So you think you can exercise: why you need to listen to your fitness coach

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By Alexandra Torrie


Have you found yourself at the gym and wondering if you’re doing an exercise correctly? Have you been doing the same type of workout for years and don’t So you think you can exercise know how to take it to the next level? Or maybe you want to start a fitness routine but have no clue about the basics.

Many people get comfortable in the same workout routine, not knowing where to go or what their options are. Lucky for us there are people out there who can help with exactly that: Certified Fitness Trainers. Let’s look at how your Fitness Coach at Shepell can help you reinvent your exercise experience.

  • When you’re lacking the knowledge you need to succeed:
  • Fitness coaches are
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Wellness trends

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The past few years have seen rapid advancements in personal technology, wellness trends
bringing increasing efficiency and ease to all arenas of living. With a touch of a button we can shop from the comfort of home, keep in touch with old friends, and effortlessly navigate new cities as if they were our hometowns. Even more recently, workplaces have begun to implement some of these technologies to improve employee mental and physical health, effectively increasing productivity as well. Let’s take a look at some of the ways technology is revolutionizing personal and workplace wellness.

Physical health tracking

Many companies are beginning to offer their employees access to programs that support their physical as well as their mental health. An example of …

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Beating gym anxiety

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By Alexandra Torrie


The first time I walked into the gym at my university, my heart was Doing exercisepumping, my palms were sweaty, and I had the urge to run, however none of this was due to exercise. Instead, I was feeling anxious in a new environment, new machines, and a lot of fit people! I didn’t want to stand out and most of all I didn’t want people to judge me.

Joining a gym is a great first step to a healthy lifestyle, however if you’re walking in there with insecurities like I did, it can be one of the hardest parts of the whole process. I never liked the idea of working out with others around me; I felt …

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Keeping you responsible: the one drink per hour rule

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Keeping you responsible: the one drink per hour ruleIn today’s world, if one uses alcohol, there is a constant exhortation to “Drink Responsibly!” But what exactly is responsible alcohol use?

To be responsible, most of us would accept, is to take ownership for our behaviour, and to take ownership of the effects of our behaviour on others. To use something responsibly, be it a car, or a hunting rifle, or a substance like alcohol or drugs, would be to use that thing in a way that did no harm either to ourselves or to anyone else.

So how can you ensure that when you use alcohol you …

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Your gay or lesbian teen may be at risk for depression or even suicide, part 2.

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Your gay or lesbian teen may be at risk for depression or even suicide, part 2.In Part 1, we’ve explained how you can recognize the risks of depression in your gay or lesbian teen and how you can help them. An LGBT teen (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) may also be at risk for suicide. In this situation, they are likely to demonstrate some or all of the signs of clinical depression previously outlined and these are likely to be present at an even stronger level.

If you recognize the following signs in your teen, you should consult a doctor as soon as possible. Signs of potential suicide may include:

  • Overwhelming sadness or severe
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