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Our 5 Fave Healthy Places Near Big Hit’s Toronto Studio

As amazing as a workout at Big Hit Studios is for your body, it’s important to complement your training with healthy eats too! Of course, it would be great to have the time to whip up a healthy meal right after a class, but we all know that isn’t always realistic. For a healthy meal on the go, look no further than Big Hit’s West Queen West neighbourhood. Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian or you prefer your protein Paleo style, these five favourites have you covered.

Preparing For Early Morning Classes: 5 Tips From Big Hit Trainer Irina

Every coach at the Big Hit Kickboxing Studios has a vast bank of knowledge that is unique to their experience as a trainer. For Toronto coach Irina, rocking mornings is just one of her specialties.

After more than ten years working as a personal trainer, group fitness coach and massage therapist, coach Irina has amassed a number of early morning tips that she loves to share with her clients. Starting most days at 5 AM herself, Irina has had plenty of experience with combatting those early morning workouts and getting the most out of them. So the next time you sign up for an early session, use these five handy tips from Irina to help you excel.

Three Steps To Buying The Right Pair Of Kickboxing Gloves

Selecting the right pair of kickboxing gloves for your body, could mean the difference between a good workout and a great one. Yet, when you go to the store to purchase some, there often isn’t enough information available to help you make the right choice. So before you select your next pair of gloves, here are the three steps that you need to consider for the best possible purchase.

The Best 9 Shoes To Wear For Kickboxing

In order to maximize the benefits of every workout, it is important to understand what kind of footwear you should be wearing for the exercise that you are doing. For instance, the best shoes that you could possibly wear for golfing will vary greatly from the best shoes that you could wear for running. So if you want to enhance your kickboxing workout and get the most out of it, it’s worth the investment to buy shoes that complement your workout and not hinder it. Here are the top nine shoes on the market today to boost your kickboxing workout.

6 New Workouts To Beat Exercise Boredom

With New Years Eve a whole two months behind us, it’s normal that your motivation may be starting to dwindle. As you grow accustomed to a routine, the repetition can often become boring resulting in an exercise rut. So if you find yourself stuck and unmotivated, this may be the perfect time to try something new to reinvigorate your routine. Fortunately, there are an array of great workouts that you can try to banish exercise boredom and get you excited to workout once more.  Here are the six new workouts you should try today.

6 Signs Your Body Is Deficient In Vitamins

When it comes to adequate vitamin consumption, it can often be difficult to determine if you’re getting the exact amount that you need. From our busy lifestyles to trying to eat healthy on the go, it’s not always easy to nourish your body from food sources alone. So you also start taking a multi-vitamin in hopes that it has you covered and yet, you’re still not sure if you’re getting it right. Fortunately, our bodies are designed to let us know when they require something more, it’s just a matter of paying attention to the signs. Here are the 6 ways that your body tries to tell you that it is deficient in certain vitamins and what you can do to fix it.

6 Healthy Foods That Could Lead To Weight Gain

When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, moderation and balance are the ultimate keys to success. Yet, with the abundant amount of information available to us online, it can often be difficult to determine exactly what we should be eating and how much of it. For anyone that’s ever done a quick google search or read an article about healthy eating, you know that there are certain foods that are always recommended to us. However, at what point do these recommended “healthy foods“ become unhealthy? Read the list below for your guide to the 6 healthy foods that could lead to weight gain.

6 Ways To Beat The Winter Blues

As the days continue to be short and cold, it can often be a struggle to stay motivated and positive during the winter months. With Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D) affecting 1 in 5 Americans and 18% of Canadians at some stage in their life, it is important to be aware of the symptoms and how to combat them. S.A.D is often categorized by symptoms of fatigue, lack of focus, sadness, anxiety, depression, weight gain, headaches, irritability, social withdrawal and a change in appetite. Symptoms typically occur between October and April, and scientists believe that they are linked to a decrease in exposure to sunlight and ones internal clock, which affects hormones and one’s internal temperature. S.A.D symptoms vary greatly in severity, yet even if they are only mildly affecting you, there are ways to improve your overall feelings of well-being with a few changes. If this winter has got you feeling down, try these 6 ways to beat the winter blues.

7 Tips For A Speedy Recovery From A Cold Or Flu

As we all know, during the colder months, it’s quite common to see everyone and their mother coming down with a flu and/or cold. Unfortunately, as you see one person after another succumbing to the dreaded symptoms and try to avoid them at all costs, it may only be a matter of time before it hits you.  So if you find yourself becoming victim to the telltale signs of a bacterial or viral infection, then you may want to keep reading because we’ll have you back on your feet in no time. Although plenty of rest and lots of water, are a pretty standard way to speed up your recovery, here are 7 other tips you should try the next time you come down with a cold or flu.

5 New Fitness Gadgets To Help You Achieve Your Goals

Wearable technology and fitness gadgets are projected to be the number one trend among health conscious consumers in 2016 and with all of the great devices on the market it’s no surprise why. From watches that double up as activity trackers to smart bras and smart pants, which offer you improvement tips, there are all sorts of fascinating and helpful gadgets on the market. Yet, where do you start? As with everything else that gains popularity among consumers, the market can quickly become over-saturated leaving you wondering what you should be purchasing. In order to give you a head start, here are 5 new gadgets that you need to know about today, to help with your fitness journey.