Gary Dhillon

Gary Dhillon

Gary is an award-winning personal trainer and certified by the NSCA – National Strength and Conditioning Association, which is a certification developed for professional personal trainers who work one-on-one with their clients. He has been awarded as Richmond's best Personal Trainer in 2012/2013/2014 and again this present year in 2015. Gary knows the intrinsic principles and positive attributes of nutrition combined with cardiovascular exercise and incorporates these aspects into unique and personalized U RISE fitness programs. With over 10 years of experience in the fitness industry, Gary strives on helping people achieve a sense of well-being and reaching their fitness goals.

Pregnant Women and Fitness

The 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans states, “Healthy women should get at least 150 minutes per week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity such as brisk walking, during and after their pregnancy.” You won’t be the one to have other people gawk or make blatant comments upon seeing a pregnant woman exercising. But you should know better than believing in myths like “you will go into preterm labor” or “it will force the baby’s umbilical cord to get twisted up” to stop doing what is indeed best for you. If you could just stop for a minute to not confuse and compare your fitness plan with Olympic marathoners like Paula Radcliffe for a minute, you may consider incorporating healthy exercises into your schedule according to what you feel comfortable with and what your doctor recommends. Exercising when you are expecting comes with a lot of benefits. The Advantages We’re sure you...

Health and Fitness within the Workplace: How Does It Help?

The secret is finally out – regular activity boosts your quality of life. For most people, a routine of healthy diet and fitness was a gradual change as they were slowly convinced about health and fitness being responsible for not only disease prevention, but also the positive impact they have on everyday motivation, mood, and productivity. Given that the adults are more occupied with their jobs than ever, it’s no wonder why employers and employee alike are seeking customized health and fitness programs to work at their potential best. According to one survey, approximately 80% organizations offered health and wellness programs in 2013 to their employees to convert these from ‘important’ to the most ‘powerful’, whereas another quoted 77% employees responding that “health and wellness programs positively impact the culture at work”. This is critical in competitive corporate environment. The options to establish and implement may range from simple to...
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Discovering Healthy Fats and Their Benefits

How many times have you been forced to put something back on the shelf because the fat content reported on the nutrition chart was higher than “advisable” for your diet? But does eliminating it all help you settle it out with your weight issues or is there a healthy alternative you can explore? Good Fats vs. Bad Fats – The Basics The fact that fats are both a separate and important nutrient category underscores that we do need it in our diets – for the healthy functioning of the body, for the fatty acids and facilitating absorption of fat-soluble vitamins, for the softness of your skin, for energy, for heart health, take your pick. According to the Dietary Guidelines (US Department of Agriculture), for adults, 20-35% of the calorie intake should constitute of fats. This is around 60-105g for men and 45-75g for women. Generally, even around 10% would suffice;...