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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 […]

Elliott Personal Trainer Kalev Fitness Solution

Welcome to the team, Elliott

Welcome to the team, Elliott

Welcome to the team, Elliott.   We’re excited to welcome Elliott to the KFS team!  Elliott joins us after recently completing his Kinesiology degree at the University of British Columbia, with a passion for helping people achieve their goals and overcoming the limitations of chronic conditions.  When I asked him why he would like to […]

Simple tips for a Healthy Summer

Summer is a good time for many things – our moods (Hello Vitamin D!), friendships (“remember that time on the boat…”) and more.  It can be a bit of a menace on our waistlines and overall health if you’re not careful though… one afternoon cold one sometimes turns into six, slushie beverages, a highschool reunion […]

Kalev Fitness Solution spin class vancouver

Spin with Gillian is baaaaaccck

Spin with Gillian is baaaaaccck

Spin with Gillian is BACK Thursdays at 4:15 pm!   Why Spin? Great question, we’re happy to answer that one for you.  Spinning is a great way to burn calories – 45 minutes of Spin can help you burn up to 500 calories depending on the intensity of your work out (very impressive in comparison to […]

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 […]

Turn a “Unhealthy Snack” Healthy!

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We all know there is nothing better than a guilt-free indulgence. Here are some ways to cheat on your cheat meals and indulge in a healthy way. Yams and Jicama both make great substitutes for french fries; you can spice them and toss them in a heart healthy oil like coconut. Yams fries are a great substitute […]

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 […]

Massage Schedule Change April 1st – No Fool’n

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There is nothing better than a good rub down. Sometimes you just need a massage! The issue is: massages aren’t the cheapest things in the world. Once in a while you get lucky and your health insurance or plan will cover some or all of the cost, but this isn’t always the case. Fear not, there […]

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