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Calgary Stage Prep
  • Jun 28, 2017
  • Shayne

Preparing for a Fitness Competition

Preparing yourself to enter a fitness competition is probably one of the toughest challenges you will ever endure, but it’s also one of the most rewarding. Not to mention, you’ll also get in great shape! Some of the benefits of taking part in. . .

Calgary Corporate Fitness
  • Jun 26, 2017
  • Shayne

Why You Should Invest in a Corporate Fitness Program

Are you looking to activate a healthy culture in your workplace? Work with some of the best personal trainers in Calgary to create a comprehensive & enjoyable corporate fitness program that both employers & employees can benefit from!  A growing. . .

Calgary Weight Management
  • Jun 21, 2017
  • Shayne

Simple & Easy Ways to Maintain Your Weight Loss Results

Say no to diets for weight loss. Slim down quickly and maintain your new figure with our custom weight loss programs in Calgary.   Diets for weight loss are used by many Calgarians in an attempt to achieve the figure they’ve always wanted. . . .

Fitness Diet Calgary
  • Jun 14, 2017
  • Shayne

How to Create a Successful Meal Plan

Are you trying to lose weight or simply become more fit? No matter your goals, investing in personal training and a nutrition coach can have enormous benefits.   Staying in good health and shape requires that you engage in a regular workout. . .

Calgary Ketogenic Diet
  • Jun 12, 2017
  • Shayne

4 Benefits of the Ketogenic Diet

Looking for a quick, safe & sustainable way to reach your weight loss goals? Our Calgary nutrition coaches discuss the physical & mental benefits of the ketogenic diet.   Achieving and sticking to a healthy body weight is crucial for maintaining. . .

Calgary weight loss
  • Jun 07, 2017
  • Shayne

How to Achieve The Best Weight Loss Results

Working hard but not seeing the results from your weight loss program? Here’s how our Calgary personal trainers can help. Finding the right personal trainer can transform your health and fitness efforts and provide the best weight loss. . .

Calgary Personal Training
  • Jun 05, 2017
  • Shayne

3 Benefits of Eating Healthy

Are you tired of following fad diets for weight loss and seeing no results? At Jensen Fitness, we offer affordable, customized weight loss programs to help our clients achieve all their fitness and weight loss goals. In order to reach your. . .

Cardio weight loss training
  • May 15, 2017
  • Shayne

Calgary Cardio Workouts and Weight Loss

Looking to incorporate more cardio into your weight loss program? Here are a few tips to develop the best cardio workout for you and enhance your weight loss goals. Although many different exercises including weight training and mobility. . .

Jensen Fitness Gym
  • May 04, 2017
  • Shayne

Join Jensen Fitness At Its New Location: 16-12110 40 St SE

Join Jensen Fitness At Its New Location We’re excited to announce that Jensen Fitness is now located at 16-12110 40 St SE: the sign is up we’re open! We’d like to give A BIG THANK YOU to everybody that has supported us along the. . .

Calgary Personal Training
  • Apr 24, 2017
  • Shayne

3 Signs Your Weight Loss Program Isn'™t Working

Working out diligently but still not seeing the weight loss results you desire? Here’s how our personal trainers & customized weight loss programs can help. The importance of regular exercise and a well-planned workout program for achieving. . .

Fitness Myths Debunked
  • Mar 30, 2017
  • Shayne

Fact vs Fiction: 4 Common Exercise Myths Debunked

Going to the gym but not seeing the results? Our Calgary fitness experts recommend purging these common physical activity myths from your mind. Going to the gym and working out is a great investment in both your physical and emotional. . .

weight loss and fitness calgary
  • Mar 01, 2017
  • Shayne

Instant Weight Loss With Weight Training

When you think about the most effective type of workouts for weight loss, you might not immediately jump to weight training, even though you should. While it’s true that a cardio workout gets your heart pumping, helping you burn calories,. . .

personal trainer and fitness nutrition plan calgary
  • Feb 28, 2017
  • Shayne

How a Personal Trainer Keeps You Accountable

When embarking on a fitness and nutrition plan, it’s important to know how to achieve the goals you have in mind. If you are having a difficult time reaching your milestones, or even setting goals, it may be time to hire a personal. . .

diet for weight loss and personal trainer calgary
  • Feb 14, 2017
  • Shayne

Why You Should Stop Obsessing Over the Scale

When you are trying to lose some weight, it’s easy to get overly concerned with the number you see when you step on the scale. While it can be a good thing to check in from time to time, obsessing over this number isn’t healthy, nor is it always. . .

