Fitness News & Tips

Too Old to Use What?

Exercise Equipment Doesn’t Come with Age Limits Stop – in the name of age? Believe it or not, some mature adults are discouraged from working out by well-meaning people using old stereotypes like these: “Put that thing down before you hurt yourself.” “No, that...

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Are You Hungry?

When you find yourself reaching for a candy bar—WAIT! Are you really even hungry? Or are you simply eating out of habit? Next time you find yourself gravitating toward a junk food fix do a short burst of physical activity instead. A dozen jumping jacks, a 30 second...

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The Gym Can Help Your Golf Game!

Increase Protein for Accelerated Fat Burn Want even more fat loss? Studies continue to prove that diets with high in protein encourage more fat loss than diets high in carbohydrates. Each of your snacks and meals should be built around a centrepiece of high quality,...

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Degrees Of Change

True change happens in degrees, not in one fell swoop. This is a relief when you realise that you have miles to go on your goals. There is no need to attempt all of the change at once – simply nudge yourself in the right direction each and every day and maintain the...

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Remember Larry?

Steady Effort and the Right Environment Pay Off Larry Gasper used to joke that he moved like The Tin Man. That’s how limited his mobility was when he started working out regularly three years ago. Now, after exercising three to four times a week at ProActive Fitness,...

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Stronger Summer Promo!

If you are an experienced exerciser but find you have a few more aches and pains than you used to, this is for you! At ProActive Fitness, we can help you keep moving and getting all the benefits of exercise WITHOUT beating you up! While we specialize in older adults,...

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Look Your Best for Summer

Friendly Competition Can Boost Fitness Adding athletic competition to your fitness routine brings fun and social interaction that can keep you jazzed throughout life.  ​Just look at June’s National Senior Games. About 15,000 athletes over 50 will gather in...

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4 Easy Steps to Quit Junk Food

If only junk food didn’t taste so good, then it would be easier to resist. The reason for its crave-worthy flavour is a specialized balance of sugar, fat and salt. Big food companies actually research how to make you want and eat more of it!  But while it tastes...

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Ditch these 5 sweets

Beyond Soft Drinks You know that soft drinks aren’t good for you…and yet you still drink them. I understand that plain water gets boring – especially when you’re having a party or gathering, so I’voe come up with the simple Spa Water recipes below and quickly turn...

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Can You Commit to this Small Thing?

Hi ProActive Fitness Clients  I just returned from another productive meeting with fellow gym owners and Functional Aging Specialists. There are always SO many take-aways from this brainstorming time with like-minded friends, but I want to share one in particular....

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