Thursday, 27 September 2012

Lower Body FGB Workout

Hey everyone,

For this workout, we had the opportunity to workout with Alex's sister, Sarah. We chose a Fight Gone Bad style workout, and created a circuit that would allow for three participants.  We found that working out in a small group can be very motivating as you cheer each other on!

Monday, 24 September 2012

Beginner Upper Body Workout

Hey everyone,

In response to requests for more beginner kettlebell workouts, we have put together an upper body circuit using four basic exercises.  This workout is great for beginners and requires only a single kettlebell (or you can easily substitute a dumbbell).

Friday, 21 September 2012

Get Excited! Get Outdoors!

Hey everyone,

With the recent fall weather, we decided to take our kettlebells outdoors and enjoy the cooler temperature.  A change of scenery is a great way to instill some excitement into your workout and keep things fresh.  It's too easy to get into a rut with your fitness routine and if this happens, it will rob you of your motivation and results.

Get excited about exercise - like this little guy! 

Monday, 17 September 2012

Lower Body Circuit Workout

Hey everyone,

We are rehabilitating some injuries and have thus been carefully designing our workouts and selecting safe exercises (to avoid re-injury).  We consciously choose to not let injuries hold us back or lead us to abandon our training.  By safely working around our injuries, we can keep fit and likely even speed up our recovery.  This lower body workout is a good example of how we have adapted to avoid significant spinal compression (due to a back injury) or deep knee bend (due to a knee injury).

Saturday, 15 September 2012

A Workout for Office Workers

Hey everyone,

In today's 'knowledge economy', a large number of us work in office jobs where we spend most of the day sitting, inactive.  Numerous studies are showing how detrimental this is to our health, as it promotes weight gain, muscle loss and even reduces our lifespan.  If this is your daily reality, then you need to fight back and find some time for exercise in your day.  We've designed a very simple and efficient workout with you in mind.

Monday, 10 September 2012

Getting to Awesome

Hey everyone,

Who doesn't love awesome?  Looking awesome... Feeling awesome... Achieving something and knowing that what you just accomplished is awesome...

Everyone has experienced awesome at some point in their life.  However, getting to awesome can be a difficult thing.  It is a rare thing.  When was the last time that you got to awesome?  When was the last time that you worked that hard, sacrificed that much, gave 100%, so that you truly felt awesome?  It's a universally achievable feat, but the feeling will not create itself.  Awesome has to be forged.  Awesome has to be earned.

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Testing a New Kettlebell Workout

Hey everyone,

The other day we came across an intriguing new kettlebell workout, at There are actually two workouts available, with or without music (one is 20 minutes and the other 30 minutes).  We tested the 30 minute workout, called the Easy30 Kettlebell workout. With that title, how hard could it be?

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Lower Body Tabata Workout

Hey everyone,

To change things up a bit for this workout, we decided to return to an old-favourite workout style: Tabata!  For those who are unfamiliar with this workout style, it was originally developed for training Japanese Olympic athletes.  Each exercise is completed for 8 blocks of 20 seconds all-out activity, followed by 10 seconds of rest.  For a full description, check out our "Workout Styles" tab at:

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Upper Body Superset Workout

Hey everyone,

For this upper body workout, we decided to use supersets.  This is a great way to fit in a chalenging workout, while cutting back on the amount of time it takes to complete it.  Performing exercises back-to-back also increases the intensity, which helps you focus on conditioning and fat-loss as well.

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Increased Appetite

Hey everyone,

Many exercisers experience an increase in appetite (due to the increase in their activity level).  This increased appetite can become a concern, as it can be counterproductive if you are trying to lose weight.  One of our readers who has recently started an exercise program is facing this issue:

"Ok, so I've been really good and been going to the gym now for about three weeks, averaging 4 times a week. The problem is...I'm hungry all the time! I could eat morning, noon and night. Does this calm down after a while? At this rate I'll be as big as a house by Christmas! Any suggestions on how to deal with this?"