Articles by: Louise Blais
Has spent the last 28 years working in the fitness industry in a variety of roles that include personal trainer, professor of health and fitness at Niagara College, Director of Fitness at White Oaks and professional speaker.

by / on September 29, 2012 at 6:02 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Nutrition vs Exercise

As a fitness professional I am often asked about how to exercise to lose weight…here’s what my 30 years in the business and the stacks of research from my Master’s thesis have taught me thus far. If weight loss is your goal you will most likely be disappointed with exercise; as it will be slow and not as substantial as [...]

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by / on July 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

S’UP? Yoga…

Waikiki is for surfers. From the minute the sun peeks over the horizon in the morning to when it dips down over the mountains in the evening, they are there. Waiting. For that ubiquitous and yet elusive next wave. They are poetry in motion. Their bodies may be the finest display of core training there is (without a single abdominal [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Nutrition Challenged

What a Challenge! This past fall, we hosted a 12 week “Body Transformation” Challenge for our members. Now normally this isn’t newsworthy as we have been hosting similar type challenges for the past 6 years. This one however was different, very different. For the very first time, the Challenge included comprehensive, one-on-one fitness training AND nutrition coaching…delivered in weekly sessions. [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

No Time for the Gym!

We hear all the time that people just cannot find the time to get into the gym.  With these quick tips you can make the most of the shorter time you have these days to get in a workout! Shorten: You’re on a mission. Approach the gym like a battlefield…get in, get ‘er done and get out. Break that 60-minute [...]

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