Fitness Digest – June 13, 2021

Two weeks ago, I shared a fancy quiz/assessment with you that Monica Reinagel and I created to help you identify – and remove – the behaviour patterns that are keeping you stuck.  If you haven’t taken the assessment yet, you can do that now.

Based on the 600 (ish) responses that we have received so far, it appears that “Impulse Control” is a big challenge for many of you. ( “Self-care” wasn’t far behind. )

There are definitely plenty of people struggling in the other categories as well including self-regard, flexibility, movement, and planning. And don’t worry, we aren’t leaving any of you hanging out to dry. For each result, we give some good advice on how and where to start.

if you are interested in finding out how you stack up, take the quiz FOR FREE and find out where you should put your focus. Just visit our website.

And now, with that out of the way, on with this week’s digest!

If any of the following topics happen to tickle your fancy, click the underlined text to read or listen.


Get-Fit Guy – How to Do a Chest Workout Without a Bench
Working out at home is a great way to stay fit, but buying items like a weight bench can be costly and cumbersome. I have 9 exercises for an effective chest workout – without a bench!

Get-Fit Guy – How to Get (and Keep) Strong Bones
Bone health and bone density are two things that most of us don’t think about until much later in life. But bone loss can begin in your late 30s and early 40s, so don’t put it off until it is too late. Dr. Marc Bubbs and I discuss simple ways to reverse and prevent bone loss.

Change Academy – Ep 43: What’s Holding You Back?
In this episode, we focus on identifying areas where you need more support–and seeking out resources that can help. But don’t worry, it’s not just about forcing yourself to work on the things that are hard for you like some sort of sadist.


When you are used to a well-stocked gym, it can seem hopeless to get a decent chest workout at home, laying on your linoleum floor, hoisting a hand-me-down dumbbell. But I am here to tell you that it is far from hopeless – it’s actually pretty darn fun!

Learn more and watch the full video at

Social Media:

The most popular social media post I had this week was this video of part of my interview with Dr. Amy Bantham about the Moving Together Outside campaign that she is spearheading. Check out this short video and then stay tuned for an upcoming Get-Fit Guy podcast episode all about what we can do to make outdoor physical activity more available in our own neighbourhoods.

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