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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Not Getting Results in the Gym and Always Injured? Your Eyes Maybe to Blame!

We are multisensory individuals, meaning that we don’t just depend on our physical body to coordinate movements, but rather that coordination is dependent on the quality of the information from multiple systems and sensors. Most commonly people try and improve movement by training someone to move better, or by “releasing” tight areas of the body, even certified trainers and therapists do this as it is standard protocol. If our inability to move well is due to the lack of integration between these [...]

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Six Ways to Prevent Shoulder Injuries

Are you hunched over all day? Do you have rounded shoulders? Suffering from neck and shoulder pain? Most of the population spend their days internally rotated, going to the gym to work chest and back, neglecting the small but essential rotator cuff muscles that keep their shoulder girdle in balance. When the external rotators are neglected, shoulder problems can arise and the prime movers will shut down when under high tension, and you may experience a sharp pain in the [...]

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Acetylcholine & Your Health

Of the major neurotransmitters, acetylcholine just might be the most important from a muscle building standpoint. As a major neurotransmitter of the autonomic nervous system, acetylcholine helps to stimulate muscle growth by controlling the contraction of skeletal muscle.[5] If looking to build big, strong, metabolically-active muscles, acetylcholine production is a necessity. The first neurotransmitter to be discovered acetylcholine has major roles in the peripheral nervous system (PNS), among which include muscle contraction and heart rate modulation. Acetylcholine also plays a major [...]

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Leptin Resistance – The Vicious Cycle

  When starting a diet, have you ever wondered why hunger and cravings suddenly skyrocket? Obviously, a reduced food intake leads to these sensations, but the actual root cause can be attributed to two key hunger hormones… People often cite insulin as the major hormone behind body composition, and while this has some truth, insulin is only one of many key hormones playing a role in: regulation, weight loss, obesity, and weight management Instead, the culprits are in fact, ‘leptin’, and its partner in crime, ‘ghrelin’. Leptin will be the topic of today’s article – ghrelin [...]

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The Hunger Hormone – Ghrelin

In a previous article, we discussed the key hormone leptin as it relates to hunger, weight gain and dietary adherence. Leptin is classed as the ‘good’ hunger hormone that, when functioning normally, helps to control energy intake, hunger and overeating.  In contrast, ‘ghrelin’ is often classed as the ‘bad’ hunger hormone, linked with increased hunger and poor dietary adherence. Ghrelin is produced in the stomach and the levels produced are dependent on many factors including fed state (e.g. when you ate [...]

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Member Highlight – Brad Buset

“My experience with Link has been fantastic!…I’m able to live an active lifestyle with my family.” During his workouts, Brad has gotten leaner dropping 6% body fat while getting and feeling stronger! He also feels better about his movements and how he moves through the world boosting his confidence. The mornings used to be a drag until Brad started his routine and now feels so much better when he gets up in the morning and after his morning workouts. The ultimate [...]

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