Staying Fit Anywhere

It has been an awesome busy week and I have had a great time training clients, athletes and myself!  All of the training took place at a number of different locations throughout the lower mainland and following are the locations and a little information about what happened at each spot. ·         King Ed Village – In an apartment buildings gym I took my client and her 1 year old daughter through a workout ·         Kitsilano Beach Basketball Courts – Trained Rob D in preparation for the Half Ironman Triathlon in Cancun, as well as a quick 30minute butt kicking, and a partner Kettlebell session ·         Target Fitness – Trained lots of clients 1 on 1 and partner sessions... and had a wicked pushup/pullup/skipping workout myself ·         Granville Island Apartment – Trained a couple in their Racquetball court (Agility Ladder and...

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Better Living Expo ’09

I attended the Better Living Expo this past weekend at the new convention center.  I've never been to one so really didn't know what to expect.  There were tons of vendors and it included everything from oragnic clothing to orgranic pet snacks to organice alcoholic beverages. Or course, I stayed away from the latter... :) As I was wandering around, I was amazed on how sustainable living has exploded.  Everything was about reducing waste, eating less engineered food, protecting our enviroment and healthy living.  As I started chatting with other vendors about their service and products they started to ask what I did.  So I explained to them the Stayfitanywhere vision.  About creating fitness solutions and using online training technologies to keep our own bodies sustainable.  It was about using less but making a huge impact in our quality of life. ...

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Working out isn’t just working out.

It's march already!!  A quarter of the year is almost done.  And within this last quarter I have been training a client of mine in his mid 50's for proper body movements, balance and strength and training his body parts to work in tandem.  Like how our bodies are suppose to work, together as one unit.   This also helped him relieve pain in his lower back and neck and improved his overall posture.  So after progressing through hours of footwork, reaction time, coordination, linked muscles systems, and improved cardio endurance, we had our first match of racquetball.  I myself, as Josh noted in his blogs, am not the most experienced of players, although, I'm sure a few more times at the court and who knows...although, I only play to about 80% of my potential... My client and I had a fantastic time.  He had...

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Inspiring!!

Well if you didn't hear yesterday, a new president was ushered in to the United States.  Congrats to Barak Obama going against all odds and obstacles to achieve the most powerful position in America.  That was an inspiring and enlightening day for myself.  To see how one person can capture the spirit of people all over the world was overwhelming.  I believe we should take the positive from this historic moment and find what inspires us.  Find that one thing that gets you out of bed in the morning and keeps you going.  I'm inspired to keep striving for the next level of achievement.  If I can do a little part in helping you change to a more healthier and active lifestyle, for me, that's inspiring...  ~joe

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Good read…

I usually try and find interesting articles, sites or newsletters to read.  They are not always fitness related but in this case it is.  I subscribe to a newsletter by healthcastle.com.  It always provides snippets of the info on their site.  So today I was reading about trying to eat healthy on a budget.  Let's face it, in this economy every penny counts.  So here is a good read from me to you, enjoy. http://www.healthcastle.com/learn_cooking_budget.shtml ~joe

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A flight back home…

Hello all...well 2009 has begun.  After travelling back to ontario to visit family, being stuck on the airport runway for a couple of hours, and meeting the lead singer from a bluegrass band from Atlanta, Lovell Sisters, it's great to be back. If you've ever travelled on a plane for a long distance, you know how your body feels all cramped into those tiny uncomfortable kid sized chairs.  That's what makes it so important that you know how to do simple airplane stretch and movement routines.  I was feeling my glutes start to go numb and my back start to ache, so I went into one of my airplane stretch routines.  I was twisting my body like a pretzel with both passengers on either side of me wondering what the heck I was doing.  This got me into one thing...

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