Jensen Fitness
  • Feb 10, 2017
  • Shayne

2017 Summer Slimdown Transformation Challenge

In 2016, Jensen Fitness launched it's Transformation Challenge Series - a fun, interactive way to work hard and transform your body while building incredible friendships and earning a chance to win OVER $5000 in prizes.   On March 18, 2017. . .

Posing For Competition
  • Feb 01, 2017
  • Shayne

4 Tips On How To Improve Your Posing Before Competition

Bodybuilding posing is usually one of the most ignored aspects of stage preparation. However, if you hope to win or even place well in a contest, you must give your posing preparation the same dedication as nutrition and training. How you present. . .

Fitness Experts Calgary
  • Jan 25, 2017
  • Shayne

How Mobility & Stability Training Can Improve Your Quality of Life and Reduce Pain

Some of the most common terms we associate with fitness include muscle, strength, endurance and weight loss. However two of the most important components of a fitness regime that often get overlooked are mobility and stability training. By. . .

weight loss programs calgary
  • Jan 18, 2017
  • Shayne

How To Choose an Online Weight Loss Program

Choosing a weight-loss program can prove to be a difficult task. But it’s crucial to spend some time doing your research and find one that will meet all your weight loss needs while setting you up for long-term success. Calgary-based Jensen. . .

personal training calgary
  • Jan 11, 2017
  • Shayne

Calgary Weight Loss - How To Lose Weight Safely

Deciding to lose weight is the first big step to your personal weight loss journey. Whether you are doing it for an event or for your own personal health, always ensure you are approaching your weight loss in the safest and healthiest way. Some. . .

Weight loss programs calgary
  • Dec 28, 2016
  • Shayne

Best Weight Loss Tips - Happy Weight vs. Healthy Weight

With the many hurdles life can throw your way, why does weight have to be one of those challenges? Struggling with weight loss is a common issue many people encounter. A common pattern many people may follow when they start a weight loss program or. . .

Calgary Personal Trainer
  • Dec 14, 2016
  • Christine

Busy Single Mother Loses 52 lbs in 14 Weeks Training Online with Jensen Fitness

"I've had lots of people ask me for before and current photos when I post my weight loss and I said once I hit 50lbs I would post. So time is here. I've hit 50lbs. I started my journey doing stairs in July and continue since then. I've. . .

Personal training calgary
  • Dec 07, 2016
  • Shayne

Personal Training Calgary - Do You Need A Personal Trainer?

With the Internet in existence and as helpful as ever, is it really worth it to go out our way to seek a personal trainer if all the information is online? Whether you are seeking to maximize your weight loss, contest preparation or looking to. . .

Nutrition coach calgary
  • Nov 30, 2016
  • Shayne

Nutrition Coach Calgary - What Is Nutrition Coaching?

Are you one of those people who seem to believe that no matter how much you plan your meal or try different weight loss methods, fixing your diet seems like an impossible feat? Food is a science and fortunately, nutrition coaches have educated. . .

Calgary Personal Trainer
  • Nov 09, 2016
  • Christine

Turn those Arms from Flab to Fab with this superset

Try these 2 Amazing Arm Defining Exercises for the Triceps. Add these in to your next upperbody workout and feel the burn! Superset:  One Arm Cable Reverse Woodchops 4x15 (each arm) Standing(one arm behind the neck) Tricep Extensions. . .

Calgary Personal Trainer
  • Nov 08, 2016
  • Shayne

Personal Training at Jensen Fitness In Copperfield SE Calgary

Our mission is to create a positive and motivating experience for our clients, moving them closer to optimal levels of health, and physical fitness.  

Calgary Personal Trainer
  • Nov 07, 2016
  • Christine

Egg White Muffins for a quick and healthy breakfast

This is one of my favorite brekfast recipes! They are so quick to make. Each muffin equals 4 egg whites. I eat 2 with a piece of sprouted grain toast for breakfast :)  DIRECTIOINS: Preheat oven to 400 1 red pepper diced 1 green pepper. . .

Calgary Personal Trainer
  • Nov 02, 2016
  • Shayne

Curtis - Online Training 10 Week Progress

Curtis is my brother in law.  When we started the Fall Transformation Challenge he felt like it was also the time for him to change up his training and nutriton program. He dropped just under 10 pounds during the 10 weeks, however our goal was to. . .

