April 2nd, 2012
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Just finished training with my 82 year old independent living client and
feel inspired to write a blog. This is only our forth session and can
already see so many improvements in so many area’s.
Posture – By session 3 you could see improvements in her posture. Her
form doing exercises has greatly improved and she has even began to
correct poor posture without needing a cue.
Balance. When she first started exercising all of her one leg exercises
where done while holding on to something. Now she can do full calf raises
and step ups without needing to hold on to anything
Flexibility – She has improved in her hip flexibility greatly. While doing
dead lifts she said that she felt she could reach further down within five
repetitions. Her range of motion in her shoulders are also improving.
Confidence- She is also more confident with the movement that she is
doing. Not using anything to stabilize herself while doing the step up
exercise was her idea. She wants to push her self and she wants to
Memorization – Since we have been working with her for 4 weeks she is
memorizing the exercises, what she has to do for them, and what apart of
the body they work. This recall is also a benefit because she is making
associations with the exercise. She is also very aware of how exercises
translate to tasks throughout day to day life.
All of these area’s are extremely important for doing day to day tasks and
continuing to live independently. During the session she also said that
she tries harder and feels more comfortable when I am with her as opposed
to being alone. She says it’s nice to have someone cheering her on, to
explain the exercises and to correct mistakes. Her enthusiasm and
dedication is greatly rewarding. I can’t wait to see what the future
training sessions hold, but this was defiantly a good day for my books.
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March 15th, 2012
I always get a kick out of this. People call us up and say ok I need a trainer. I have a goal and I want 10 sessions can I have someone starting tomorrow at 7am! I love the enthusiasm but let’s take a breath for a second…
At Train by Trina we put a lot of thought into Client/Trainer coordination. It is so important to us that we pair you with the Trainer we believe is the best fir for you on several levels:
- Skill Set/Specific Areas of Fitness Expertise
Because your Trainer comes to your home, and spends 1 – 3 hours (or more) of your week with you, we want to make sure this is quality time spent with someone who you trust and enjoy being around. And while your Trainer is the Fitness Expert, your health is YOUR business, and you want someone who works well FOR you.
Here is the secret sauce of what I think makes a great Client/Trainer relationship:
1. Compatible schedules: your trainer should adapt to your schedule and make it easy to incorporate and maintain an on-going fitness routine for life!
2. Personality: your trainer will be someone who makes you feel comfortable, who you have things in common with, and whose instruction style works for you.
3. Goals: your trainer will understand and prioritize YOUR goal/goals, as well as bear the necessary skill set and passion to keep you educated, motivated, and as successful as possible!
Train by Trina can help you find the best Personal Trainer for you. All the best in achieving your next best level of fitness!
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March 12th, 2012
Who really needs a Personal Trainer and why? Some people may be looking to educate themselves in fitness and health and seek the consultation of an expert. Others may begin a new exercise program and after the first week have a celebratory drink only to find you stay on the party bus for 6 months and have to start up again, “for real, this time”. Hiring a Personal Trainer falls into the category of booking appointments, which hold you accountable. Many people are more likely to stick to commitments when they involve someone else, especially if it is a valued relationship.
It’s easy to get into a comfort zone and lack that extra push to move forward. A Personal Trainer is that source of motivation needed to advance you to the next level and work to your true fullest potential.
If you connect to any of these reasons, it might be time to work with a Personal Trainer who embodies all of the fitness goals you want to achieve: knowledgeable, motivational, accountable, and most of all: someone you can trust with your health.
Stay tuned for the next installment: What Makes a Personal Trainer the Right Fit for You?
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March 8th, 2012
LIVE LEAN program WINNER!
Thank you all for your interest in the 12-week LIVE LEAN Weight Management Program starting on March 20th!
Registration is now officially open! Please complete the attached registration form and either send it back to me through email or fax (information below). Please register soon as space is limited and will be closed on Friday, March 16th. Check your health benefits plan and health care spending account for Registered Dietitian coverage.
I would also like to thank those of you who attended our OPEN HOUSE on Tuesday. It was great to have the opportunity to speak with you and answer your questions about the program.
The lucky winner in the prize draw was MARCELLA BOLLERS! Marcella will be taking the 12-week LIVE LEAN program absolutely free! Congratulations Marcella. We are very excited to have you in the program.
If you have any questions about LIVE LEAN, I would be happy to speak or meet with you to explain the program in further detail and answer all of your questions!
For more information: www.aesm.ca/live-lean-program
Thank you again and we hope to hear from you!
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March 5th, 2012
Being active at any age is important. Yet stats Canada reports that 50% of
Canadians physically inactive. As we age the benefits of exercise can
increase the quality of life an individual has.
Seniors that are regularly active have less chances of falling. Falling is
the cause of 50% of head injuries and 90% of hip injuries. So it is easy
to see why it is necessary try to prevent falls from happening. Yet one
hundred thousand people over the age of 65 are hospitalized every year for
Training can decrease chances of falling because it improves strength and
balance. Another focus of our training programs is endurance. Endurance is
important in day to day task such as carrying groceries or walking for
long periods of time. Another area where Train by Trina has individualized
older adult training is by introducing a cognitive component to the
training. This component was introduced because exercising the mind can
have as many benefits as improving fitness. Studies have show that having
a high cognitive reserve can reduce the risk of developing dementia by
46%. By adding a cognitive component to the training routine it is also a
good use of time, as we recognize that most older adults are not able to
train for one hour we are still able to improve other area’s of health
without needing multiple sessions.
