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What is periodization?

Periodization involves planned variation in the volume and intensity of training; for instance, dividing a training program into cycles or phases. Ensuring variation in volume and intensity of training is important for optimal strength gain. Hans Selye’s General...

Fitness File – November Issue

The November issue of our monthly e-newsletter – The Fitness File – came out this week! This issue covers the following: strength training – why weight? fitness tip: increasing the weight nutrition tip: fibre 101 club news: studio closure, holiday...

Quality over quantity

You may have heard the term ’empty calories’ but can you easily identify foods that contain empty calories? You are consuming empty calories when you eat foods or drink beverages with little to no nutritional value. In most cases, these are highly...

Can exercise help with my ailment?

Some people avoid exercise in fear of worsening their ailment or health condition, when the reality is that, in most cases, exercise will improve their quality of life! Many people with arthritis, for instance, are afraid they may be injured during physical activity,...

Start today!

“The future depends on what you do today.” -Gandhi Few things worth acquiring will happen overnight – relieving back pain, increasing  strength, and losing (or gaining) weight certainly won’t. We have all told ourselves at some point that today...