Work Life…the cycle

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If your work day consists of mainly one position, sitting, this is for you. Some of you may not know, that I use to be one of those individuals. The day would consist of waking up, driving to work, grabbing a coffee and plopping my butt down in a comfy chair infront of a computer screen. Probably exactly what you're doing right now. Then the rest of my day would consist of getting up a couple of times in the morning to go to a meeting where I would sit again. A lot of times, lunch wasn't even on my radar and right around 3pm, my brain and body was telling me it was nap time. The last two hours of work just dragged and dragged. If this is you, then keep on reading. After years and years of repetitiveness,...

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Olympian Inspirations!

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Well it's been over a week since the Olympics have ended. What a fantastic two weeks it was for me. I attended multiple hockey games, mainly the Canada games. If you've never been to an international hockey game with your home country playing, there is nothing else like it. The atmosphere, the energy and anticipation from the time they step on the ice for the warm ups till the final buzzer goes. It's an experience that is indescribable. Just imagine all the years these athletes have trained, all the sacrifices, all the excuses they could've come up with to not reach their goals, but they were determined and motivated and in the end were on the biggest stage. Along the way, I'm sure they had plenty of personal trainers and advice and suggestions on what they should be doing. Somewhere...

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8000 Calorie Burger…wow

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I recently had a friend send me a youtube clip.  I honestly wasn't suprised after viewing it.  The funny thing is, people know better, but yet, a place like this exists for a reason.   However, I'm pretty sure most individuals who go to his joint probably aren't regulars and probably don't order the "Quad" burger.  Take a look at the youtube video YouTube. Imagine trying to burn 8000 calories during one workout.  If an average person person burns 1000 calories hiking the Grouse Grind, that would make this a very very long day.  For most of us who don't consume 8000 calories in one sitting and are still encountering obstacles to shed the excess fat, we have some very easy solutions. They are found in our new eBook, 12 Keys to Fat Loss, a simple guide to weight reduction....

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Exercise = Intelligence?

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A daily ritual of mine is to peruse new articles and find ones with interesting headings. This one from the Vancouver Sun today caught my attention, Physically active boys tend to be smarter: Study. It was a study on how activity levels can increase congnitive function and development. Although, they were clear to say, they weren't sure if the smarter boys were just more active or if the fitness activites made them smarter. But it was concluded that cardiovascular exercises do improve cognitive function and development. We've even proven it to ourselves, when we manage to tear ourselves away from our work for even 5mins, walk around the office, take deep breaths, it helps refocus and energize us for the next task. Plus, with some of us being in Vancouver, it's simple for us to take a step outdoors and...

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Tech or No Tech?

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I came across another article I found interesting.  It's not soley about fitness or personal training or online personal training but more about technology and how we're addicted.  With virtually everyone in a developed nation hooked to the hip with a digital device like a blackberry, iphone and the need to facebook, myspace and twitter, can we really live without it?  Don't get me wrong, I'm an advid techy, looking for the latest and greatest gadget and how it can used to improve our online personal training system and jazz up our future personal training studio. But are we so addicted we feel we can't live without our devices being on 24hrs a day.  Take a test, try not being a slave to your device or a social networking site.  You'll find you have a bit more time to focus on...

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It’s not just a girl thing…

Well, this is a different blog subject but found it interesting so I'm going to share. I just came across an article about an eating disorder.  Despite all the education, anorexia is still one of the top issues which surrounds the health and fitness industry.   It once was mainly known as an eating disorder for women but now there is a new term for males, "Manorexia".  Not sure why they decided to call it something different when it is the same problem.  Now finally there has been some attention which is focused on males and the eating disorder. Here is the article http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2009/11/09/11689601-cp.html. ~joe

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Slippin’ Slide…

...no, I'm not talking about all the rain coming down in Vancouver today but all the new fresh ice being put in to the rinks. Yes, the time has arrived, time to dust off those skates and head out to the arenas. It's a terrific activity for not only you but friends and family.  It's great for cardio, balance, speed, power and agility. All fundamentals which Stayfitanywhere embrace.  If you've never skated before, there are many ways to get started, through on ice skating lessons to off ice balance and strength training.  I wish I could skate like a professional hockey player, so I spend some time a couple times a week, strap on my skates, head to the westend rink and practice practice practice.  I'm sure you've all watched a hockey game and probably even follow your favourite hockey team...

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Grease Lightning…

Hello everyone.  I just wanted to update you on our website progress.  There has been some extreme load times with our stayfitanywhere site for the past month, sorry about the inconvenience.  This was frustrating not only for us but all the visitors to our site.  We have now migrated to another hosting provider to speed up the download time.  So far so good and it looks like the stayfitanywhere site is flying.  We hope to provide your online training workouts even faster to your computers and mobile devices. The Stayfitanywhere blog should be running efficiently, along with our Stayfitanywhere newsletter.  If you haven't checked out the September SFA Press, you can now view it at http://www.stayfitanywhere.com/newsletter and tell us what you think. Thanks again for visiting Stayfitanywhere and reading our Stayfitanywhere blog, Stayfitanywhere Facebook Fan Page and staying up to date...

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Running Around Vancouver

Yesterday was a fabulous day to be doing an amazing race type challenge. If you guys haven't heard of it, it was called CityChase. Teams of two had to find 10 out of 25 checkpoints and then do some crazy activity at each one. Not only did you have to use physical strength but also mental. Everything from sword fighting, solving a rubix cube, choreograph dancing to a pussycat doll song, to eating pig intestines. It was challenging in all aspects. The greatest thing was, you met all like minded people where you built alliances and helped each other out in different events. If you have never tried it before, I would highly recommend it. There were people of all ages and fitness levels. Check it out, www.citychase.com There are always terrific things right around you to stay fit anywhere....

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Keep Steppin’

well, i just go back from a quick visit to Ontario.  And although I didn't hit a gym I did manage to keep moving the majority of the time.  Something as simple as going for a walk with my little nephew.  So this brings me to what I did last year with my clients.  I had a walking pedometer challenge.  It kept people motivated and helped them stay active any way they can no matter where they were.  There were people who left for Paris, France and had their pedometers with them.  Now that's dedication. In the end, I found people were involved in a bit more physical activity.  So we've decided to run it for August.  I'll be adding a pedometer challenge site with all the info on our website in the upcoming weeks.  In the mean time if...

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