We have some exciting news to share. After several years in our studio at 111 Redpath Avenue, Nielsen Fitness headquarters is moving to a new, bigger and BETTER location (with plentiful free parking!).
Here we are - the first week back to school/work/reality for the fall season. As much as I love summer, I also really like September for the fresh new start it brings (not to mention perfect outdoor workout weather!). If you've been off the workout wagon for the summer months, now's the time to re-commit and get back on track.
Last Wednesday morning, Regional Manager Jess was hit by a car while riding her bike to see a client. She has a broken tailbone but is, thankfully, on the mend - thanks to the fact that she was wearing a helmet (the police officer on scene told me that if she hadn't been, the outcome would have been very different).
And on a much less-serious note, after spending the day and evening at the hospital with Jess on Wednesday, I (Poul) was down and out for 48 hours with the stomach flu.
It got me thinking about those weeks we all have where things go off the rails - including exercise plans. It can be frustrating when things like injuries and illness gets in the way of your fitness goals, but it happens to the best of us, and it's important to be gentle with yourself when it does. So that's what we're trying to do over here.
Here are some tips if you find yourself recovering from an accident or injury like Jess (or down-and-out with a nasty bug like yours truly).
As we always say, personal training isn't just for fitness models and bodybuilders. The vast majority of our clients are normal people looking to live their best and healthiest life. Recently, we've started capturing and sharing our clients' little (and some not-so-little) victories. We find it hugely motivating to track and celebrate these changes - and we hope you do too :)
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!