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There is an abundance of fitness information at our fingertips. Fitness and wellness have exploded in recent years with a vast number of people involved in some activity to improve their health and ability. With this comes many myths. Here are a few and the actual facts.

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Winter is here along with the bitter cold and snow. No better time to give your local gym a try. For many people one of the largest obstacles is the intimidation factor. Images of everyone being super fit, and doing exercises and moves that the average person cannot do are common to someone …

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While 2017 turned out to be a banner year for West Prince, 2018 was slightly more subdued, despite the year starting out a little rough for the region.

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The group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently started a campaign in the Halifax area aimed at trying to get people to go vegan.

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Below are a few fitness quotes and thoughts that I have read, heard and picked up over the years. Perhaps you will see yourself in a few of them:

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This article rings true for anyone who wants to gain muscle and strength. Just about everyone can appreciate how getting stronger can make day to day tasks easier. Gaining muscle has so many more benefits than filling out a t-shirt. While moderate gains in both will come from just about any …

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Have any Gym goers on your Christmas Shopping list. Here are some great gift ideas for a fitness enthusiast.

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Want to get in some awesome workouts, still be training in a year and getting great results? Here are a few things that work for me.

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Hitting the gym and wondering which exercises are the most effective? The ones that yield the most results are the compound movements. Compound exercises work the muscles of a body part as a group rather than isolating one certain part of the muscle or muscle group. This applies for getting …

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There are certainly a significant number of international holidays that occur in November and December each year, but no more than at any other time of the year. For example, a great number of non-Canadian, non-Western, non-Christian holidays occur near Halloween, but this is interestingly n…

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Every year on the 11th month, on the 11th day, at the 11th hour, Canadians gather to remember the sacrifice of others.

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If one of your goals is to get in your best possible shape this fall you may have decided to join a gym. As with anything there are rules to follow to keep the gym operating smoothly and the members happy. Here are a few tips on how to make your training experience better in a commercial gym.

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Halloween is a time of superstition and folklore when an amazing number of trivial occurrences, once imagined, were signs of future good or bad luck. It was unlucky to open an umbrella in the house, to hang a picture over a door, to walk under a ladder, to kill a spider, or for a fisherman t…

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Had a great workout today. Had a very busy spring summer with a new baby in the family and managing and working at the businesses I am involved in. Never stopped training, but with things getting back to normal and routine, the training is definitely more progressive and the strength is going up.

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Schools have been back in session on PEI for almost two months now.

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It’s an interesting time for politics these days.

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I often meet up with seniors in my travels who will say to me “I wish I would have started exercising and weigh training when I was younger, I’m too old for that now.” My response is usually “you’re too old NOT to start.” I believe that the older we are the more important exercise is. It is …

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If the goal is to get leaner and lose body fat your best bet is metabolism building exercise and improving your nutritional intake.

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I remember the first time I visited the Canadian Potato Museum in O’Leary.

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You have been training for awhile and getting some great gains in strength and endurance. Gains come quick when you are injury free and can keep the intensity high. Then comes a dreaded injury. Can happen at work, play, training or just seem to come out of nowhere. Nothing puts the breaks on…

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When people think about the gym and what it offers the thoughts are usual physical. More strength, energy and less body fat. Improvements in speed and agility, better health. All great reasons to join and train but here are a few more.

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“On Friday, 17 January 1902, about noon or shortly after a shooting affray occurred at Alberton by which Archibald Graves lost his life at the hands of George Gillian. The tragedy was the outcome of ill feeling existing for some time between the two men. An inquest was held in the Alberton C…

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Seems like just about an even split in the gym. People will join for many reasons including they love training, they want the benefits, recreation, social, health etc. All great reasons to train. But I still hear from some people “I don’t want to get big”. Seems like for every person that we…

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Had a workout in Summerside today at our new Iron Haven Gym. On the drive back to Alberton I was reflecting on how far the gym industry and awareness of fitness and looking after ones self has come. When I started the original Iron Haven gym back in the 80’s with some close friends there wer…

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