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Fitness For Freedom Tips

Fitness For Freedom Tips is a new type of fitness and health show. We deliver fitness tips that you can apply to your life right away in 10 minutes or less. Lets face it you’re busy and life pulls you in all directions. You want to be healthier, but living a healthier lifestyle is hard. It requires you to change and there is a lot of misinformation out there. We work hard to syphon through it to give you the most sound advice possible and set you up for the greatest chance of success. Jonathan Chant has been working with people to live healthier lives for 10 years now and he’s seen it all. That’s why he founded Fitness For Freedom, your complete online fitness training and lifestyle design community. He pulls out all the stops to help you make the changes yourself. No transformation challenges, no extreme changes just solid strategies to help you make changes that will stick for the rest of your life. Change is constant and you’re going to have lots of questions as you go along that’s why we keep our episodes short so they don’t ‘eat in’ to your already ‘stretched’ lives (puns intended). We try to have some fun with it too! Exercise doesn’t have to be boring? So what are you waiting for? If you’re still reading this you’re definitely interested in the show, so give it a listen.
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May 31, 2017

Carter - What is a healthy amount of weight to lose within a month? I’d like to lose a lot of course, but I don’t want to overdo it and I also want realistic goals.

 

Holly - I’m trying to eat better. One of my favourite snacks that I’m having a hard time letting go of is chocolate with peanut butter. I know that it’s really bad for my goals but I don’t know how to let go. What should I do to get my mind off it?


Linn - I’m tired all of the time, even though I get a lot of sleep. Is this something that being more active/exercising can help fix?

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May 29, 2017

When I first started running I didn't care as much about the speed as I did about the distance, I just wanted to be able to run from start to finish whether it was 2 miles, 4 miles and sometimes even 8 miles my goal was to finish it without walking, but at a certain point the distance wasn't enough for me and I wanted to do it fast, not just faster, as fast as I possibly could regardless of the distance. Which required me to change up how I was running.

 

Today we’re talking running speed and the top 5 ways you can increase yours, now if you’re not interested in running and prefer other endurance sports or training activities like swimming, cycling, cross country skiing or snowshoeing, no need to the channel just yet, because every one of these techniques can be applied to your training as well.

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May 24, 2017

Tom - What kind of issues can having bad form in squats result in? I’m mostly wondering for people who add weight to their squats.

 

Lucas - How can I train to be a good basketball player? What are some good exercises?


Deb - My form for golf is absolutely terrible, it’s mostly an issue of my balance. How can I train to better myself?

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May 22, 2017

Mother’s Day just passed, where for the first time my wife got to celebrate being a Mother. I took the day off work, and looked after our son Cooper in the morning so she could sleep in, we went to family brunch together, played a game while Cooper was having his afternoon nap and then we had another family dinner that night. I got her, I mean Cooper got her flowers and made a card for her describing his life and how his mom plays and has played such a key role in it up until now. I thought the day had gone pretty well, until two days after...

 

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May 18, 2017

 

Vanessa - Whenever I study after I exercise, I seem to be able to get more done and retain more. Does exercise make the brain work harder?

 

Jody - As a diabetic who hates vegetables, and I really mean hates, what is the best way for me to lose weight? I will eat some veggies like corn and broccoli.

 

Kyle - I’m looking for good ways to lose weight. Right now, I ride the bus to work, but my plan is to start cycling to and from work now that the weather’s nicer. How much will that do to help me lose weight?

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May 15, 2017

If you’ve been listening for a while we appreciate your continued support and if you’re new, welcome. Either way thanks for stopping by. Last Monday we had an episode scheduling issue, where we accidently posted Episode 255 again instead of 265, I apologize for that. We did get the intended episode out on Thursday so hopefully you caught that. Today’s episode is a carry over from that, the top 5 mistakes beginner runners make, let’s get to it.

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May 10, 2017

Grace - I am diabetic, but I want to start training with a personal trainer. Is there anything I should watch out for before I start exercising?

 

Kelly - I really enjoy dancing, but I was wondering how much it can actually help you lose weight compared to typical exercise and training?

 

Michael - I’m going to be taking a vacation soon, and I’m not sure if I trust myself to follow an exercise routine during that time. I’ll be away for 2 weeks - I’ve been exercising regularly for several months and have made progress - how much progress will I lose in those 2 weeks?

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May 8, 2017

Thanks for stopping by, if you’ve been listening for a while we appreciate your continued support and if you’re new, welcome. Normally on the show I talk about something a client may be struggling with, techniques you can use to make your exercise routine more effective and strategies you can use to make healthier food choices, but today we’re going to do something a bit different. Today I talk with Kyle Paterson. Kyle got his Kinesiology degree from McGill University and he’s one of our personal personal trainer’s. Although Kyle was an avid athlete when he was growing up after he graduated from high school he put his fitness on hold and I think it’s fair to say his health really took a backseat in terms of his priorities.  What makes Kyle’s situation a bit different or unique is that he didn’t go directly into Kinesiology when he graduated high school, he took social sciences and it wasn’t until his mid 20’s when his health took a serious nose dive, that he really started to look at how he was living and it wasn’t until then that he transferred into the Kinesiology program. It was during this time that he registered for his first half marathon and since this is the beginning of running season and I know there are lots of people who are going to try running for the first time, I thought you might find his experience relatable, interesting and you might find some of the strategies that he used to stay motivated useful.

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May 3, 2017

Marc - What are some arm exercises I can do despite having arthritis in my thumb joints? I want to get stronger, but I don’t want to hurt myself.

 

Julie - I am a vegan trying to lose body fat. I’m trying soy protein powder since otherwise I can’t reach my daily protein goal. Can I eat a little something while drinking a protein shake, like a slice of whole wheat bread with a teaspoon of peanut butter or sugar free jam? I would plan to consider these calories as part of the amount I should eat in a day.


Zack - Is it better to eat protein, or carbs after a workout?

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May 1, 2017

A few days ago I was working out in the open space or turf area of the gym, where we can do plyometrics, core work, agility and kettlebell training, basically exercises that don't require any traditional gym exercise equipment or machines. In this section there's a group of three people that I see in there almost everyday around lunch time, they do what I would consider functional circuit training or intense interval circuit training. They do a variety of heavy rope swings, they push a heavy sled and every once a while they’ll throw skipping into the mix. I know they're in there a lot because no matter what day of the week it is, if I’m in there around noon they are always there and I've seen them dozens of times over the past few months.

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