Member Highlight – Peter Raposo

“I suddenly realized I was doing all kinds of things wrong…but they put me back on track.” When Peter joined us he had no knowledge of weightlifting at all. Being a runner he did a few exercises at the gym but didn’t get much result compared to at where he is now. Peter is learning more and more every workout and it doesn’t stop! We are changing to a new angle, exercise or way of optimizing his workouts to be [...]

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Member Highlight – Joanna Tiffin

“Injuries that were holding me back are no longer!” Joanna came to Link with the goal of getting stronger, improving her energy and to fix nagging past injuries. She used to struggle with knee and shoulder issues limiting activities like snowboarding and dance. She found the education of the trainers at Link a crucial part of the process to allow her to improve on areas that have been problematic. During her training, she began to develop a better feeling [...]

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Common Causes of Neck Pain & 1 Real Solution

Over 80% of North Americans will suffer from neck pain in their lifetime. Our necks are susceptible to injury of the muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. By being aware of our posture, performing regular stretching and strengthening exercises, and treatments, together we can prevent and alleviate neck pain. At LINK, our goal is to treat the underlying cause of neck pain and the associated symptoms. Common causes of neck pain Neck pain from texting or using the computer for too long Waking up with horrible neck pain [...]

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4 Reasons Why Your Struggling with Constipation & Easy Solutions!

Often clients complain about how clean they eat but still experience mild gastrointestinal distress. You may be eating gluten, dairy, soy, corn, nightshade free, but still experience constipation or other gastrointestinal distress. Learn how to overcome constipation naturally. Other symptoms of gastrointestinal malfunction may be gas bloating headache burping reflux neck, shoulder, middle and lower back pain fatigue after eating abdominal distension constant hunger bowel irregularity muscle and joint aches  These symptoms are not part of normal digestion. If you experience any of these symptoms, try ruling out the causes below: 1. Dehydration Dry [...]

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Finally Beat Sugar Cravings!

Sugar is an extraordinarily destructive substance that tends to be overconsumed by most people. Sugar is a highly addictive substance that plays a pivotal role in the development of many of the devastating illnesses we fear most, namely heart disease, cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer’s, just to name a few. Granted the body does need trace amounts of sugar to function, but the average Canadian is eating sugar by the pound, not the molecule. Some estimates put the average adult [...]

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Are Your Injuries a Result of Chronic Stress?

The one thing that so often prevents an athlete from reaching their next level of performance is an injury. Yet, many athletes are constantly injured season after season. Many more seem to be nursing that bum knee or weak ankle. Healing an injury 100% involves a lot more than exercise rehab and anti-inflammatory drugs. Making sure all injuries stay at bay is a stress level and nutrition matter. You do not just wake up one day with a sore knee [...]

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Calorie-restricted Diets Don’t Work

Calorie-restricted diets don’t work if you want to lose weight permanently. Most people have tried some kind of fad diet, by cutting calories. With over 5,000 diet books to choose from, each claiming the fastest way to success, why isn’t everybody on the same program? You don’t have to starve yourself, spend hours on the elliptical or punish yourself for hours at the gym. If you eat the right food and supplement the right amount of nutrients for your body, excess [...]

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Member Highlight – Chuck Galea

“Improving my overall health and lifestyle, being able to grow up with my kids and play with my kids is very important to me” Chuck searched out other gyms in the area but found none were as comprehensive as Link. When he came in for his initial assessment. Chuck quickly found out that Link was interested in learning about his current fitness level and pinpointing the best solution to get to his goals, NOT just telling him what to do [...]

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New to Working Out? DO NOT Make These Common Mistakes!

Most people we see want to drop x% of body fat and look good naked. Guess what? Your posture is half the battle. A good trainer will be able to help you achieve your goal, but should also be able to identify, as well as modify exercises and correct structural imbalances to avoid potential injury. When a muscle becomes locked short and tight, the antagonist (opposite) muscle often becomes locked long and weak. For example, in the common slouching in front [...]

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TMJ & Chronic Joint Pain – A Common Correlation

The above is the homunculus representation of how our brain is unevenly distributed to different body parts.  The bigger the body part represented, the more processing our brain dedicates to those regions.  For example, the hand is very large compared to the arm; that is because we need way more brain power to control all the fine motor movements of our hand then just doing bicep curls with our arms. The TMJ (temporomandibular joint), which you can see, it takes [...]

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