Jensen Fitness
  • Aug 12, 2016
  • Shayne

Audra 10 Week Transformation

“No matter where you are in life, you can always take it to the next step. ”   Audra was in great shape but was wanting to take her fitness to the next level, without sacrificing more time with friends and family.  Before starting the 10. . .

Jensen Fitness
  • Aug 11, 2016
  • Shayne

Lisa - 10 Week - 22 Pounds Transformation

Busy mom’s know how challenging finding balance can be when it comes to kids and maintaining a fitness routine.  Lisa is a mom of two young children and was discovering that she was always tired, and had no energy for her busy 2 and 4 year olds. . . .

Jensen Fitness
  • Aug 08, 2016
  • Shayne

Krysta 10 Week Transformation

Krysta had always struggled with her weight as far back as she could remember.  Being almost 30 and having fought with her weight and never accomplishing anything with it.  With a recent diagnosis of Multiple sclerosis and a significant change in. . .

Jensen Fitness
  • Jul 31, 2016
  • Shayne

Michelle - 32 Week - 50 Pounds Transformation

Before starting her 32 week program at Jensen Fitness, Michelle lived her live like any typical 30-something person.  She did some activity and didn’t have the best nutrition, she still ate like she had in her 20’s and realized as she. . .

Jensen Fitness
  • Jul 14, 2016
  • Shayne

Tracy 10 Week Transformation

At the end of the 10 week challenge Tracy is ecstatic about her results. Are you ready for the next challenge in your fitness routine?  Have you hit a stall in your weight loss goals?  This is where Tracy was before she heard about the Jensen. . .

  • Jul 05, 2016
  • Shayne

Cobi 10 Week Transformation

Devoted mother, bride to be, working woman; these are words that describe Cobi.  They might even describe yourself!   Cobi came to Jensen Fitness in January 2016, with a goal to look and feel her best for her upcoming nuptials in August. . .

Calgary Personal Trainer
  • Feb 18, 2016
  • Christine

Friday Morning Metcon

Friday Morning Metcon    Go all out for 30 seconds with each exercise then move on to the next one (taking little to no rest in between exercises). Complete all 3 circuits with minimal rest. Repeat 4 times. This will take approx. . .

Calgary Personal Trainer
  • Jan 26, 2016
  • Christine

Keto Pizza

We are now on Day 26 of our Ketogenic Diet. We have made quiet a few yummy recipes with "Keto Friendly" foods! We wanted to share one of our favourite recipes which is a Low Carb/Keto Friendly Pizza. It tastes way more yummy then the tradiontal. . .

Calgary Personal Trainer
  • Jan 12, 2016
  • Christine

Keto Life Day 15

So today is Day 15 of being on the Ketogenic Diet and we feel AMAZING!! Tons of energy and mental clarity! For those of you unsure what this  is here is a little info on the diet::  A Keto Diet is well known for being a low carb diet, where. . .

Calgary Personal Trainer
  • Jan 12, 2016
  • Shayne

Samantha

Samantha and I worked together for about 4 months to get her ready to compete in her first fitness show.   Right from the first day she had an amazing attitude.   It takes alot of work and dedication to follow a competition training and meal plan. . . .

Jensen Fitness
  • Jan 12, 2016
  • Christine

Kayla

"Training with Christine and Shayne online was a piece of cake. They check in with you several times a week and are very motivating and keep you accountable. Competing in my first show was great! I brought my fitness to a whole new level. I learned. . .

calgary personal trainer
  • Dec 09, 2015
  • Christine

Happy Hump Day

Happy Hump Day FitFam. Give this Booty Blasting Exercise a try! You will be sure to feel the burn ;) Walking Lunges                  3 sets 50 reps Glute Machine Kick Backs 3 sets 15 reps Cable Kick Backs (Heavy)  3 sets 12. . .

  • Nov 26, 2015
  • Christine

Try this variation of a plank

This variation of a plank is one of my favourite exercises. Up Down Planks on a Bosu Ball are great for working not only your core but also your chest, back, and shoulders. Incorporate these into your routine for 1 min rounds. With the Bosu Ball. . .

Jensen Fitness
  • Nov 19, 2015
  • Christine

Vanessa 12 Week - 32lbs and 15 inches Transformation

"After 12 weeks of weights, cardio, clean eating, and let's be honest - my fair share of exhaustion - I was beyond anything I could have ever imagined!  My body had completely changed shape; I lost 15 inches and over 30lbs.  I felt like I. . .

  • Nov 18, 2015
  • Christine

Short on Time Try my Metcon Workout of the Day

Do you struggle to find time to fit your workouts in? Then you must give this Metcon workout a try.   The Full Body Flush boosts your metabolism and pushes your entire body to the limit. Metabolic Conditioning workouts, or MetCons for short, are. . .

