All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘trainer of the year’

TLS Lifestyle Challenge #6- Managing Stress

Stress And Weight Gain

Welcome back to the weekly TLS Lifestyle challenge. This week we have a prominent yet elusive topic on our hands… STRESS! Much more difficult to quantify and manage then our carb or fat intake because there is no escaping it, and we often can’t control when it strikes. We all have stress in our lives, and the individual responses can …

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TLS Lifestyle Challenge # 2- Protein Intake

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Welcome back to the lifestyle challenge section of the TLS course. I hope you were successful in choosing at least 1 goal (or “Thing”) to achieve from this course:) This week, we are starting to focus on nutrition and our eating habits. The nutrition plan (I hate the word diet, as most people tend to negatively associate it with deprivation), …

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Fit For Radio Podcast – Episode 63: 2014 Goals & Resolutions PT. 2


On Episode 63 we’ve got Part 2 of our 2014 Goals & Resolutions podcast. On this edition Joey talks about quick and easy workouts for those who are just looking to workout for the first time. This includes Tabata training, boxing, body weight exercises and using the rower. All great exercises especially if you’re strapped for time. – We appreciate feedback! …

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Fit For Radio Podcast – Episode 44: Freyja Spence (Endurance & Olympic Lifting Coach) Pt. 1


On Episode 44 we chat with Toronto based Endurance, Olympic Lifting & Strength coach Freyja Spence in Part 1 of this two part interview. Freyja discusses how early injuries in her athletics career led to her coaching high performance athletes. She also talks about her influences coming up in the fitness field and the types of clients she trains. As always be sure to …

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Fit For Radio Podcast – Episode 42: Melissa Tucker (Trainer & Fitness Model) Pt. 1


  On Episode 42 Toronto based Nutrition Expert, Personal Trainer & Fitness Model Melissa Tucker  stops by to discuss her unique foray into the fitness world, the types of clients she trains and her experience in fitness competitions. She also explains her stance on nutrition and how she implements that with her clients. Have any questions or comments for Melissa? Visit her …

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Fit For Radio Podcast – Episode 40: Cheaper Ways To Workout – Pt. 1

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Finding gym memberships too expensive? On Episode 40 of the podcast,  we have Part 1 of “Cheaper Ways To Workout”  where Joey and I discuss the best ways to workout while keeping your wallet light. On this episode we talk about 1) Kettlebells (Price Range – $30-80) 2) Outdoor activities: Stairs, Outdoor Track, Outdoor Pool etc. (Price Range – $0)  3) Yoga DVD’s (Price Range …

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Fit For Radio Podcast – Episode 38: Fitness Myths – Pt. 1

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On Episode 38 we debunk many common “Fitness Myths” in this two part series. Some of our answers will surprise you and hopefully this will be a very educational podcast for most of you. On this episode we debunk the following common fitness theories. 1) Doing cardio is the easiest way to lose weight  2) Doing sit-ups will get me a six pack  3) Women …

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Fit For Radio Podcast – Episode 36: Foods To Avoid – Pt. 1

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Episode 36 features Part 1 of our discussion about  the types of  food you should AVOID! We give a wealth of information on GMO‘s (Genetically Modified Organisms), discuss NaturalNews article on “Top 10 Worst GMO Foods” and talk about Dr. Mercola’s article on the “Five Absolute Worst Foods You Can Eat”. If you’re ever curious about what the type of negative impact …

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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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15 Lifestyle Tips I Taught My Bootcamp

My approach as a trainer often includes stepping into the role of a teacher (whether the client likes it or not).  This is because nothing works in isolation and what we do in the gym is only one variable in the equation of getting results. Variables like stress, diet, food sensitivities, sleep quality, injury history, nutrient deficiencies, and supplements only scratch …

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