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Exercising in the Morning

Exercising in the Morning

Let’s face it, working out first thing in the morning is about as appealing as having a greasy, nude tickle fight with Donald Trump. You’re tired from marathoning Stranger Things on Netflix until 2am, and the last thing that you want to do is reach past the snooze...

Training a Healthy Spine

Training a Healthy Spine

This is an article written for those of you that have lived through a back injury. It could have been that box you picked up awkwardly while helping a friend move, or that hard slip on the ice during our chilly winter months. Either way, I think we can all agree on...

Lifting With Knee Pain

Lifting With Knee Pain

Whether you are a 55-year-old office worker or a 35-year-old athlete, I’m sure you or someone you know has suffered from some sort of knee pain. While it can be incredibly frustrating, and potentially throw your training to the sidelines for a couple of weeks, there's...

Why Your Overhead Movements Suck

Why Your Overhead Movements Suck

Would you like to know why your overhead movements suck? I have been rehabilitating movements for the better part of ten years. Being in the trenches, while being able to work with hundreds of different clients has given me insight into the finer details of exercise...

Breaking Down the Squat

Breaking Down the Squat

Welcome to the most butchered yet respected, the most complicated yet beneficial exercise in the history of human movement; the squat.  Whether you’re under the bar, holding a kettlebell, or sitting down on a box, you definitely have squatting programmed somewhere in...

Sitting Sins: Cross-Legged at the Knee

Sitting Sins: Cross-Legged at the Knee

Do you sit in a chair for too long each day, nearly every day? Did you know the average Canadian sits for 10 hours a day? And that it probably feels like 107,459 hours by the time they hit the pillow each night?  Between endless desk work, lengthy commutes, a...

The Sitting Solution

The Sitting Solution

Catalyst owner Bryan Smith is very interested in how you sit, how long you sit, and — more specifically — how you balance all of that sitting with the discomfort and body pain.  As a certified personal trainer in west Hamilton, Bryan was consistently seeing clients...

5 Things to Know About Bootcamps at Catalyst

5 Things to Know About Bootcamps at Catalyst

Fitness bootcamp classes are one of those things where reputation precedes, and not necessarily in the warm n’ fuzzy, ‘lay out the welcome mat’ sort of ways. Let us guess: if you're new to Catalyst and our brand of specialized bootcamp conditioning classes,...

Welcome! Come on in… There’s lots of news at Catalyst SPT!

Welcome! Come on in… There’s lots of news at Catalyst SPT!

Hey hey, and welcome!!  There’s lots of new and exciting changes around Catalyst SPT and we wanted to take a sec and loop you in.  First, where your eyes are… We have a new website! We’re still “moving in” and rolling out, so watch for your favourite...

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289-396-8655

Mail

training@catalyst-spt.com

Address

#10-318 Dundurn Street South,
Hamilton, ON, L8P 4L6