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10 of Our Favourite Canadian Athletic Brands (That You Won't Find in a Department Store)

As a Toronto-based startup, we like to support the community that we’re a part of. We love all things Canada and all things fitness, and we’re sure you do too. When everyone in the gym is sporting Nike or Lululemon (though we love them too), choose to stand out with something local. Here are the top 10 Canadian athletic wear brands that you won’t find in a department store.

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A New Approach to New Year’s Resolutions

80% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned by February. What’s the point? You psych yourself up for these life-altering changes and it inevitably ends up being too much to sustain, so you give up. It’s a cycle that’s far too common. In fact, in my gym, we keep tabs on ‘resolutioners’, the folks who crowd the gym for a month and then bail as quickly as they came in. There’s a right way and a wrong way to approach fitness in the new year and the only ‘trick’ that works is sustainability.

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5 Tips to Staying Fit This Holiday Season

For most, the holiday season means spending time with loved ones, travelling to family gatherings, attending holiday parties and indulging in extravagant dinners. It’s no surprise that with the lack of exercise and constant overeating, many of us see our waistlines expand.  To help you keep your fitness goals on track, here are 5 tips for the holiday season.

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The Case for Whey Protein Powder

There’s protein in beans, soy, and all sorts of vegetables, but there's a reason why chicken, eggs, and whey protein powder have been athletes' staples for so many years. When it comes to your body’s ability to digest, absorb, and leverage what you consume, all proteins are not created equal. You will never absorb 100% of the protein you eat, but some sources have been proven to be more effective than others.

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You’re Not as Keto as You Think

It seems like everyone and their brother is on the keto diet. It’s today’s diet of choice and appears to be one of the most popular conversation topics of 2018. Despite its prevalence, the ketogenic diet is often misunderstood. What a lot of people think of as ‘keto’ is actually just a low-carb diet, like Atkins. Before you decide to go keto, take some time to think about what you’re getting yourself into, and why.

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