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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How to Find the Right Personal Trainer in Toronto for an Affordable Cost

Here’s How To Find A Great Personal Trainer In Toronto For An Affordable Cost So, you have finally decided to get into great shape by utilizing the services of a fitness coach or a personal trainer. Congrats! Great decision! Individual training truly works. This is a critical time in your life that you will one day look back on and be proud of, especially when the results start to pour in. However, finding the right trainer at an affordable cost may be a [...]

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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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A Terrible Way to Lose Weight

We talk to people every day who have been struggling for years to lose weight and just can’t seem to make it happen. Most have tried every diet you can think of and have beaten up their bodies so badly with exercise routines, they are walking in our door with all kinds of injuries. I hear about really high-intensity workouts, that end with you laying on the floor gasping for air. Then being so sore for the next few days that [...]

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Success Story – Joey Martel

“Almost a year ago I couldn’t walk without a cane…literally hobbling around…6 months after that I came to Link I can move around pain-free and take back my life!” Joey came with a debilitating back injury that forced him to use a cane to walk around and left him missing out on life experiences like road trips, sports and socializing with friends. After months of trying it all from physiotherapist, chiropractors, athletic trainers and more he felt stuck depressed and hopeless. [...]

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Success Story – Dave Mcleod

“My health increased tremendously…my back pain is gone… the arthritis in my hip had gone away…in general I am much healthier.” When Dave first came to Link he was immediately impressed while working out on his own for the past 8 months, Dave wasn’t quite seeing the results he was looking for and dealing with some nagging aches and pain in his hip and low back. Within his first four months, Dave has learned how to workout with a better technique [...]

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Success Story – Jacky Arminen

“I look forward to coming here every day…it’s improved my life, energy, overall I am a happier person!” When a friend suggested to Jacky that she should come by Link and give our programs a try she was hesitant. Like many new people looking to get healthier, lose fat and gain energy Jacky had many questions, will this be the right fit for me? Is it only for guys? What if it doesn’t work? After spending a short time in her [...]

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Green Tea: Does it deserve the hype?

Green Tea: Does it deserve the hype? A little background Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water, with the awareness of the extensive benefits of tea existing for centuries by Asian communities. Green tea fermentation is inhibited through rapid steaming of the leaves, with the final product containing naturally occurring flavonoids and caffeine. Through the manufacturing process of no fermentation, green tea preserves high quantities of a sub-group of flavonoids: the catechin polyphenols. Epigallocatechin gallate [...]

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Calorie Cycling 101

Calorie Cycling is a great way to become stronger and lose body fat whilst also enjoying the foods you love and having the energy to push yourself in the gym. How does Calorie Cycling work? In order to reduce body fat, we need to average a reduction in calories. This can come in the form of moving more ‘burning calories’ or reducing your calorie intake. In order to train effectively and intensely enough to initiate muscle growth, we need to have enough [...]

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ABC’s to Feeling Better

A blog post by John Foulkes, OPC (Dipl.), Registered Psychotherapist Still not achieving your health goals, stuck in a vicious circle of starting and stopping?   Can’t seem to shake a general feeling of sadness or unhappiness?  Overwhelmed and feeling stuck in your life?    If this describes you, no doubt your state of mind and happiness are potentially being hijacked by stress, frustration, and what can feel like utter confusion at times. With life throwing so many curve balls it makes sense that you’re feeling overwhelmed and [...]

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