Hiring a Personal Trainer? Ask These Questions First

Personal trainers are everywhere. You can find them in your neighborhood gym, on the road going from client to client, online or through a friend. They come with different experiences, backgrounds and specialties.  With so many personal trainers and options, how to do you find the right one for your needs? And finding the right […]

How to Make Your Cardio Sessions More Enjoyable

I noticed a recurring theme with some of my past and current clients: most people hate doing cardio. It’s not just me, but other trainers have mentioned the same thing.  Motivating clients to do cardio is probably one of the most challenging things, next to enforcing proper nutritional regiment. But there are a few things […]

Keeping My Personal Training Skills and Fitness Knowledge up-to-date at Can-Fit-Pro Expo 2010

Every year near the end of the summer fitness professionals, enthusiasts and consumers convene at Can-Fit-Pro Conference and Trade Show, Canada’s largest fitness conference. I attended this year to expand on my personal training skills, fitness knowledge and seek out new fitness gear. I’ve spend about 90% of my time attending various sessions covering everything from […]

Burn More Calories With a Heart Rate Monitor

In the past couple of weeks I conducted a mini experiment. I wanted to see if wearing a heart rate (HR) monitor burns more calories. The HR monitor won’t burn calories on your behalf, but rather help you stay within your target heart rate (easier than doing it manually). I wanted to compare this to […]

What is an Overload Principle and Why it’s Important

Overload. This is probably one of the most important, if not the single most important fitness principle out there.  Look up any fitness program or talk to any personal fitness trainer you will always see and hear that in order to see real results you need to push yourself a little harder at each an every workout.  Essentially, an […]

Mass Building Program Week 2 Update

It has been two weeks since I decided to try out Tim Ferriss‘ insane mass building program. As I experiment with the routine and workouts, I am also challenged with making sure that my daily life accomodates 4-hour body philosophy. I thought that it would be fairly easy since you only workout two times per […]

Top Fitness Gurus on YouTube You Should Subscribe to. [updated Dec 15, 2012]

If you’re bored of your current routine, or not producing results, or simply need an injection of motivation here’s an awesome list of fitness gurus on YouTube you should subscribe to.  As a personal trainer myself, it is imperative for me to keep my skills updated and stay on top of new techniques, industry trends and all […]

Trial Run of a Mass Building Workout

Recently, I’ve been listening to the 4-Hour Workweek audiobook by Tim Ferriss.  As interesting as the book is and as impressive Ferriss’ accomplishments are I can’t help but feel skeptical about some of his extreme body transformations.  As a personal trainer I am quick to jump to a conclusion and say that it’s is impossible […]