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Reebok hosts CrossFit Games Open event today in Milton

- February 26th, 2015

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As the Reebok CrossFit Games season gets underway today, Reebok has just announced it will be hosting Open events in Milton, Ont., Montreal, Ottawa, Vancouver and Calgary.

Here are the details:

 Reebok Canada announces it will sponsor five events across the country in celebration of the Reebok CrossFit OPEN, the first round of qualifications for the 2015 Reebok CrossFit Games held in Carson, California. The first event is taking place today at Reebok CrossFit FirePower, located at 705 Nipissing Rd, Milton, ON, L9T 4Z5.

The OPEN is a series of five CrossFit workouts released online on www.games.crossfit.com, which Reebok will live-stream from an affiliate CrossFit box (gym) every Thursday, starting today, and for the next four weeks. The following Saturdays, Reebok invites registered participants, aged 13 to 60+, to perform their weekly OPEN workout alongside international celebrity CrossFit athletes, and earn prizes for declaring their personal goals for this year’s competition on www.reeboktraining.ca.

The events will be open to the public to view at no charge. 

Reebok CrossFit FirePower Kids
705 Nipissing Rd, Milton, ON, L9T 4Z5
(905) 864-9941
 
LIVE WOD ANNOUNCEMENT EVENT – THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 26TH, 2015, 8PM EST
COMPETITION EVENT – SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 28TH, 2015, 9AM – 5PM

Jillian Michaels coming to Canada

- February 28th, 2014
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Jillian Michaels is going to be making some lucky Canadians sweat next week.

The tough-love trainer of Biggest Loser reality TV fame will be in Alberta, Ontario and Nova Scotia from Monday to Wednesday.

Here’s the press release with all the details …

The Muffin Top Myth

- October 8th, 2013

(Note: This guest post is courtesy Dr. Luke Michael Howard of www.ReveLUKEtion.com.)

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The best way to lose your muffin top is with a consistent, progressive exercise program. (Stock art)

If there’s one thing that really irks me, it’s seeing people led astray by the Muffin Top Myth.

These well-meaning folks devote time and effort under a faulty premise that gets them zero results.

And I get fired up!

I know that when you put your valuable time and energy into a fitness program, you deserve to see nothing less than amazing results. That’s my commitment to all of my clients, and is something that I am truly passionate about.

You can see why I’d get so upset when I see people working hard without getting results.

So what’s this Muffin Top Myth?

The belief that doing a magical ab exercise will shrink and flatten your waist, and will rid you of a muffin top.

Sorry, there’s no such magical ab exercise.

In fact, all of the magical ab exercises in the world won’t make a dent in your muffin top, as long as you continue with your current, unhealthy lifestyle.

The true belly-shrinking magic is found in improving your diet and exercise routine to promote fat loss from your entire body, including—but not limited to—your midsection.

Here’s how to really get rid of that muffin top:

Shrink Your Belly Tip #1: Stop Eating Processed Foods

Everyone loves a good shortcut, right? Depends on where that shortcut takes you.

From now on I want you to think of processed foods as a shortcut to belly fat.

I wouldn’t be surprised if future studies prove that the over-processing, chemical additives and high fructose corn syrup that are pumped into processed foods specifically adds fat around your belly.

If you want to shrink your belly then stay away from sugars, sodas, chemically altered fats, processed, packaged, fried and preserved foods.

Shrink Your Belly Tip #2: Eat Fresh, Whole Foods

Once you’ve cut the processed foods out of your diet, fill in the void with lots of fresh foods like:

  • Green vegetables
  • Whole, organic, seasonal fruits
  • Lean, hormone-free, high quality meats
  • Colorful organic veggies
  • Nuts and seeds

I know this list of foods may seem boring at first, but if you stick with it long enough, you’ll grow to love the tantalizing flavors of real food.

When your diet is filled with the foods listed above, your body will quickly shed pounds and lean out.

Shrink Your Belly Tip #3: Do Challenging Exercise 

The absolute best way to lose your muffin top forever is with a consistent, progressive exercise program.

  • Consistent: You should be exercising 3-5 times each week.
  • Progressive: For truly awesome results, keep your body guessing with new exercises and increasing intensity.

My exercise programs are specifically crafted to get you into the best shape of your life, and I’m fanatically passionate about seeing you meet your goal.

I’d love to hear from you! Call or email today to get started.

Dr. Luke Michael Howard

Email: drluke@reveluketion.com

Phone: 613-878-5874

Web: www.ReveLUKEtion.com

How to get sexy legs

- October 4th, 2013

(Note: This guest post is courtesy Dr. Luke Michael Howard of www.ReveLUKEtion.com.)

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Squats work your glutes, hips and thighs all in one shot. (Stock art)

5 Simple Exercises For Sculpted & Toned Legs

Are you self-conscious about your legs?

Do you dread the thought of we aring shorts-let alone a swimsuit?

Maybe you think your calves are too skinny or you hate that your thighs rub together and your buns jiggle when you walk.

Whatever you don’t like about your legs, it isn’t going to fix itself. So how can you fix it? Include strength training for your lower body in your regular routine.

To sculpt and tone your legs, try the following five exercises two to three times a week and see the difference they make. You’ll be showing off those legs in no time.

#1: The Lunge
Arguably the best leg exercise, the lunge works pretty much every leg muscle as well as your buttocks. There are many variations to the simple lunge, but to do the basic lunge, stand up straight and tighten your core.

Step forward several feet with your right foot, landing heel first. Bend your right and left leg down until both legs are bent at 90 degrees (never more) and your left knee is about an inch above the fl oor. Make sure your knee doesn’t extend further than your toes. Keep your body upright and work to keep your balance by not wobbling from side to side. Lift your body up and bring your hips forward until you’re standing straight again. Then repeat, lunging forward with your left foot.

