Lee Boyce
Lee Boyce is an internationally known fitness writer and strength coach, and owner of Boyce Training Systems, based in Toronto, Ont. His work is published regularly in many major fitness magazines including Men's Health, Men's Fitness, TNATION, Muscle and Fitness, Bodybuilding.com, and Inside Fitness. In 2013, he was named to the Team Jamaica training and treatment staff for the Penn Relays international track meet. Currently Boyce works with clients and athletes for strength, conditioning, and sport performance. Visit his website www.leeboycetraining.com for more articles and TV media.

Entries by Lee Boyce

Why the Fitness World Needs Tracy Anderson

(5) Comments | Posted May 20, 2014 | 8:57 AM

Give Tracy Anderson a break.

Everywhere I turn, I'm seeing people bash her style, call out her methods, and paint the worst overall picture of the woman possible. I still don't see why.

The girl's clearly made a booming success of her fitness career. She's worth 110 million...

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Are We Taking "Motivational" Fitness Too Far?

(1) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 10:48 PM

Lately I've been seeing a lot of chatter in the training world, training blogging world, training article world, and arbitrary training-related-social-media-post world that pertains to exercise intensity; namely little tidbits to help inspire mental toughness, complete with quotes similar to the one below:

"Learn to work through the pain,...
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Do Personal Trainers Need College Degrees?

(3) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 11:54 AM

It's always a touchy subject to start talking about this, but I thought I'd take a whirl.

In the fitness world, there's so much opinion-based work out there, that it's really difficult to quantify one's merit based on what school of thought they follow -- it has to be based...

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Don't Be Fooled By the Instagram Personal Trainer

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 2:26 PM

I don't have an Instagram account.

I'll be the first to admit, however, that in this day and age, social media is a dominant force for many businesses, in terms of free self-promotion. It's really a wonderful thing when you think about it.

I write for around 15...

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What Makes a 'Good' Personal Trainer?

(0) Comments | Posted December 26, 2013 | 1:18 PM

It's the holiday season.

As a fitness trainer going into his eighth year of his craft, I know what that means.

Really, it's the nature of the business to experience the workload intensify in "waves," so to speak. One of the biggest waves comes right at the start of the...

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Exercise "Propaganda" Has You Training Too Hard

(3) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 11:26 AM

In the world of exercise, we will always meet well intended fitness-minded people who may be fresher to exercise than they'd like to be. In my opinion, they're at a bit of a disadvantage in this day and age.

See, we live in the age of technology and advanced...

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Why Personal Trainers Have a Bad Rap

(3) Comments | Posted November 4, 2013 | 11:21 AM

If you log on to forum pages of any major gym chain, it's a safe bet that you'll notice a collection of posts from unhappy clients that talk about their bad experiences in the gym. Now, it's understandable that with large fitness chains, it's expected that 100 per cent of...

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What You Need to Know About CrossFit

(60) Comments | Posted October 28, 2013 | 12:27 PM

It's all the rage.

In fact, it has been for the past four years or so.

The truth is, CrossFit has been around for about a decade, but it really caught on in the late 2000s, with more and more CrossFit gyms popping up around the U.S. and...

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Think Athletes Are the Pinnacle of Good Health? Think Again!

(6) Comments | Posted October 11, 2013 | 4:54 PM

Often times, we have skewed vision when it comes to hallowing sports athletes as the ultimate pinnacle of athleticism and health.

Are they athletic? Of course. Are they healthy? That's debatable. Here's why.

The demands of most sports involve stops and starts, plenty of impact, aggressive explosiveness, possibly...

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The Surprising Health Benefits of Lifting Heavy Weights

(5) Comments | Posted October 7, 2013 | 4:32 PM

It's gym time.

Or rather, should I say, it's "make myself as inconspicuous as possible while I sheepishly grab my corner elliptical for my morning cardio" time.

Unfortunately, as a fitness trainer, I see this happen too many times. Perhaps due to intimidation, many gymgoers, male and female...

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