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Should You Worry About Overtraining With Vitality Fitness Bootcamp?

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One problem that new members sometimes have, or worry about, is overtraining. That’s a condition where you essentially exercise beyond your body’s limits, and suffer physically and mentally as a result.

Generally speaking, overtraining is something that occurs months or years into your fitness routine, and isn’t usually a worry for beginners or intermediate-level athletes. However, it’s a good idea for anyone who works out regularly to know the signs of overtraining..

Jack of All Trades, Master of None: Why Variety Isn’t That Important

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Variety or muscle confusion is touted as the be all and end all for seeing results, and marketed as the pillar of an effective exercise program.  Infomercials and magazines are constantly adding hype to this concept, and convincing consumers that throwing as much variety as possible at your body to “always
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Top 4 Reasons Why You Need Carbs

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They can be a simple thing to understand if you get the complex rules behind it all.   Okay, that was a lame play on words. But really, it’s true. Carbs are not that hard to understand and properly incorporate into your diet, provided you understand how important carbs are, and
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The 5 Hardest Things About Getting Into Shape

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By now, you already know that getting into shape isn’t easy. If you don’t know this from personal experience, you’ve probably figured it out because every Calgary gym, magazine, and website seems to remind you on a weekly basis.

But, what is it that makes it so tough to get fit and lose a few extra pounds? From our experience, here are the five biggest roadblocks:

Fitness Isn’t an Activity, It’s a Lifestyle

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Here at Calgary’s Fitness Boot Camp, we have often found that people lose lots of weight, get stronger, and generally become fit when they come to one important realization: that fitness isn’t an activity or project, but a lifestyle that you undertake. Why does that make such a big difference? Because
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5 Things That Stop Calgarians From Getting Into Shape

Three Workout Mistakes That Slow Metabolism - Vitality Fitness - Boot Camp Calgary

Generally speaking, you run into two different types of people: the ones who are in shape, or are in the process of getting into shape, and the ones who talk about it quite frequently but never seem to hit their goals. Why is that? Given that health and fitness are such
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Protein and 4 reasons why you need more of it

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You’ve seen it everywhere. Magazines, the food guide, and blogs all over the internet. Everyone says you need more and more protein. In fact, protein is usually emphasized more than carbs and fats. Why is that? So let’s start with what protein actually is. Protein is made of amino acids. There
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Why is Fun Such a Big Part of Calgary Fitness Bootcamp?

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If you go online looking for the best place to get in shape in Calgary, you’re going to find lots of websites, lots of information about counting calories, state-of-the-art equipment, advanced weight-training machines, and so much more. What you won’t find, however, is a focus on having fun.   Why is
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Eat More Food to Lose Fat

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In an industry that promotes restriction, deprivation, and calorie cutting, its no wonder people think they need to eat less to lose more.  The health, fitness, and diet industries are notorious for promoting unsustainable and unrealistic diet plans that will no doubt have detrimental effects on your metabolism in the future.
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