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Good timing on David's Travel Training Tips (see below). And we say that for more reasons than one.


Firstly, we suspect that some of you might be leaving town for family and holidays next month. Five square feet, twenty minutes and a few burpees (give or take) is the key to staying fit on the road. Not to mention staying sane! Have we mentioned how great exercise is for combating stress lately?


Secondly, we've got some great promotions that will send you packing... We've currently got a Facebook contest where you could win an overnight stay in Whistler and we've just launched a new referral program where you can earn chances to win a $1000 travel voucher. Keep David's tips in mind when you win!


Craig and Pepe
Precision Athletics

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Precision Specials
Precision Profile: Putting You Through Your Paces
Trips to Whistler, Travel Vouchers...Oh My

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Precision Specials


PA Total Health - Starter Package
Choose from two great 90-Day Programs - Fat Loss or Muscle Up. Includes weekly one on one training, group fitness, nutrition seminar, home and road programs and more. $75+hst per week for 12 weeks, only $50/person if two sign up at together.


Fat Loss For the Holidays (aka Looking Good in that Little Black Dress!)

Nov. 15th - Dec. 10th

Includes Group Nutrition Consultation, Pre and Post Body Composition Analysis and Two Fitness Classes a week for four weeks. Only $139 (valued at $244).Group rates and gift cards from Cranberries Spa available if you sign up with a friend.



Precision Profile:
David Sims
David Sims is a NASM certified Personal Trainer and a level 1 CrossFit trainer. He specializes in weight loss, improving fitness and flexibility, core training, as well as high intensity training.
Putting You Through Your Paces
Robert McLaughlin Trains with David Sims

Robert McLaughlin's experience working with a personal trainer has a familiar beginning for many of our clients. It started with an injury. He came to Precision to work on building strength and losing weight while he was waiting to get a diagnosis for his knee. It turns out he had a torn ligament (ACL) so personal training was derailed for a while by surgery and rehab, but now he's into a routine working with his trainer David Sims.


Robert and David seem like a good match.


Says Robert, "I try to go as hard as I can and operate at my limits. Sometimes I feel like I can't move at the end of the workout, and that's what I want."

Robert McLaughlin
"One of the things I like about working with David is I don't have to plan ahead for my sessions. I just have to show up and push myself. I can trust him to put me through my paces, and that I'll see progress" says Robert McLaughlin.

Says David, "I like to see people push themselves and accomplish things they initially think they can't do."


David has been involved in competitive sports for most of his life, but professionally up until a few years ago he was a realtor, who happened to train with Craig and Pepe. "When I was looking for something more rewarding, Craig pointed out I seemed to enjoy the gym since I was there every day, and I should consider becoming a personal trainer."


He sees personal training (both for him and his clients) as an opportunity to integrate fitness into day-to-day life.  "Once people make a mental commitment to really change it becomes easy for them to find the time to workout and eating more healthy, because it's a priority."


Robert says the most valuable thing he's learned from David is that you can always find 15-20 minutes. And as Robert has learned, the results quickly follow.  "Even my cardio (which is NOT my favourite), has improved to the point that other people are noticing at beer league hockey."


In theory Robert trains at the gym twice a week but he's on the road for work a lot so he often can't make it into the gym. But he works out on the road with the training routine David gave him (see below for David's Travel Training Tip).


For Robert, the trickiest part of traveling is not exercise but nutrition. He goes to lots of dinners and cocktail meetings, and often needs to grab quick snacks. "David made it clear to me at the beginning that if I wanted to see ongoing improvements I was going to need to pay attention to what I ate and when", says Robert. "But, when I'm on the road, given my schedule, I have to remind myself that I can't throw away the whole day just because I deviate on one meal".



trainertipTrainer Tip from David Sims:
All It Takes is 5 Square Feet...and 20 minutes.

Traveling, whether for work or holidays (file this away for next month), frequently disrupts workout schedules, but those excuses don't go far with David Sims.

He points out that most hotels have a gym, so you can keep right on with your regular routine. If you don't have access to a gym you can still do a full workout with only 5 square feet and 20 minutes. He'll send his clients an email with their personalized travel workout but the key components are often push-ups, sit-ups, lunges, burpees and running up and down stairs. Equipment isn't necessary but if you have the room a skipping rope and resistance bands can add some intensity to the workout.




News from Precision
We're Sending (One of) You to Whistler! You Like? Find us on Facebook 

 How does an overnight stay in Whistler plus either dinner or two lift tickets on us sound?...


Oh, but its not a free lunch (er dinner), you have to work for it!


To be precise you have to post a prize-worthy photo of yourself working out on our Facebook page. It might be of you achieving your personal best, or just plain devastated after a killer workout. Whatever you choose, here's the key:


  1. You must be in the picture, and your face must be visible.
  2. It should be as attention grabing as possible, 'cuz the only way you're going to win is to start piling up the 'Likes'.


And here's a tip, don't sit with your fingers crossed like you're waiting for somebody to ask you to dance at prom...go out and stuff the ballot box. Get your friends, family, and the lucky one you'll take to Whistler to 'like' your picture and you'll be well on your way.


More details here...


Contest ends December 20th, 2010 but submit your photo early to give your friends plenty of time to like your picture.

Whistler Vacation
A picture of your workout for a trip to Whistler? Pretty good trade!


They Get Fit, You Get a Vacation!
Where will you go with a $1000 travel voucher?


Our clients are so great at referring friends and family to us that we wanted to say 'thanks' in a meaningful way. That is why we've just launched our new Referral Reward Program. From now, until February 28th when you refer somebody who signs up to train with us you get an entry in our draw for a $1000 travel voucher. More details here!
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Precision Athletics offers a wide variety of specialized fitness training ranging from personal training, through group classes and nutrition coaching.

Whether you are training one on one or with a group our guiding principle is that our personalized training is adaptable, accessible and affordable. It is Personal Training for everybody. Our team exceeds industry standards in both experience and certification. This high level of expertise means that you will get a program specifically tailored to meet your needs.

Working with a personal trainer at Precision Athletics will optimize your workouts, giving you faster and safer results.