If I’m Not Losing Weight, Am I Still Making Progress?

Just the other day someone asked me, If I’m not losing weight, am I still making progress? Short answer is, of course you are! That’s only if you made enough changes in your diet and exercise regiment to facilitated that progress. But this is a loaded question, and it also got me thinking about how … Read more

7 Ways To Reduce High Blood Pressure, Bad Cholesterol and Blood Sugar Levels

There are many ways one can reduce high blood pressure, bad cholesterol and blood sugar levels. First of all, any consistent exercise regiment (especially, full body exercises or cardiovascular exercise) will improve the body’s insulin response. This aids in controlling blood sugar levels. Through dietary means, one can improve insulin sensitivity and lower blood pressure … Read more

10 Ways to Rock Your Grocery Shopping and Not Get Caught Buying Junk

One thing that can help you stick to a nutritional plan is eating only what’s in your cupboards and the fridge.  When we don’t have junk near buy, we don’t eat it simply because energy, cost and motivation required to obtain that food outweighs the benefit.  Thus, we opt-in to consume what is more readily available and accessible. … Read more

Just Stop and Eat

I cannot stress it enough how important it is to eat.  When we drive our cars and notice the fuel gauge is approaching ’empty’ we immediately look for the next gas station to refuel.  But how come we don’t do the same for our bodies?  Our bodies give us the sign(s) when to refuel:  fatigue, … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more