Author: Mike Hamlin | Personal Trainer

About Mike Hamlin | Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer

Mike has been in the training industry since 2008 and is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His personal training philosophy is anchored in developing an effective mindset: Once you have a solid mental foundation to commit to fitness, you can achieve greater fitness goals. You can learn more about Mike on his training profile.

Clean Bulk vs Dirty Bulk: What’s the Difference?

So your buddy keeps telling you the dirty bulk is where it’s at.  They say it’s way better than a clean bulk. Huh? Understanding your buddy’s basic premise isn’t too hard — but believing him is another story.  I think you’ll agree it’s hard to know what to believe about gym culture and science when […]

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How to Read a Nutrition Label in Canada

Pick up any packaged food in Canada, look at the back, and you’ll see a nutrition label. It’s packed with information, but what does it all mean? And why do you need to understand it? A food label won’t tell you how yummy something will be, unfortunately. But it will break down its nutrient values […]

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Should I Drink a Protein Shake on Rest Days? 

I think you’ll agree with me when I say… With all the evolving science and research, it’s hard to know when and how often you should have a protein shake. One day, an Instagram fitness influencer tells you to drink one after a workout, and the next day, your fit friend says it doesn’t matter […]

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5 Things You Need to Bring to the Gym

Imagine this: You’re on your way to the gym and realize that you forgot your gym shoes and water bottle. It’s too late to turn around; otherwise, you’ll be late for your small group training session. This article will help you avoid that mistake. Packing your gym bag intentionally sets you up for a good […]

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Top 5 Must-Have Running Gadgets in 2023

You can’t run away from technology — not even when you’re actually running. And when it comes to crushing kilometres on foot, having a few running gadgets can benefit your progress. Tech helps runners like you in many ways, from providing the data you need to giving you some mechanical recovery assistance. Whether you’re just […]

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Why Does Stretching Feel So Good?

You know the feeling of holding a stretch after a long-distance run, squashing the competition on the field, or crushing a PB — you don’t want to get out of the stretch because it feels so good. It’s juicy, delicious, delightful, and incredibly beneficial for relieving your aching muscles. But what’s happening in the body […]

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What Is the Best Hydration Drink for Cycling?

Cycling provides phenomenal cardiovascular exercise, muscular endurance, and a whole lot of sweat. Losing sweat can lead to dehydration and muscle cramping, which will undeniably affect your performance on long rides. Cyclists need hydration drinks to replenish the vital minerals and salts expelled with sweat.  But what kind of hydration drink do cyclists need? There […]

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“Best trainers I have ever had the privilege to train with! I have been training with Mike for the past 7 years, after searching for a specialist that could help with active recovery of a sport related injury. Not only did Mike get me back to normal and active again, but he has helped to optimize my fitness and overall health. Work outs are always fun and challenging, tailored to the achievement of personal goals. Mike is knowledgable and passionate about his field, strives to be current with fitness trends and personal education, and genuinely cares about the well being of his clients. Thank you, Mike, for keeping me healthy, active and in a state to enjoy my many pursuits!”

Carrie Ferguson

“Since training with Mike at EverFlex for the past couple of years, my overall strength and fitness has improved dramatically.  I am now able to perform exercises I would never have attempted on my own and continue to see both physical and mental gains at the gym.

Mike is always willing to share his expert knowledge and answer any questions I come up with. His knowledge on nutrition is admirable and his dedication to helping people is commendable. Mike’s sessions are always fun, and he continues to mix up every training session, so it never gets boring.”

Lisa Atkins

“Overall Mike and his company EverFlex are awesome. Not only do they always have a positive and encouraging attitude, but are able to personalize the sessions to fit my needs. They are always able to provide in depth explanations of each of the exercises, and a back story on their importance! Mike definitely makes the gym a better and less intimidating place!”

Taylor Brown

“I’ve trained with Mike since before EverFlex started up and he’s dedicated to making sure that your training is specific to your fitness levels and needs. He gives diet and lifestyle suggestions that are easy to integrate into your daily routine and is incredibly knowledgeable and personable.”

Trevor Hunt

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