#2: The Squat
Perhaps the second-best full-leg workout is the squat. This powerhouse of an exercise works your glutes, hips and thighs all in one shot.

Here’s how to do a beginner’s squat. Stand between two chairs (if needed for balance). Place your feet shoulder-width apart. Keeping your back straight, chest up, and core tight, squat down like you’re going to sit in a chair. Bend at the knees until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Hold this position, and then stand back up. Repeat without resting.

#3: The Mountain Climber
This leg exercise mimics the movement of climbing a steep mountain. The faster you climb (move your legs) the more of a cardio workout you’ll get as well.

Get in a push-up position: hands and toes on the floor holding up your body. Holding in your abs, lift your right foot, bringing your right knee toward your chest. Tap the floor with your right foot then extend your leg back to starting position. Then lift your left leg, bring your left knee up toward your chest and tap the floor. Return to starting position. Repeat right, left, right, left for 20 repetitions.

#4: The Step-Up
Step-ups are great because they mimic movements you perform on a daily basis. This exercise works your legs and gets your heart pumping. When you do this exercise you can hold a dumbbell in each hand to increase resistance. In addition, you’ll need some sort of step. This could be a bottom stair, sturdy box, or low stable chair.

Step up with your right foot, and then bring your left foot up. Step back down so both feet are on the floor. Then repeat, s tepping up first with your left foot. Continue doing this 20 times.

#5: The Carving Curtsy
A little more complicated but worth the effort, the carving curtsy works the abs, buttocks, and legs (including your inner thighs).

To do the carving curtsy, stand up straight with your arms bent and hands by your chest. Lunge back and to the right with your left leg so your left foot lands behind your right foot and to the right of your body. Bend both knees to a 90-degree angle like you’re performing a curtsy.

Swing your left arm forward and up and your right arm back by your side. Then stand up straight, lifting your left knee out to the side, and tap your left knee with your left hand. Do 20 reps on each leg, and then switch sides.

A solid strength training routine will tone your legs, lift your buns, strengthen your core, and will result in healthy weight loss.

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If you’re ready to begin your body transformation then feel free to reach out to me. Email or call to get started today.

Dr. Luke Michael HowardEmail: drluke@reveluketion.com

Phone: 613-878-5874

Web: www.ReveLUKEtion.com

Color Run debuts in London

- August 7th, 2013

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I haven’t experienced the exhilaration of The Color Run or any other similar “paint races” currently trending throughout North America and overseas.

But I gotta admit it looks like fun — if you don’t mind having your whites blasted with a rainbow of coloured powder as you run five kilometres through the streets of your town.

I’m thinking “free dye job.” What would my greying goatee look like in magenta? Or indigo?

Anyhoo, this blog certainly supports any event that puts so much stock into health and happiness.

The Color Run hits London, Ont., on Aug. 17.

Here’s the press release issued today …

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 7, 2013

The Color Run™ debuts in London
The “Happiest 5k on the Planet” plans for thousands this month 

TORONTO – The hugely popular The Color Run™, the single largest event series in the United States, will debut in London, Ontario on Saturday, August 17. The event will be held at the Western Fair District (856 Florence Street, London) and will begin at 9 a.m. Registration for the event is open for teams and individual runners.

TCR_logoWith no official race winner or times, The Color Run celebrates health, happiness and individuality. Runners of all ages, sizes and fitness levels participate in the run, beginning at the start line with all-white clothing and finishing covered in a rainbow of colors. Each kilometre, a different shade of powder fills the air covering runners. By the time the finish line is reached, the air and runners are filled with vivid color combinations. Over 60% of ‘Color Runners’, as participants are called, are first-time 5k runners and participate as a celebration and capstone of their healthy living accomplishments.

The Color Run is all about having fun and healthy living, while giving back to local charities,” said Travis Snyder, founder of The Color Run. “The event brings the community together and creates energy so positive it’s contagious. Our mantra is ‘Be Happy. Be Healthy. Be You’.

The Color Run London is proud to be partnering with local charitable organizations Tara Boom Houston Children’s Foundation and One Run.

As a small but mighty charity we’re delighted to be working with The Color Run here in London,” said Sheri and Scott Houston, founders of Tara Boom Houston Children’s Foundation. “This exciting partnership will assist us to provide unique and direct financial support to families here in southwestern Ontario.”

The Color Run and One Run both have similar attributes by encouraging healthy and active living,” said Justin Tiseo, organizer of One Run. “Both organizations demonstrate this through the aspects of fun and getting involved. It’s a natural partnership between two great organizations, striving to make a difference.”

Since its debut in January 2012, participation for The Color Run has exploded with more than 1.5 million ‘likes’ on Facebook. Last year The Color Run visited more than 50 cities with more than 600,000 participants. This year, the run will launch more than 100 events with an estimated 1 million participants.

Following the London event, The Color Run will also take place in Ottawa, ON on Saturday, August 25 and Vancouver, BC on Saturday, September 14.  Solo runner/walker cost is $50 (early entry fee). Team runners and walkers cost is $45. Children under the age of five are free. To register, or for more details, please visit: www.thecolorrun.com/canada.

Twitter:       TheColorRun
Facebook:  The Color Run
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About The Color Run™
The Color Run is the largest event series in the United States and the first of its kind. Travis Snyder founded the 5k paint race event series in 2012, creating a new genre of running event. The Color Run celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality, bringing the community together to create a five-kilometre canvas of colorful fun. For more on The Color Run, visit www.thecolorrun.com or watch this video. The color run has been featured on Today, O: The Oprah Magazine, MSNBC, USA Today Travel, The Wall Street Journal, CNN and many more. To view additional press on the Color Run please click here.

The Color Run is an IMG Event.