Top Strength Training Tips for Starbucks Partners

Plan your workouts for 2 weeks With all the schedule changes and unusual shifts you don’t have the luxury of leaving it up to chance. If you want to be consistent you must plan your workouts and your training schedule based on your work schedule which comes out every 2 weeks. Planning this way ensures…

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5 Reasons Your Body is Never Beach Ready

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That’s right, it’s that time of year. Well at least it should be if you want to look your best this summer. Here are 5 reasons why you’re never ready for the beach in time and what to do about it. 1. You eat like crap for most of the year We all have a…

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You Might See Your Abs in 52 weeks! – A Call for Client Education

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Not a very attractive title, is it? Now I’m not saying it will take that long, but I am saying that getting there effectively may take longer than the world out there tells you it should. Part of my job as a personal trainer is to bring clients back to reality. They’re constantly bombarded by…

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The Sweet Spot

Chances are you’ve seen a weight training montage at least once, and for a lot of lifters it has become a go to for motivation. Videos of people benching, squatting, and deadlifting with more plates on each end of the bar than you have in your cupboard are all over the internet. They bleed, they…

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How to Have MORE

We always want more of everything, it’s in our nature. More money, more muscle, more strength, more cowbell.   A lot of information on the internet these days pushes new ways to get more results with less work. After all, that’s what we’re after. That’s the sexy stuff. In fact, I’m a big proponent of…

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Girl Push Ups and Gender Equality

The girl push up is ridiculous.   I should fully end the post there but since you came all this way I’ll explain, but after a little rant. I have met many girls who insist on doing the “girl push up” and quite horribly I might add.   Why is there even a girl push…

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Getting Lean with MORE Carbs

Carbs are awesome, you know it’s truth that I speak.   In our North American society eating a meal without carbs is like salt without pepper, Starsky without Hutch, or Sir Mixalot without big butts (he can’t live without them, and he cannot lie). However, most people know that inhaling them by the truckload will…

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Carnival Sledgehammer Games, Riddick, and The Fat Loss Warm Up

So this past weekend my friends and I went to The Ex, for those of you not from Toronto it’s just a big carnival. We were there for a birthday but I had one objective, and that was to throw the hammer down and ring that bell. You know that sledgehammer game every carnival on…

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The Key to Consistent Results

It was just past 8 am on a cold Monday morning and I had just got on to yet another packed bus to take me to work. The sun was just rising and I took my place among the familiar low chatter and rumble of the bus engine. No seats as usual so I grabbed…

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Why You Want to be a Formula 1 Driver

Just a quick outlook on life I came up with while driving. Well I didn’t really come up with it recently, I was just able to come up with a clever analogy through which I can share it with you. I have been told, on more than one occasion, that I’m a safe driver. Usually…

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