  • Nov 17, 2015
  • Christine

Glute exercise of the week

Prone Glute Raises also known as a Reverse Hyper are a great  glute exercise. At full hip extension, is where we get the most muscle fiber activation and this move allows us to achieve full extension and hold that position under tension.   To. . .

  • Nov 09, 2015
  • Christine

Protein Gingersnap Cookies

Gingersnaps are one of my favorite holiday cookies so I thought I would try making a healthier version to satisfy my sweet tooth. These cookies taste sooooo yummy you would never guess they are good for you!! Happy Holidays Fit Fam! xo. . .

  • Oct 28, 2015
  • Christine

A better word for "Busy"

Busy is an interesting word.   It does, however, have a slightly negative tone to it.  I am too busy to help with that.   I am too busy to get that task completed.   How about I am too busy to workout, or too busy to meal prep.    I have. . .

  • Oct 22, 2015
  • Christine

Pumpkin Protein Waffles

Ingredients: 1/3 cup  Quick Oats or Oat flour 1/2 scoop of Vanilla Protein Powder (I used Syntha 6 vanilla ice cream by BSN) 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg  1 tsp Truvia 2 tbsp Pumpkin Puree 1 Whole egg 4 Egg Whites 2 tbsp. . .

  • Sep 30, 2015
  • Shayne

Chocolate Zucchini Protein Bread

Flourless Chocolate Protein Zucchini Bread ​Ingredients 2 cups of ground quick oats 1/3 cup cocoa powder sifted  2/3 cup Truvia 1tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 3 scoops chocolate protein powder (I used 100% natural whey. . .

  • Sep 17, 2015
  • Shayne

5 simple ways to trick your hunger mechanism

One of the biggest challenges when you are trying to follow a meal plan is keeping those carbs in check.     The high carb days are much easier to deal with, but its the lower carb and no carb days that are sure to have your energy lower than. . .

  • Apr 22, 2015
  • Shayne

Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa and Cucumber Avocado Salad

Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Avocado Salsa and Tomato, Cucumber and Avocado Salad Pineapple Avocado Salsa Ingredients 2 cups of diced pinapple 1 avocado, diced 1 jalepeno, seeded and finely diced (half of a jalepeno for less. . .

  • Mar 12, 2015
  • Christine

Competition Season

The month of March means spring is around the corner, its also that time of year again for competition/prep season to begin for many competitors. Most federations start their first shows in May and end the season in November. Some of these. . .

  • Mar 06, 2015
  • Christine

10 Positive Affirmations

I read these affirmations daily and they are even posted on my goals board. Reading and writing daily affirmations helps keep me motivated, focused and positive. If you believe that you are what you feel, then life truly stems from your thoughts. . .

  • Mar 03, 2015
  • Shayne

Benefits of Cabbage

We have decided to switch up our fibrous carbs in our meals. Instead of our usual broccili, asparagus, spinach and green beans we are  going to be having cabbage. Yes, I said cabbage. This veggie is not only fibrous but has several other health. . .

  • Apr 21, 2014
  • Shayne

11 Weeks Progress Pics

Come cheer on our boy Dan at the Southern Alberta Bodybuilding Championships June 14/14 in Red Deer, AB. Dan has cut his bodyweight by 28 pounds in the last 11 weeks by lifting hard and following his meal plan. So what does that actually look. . .

  • Mar 19, 2014
  • Shayne

Kim - 24 weeks

Kim has only been following our training and meal plans for 24 weeks! She is working her butt off and is now half way to her goal.  We are so proud of the time and effort that she puts in to her training.  Look at her amazing transformation! Kim. . .

Tilapia
  • Mar 10, 2014
  • Shayne

Sun Dried Tomato and Herb Tilapia with Asparagus

Try this tasty sodium free, low carb meal. Grill some fresh Tilapia fillets in a frying pan on medium for about 8 mins total, flipping once. Sprinkle some sodium free spice on both sides of the fish. Asparagus is tasty steamed in a pan with a tiny. . .

Cod & Zucchini
  • Mar 06, 2014
  • Shayne

Lemon Pepper Cod with Zuccini

This is a great low carb meal. Grill some Cod in a frying pan with a little lemon pepper. I like to keep the pan around medium and add a tbsp or so of water around the edges to help it steam. Add some sodium free Lemon Pepper spice. This is a nice. . .

