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5 Benefits That Women Experience When Lifting Weights

Guest blog post written by Michelle Falzone, a Registered Kinesiologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Toronto.  Michelle also runs her own online health and fitness coaching business dedicated to building stronger and more confident women, in and out of the gym.

 

A question for all the women reading this - have you ever felt like the weight room at the gym was an exclusive testosterone-filled sea? I know I did when I first started going to the gym. My palms would sweat just...

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How to Find Your Zone of Genius - 'Unconscious Competence'

You don’t know what you don’t know. Sounds scary right?

Last week I wrote about understanding the power of time blocking strategies to focus your attention. Now that you’ve sorted your calendar and blocked it up with funky colours, have you figured out where you should focus your attention?

Pull up your calendar on your screen. Look at the distribution of ‘work’ time, ‘family’ time and ‘you’ time. What’s that balance like? Where are...

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Boost Productivity Using 5 Strategies to Time Block Your Calendar

Need to find a great job? Update your resume? Write a blog post? Start a new business? You’ll need uninterrupted time to focus on these ‘big rocks’ every day. I’ve been mentoring a few of my company’s interns recently as they transition from school to work. One of their biggest challenges? Time management. Surprised? I bet you’re not!

Suddenly overwhelmed by having less structure, different time pressures, new responsibilities, moving to a new place,...

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Why You Need to Offer More Than Fitness Coaching

Guest blog post written by Michelle Falzone, a Registered Kinesiologist at the Cleveland Clinic in Toronto.  Michelle also runs her own online health and fitness coaching business dedicated to building stronger and more confident women, in and out of the gym.

Just two years into working in the personal training field I knew deep down I needed to do more to better serve my clients. For the clients I coached once or twice a week for an hour, the time they spent with me was...

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Why You Need Training In Wellness Conversations

Guest blog post written by Farid Yaghini, a recent graduate of Humber College's Wellness Coaching graduate certificate program. Farid is a father, an engineer, a Canadian military veteran, Chairperson of Camp Aftermath and First Line's newest course instructor.

We have all faced challenges. Whether we were conscious of it or not, we have either succeeded or failed to overcome these challenges with our own behavioural changes. How we went about that behavioural change, why we wanted to change...

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Why I Became A Wellness Coach

Guest blog post written by Farid Yaghini, a recent graduate of Humber College's Wellness Coaching graduate certificate program. Farid is a father, an engineer, a Canadian military veteran, Chairperson of Camp Aftermath and First Line's newest course instructor.

Becoming a Wellness Coach has been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding journeys of my life. I didn’t quite expect to learn so much about myself through the process! It’s one of the greatest opportunities I have been...

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4 Creative Ideas For Getting New Business Referrals

Everyone knows that a consistent and predictable flow of clients through the doors (whether in person or virtually) keeps your lights on and your cats fed. Ignoring this important part of establishing stable cash flow could create uncomfortable situations for you and/or your employer (not to mention your cats!).

If you are an employee then quite simply, your job depends on the ability of your employer to create new valuable products and services to sell to existing clients. Your employer is...

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Intrapreneur or Entrepreneur?

According to Wikipedia, there is an interesting origin of the word ‘entrepreneur’. The term comes from the French verb ‘entreprendre’ meaning ‘to undertake’. The ‘entre’ has its origin in Latin and means ‘between’ and ‘prendre’ means ‘to take’. It surprised me to learn that ‘entrepreneur’ also resembles the sound of the sanskrit words ‘antha prerna’ meaning ‘self...

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How to Become a Great Employee in 3 Simple Steps

blog employee kinesiologist Apr 05, 2022

Let’s all turn around and face the elephant in the room here - being an entrepreneur may not be for you. Sure, it may sound super fun to call your own shots and be in complete control of your own schedule but, is it really what you want right now?

Working together with other practitioners and benefiting from the close support and guidance of more experienced leaders may just be your jam. The predictability of regular client traffic that you don’t have to find, the camaraderie and...

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4 Ways to Finance Your Dream Health Care Practice

You have a great idea. You’ve painstakingly written your business, marketing and financial plans and tested your ideas with family and friends. Now you’re ready to pull together the financing you need to get started. But where can you go to find some cash?

There are four common ways you can finance your dream wellness business or health care practice:

1) Bootstrapping
2) Venture capital
3) Seed capital
4) Government backed loans and grants

Here’s some helpful tips for financing...

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