Fitness Digest – Sep 19, 2021

It is officially time!  The next year-long Weighless program kicks off on October 8th. Monica Reinagel (the Nutrition Diva) and I can’t wait to get started with our next awesome group. And, if achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight is one of your goals, we hope YOU will join us.

I won”t go on too long about this, but I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that since the only thing better than weighing less is paying less (haha), you can save 20% off the entire program fee if you register by midnight (Eastern time) on September 20th. Nice deal, right?

More info about the program and this limited time offer is available at


Change Academy – What Problem are you Trying to Solve?
We encourage you to identify things that aren’t working (or could be working better) and design solutions. But sometimes, we end up designing solutions that are unnecessarily complicated or costly.

Scientific American (ICYMI) – Maximize Your Workout with Push-Pull Strength Training
Do you want a flexible, balanced, easy-to-remember workout that doesn’t require spending all day at the gym? Push-pull strength training is for you!

Blogs: – Challenge or Threat?
Many people find that they can keep their diet and exercise regimen on track perfectly well as long as their life is going smoothly. But as soon as they hit a rocky patch, things go haywire. It could come down to how your view stress – as a challenge or a threat.


7 Great Plank Variations
Core training is about much more than flattening your belly and planks are a great alternative to doing a million crunches. 

Planks are one of my favourite exercises because they can help improve your entire core strength and stability which (among other things) can protect against injury. In fact, in a study about plank and side plank on injury rates in soccer players, the researchers found that “… prevention programs including strengthening exercises for core muscles tend to positively affect the injury rate.”

In this video, I demonstrate:

  • Plank Arm Raises / Shoulder Taps
  • Alternating Toe Taps
  • Up-Down Plank
  • Side Plank Rotations
  • Straight Leg Raise (with Push-up)
  • Mountain Climber
  • High Plank Rotation (with push-up)

Read more about this workout at

Social Media:

In this Instagram post I described how I got a little ambitious in my morning paddle board adventure. I am happy to report that I did not get hit by any BC Ferries heading from to Vancouver and I made it back with enough arm power left to also have a swim! Woohoo!

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