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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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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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