Strength Training vs. The Menstrual Cycle: What Do We Know?

By Angie Hurley, CSCS, Cat(c) It’s no secret. During a woman’s reproductive years, her hormones can sometimes make her feel like a completely different person physically, mentally and emotionally, from week to week. Despite this fact, the way in which women’s hormones affect strength training, and vice versa, has not been very closely examined.  Some

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Pinto Bean Beet Burgers

Julia’s Favourite Plant-Based Burger

By Julia Howard, RHN, MPH The goal of many new vegans and plant-based eaters is to find and master the perfect bean burger. I had yet to achieve this goal, until recently. When I saw that America’s Test Kitchen had published their amazing Vegan for Everybody cookbook, I knew they would have a no-fail bean

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Take Your Golf Game from Subpar to Under Par with this Secret… The Gym!

By Angie Hurley, CSCS, CAT(C) For the last 2 decades, top golfers have been taking golf from game to sport. Starting with Tiger Woods, and currently with Rory McIlroy, golfers have been advancing their skills, and their game on the greens, by working hard in the gym. Golf is a Complicated Sport Golf requires a

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Mobility Exercises for Desk Dwellers: Exercises for the Office or Cubicle

By Angie Hurley, CSCS, CAT(C) Desk dwellers often experience work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) due to sustained postures and repetitive motions (NIOSH, 1997). Fifty percent of all work-related MSDs involve the back, neck, shoulders, and upper limbs (Collins, Van Rensburg, & Patricios, 2011). Some common MSDs include back pain, muscle strains, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, rotator

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Barbell Squats

5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Workout

By Angie Hurley, CSCS, CAT(C) Do you always get the most out of your workout? Stress levels, previous injuries, and lack of consistency/overall fitness can impact our capacity for particular exercises or workouts. Sometimes we need a few reminders to keep us centred on our goals. Here are 5 tips to get the most out

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