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 … 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

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 … Read more

What is an Overload Principle and Why it’s Important

The overload principle is a fundamental principle in fitness that can help you achieve your goals faster. To put it simply, it means you must push yourself harder each time you exercise by adding more stress or load to your muscles. There are three ways to apply the overload principle: Increase resistance: Challenge your muscles … Read more

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 … Read more