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Exercise In This HOT Weather? You Bet, Just Be Careful!

Training In Heat TipsIn Victoria we're used to having awesome weather.  In fact, we can be smug about it and will often take almost any opportunity we get to share pictures of our good fortune with the less fortunate suffering through yet another snowstorm or thunder shower anywhere east of the ocean around our Island.  But, lately, we've been experiencing slightly more than our normal amount of beautiful, hot sunny days.  In fact, we've even been shattering records that have been around for over 100 years!  It's not that we don't LOVE it, but it can cause some concern for those not used to exercising outside in the heat this early in the year.  So, with that in mind, we'd like to offer some hints, tips and advice to keep you safe and healthy during your outdoor exercise.

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Be Wary Of The Internet And Those Fitness Apps!

There's An App For ThatI've been offering Personal Training options and Outdoor Boot Camps in the Victoria area for over 8 years and with the great weather and outdoor locations many more fitness companies have joined the ranks offering all kinds of ways to get fit.  When I started Alter Ego Fitness Experience, there were maybe 10 similar (outdoor boot camp style) companies in the Greater Victoria area.  Now, 8 years later, a quick Google search will reveal that there are probably closer to 40 or 50 companies competing for the same clients.  This is nothing but a win-win for you, the client, or is it?

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Recipe – Pomegranate & Avocado Salsa

Pomegranate Avocado SalsaI don't know about you but I really LOVE holiday parties!  They're usually full of great company, lots of laughs and some great tasting foods!  This is one of my favorite "go to" holiday potluck dinner party recipes.  Just in time for the upcoming "party season", I wanted to share this delightful recipe with you!

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Outdoor Boot Camp VS Gym Machine Workout!

Alter Ego Fitness - Group ClassI recently had a discussion with a Personal Training client on the benefits of doing an outdoor boot camp class versus a gym workout with machines.  It was interesting to hear their perspective on the perceived benefits, and drawbacks, for each of those options.  Based on those comments, I believe now would be a prudent and appropriate time for me to share a bit of my passion and knowledge.

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There Is No Wagon!

Red WagonWhen a client has a "slip" or fails to stick with a planned course of action regarding their fitness and/or nutrition, they may often say that they've simply "fallen off the wagon" and will then promise to re-commit to a healthier lifestyle. The "wagon", in this scenario, symbolizes their perceived standard of where they think they "should be". The concept is that, as long as there IS a wagon there's also the possibility of either being on it or off it. The truth is, when it comes to your health and fitness, there is no wagon!

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