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Turn your anxiety into optimism (VIDEO)

Turn your anxiety into optimism (VIDEO)

We worry so much about the bad things that can happen to us. We rightly recognize the fragility of life and how we can lose things that are important to us in an instant- but we rarely recognize the flip side. Every day we also have the opportunity to make a switch that could change our lives for the better just as quickly! Cooper Health Coaching is a personal training and health coaching service located in Vancouver, B.C. providing in-person and online coaching for clients locally and across North America. Founder Geoff Cooper is certified as both a Health Coach...

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How to get better workouts in less time (BLOG)

How to get better workouts in less time (BLOG)

How to get better workouts in less time Getting the most out of your workout is important when you're busy. If you're already struggling to find time for the gym or your personal trainer, you especially need to maximize the time you're investing. How best to spend your time from a pure training/physiological sense is obviously a complicated subject open to all sorts of debate; but there's plenty of ways we can turn a hour workout into 45 minutes or get more out of a 45 minute workout. Get focused and you'll be surprised at how much you can actually...

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My favourite "healthy" dessert

My favourite "healthy" dessert

My favourite "healthy" dessert I used to have an epic "sweet tooth" (and I suppose I still do in some ways) that would wreak havoc on any attempt I made to burn fat or have more energy. Not an uncommon problem, obviously, as so many of us can struggle at times to control or manage our intake of sugar. Now that I have such high activity levels, work as a personal trainer and being at my optimal weight, I'm able to indulge quite a bit more than I could when I was still trying to lose weight and get in...

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How eating at night might be good for you (BLOG)

How eating at night might be good for you (BLOG)

How eating at night might be good for you  Standard advice says you shouldn't eat before bed if you're trying to lose weight. But in recent years, there's been a bit of resistance to this idea with some studies coming to more balanced conclusions. As a health coach and personal trainer, science is almost always at the core of any advice we give but in some cases like this, science can mislead us a bit. Either way, it often comes down to personal preferences and goals. When we step back and look at the overall, long term goals of someone...

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Tips for getting fit with no money (BLOG)

Tips for getting fit with no money (BLOG)

Tips for getting fit with no money When you're broke, you're broke. There's a sorts of reasons why we can find ourselves in this situation, but that's for someone else's blog. Unfortunately, the fitness/health industry has done a masterful job at making it seem like you'll need a lot of money to get control of your health. It's simply not true! Yeah, of course things are easier when you can drop hundreds a month on a personal trainer or health coach, prepared meals or a high end gym pass. But the reality is that not only can you achieve the...

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