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We are dedicated to helping you be healthier. You ended up on this page because you understand the role fitness plays in health. You may be trying to find new ways to be more motivated and fit exercise into your daily life or maybe you want to learn how to exercise properly and change your workouts up a bit. We understand as you get older you have growing demands and your family is important you. As a busy person you don’t have time to exercise. Our goal is to help you find ways to be more active and fit. You don’t want to waste your time doing the wrong or ineffective exercise programs for you and you still want to be around when you get older. We want to help you achieve that. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for Contact us, we want to help you.

Two Great Exercises For Your Chest

Written by Jonathan

Your chest muscles are some of the largest and strongest muscles in your entire body, which means they’re important to train. In this video we cover to excellent chest exercises that do just that.

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Eccentric Loading in the Decline

Written by Jonathan

A common misconception is that the decline of a hike is the easiest part – when really you’re using just as much energy, because you spend the whole time trying to slow down, which can […]

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How To Do Back Extensions

Written by Jonathan

The back extension is a great exercise to strengthen your low back muscles, however there are some subtle nuances you need to consider to make sure your doing it correctly and processing it safely.

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Improving Rotational Strength

Written by Jonathan

The ax chop exercise is a ‘must do’ to improve your total body strength and conditioning. It’s also an excellent exercise to help you improve your rotational ability which will definitely help you get around […]

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Building Your First Exercise Program

Written by Jonathan

Maybe you’re tired of doing the same follow along exercise program over and over again. Maybe you’re looking for something different than what you’re currently doing. Maybe you want to better understand why you would […]

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The Importance of Balance When Hiking

Written by Jonathan

When you go hiking, it’s always important to keep your terrain in mind. In this video we explain what challenges you can encounter while on the trail, and some exercises you can do to prepare […]

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How To Do The Humpty Dumpty Exercise

Written by Jonathan

The Humpty Dumpty, is an excellent exercise to strengthen your hip abductors and your glutes. This is really important because most people neglect to strengthen their hip abductors in regular fitness routines and strong hip […]

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Change Your Squat for Golf

Written by Jonathan

The squat is an excellent exercise for your legs, which is really important for your golf swing, especially when you’re trying to build more power. There are some very subtle ways that can help you […]

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How to Adjust Trekking Poles

Written by Jonathan

Trekking poles are a great tool for hiking! They can help you navigate rough terrain, help you keep your balance and help your arms and upper body take some of the load, which means you […]

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The Negative Effects of Using Treadmill Handles

Written by Jonathan

The only reason treadmills have handles is safety! If you have an injury or some sort of condition that create balance issues, have to walk really slowly for some reason or if treadmills make you […]

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Golf Mobility Warm-Up

Written by Jonathan

Ever running late for your game and you go to tee off without stretching beforehand? Here’s a quick exercise routine you can follow to prepare yourself and have your head in the game right from […]

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Hiking With Trekking Poles

Written by Jonathan

Trekking poles are a great way for you to improve your hiking experience. Becky’s going to demonstrate the three ways that trekking poles can help you the next time you go for a hike!

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How to Avoid Injury When You Exercise

Written by Jonathan

Exercise, specifically strength training is an effective way to build bigger and stronger muscles. You could argue it’s the actual point of lifting weights, however I see a lot of people use incorrect form when […]

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Improve Your Shoulder Blade Movement

Written by Jonathan

Shoulder blade movement is important because it allows you to use your strong upper back muscles. Unfortunately many people have shoulders that round forward and have weak shoulder blade retraction. The Bent Arm Shoulder Blade […]

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How To Do A Calf Raise

Written by Jonathan

In this short video we demonstrate how to do a proper calf raise on a step with weights. The calf raise is a great exercise to strengthen your calfs which is essential in making hiking […]

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Health Washing With Crackers

Written by Jonathan

What does it mean when a package says your food is “gluten-free” or “oganic” or “sugar free”? Does that always mean it’s a good thing? In this video, we take a look at how marketers […]

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The Top Three Exercises Every Hiker Should Know

