5 Ways to Boost Your Workout and Mood  

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As fitness professionals, you know that movement helps you feel better, de-stress, improves brain function, and can leave you in a better mood. And who doesn’t need a little bit more happiness in their daily lives?  During cardio training, your heart becomes stronger and more efficient; this increases the capacity of the heart, blood vessels,…

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For over 20 years, Calgary’s Tracey Delfs, owner of BalanceQuest has been expanding and sharing her expertise as a sought-after speaker, mental wellness coach, mindfulness teacher, and yoga instructor. Her passion has allowed her to travel the world to learn from Thich Nhat Hanh, the “Father of Mindfulness” at his retreat centres in France and…

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How To Avoid the Gym Dead Zone This Summer

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Ah, summer. There is nothing nicer than the long days of summer where we not only have more daylight hours to fill, but the pace is a little slower and everyone smiles more. Our members are out walking, running, biking and hiking, going to cottages or away on vacation to far off destinations. Finally! Historically,…

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As spring is finally here and summer is just around the corner, it is the perfect time to get active and proclaim June 4th as National Health and Fitness Day. The pandemic of the past few years may have limited our options when it comes to activity, but it has also been a vital reminder…

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Active Aging Starts Now

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So much of who we are and how we show up in this world is wrapped up in our purpose. Think about the last time you had a conversation with a stranger. It’s more likely than not one of the first questions asked was, “Well, what do you do?” Why do you think that is?…

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The Importance of Gut Health

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Our gut is an organ that plays a key function in our body–it breaks down the food we eat and helps our body absorb essential nutrients. It contains healthy bacteria to help fight off disease and illness and makes up most of our immune system. Our gut even affects our hormone balance, nervous system, and…

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Ramadan, Fasting and Workout Options

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Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It’s a time of spiritual growth. What makes Ramadan unique is that participants must fast from sunrise to sunset for the month. The goal for this month is to develop consistency and maintenance. This means you are not trying to help the client lose any fat…

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Working and Training in Saudi Arabia During Ramadan

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For the last 15 years, I have worked in the fitness industry in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Throughout the years, I have experienced Ramadan every year and it has always been a very special month for all of us. In Saudi Arabia, the work schedule completely changes in the fitness industry. The gyms are open from…

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Working out while fasting for Ramadan: Salwa Qadir

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How did you get involved in the fitness/health & wellness sector and why? As a young girl growing up in Pakistan, I lived an extremely sedentary life. When I came to Canada and entered university, I had the opportunity to pursue activities I couldn’t as a child. I loved music and dance so I decided…

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Beat Gym Boredom 

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The journey of health and fitness isn’t a destination, it’s a lifestyle.   Having a routine, and even a program to follow, is a helpful way to stay consistent and on track with goals. But while consistency is essential for progress, the repetitiveness of the same routine and workouts can get a little mundane after a…

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