The Top 3 BEST Lunge Variations

Lunges are often overlooked and poorly executed, but when done properly and added to a program they can help you lose more body fat and eliminate back pain! FRONT FOOT ELEVATED CABLE  Elevating the front foot de-loads the quad. Great for people who have a range of motion and strength issues. Coaching Tip – Have the handle in the opposite hand as the leg that is forward FRONT HEEL ELEVATED  (WEDGE) Elevating the front leg allows for a greater distance the leg can travel emphasizing [...]

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The Top 3 BEST Chest Press Exercises

When it comes to chest training most people opt-in for bench pressing, as the movement allows the trainee to use higher loads in a compound movement. While pressing can be a good exercise for the chest it is important to look at a few factors to optimize your training and prevent injuries. Upper Chest (Clavicular) Coaching Tip – Focus on a lower arm position and adducting your arm towards your clavicle. (Low to a high position) Middle Chest (Sternal)  Coaching Tip – Focus on [...]

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The Top 3 BEST Glute Exercises

When it comes to glute training most people opt-in for a variety of banded isolation exercises or frog pumps. The reality is you must look at the anatomy and function of the glutes and select exercises and emphasize the execution that will help you develop the best glutes and do it pain-free! This article will explain 3 exercises which target the glutes in the “short” range where the area of most opportunity is and where so many people miss! Barbell RDL with [...]

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Posture Tips: How To Ease Aches and Pains At Work

We have this question asked often by clients who have aches & pains. (It’s a common question we often get asked about posture)… “Brad, I’ve recently had Repetitive Strain Injury from work and although I’ve been given a wrist rest for when I’m on the computer, I still seem to suffer from bad posture. What would help improve my posture at work??…’  – Clare, 49, Danforth A lot of people underestimate the power of great posture and the advantages it can provide [...]

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Top 5 Tips to Prevent Running Injuries This Season

Wear Appropriate Footwear The best running footwear is often a confusing topic for many amateur runners. In simple terms the type of footwear can vary based on foot type and style of running. For example, a long distance runner with large pronation (foot turning inwards) will need a shoe with increased rear cushioning and an insole which can support the inner part of the foot. Although footwear can be very much individual based on the above, a simple home check [...]

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Fix Your Breakfast, Fix your Life

Low on Energy In the Morning?   Need an Afternoon Nap?   No Energy for Your Workouts?   Do you Skip Breakfast?   Reality is breakfast is the most commonly skipped meals of the day and this can create havoc for your overall energy and mood.   Excuses range from “I don’t have an appetite in the morning”, “I don’t have time” to “I can’t eat meat for breakfast”.   For most people, breakfast should be the largest meal of the day.   Here are a few reasons why you should [...]

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Success Story – Pip Dwyer

“It’s Amazing, it Really Does Transform Your Whole Body, I am Stronger Than I Have Ever Been!” Before training at Link, Pip was spending endless hours on cardio machines and had never lifted a weight. After a few months of running and cardio Pip began to get hip & low back pain and felt weak in her core. This was affecting how she carried herself, her work and most importantly how she felt about herself. Fed up with her past routine and [...]

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Is Stress Holding You Back?

One of the major factors in being able to move forward with weight loss or building a physique is being able to manage other areas of your life effectively.  When we work with clients we don’t simply work with them on Training and Nutrition. We work with the person as a whole. Click Here to get help with your stress and back on track towards a fitter life Here are 5 Steps that you can use daily, weekly, monthly or whenever you feel [...]

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Avoid this PAINFUL mistake in the gym

The hamstrings are very important muscles that keep you active, help in running and also decrease low back pain and stiffness!   Most people who go to the gym and train their hamstring by jumping in a machine and mashing out 10 or 12 reps before moving on to the next exercise.   This is the worse thing to do. The hamstrings cross two joints, the knee and the hip. If there is an issue with strength in the knee you get knee [...]

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Success Story – Priyaa Prasad

“I know that it’s helping me get physically fitter, stronger and I am super excited for the changes to come!” Priyaa has not only lost weight in her journey but best yet has got back to moving more improving her daily energy levels which helps with a sedentary job! Moving, feeling better and reducing stiffness and energy. “The staff and coaches are extremely knowledgeable and friendly, they make you feel great about yourself – like a family. If you come in [...]

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