We sure have good weather so far here in Ontario Canada! The weather is so nice but we often forget to drink water! Did you know that 60-70% of the world population is dehydrated? The number one symptom of dehydration is fatigue! If you want an abundance of energy then super hydrate. We not talking about drinking coffee and diet coke, we are talking about real water! If you wake up in the morning with a headache then that means you are dehydrated. Remember we sleep for 7-8 ho
F-U getting old! Become your own before and after! We are both slowing down the aging process and you can do it too! We both feel like we are in are 20's. Jasmine is 37 and Troy is 42! We refuse to slow down, in fact we both want to do more! Any chance we both get, we like to move. Going to the gym is great but we advice people and our amazing clients to still keep active outside of the gym. Any chance you get to move, take it! Our key secret is we walk ever where! Now that t
I needed a different focus for today's workout. One thing I learned many years ago in my competitive carer was, when things are feeling a little flat and my training feels stagnate, I would travel and go to different gyms. Getting into a new environment and new energy can help you get a new lease of life in your workouts again. This could be a great idea for everyone? The 45 minute drive was well worth it because it worked like a charm. I had one of my best leg workouts in a
Did you know that 60-70% of the world population is dehydrated? The number one symptom of dehydration is fatigue! If you want an abundance of energy then super hydrate. We not talking about drinking coffee and diet coke, we are talking about real water! If you wake up in the morning with a headache then that means you are dehydrated. Remember we sleep for 7-8 hours so when we wake up we wake up dehydrated! So Why do We Need to Drink Water in the Morning? 70% of the human body
Let's say you have been going at it really hard for a good 12 weeks in the gym. You have been grinding hard day after day. But you notice mentally something is wrong. You don't feel your best self. You feel burned out and maybe a little snappy. You are starting to lose your drive and mental focus for the gym. By the way, this is very common. We all go through this many times throughout the year. You feel mentally that you are going backwards. But you say... "F#*k it, I will p
We want you to stop thinking about all the past failures you have made. The diet plans you did not stick too. The yearly gym membership you paid for that you hardly never used. The new year resolutions that you gave up on. Let it all go! Let us all focus on the present moment. Lets only focus on today. We want you to take each day as it comes. Take it day by day by focusing on what you can do today! Don't focus on what you have to do tomorrow or next week, (believe us, we are
If you are someone who has never exercised or has not exercised in a while. You must build up slow and ease into your workouts. Your goal for each time you workout is to improve right? We think this is what we all want. I know we do! We want you to get stronger, get a little bit more fitter each time without over doing it. Don't get us wrong, your workouts should always challenging you but at any time if you get short of breath or light headed, take five and sit down, relax a
It’s kind of funny interviewing these top leaders in the health and fitness industry on my Podcast The Persistence Factor. They stole all our secrets lol. The exact same thing we tell our clients we work with they are also saying. I'm kidding. But it’s kinda cool that we are on the right track with our principles and philosophies based on their answers. One thing does stand out with the 14 people I have interviewed so far. They work their butts off every single one them. But
Hi everyone, We think that part of the main reason why people fail trying to lose weight is that they have crazy unrealistic expectations. Most have this mindset that there must be an easier way! Lets get real here. There are no shortcuts to obtaining great physical conditioning and health. Optimal permanent physique transformation and abundant health is the result of a LIFETIME COMMITMENT to proper training and nutrition. Health and fitness does not have a expiration date. I
We had this idea... what if we could get everyone living their Apex life? What would this look like? Let's have some fun with this. So here goes: - Living in state of gratitude for what they have - Plenty of daily laughter - Quality time and being present with family - A value of ones health (health consciousness) - Putting the right foods into their body aka temple (it really is a temple) - Health and fitness is a huge priority in their life - Self love and appreciation of o
Looking for a quick and effective but yet don't have time to get to the gym? Don't let time hold you back. You can can get a workout anytime, anywhere with limited or no equipment and one that doesn't require a lot of your time. Here's the thing about life, it will never play convenient for us, meaning with every goal you set, new problems and challenges will arise. With every new decision and goal you set, new choices and and sacrifices will come along with it. But no sweat.
Here a short story for you...... An uncle of R. U. Darby was caught by the gold fever in the gold-rush days, and went west to DIG AND GROW RICH. He had never heard that more gold has been mined from the brains of men than has ever been taken from the earth. He staked a claim and went to work with pick and shovel. The going was hard, but his lust for gold was definite. After weeks of labor, he was rewarded by the discovery of the shining ore. He needed machinery to bring the o
We feel this one is perfect timing being that it is the start of the new year. Lets not let our excuses stop us! Lets kick them right out of the front door! Have you ever wondered how some people are able to maintain awesome bodies while you may struggle with your weight? They make it seem so easy to get and maintain results. What do they know that you don’t know? When you boil it down, the answer is actually quite simple. We find at Apex that the missing link between you and
Achieving a lean midsection is all about fat loss. You can do 1000 sit ups every day and it won’t make any difference because you can’t spot reduce fat plan and simple.
Here are 7 great tips for you to help achieve a Leaner and tighter waist in 2018! 1. You Gotta Lift: Weight training builds muscle (ladies, please don't freak out), as lean muscle increases so does metabolism. According to a new study published in Obesity, weight training is better at helping people lose bell
It is often a challenge to find a topic for our next blog, the more we actively think about it the more elusive the topic becomes. Working out always clears our minds; it allows the unencumbered flow of thoughts and ideas, that is when inspiration comes. The other day while working out at the gym, I was watching people come in to the gym from their day at work, suddenly it hit me.....if most people committed to the health of their own bodies like they do their actual job th
Happy New Year from both Jasmine & I! Today, promise yourself that this year will be full of health, energy, vitality and opportunities to be, happy with your body and at peace. Knowing you are taking action every day and taking care of your body and mind. . That’s what Jasmine and I is expecting in 2018. We’ve set big goals that will require us to stretch ourselves, and we are looking forward to all the incredible changes that will ensue. Not only in our personal lives and i
Happy December 1st Everyone! We are going to keep this short and sweet. As coaches we personally hate this time of year. Why, you may ask? Hate might be a strong word but it at least caught your attention. We would say that we feel frustrated this time of year.Clients check out between now and the start of the new year. So why is it that clients stop? Tell us why do you stop exercising and come off your healthy eating regime? Your answer could be………… “There are just so many C
Mmm who loves pumpkin 🎃? I know we sure do and use it in many different ways. Did you know that pumpkin has numerous different nutritional benefits? ▪️Eating pumpkin is good for the heart. The fiber, potassium, and vitamin C content in pumpkin all support heart health.
▪️Pumpkins contains a wealth of antioxidants. Vitamin C, vitamin E, and beta-carotene have been shown to support eye health and prevent degenerative damage.
▪️Pumpkins are a fantastic source of fiber. Fiber
Have you ever heard of or tried a conditioning workout? If not, you have to try them. They are intense and effective. This is not just any old workout. This is a fun yet challenging way to get your heart rate up, get in and out of the gym all while helping to burn fat. But believe us, these aren't for the weak hearted. If you are a beginner, then we would advise you to practice the below exercises first for a few weeks. Learn and execute proper technique before you begin thi
Now that the kids are back at school you might be thinking…. “how do I get back on track with my fitness and nutrition goals?” Summer, although it's a fun season with the warm weather, BBQs, patios, celebrations, camping, etc… It can also leave you with partying gift of a few (or more) extra pounds than you came into summer with. We understand that for parents it can be challenging to get those healthy meals and workouts in. Even more so when the kids are on school break. So