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Top 10 At-Home Exercises

It’s the middle of Winter in Canada, and that means ice, snow, wind and cold! Understandably, many people at this time of year find it hard just to get outside, let alone get to the gym. But exercise is still important. Luckily, there is a solution: at-home exercises. There are many exercises you can do right in your own home that don’t require any equipment, weights or supervision. Calisthenics can be a useful tool in any workout arsenal,...

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How A Foot or Ankle Injury Can Get Way Worse, Quick

The feet and ankles are often overlooked areas, but they are much more important than most people realize. They provide a solid foundation for your body, and ultimately everything that occurs at the foot and ankle will be carried up the body’s kinetic chain. A foot or ankle injury or mobility restriction may affect the knee, the hip, the lower back, and eventually the shoulders and neck. If there is an issue at the ankle in the transverse,...

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The Best Low-Impact Workout

I’m often asked what the best workout options are for people who need low-impact exercise such as those with chronic conditions, older adults, or those recovering from injury or surgery. While there are a few great options, I consistently hear positive feedback about one exercise in particular, and it’s a quickly-growing exercise trend in fitness gyms across North America. But most people are a bit surprised when I tell them what it...

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Why CrossFit Is Not For Everybody

CrossFit is an extremely high-performance sport, and it’s not suitable for every body. It should not be treated as simply a type of training modality such as boot camp or group training. It’s highly physically demanding sport and often requires specific acquired skillsets and knowledge in order to prevent injury. Would you jump on the ice and play competitive hockey without any experience skating or knowing the rules? I think not. To make...

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The Best Way to Exercise For Hockey

During competition, athletes have to constantly adapt their body movements to the locations of both their teammates and opponents. That’s why high-performing athletes know to look for constant movement variability in their workouts to achieve success. A hockey player who can perform loaded resistance-training exercises in a variety of movements patterns can be prepared for the constant changes in direction and velocity that occur during a...

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Personal Trainers Vs. Fitness Devices

We’ve all seen the ads for the cool new gadgets and apps designed to help assist with personal fitness. Whether it’s the FitBit, Nike Training App, Apple Watch, or a step counter, the industry is exploding right now and people are increasingly relying on them to assist them in keeping active and staying fit. While I applaud any initiatives to help people succeed in their fitness goals, using them exclusively does leave me with a few...

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