How to save $1487.03 and lose more fat

The average treadmill costs about $1500. If you LOVE to run, then this may be of value to you. If you have the ROOM for this monstrosity, then this may make sense to you. If fat loss is NOT your goal, then fill yer boots, go ahead and drop $1500+ on this machine. The majority … Continued

Jump Rope – Why did we ever stop?

Did you jump rope as a kid? Of course you did. We all did. Why did we ever stop? The benefits of jump rope are long and list worthy…   Easier on the joints than running, especially when you do a double foot jump you distribute your weight on BOTH feet versus just one foot. … Continued

Challenge Jump Rope – Learning to Skip

Jumping rope is an excellent way to burn fat IF you know how to skip. If you don’t, it can be frustrating and the only thing that gets a workout is your patience. Like anything, jumping rope takes practice and it’s not quite as easy as it looks. It’s such an elementary move, often people … Continued

Challenge Jump Rope – Tips to Jump Rope Injury Free

I’m a skippin’ fool and I want to make you one too. Here are five reasons you need to add jump rope to your workout routine: Here I am doing double unders for Craig Ballantyne’s follow along videos. 1.  More effective for fat loss – burn up to 19 calories a minute 2.  Easier on … Continued

Short (Sweet?) and Intense: The Metabolic Mayhem Way

I have a guest post and workout today from a good friend of mine, Ben Teal… I am a self-proclaimed runner. Well, even that might be taking it a step too far. I’m more of an adventure racer. I’m not that great at the running part; I’m not going to break any land speed records. … Continued

Hardcore to the Core

This is a hard core dude. You’ve met him on the blog before. His name is Travis Stoetzel. We did a head to head challenge on the TRX. If you have a suspension trainer, this is a great challenge. What you’ll do is as many low rows as possible, rest one minute and then go … Continued

Weighted Vest Challenge

What’s it like to train with some extra weight? I used a weighted vest for the workout below to get a feel for it. I found that it was EXTRA challenging and I feel for anyone that has a bit of weight to lose. I want to encourage you keep at your workouts, adding exercise … Continued

Time to Celebrate Workouts

This is an awesome week: to my American friends, Happy Independence Day this week to you and to my fellow Canadians, I hope you have a fabulous Canada Day July 1st. I feel so fortunate that I live in Canada and have opportunity to travel a great deal in the USA, sort of my second … Continued

Can’t Go Wrong Abs

To be honest, I don’t do a lot of ‘abs’ in isolation. I prefer to work my core by doing squats and burpees and push ups and all that fun stuff. I think that too many people focus on ‘abs’ and miss the entire point. If you’re training correctly, with intense metabolically demanding exercises, then … Continued

Volunteer Workout ;)

So much lost…. Calgary has NEVER been declared a state of emergency due to flooding, but this spring has been an exception. A team of boot camp clients and friends got together yesterday to head to one of the evacuation areas here. We went equipped with rubber boots, gloves, cleaning supplies and elbow grease. Holy … Continued

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