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Cortisol, 10% unemployment and the kettlebell

By Urban Athlete | Jan 6, 2017

How stress could be killing you, and how you can stop it. Stressed? I get it… I won’t presume to know the source(s) of your stress but I will assume that if you are part of the majority, you’ve got more than our bodies were built to handle. The insidious nature of stress is such …

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How to Perform a Weighted Squat

By Urban Athlete | Dec 9, 2016

Safe and Successful with Hannah Price & Jackie Czaja A squat is a complex movement.  We’ve picked a couple of the primary components to focus on that are essential to executing a weighted squat safely & successfully. INCORRECT FORM: Forward shift of the hips causing knees to track passed the toes.  This position creates an …

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Making the Connection

By Wendy Peterson | Dec 9, 2016

The Secret to a Flat Stomach I am frequently asked, “How do I get abs like yours?” The answer is simple, I activate them. Having a flat stomach or a 6 pack seems to be a primary focus for many people. Let’s talk about what is really important: Connecting to your functional core. You would never attempt …

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At the CORE of Stability

By Urban Athlete | Oct 7, 2016

What is proper movement? It’s not how deep you go on a pushup or where your knees line up on a squat. What is strength during a movement? It’s not how much weight you can lift off the ground or press overhead. Proper movement and strength during an exercise comes from maintaining total core stability …

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Transform 2016!

By Urban Athlete | Apr 1, 2016

It’s back! Take 10 weeks to TRANSFORM your body, your health, yourself. There’s lots of great prizes to be won with a grand prize of a weekend stay at Blackstone Mountain Lodge in Canmore.

3 Pillars of Success

By Urban Athlete | Sep 8, 2015

Making a lasting change, a lasting physical transformation doesn’t have to be complex. It doesn’t even need to be confusing. There are only 3 things we need to focus on to make a dramatic physical changes for the better. Whether your fitness goals include reducing body fat, building or toning muscle, improving fitness and cardiovascular …

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The most important meal of the day

By Urban Athlete | Sep 8, 2015

How a proper breakfast sets you up for success I get it. You’re busy. There’s more things to do in a day than most of us have time to accomplish and a properly balanced breakfast is just one more thing on the list that takes up time. Besides, a coffee and maybe a bagel or …

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Life changing circuits 101!

By Urban Athlete | May 4, 2015

Life changing circuits? Sound a bit bold? Circuits have the power to eviscerate unwanted body fat; tone, shape and yes, even build lean muscle. The can spike your growth hormone levels (that’s the body’s fountain of youth) and a cascade of other positive, feel good hormones and endorphins that control everything from mood to energy …

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Think Thin

By Urban Athlete | Mar 2, 2015

How an empowering mindset can make you leaner. Are you looking for that key ingredient, that one distinction that will help drive you towards success? To help you stay the course with your nutrition and training and reach that leaner waistline you know you deserve? If so, read on. I may have the answer for …

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