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With September here comes an increase in health and fitness awareness. Here are some tips to get you started right. We will be covering all these and more with our upcoming Body For Life starting Sept 22. Call the Iron Haven Gym in Alberton at 853-3421 for more info.

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With an aging population in North America there will be more health and fitness related issues concerning seniors at all fitness centers. One positive thing we are seeing at our gyms are the success and increases quality of life that comes from knee and hip replacements.

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With September fast approaching comes fall, ending vacations, school and a return to a schedule. This is always a time when many people take a look at their activity and fitness regime and sometimes amp it up a bit.

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In the world of business everyone is trying to sell you something. Some are great products or services that are well worth the money, others are of less value and may be a fad or a product of little use. It is up to you, the consumer to make the decision of which is which.

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When you don’t know how to do it, losing weight can be a daunting task. Months and months of deprivation to shed a few pounds only to have it all come back on when you go off your diet. Your diet itself may be the problem! Severe calorie restriction will cause weight loss but is seldom able …

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Here is a great program to start someone who has been training for awhile and wants to turn it up a notch. Its based on four to five days a week of training. In and out of the gym in 50-70 minutes. This workout will challenge you.

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It is a well known fact that most jobs now are not as labor intensive as they were in the past. This coupled with work around the house easier that years ago directly leads to a more sedentary lifestyle. Many people have less lean muscle mass that what is considered the average.

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When people first meet with me to discuss their training I always want to know what their goals are. The clearer vision they have of what they want to achieve the greater the chances of success. If someone can visualize where they want to be and has a strong desire to get there it will happe…

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It’s an amazing thing when you can actually take control, to a degree of your health and well being. Your lifestyle and habits will have a huge impact on your Body Mass Index (BMI), energy levels, strength, endurance and overall feeling of well being. If you want improvements in any of these…

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A frequently asked question in the gym industry is “What is the right age for kids to start weight training?“

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Everyone has different reasons for training and working out. I asked this question online on a couple of different sites and got alot of responses.

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When you are working out do you ever question or research what you are doing? There are virtually a never ending amount of training routines, exercises and theories at your fingertips on the internet. They all promise to get you in the best shape you have ever been in.

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Not all carbs are the same...There are three different types, Simple, fibrous and starchy. Simple carbs are the ones we all should be trying to limit. This is sugar, honey, maltodextrin, corn syrup, also called dextrose, sucrose, fructose, anything that ends in “ose”. Fructose is found in fr…

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We have had weeks of storms and weather not fit to travel in. It can be frustrating when you are on a roll with your training and seeing positive results to have to miss workouts. If you only miss a day it can me made up the following day, but if you get storm stayed at home for a few days h…

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While many forms of exercise come and go weight training has been around for centuries. Progressive weight training dates back to at least ancient Greece where legend has it that Milo trained by carrying newborn calve on his back every day until it was full grown. Another Greek, the physicia…

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