Chris Deschamps Fitness

Chris Deschamps Fitness Safe, effective, and efficient exercise is necessary to ensure progression towards the goal of health and longevity. Try us out to find optimal results in your health and exercise!

Operating as usual

01/28/2021
Bell Let's Talk

Bell Let's Talk

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day. Every time this video is viewed today, Bell will donate 5¢ more towards Canadian mental health initiatives. Watch and share to show your support. #BellLetsTalk

Looking to improve body composition? Simply stick to the foods more in the top category - No need to count, track, etc. ...
01/13/2021

Looking to improve body composition? Simply stick to the foods more in the top category - No need to count, track, etc. 💪

Keep on top of your resolutions by keeping it simple. Exercise (ideally resistance/strength training) 1-2 times per week...
01/08/2021

Keep on top of your resolutions by keeping it simple. Exercise (ideally resistance/strength training) 1-2 times per week (with a professional if you are unsure where to start), and increase your protein intake. Simplify and ignore the complicated nonsense that you read online.

2-for-1 We strive to ensure the facility remains impeccably clean so we can continue to provide consistent and effective...
12/18/2020

2-for-1

We strive to ensure the facility remains impeccably clean so we can continue to provide consistent and effective strength training sessions each week for clients like Margaret and Wojtek. We appreciate them and all of our clients putting the investment of time and money into their health to remain strong and healthy during these uncertain times.

1-2 30 minute sessions a week will change your life.

BACK PAIN? Strength training is the best and most preventative measure to take with regards to general pain and/or tight...
12/08/2020

BACK PAIN? Strength training is the best and most preventative measure to take with regards to general pain and/or tightness in the lower or upper back. The problem is many people are either too intimidated, or they are misinformed. A common misconception is to avoid weights, however safe and effective exercises such as the ones pictured here involve proper mechanics that help isolate the musculature in the upper and lower back. This will help prevent further discomfort and lead to less injuries with a stronger back!

12/03/2020

https://ottawacitizen.com/pmn/news-pmn/dangers-of-a-sedentary-covid-19-lockdown-inactivity-can-take-a-toll-on-health-in-just-two-weeks/wcm/eb839724-5253-45db-8b48-590694860546

"Insulin resistance (a warning sign for the development of type 2 diabetes), reduced muscle mass, increased body fat and poor sleep quality are just some of the health concerns caused by physical inactivity. Physical inactivity is also a major contributor to poor mental health and social isolation... The health effects of inactivity start piling up within days...".

Now more than ever, we must take action towards improving our overall health. Exercise and strength training are necessary in order to increase strength, muscle mass and strengthen our immune system. Reach out if you are unsure of how or where to start during these difficult times.

Food for thought - next time you’re out buying groceries. Prioritize protein and compliment this with 1-2 strength train...
11/27/2020

Food for thought - next time you’re out buying groceries. Prioritize protein and compliment this with 1-2 strength training sessions per week. You will be amazed with the results 💪

Could not agree more!
11/25/2020
Exercise....NOT a metaphor for life!

Could not agree more!

Stop making exercise into a metaphor for life. Exercise should be a logical process of stimulating a positive physical adaptation, not a way to show how muc...

Very useful - strengthening the neck is often neglected and overlooked. Great to manage neck pain and help reduce potent...
08/27/2020

Very useful - strengthening the neck is often neglected and overlooked. Great to manage neck pain and help reduce potential injury. Can also complete isometric by replacing the hand with a pad or pillow against a wall.

How to manage acute neck pain at home! Check out @dr.g.chiro newest blog which discusses some at home strategies to manage acute neck pain! This image shows how to use isometric exercises to strengthen your neck muscles and combat acute neck pain. Follow the link in our bio for more neck pain management strategies discussed in our blog! #neckpain #chiro #acutepain #textneck @ Health-Fit Chiropractic & Sports Recovery

With proper instruction, that’s all it takes.
08/24/2020

With proper instruction, that’s all it takes.

The truth!! We see this with our clients each week. #kingston #ygk #ygkfitness #personaltraining #kwikfitkingston

Eva completing her early morning (for me)/afternoon session (for her) all the way from Geneva, Switzerland! Eva's dedica...
08/20/2020

Eva completing her early morning (for me)/afternoon session (for her) all the way from Geneva, Switzerland! Eva's dedication to her health and fitness has been unmatched. We started twice a week Zoom sessions back in April and she has not missed a single session yet. She has developed tremendous strength and improvement in her wall sits for 3+ minutes and planks for 2+ minutes. Keep it up Eva!

Today we are reopening our doors at the JCC fitness centre. The fitness centre has had numerous changes made to accommod...
08/17/2020

Today we are reopening our doors at the JCC fitness centre. The fitness centre has had numerous changes made to accommodate social distancing to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and improve the overall safety of our members and staff.

Health screening at the entrance, and multiple hand sanitizing stations have been inputed. Machines and equipment will be disinfected before and after each use. A complete reorganization of the machines, and limited 'cardio' equipment to further promote social distancing have been implemented.

Limited spots are available to ensure small numbers in the fitness centre. Book now to increase your strength, immunity, and overall health! We are so glad to be back.

05/04/2020
Push

Video I created for the JCC's website. A very brief way to train your upper body "pushing" muscles. Add it in to your routine, or just try it on its own.

