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3 Common Myths and Misconceptions about Pregnancy and Exercise - When it comes to exercising during pregnancy, it turns out that as a society we were wrong about a lot. You likely know people who hold many beliefs that are considered now to be outdated and you may still hold some of them yourself. As a facility that has many members who will perhaps one […]
Do You Still Need Cardio If You Lift Weights? Do You Still Need Cardio If You Lift Weights? - The short answer is yes. The long answer is that it can depend based on what type of lifting you are doing and what your current lifestyle is like. And while everyone is different and everyone’s priorities are different, cardio is not something that should be ignored. The importance of cardio Aerobic or cardiovascular exercise […]
Intermittent Fasting Intermittent Fasting, what’s the hype? - Intermittent fasting is a form of time-restricted eating that has been popularized in the last several years, most notably as a method for losing weight. It’s grown so much in popularity that you probably know someone doing it right now or who has done it in the past. But what is it and does it […]
5 Ways to Stay Happily Motivated to Reach Your Fitness Goals 5 Ways to Stay Happily Motivated to Reach Your Fitness Goals - Let’s make 2021 the year we stop shaming ourselves into action. How many times have you decided today will be the day you make a change and then at the first sign of an obstacle or a waning in motivation you throw your hands up in defeat? Or perhaps a year-long pandemic sidetracks you and […]
Why you’re never too old to start lifting weights Why you’re never too old to start lifting weights - Have you ever had the thought of “lifting weights isn’t for me” before? Perhaps you think it’s too intense for someone of your age, size or experience; however, this is all just one big misconception. Benefits of resistance training include: Improved Bone density and Muscle Quality Bone density is a measure of how strong your […]
4 Healthy Habits Aside from Diet and Exercise 4 Healthy Habits Aside from Diet and Exercise - While regular exercise and proper nutrition are important for our health and well-being, there are so many, often overlooked, behaviours that also contribute to feeling and looking great. The 5 habits that don’t include diet and exercise are: Sleeping at the same time every night While this may be challenging for those who work in […]
Exercise Snacking What is “Exercise Snacking” and is it right for you? - When you think of snacks, what comes to mind? It’s just a small meal that you possibly have multiple times throughout the day. Well, the concept of exercise snacking is exactly that! Exercise snacking means splitting up exercise into smaller bite-size pieces and spread it out throughout the day, rather than just focusing on exercise […]
Gift Ideas for Fitness Enthusiasts 2020 gift ideas for fitness enthusiasts - For some, 2020 has been about developing healthy habits while for others it may have been a year to pause and take some time to focus on other areas of their life. With the gift giving season just around the corner you may want to surprise your loved ones with a gift to align with […]
How does exercise affect our immune system? - One of the most important things we can focus on in 2020 is supporting our immune systems. With both COVID-19 and the flu season upon us, it’s more important now than ever to tend to habits that will help us in the long term. Exercise has been historically seen as an immune system suppressant, but […]
Exercising with a mask? Try these tips for success. Exercising with a mask? Try these tips for success. - Exercising with a mask may come with a learning curve, but we want to help you stay healthy while maximizing the safety and comfort of your fellow MOVATI members and staff. If you’re finding it difficult to adjust to the new protocol, try the following tips: Choose steady state workout options High intensity workouts are […]
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