What is a Personal Trainer?

What is a Personal Trainer?

Many people envision the stereotypical personal trainer as someone kneeling by a client with a stopwatch, yelling at them to do more push ups. Television has provided us with ‘The Biggest Loser,’ where personal trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper yell and...
What to do When You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

What to do When You Don’t Feel Like Working Out

It’s happened to all of us at one point or another. You’ve planned a workout but when the time comes, you just can’t bring yourself to drive to the gym or turn on a video for your home workout. Often, skipping workouts can lead to feelings of guilt. In some cases...
Should Ice be Used for Recovery?

Should Ice be Used for Recovery?

R.I.C.E   Rest, ice, compression, elevation. This is a common acronym you may have heard for recovery. It has been a staple in recovery and rehab for well over thirty years. However, now clinicians are rethinking the use of the ‘ice’ in r.i.c.e and if it...
Two, Three and Four Day Workout Splits

Two, Three and Four Day Workout Splits

Choosing workout frequency and split involves a number of factors, including your main goals, time availability and ability to recover. While everyone is different, I’m going to discuss two, three and four day workout splits that I recommend as a baseline to improve...
Exercise to Help Your Type II Diabetes

Exercise to Help Your Type II Diabetes

If you are someone who is pre-diabetic or a type II diabetic, moderate intensity exercise could be a game-changer to your daily life. When the pancreatic beta cells become desensitized to the uptake of insulin, your body is not able to absorb glucose (an energy...