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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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4 Nutrition Myths That Keep You Stuck

4 Nutrition Myths That Keep You Stuck - Vitality Fitness Calgary

There is so much misleading, and downright incorrect information out there about nutrition and weight loss. With the evolution of the Internet and the information age, nutrition information is at our fingertips. While we are drowning in information, we are starving for wisdom. Everywhere you turn, whether it is a blog,
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Reducing the Costs of Eating Healthy

Healthy Food

In today’s era of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and steroid-enhanced cows, chickens, sheep, and other animals, eating healthy and natural can be difficult. First of all, organic produce and naturally fed protein can simply be difficult to track down. Secondly, if you are able to find quality meat and produce, they
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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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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

Fitness Concept

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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How to Turn Your New Year’s Resolutions Into a Reality

People exercising

Surveys show that more than a third of all Canadians list fitness goals (like losing weight or running a 5K) as their top New Year’s resolution, each and every January. And yet, the simple fact that it’s such a common resolution to make means that most of us aren’t actually taking action on
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How to Approach New Year’s Resolutions


The New Year is always an interesting time in our industry. You see it all. Whether it be new products, new systems, new methods, new advice,  or people writing on facebook about their goals and resolutions. Speaking of facebook, I saw an interesting post by a well known and respected trainer
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Stop Obsessing About the Scale

the scale lies

There are always two sides to everything. Something can either be a tool to help you move forward, or a destructive obstacle that gets in your way every time. The same can be said for the dreaded weight ‘scale’. The scale, like all things, is a tool. And it’s only one
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How many calories should I eat?

calories measurement

This is one of the most common questions I get, and the answer on this one is this: it depends. Calories are a far better way to measure your nutrition over portion sizes for many reasons. The main reason is that with calories you are dealing with specific numbers and exact
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