Why the “I’ll start my diet, exercise, no booze plan tomorrow, next week, next month…” doesn’t work!

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“I’m cutting out booze on January 1st.” “I’ll worry about getting fit after I give birth.” “No sugar starts next month. Now give me a slice of that apple pie!” Human beings sure do like the idea of making changes at…

Why we don’t do “CrossFit” every day

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So much confusion around the term CrossFit these days, isn’t there? People often show up at our door telling us they’re looking for “CrossFit." Next, I usually ask them what they think CrossFit is. When I ask that, the same thing…

The less visible benefits of exercise…

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What’s your excuse when you fall off the exercise bandgwagon? Too tired? Long days at work? You have children? You don’t have time? You’ll start next week? You don’t see the results you want even when you do go? Let’s address the…

An app won’t get you healthy and fit: Working with a coach for life will!

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For years—even decades—the fitness industry has been tarnished by (in the old days) late night infomercials for devices like the ab flex or the ab roller—always promising something like “perfect abs in just 10 minutes a day.” Today’s…

Feeling a plateau: Maybe you need some personalized direction in your training

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Athlete A: A client who has been here for three months on a 1RM deadlift day: He steps up to the bar, looks a bit perturbed by the ‘heavy’ weight, shrugs and then proceeds to bend down and pick the bar up with easy-to-see speed and ease. His…

5 kinds of people who should train with us

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While fitness and health gains are, of course, good for anyone and everyone, training with us and becoming part of our social community goes so far beyond just fitness improvements. Think of us like the greatest network of successful and…

New to Kelowna? 7 Health and Fitness Tips to Help you Transition

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Just moved here and feeling stressed out and discombobulated? Your favourite coffee shop—where the barista knew you by name and started preparing your Americano the moment he saw your car drive up—is now 500 or 1,000 miles away. You have…

5 Hydration tips for the summer

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While hydration is always important, it’s even more important when the hotter weather strikes. And while we’re fortunate enough that we’re not talking about severe hydration that can kill you, even mild hydration has its consequences.…

How we’ll help you realize you’re not too old and broken for the gym!

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Pumping iron in the gym: It used to be thought of as an activity mostly for men, and young men at that. Even in the 1990s and early 2000s, whenever I went to the gym, 90 percent of the women there usually spent their times on the treadmills,…

5 kinds of people who should train with us

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While fitness and health gains are, of course, good for anyone and everyone, training with us and becoming part of our social community goes so far beyond just fitness improvements. Think of us like the greatest network of successful and diverse…