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Saturday Group Fitness Bootcamp in Burnaby

Starting in March come join us now on Saturday mornings at Capitol Hill Athletics in Burnaby for a invigorating fitness class. All fitness levels are welcome – beginner to advanced as we provide exercise options for various levels.

In the fitness classes we focus on cardio training, strength training to improve muscle strength and tone, as well as core strength.

There is a warm-up and a cool-down stretch at the end to leave you feeling refreshed and ready to conquer your day!

We offer discounted Personal Training Rates to all class participants.

Please email us to sign up for this upcoming round of fitness classes! Everyone is welcome

Starts: Saturday March 5 2016 8am; 5 weeks $75

Everyone is welcome Contact us to register

Location: Capitol Hill Athletics 5605 Hastings St. Burnaby

See also our Wednesday Bootcamps

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Christmas Gift Certificate

 ~Give the Gift of Health & Fitness~

Exercise for Stress Management

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Harvard Medical School – Applying exercise to ones lifestyle counters anxiety and releases stress.

….”The mental benefits of aerobic exercise have a neurochemical basis. Exercise reduces levels of the body’s stress hormones, such as adrenaline and cortisol. It also stimulates the production of endorphins, chemicals in the brain that are the body’s natural painkillers and mood elevators. Endorphins are responsible for the “runner’s high” and for the feelings of relaxation and optimism that accompany many hard workouts — or, at least, the hot shower after your exercise is over.” Read full article – Exercising to Relax

“...When you’re stressed you forget things...” – Huffington Post Read full article How Does Exercise Reduce Stress”

Gift Certificates can be purchased for yourself or as a gift:

(Special pricing; must be paid in full by Dec 25th)

– 2 Session $125 

– 3 Sessions $175

– 5 Sessions $300

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Workout Tips to Lose Weight

Workout Tips to Lose Weight

Image from Torontocaribbean.com

Image from Torontocaribbean.com

Losing weight requires effort, diligence, and persistence. Often time’s people expect to see results but they’re not following the right steps. My career as a fitness professional is greatly rewarding when I see clients busting through plateaus, hearing how energetic and alive they feel while losing the weight they don’t need.

Follow these 5 tips closely and you too will be on the road to losing weight.






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What Stress and High Fat Meals Do to Your Metabolism

I came across a great article this morning about how stress affects  weight gain. This article explains the physiology that takes place after stressed vs. non-stressed women eat a meal.

My hope is that you will use the knowledge to empower yourself in making healthier food choices all the time, and especially after a stressful day/event.

stress and high fat meals

Image from Science Daily July 14 2014

“Researchers questioned study participants about the previous day’s stressors before giving them a meal consisting of 930 calories and 60 grams of fat. The scientists then measured their metabolic rate — how long it took the women to burn calories and fat — and took measures of blood sugar, triglycerides, insulin and the stress hormone cortisol.”

“On average, the women in the study who reported one or more stressors during the previous 24 hours burned 104 fewer calories than non-stressed women in the seven hours after eating the high-fat meal — a difference that could result in weight gain of almost 11 pounds in one year.”

Read more: Science Daily: Stress and High Fat Meals Combine to Slow Metabolism in Women



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A Condiment That May Be Harming Your Kids

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Image courtesty of designtoimprovelife.dk

As a kid, I recall I used to put ketchup on EVERYTHING – like most kids I am sure. I still know many people who put Ketchup on EVERYTHING, why not – it’s tomatoes right? WRONG, upon looking at the nutrition information for tomatoes, there are 15 calories in 1 whole medium size tomato, and about 3g of carbohydrates. Where as nutrition information for ketchup is 15 calories PER tablespoon, along with almost 200mg of sodium and 3g of sugar! So to put it into perspective, the average person would use about 4 tablespoons of ketchup – whether dipping or drizzling over food, this amounts to an added 60 calories on your meal, and thats the good news… the bad news is it adds another 700mg of sodium to your meal AND 14g of sugar – that’s MORE sugar than 1 halloween size box of Smarties!

Other foods high in Sodium


Over the weekend, I was able to get my hands on some NO Salt Ketchup. This is a much better version for not only yourselves but also for your kids as it significantly reduces the amount of sodium from 200mg to 5mg  Calorie count is the same, as is the sugar so it still tastes like the regular ketchup!

No salt Ketchup

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