Hi, my name is Ben and I am a Personal Trainer residing in the Greater Toronto Area. I’ve created this website to help people have a better understanding of how to work out more effectively. I’d like to add that these are my opinions based on my own knowledge and experience, and I’d like to share it with the world through this website. I am going to make an honest effort to update frequently (EVERY SUNDAY) and give readers who are interested in what I have to say something to look forward to.

What sets me apart from other Personal Trainers and people in the Fitness Industry is that I will do my best to explain “WHY” something is the way it is. In my experience, I’ve noticed that people just sort of do something they see online or find in a magazine with no explanation as to why they are doing it, then come into the gym and go through what they think are the right motions, ultimately getting nowhere. I’m going to do my best to keep things as simple as possible so even the least educated person in this area of expertise can develop a great understanding of how to work out and accomplish things that are important to them in the shortest amount of time given their efforts.

I believe that all actions are the result of a thought/idea that generated a certain emotion from within. Below are some quotes by some famous people who have the ability to tap into emotions and encourage people to be GREAT!

Zig Ziglar

A goal properly set is halfway reached

If you don’t see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner

If you learn from defeat, then you haven’t really lost

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through

Little men with little minds and little imaginations go through life in little ruts, smugly resisting all changes which would jar their little world

People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing – that’s why we recommend it daily

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will

This I do know beyond a reasonable doubt. Regardless of what you are doing, if you pump long enough, hard enough and enthusiastically enough, sooner or later the effort will bring forth the reward

Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have

You do not pay the price of success, you enjoy the price of success

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win

You are the only person on earth who can use your ability

You can have everything in life that you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want

Dale Carnegie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your current condition, is not only a waste of energy but the worst habit you could possibly have

Instead of worrying of what people say of you, why not spend time trying to accomplish something they will admire

Act as if you are already happy and that will tend to make you happy

Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain – and most fools do

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it... that is the quickest and surest way ever yet discovered to conquer fear

If only the people who worry about their liabilities would think about the riches they do possess, they would stop worrying

Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get

The person who seeks all their applause from outside has their happiness in another’s keeping

We all have possibilities we don’t know about. We can do things we don’t even dream we can do

You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you

Happiness doesn’t depend on any external conditions, it is governed by our mental attitude

Henry Ford

Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal

An idealist is a person who helps other people be prosperous

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young

Before everything else, getting ready is the secret of success

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently

I am looking for a lot of men who have an infinite capacity to not know what can’t be done

It has been my observation that most people get ahead during the time that others waste

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking

Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason so few engage in it

Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving

Albert Einstein

A perfection of means, and confusion of aims, seems to be our main problem

A person who never made a mistake, never tried anything new

Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler

Imagination in more important than knowledge

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results

It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer

Keep on sowing your seed, for you never know which will grow – perhaps it all will

Love is a better teacher than duty

No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former

The important thing is not to stop questioning

There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value

Winston Churchill

A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty

Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference

Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen

Eating words has never given me indigestion

However beautiful the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts

I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else

I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat

I never worry about action, but only about inaction

It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations

It is no use saying, “We are doing our best”. You have got to succeed in doing what is necessary

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning

Never, never, never give up

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm

The price of greatness is responsibility

Napoleon Hill

A goal is a dream with a deadline

Action is the real measure of intelligence

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea

Big pay and little responsibility are circumstances seldom found together

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once, whether you are ready or not, to put this plan into action

Everyone enjoys doing the kind of work for which he is best suited

Fears are nothing more than a state of mind

Happiness is found in doing, not merely possessing

If you do not conquer self, you will be conquered by self

It is literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed

Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success

Success in its highest and noblest form calls for peace of mind and enjoyment and happiness which come only to the man who has found the work that he likes best

The man who does more than he is paid for will soon be paid for more than he does

Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting

Don’t wait. The time will never just be right

Brian Tracy

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose

Develop and attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation

I’ve found that luck is quite predictable. If you want more luck, take more chances. Be more active. Show up more often

If what you are doing is not moving you towards your goals, then it’s moving you away from your goals

It doesn’t matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going

Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new

People with clear, written goals, accomplish far more in a shorter period of time than people without them could ever imagine

Perhaps the very best question that you can memorize and repeat, over and over, is, “What is the most valuable use of my time right now?”

Successful people are always looking for opportunities to help others. Unsuccessful people are always asking “What’s in it for me?”

Successful people are simply those with successful habits

We will always tend to fulfill our own expectation of ourselves

Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event

You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you

You have to put in many, many, many tiny efforts that nobody sees or appreciates before you achieve anything worthwhile

Your greatest asset is your earning ability. Your greatest resource is your time

Jim Rohn

Character isn’t something you were born with and can’t change, like your fingerprints. It’s something you weren’t born with and must take responsibility for forming

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments

Don’t wish it were easier, wish you were better

Failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward

Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day

Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune

How long should you try? Until

Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea

If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much

Let others lead small lives, but not you. Let others argue over small things, but not you. Let others cry over small hurts, but not you. Let others leave their future in someone else’s hands, but not you

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become

The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become

Time is more valuable than money. You can get more money, but you cannot get more time

Vince Lombardi

The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have

We would accomplish many more things if we did not think of them as impossible

Dictionary is the only place that success comes before work. Hard work is the price we must pay for success. I think you can accomplish anything if you're willing to pay the price.

The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.

The quality of a person's life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.

Winning is not a sometime thing, it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.

Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing.