Along with endurance training, balance, and flexibility exercises, strength training should be part of any fitness habit or routine. The American Heart Association recommends strength training at least two days a week. And all you need are simple, weight-bearing exercises to get the benefits. Here are a few reasons why you should strength train: 1. [...]
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We all have different reasons for working out. It’s pretty common to want to lose weight, increase your energy, and improve your overall health. Functional fitness training is a type of training that can help you achieve these goals and more. Functional fitness trains your body to perform everyday movements and activities with ease and [...]
Peak! is on a mission to make physical activity a part of every Newfoundlander’s life. Our family health and wellness centre is staffed with coaches who are specialists in human movement. Read on to get to know more about Peak! Family Health and Wellness. We offer programs focused on developing physically active lifestyles for all [...]
When it comes to forming a sustainable workout habit, you might have the best intentions but lack the tools to be successful. Here are seven strategies to support you in your efforts to create a long term fitness habit: 1. Start Where You (Really) Are. When you’re getting back into a regular fitness routine, it [...]
At some point, you’ve probably heard of the SMART goal acronym. Perhaps you’ve used this goal-setting framework to set some personal or work-related goals? But have you ever thought about the SMART goal format in terms of your fitness goals? If not, here are some tips on setting SMART fitness goals: Specific Setting a clearly [...]
When it comes to workout routines, some people prefer to train on their own and others prefer to work out with a private trainer. Even if you’ve never worked out with a trainer before, you might be curious about the benefits. So here are three reasons why private training might be for you: You’re Just [...]
Since 2014, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has ranked in the top five fitness trends (not fads) in a worldwide survey organized by the American College of Sports Medicine. If HIIT has been sticking around at the top of the charts for that long, people like it. And it must be effective. So why is HIIT [...]