Why Use a Heart Rate Monitor

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Do you use a heart rate monitor when you train? I guess at most big box gyms the majority of people don’t. I mean when you consider that most people don’t have a training journal to record their workouts they probably aren’t going to go to the trouble and expense of investing in a heart rate monitor. Read more…

How to Get Started with a Heart Rate Monitor

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Many people are into running, cycling, triathlon and other endurance events. It’s surprising with how much is invested into these sports both in terms of time and money¬†that more people don’t use heart rate monitors. Read more…

Fitness Trackers – Are They For You?

Fitness trackers are not created equal

How do you track your training sessions? At worst I’m hoping you have a notebook to record your loads, weights, reps, sets, rest breaks etc and be able to refer to this information from one workout to the next. Read more…

Hotel Gym Workout

Hotel gym workouts get you back to basics

Have you ever noticed how the more complicated things get the less useful they become? Obviously this doesn’t apply to everything in life but there are times where we can get bogged down in the details. Read more…

Top Fitness Gift Ideas

Great fitness gift ideas

Do you have a fitness person on your Christmas list? Below are a number of ideas that they will like to see under the tree on Christmas Day and be sure to put to use right away. Read more…

Good Exercise Done Wrong – The Abs Wheel Roll-Out

Abs wheel roll-out

The number one goal of people that go to the gym is weight loss. And of this group I would guess that flat toned abs is the ultimate physical outcome of this goal. Read more…

Review of 5 Fitness Apps

Apps sure have become a big part of our lives. And with what we do at Okanagan Peak Performance Inc it’s inevitable that we see more people using apps to track their health, log their nutrition and structure their workouts. Read more…

Ditch the Flip Flops

Do you remember a few years ago when minimalist shoes became all the rage? Read more…

Heart Rate Variability

Recently we’ve incorporated a couple of new technologies at Okanagan Peak Performance Inc. This supports our goal for you which is to get you better results in less time. And by incorporating these technologies we know that we will be able to help you recover from your injury, lose more weight and compete at a higher level. Read more…

Measures of Effective Fitness Training

What many consider a core exercise.

In the last article I discussed some things that are commonly used to assess the effectiveness of a training session. And I explained why mainy of these factors may not qualify as determinants of effective training.
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