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ARX OMNI? What is that?

ARX OMNI? What does that mean? In short ARX stands for Adaptive Resistance Exercise. OMNI is a Latin prefix meaning “all”. Put it together and you have an exercise machine that ‘does-all’ & adapts to your personal strength…in real time.   In other words, you’ve never had a workout like this before. But is it safe for everyone to use? Where can you find it in Nova Scotia? OneUp Fitness: Downtown Halifax & Hammonds Plains Rd....

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Free Exercise Workshop

Free Exercise Workshop As we mentioned in our February newsletter we are hosting our second DIY (Do It Yourself) home exercise workshop. This hour long session will take you through 6 essential exercises that you can easily perform from the comfort of your home, office or ‘remote’ office (for the travelling professionals out there). Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 @ 7pm Location: OneUp Fitness Halifax Hosts: Personal trainers Quinn, Evan, Erin and Matt Cost:...

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Exercise, Body Fat & Sugar

Exercise, body fat, and sugar: how these three work together to fuel our busy lives: As a species we took an evolutionary gamble in the early days of our existence. We developed an organ more complex than any other species, our brain. The gamble came from the fact that this amazing organ needed a constant uninterrupted fuel supply in the form of sugar (glucose) in order for it to function to its full potential. More than ten thousand years ago, before we began cultivating...

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What does ‘Health’ mean?

This past year we’ve been discussing and writing about health and fitness in our province and what we can do to help our current situation. (1, 2, 3) What I’d like to do here is take a step back and ask “what is health? What does it mean to be healthy?” Merriam Webster defines it as: “the condition of being sound in body, mind, or spirit; especially :  freedom from physical disease or pain.” From their book titled “Body by...

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Family Turned Fit

A healthier Nova Scotia…and a Family Turned Fit. I’m often asked why I became a fitness professional and why I choose to work with the general population instead of athletes. So I’d love to share with you why I am so eager for a new model for fitness and, like Matt, continue to work towards our dream of a healthier Nova Scotia. Like many in rural Nova Scotia my father has done manual labor for much of his life. As a result, his body has been well used,...

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Strong Kids = Healthy Kids

Strong Kids = Health Kids: Teaching Children to Strength Train Children are often busy playing sports and playing games. They are FULL of energy and while keeping them active may not be a challenge, can they also benefit from a program designed to keep them strong? Undoubtedly, the answer is yes! Everyone always benefits from having stronger muscles. The most important factor with younger clients is not their age, size, or strength. What really matters is how well they can...

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