Episode 341 – Top 5 Strategies for Navigating Holiday Parties
Posted on December 4, 2018
The holidays are upon us and if you’re like most people this means going to a lot of social events and parties that you wouldn’t normally be attending. You have your work function, your partner’s […]
Episode 340 – Is There Value In Fitness Challenges?
Posted on November 19, 2018
I used to hate fitness challenges – 30 Days of Plank, the 12 Days of Lunges, The Burpee Challenge, you know, the ones that periodically show up on your facebook or instagram feed or an […]
Episode 339 – The Halloween Debacle of 2018
Posted on November 5, 2018
Last Wednesday night was Halloween and even though I’m generally anti-chips and chocolate bars, I try not to be anti-fun and recognize that getting dressed up and going to people’s houses, getting candy and chocolates […]
Episode 338 – Are You Honestly Trying As Hard As You Could Be?
Posted on October 23, 2018
About eight months ago I started working with a new client, a woman in her mid-50s who had just gone through several breast cancer surgeries and treatments. She’s in remission for now and wanted or […]
Episode 337- How Many Sets and Reps Should I Do?
Posted on October 10, 2018
Topic suggestion from Krysta on our Facebook Page. I’d love to hear about set\rep amounts and the weight of the weights for different goals such as losing weight vs building muscle … I’ve been told […]
Episode 336 – Do You Constantly Feel ‘Behind’ in Your Fitness and Weight Loss Goals?
Posted on October 1, 2018
We received an email with some feedback from one of our dedicated and loyal listeners JR. JR has been listening from almost the beginning of the show and as far as I can tell is […]
Episode 335 – Creating the Path to Your Future Self
Posted on September 10, 2018
You are here (x). Your future self is there (y). How do you get from here to there without crashing and burning. http://traffic.libsyn.com/fitnessforfreedomtips/Episode_335_-_Creating_the_Path_to_Your_Future_Self_mixdown.mp3
Episode 334 – How Come More People Don’t Die Exercising?
Posted on August 27, 2018
Today is a must read episode Endure: Mind, Body and the Curiously Elastic Limits of Human Performance by Alex Hutchinson. Hutchinson tries to tackle this complex question, why is it that more people don’t die […]
Episode 333 – Stop Wasting Your Time Exercising
Posted on August 13, 2018
Let’s picture this for a second, you’re in the gym you’re exercising, you do a bit of jump rope, then you quickly shift to lunges, then to a plank, you hop up into squats, then […]
Episode 332 – What Good Is It If It’s Only Around The Block?
Posted on July 30, 2018
I was training a client the other day and she was talking about how dissatisfied she was with how she felt, she wasn’t happy with how things were going, as in how she’s not able […]
Episode 331 – Breaking Through Your Infuriating Plateaus
Posted on July 16, 2018
I like visiting other fitness websites and watching videos to see some of the different perspectives people have as it relates to fitness, strength training and weight loss. Maybe I’ll learn something new that I […]
Episode 330 – Jonathan, What Motivates You To Exercise?
Posted on July 2, 2018
I was working with one of my clients the other morning and they were talking about how during the week they had tried to or had good intentions of doing some exercises on their own, […]
Episode 329 – I Will Be Happy When I’m Skinny
Posted on June 18, 2018
I’ve lost some weight, but when I look in the mirror all I see is my fat and how fat I am. I’m in smaller clothes, but I’m still disgusting. If only I could lose […]
Episode 328 – Punching Status Quo in the Face
Posted on June 4, 2018
‘I’m not as strong as I used to be. I really need to start exercising, but exercising is so hard’ ‘I know I shouldn’t eat this, but it tastes soooooo good’ ‘I wish I could […]
Episode 327 – Are You Being Honest With Yourself?
Posted on May 21, 2018
I have a client I’ve been working with for about 6 months now, she had been working with another trainer for about a year before that and lost a lot of weight right out of […]
Episode 326 – My stomach has gone down, but after strength training for 40 days shouldn’t I look more muscular?
