Rug rats become gym rats

Rug rats become gym rats PATRICK WHITE From Tuesday’s Globe and Mail October 7, 2008 at 9:40 AM EDT Most days, the parking lot outside the Twist Conditioning gym in North Vancouver is the sports equivalent of a Hollywood red carpet. Over the years, the gym’s namesake has trained the likes of hockey stars Mark [...]




Another reason to eat your veggies

Recently, UCLA researchers found that the enzyme sulforaphane, found in broccoli, may help to repair your body’s immunity. The study found that the enzyme stimulates antioxidant genes which help to fight against free radicals. What does this mean for us? Eating your broccoli can protect you during the cold and flu season and improve your [...]




Free weights or machines: What’s the difference and which should I use?

ALEX HUTCHINSON From Friday’s Globe and Mail October 3, 2008 at 9:37 AM EDT THE QUESTION Free weights or machines: What’s the difference and which should I use? THE ANSWER It depends on how much stability you want – and that’s determined by your goals and your level of experience. For beginners, the biggest advantage [...]




Obesity more harmful to heart than smoking: study

Heart attacks are hitting the overweight more than a decade sooner than “normal” weight people, researchers are reporting. A study of more than 111,000 people is one of the first to put real numbers to the risk of obesity and suggests “excess adiposity” – fat tissue – is more dangerous to the heart than smoking. [...]




Looking to Lose Weight?

Make Sure You Add a Balanced Weight Training Program to Your Exercise Routine.   It is a common misconception that in order to lose weight one must endure endless and exhausting amounts of cardio exercise. Weight training is almost always avoided because most people feel it will only help with building muscle and not reduce [...]




Obesity link to recurrent miscarriages

Obesity significantly increases the risk of recurrent miscarriages, UK researchers have claimed. When the body mass index (BMI) of almost 700 women who had experienced at least three unexplained miscarriages was investigated, 45% of the women were found to be overweight or obese. All women had previously undergone comprehensive investigations, but no cause as to [...]




The Beginners Guide

The Beginners Eight Step Guide to Success Step 1. ASK FOR HELP Staff members and trainers are friendly and willing to help you if you ask. Just relax and ask your questions no matter what it is. Remember the only stupid question is the one not asked. Step 2. DO RESEARCH It is always safe [...]




New Tariff Could Kill Canadian Fitness Industry

Do you listen to music while you workout? If you’re like most gym goers than I can bet your answer is yes. Whether running on a treadmill with your MP3 player or listening to the gym’s music as you complete your bicep curls, those lyrics you hear are coming from somewhere. While you may download [...]




Warming-Up

Warming-Up Before Training “Specific warm up or General” There are a number of things a person usually wonders as they walk into the gym. “What should I train on today?” “How long should a training session be?” however, while those are all good questions, the most important question a person should ask themselves is “Why [...]




Smaller, More Frequent Meals the Key to Avoiding Weight Gain

In today’s rushed culture, sitting down to eat a meal is becoming a luxury. The majority of the time we’re grabbing a bite on our way out the door, eating in our cars, or while we’re sitting in front of our computers. On top of this, we’re constantly being told what foods to eat, with [...]




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