N.E.W. Training Ottawa- Personal Training & Nutrition Wellness Counseling

By: N.e.w. Training  09-12-2011
Keywords: Nutrition, Weight Loss, exercise

  Through the Active Health Institute, Jason Haug offers a variety of personal training, nutrition, and lifestyle coaching services. Feel free to inquire about setting up a specific program exclusively designed for your needs. Some of our services include (but are not limited to):

  • In-Home Personal Training Services: Work with a personal trainer in the comfort of your own home. Private or Group sessions available for 2 to 5 participants.
  • Nutrition and Wellness Counselling: Equip yourself with a firm education in nutrition and lifestyle management to experience the complete benefit of holistic health

We also offer some specific packages aimed at treating specific conditions:

Osteoporosis Package
The osteoporosis package is designed to help prevent further bone mineral density loss, to strengthen muscles involved in balance, to prevent falls, and to increase mobility. The program is will assist you in making supportive nutritional decisions that will empower you to participate in activities that are meaningful to you.


According the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), individuals living with osteoporosis should “emphasize a well-balanced exercise training program focusing on both aerobic and strength activities (Durstine et al., 2009).” The 2010 clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis in Canada further suggests that an exercise program should focus on resistance training, exercises that enhance core stability, as well as exercises that focus on balance and gait training (Papaioannour, A., et al.)


This program uses an integrated treatment approach, including:
  • Meeting with a physiotherapist or chiropractor for a full musculoskeletal assessment,
  • Seeing a naturopathic doctor to discuss nutritional considerations,
  • Working with a personal trainer to help build strength, improve mobility, and prevent bone loss. The physical activity portion of this package lasts for 8 weeks with 2 to 3 sessions per week.

This is package is designed as a starter program. Further sessions are recommended after program completion to maintain improvements gained through the 8-week period.


Weight-loss Package
The “Weight-loss Package” is designed to address areas of weight loss beyond just calorie counting and increasing exercise. Our team will assess your current lifestyle patterns to determine if factors such as stress, physical inactivity, nutrition, hormones, lack of sleep, and time management are contributing to weight-gain. The integrative approach that our centre uses will partner naturopathy with personal training and lifestyle coaching to pinpoint the sources of weight-gain so that you can start exploring your true weight-loss potential.According to the National Strength and Conditioning Association, a balanced resistance training program leads to a reduction in body fat %, increases fat-free mass, increases muscle strength, and will increase your energy stores so that you can be more effective during exercise (Baechle & Earle, 2000). The American College of Sports Medicine recommends that individuals who are classified as obese should accumulate 200 to 300 minutes of physical activity, or 2000 kcal of energy expenditure for weight loss and weight maintenance (Durstine et al., 2009).
This program uses an integrated approach including:
  • Meeting with a naturopath to discuss nutrition for weight loss and maintenance
  • Meeting with a physiotherapist or chiropractor for a full musculoskeletal assessment,
  • Meeting with a personal trainer 3 to 4 times per week for 8 weeks to increase muscle tone, reduce fat, and track nutritional changes.

Muscle has a higher resting metabolism than fat tissue, which means that you will be burning more calories even when you are not exercising. Muscle is also more dense than fat, so an increase in muscle will result in a trimmer and more toned physique.


This is package is designed as a starter program.


Back-Pain Package
The “back-pain package” is designed to help diagnose the source of back-pain and to help strengthen supporting muscles of the spine to eliminate recurring problems. There are many sources of back pain, including muscular tightness, joint restriction, weak supporting muscles, arthritis and herniated disc’s, just to name a few.


According to the American College or Sports Medicine, “lower back pain is one of the most widely experienced health-related problems in the world. The lifetime prevalence of lower back pain is between 58% and 70% of the population in industrialized countries (Durstine et al., 2009).” The American College of Physicians and the American Pain Society recommend exercise therapy, yoga, massage therapy, and acupuncture as methods of coping with low back pain (Chou, R. et al., 2007)


This program uses an integrated approach, including:
  • Meeting with a physiotherapist or chiropractor for a full musculoskeletal assessment,
  • Seeing a naturopath to discuss nutritional considerations, and to evaluate the role of other body systems in back pain,
  • Meeting with a personal trainer 2 times a week for 10 weeks to help build core strength, to realign and strengthen the body through corrective exercises, and to help reduce the effect tight muscles play in back pain

Diabetes Package
The “diabetes package” is designed to help improve insulin sensitivity, improve body composition, and help control blood sugar fluctuations by providing patients with a physical activity and nutritional program. This package is focused on addressing the needs of those with (or at risk for) Type II Diabetes. The focus is mainly on prevention and management of the disease.


According to the American College of Sports Medicine, “exercise is an essential component of diabetes care. An exercise training program has the potential to provide numerous benefits for those with diabetes including possible improvements in blood glucose control, improved insulin sensitivity, lower medication requirement, reduction in body fat, cardiovascular benefits, and prevention of type 2 diabetes (Durstine et al., 2009).”  The Canadian Diabetes Association 2008 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes in Canada recommend that “people with diabetes (including elderly people) should also be encouraged to perform resistance exercise 3 times per week in addition to aerobic exercise, [and that] initial instruction and periodic supervision by an exercise specialist are recommended (Canadian Diabetes Association, 2008)."


This program uses an integrated approach, including:
  • Meeting with a naturopath to discuss nutrition for weight loss and to help stabilize blood glucose levels.
  • Meeting with a personal trainer 2 to 3 times per week for 10 to 12 weeks to develop a resistance training program and to reduce body fat

Heart Health Package
The “heart health package” is designed to lower high blood pressure, to increase blood vessel strength and elasticity, as well as improve cardiovascular endurance and efficiency.


“Each year, approximately 74,000 Canadians die of heart disease and stroke. And 80% of Canadians have at least one risk factor for heart disease or stroke (Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario, 2010).” According to the American College of Sports Medicine, “mild to moderate resistance training can be a safe and effective method for improving cardiovascular function, body composition, coronary risk factors, flexibility, and muscular strength and endurance in clinically stable cardiac clients (Durstine et al., 2009).”


This program uses an integrated approach, including:
  • Meeting with a naturopath to discuss nutrition for heart health and heart disease prevention
  • Meeting with a personal trainer 2 to 3 times per week for 16 to 24 weeks to participate in a monitored aerobic and focused resistance training program

Note: This program is available to patients that have had a myocardial infarction (MI), also known as a heart attack, if they have completed a physical therapy program with the University of Ottawa Heart Institute.

Fall Prevention Package
Falls are a growing concern for aging adults; “[they] are the second leading cause, after motor vehicle collisions, of injury-related hospitalizations for all ages, accounting for 29% of injury admissions (PHAC, 2005)”.  This package is designed to help build muscular strength, balance, and coordination in an effort to reduce the occurrence of falls.


The Public Health Agency of Canada reports that “falls cause more than 90% of all hip fractures in seniors and 20% die within a year of the fracture (PHAC, 2005).”According to the American Geriatric Association, “all older adults who are at risk of falling should be offered an exercise program incorporating balance, gait, and strength training. Flexibility and endurance training should also be offered, but not as sole components of the program.”

This program uses an integrated approach, including:
  • Meeting with a naturopath to discuss nutrition for bone heath a
  • Meeting with a physiotherapist or chiropractor for a full musculoskeletal assessment and gait analysis
  • Meeting with a personal trainer 2 to 3 times per week for 16 weeks to participate in a resistance training program focused on improving balance, coordination, gait, and core strength

Keywords: exercise, Lifestyle Coaching, Nutrition, Personal Trainer, Personal Training, Physical Activity, Weight Loss