest all while folding the laundry, making dinner and driving the kids to...


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Exercise Coach
Oct 16 2019

How Long Should You Exercise?

I had a little Google fun today and tried searching “Reasons people don’t exercise.” The most common barrier to exercise that was listed over and over (and over…) again: I don’t have enough time to exercise. As a...


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Exercise Coach
Oct 09 2019

Eating Clean to Sustain Health

As a personal trainer, I am pretty passionate about health and fitness. I would have chosen a Healthy Living with better hours if I wasn\'t. I find the media is always several years (five to ten years) behind current studies in the industry. Over...


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Exercise Coach
Sep 25 2019

What are the top 6 exercises I can do to stay healthy at 55?

The top six exercises after 55… Walk - we need to walk not only as a mode of transportation, but overall health. Walking briskly will help your cardiovascular system (heart and lungs), your weight management, joints, balance, it may lessen...


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Exercise Coach
Sep 18 2019

What Activities Should I Focus on for Better Health?

As a personal trainer, my first inclination is to answer yes to all of the above, because certainly all of these activities are important. The only way I can categorize them in some kind of order is to know who I am talking to and what that...


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Personal Trainer
Sep 11 2019

Sitting is The New Smoking!

There is so much confusion and so many recommendations regarding the best practice to live your life, lose weight, shrink your belly and exercise. Now, there has been, what seems like, a sudden and urgent push to eliminate sitting from our...


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Personal Trainer
Sep 04 2019

The Best Goal-Setters Re-Evaluate their Goals

I’m sure we’ve all heard life is about the journey and not the destination and that the greatest part of the journey is the journey itself. I think sometimes we get a little caught up in the fast track to success and forget that getting...


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Personal Trainer
Aug 28 2019

The Physics of keeping Exercise in your life!

When it comes to eating well and exercise, my patterns seem to follow the laws of physics, more specifically, inertia. When I’m in a good routine and feeling great, making the choice to eat well, go to the gym, or out for a run, seems like an...


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Personal Trainer
Aug 21 2019

3 Personal Trainer Tips

I’m often asked questions about physical activity, so I wanted to see what information is accessible for those looking to include more physical activity in their lives! There are about a bazillion (more or less) articles that you can find...


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Personal Training in Edmonton
Aug 14 2019

I am Over 50 and Can’t Lose Weight, Can a Personal Trainer Help?

In our 20’s losing weight for some of us might have meant cutting out fast food three times a week. The older we get the harder it can be to lose weight. I have never been blessed with a super-fast metabolism. I have always had to be careful...


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