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Training For LIFE

Written by Evan on

Everyone has their own mentality about working out, for some it is the highlight of their day, while for others, it is something that just needs to get done to obtain/maintain good health. For most people, though, especially when first starting out, exercise will likely generate more negative thoughts than positive. This seems to be […]

What Is Good Nutrition?

Written by Evan on

If you ask a hundred different people what “good” or “healthy” eating means, you’ll likely get a hundred different answers! For some, it would mean focusing on eating more protein and less carbohydrates; for others, it would mean cutting back on sugary desserts; increasing fruit and vegetable intake; reducing saturated fats; limiting processed foods…or a […]

The Progress Checklist

Written by Evan on

We have all been there, the same weight that felt light as a feather last week, feels like a tonne at the next workout; the 2 km on the rower that you once breezed through, now takes everything you got to finish. Perhaps you were making dramatic progress with your body composition goal and now […]

3 Reasons Why All Hockey Players Should Strength Train

Written by Eric on

Hockey is a non-stop battle, where athletes must possess enough motor coordination to hit with precision, enough explosive strength for executing powerful hits, and enough stamina to outlast the competition. With high aerobic and anaerobic demands hockey is a sport that requires its athletes to have well-developed structural strength for success. 1. Better Acceleration and Agility  Strength […]

Working Out Doesn’t Interest Me

Written by Kurtis on

Do you find yourself wondering why you would join a gym or a fitness program if you aren’t currently interested in working out? That is a completely normal feeling and one I can totally empathize with – that would be like me joining a class or program doing something I didn’t enjoy or wasn’t interested […]

10 Reasons Children Should Exercise

Written by Eric on

With physical activity among children decreasing by the day here are 10 reasons why children should exercise: Exercise helps kids achieve and maintain a healthy body weight. Regular physical activity helps build and maintain strong, healthy muscles, bones and joints. Exercise aids in the development of important interpersonal skills. Exercise improves the quality of sleep. […]

Time

Written by Eric on

Do you find yourself saying ‘I keep buying takeout because I don’t have time to cook a meal at home’ or do you say ‘I’d love to start working out but I don’t have time’?  Over 90% of population seems to say this. Chances are if you took a long hard look at how you manage […]

No Experience Necessary

Written by Evan on

When you think about the Muscle Hut, what comes to mind? ‘The place where they lift all those heavy weights.’ ‘That’s where they flip those BIG tractor tires.’ ‘I’d like to start working out there, but I don’t have enough experience with weight training.’ The truth is, I have heard all of these statements before, […]

Youth Fitness

Written by Eric on

Youth fitness has steadily declined over the past decade and childhood obesity is at an all time high. Our younger generations are facing a severe and growing health crisis as they move away from physical activity and towards anything with a screen. Computer, television and electronic game screens have captivated our youth and fast food […]

Improving Your Deadlift – One Step at a Time

Written by Evan on

The deadlift is arguably THE best exercise you can perform to develop total body strength. Not only that, but it is one of the most functional movements that you can perform. How many times per week will you have to pick something up off the ground? For example, lifting boxes in the workplace, helping a […]