Functional training

FAST Training

Functional training is gaining popularity even amongst the novice gym goers because let’s face it – who doesn’t want to train, feel, and look like an athlete? Gone are the days when young men aspired to be super heavyweight bodybuilders and young women aspired to make the Victoria Secret runway (with the exception of a few of course). Functional exercise aims to mimic everyday real life movements and prevent injuries. One will gain in increase in flexibility and balance…

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What is FAST?

FAST Training

Fitness Connection is excited to launch our new FAST programs, launching this month at our Richmond Hill location, and coming to Don Mills in May. You have probably saw a lot of buzz about it and as having been ramping up over the last couple months. However what does it exactly mean and why should you be interested? Read this for more info.   FUNCTIONAL Functional training attempts to allow individuals to perform the activities of daily life more easily…

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Skill Row – FAST

Skill Row FAST Training

Our SKILLROW™ class is the perfect compliment to FAST Training but also serves as a fantastic HIIT workout all its own. In a 40 minute class, you will be alternating between spurts of aerobic and anaerobic work to ensure maximum calorie consumption during the workout and excess post oxygen consumption during the hours to follow.   Thanks to SKILLROW™ Professional App, our members can row together in total synchronicity as a real crew, following the set pace while monitoring…

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That Good Gut Feeling

That Good Gut Feeling

Today I would like to talk to you about your gut, and why taking care of your digestive system can be the single most important thing you do for your health. Scientists and nutritionists alike refer to the gut as the “Second Brain”. This is due to the importance it plays on our overall well being. The gut functions independently from the brain in a complex combination of sheaths and neurons lining the walls of the digestive tract, this…

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Supplementation for Working Out

Supplementation for working out

There is no debate that exercise is good for your mind, body and spirit. It can help increase cardiovascular health, muscle mass, and improve mental focus. However, a strong workout routine will naturally cause wear and tear to the body and can cause some serious damage over time. This does not mean however, that you should ever let up or limit your workouts, but there are some extra macro and micronutrients that can help support the body, while you…

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Kitchen Makeover

The beginning of every journey starts with a single step. The same can be said of your health journey. Starting out can be hard, but one of the best ways to guarantee success is to make sure that you have laid the proper foundations. The best way to do this is with a complete kitchen makeover. Step 1: The Purge No one is immune to temptations, but we can make it harder (or easier) for ourselves to give in….

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How To Be Healthy

As a nutritionist one of the first questions people ask me is: “How do I get healthy.” There are so many good answers to this question, so today I thought I would give my top 10 favourite responses. Stop the Junk: The first step on any health journey is to stop putting in the bad things and start putting in the good. This means no more fast food, no more prepackaged processed junk. Instead look to whole foods, “real”…

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How to spot the bread winners

Despite bread’s bad rap, you can still eat it and stay lean. Here’s how to spot the bread winners and bag the best loaf. Sprouted-Grain Bread Most breads are baked from wheat grains that have been ground into flour. Sprouted-grain breads are made from whole grains such as oats, whole wheat, and barley that have been allowed to germinate, or sprout, into the early stages of a new plant before they are ground up. This approach makes bread a…

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Welcome 2018! New Year – New Habits

Welcome 2018! With the dawning of the New Year there is one tradition that we can all expect: New Year’s Resolutions. We have all made them… and we have all not stuck to them. The problem with resolutions is that they have become so closely linked with failure and of not of not following through, that it seems like we are just setting ourselves up for the inevitable. According to Forbes Magazine, just 8% of people achieve their New…

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Smart Carbohydrate Choices

First Things First Carbohydrates have gotten a bad wrap over the years. With the popularity of low carb diets it is easy to get confused. But I am here to tell you carbs are your friends and are a required part of any balanced diet. Why is it so important? Carbohydrates for Energy: Carbs are the body’s main source of energy, especially during physical activity. Carbs are broken down into sugar in the body and then are burned for…

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