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Fitness and Diabetes Prevention

Fitness and Diabetes Prevention

Diabetes mellitus is defined as a metabolic disease in which the body’s inability to produce any or enough insulin causes elevated levels of glucose in the blood. In 2011 diabetes was listed as the 6th leading cause for death in Canada. At the moment there are no known causes or measures to prevent type 1 […]

Team Spotlight – Getting to Know Mina

Team Spotlight – Getting to Know Mina

Team Spotlight – Getting to Know Mina   We sat down with Mina one morning last month to put him in the hot seat – our personal trainers are usually the ones asking the questions!  We also wanted an excuse to share his headshot. Check out what Mina had to say after an early morning […]

Muscle Soreness and DOMS

Muscle Soreness and DOMS

Muscle Soreness and DOMS   There are typically three types of pain that relate to exercise. These include: 1) Pain during or immediately after exercise 2) Pain induced by muscle cramps 3) Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) Each is caused by different scenarios and follows its own time course. Pain during exercise is considered to […]

Summer of Sweat – the Wrap Up

Summer of Sweat – the Wrap Up

Summer of Sweat – The Wrap Up   Finally, at last, hockey season has started.  Just in time to wrap up my Summer of Sweat partnership with Gatorade Canada and see how my performance has improved on the ice.  I had my first games of the season this past Saturday.  Started the season with a […]

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 […]

Sprains vs. Strains

Sprains vs. Strains

Sprains vs. Strains   At some point, We’ve all had inflammation or pain we weren’t really sure about.  Elliott deciphers the pains of Sprains vs. Strains in this educational post.   What is a Sprain? A sprain is a stretching or tearing of a ligament (connects one bone to another bone) or a joint capsule […]

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Summer of Sweat – Back to the Beginning

Summer of Sweat – Back to the Beginning

I’ve recently teamed up with Gatorade for their Summer of Sweat in order to keep myself on track.  Setting goals is one thing, but pushing yourself and staying on track is another, and in order to be in my best shape yet and condition for another upcoming hockey season, I have to stay focused and […]

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 […]

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