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Cardio vs. Resistance Training – Which is Better?

In the realm of fitness, the debate between cardio and resistance training has been ongoing for years. Some swear by the heart-pounding benefits of cardiovascular exercise, while others emphasize the sculpting power of resistance training. So, which is more important? The truth lies in finding the delicate balance between the two, unlocking the whole package…

Seasonal Hockey Fitness Training: A Comprehensive Guide

Hockey is a physically demanding sport that requires players to be in top physical condition throughout the season. To perform at their best, hockey players need to tailor their fitness training programs to match the specific demands of each season. Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a budding young athlete, understanding what in-season hockey fitness…

Welcome Jayden Adams to the Zone Team!

We are very happy to welcome Jayden Adams to the Zone Team! Jayden actually trained with Zone when he was playing competitive hockey since hanging up the skates he is now studying Kinesiology and Education at the U of A. He is an ISSA certified personal trainer and also coaches with the Maple Leaf Athletic…

Protein: Fueling Weight Loss and Muscle Gain

If you’re on a journey to shed those extra pounds or looking to build a muscular physique, one word should be your ally: protein. A high protein diet has become a buzzword in the world of fitness and nutrition, and for good reason. It plays a pivotal role in both weight loss and muscle gain.…

Why Does Intense Exercise Trump Moderate Exercise?

Let’s be clear any form of exercise is a lot better than no exercise but for those looking to get the most out of their workouts this blog is for you. In the world of fitness and physical health, the debate between intense exercise and moderate exercise has raged on for years. Some people swear…

Push, Pull, Press, and Squat- It is That Simple

Achieving a well-rounded and balanced physique requires more than just hitting the gym and randomly selecting exercises. A structured fitness routine is essential for overall strength, muscle development, and functional fitness. One effective approach is to incorporate a “Push, Pull, Press, and Squat” routine. In this blog, we’ll dive into the details of this versatile…

Why ‘Listening to Your Body’ in Fitness is Complete B.S.

*If you have an injury or are sick, this blog is not for you* Enough with the extremely degrading fitness advice! “Listening to your body” is being pushed by many people in the fitness industry, but let’s be real—it’s a load of utter crap. It’s a copout, it allows you to make excuses, and it’s…

The Uphill Battle: Why Achieving a Fitness Goal Is So Hard

Embarking on a fitness journey can be an exhilarating experience filled with hope and motivation. You set a goal, create a workout plan, and promise yourself that this time you’ll stick to it. However, as the days turn into weeks and months, many people find themselves struggling to stay on track. The question that lingers…

Fall Fitness- Rekindling Your Fitness Flame after a Summer Hiatus

As the warm, lazy days of summer draw to a close, it’s common to feel a slight pang of guilt about those patio beers, delicious meals or skipped workouts. But the changing of seasons offers the perfect opportunity to refocus on your fitness goals and get back into the groove. Set Clear Goals: Before diving…

Easy High Protein Snacks

Protein is an essential macronutrient that is crucial for building and repairing muscles, maintaining healthy skin and hair, and keeping our immune system strong. Incorporating high-protein snacks into our diet can help us meet our daily protein needs and keep us feeling full and satisfied between meals. Here are five healthy, high-protein snacks that you…