Category Archives: Exercise

Amazing Alberta Week #2


Leg #2 – Frank to Vulcan February 13 – 19 It’s time to leave Frank and slide over to our second destination, Vulcan. Once both team members have completed Week #1’s Mileage task as well as the Point of Interest task, come to the fitness desk to put your sticker on the tracking board. Your sticker is your ticket to remain in the challenge! The deadline to retrieve your team’s sticker for Week #1 is Monday, February 13th at 6:00 […]

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Amazing Alberta Week #1


Leg #1 – Calgary to Frank February 6 – 12 Welcome to Leg #1 of the Amazing Alberta Fitness Challenge. Our journey begins travelling south to Frank, AB. Click here to see the travel instructions & Point of Interest task guidelines. Report in to the Wellness Centre when you and your partner have completed both your minutes and point of Interest Task in order to get your sticker for the week. Remember Week #1 requirements have to be complete by Sunday […]

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Week #7 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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NOVEMBER 21 – 27 – FINAL WEEK!!! Can you believe it’s already week 7? Congratulations on sticking it out for 6 weeks of improving your overall health and lifestyle habits. One more week introducing a new habit and increasing your exercise level and then just maintenance. Sustain your gains. This is the key. Keep doing what you’ve been doing and watch as you reap more rewards from your long-term commitment. This week pack a homemade lunch. Take time to nurture […]

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Week #4 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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OCTOBER 31 – NOVEMBER 6 Did you successfully unplug 2 hours before bed each day last week? This week continue to explore new habits that your body and mind will thank you for by reducing your daily sitting time. Check out the full challenge details below: Week #4 Moderate-vigorous exercise to burn: Single Serving: 1300 cal Goin’ for Seconds: 1750 cal Week #4 Wellness Challenge: Reduce Sitting Time Read the Article (below) Use at least one of the anti-sitting strategies […]

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Week #3 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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OCTOBER 24 – OCTOBER 30 Week #3 has arrived. The first two weeks you worked on some positive eating habits. Now we turn your attention to technology. Here’s your challenge: Week #3 Moderate-vigorous exercise to burn: Single Serving: 1150 cal Goin’ for Seconds : 1550 cal Week #3 Wellness Challenge: No Screen Time 2 Hours Before Bed Read the Article (below) Avoid using electronics with displays 2 hours before bed (i.e. TVs, computers, iPads / tablets, cell phones, e-readers) Record 1 point on your challenge tracking […]

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Week #1 Turkey to Turkey Challenge 2016


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OCTOBER 11 – OCTOBER 16 Gobble! Gobble! It’s Turkey time again. The Turkey to Turkey Challenge is back with a twist. This year, in addition, to completing daily wellness challenges, you will complete physical activity equivalent to burning a Turkey dinner. We have two challenge levels: Single Serving and Goin’ for SecondsNot registered for the challenge? No worries. Request your official tracking sheet and calorie burn chart. Then follow along on the blog. This 7-week fitness and lifestyle challenge will make a difference […]

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Road to Rio Olympic Challenge


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  MAY 24 – JUNE 24 Discover your inner Olympian! This summer Rio de Janeiro will host the  games of the XXXI Olympiad!  In the spirit of the Summer Olympics, the wellness centre staff are inviting members of all fitness levels to participate in our Road to Rio Olympic Challenge.  Each week this team-based challenge will highlight one of five Pillars of Athletic Training (Endurance, Power, Agility, Core Performance and Nutrition), bringing out the Olympian within you. Watch for the official […]

The “10 Commandments” of Workout Safety and Gym Etiquette


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Over the years of working out, I’ve seen some truly thoughtless & dangerous activities unfold in the gym. Here are “10 Commandments” to keep yourself and others in the gym safe and happy. Rule #1: Use Weights that You can Properly Handle. This man is asking to be seriously injured or killed, AND he is not building his muscles because his spotters (2 on each end and 1 in the middle) are doing all the work. He needs to lower […]

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Turkey to Turkey Challenge Week #1


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October 12 – October 18 The Turkey to Turkey Challenge is on! This week’s challenge and article are posted below. Not registered for the challenge? No worries. Follow along on the blog. This 7-week fitness and lifestyle challenge will make a difference in your life, breaking unwanted lifestyle habits and setting you up for success in 2016! If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the wellness centre at 403-699-6400 or wellness.centre@nexencnoocltd.com. Week #1 Exercise Log a minimum of 150 minutes of […]

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Turkey to Turkey Challenge Starts Soon!


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IT’S TURKEY TIME! October 12 – November 29 Back by popular demand, the Turkey to Turkey Challenge begins Monday, October 12. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to transform old habits and set a new normal! Turkey to Turkey Challenge Guidelines Dates: October 12 – November 29 A 7-week fitness & lifestyle challenge designed to keep you moving and focused on healthy behaviors. This year, avoid holiday weight gain and lock in your New Year’s resolution strategies early. Earn points […]