5 exercises to activate glutes and hips that the pros love

September 20th, 2019 by Madeleine Kelly | Posted in Training | No Comments »

How to get strong like Emma Coburn, Colleen Quigley and Natasha Wodak


Why free weights or bodyweight exercises trump machines

December 18th, 2018 by Anne Francis | Posted in Training | No Comments »

For strength training, runners are better off using free weights or bodyweight exercises. Here’s why


When the weather outside gets frightful, training indoors can be delightful

December 6th, 2016 by Dan Way | Posted in Beginners, CR Explains, CRM Training Plans, Running Training Plans | No Comments »

When winter is at its worst, opting to stay indoors and using an indoor track or treadmill may be the safest and most effective way to get a run in.


I’ve done the inevitable: I signed up for a gym membership

November 14th, 2016 by Susan Farrelly | Posted in 12 races in 12 months, Blogs | No Comments »

With winter approaching, Susan has resigned herself to getting that good old gym membership. While she has committed, she isn’t sure how she feels about it.


Workout Wednesday: Embrace the mill to max winter workouts

December 9th, 2015 by Dan Way | Posted in CR Explains, Training | No Comments »

For many runners in Canada, the winter season means the inevitable prospect of facing nasty outdoor conditions. Ice, snow, wind and continuously cold temperatures are less than ideal for running and training and mean […]


What to do when the gym gets crowded

September 15th, 2015 by Sinead Mulhern | Posted in Training | No Comments »

Gym looking really packed lately? It doesn’t mean you have to steer clear until the crowds dwindle. September can become a pretty busy month at the gym. Somehow that back-to-school attitude still holds strong for […]


Are Canadian children getting enough exercise?

March 31st, 2015 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Body Work, Health & Nutrition | No Comments »

Are your children getting enough exercise? As a runner you’re likely instilling a healthy lifestyle on your children, though the same can’t be said for many of their peers. Only four per cent of Canadian […]


Another reason to avoid the treadmill

November 6th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Health & Nutrition | 4 Comments »

Another reason to avoid the treadmill: the air outside is probably a lot better than at your local gym. You may want to think twice about staying inside on the treadmill instead of heading outside this […]


The best way to spend money on running gear

March 12th, 2014 by Scott Leitch | Posted in Apparel, Electronics, Equipment, Running Gear, Running Shoes | 1 Comment »

Getting started in running is one of the cheaper ways to get yourself into shape. All you really need to get started is a pair of shoes,  but there is no shortage of items […]


Exercises to do and to avoid at the gym

February 8th, 2014 by Canadian Running | Posted in Training | 5 Comments »

Common exercises that may hurt you.