Other benefits to training are improved sleeping patterns, increased
quality of living, and many others. For more information about what older
adult training can do for you or a loved one call 416 788 2535 or visit
the website and check out our testimonials.
WAIT later this month you will see the full Launch of the Train by Trina proven exercise plan for Older Adults and Seniors
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February 15th, 2012
Train by Trina is happy to announce that two new trainers, Andera and
Alexandrea are joining the team. With corporate wellness expanding and
more clients interested in personal training we needed an addition to our
team to keep up with the increasing fitness demand!
Both are coming to us from many years of training experience teaching
fitness classes in Toronto and we look forward to them joining our Train
by Trina team to help with our corporate wellness fitness series that we
will have now and in the future.
Over the years Train by Trian initiated innovative fitness programs that
are targeted at both corporate clients and individuals. While creating
programs specifically for individuals or certain job positions improve
physical and mental health of our clients. Training helps improve self
confidence, concentration and helps physically transform a client.
Can Fit pro candidate, Andrea brings to Train by Trina a vast amount of
fitness class experience. Andrea is trained and experienced in Kickboxing,
Muay This, Boot Camp, Spinning and body sculpting classes.
With her experience as a fitness instructor it has allowed her to evaluate
and meet individuals needs, help participants maintain goals and keep
individuals motivated along the way.
With her extensive knowledge in Latin rhythms and basic dance steps
Alexandrea is a bonafide Zumba instructor. She is a certified Zumba
instructor with certificates in Zumba Gold and Zumbatomic. She has been
instructing Zumba since 2010
Alexandrea also has her BA in Business Admin which she received for the
University of Javeriana in Colombia.
This addition is excellent for Train by Trian. It means that their are
more corporate wellness programs being implemented. This means that more
corporations and people are realizing the importance of fitness for a
healthy and happy life.
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February 9th, 2012
I would like to take a poll: Is the gift of fitness a good way to tell your Valentine you love him/her? Even with my proclivity to fitness as a Personal Trainer, I have to admit if my partner were to give me Personal Training Sessions for Valentines Day I would be tempted to give him a half-eaten box of chocolates in return (with a note that says, “I just want to help you feel healthier”). Then again, a strong and healthy body is the cornerstone for life, so maybe I would just feel touched that my partner wants to keep me around for a long time. What do you think? Is Personal Training the lousiest or loveliest gift a partner could give you for Valentines?
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February 9th, 2012
Weight Management Program
The LIVE LEAN program offers a complete and permanent weight loss solution through a unique combination of NUTRITION, FITNESS, BEHAVIOUR and LIFESTYLE strategies. Developed and led by Registered Dietitian, Stefanie Senior, and Certified Fitness Trainer and Kinesiologist, Trina Lambe, this 12-week program will educate, guide and empower you step-by-step to make SIMPLE, REALISTIC changes to your life to help you to reach your nutrition, fitness, and weight loss goals.
Check your health benefits plan! This program falls under Registered Dietitian Services.
Learn how to:
• Set attainable health goals
• Achieve optimum nutrition and fitness
• Lose weight safely and healthfully
• Manage cravings and emotional eating
• Build habits that will last a lifetime!
• 2, 1-hour nutrition consultations with Stefanie Senior, RD
• 12, 2-hour weight management classes led by Stefanie Senior, RD
• 24, 2-hour fitness classes led by Trina Lambe, Certified Fitness Trainer / Kinesiologist
• Personalized meal plan
• Home exercise plan
• Program manual, success tracker and pedometer
March 20th – June 7th, 2012 (OPEN HOUSE, March 6th, 2012)
Tuesdays 6-9 p.m. (1-hour fitness class, 2-hour weight management class)
Thursdays 6-7 p.m. (1 –hour fitness class)
Simcoe Place – 200 Front Street, concourse level
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V-3K2
More information and registration:
Stefanie Senior, Registered Dietitian
Athletic Edge Sports Medicine
121 King Street West, Suite 1100
Toronto, ON, M5H 3T9
Phone: 416 800 0800 Email: email@example.com
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January 30th, 2012
According to Stats Canada, workplace stress results in a decrease in productivity and increased absenteeism (Stress_Report_2007/12/19). In fact, businesses that implement employee wellness programs geared towards maintaining the health and wellness of their employees reported:
• 91% improvement in employee turnover rates
• 57% decrease in injuries
• 71% retention of employees
AND THIS WAS 2007 what about today? HUMMM??? things that make you go HUMMM
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January 23rd, 2012
So there are lots of things we can now do in the comfort of our own homes, why not just workout in your pajamas?
I know many In Home Personal Trainers use this new idea as a selling point but I pajamas should be reserved for official pajama time. It’s not just an outfit: it’s a state of mind.
Sure, it might save time, but you are already saving time by cutting out your gym commute and having your TBT Trainer come to you! Workout wear is not the place to cut corners.
Another justification is the lack of motivation in the morning. Do you think staying in your pajamas is going to boost your energy for the day? Probably not!! Setting the tone in the morning has a huge impact on how the rest of your day unfolds. If you’re going to workout, go big (even at home). Why do something halfway when it’s just as easy to do it properly, including being dressed in exercise clothes.
As a Personal Trainer and an active individual, I have to advise against working out in your pajamas…no one wants sweaty pajamas, and not only that, your partner might be slightly less inclined to cuddle when you wear them again that night!
I hope I have convinced you that pajamas are not appropriate exercise attire – but cheers to you if you’re starting your mornings with a workout!
~ In Home Personal Training with Train by Trina is the BEST training you can get! ~
Trina Lambe RMT ACE PT
416 788 2535 Cell
416 216 0976 Office
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