Category Archive for: ‘Videos’

Don’t be Lazy …. Be Sure to Warm-Up Properly!

People always ask me what I do personally when it comes to diet, workouts, and supplements etc.  Well today I’m posting the 6 activities I typically include in my warm-up.  Often due to laziness, many trainees often dismiss the warm up as a waste of time, however not warming up properly opens the door to potential injury and/or reduced training …

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Top 4 tips to Help Train for Racket Sports

I must confess that I am by no means a squash fanatic.  I actually haven’t played since my college phys-ed class in which we were briefly exposed to the main racket sports.  I also recall not being much good at it, I did however, gain a respect the sport as I was surprised by the amount of conditioning and skill …

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Happy:) Part 1

We all strive for happiness.  However, what we think makes us happy is seldom the case.  The movie Happy ,interestingly enough, brings to light the subject of happiness, or now called positive psychology. I recommend watching the movie first hand, but if not, my points from the movie may provoke some thoughts about your level of happiness.  And if you’re …

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Top Ten Reasons to Train Like a Soldier

Here are the Top Ten Reasons you should Train Like a Soldier. If you can’t join in on the next bootcamp, try to incorporate some of these principles into your health program. You will learn the most efficient way to train in the gym by learning the most important movements. This includes proper form of the squat, lunge, deadlift, press, …

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Why Cardio sucks !

The most common scenario I’m faced with as a trainer, whether it’s a male or female looking to hire me, is to help them achieve a lean, and healthy physique, or as most females like to call a “toned’ look. After further discussion, almost as certain as the sunrise that morning, the next information to be revealed is their consistent …

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Why “Train Like a Soldier”?

Based on my 5 years of physical training with the Canadian Military that includes a 6 month deployment to Kandahar, Afghanistan, my Train Like a Soldier Program is a safe, effective, and fun way to get fit. Being “Fit to Fight” like a Soldier means you are physically fit across all energy systems which enables you to endure a variety …

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9 Exercises for core, mobility, and strength

Great for beginners! Try building up to repeating exercises for 3 rounds! Also view me on Global News explaining how to warm up for your workouts, dynamic stretching vs static.

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Hip Mobility Drills

Try this circuit for optimal back health and athletic performance.  Great for a dynamic warm up too!

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Robb Wolf, his paleo solution, and a little patience

I had a pleasure of meeting best selling author Robb Wolf of the “Paleo Solution” this weekend at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto.  The morning actually had a funny start when Robb drew attention to the Guns and Roses T –shirt I was wearing in front of a packed audience.  Although I was a little embarrassed, it was the …

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Why you should become a bodybuilder

While the word “bodybuilding” may trigger some extreme and maybe even scary connotations for the average person, I hope this post will convince you otherwise by providing a solid case for you to follow the advice of my title. While I don’t expect any of you to hop on stage wearing a Speedo and start flexing your muscles until it …

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