Like most people I’ve grown to be a bit pudgy as I have gotten older. When I look at old photos of myself I almost always wish my body would look the same way it did – my arms were toned, my abs were flat, and my thighs…don’t get me started on my thighs. These… Read more »Read More..
The gym is a haven of health and wellness. It could also be a place of embarrassing situations and inappropriate behaviour. I have to admit that when I was starting out, I wasn’t truly aware of the unspoken rules that come with hitting the gym. I didn’t know it then but I’m sure I must… Read more »Read More..
I am one of the millions of people who want to get into good shape but just can’t (or won’t, depending on my mood). I am of average weight, of average height, and my diet is consistently inconsistent. One day I’d be gobbling up veggies and fruits as if there’s no tomorrow and the next… Read more »Read More..
Fact: exercise is good for you. For all the jokes we love to crack about exercising, there is no denying the many, many benefits a good, regular workout brings. Whether you hit the gym for two hours every other day, or have a daily 15-minute routine at home, actively working out improves your body from… Read more »Read More..
No matter where you are on your fitness journey, personal trainers are an essential part of the gym life. Whether you’ve just signed up for your first gym, or you’re a certified veteran of your local fitness scene, it’s always a good idea to include a professional into your routine not only to spot your… Read more »Read More..
There’s no other way to say this: chin-ups are hard. You can either do them, or you can’t, and there’s really no cheating your way into pulling your chin over a bar using nothing but raw, upper body strength. As strength exercises go, chin-ups are definitely a top-tier; executing even one requires immense amount of… Read more »Read More..
As any seasoned coach, athlete, or reasonable person will tell you: warm-up is the most integral part of any workout. Whether you’re taking it light and breezy, or going full ninja warrior in your workout, there’s no overstating the importance of a proper warm-up. Even so, many people are guilty of skipping this crucial first… Read more »Read More..
We’ve all been there: temperatures at the single digits… the sky dark despite the hour and outside still with everyone ensconced at home… you, perfectly toasty in your comfiest PJs, under mounds of fluffy blankets and pillows… and suddenly, you remember: you have to hit the gym in ten minutes. Must you, really? The short… Read more »Read More..
Weightlifting is, in many ways, the quintessential gym workout. When you think of a healthy gym-goer, it’s easy to imagine a buff person deadlifting tons of kilos and hardly breaking a sweat. In reality, a well-muscled physique doesn’t automatically equate to a good, healthy one, just like being able to lift a 50 kg doesn’t… Read more »Read More..
Working out at the gym can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’re a first-timer still trying to figure your way out around buff bodybuilders and scary-looking machines. You may also feel intimidated as you are surrounded by unfamiliar faces. But as any journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step, even the… Read more »Read More..