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 [...]




Cardio: before or after

Cardio: before or after weight training? When it comes to cardiovascular training there are many philosophies, questions and myths. Should you do cardio before or after weight training? Should you do it in the morning on an empty stomach to burn more fat? How long should you do cardio for? Is the treadmill better than [...]




Kids Benefit From Physical Activity and Healthy Eating

There seems to be an abundance of health and fitness articles these days, telling adults how to eat and how to train. Healthy eating and engaging in physical fitness activities may seem like a no-brainer for an adult, but often times we forget that our children should follow the same guidelines. Growing children can consume [...]




5 Exercises To Improve Your Golf Game That You Might Not Be Doing

  Golf is a sport where until Tiger Woods came along even professional players didn’t spend much if any time training their bodies to improve their game.  Obviously that has changed and professionals and weekend warriors alike are now searching for any way to lower their handicap and improve their performance by improving their fitness [...]




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