Are You Up For The Challenge?

Bet your feeling pretty good about yourself these days, eh? All that training, healthy eating and  lifestyle education from your trainer is paying off.

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Your stronger, leaner, and you look younger than you have in years.

If you’re ready to take it to the next level, then the upcoming Spartan Race, at Morin Heights this May 25 and 26 weekend is for you. Custom Conditioning is putting together a team and would like you to stand up and be counted.

Me? Yeah…I’d love to, but you know, my neck and shoulders are playing me up, so I’ll have to take a raincheck this year. I’m more than happy to let you take my place.

 What’s involved? Check out the vid here.

To be honest, it looks like a whole lotta fun, no? For more information, ask the guys at the club for details.

Isn’t it time you put all that training to good use?


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Taking Matters Into My Own Hands

February 18, 2013 1 comment

Had a blood test today.

Actually, this week is full of tests. Tomorrow I have to have more blood tests, and the day after that

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I’m having a sperm test.

Yep, not content with the speed that our tousled-hair bundle of joy is destroying our home, my wife and I have been trying for an accomplice.

But it’s not happening as quickly as last time, so we’re getting checked out. There’s a chance that my underperforming thyroid has had an effect on my swimmers. It might be that that these days they’re more content to tread water than do laps.

On Wednesday I have to take matters into my own hands and produce a sample. Where oh where DID the romance go?

Yeah, and while I’m on the subject, I have a question: How long should I take to produce said sample? Will it look bad if I reappear just 30 seconds after being left to my own devices? Will the staff nod knowingly at one another before chuckling about my speed on the job?

And what if I get stressed out, can’t perform and I’m there for hours? Finally I exit and scurry past a long line of men, all clutching an empty specimen container. “You should’ve knocked,” I’ll squeak as I head for the door.

Between looking for a new job, the blood and the semen, I don’t know if I’m coming or going.

I’ll let you know how I get on…or off…next week…but don’t worry, I’ll spare you the gory details.

Meantime, have fun and train hard.

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Found: One perfect human diet

Just watched an awesome documentary—all about one man’s search for the perfect human diet.

piece of a grilled steak on a fork

I think he found it, and there wasn’t a grain in sight. Protein, baby…meat protein all the way.

Check out a good review of the movie here. 

What really sealed the deal for me were two scenes in the movie. The first was on a football field. Using the distance markers as visuals, the host and his interviewee detailed when agriculture arrived on the scene in human development. It wasn’t very long ago, and the evidence suggests that this was when we began to get things wrong.

The second scene was at an archaeological dig in France. Animal bones in abundance, and carbon blueprinting of human bones also found at the site showed massive amounts of animal protein. It’s suggested that our brains grew around 25% when we began consuming meat and fish, and this is what elevated us to the top of the food chain.

Right now, it looks as though we’re heading for a fall off the cliff of obesity…or have we learned enough to stem the tide?

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Member Appreciation Event Rescheduled

Hi Everyone:

Just a note to let you all know that the Member Appreciation Cocktail scheduled for this evening has been postponed.

With so many people away on vacation or with other commitments, it just wasn’t fair to carry on and hold the event.

The Member Appreciation Cocktail will now be held on:

Friday, February 22

Thanks in advance for your understanding, and have a wonderful weekend.


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A non-sticky situation

Guess I ought to finally get back in the blogging saddle and set to work.

Happy New Year, everyone. How is 2013 shaping up for you so far?

I was talking to a buddy over Christmas, and he mentioned that he had ditched his Teflon coated non-stick frying pan in favor of a cast iron model.

frying pan blogHe said that possible health concerns had prompted his decision.

Now I know I’m not the sharpest tool in the shed, but I had never considered that Teflon coated pots and pans carried any risks but. However, after a little research, I have to say I’m a little worried, too.

Going out to get my cast iron frying pan this weekend.

Thing is, I always lauded the old Teflon pan for giving me the opportunity to cook with a lot less oil and produce beautiful fried eggs, omeletes and a host of other meals that would otherwise end up a sticky, burned mess.

But now I’ve discovered that you can ‘season’ a cast iron frying pan to become virtually non-stick, too.

Never knew that.


As I battle thyroid disease and psoriatic arthritis, I’m placing ever more focus on fighting inflammation through strength training and diet.

And I’m convinced that the less environmental toxins I have floating around my system, the better I’ll be.

So, what are your health and fitness resolutions for the New Year?

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The club is closed today! December 27

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Holiday opening hours for Custom Conditioning

Happy Holidays one and all.

Here’s the Holiday schedule for the club:

December 24:    Closed
December 25:    Closed
December 26:    11-5

December 31:    Closed
January 1:          Closed
January 2:         11-5



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