Quality over Quantity

Hey team, Today we are looking at the comparison of having a lot of meaningless things, and having a few important things you can have a deeper appreciation for. The idea of quality versus quantity is looking at what an individual values more: having more people/things around them OR having a deeper relationship/appreciation for the things you …

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Don’t get caught up in happiness, focus on being grateful.

Hey team,   I know many of you are going to jump at this one, saying "Matt, you just told us to find happiness within ourselves" and I still stand by that. However, let's take a deeper dive into what I mean when I say happiness. The idea of happiness can often be misconstrued into …

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Training Power, When is it appropriate?

Hey friends, A common question is when is it appropriate to train for a power focus, and with who? Is it contraindicative to train power with the average client? Power is most definitely a fickle beast, it is the combination of strength and speed within an exercise. The combination of those two elements of the …

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Pre-workout, is it dangerous?

Hey team, Today we look at a relatively new phenomenon in the fitness industry, pre-workout. An argument could be made that pre-workout was popularized in the mid 1980's and has significantly grown in popularity, variety in gimmicks, flavours, and reasons why they are the "miracle supplement". Pre-workout is designed to be a flavoured drink that …

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Don’t reinvent the wheel, drive your own course.

Hey friends, For our Monday Motivation, we're looking at trying to redesign the core values of a situation. My advice to you, as a trainer and individual, try to emulate the successes of those that came before you, and use that success to drive your own course. What do I mean, allow yourself to take …

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Videos – How Letters can Strengthen our Back

Hello my lovely fitness enthusiasts, Today we are talking about a alphabetical exercise that will strengthen muscles in your back that are not commonly as active as they should be. Most people have a great deal of strength in their upper trapezius (leading to the shoulders constantly being elevated and potentially causing neck pain) but …

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