It’s that time of year again. The most common New Year’s resolution for Canadians is to get fit. Unfortunately, the vast majority do not succeed. Here’s some practical advice for making your fitness resolutions stick – once and for all – in 2015.
With the holiday season in full swing, here are our favourite gift items for the at-home fitness buff on your list:
Proper form is so important when exercising - not only to ensure you're maximizing the benefit of your workout but also to prevent injury.
In this short (2.5 minute) video, Nielsen Fitness owner Poul Nielsen outlines three of the most common workout mistakes, why they're harmful, and how to avoid them.
1. You’re at home! The convenience of not having to travel is incredibly valuable – you save on time, energy, and stress by not having to commute to and from the gym. Clients also tell us that they like the convenience of being able to get ready for work at home after a training session, instead of hauling all their shower gear to the gym and back, or paying for overnight lockers. What’s more is that you no longer have to worry about forgetting something at home – iPod, gloves, towel, water bottle – they are all right there, right when you need them.
It may be intimidating, but having your measurements taken is an important metric for tracking your progress. One of the many dials on the dashboard to speak.
Here are my thoughts on the subject of measurements and why they're important.
Hope you enjoyed my two cents, I’d love to hear what you think, and what you would like to hear more about.
Poul Nielsen is the owner and operator of Nielsen Fitness, Toronto's leading team of in-home personal trainers. He has 16 years' experience in the fitness industry and has taught courses in Fitness and Lifestyle Management at George Brown College.
In addition to exercise (obviously), he loves spending time with his family, playing the guitar, strong coffee - and dark chocolate!