Tuesday, 31 July 2012

BC Day is coming!

This weekend is our BC Day! There are so many activities around our beautiful city. Honda Celebration of Light, Vancouver Pride 2012, and Japanese Festival to name a few. On top of that, Fitness Grace is offering half price promotion to help BC residents get in shape! Act NOW and take control of your health!


Sunday, 29 July 2012

5 Reasons Why Dynamic Is Better than Static Stretching

I think both stretching methods have its own merits.  I use dynamic stretching as part of warm-up routine and static stretching as part of cool-down routine.

5 Reasons Why Dynamic Is Better than Static Stretching

Monday, 23 July 2012

Water and Weight Loss

This is so true. Sometimes when I feel hungry, I drink water to make sure that it is not due to dehydration or it is just an excuse;-).

Water and Weight Loss

Thursday, 19 July 2012

I had a client walking into my gym yesterday and absolutely refused to do any strength training for that particular reason. Even when I pointed at myself asking her whether she would think I am bulky! It is absolutely unfounded!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

A while ago,  I shared an article about New York mayor attempted to reduce the size of the average soda portion which generated lots of debates.  Here is an article about the after effect on a ban on the use of trans fats in New York City restaurants enforced 5 years ago.

NYC's fat ban paying off - CNN.com

Sunday, 15 July 2012

We must understand that we are responsible for our own destiny and must let go of any thoughts of blaming anything outside of ourselves for who we are. It's never to late to change.

Friday, 13 July 2012

You can't out train a bad diet!

Check this out!  It clearly illustrates that you can't out train a bad diet!  Most people have no idea the time and effort needed to burn off the calories consumed in a matter of few minutes even seconds!


Wednesday, 11 July 2012

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
- Lao Tzu

Please think about how that applies to your life, and your goals.  In my opinion,  it applies to all aspects of our life, whether it is health and wellness,  career or relationship.  It takes one step at a time.  Consistency is the key.  Let's keep moving, physically, mentally and spiritually.

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

For anyone who is looking for a better health, but can't seem to quite get there, I'd like to post some questions: What are your worries in pursuit of good health? What is your biggest challenge? What is your biggest fear? I'd love to hear what is real for you.

For a lot of people, struggling with the extra weight is a very emotional and frustrating experience. Often time, it is this very emotion stopping them from moving towards their goals and dreams. We need to explore and acknowledge those emotions first. So let's share them because your are not alone!

Sunday, 8 July 2012

IT Band Stretch - More Pressure

This time place the left leg on top of the right so that your feet do not touch the ground at all. Progress to this particular version only after being able to handle the previous position without a problem.

The same principle applies to all muscle stretches using foam rollers.  Please feel free to ask questions or give comments.

Thursday, 5 July 2012

Foam Rollers to stretch IT Band

IT band tightness is a common problem.  So I will use this as an example to illustrate how to use the form rollers.

Roll from the pelvis down the outside of the leg. DO NOT roll onto the knee itself. Use your left leg to control the amount of pressure.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Never Count Calories? THINK AGAIN.

1) 1 out of 10 people do NOT know how many calories they need to maintain their weight
2) Most people think they eat less than they actually do (20-50% on average)
3) People who track what they eat at least 5 days a week lose twice as much weight as those who don't
4) People who track what they eat regularly maintain weight loss better

As you can see, tracking has proven to help people manage their weight.  It's essential if your goal is to lose weight.  You can't manage what you don't see or measure - so keep tracking.
We’re all succeeding right now in terms of what is or is not showing up in our life.

How? We’ve successfully placed ourselves/lives exactly where we are in this moment. Wherever you are right now and how you perceive it to be, you’ve succeeded at creating this current reality. 

I would even go further stating that this applies on how you perceive your current and future weight!