REP Fam!! Are you tired of feeling like a noodle when you flex those biceps? Do you dream of having The Hulk’s quads and a brain that’s as sharp as Tony Stark? Well, guess what? There’s a secret potion called “Creatine” that can help you level up your muscle and brain game. It’s like a […]


DELOADING: GIVING YOUR BODY A BREATHER FOR BETTER GAINS Hey there, REP team! Today’s article is about an essential training “hack” that often gets overlooked but holds importance in achieving optimal results in your training routine. Let’s dive into the world of “deloading.”  SO COACH, WHAT IS DELOADING? The simplest way I explain deloading is […]


gym goer

ARE YOU READY TO HIT THE GYM? Whether you’re just starting your fitness journey or you’re a seasoned gym-goer, having a well-prepared gym bag can make your gym experience more convenient and enjoyable. Packing the right essentials ensures you have everything you need to maximize your training session and stay focused on your fitness goals. […]


Warming Up

The Power of Preparation: Why Warming Up is Key to Optimal Performance Hey team, Coach Christmas here! Are your athletes looking for a competitive advantage in their sport? Are you looking to get your Phys Ed students pumped and primed for an awesome game of dodgeball or weight training? You’re in luck, I happen to […]

Advanced Programming

COACH CHRISTMAS My Story. My Mission. Hey REPers, Coach Christmas here with some thoughts on creating advanced programming.  In previous articles, we’ve talked about ways to make effective programs. In this article I want to share with you how to periodize your students’ training to help them view their fitness goals as a marathon, not […]

True North Strong Podcast

Welcome to True North Strong: A Sports Performance Podcast. Join your host Jay Melhado as he chats with some of the top Canadian Sport & Human Performance Practitioners. This show’s aim is to not only highlight the great work being done by our guests but also get to know them outside of their professional environment. […]

The 7 Core Movements

Not too many days go by where I’m not in awe of the human body and its physical abilities (although birds can fly and that’s pretty legit!). We are so fortunate to have the bodies we do so understanding its core movement skills and developing them is first priority. The complexity of what we can […]

Training Core

If there’s one area that has hit front and center of the training world and held shelf space it’s the core. So let’s dive into this extremely complex category of training core.  A great place to start here is: What is core?  In simple terms, it is all the muscular tissue that connects your upper […]

Training the Legs (Getaway Sticks)

So today we are going to discuss training the legs, the most important muscle group! When I started training in grade 9 my legs were super skinny and I wanted them to be bigger. It turns out I have very short femurs so leg training came very fast and I scaled in weight very quickly. […]

The 4 Lifestyle Categories:Action, Fit, Athlete, Elite

A long time ago when I was trying to find ways to be inclusive I came up with 4 lifestyle categories. Action those who are beginning to move. Fit students who are moving regularly without a general focus. Athletes are those who are training with the goal of increasing an outcome. Lastly is Elite. The […]