Valentines Day Recipe
  • Feb 14, 2014
  • Shayne

PB & J Valentines Protein Cookies

PB & J Valentines Protein Cookies Ingredients 1 cup of All Natural Peanut Butter 1 large Egg 1 large Egg White 1 tbsp Unsweetened Apple Sauce 1 oz water Add Truvia or your favorite sweetener to taste 1 scoop of Vanilla Protein. . .

Chicken Tomato Soup
  • Jan 03, 2014
  • Shayne

Chicken and Tomato Red Pepper Soup

I made this tasty soup tonight. We also paired it with a small portion of Quinoia. Ingredients 1/2 Onion 1 Red Pepper 4 Chicken Breast 3 tbsp Olive Oil 1 cup diced Tomatoes 1 can light Mushroom Soup 2 Garlic. . .

  • Jan 03, 2014
  • Shayne

Stage Prep

Getting up on stage is an amazing experience.   We can help you with the Nutritional work and planning, as well as with the workouts and periodization required to get you on the stage.   We can help you to connect to those who offer custom made. . .

  • Jan 03, 2014
  • Shayne

Corporate Fitness

Corporate fitness packages and private bootcamps are available. Please contact us for more information...  

  • Dec 31, 2013
  • Shayne

Lets go for a New Years Deadlift PR

I went to the gym this morning, totally prepared to do a little cardio and take a rest day after training the last 4 days. Brett calls me up and asks if I want to lift. Well of course! Little did we both know that we would close out 2013 closest to. . .

  • Nov 21, 2013
  • Christine

Healthy Delicious Turkey Chili

This is one of my favorite recipes to make when its cold out. Its so simple and last for days! I make a huge batch and always freeze some as well. I like alot of spice so please adjust spices accordingly if  spicy isn't for you :)  Enjoy. . .

  • Sep 24, 2013
  • Shayne

The Titan Workout

The Titan Workout 7 flights of stairs 100 Crunches 40 Leg Press 3X (Rope Face Pull 20 & Squat Jump 20) 7 flights of stairs 100 Crunches 40 Leg Press 3X(Lat Pulldown 20 & Goblet Squat 30) 7 flights of stairs 100. . .

  • Sep 23, 2013
  • Christine

Protein Black Bean Brownies

Protein Black Bean Brownies Ingredients: 1/3 Cup Oats 1 Scoop Chocolate Protein Powder 1/4 Tsp salt 1/2 Tsp cinnamon 1 Tsp vanilla extract 4 Tbsp Cocoa Powder 5 egg whites 1 Whole Egg 1/4 cup Truvia 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1. . .

Chocolate Coconut Protein Muffins
  • Sep 23, 2013
  • Christine

Chocolate Coconut Protein Muffins

Chocolate Coconut Protein Muffins Ingredients 2 Scoops of chocolate protein powder 2 Tbsp Truvia 4 Tbsp Cocoa Powder 1/2 Cup Ground Oats of Coconut Flour 1 Tsp Baking Powder 1 Tsp Baking Soda 1/4 Tsp Salt 1/4 Cup Unsweetened. . .

Flourless Banana Muffins
  • Jul 22, 2013
  • Christine

Flourless Banana Muffins

Flourless Banana Muffins Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla extract 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce 2 cups of ground oats 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/4. . .

  • Jun 13, 2013
  • Christine

Turkey Muffins

One of our favorite recipes that is easy to make, and also easy to control the serving size. They can be either pressed flat and cooked in a pan, or press them into muffin tins and bake. Turkey Meatballs Ingredients 2lbs ground turkey. . .

  • May 26, 2013
  • Shayne

Whey Protein vs Casein Protein

There is much confusion as to the different types of proteins and how they should best be used. The following is a quick comparison between Whey and Casein.

  • May 05, 2013
  • Shayne

Re-Feed Lentil Stew

This Lentil Re-feed stew is very tasty.  Great for carb loading or after big workouts. 350 calories per cup, 70 carb, 20 protein, 2 fat.

  • Apr 12, 2013
  • Shayne

Personal Trainers do 3 things for you

A skilled personal trainer will do these three things well for you. A trainer will keep you motivated. A trainer will give you excellent technical instruction. Having regularily scheduled training times will keep you. . .

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Today I finished a 10 week challenge, and I am so happy with my results. I started off the year committed to get this weight off, get healthier and fix my hips and back. My pain is gone, I am stronger, I have lost weight and inches. Thank you guys for helping me rediscover something I had lost.

Rediscovering my fitness
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