If you think rowing is just for crossfitters or those preparing for a dragon boat race, think again. This machine packs a powerful punch, hitting all major muscle groups, and stimulates the heart and cardiovascular system to burn calories at a higher rate. Read on to see if you should be incorporating some rowing to reach your goals.
Encompass Fitness' Coach Kim Pastachak (featured above) shares with us an event that is near to her heart and inspires women to focus on their capabilities and forget about the scale. Join coach Kim this year at FemSport in Moose Jaw on August 19th and prove you're stronger than you think.
Coach Thomas started his 80+ pound weight loss transformation by signing up for a Spartan Race. Now, 3 years and a half a dozen races later, we caught up with him in an interview to learn more about why everyone should sign up for a spartan race, learn more about his training, and his least favourite obstacles.
“I can do anything I put my mind to.” Theresa began her fitness journey with Small Group Training 5 months ago. Since then, she has lost over 50 pounds and gone down 2 clothing sizes. All while improving her health and doing things she never thought possible.
Struggling to get through the day at work was starting to become a reality for Yvonne. She decided it was time to make a change. After only 2 months of personal training, she now has little knee pain and zero fibromyalgia pain.
See how Lori went from “all or nothing” to actually enjoying and looking forward to her workouts, dropping the pounds, gaining a healthy relationship with food and competing in a fitness event in only 1 year!
When fitness goes from being something new and scary to being apart of your life… results are bound to happen. After starting her journey at Encompass, Elaine gained friendship and a new, healthy lifestyle that not only changed her life, but her family as well.
They first met when they took the big step of coming to Encompass Fitness. They ended up spending every Monday and Wednesday training together for 6 months and developed an unbreakable bond and even better results. Read how they gained confidence in so many areas and a life-long friendship.
It was another one of those days… nothing went right. So you turn to the peanut butter jar. Suddenly three heaping scoops and half a dozen other nibbles later you feel even worse. But you can’t stop… You can… here’s how!
Jessica had been struggling with her weight and self confidence. She had lots of unfinished plans at home, and every week she told herself she would start on Monday, but soon she found herself at her heaviest weight.
An event that encourages women of all ages, abilities, shapes, and sizes to channel their inner champion and become an athlete - if even only for a day. The event that will change the way you see yourself, fitness, and other women forever. We are putting in a team - find out why YOU should be on it too.
I just rocked my workout and was looking and feeling like a million bucks! A few selfies later showing some baby biceps and a perhaps a hint of a few abs that may be on their way.... yet I couldn't even bring myself to post it. We're probably a lot more alike than you would imagine.
Setting an example for your daughter is imperative, but doing something healthy together is life changing. Tami and Tannissy Sernick participated in the LIFE Nutrition Program to learn more about the healthy choices that they could make to improve their lives.
Sharon has come a long way since starting with us, claiming that exercise has saved her life. Sharon started personal training with us just less than a year ago. Since then, she has gained the strength and confidence to join group classes, and is an inspiration to everyone around her. Her persistence and positivity are infectious, and she shows up early each day to practice her weaknesses and push her limitations.
After hearing about their co-workers success, Brent and Dallas decided to 'give the program a try'. In this time they lost over 20 pounds each with no restrictions or starvation. Learn how they did it here (you read that right, they did all of that without exercising... yet).
Meleah, a new mom, couldn't get over the fact that being a mother was the most amazing thing in this world, yet she was more insecure and self conscious about her body than ever before. Despite being terrified, she made a commitment to herself, her new son, and her family. A year later, she has lost all her baby weight and more. Here, she shares her very vulnerable, real, and transparent story. If a mom, you've definitely got to read this.
Stay on track this holiday season while keeping your taste buds happy! Just because you are eating healthy, doesn’t mean you have to miss out on your favourites. Get the best of both worlds with these Thanksgiving recipes!
This new Peachy Mango Bliss Smoothie has all the feels of summer while keeping you on track with your goals. Loaded with mangoes and Summer Peach Life Energizing Shake, this smoothie will be just what you need on a hot day.
These cookies are so amazing that you would NEVER know that they are healthy. Gluten free, nut free, egg free, and have no added refined sugars. Plus, they are no bake, meaning they can tranform from the bowl to the table in less than 10 minutes. Now that's a #momwin.
Tis' the season for Zucchini! Whether you're hitting the grocery store, garden, or Farmer's Market, this is a tasty way to take in some nutrients. Zucchini's are super high in folate, potassium, and Vitamin C. This tasty healthier alternative will hit the spot, and not the waistline!
Have your cake and eat it too. These healthy brownies are simple to make and taste fantastic! Plus, they are only 2 units of Fat and 1.5 unit's of Carbs... now that's a snack you can indulge in (guilt free!).