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Fitness. Down to a Science

Halifax Personal Trainers

Don’t Beat Yourself Up – Tips on Consistency

Don’t Beat Yourself Up – Tips on Consistency I’d like to share with you all one of my more recent workouts. I performed an impromptu, 15 minute, full body session with Quinn in our Halifax location. I wasn’t feeling particularly energetic or enthusiastic about the workout going into it, and this would be my first session in roughly 10 days. My 15 minute workout was as follows: ARX Pull Down (performed on ARX OMNI) ARX Squat ARX Chest Press MedX Lower...

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What are you training for?

What are you training for? In my experience the most common responses to this question are often ‘to lose weight’, ‘to gain muscle mass’, ‘to improve my race time’, ‘to look better in a bathing suit’, etc. There is nothing wrong with these goals and sometimes they serve as a powerful intrinsic motivator to remain consistent with your exercise regime. They shouldn’t however, be our sole indicator for success or motivation...

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Just Lift Weights

Weight Lifting our way to a healthier Nova Scotia Although personal trainers are relatively new on the health care scene, our focus on wellness and prevention is extremely important for the future of health care. Our society has grown accustomed to counting on the health care system as a safety net and, as such, it is becoming less and less secure. Dr. Doug McGuff, author of Body by Science, has written a new book called The Primal Prescription. It provides a fairly...

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Matt Mombourquette – Personal Trainer / Partner

Matt is an award winning personal trainer. His interest in fitness and health started at a young age leading him to a degree in Kinesiology from Dalhousie University. His passion for exercise, nutrition, and leading a healthy lifestyle has led him to a career in personal fitness coaching. Matt joined One to One Wellness in 2007 and is now the senior trainer and business partner at OneUp Fitness. Matt has successfully coached thousands of fitness sessions throughout his...

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Quinn Van den Heuvel – Personal Trainer / Kinesiologist

Quinn is a small town kid with a big heart. Being part of a family that nurtured a love for sport and physical fitness, he developed a passion for training and its relation to sport performance. He began his fitness journey training with highland games and ex-CFL athletes as a way to excel in his chosen sports (hockey and basketball.) Eventually he found himself in the Kinesiology program at Dalhousie University where he developed interests in muscle physiology, body image...

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Evan Snow – Personal Trainer / Kinesiologist

Evan is a very enthusiastic, kind and caring coach who has a deep passion for health and fitness. He graduated from Dalhousie University in 2014 with a BSc. majoring in Kinesiology. Since then he’s made it his mission, to plant his knowledge of health and fitness within his clients, attempting to get people to think differently about exercise and, specifically, strength training. Evan instructs his clients to focus more on the subjective experience of their workouts; the...

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