Posted on May 7, 2018
Today, I’m going to hit up the old mail bag. It’s been a while since we’ve done a Q & A show and we got a really interesting question that I think applies to many […]
Episode 325 – How to make a change stick when you’re maxed out all the time
Posted on April 23, 2018
A couple weeks ago I talked about how zooming out can be an effective strategy to recognize times or periods of time in your life to determine when you’re going to be less busy or […]
Episode 324 – How To Deal With The ‘What The Hell Phenomenon’
Posted on April 10, 2018
When we do an assessment or an initial intake with a new client we go through their goals, expectations and generally what they’re looking to get out of our relationship and an exercise program or […]
Episode 323 – What is Flow and How Can You Find It
Posted on March 26, 2018
I know at the end of last episode I said I was going to cover an interesting conversation I had with a client about bananas, but I couldn’t make it work here, so it’s an […]
Episode 322 – How To Deal With Your Saboteurs
Posted on March 12, 2018
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 […]
Episode 321 – Taking Action on Your Health and Wellness Goals
Posted on February 26, 2018
Last episode I talked about how to figure out where to aim your health and wellness changes, to write out exactly what your perfect health and wellness day might look like. The idea being that […]
Episode 320 – Figuring Out Where to Aim Your Health Changes
Posted on February 12, 2018
A couple of weeks ago I got a phone call from a potential client. Like many of these phone calls it went something like this, Hi, I’m out of shape and I need to lose […]
Episode 319 – How close are you to your highlight reel?
Posted on January 29, 2018
Normally over the Christmas break I take it a little easier and I get a little bit lax on my health and wellness, I eat a little more chocolate, I tend to drink a little […]
Episode 317 – I Have COPD What Exercises Should I Do? Short Answer – The same ones as everyone else
Posted on December 20, 2017
We have something a little bit different today it’s a question from one of our listeners, that was actually asked last week on instagram. It’s a slightly complicated questions with a simple but kind of […]
Episode 316 – Do You Self Sabotage Your Progress?
Posted on December 11, 2017
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but a little over a year ago I became a pescatarian, which is a fancy word for saying I’m a vegetarian that eats fish and seafood. Needless […]
Episode 315 – The Obesity Code – Who’s the Biggest Culprit
Posted on November 27, 2017
I just finished reading the Obesity Code by Dr. Jason Fung and as the title suggests this book is about obesity, more or less how it happens, the nuances around it and what you can […]
Episode 314 – The Best Diet Plan You Can Go On
Posted on November 4, 2017
After I put my son to bed I often come down to my little home office to get a little more work done before I put myself to bed. Usually I save mindless admin tasks […]
Episode 312 – Is Dumbеll оvеrhеаd рrеss еаsіеr оn your јоіnts thаn bаrbеll?
Posted on October 18, 2017
I’m a really skinny guy, always have been, 6′ 145 lbs, high metabolism/high energy. So I’m naturally skinny plus I mountain bike/run regularly. This spring/summer I worked canadian tree planting in BC which if you […]
Episode 311 – How to Pick Your Treadmill Running Speed
Posted on October 17, 2017
I have a client that I’ve been training for a few years now and just this past summer she’s taken up running and she’s improved a lot, at the beginning of the summer she was […]
Episode 310: Is it possible to slowly lose body fat% and gain muscle mass while consuming calories around maintenance?
Posted on October 11, 2017
I want to lose fat and gain muscle, but I don’t want to put on any more weight, is it possible to slowly lose body fat % and gain muscle mass while consuming calories around […]
Episode 309 – Changing How You Look at Goal Setting
Posted on October 9, 2017
I’ve done a few episodes about goal setting usually under the premise that goals in and of themselves are more or less a waste of time, at least in the standard way that most people […]
308: How did you break through your plateau on overhead press?
Posted on October 4, 2017
I overworked out. I pushed myself way too far than i should have in weight training. Now i’m feeling quite broken. But I’m currently on a cut so I’m tracking my calories and keeping them […]
Episode 307 – The human metabolic response to chronic ketosis without caloric restriction, the blood work episode
Posted on October 2, 2017
In last weeks show I reviewed a study about the effects of a ketogenic diet on endurance athletes and whether or not it had an effect on their ability to cycle for extended periods of […]
Episode 306 – When trying to lose weight, do you add extra calories to account for exercise?
