Author: Roberto

October 13, 2018 Roberto No comments exist

  There is currently an information overload that contains a lot of false information. People tend to read one article or follow one media outlet and believe everything they say. We need to become better fact checkers. Research based articles will say fruits, vegetables, lean protein, sleep, and exercise for longevity while another magazine is endorsing…

July 19, 2018 Roberto No comments exist

  There any many variables that don’t get accounted for when it comes to fat loss, especially if you’re a women. Yay hormones. But sleep and stress tend to be factors that we may have more control over, unless you’re Elon Musk and running three companies while trying to save the world. The difference in…

July 1, 2018 Roberto No comments exist

THE PROBLEM Many people come in with a certain belief or mind-set that certain foods or food groups are evil. People that are scared to eat certain foods, usually carbs, in the fear of gaining weight.  Or believing that every food they had to eat was “clean” or else they become some sort of impure…

July 1, 2018 Roberto No comments exist

  I remember seeing a guy at the Western Rec Centre who slowly lifted his shorts and flexed his quads in front of the gym mirror. He shook his head in disappointment, and proceeded to squat more. I thought it was hilarious and still think about it from time to time. I hope that guy…

May 30, 2018 Roberto No comments exist

  If you don’t like the way a certain food tastes then you’re more than likely not going to eat it again. If you don’t like someone then you probably won’t be spending too much time with them. Hopefully, anyway. You won’t like everyone and everything you interact with. The same goes with different forms…

May 3, 2018 Roberto No comments exist

No one is perfectly balanced when it comes to muscles and that’s totally fine. It only becomes a problem when your muscular imbalances alter the way you move or cause you chronic pain. Many trainers and physios see the same reoccurring muscular imbalances from desk jobs: tight hip flexors, inhibited/ weak glutes, hunched posture (poor…

April 30, 2018 Roberto 1 comment

  I like to think that in home training was once my “thing”. I loved it because it forced me to be creative and work with what I had. You would be surprised by how many pieces of furniture can act as makeshift gym equipment. Sometimes all you need is a sturdy desk, or chair, and…

March 25, 2018 Roberto No comments exist

An all too common question from female clients, unfortunately. And a fair question considering the old school fitness regimens that preach 2 pound pink dumbbells and the current internet information overload. The biggest fear and misconception that stops women from lifting weights is getting “bulky” which in itself is a broad term and could have different meaning…

February 10, 2018 Roberto No comments exist

THE BASICS Reverse lunges are a great exercise for every occasion when done properly. They can be utilized in any training program whether you’re looking to get stronger, gain muscle, or lose weight. It is also a single leg exercise so it forces you to use your stabilizer and “core muscles”.  Why the reverse lunge…