Here’s how to start working out again after a break

Here’s a little secret of mine about being a personal trainer: Despite fitness being at the centre of my world, I’m a fairly unimpressive physical specimen. I’m not particularly strong, not exceptionally fast, not genetically gifted in any way. In fact, I’m not even that hard of a worker in the gym. One thing I … Read more

Stretching has legitimate benefits – they’re just not the ones you assume

Stretching may be more key to recovery than performance, personal trainer Paul Landini writes.Cat London For me one of the major take-aways of the COVID-19 pandemic is that reaching a consensus among industry professionals is about as easy as climbing the CN Tower blindfolded and with one hand tied behind your back. Nowadays even basic … Read more

Forget the slogans and be sensible when resistance training

“No pain, no gain.” “Go hard or go home.” “Train insane or remain the same.” The number of stupid clichés in the fitness world is almost endless. While their intent is to inspire, I’ve yet to meet a single soul who felt uplifted or encouraged by these baseless platitudes. Instead, what happens is the exact … Read more