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Tips on healthy eating, recipes and helpful info about your food.

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Get the latest fitness and health news and see why it matters to you.

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Read about inspiring weight loss journeys and people striving to achieve their fitness goals.

Equipment Equipment

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Exercising Exercising

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Perspectives Perspectives

Here we explore a variety of fitness topics and sort out the good from the bad information.

Latest Blog Posts

The secret to extending the life of your treadmill, elliptical or bike in 2020

It’s a new decade, and you’ve made some resolutions to get 2020 started right. Exercise more. Get yourself back into shape “like you were in your 20’s”. And to kickstart your renewed commitment to a healthy lifestyle you’ve picked yourself up a new Bowflex treadmill from Flaman Fitness. Making time for exercise is easier said than done but you’ve already taken a Neil Armstrong-like giant leap toward your fitness goals by picking up said treadmill. You’re now set up for success for years to come.

2020: The Year to Re-think the “Resolution”

Instead of feeling ashamed about past health experiences, be curious and learn from your “past you.” Instead of making grand “wishes” for 2020 — broad unrealistic claims divorced from growth, reflection, and reality — make intelligent, realistic GOALS. For many, the New Year — the demarcation of a “new beginning” — is motivating. If this is true for you, GREAT! Capitalize on the surge of motivation. Since the New Year is now, it is as good a time as any to make a health goal. As my mother taught me, don’t put off ‘til tomorrow what you can do today.

Flaman Cold Weather Clothing Drive

When the mercury drops like it has in Edmonton and across the prairies, it’s a nuisance for most people. Maybe your car won’t start, or you have to turn the thermostat up a little to offset the cold. But for some members of our community, the cold presents a serious, potentially life-threatening challenge just to stay warm. And they urgently need our help.

​Dog vs. Exercise Bike: A Head-to-Head Comparison of “Your Best Friend” Competitors

Could your exercise bike replace your dog as your new best friend? Check out this epic comparison between stronger thighs and sad, soft eyes.

Why and How Strength Training Can Make Your Cardio Workout More Effective

For years, cardio has been about losing weight, gaining energy and improving the length and quality of our lives. Strength training has been about the weight we can lift or resist and the muscular physique we can show off doing it. But now the idea of adding strength training to our cardio routines is catching on.

Foam Rollers: What to Know Before You get Rolling in 2019 | Flaman Fitness

There are so many different foam rollers. Which one is right for you? Here are some questions that will put you on the path to post-workout relief.

Foam Rollers: The Gripping Origins of Whatever These Things Are

If you're unfamiliar with foam rollers, don't worry, they won't hurt you - quite the opposite, in fact. If you are familiar, you might be surprised to learn how they went from packing material to a trusted reliever of post-workout pain.

Standup paddleboarding - How to get started on a SUP in 2019 | Flaman Fitness

Will your first standup paddleboard adventure be a pleasure cruise or a harrowing voyage of unpleasant discoveries? Here are a few vital considerations that could make a big difference.

Five Key Questions to Ask Before You Buy Your Paddleboard

Identifying what you want from a standup paddleboard is the first step to getting it. Step two is discussing your desires with a SUP expert at your nearest Flaman Fitness location.

Modern Bow-mance: Which Bowflex Elliptical Could You Just Run Away With?

The Bowflex LateralX LX3 may be the hot new elliptical, but the BXE116 and Max Trainer M5 have plenty of moves to win you over. Try all three at your nearest Flaman Fitness location.

Measure up these three worthy workout suitors here.