Blog talk show appearance next week

Hello all,
Would like to invite everyone to join me as I am interviewed by Phoenix for a blog talk radio show.
I will be talking about how to stay fit and healthy while running your own business.
Tuesday June 24 at 7pm.
Here is the link, hope you tune in for a listen!!
Stay strong YYC!!

Refocus for Fall

Have you gotten off track with your workout routine over the summer? Not to worry, you’re not the only one! With summer vacations coming to an end and kids heading back to school, now is an excellent time to get back on track. Here are a few tips to help get you back into the swing of things this fall:

Set a Schedule
Now that schedules are filling up with homework, after school activities, and busy work schedules – set yourself a weekly workout schedule and stick to it! Be realistic in your planning so you don’t get discouraged from the start. It is helpful to schedule it into your day like you would any other important appointment.

Consistency is Key
Regardless of whether you like to workout before school or after work, try to stick with a consistent time of day. This will help you develop a routine. Don’t be discouraged if you miss a workout here or there, pick it up where you left off next workout (unless it’s turning into a regular occurrence – then you should rethink your plan).

Goal Setting
It’s a great time to revisit those goals you may have made earlier this year or to set some new goals. Try to make your goals Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and set a Timeframe. Having a goal that you are working towards puts purpose to your workouts and will give you that motivation you need to be consistent with your workouts.

Make it a Family Affair
Exercise is good for everyone – young or old! So why not get the whole family involved? Plan a weekly bike ride or hike with the family.

Get on Track with a Kinesiologist
It can be hard to get back into the swing of things after vacation especially after enjoying long, warm summer days. A little help from a Kinesiologist/Certified Exercise Physiologist can help you get back on track and stick to your plan. Maybe you are tired of your old workout routine. We can help you develop a new, exciting and challenging workout routine.

Easy workout?

Here is one to test yourself with.

Pick a number of burpees that you think you can complete in a minute. 20 is alright if you have never tried. Now half that number. Most beginners should try a single number to start with (trust me!).

Now do that many burpees every minute (resting when you are done, for the remainder of the minute) at the top of the minute for 10 minutes (20-30 minutes if you are so inclined).

Most likely you have picked a number that is to high and will not complete every minute without overflowing into the next minute. If this is so, lower the number to a doable one and continue.

Remember, you want a few seconds rest before the next minute starts or you will be doing them non-stop.


Stress is a major contributor for many medical conditions: high blood pressure, anxiety, hypertension, depression and obesity to name a few. It has been well proven that both exercise and massage can reduce stress levels.
Exercise: reduces cortisol levels, gives a feeling of accomplishment, increases endorphins (feel good hormones), distraction from stressors. There are about 50 to list, these are just a few.
Massage: calming, reduces muscle tensions, releases endorphins, pain reduction (eventually). Again, to many to list.
The point is, between exercise and massage, stress in manageable! I know everyone is busy, I know everyone has no time and I know that it never seems like a priority.
What has to happen before it becomes a priority?
Take care of yourself and you will be around longer to take care of the ones you love!
Stay strong Calgary!

Stay healthy

You can be any age, any athletic level, injured, post surgery, diabetic, obese, heart condition and/or healthy already.
Keep moving, contact someone of you don’t know your limitations, WALK, eat less crap, talk to your doctor, laugh! Whatever needs to happen, make it happen and put a plan in place. It is easier than you think!!!
And have a great long weekend!!!
Stay strong Calgary!!!

Corporate Fitness Programs

Corporate Fitness Programs are designed with both the company and the employees in mind.  It has long been known that healthier employees yield greater production.  What better way to achieve higher production and show your employees that their well being is important to you as an employer?

Offering fitness classes, stretching seminars, nutrition education and boot camps will cover the needs and wants of most employees and give them the satisfaction of knowing that the company is giving back to them.

Personalize your corporate fitness program to fit the needs of the company.  We will work with you to find out what it is the employees are interested in and create, implement and monitor the program, as well as progress the program as needed.  In order to try and promote health and fitness in the workplace we offer a number of fun and/or competitive initiatives to help recruit employees that otherwise may not participate.