We know it’s tempting. You show up at the gym for your workout, and you’re ready to go. But first, you must warm-up. You might wonder why you can’t just get started? Well, it turns out that a warm-up is a critical part of any workout. Here are four elements of a good warm-up: 1. [...]
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Building a consistent workout routine around getting to the gym a few times a week is great! But what are some other good habits you can create for the time you spend away from the gym? What about your workday habits? Most people will spend eight hours of each workday at their desks. What can [...]
Building a consistent workout habit has many physical and mental benefits. However, if you’ve been working out regularly for several weeks or months, it’s possible that you may experience a workout slump. If you’re feeling unmotivated or like you’re not making much progress with your fitness, here are three tips to help you get out [...]
If you’re looking for help in accomplishing your health and fitness goals, a semi-private or group training class might be just what you need. Here are five benefits of semi-private and small group training classes: 1. Technique and Form When you work out with a small group, the instructor can provide some individual coaching on [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]