In an article I wrote over on my coaching blog, I gave a brief history of the gym (or the “health club” as it was known). In my research, I discovered that it was in about 1977 that the majority of the population slowly started to be introduced to the idea that gyms were a … Read more What Makes a Workout?
A day or so after one of my favourite runners of all time came in fourth in the USA Marathon Olympic trials, Boston Marathon Champion, 2-Time Olympian, and NCAA All-American, Des Linden, posted this on Twitter. I share this for a few reasons: Des had every reason to feel defeated and down after barely missing … Read more Make “no quit” Your New Habit
At a very early age, society, advertising, and popular culture start instructing which foods are a treat and which aren’t a treat. I remember Saturday morning cartoons glorifying cupcakes, cheeseburgers, doughnuts and candy while vilifying vegetables, fish, liver and cottage cheese. It’s insidious the way they programmed us to believe that a doughnut is a … Read more Is that Treat Really a Treat?
Time is tight during the holidays, and that may mean that you really do not have time to do your regular exercise minute routine. Usually, I walk 15 minutes to the gym, do 40 minutes of throwing around something fun and heavy, and then walk 15 minutes home again. That is 70 minutes that I … Read more Move your body when you can this holiday season
In the Weighless Program, we have members spanning a wide range of demographics. One well-represented group is perimenopausal and menopausal women. As a result, a common question that pops up is whether or not the “middle-age spread” is inevitable. As we tell our members, just because something is common, doesn’t mean it is inevitable. I … Read more Menopause and the Middle-Age Spread