Lorne David Opler, MEd, CSCS

Lorne David Opler, MEd, CSCS

Lorne Opler has been a Certified Personal Trainer with the American Council on Exercise since 1997 and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. He has a Master's degree in Health Education from the University of Texas at Austin and is currently an instructor in the Fitness and Health Promotion program at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario, where he teaches up-and-coming personal trainers.
Boost Your Workout Results with Visualization & Mental Imagery

Boost Your Workout Results with Visualization & Mental Imagery

Wednesday, 22 June 2016 21:09

It's the most overlooked technique in the gym for building muscle and gaining strength. 

Used by sports psychologists and Olympic athletes routinely, it's also of benefit and value for everyday athletes. 

In fact, it's the simplest, easiest and one of the most effective techniques out there to experience gains in the gym. 

What’s this magic technique?

Visualization and mental imagery.
Your Brain on Exercise

Your Brain on Exercise

Friday, 15 April 2016 20:18

It’s a fact. Approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. (43.8 million, or 18.5%) experiences mental illness in a given year, according to the National Institutes of Mental Health.

We also know how exercise is one of the best drug-free ways to improve mental health and wellbeing, and not just in the short term. Research has shown that exercise can alleviate depression for the long run as well.

But, just why is exercise so beneficial for alleviating depression, anxiety and other mental illnesses? What is it about exercise that makes it such an effective all natural anti-depressant?

The answer lies within us.
7 Tips for Hiring a Personal Trainer

7 Tips for Hiring a Personal Trainer

Sunday, 06 March 2016 20:18

It’s a pretty impressive figure. 

Between 2001 and 2001, the number of personal trainers in the United States grew by 44%. And that’s simply for one reason. More and more people are seeking the services of a personal trainer. According to the International Health and Racquet Sports Association, the number of people who have hired a personal trainer has jumped from 0.5% in 2003 to over 3% in 2013.

Problem is, however, many people don't know what to look for in a trainer, and most never bother to ask some very important questions of the trainer they are hiring. 

In fact, it's really important to "interview" a personal trainer before hiring him or her to make sure they are a good fit and more importantly, that you don't get injured. According to the American Society of Exercise Physiologist, an estimated 50% of all health club members have suffered minor injuries. 

I should know. I learned the hard way.