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July 2011



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July 25th - August 19th


Sign up NOW for our 4-Week Summer Training Session.


If you want to keep up your fitness routine, or "kick start" your fitness again, this just might be the Training Session for you!


Our progressive program offers you the opportunity to target your goals, receive a comprehensive Body Assessment and get nutritional counselling geared for you

and your goals.

Try us out!

Our 2 or 3 times per week, 90 minute, workouts are fun, invigorating and innovative.


Class sizes ARE (as always) limited to enable you to get the personal attention, focus and motivation you need to succeed.


The fun, motivating, staff are the added bonus!


These Summer sessions tend to fill up quicker than our other Training Sessions. 


Contact the office to register and ensure that you have a spot in the class that you want.


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FitnesstipWorkout Tricks 

Fitness Tip

Cross Training 

 Cross training helps 

to reduce injuries.


Repetitive use of certain muscle groups leads to injuries. It increases the wearing and tearing

of the tissues.


But, when you vary your training routine, you allow one group of muscles to rest and recover while you work on the others. This minimizes the risk

of injury.

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Food For Thought 

Nutrition Tip

 Mixed Fruits

 Respect Your Body After Exercise


Honor your body following exercise by having a nourishing, balanced meal within an hour of finishing exercise and drink plenty of fluids.


After exercise your body is working hard to rehydrate, to store carbohydrates for your next workout, to repair fatigued muscles and to reduce inflammation to promote optimal recovery from exercise. Focus on unprocessed and colorful foods to make a balanced recovery meal.

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PageTopWelcome to the July issue of the Alter Ego Fitness

Experience monthly Newsletter.


Our current 6-Week Training Session is ending soon and, just for the summer, we are offering a 4-Week Training Session.  Please check out the additional information for this 4-Week Summer Training Session in the side panel on the left. 


Following that Training Session, we will be preparing for the next 6-Week Training Session that commences on September 19th. 

Now, here's a brief look at what we've got for you in this issue:

Summer Time Tips for Continued Body Fat/Weight Loss 

Summer is here!  The sun stays with us well into the evening and we are spending more time outdoors.  Keep yourself active - it's easier to do at this time of year!

For more info, click HERE


Personal Training 

Do you want to start a fitness program but feel you need some more personal attention?  Or, do you miss your Training Sessions and want to keep working out?  Remember, we also offer a Personal Training option that can be tailored to your needs. 

For more info, click HERE


Workout Tricks (Fitness Tip)

Each month, we share a fitness related tip/suggestion/tidbit.  These may be specific to a particular exercise, or may be more general in nature.

To view this month's Fitness Tip, click HERE

Food For Thought (Nutrition Tip)

Each month, we also share a nutrition related tip/suggestion/tidbit.  Again, these may be specific to a particular food group, health issue and/or may be more general in nature.

To view this month's Nutrition Tip, click HERE



Summer Time Tips

For Continued Body Fat/Weight Loss


Summer FunSummer is here!  Get out and have fun!  The sun stays with us well into the evening and we are spending more time outdoors.  Keep yourself active - it's easier to do at this time of year!  Go for a power walk or hike.  For those of you into running, or training for an upcoming event (check the Alter Ego Fitness Experience Facebook Page for updates on local events), the longer days are perfect!


At times it may seem like a workout but gardening is not considered something that will really help burn unwanted fat.  As well, a leisurely stroll on the beach is not considered a great option for burning stored fat.  But, if that's ALL you do, kudos to you for staying active and doing something.  If you want to burn stored fat, or work on a healthy weight loss program, you must increase your heart rate for at least 20 to 30 minutes a day.


Keeping your fat intake and your caloric intake within the 'norms' for your body type will also help you reduce your body fat, encourage your stored fat to be used as energy and, ultimately, result in body composition changes and weight loss.


Along with the hot days of summer comes many times where you may find yourself barbequing or relaxing on the deck with friends.  Unfortunately, this is usually done with "adult type" beverages which quite often include a high sugar content.  That sugar is converted and then stored as fat!  This is something that you need to be aware of if you are trying to keep your weight under control (or even lose a bit) and stay firm so that you look less jiggly in the warm summer clothing styles of shorts, t-shirt and/or tanks.  But, if you do choose to drink, to minimize the negative effects:

  • drink at least one glass of water between drinks to stay hydrated; and,
  • to avoid extra calories, as much as possible, avoid mixing liquor with juice, soda, or tonic water.

Have a great summer everyone!  Make sure that you get outside and enjoy the fresh air and sunshine as much as you can.   Oh, and one final tip that's not really about body fat or weight loss, remember Baz Luhrmann's words of wisdom - WEAR SUNSCREEN! 


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Personal Training

Remember, we also offer several personal training options!   You can choose one-to-one or, to help reduce costs, work out with a friend or two.  We also offer small group classes and we will go to the location of your choice, at a time that is convenient for the group.


Both Corissa and I are available, throughout the summer, to help you with your goals and commitment to overall health and fitness.


As personal trainers we aren't just there to give you a program and leave it up to you.  We work with you when you need it, follow your progress, offer tips on working out while travelling or juggling the family and follow-up with you consistently to keep you focused and on track.


Some of our clients enjoy having us meet them at their homes for a workout, others enjoy the fact that it's on their time and ALL love the fact that the program is for them - working at what they need/want.


Please check out our website, for more details and information.  Call the office to set up the times/days and, as well, work out the right program for you.


With lots of options to chose from, there's really no reason not to start now, or continue, on a fitness program.  It will give you that high boost of energy and confidence that only strength training and healthy nutrition can provide.

Yours in fitness,

Loreli Urquhart

Alter Ego Fitness Experience


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