Friday, 31 August 2012

Running - A great solitary or group activity!

Hey everyone,

During the summer months, we often find it hard to fit running into our workout schedule, given the long hot days.  With an early work day, there is not much time to run in the morning and it is often scorching hot in the afternoons. 

Today, however, I took advantage of a beautiful (and cool) summer day to put on my running shoes when I arrived home from work and headed outside...

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Lower Body Superset Workout

Hey everyone,

When we arrived home from work, neither of us were overly inspired to exercise.  We had both had long days at work and were exhausted (not to mention very sore from our upper body workout the day before!).  Despite this, we had no good reason to not workout, thus we decided to suck it up and exercise...

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Basic Workouts: Lower Body Kettlebell Circuit

Hey everyone,

We received a request to put together and share a basic kettlebell workout.  Some of our readers have found certain exercises we perform too challenging, while others have been limited by the equipment available.  Many of you have access to a single kettlebell (while others can access a dumbbell, which is a good substitute for these exercises).  Thus, we have composed this workout using basic kettlebell exercises - minimal equipment and experience required.

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Upper Body Bodyweight Circuit Workout

Hey everyone,

Years ago, Alex injured his lower back.  Lower back pain is very common, with some studies showing that 8 out of 10 people will experience it in their lifetime.  Unfortunately, Alex re-injured the area recently, which has posed some challenges to our training.  Rather than viewing this as a huge set-back, however, we are looking at it as an opportunity to try out some new styles of training.  For the time being, our training will focus on 'back-safe' exercises, primarily bodyweight movements, until his injury has healed.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

A Versatile Workout for Either Home or the Gym

Hey everyone,

One of our readers recently asked "I'd like to work out with the free weights instead of the machines, but I can't afford to have a personal trainer show me which exercises I should be doing. I'm looking for a series of free weight exercises, that work out both upper and lower body, that I can do by myself at the gym..."

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Lower Body Circuit Workout in Winnipeg

Hey everyone,

When we were in Winnipeg recently, we tried out a new lower body circuit workout.  When we are travelling, we make a conscious effort to keep active, through walking and regular workouts.  It helps make the trip more enjoyable, keeps us on track for our fitness, and helps offset any extra calories that we might consume!

Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Another Great Bodyweight Workout!

Hey everyone,

For an upper body workout, we decided to stay with the bodyweight exercise theme and complete an AR7 workout.  We really enjoyed revisiting this workout style, which focuses on three exercises. 

The results of bodyweight training...

Sunday, 12 August 2012

Are You Up For A Challenge?

Hey everyone,

We were looking for a challenging workout.  We wanted something that would be short duration, high intensity and require some real dedication to complete.  When we selected our workout, we designed it to include only bodyweight exercises and no special equipment.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Pre and Post Workout Nutrition

Hey everyone,

Most of us are aware of the importance of proper nutrition in supporting a healthy lifestyle and the achievement of our fitness goals.  One common area of confusion, however, is what to eat before and after a workout.  As with many health topics, there is a lot of confusing and even conflicting information on this subject.

Wednesday, 8 August 2012

Bike + Circuit

Hey everyone,

With the extra time we had this long weekend Monday, we decided to complete a longer workout that consisted of both an upper body circuit workout, followed by a long bike ride.  It was a beautiful day to get out and enjoy the weather!

Monday, 6 August 2012

Another 5-Minute Workout!

Hey everyone,

Some days it is tough to find the time to workout.  On other days, even when you have the time, you may not have the motivation or energy for a full-length workout.  For these occasions, we encourage you to try to fit in a 5-minute workout.  This isn't a path to ultimate fitness (there's only so much you can realistically accomplish in 5 minutes!), but it is certainly a step in the direction towards fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Long Weekend Workout!

Hey everyone,

When we arrived home from work on Friday, we were both exhausted from a long week and really not very motivated to exercise.  Despite this, we decided to push ourselves and do a lower body workout.

Friday, 3 August 2012

Testing the 'Ultimate 2-Exercise Workout'

Hey everyone,

Recently, we decided to try out a new exercise format that we discovered on the Men’s Health website (  Pitched as the ‘Ultimate’ 2-exercise workout, we were quite intrigued to see what this workout had to offer.

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

5-Minute Bodyweight (Beginner) Workout

Hey everyone,

How is your day going?  Many of us will say it's a busy day.  There's lots on the go, between work, family and other commitments.  Do you feel that you are too busy to fit in a workout today?  What if we could show you how to do a 5-minute workout - one that anyone could do, without any equipment.  Could you find 5 minutes in your day to improve your health and fitness?  Most of us probably could...