Tips for an Active Spring Break!

With many school systems across the country going into Spring Break, families are looking for ways to keep their kids active and engaged. Whether they are at home for the week or you decide to go on the road, there are many ways to incorporate fitness and fun into the break. Want to avoid hearing “I’m boooored!” and head off a week of “I don’t know what to do!”? Check out these fun activities you...Read more

How do you get back into the routine after the holidays?

A new year often brings about new goals and new beginnings … but it doesn’t always have to be about “new”. Quite often we have established good training programs and behaviours that are already working for us, but perhaps over the holidays things came up and we need a boost to get back on track. Holidays may mean that we’ve taken time off, relaxed our routines, had our routine thrown off by...Read more

Happy Holidays from SIRC!

The holidays are a time for friends, family, and the spirit of giving. Whether we are at school, work, or play we should remember to keep up our healthy eating and exercise habits. Studies have shown that more than half of all weight gained throughout the year occurs during the holiday season, so our healthy habits built during the year become even more important this time of year. Stay active...Read more

Recruit a friend! The benefits of a workout buddy
Sometimes motivating yourself to workout can be tough and even the most dedicated person has days where they would rather sit on the couch and watch a movie. That's why recruiting a workout buddy to join you in your chosen activity is one of the smartest moves you can make and may be the difference in whether or not you succeed in your goals. When you are first choosing a partner to train with,...Read more

Do fitness trackers live up to the hype?

If you want an easy and convenient way to keep track of your fitness or training goals, fitness trackers seem to be the way to do it. Availability and consistency are key factors in creating a new habit and since most fitness trackers are small and wearable, it’s virtually effortless to incorporate them into your training. Studies have shown that people have a tendency to overestimate how much...Read more

Staying Fit while Pregnant: Tips for a Safe Workout

For the majority of pregnant women (those without an underlying medical condition), regular physical activity is good for the both mother and baby, physically, mentally and socially. Women should aim to participate in some form of moderate intensity aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you weren’t a very active person before you were pregnant,...Read more

Online Group Workouts

Find it hard to get of your house and get exercise? Maybe you’re a new mother that finds it difficult to find time for physical activity , you think gym memberships are too pricey, or you simply have a busy lifestyle that doesn’t leave room for regular exercise. There is a new fitness trend emerging that allows you to squeeze in a workout with a fitness instructor from the comfort of your own...Read more

Fit in Fitness!

Everyone knows that physical activity is essential for your health and well-being – most of us have the desire to be more active but tend to get bogged down in the busyness of everyday life. While many people cite ‘lack of time’ to be the main culprit for sedentary lifestyles , studies have shown there are other factors that contribute such as a lack of motivation and enjoyment, negative...Read more

Entering the Positive World of Yoga

By Jessica Price Algonquin Sport Business Management student Yoga is an ancient tradition that focuses on breathing, simple mediation, and body posture. Today, yoga has become increasing popular because people use it as a means to good health and relaxation. With heart disease on the rise, and stress being one of the major contributors it is no wonder people are attracted to the holistic view of...Read more

National Health and Fitness Day

National Health and Fitness Day (NHFD) takes place on June 7, 2014 and is about involving local governments in increasing the physical activity of their communities in response to declining rates of physical activity and increasing rates of heart disease and obesity. The project was initiated by MP John Weston in the fall of 2012 to motivate and encourage Canadians into actively taking...Read more