IF Life

Tips, advice and experiences from the IF team and friends.


With both Personal Training and Outdoor Training expected to be among the top fitness trends in 2022 (according to the AMERICAN COLLEGE OF SPORTS MEDICINE), it seems the world is catching up to what we’ve known, preached, and lived for over 25 years at Innovative Fitness. If you’ve been reading our

Stress is a fickle thing: without any, we’re apathetic, unproductive, and incapable of reaching peak performance. Too much stress on the other hand results in anxiety, overwhelm, and - again - the inability to reach peak performance. It can help to visualize stress as a bell curve like the one below. At the

As the summer comes to a close and you prepare to restart your “normal” routine there’s a good chance you’ll be dedicating some time to set your intentions and lay out a plan of action. This year however, you may also find yourself wondering where to begin. Years past, September was

There’s a saying: “you are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” If you want to become wealthy, spend time with wealthy people; If you want to become healthy, spend time with healthy people! The idea here is that we tend to take on the behaviours, values,

World Mental Health Day won’t come around until the fall but we don’t need a special occasion to address the elephant in the room during these heavy-hearted COVID-times. Let’s talk about this already. As my colleague Sean Allt wrote about in our NO EXCUSE 90 Challenge post, optimal health is achieved

This new year brings with it the desire to leave the previous behind and start anew perhaps more than usual. But what does that really mean for you? You’ve probably done the New Year’s Resolution thing before. Maybe you’ve even had some success with it but, if like most, your resolutions

Let’s get one thing out of the way right off the bat: I’m not here to lecture you about your alcohol intake, tell you that it’s evil, or that anyone NEEDS to quit drinking