CONFESSIONS OF A PERSONAL TRAINER PT. 3

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by guest contributor Hannah Gray Let’s have a show of hands: how many of you have gotten stuck in a rut where you just didn’t feel like getting to the gym? Maybe it was a stressful event, or string of events that just left you drained, and you were too tired one day…which turned into a few days, then a … Read More

CONFESSIONS OF A PERSONAL TRAINER

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By guest contributor Hannah Gray My two-year-old daughter studied her reflection in the mirror for a minute, then sighed and felt her tummy through her new princess dress. That was my wake-up call. Because of course, at two years old, she wasn’t judging herself – she was just doing what you’re supposed to do when you look in the mirror. Because … Read More

EDMONTON WOMAN TURNS TO FITNESS

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Mariya Patrick was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba but at an early age her and her mother relocated to Santa Fe, New Mexico. “I grew up in Santa Fe involved with running, swimming and theatre arts,” remembers Mariya. “We didn’t have the most money growing up, but my Mom busted her butt to provide me with what everyone else had.” At the … Read More

EDMONTON FITNESS COMPETITIONS: BTS

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For our final instalment in our fitness competition series (part 1 and 2) we are getting up out of our seats in the audience and sneaking our way backstage. We see the flexing, we see the posing, but what’s going on behind the scenes? “The day of the show is amazing,” says Jessi Zelinsky, past competitor. “Your body changes by … Read More

FIT FATHER’S DAY BBQ IDEAS

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Happy Father’s Day to all the strong and gentle, adventurous and loyal, goofy and all-knowing father’s and father figures. Conveniently, your holiday lands on the first day of summer in Edmonton which means barbecue season is officially among us! While this is great news for easy entertaining on the patio and spending much needed time outdoors, it could be bad news for … Read More

EDMONTON FITNESS COMPETITIONS: TRAINING

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Part 2: Training for a Fitness Competition This week we’re exploring what the exercise regimen looks like for fitness competitors in Edmonton, so we checked in with some of our competing Personal Trainers to get the inside scoop. How often are they hitting the gym? How do they stay motivated? And why do they spend hours in front of the mirror? … Read More

ROCK OUT WITH YOUR BROC OUT

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We spotted our friends over at Fresh Fit Foods cooking away on Global Edmonton Sunday afternoon and it got us thinking… If broccoli really is high in Vitamin K (good for blood health), full of soluble fibre (ideal for digestion) and packed with iron (helps our muscles store and use oxygen!)- how can we better incorporate it in to our endless quest to be … Read More