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Road to the Planche - Step 1

Posted on 03/25/2015 10:35:03 AM

As you may or may not know, one of my goals is to be able to do a full planche push-up. In short, a planche push-up is much like a regular push-up with the key differences being that your hand placement is much lower (closer to your hips) and that your feet do not touch the ground (hands are th..

Realistic Weight loss Tips

Posted on 02/04/2015 07:59:36 PM

When it comes to weight loss some people seem to be better at losing it and keeping it off than others. Now not all our bodies are the same, with a minority of fortunate individuals naturally using up calories and metabolic rates better suited for fat burning than the rest of us. However we should n..

To Compete or to Fight? A post by Van Isle BJJ

Posted on 01/21/2015 08:27:18 PM

Jiujitsu has developed drastically over the previous 100 years, but not at the staggering rate that it has over the last 25 years. This is principally due to the popularization of the art in North America by The UFC and the Gracies. Starting in 1993, the art of jiujitsu has realized a massive in-flu..

How Do I Work Out When I'm So Busy?

Posted on 12/07/2014 12:04:15 AM

Whew!  The weeks between Christmas and New Years are killer on my workout routine.  It’s tough to squeeze in workouts between shopping and making gifts, family get-togethers, parties with friends, work obligations, travelling, concerts, plays and volunteering. (That exhausted me just..

How To Vary Your Workout

Posted on 12/07/2014 12:00:53 AM

Are you getting everything into your workout that you need? Did you know that to be healthy you need to do cardio, strength training and flexibility?  You have to mix it up. it keeps your heart, lungs and muscles strong and flexible.  You need it all. I recently finished a r..

PiYo Review

Posted on 12/06/2014 11:58:41 PM

About 10 weeks ago, I started a new home workout program called PiYo. I told myself I would do a review here when I had completed the program so here it is! The Pros It starts you out slowly- The first three weeks get you started with lower intensity workouts.  These workouts are the building ..

Fitness Challenge Idea: Charity Challenge

Posted on 12/06/2014 11:57:02 PM

With Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, I was thinking about ways to keep my fitness group motivated during holiday parties and family get-togethers.  At this time of year, I also think about giving a little extra to those charities that are important to me.  This year, I t..

Why Do YOU Exercise?

Posted on 12/06/2014 11:50:04 PM

When most people start an exercise program, the reason they give is “to lose weight”.  It’s no wonder. Our culture is obsessed with thinness and equates being thin with being happy. If you ask someone who has made exercise and fitness a part of their lifestyle, you will get a ..

6 Ways To Relax

Posted on 12/06/2014 11:48:31 PM

Sometimes I’m so intent on staying healthy by working out and eating right that I end up stressing myself out.  Late evening at school running a club?  Still have to get that workout in.  Running from work to one or two activities after work?  9 p.m workout session right be..

Concussion Testing- Is It Good For You?

Posted on 08/12/2014 01:16:43 PM

Concussion Testing may sound unfamiliar for the majority, according to the leading medical website; it is a test to assess the neurocognitive function of the brain or the person’s thinking. If you experienced head trauma or head concussion, then this is a test for you. Doctors used this kind ..

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