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How to Choose a Protein Powder

This is one of the leading questions we hear at Vitality Fitness. Not only what brand of protein should someone use, but what type of protein. There are so many brands and different types of protein, so it is hard not to be confused when making the choice. Protein Powder is
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Why We All Need Carbs

There are many myths, and much misinformation surrounding carbohydrates. We all need carbohydrates in our diet, and to varying degrees, depending on the individual. Cutting out and drastically reducing carbohydrates, as is advocated by many diet books and programs is both unsustainable and unhealthy. Carbohydrates are our bodies’ primary fuel and
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3 Fitness Myths You Should Stop Believing

I really think the health and fitness takes the cake. I have yet to come across an industry that has so much conflicting, misleading, misinterpreted, and downright wrong information. Our industry is like a big game of telephone. If you recall playing telephone as a kid, you can remember that the message
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6 Nutrition Mistakes We All Make

As you may know, getting a handle on your nutrition is extremely important for weight loss, improving energy, and enhancing overall health. It is one of the most challenging things to change, as we have developed eating habits over a lifetime without any need for change. And it doesn’t make it
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Why the Scale Shouldn’t Be your #1 Focus

Why the Scale Shouldn’t Be your #1 Focus - Vitality Fitness - Fitness Classes Calgary

Do you step on your scale to check in with yourself on a daily basis? Are you overly concerned about that number you’re seeing on the scale every evening? If so, you should know that there are many reasons why an obsessive focus on your scale can be quite unhealthy. At
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Squat Demonstration for Athletic Training

As we discussed in the flexibility article a few weeks ago, flexibility training is a very underutilized , yet critical part, of a healthy and fit lifestyle. Having the ability to move your muscles through a full range of motion will not only prevent injury, but will also increase your strength
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Flexibility – Why it’s so important


How much should I stretch? Stretching, flexibility, mobility, etc are one and the same, yet a very overlooked area of most fitness programs. One of the main causes of injury is a lack of flexibility – particularly in the hamstrings, lower back, quadriceps, hip flexors, pec major and minor, anterior deltoids,
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So what about Crossfit?

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So one question we get from a lot of our Calgary bootcamp clients is, what is Crossfit and how does it differ from our bootcamp at Vitality Fitness? Both are group training, yet they differ significantly. Here are 3 ways in which Crossfit is different from our bootcamp at Vitality Fitness
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Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe?


Carbohydrates: Friend or Foe? Carbohydrates are one of most controversial foods in our industry. Just about everyone has an opinion on whether or not carbs are your friend or your foe. If you are engaged in any sort of physical activity, especially the high intensity variety like the ones at our
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What to do When Your Fitness Plan Stalls

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Did you start out January with the goal of getting fit, but find that you couldn’t keep your fitness and diet routine up long enough to get the results you’re hoping for? If so, don’t worry – you definitely aren’t alone. Studies show that most people don’t even make a real attempt to
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