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How to plan your home gym

Andrew wanted a room that he would actually feel motivated by. His design team, led by real estate and renovation expert Scott McGillivray had all the answers. Then they powered it with fitness equipment and accessories from Spartan Fitness!

Even utilitarian rooms need a little personality. Along with the murals, Scott's team added a storage unit with space for accessories – both functional and decorative. “You’re always going to need somewhere to put water bottles, towels, maybe a plant or photo frame. So give yourself an area where you can add those personal touches.” It’s also wise to include hooks for hanging mats and other accessories, and baskets for yoga mats and the like. “A gym is by nature a busy looking room because of all the equipment, so make sure you have somewhere to store all your accessories.”


See the photos and get a list of equipment here.

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How Much Protein Do You Need Per Meal to Stimulate Muscle Growth

Contributed by Matt Volpe, Canfitpro Certified Trainer and Sales Associate at Spartan Fitness Mississauga.

I overheard two older trainers talking and giving advice to a much younger lifter on the amount of protein he should consume to see the quickest results. The two elder gentlemen were both adamant that the more protein the better, advising the client to “take two scoops” and “eat double meat” at every meal. These quotes didn’t really bother me but then I heard the line that made my blood boil. Read on why....

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How to Squat: 5 Variations

The best compound exercise and a must in every fitness program. Check-out this video with personal trainer Carmen Deacetis.

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Your workout routine - Why you need to stick with it!

With New Year’s resolutions far in the rear view mirror, it’s safe to assume that many who vowed to exercise regularly this year have struggled with maintaining a steady work out routine. It’s not a criticism, but simply human nature that can make adopting new habits a challenge. Exercise is hard work, and for some individuals, other activities and distractions are more appealing. So what’s the key to adhering to a regular work out routine – especially during busy seasons of life or when traveling? Although there is no magic solution, here are some tips that can help you be...

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New Science Reveals How to Maximize Workouts In A Shorter Time

New Science Reveals How to Maximize Workouts In A Shorter Time 

Most people have been lead to believe that in order to gain muscle and sports performance they need to hit the weights for hours on end, until now.

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