Written by Jonathan

Hiking is a quality activity for a variety of reasons, you get to be outside, there is a level of difficulty for everyone and it can help you improve your endurance in a, interesting, fun […]

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The Gorilla Walk Exercise

Written by Jonathan

Strong glutes are important and the Gorilla Walk Exercise is a really effective way to strengthen them however, when most people think of glute exercises they often go to glute bridges, hip thrusters, squats or […]

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How to do HIIT Effectively on a Treadmill

Written by Jonathan

High Intensity Interval Training is an effective and efficient way to burn calories, improve your VO2 Max and reduce your risk of diseases like Type 2 Diabetes, Heart Disease and many others. We want to […]

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Episode 322 – How To Deal With Your Saboteurs

Written by Jonathan

As many of you know I work with a lot of clients that are trying to lose weight, I have one client in particular that has really been struggling, her struggles are bothersome or upsetting […]

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Homemade and Slightly Healthier Nutella

Written by Jonathan

Okay, let’s be honest – Nutella’s not the healthiest food you could it, but it is delicious and who doesn’t like a chocolatey treat every once in a while? Which is why we recommend this […]

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Tornado Dog – The Best Full Body Exercise

Written by Jonathan

One of the biggest reasons people have trouble exercising is that they find it boring. The Tornado Dog Exercise is anything but boring! All you need is a dog and a sturdy dog toy. This […]

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How to Do Push-ups With Sore Wrists

Written by Jonathan

Sore wrists are one of the most common problems that people have to deal with when doing push-ups. Luckily for most people there is an easy solution. Keeping your wrists neutral loads your wrist joint […]

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What Can Happen When You Drink Wine Everyday

Written by Jonathan

Wine can be a good way to unwind after stressful work week, but if you’re someone that uses wine to unwind after a stressful day of work (everyday) and you’re trying to lose weight, you […]

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How to do Crunches Properly and Effectively

Written by Jonathan

Crunches are a good exercise to target your abdominal muscles, however they are not an exercise we usually recommend people do. Most people do them in a way that not only doesn’t target your abs, […]

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Making a Better Salad Dressing Choice

Written by Jonathan

Let’s say you’re not much for lettuce, but mixed greens have you’re name all over them, they make up the base of your salad, then you toss (ha!) some tomato, cucumber, peppers, avocados, clementines, an […]

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Simple Exercises To Improve Your Balance

Written by Jonathan

If you enjoy walking outside in all types of weather, do fun activities or walk on uneven surfaces then balance is really important. However, as you get older it’s one of the first things that […]

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The Most Effective Way To Do The Calf Raise

Written by Jonathan

The calf raise is one of the most common and effective exercises you can do to strengthen your calf muscle. Strong calf muscles are really important if you like to wear high heels, jump really […]

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Substituting Avocado For Butter to Save Calories

Written by Jonathan

Butter is really calorically dense, which means it’s very easy to eat too much, which means it can easily become fattening. There are much less fattening or at the very least more healthy alternatives that […]

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How to Make Hamstring Curls More Effective

Written by Jonathan

Stability Ball Leg Curls or Hamstring Curls is one of the best and most convenient exercises you can do to help improve the strength of your hamstrings. Most hamstring exercises require a leg curl machine […]

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How To Do The Stability Ball Walkout

Written by Jonathan

The stability ball walkout is an excellent exercise for 3 reasons: 1. It strengthens your chest, shoulders, abdominal muscles and arms 2. It can be made more challenging simply by walking out further or easier […]

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How to do the Overhead Band Pull

Written by Jonathan

The overhead band pull really is the ultimate posture exercise. It simultaneously strengthens the stabilizing muscles around your shoulders in your upper back makes the muscles on the front of your shoulders work and lengthen […]

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How to do the Bow and Arrow

Written by Jonathan

The Bow and Arrow has two main purposes: 1. It helps you practice the proper shoulder blade movement 2. It helps you strengthen your upper back muscles This makes it easier for you to use […]

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How to Do Floor Slides

Written by Jonathan

Floor slides are an excellent exercise to help you open your shoulder joint up and strengthen your upper back muscles at the same time. We recommend starting with 10 to 15 repetitions and once you […]

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