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Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes and Exercise

Diabetes and Exercise Diabetes is an epidemic that is affecting a large portion of the North American population in particular. There are two distinct types of diabetes that are most frequently seen, one that is genetic in nature and one that is related to lifestyle. Type 1 diabetes is caused by the body’s immune system destroying cells that […]

Gatorade Summer Of Sweat – How I Keep Sweating!

Gatorade Summer Of Sweat – How I Keep Sweating!

Summer can be a tough time for fitness enthusiasts – I’ve had a busy summer with destination weddings, weekend trips, and the stress of owning my own business.  I’m grateful for all of these things but having a busy schedule and going away always makes it more difficult to stick to a program and keep […]

Lactate: Off the Hook for Muscle Soreness

Lactate: Off the Hook for Muscle Soreness

Pain and Soreness from Exercise: Is Lactate really to Blame?   Everyone has heard about Lactate and Lactic Acid.  It has been said that this by-product is responsible for the process of acidosis (increase in acidity in the musculature), which inevitably leads to muscle soreness and the “burning” sensation after exercise.  However, research in 2004 […]

Dynamic vs Static Stretching – what’s the difference?

Dynamic vs Static Stretching – what’s the difference?

Stretching isn’t just for Dancers.  Stretching and flexibility should play an important role in everyones’ fitness routine.  You don’t have to make it centre stage, but should incorporate it no matter how crunched for time you may be.  Here is some basic information about different types of stretching and how to incorporate it into your […]

KFS Physiotherapy with Christian Kubas

KFS Physiotherapy with Christian Kubas

We are pleased to offer a new service at Kalev Fitness Solution to keep you moving efficiently and pain free!  Christian has been a personal trainer with KFS for five years and is a Physiotherapist with our close friends & neighbours, Gastown Physio & Pilates.  He is now bringing these skills to KFS to ensure […]

Change Your Life With Deadlifts

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Some might say they find the squat to be the most important exercise for building full body strength, power, practicing functional movement, and for building size. Squats are a very important part of any training program. Squatting is the primal elimination position, it is also the big jump start movement we all took as babies […]

Busting Fitness and Nutrition Myths

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There’s a lot of information out there, and some of which can be conflicting.  You may have read some advice that could be doing you more harm than good when it comes to achieving your health and fitness goals.  I’ve put together a list of my 5 favorite myths. 1. Eating fat will make you […]

We Weigh in on Weighing in Before a Workout

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When at the gym you may have noticed people jumping on the scale before their sweat sesh. To me this is an odd phenomenon happening all to often and in MY opinion a totally detrimental thing to do. But you be the judge… Why it’s Not a Good Idea If you are using this as […]

Most Effective Stretches for Skiers, Snowboarders and Hockey Players

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With the winter season upon us, a lot is changing. From food fare to events, sports and training, we all can use a little tweaking to make this the fittest winter yet. Below are some stretches to ensure you keep playing all winter long.  When the fresh powder hits you’ll be ready to go! Skiing: Skiing requires a […]

Cycle with me – Benefits of cycling

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There are so many benefits to cycling, from boosting your memory, to building your muscles. Everyone can benefit from a cycling class, especially if you’re like me and can’t stand cycling in the rain. Now here is where I expect the acid rain or shine gear heads to turn there noses up at me but I […]

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