Just in Time For Halloween!

   Click on the image for your FREE Pumpkin Power Workout! … [Read more...]

Melt Those Christmas Calories!

Back by popular demand.  Click the book to get your copy of the Christmas Crunch Workout! … [Read more...]

The Skinny on Exercise….

The attached article was contributed by long time member Norman Preston.  A good, quick read with good tips for those who may have a New Years Resolution! Hi Andy This article was given to me by a U of Guelph lecturer,; I thought that it might interest you: http://www.innovationcanada.ca/en/articles/the-skinny-on-exercise Norm Preston … [Read more...]

Uxbridge Personal Trainer Gets Annika's Trainer to Reveal His Top 6 Golf Training Tips

Recently, I had the opportunity to attend an international fitness conference in Orlando, Florida.  I was the only Uxbridge personal trainer on hand, and only one of three Canadians. It was here that I had the privilege of listening and speaking to a legend in Golf Training, Kai Fusser, Director of The Annika Golf Academy. As an Uxbridge personal trainer, I have certainly seen many clients that … [Read more...]

Circuit Training Defined

Circuit training is a great way to do resistance training and aerobic training in one workout.  You select a certain number of exercises, and go from one exercise to the next with little or no rest, until you've completed all of them. A circuit can be set up any way -- it's fun to be creative.  You can do a full body circuit, a lower body circuit, core circuit, upper body circuit, etc.  By doing … [Read more...]

When The Exercise Is Done, the Work Isn't!

What To Do After The Workout Many of us have a great pre-workout and workout routine. We drink plenty of water before and during exercise, warm up, stretch, work the entire body, and even get in some cardio training as well. Then, after the last exercise, we promptly head back to the locker room, change, and journey home.    What so many out there do not realize is the importance of what you do … [Read more...]

10 Classic Uxbridge Training Mistakes

The following is a list of the 10 most common and significant mistakes that I see well-meaning Uxbridge gym rats making day in and day out.  Odds are that you're guilty of at least three of them, no matter how self-disciplined or how careful you are.  So please read on, because the information in this list may save you enormous amounts of wasted time and effort. And most importantly, a mistake … [Read more...]

Do You Understand Your Abs?

With summer in full swing, there's been a lot of talk around Uxbridge about abs lately.   It seems everyone wants to lose a few inches off the waist, get a flat stomach or six-pack abs. As a fitness coach, I could go on about diet and how spot reduction doesn't work, but forgetting that for now - here’s the problem that Mike Robertson and I see:  Most folks "training" their abs are still caught up … [Read more...]

Top 3 Uxbridge Fat Loss Tips

1) You MUST create a caloric deficit - ideally from your diet AND through training.  Do calories matter? You better believe that they do, but you also better believe that a calorie isn't always a calorie where nutrient density is concerned. 2) You must do some form of muscular work intensely. Muscle is your primary fat burning tissue - if it's not working hard - you aren't burning hard. 3) Some … [Read more...]

Uxbridge Fitness Tricks – Clusters

Clusters are one of my favourite strength training techniques for helping my Uxbridge personal training clients to bust through frustrating plateaus.  A cluster is basically a set of several reps divided into single reps with a brief pause in between. For example, you might do one rep, rest ten seconds, do another rep, rest ten seconds, do another rep, rest ten seconds, and so on. While cluster … [Read more...]