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This Week’s Workout | Personal Trainer

22 Jul

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Seriously guys, exercise is fun!

Hello CBC listeners and random people who stumbled onto this blog!

Welcome to ‘This Week’s Workout,’ where I attempt to find an exercise program that will not only whip my butt into shape, but hopefully motivate you to try something fun and new.

This blog will have:

  • My fitness results.
  • Links to the lovely woman who is training me.
  • Pretty embarrassing pictures of me doing squats.
  • New songs on ‘The Great Canadian Cardio Playlist’ that I have compiled with links to buy them from iTunes.

You can click on the button below to hear ‘This Week’s Workout’ that aired on CBC Radio. Then keep reading!

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THE WORKOUT

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This Week’s Workout | TRX

15 Jul
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My torturer, Niki Aron of TRX Train Station in Toronto

Hello CBC listeners and random people who stumbled onto this blog!

Welcome to ‘This Week’s Workout,’ where I attempt to find an exercise program that will not only whip my butt into shape, but hopefully motivate you to try something fun and new.

This blog will have:

  • My fitness results.
  • Links to the lovely woman who is training me.
  • Pretty embarrassing pictures of my sweaty, mascara dripping face.
  • New songs on ‘The Great Canadian Cardio Playlist’ that I have compiled with links to buy them from iTunes.

You can click on the button below to hear ‘This Week’s Workout’ that aired on CBC Radio. Then keep reading!

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THE WORKOUT

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This Week’s Workout | Smart Phone Apps

8 Jul
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This is my ‘exercise’ face!

Hey Canada! (And anyone else who stumbled upon this…)

Welcome to ‘This Week’s Workout’ – a new fitness series on CBC Radio 1. Each week I attempt to do a new kind of exercise to see what motivates me and helps kick my butt into workout mode. This blog will have:

  • My fitness results.
  • Links to the apps I’m using.
  • Links to the people who are training me.
  • Pretty embarrassing pictures of my back fat.
  • ‘The Great Canadian Cardio Playlist’ that I have compiled with links to the songs so you can get them on Itunes.

Click below to play episode 1 of ‘This Week’s Workout’ that aired on CBC Radio 1. While you’re listening, scroll down for more info details on my week!

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THE PHYSICAL

The YMCA treadmill told me to consult a doctor before starting a new exercise regime, so  I went to see Dr. Kathy Van Zeyl , a naturopathic doctor who specializes in sports medicine and clinical nutrition at the Davisville Health Clinic in Toronto.

Dr. Van Zeyl gave me a clean bill of health, though my blood pressure is a little low. Yay! More salt for me!

She also calculated my Body Mass Index and Waist to Hip Ratio, which is a good way to figure out if your weight is a healthy number for your height and age. Turns out I’m within a healthy range, but because I’ve gained 15 pounds in the last 2 years, she figures my metabolism is slowing down (I’m 43) and I need to do more exercise to stay healthy.

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A visual representation of my metabolism.

Dr. Van Zeyl also took my measurements. Which was a rather sobering experience.

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