Here are some key points:
-Always breathe, never hold your breath
-Go slow (about 3-5 seconds each direction) with the push ups
-Transition between directions as slow as possible (eliminate momentum)
-Push yourself as long as possible - going slow will isolate the musculature safely, creating a very low risk for injury.
-Track - Time yourself, or count repetitions to ensure progression is being made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOWTG7Xeb_g

Soloway JCC
04/25/2020

Soloway JCC

Don't have a rowing machine at home? No worries...SJCC Personal Trainer, Chris shows us how to work the upper back using just a towel. Check it out here https://tinyurl.com/rekfzt3

04/12/2020

Happy birthday to one of my longest standing clients Andi Bianco! Here she is pressing 240lbs on the Nautilus leg press with ease!(pre COVID-19 of course). Happy birthday Andi!

Virtual Personal Training has become the norm for me this past week. It has been a challenge to continue to provide a se...
03/29/2020
What’s the best way to exercise to maintain a strong immune system?

Virtual Personal Training has become the norm for me this past week. It has been a challenge to continue to provide a service with value for individuals looking to continue their strength and overall health gains. We have adapted from social distance park workouts, to now in home virtual personal training.

During this time, it is important for everyone to maintain their mental and physical well being. This is not a time to start bad habits. Please reach out if you are looking for ways to improve strength and health from your home.

Article here from the Globe about the effects exercise has on your immune system. I hope everyone is doing their part and continuing to stay well.

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/health-and-fitness/article-whats-the-best-way-to-exercise-to-maintain-a-strong-immune-system/

Scientists have long studied the potential effects of exercise intensity and duration on the body’s ability to resist infection

https://medxpf.com/blog/resistance-training-the-investment-plan-of-exerciseLove this article by Ian Hodgins and MedX Pre...
02/29/2020
Blog

https://medxpf.com/blog/resistance-training-the-investment-plan-of-exercise

Love this article by Ian Hodgins and MedX Precision Fitness.

"As with a smart investment, a proper fitness regimen must be sustainable in order for it to remain consistent over the long term. You will never gain maximum success jumping in and out of investments whenever you feel like it, and the same is true with fitness: slow, steady, and disciplined wins the race!".

In financial planning, we invest today in order to provide for needs and wants that we may encounter down the road. Whether you are saving for a house (good luck if you are looking in Toronto), a child’s education, a new business venture, a trip, or retirement, future needs always dictate today's ...

02/27/2020
02/22/2020
Type 2 Diabetes Is 100% Preventable

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O8DUJ9q2dQU

Currently reading Dr. Ted Naiman's book, 'The P:E Diet'. Great book so far. Very simple and easy read if you are new to nutrition. Tons of illustrations/diagrams such as the ones in this video. Looking to increase knowledge on maximizing health, muscle, and staying lean? This is a good start.

Type 2 diabetes is 100% preventable — I explain WHY and HOW in 1 minute.

https://www.outsideonline.com/2259366/four-laws-muscle#close"..We break down and rebuild 1 to 2 percent of our muscle ea...
02/15/2020
4 Laws of Muscle

https://www.outsideonline.com/2259366/four-laws-muscle#close

"..We break down and rebuild 1 to 2 percent of our muscle each day, meaning that you completely rebuild yourself every two to three months. This is a message, van Loon hopes, that might persuade people to think a little more carefully about what they put in their mouths."

Maximize your protein intake with all meals and strength train safely with high intensity at least once per week. That simple formula can go a long way. Even more importantly, seek out a competent trainer that can provide you with the proper instruction to get you optimal results.

The protein and muscle guru Luc van Loon wants you to bulk up—and keep what you've got

"Today, we continue to deal with the aftermath of the 'calorie is a calorie' argument in the form of rising sugar consum...
02/08/2020
How the food industry promotes false nutritional information and what it means for our health

"Today, we continue to deal with the aftermath of the 'calorie is a calorie' argument in the form of rising sugar consumption and exponentially growing rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease – conditions that many experts attribute to sugar consumption."

- "Low fat", "zero calorie", "free of cholesterol", "without sodium", etc. claims on food packages do not necessarily mean it is a healthy option!

https://nationalpost.com/life/food/how-the-food-industry-promotes-false-nutritional-information-and-what-it-means-for-our-health

Claudia McNeilly: Disclosure is important, but it’s not a complete solution to a nutritional community that has failed us

https://www.pressreader.com/canada/ottawa-citizen/20200106/282029034158447?fbclid=IwAR0SOb0TwesJxbAgx9r_YgpmK82mvhkEO8Sc...
02/01/2020
THE TRUTH ABOUT STRETCH­ING | Ottawa Citizen

https://www.pressreader.com/canada/ottawa-citizen/20200106/282029034158447?fbclid=IwAR0SOb0TwesJxbAgx9r_YgpmK82mvhkEO8ScLG5Ed5vjArWz9stxK71eNTY

"It turns out that whether flexibility is great, good or mediocre, there is little impact on any of these measures of health and fitness".

Strength train safely to avoid injury and continue to allow yourself to do the things you enjoy!

The last time I wrote a con­tro­ver­sial col­umn about stretch­ing, I got a record num­ber of read­ers ques­tion­ing the ra­tio­nale be­hind elim­i­nat­ing stretch­ing be­fore a work­out. That was 20 years ago, when stretch­ing was an in­te­gral part of al­most all...

01/29/2020
Bell Let's Talk Day 2020 - Official video

https://youtu.be/az9ufxbkWDw

It's Bell Let's Talk Day. For each time this short video is watched, Bell will donate 5¢ towards Canadian mental health initiatives. Spread the word!

Today is Bell Let’s Talk Day. For every view of this video, Bell will donate 5¢ towards Canadian mental health initiatives. Watch now and share this video to...

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01/28/2020

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01/02/2020

Chris Deschamps Fitness

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21 Nadolny Sachs Private
Ottawa, ON
K2A 1R9

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