Posted on September 27, 2017
When trying to lose weight, do you add extra calories to account for exercise? For some context, I’m 22 year old female trying to lose weight. I downloaded MyFitnessPal and entered in my stats. I […]
Episode 305 – Does a Ketogenic Diet Help or Hurt Your Endurance?
Posted on September 25, 2017
I’ve been reading the book The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance by Dr. Stephen Phinney and Dr. Jeff Volek. Which highlights the benefits of eating a low carbohydrate diet and putting your body […]
Episode 304 – How do I prevent this dizzyness from happening?
Posted on September 20, 2017
Every time I finish pushing the prowler sled I get dizzy. I’m in a hot climate so I make sure to hydrate religiously so that can’t be the issue. Even if I push one plate […]
Episode 303 – How Mobility Training Makes You Stronger
Posted on September 18, 2017
In order to get stronger you have to progressively lift heavier weight, there’s no way around it, however lifting progressively heavier weight has it’s limits, as in you can only become so strong before you […]
Episode 302 – How do you go about coming back to training after such illness?
Posted on September 13, 2017
I’m trying to save time on my back workouts, I’m just curious if doing Deadlifts, Bent Over Rows, and Pullups/Chin-ups are enough to build it completely? – Build My Back Bob So here’s the deal, […]
Episode 301 – What To Do When You Don’t Feel Like Exercising
Posted on September 11, 2017
A couple weeks ago when I was away on holidays I woke up one morning with every intent of going for a run and doing a quick strength workout, but when I woke up that […]
Episode 299 – The Most Effective Strategy To Build Muscle Without Weight
Posted on September 4, 2017
If you’ve been listening for a while thank you for your support and continuing to tune in, if you’re new to the show, welcome and thanks for stopping by. When most people think about fitness […]
Episode 297 – The Ridiculous Notion of Moderation
Posted on August 28, 2017
Have you ever heard this expression, ‘Everything in moderation, except moderation.’ I’ve heard this expression several times and I don’t know where it comes from or who started it, but the first time I heard […]
Episode 296 – What are some beginner pulling exercises?
Posted on August 23, 2017
Master Chef – What are some good foods I can make from scratch at home? We want to eat healthier and I only have so much time to cook, are there any quick meals that […]
Episode 295 – The Lost Strategy That Will Help You Lose Weight
Posted on August 21, 2017
Last week I made this huge giant salad. I used spinach as the base, with fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers from our garden and then I put some olives cashews, hemp and chia seeds to […]
Episode 294 – How long does it take for weight loss to show?
Posted on August 16, 2017
Mandy – I’ve been losing weight doing exercise, and I know I have because I’ve been weighing myself every day, but I can’t really see the difference. I feel better, but I want to look […]
Episode 293 – The Shocking Difference in Protein Vegetables vs Meat
Posted on August 14, 2017
Protein, Protein, Protein – Protein is incredibly important, your body uses it to synthesize or build muscle, your cells use it to duplicate themselves and to grow, as well as many other functions, in fact […]
Episode 292 – What’s the Deal with Eating According to Your Macros?
Posted on August 9, 2017
Jeannine – For the last 3-5 years it seems like eating according to your macros is all the rage. What I don’t understand is what ratio is best for me, and why does it matter […]
Episode 291 – The End of Diabetes a Must Read Episode
Posted on August 7, 2017
If you’re new to the show welcome, if you’ve been listening for a while thanks for coming back we appreciate that you’ve taken time out of your busy day to listen and hope that in […]
Episode 290 – Are there certain types of exercises I should avoid doing for a full body workout?
Posted on August 3, 2017
Leg Laments – I have bowed legs, are there certain types of exercises I should avoid doing for a full body workout? Can’t Stay Still – I find exercises like the plank or wall […]
Episode 289 – How Do You Start an Exercise Program During Cancer Treatments?
Posted on July 31, 2017
If you’ve been listening for a while we appreciate your continued support and if you’re new to the show, welcome and thanks for stopping by. When most people think about fitness they think of the […]
Episode 288 – How to Get Out of an Exercise Funk
Posted on July 26, 2017
Now-What-Sheri – A few years ago I trained for climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. I was 49 and successful! A big bucket list check mark. Since then my exercise habits have gone downhill, become sporadic and sometimes […]