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Jennifer’s Story

Posted by on 3:14 pm in Independence, Fitness, Healthy Aging, Personal Training, Strength Training, Wellness | 0 comments

Jennifer’s story: A client testimonial Our client Jennifer had just completed her 6th workout with us when she had this to say about how she already felt stronger and more independent as a result of her strength training at OneUp Fitness… Awesome Jennifer, keep up the great work! We’d love to hear your story too! Let Matt know if you’d like to share you experience with the OneUp community. You can easily reach him here –>...

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Get the most out of your vacation

Posted by on 11:39 am in Travel, Fitness, Healthy Aging, Pain Management, Personal Training, Strength Training, Wellness | 0 comments

Leaving on a jet plane One of my absolute favourite things to do is to travel. To see other countries and cultures; taste new foods; explore; hike; climb; shop; and play. I am super excited to say that in 8 days my wife and I will be boarding a plane to fly to Italy for 2 weeks! How fortunate are we!? My first taste of Europe happened last year when we visited Greece and I was completely blown away by its beauty and allure. I can only imagine what Italy has in store for us 🙂 As exciting and amazing as travel can be, it is not without...

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Menopause Seminar: Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Posted by on 7:44 pm in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Are hot flashes ruling your life? Nutrient density and exercise can help tame the flames. Join Matt Mombourquette of OneUp Fitness and Jill Haverstock, Nutrition Consultant at Santé for this informative workshop on how to redirect the fire of menopause into the most resilient time of your life. Find out how. We’ll share our tools with you. We are limited to 15 seats, register soon! –> Menopause seminar Registration Seminar will be held in Nova Spinal Care clinic on the second floor of the Sante Centre 50 Gary Martin Dr. Bedford...

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2017 ‘Kickstart’ Promotion

Posted by on 12:55 am in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Lean and strong. Who doesn’t aspire to look and feel lean and strong? What about sustained energy throughout the day, everyday? Better quality sleep, improved mood, improved blood sugar regulation, decrease or eliminate blood pressure or cholesterol medications…these are all achievable with the right approach to food and exercise. The biggest challenge to staying healthy that we hear from our clients? Time. Some of you may disagree, but most will relate. You have 24 hours per day to prioritize what is most important to you. Work,...

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Posted by on 9:12 pm in Menopause, Sleep, Fitness, Healthy Aging, Personal Training, Strength Training, Wellness | 0 comments

The link below is to an article titled “Strength training during menopause offers multiple benefits”. This is an excerpt from a guide by Barbara Bushman, PhD, Janice Clark Young, EdD and the America College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) entitled “Action Plan for Menopause” – 2005. Here are (some) of the key points from the article that came from their research. The bad news… “Lean body mass decreases by approximately 15 percent between the ages of 30 and 80” (*significant) “Almost a 30 percent...

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Partner Highlight: Afishionado Fishmongers

Posted by on 4:42 pm in Brain health, Memory, Fitness, Halifax Personal Trainers, Healthy Aging, Nutrition, Personal Training, Uncategorized, Weightloss, Wellness | 0 comments

At Afishionado Fishmongers we are passionate about sustainable fish and seafood and the incomparable health benefits it provides. Our soon-to-be launched FiT FiSH subscription program (available for pick up from either one of the OneUp Fitness locations Wednesdays) rounds out your nutritional needs with clean, lean, sustainable protein. OneUp Fitness and Afishionado are the perfect paring to ensure your fitness and nutritional needs are met.  I had the pleasure of working out with Erin in both locations just a few times so far and was blown...

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Strength training for young athletes

Posted by on 10:20 pm in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Physical performance is hinged on strength. The stronger our muscles are, the more we can do and the longer we can do it, plain and simple. The best way to get strong in a short period of time is to train hard, pushing our muscles to exhaustion. This has to be applied safely, particularly with people under 20. At OneUp Fitness that is what we specialize in, quick, hard workouts that maximise safety with our specialized protocol. This makes stronger muscles accessible to everyone. Whether you are 12 trying to make your triple A hockey team or...

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Partner Highlight: Parks Health Shop

Posted by on 7:12 pm in Healthy Aging, Nutrition, Personal Training, Strength Training, Wellness | 0 comments

At Parks Health Shop we are passionate about health and wellness. We believe true wellness requires a multi-faceted approach and that prevention is key to living well and aging well. As clients ourselves, we are confident recommending One Up Fitness to our customers. We recognize the multitude of benefits that resistance training provides. Maintaining bone density and muscle mass tops the list as it translates into injury prevention and independence as we age. Increased muscle also equals increased metabolism, which also assists with weight...

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How to build a healthy brain – Part 4: Stress management

Posted by on 2:28 pm in Stress management, Stress, Brain health, Healthy Aging, Personal Training, Wellness | 0 comments

How to build a healthy brain Part 4: Stress Management No matter how great your nutritional habits and exercise regime may be, if you aren’t practice good stress management techniques you will not achieve the health and fitness you are striving for. Un-managed stress will have negative affects on your your nutrition as well as your ability to recover from exercise and activity. It will also negatively impact your quality and quantity of your sleep and this can create a vicious circle. In addition, if your stress becomes chronic it can: raise...

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How to build a healthy brain – Part 3: Nutrition

Posted by on 11:39 pm in Brain health, Memory, Healthy Aging, Nutrition | 0 comments

How to build a healthy brain – Part 3: Nutrition In Part 1 we discussed how exercise can affect brain health and in part 2 we looked at the importance of sleep. Continuing our series on brain health we will be looking at a very important factor…nutrition. We decided to reach out to one of our colleagues in the field, Dr. Rosalyn Hayman, to discuss how nutrition affects our brains.   PROTECTING YOUR BRAIN HEALTH WITH NUTRITION Dr Rosalyn Hayman, B.Sc, ND The type of food and nutrients you’re eating, how much of it, and...

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