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ARX OMNI? What is that?

Posted by on 3:37 pm in Fitness, Halifax Personal Trainers, Personal Training, Strength Training, Uncategorized, Wellness | 0 comments

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. Come and test (and build) your...

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How to build a healthy brain – Part 2: Sleep

Posted by on 6:52 pm in Sleep, Brain health, Memory, Fitness, Halifax Personal Trainers, Healthy Aging, Personal Training, Strength Training, Wellness | 0 comments

How to build a healthy brain – Part 2: Sleep In my last post I discussed some very interesting and promising evidence supporting the significant ‘brain boosts’ that come from regular exercise and activity. This evidence supports the idea that brain health markers improve when performing semi-regular (one or two sessions per week), intense workouts; and that resistance training is emerging as the preferred method for such training. There also seems to be a lot of benefits to moderate intensity activities like hiking, skating,...

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Partner Highlight – Summit Spa

Posted by on 7:21 pm in Fitness, Halifax Personal Trainers, Healthy Aging, Personal Training, Strength Training, Weightloss, Wellness | 0 comments

Susan Alward – Owner Summit Spa As the owner of The Summit-Skin Care & Hair Removal I know that great skin health is not created by external factors alone. A healthy and fit lifestyle plays a huge part. Owning your own business or any other very busy work/home life means time for fitness can be hard to carve into an over-crammed schedule. I personally love what One Up Fitness has to offer to keep me fit. A total departure from a regular gym. It is private, professional and totally focused on fitness. Their unique approach to fitness...

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How to Build a Healthy Brain – Part 1: Exercise

Posted by on 5:01 pm in Brain health, Memory, Fitness, Halifax Personal Trainers, Healthy Aging, Strength Training | 0 comments

How to build a healthy brain – Part 1: Exercise I believe that there are 4 pillars to building a healthy brain; they are sleep, nutrition, stress management and exercise. Each is equally important and dependent on the success of the other categories to achieve optimal brain function. If one pillar is lagging, it will negatively impact the others. For example, if you sleep really well and have your exercise nailed down, but you still eat fast food and don’t manage your stress properly, you shouldn’t expect that your brain fog...

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Free Exercise Workshop

Posted by on 7:04 pm in Fitness, Halifax Personal Trainers, Healthy Aging, Personal Training, Strength Training, Wellness | 0 comments

Strength training at home or on the road This hour long session will take you through some essential exercises that you can easily perform from the comfort of your home, office or a remote office (for the travelling professionals out there). Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2016 @ 7pm Location: OneUp Fitness – Halifax Hosts: Personal trainers Quinn, Evan, and Erin Cost: This workshop is free all we ask in return is that you tell a friend or colleague about us. A referral is the best compliment! Register soon, only 10 spaces available!...

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Erin Murphy – Personal Trainer/Kinesiologist

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Erin Murphy – Personal Trainer/Kinesiologist

“Erin is an energetic, Acadia University graduate who grew up in a small town in Gros Morne National Park, Newfoundland. A lifetime involvement in sports, primarily hockey and volleyball and a passion for fitness is what brought Erin to Nova Scotia to study Kinesiology. Erin fell in love with Nova Scotia and it’s people, this is why she is with us today. While studying at Acadia University for four years, Erin’s interest in health & wellness blossomed when she learned what life was like in Acadia’s Kinesiology...

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Don’t Beat Yourself Up – Tips on Consistency

Posted by on 11:17 am in Fitness, Halifax Personal Trainers, Personal Training, Strength Training, Weightloss, Wellness | 0 comments

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 Back extension Triceps Pressdown Pushups All of the exercises were...

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Free Exercise Workshop

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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: Free Register soon, only 10 spaces available! Register Here OneUp...

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What are you training for?

Posted by on 6:55 pm in Fitness, Halifax Personal Trainers, Healthy Aging, Personal Training, Strength Training, Wellness | 0 comments

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 to continue training. One of the most impactful responses that...

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Upcoming Workshop: Wednesday, March 16th

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

Our last workshop was a big hit! We had a great turnout and great participation from everyone who came out. As a result we will be hosting a follow up workshop in March, details below. Where: OneUp Fitness Halifax When: Wednesday, March 16th @ 7pm Who: Your OneUp Fitness team What: A “Do it Yourself” workshop teaching participants how to safely and effectively train at home or on the road while they travel. COME PREPARED TO DO SOME EXERCISE. There are only 10 available spots so it is best to register before we fill up. You can...

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