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Do Home Workouts Really Work?

By: Caitlin Gaudreau We’ve all heard the skepticism about home workouts, so I sat down with Coach Tom to hear his honest thoughts on the often criticized “home workout”. So, are home workouts effective? The answer is, YES! Depending on your goal, home workouts are just as effective as hitting the gym or a group class. If your goal is to run a marathon, only working at home on your mat may not be the most effective approach. However, if your goal is to stay healthy, manage day-to-day pain, gain muscle or lose weight? A home workout can do that for you.  What about equipment, you may ask? Ideally, some weights would be grand, but other household items can be...

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Accountability

Written by: Dave Trough The main reason why people will purchase personal training sessions is to have accountability. This was one of the first and best lessons I’ve learned in over a decade of training experience. As much as we have needs and goals to achieve, it can be hard to facilitate those goals into action. Here enters personal training.   Your personal trainer will hold you accountable to your health and fitness goals. It can be hard to get yourself out of bed, pack up the gym bag, drive to the gym, workout for an hour, shower, drive to work. Now to do this on a daily basis 3-5 days per week, forever.... Motivation is definitely needed, but having an...

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Mobility vs. Stability

Written by: Dave Trough   I often look at my clients as either mobility-centric clients or stability-centric clients. First, we must discuss what the difference is between mobility and stability. Mobility is having the ability to move freely and easily. This means that we move without restriction; we can move from point A to point B without compensating.   As human beings, we are amazing at adapting. However, if we stop expressing certain ranges of motion (e.g. squatting, hinging, etc.), then eventually we develop compensatory movement patterns that result in certain muscles becoming restrictive and tight. This hinders our ability to move freely and easily. For a client lacking mobility, we focus on stretching and fascial work. This helps  mobilize the...

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How to Manage Your Weight Without Counting Every Single Calorie

 Written by: Tom Lyonette Counting calories can be effective for some, and not for others. And that’s okay! It’s difficult to capture everything, and it can create feelings of anxiety and guilt. Yes, losing weight requires burning more energy than is consumed. But it’s not always necessary to weigh and calculate everything you eat!    Observing Your Calorie Intake  Start by tracking your eating habits. Write down your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. And don’t forget your beverages! After a couple of weeks, look back at your tracking and see where you’re consuming extra calories.  Did you upgrade to the large fries with your takeout? Skipped your healthy packed lunch to eat out instead? Grabbed another soda instead of some water?...

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Bringing Earth Day Into Our Homes

Written by: Celina Sell If you’re close to your window as you read this, take a moment to observe the scene outside: the snow has melted almost completely in most areas; the flowers and trees are starting to wake up again with the warmer weather; and that bright sunlight is streaming through to lift everyone’s spirits during these hard times. By acknowledging the power and beauty of nature in our daily lives, it can bring a sense of responsibility to protect the Earth’s natural state as best as possible for future generations.  MoveForward Fitness plans to help bring that awareness through its partnership with Earth Day Canada on Saturday, April 24th. Tom Lyonette and Andrea Price will be the leading...

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