July 5, 2017

If you have been following my Instagram closely enough to read the string of hashtags that conclude the many lengthy posts, you may have spied this one. What does it mean?

While the human brain is widely regarded as the most sophisticated structure in the universe, it i...

June 14, 2017

With so much emphasis on key weight lifting exercises like the barbell squat and deadlift, the grip doesn't always get its due. So often, it is the one limiting factor in students' pull-ups and deadlifts. So while chasing progress in either, I won't argue. Truth is, by...

January 25, 2017

Several students, friends, and family members have been asking how they can tell the difference between a dud and a winner. To the uninitiated, it can be hard to tell a good personal trainer from a bad one. Here is a short list of what to look for --

  1. Do they have a...

January 19, 2017

A friend sent me a link to an article she'd stumbled upon, asking whether it was true that mixing things up too much will hinder results. Not too surprising to me, she was asking because she was mixing things up and not seeing any results. Damn those pesky plateaus!


December 29, 2016

If anyone has trained with me, they're going to notice my no bullshit approach pretty quickly. No platitudes. No clichés. Just the facts, an occasional joke (often at my own expense!), and a lot of encouragement.

So it should come as no surprise that Fit Club doesn't ha...

May 12, 2016

Last night, I led one of my corporate clients through a bootcamp workout. After 28 minutes, I began the cooldown and a participant exclaimed, "Was that an hour?!"

It wasn't. And though I tell clients to carve out an hour for staff to attend such workouts, ofte...

April 18, 2016

I recently read that upwards of 90% of internet users are now accessing the internet via mobile devices. As I look around and see so many bodies hunched forward over tiny screens, I am hardly surprised that one of the biggest complaints among students is a sore neck co...

March 21, 2016

We've heard about the benefits of engaging in regular exercise. Sleep, immune function, and moods are generally improved. Physically, your body becomes leaner and everyday tasks become easier to perform. But one of my all time favourite benefits is one that a student g...

March 19, 2016

As a famous yoga instructor once said, “It's all about the journey.” Which journey? The one from 1 to 30 years, from 30 to 50, or the really long journey from 50 to present? I guess its all just different parts of the same journey. The one that always seems the longest...

February 29, 2016

After class this weekend, a student lamented about how much she dislikes running. The group pretty much unanimously agreed running was not fun for them, either. One student even remarked upon feeling guilty when seeing someone jogging outdoors. That somehow, someone wh...

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