Jen Hamel, Edmonton Fitness Trainer



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How I became a Spartan Warrior

Posted by onthegofitness on August 23, 2012 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (92)

I came, I ran, I am a SPARTAN!!!

August 17th 2012, we loaded the kids into the car and were off to Calgary for the weekend, but this wasn’t to be any ordinary weekend this was the Spartan Race weekend! With so many friends going to be there and many family fun activities planned it was sure to be a weekend not soon forgotten. On the drive down to Calgary many thoughts were running through my mind; What if I can’t do an obstacle? What if I get stuck in the mud? What if my sho...

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Top 10 Fitness date ideas

Posted by onthegofitness on August 13, 2012 at 7:55 PM Comments comments (1)

I was recently interviewed by Manisha Karishnan of the Edmonton Journal for an article about Fitness date ideas. Since my husband and I are always trying new things on our dates this was a very easy interview. I won't lie I haven't tried everything on this list yet but I do plan to one day soon. If you'd like to see my list of top 10 Fitness date ideas click on the link below.

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FemSport Media Blitz

Posted by onthegofitness on July 12, 2012 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

After competing in  the Calgary FemSport event in June 2012 it has been a media blitz with the focus on my team and this amazing sport for Women. In the video section of this site you will find the story done on Global News and another story written by Edmonton Journal Columnist (which I will post next week). I also had the fortunate luck of being asked to write about FemSport as a guest blogger for the Edmonton Sun this week and I post this link as well.

Although t...

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On the Go CEO gets the attention of Local Media

Posted by onthegofitness on April 25, 2011 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (1)

After a chance meeting with local fitness blogger Cary Castagna, Jen was asked to share her story of weight loss, determination and love for fitness. Cary was anxious to write about Jen's inspiring  transformation. Jen's story appeared in almost 30 sun media online  Newspapers as well as in print in our Local Edmonton Sun and the Sherw...

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Local Fitness professional becomes Edmontonian's fitness Guru

Posted by onthegofitness on April 25, 2011 at 10:56 AM Comments comments (3)

Jen Hamel is always "On the Go" and usually wearing many different hats Personal trainer, Nutritionist, group exercise instructor, friend, wife, mother, CEO of On the go Fitness, runner, student, teacher, volenteer, charity fundraiser, chef and most recently Fitness writer. Jen has recently been asked to write a fitness blog for the Edmontonian, a local online newspaper. This blog will be your link to all her published articles. We will be updating our blog with all Jen's fitness articles, so...

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Jen Hamel gets recognition from across the pond

Posted by onthegofitness on April 25, 2011 at 10:51 AM Comments comments (2)

Our CEO, Jen Hamel has been chosen as the next Femme FizzyCal. As London, England's own fizzyCal Fitness has honoured Jen with a wonderful Featured article about her amazing weightloss after having her 2 amazing children and her rise to the top of Edmonton's Personal training professionals. To read her Femme fizzyCal profile click the link below


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Putting your Portions into Perspective

Posted by onthegofitness on September 28, 2010 at 10:04 PM Comments comments (0)

Putting portions into perspective

Today’s society is eating more and more calories each day. Our serving sizes have become Biggie and Ultra sized, giving us a case of portion distortion. We are slowly starting to accept these new Jumbo sized portions as acceptable. As our serving sizes grow so does our National’s obesity rates. We see these larger portions as the norm and then we take that home from the restaurant and our portions at home start to grow as w...

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Sizzling Summer recipes to help shrink your waistline

Posted by onthegofitness on July 12, 2010 at 5:17 PM Comments comments (0)

Here are a few recipes from my personal kitchen. Yes there are a few things here that could be made organic, skim or from scratch but I am a busy mom with a busy family and I do what works for us. I try and make the healthy choice when possible and I don't stress out when I can't.

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May 2010 Newsletter How to safely enjoy your outdoor adventures

Posted by onthegofitness on May 24, 2010 at 3:01 PM Comments comments (2)

In the last couple months I have talked about getting outside and getting more active. I would like all of us to have enjoyable, injury free adventures outside this year and here are few TIPS to ensure a safe, more enjoyable time outdoors.

1. Cell Phone or pocket change

I don't mean talk on your cell phone or texting away as you walk but if you are out running and you pull a...

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10 minute "Get up and Move" Challenge

Posted by onthegofitness on May 2, 2010 at 9:48 AM Comments comments (1)

Start the "Get up and Move" Challenge TODAY! 


No matter your current activity level, add an EXTRA 10 minutes of Physical activity to your day.


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March Newsletter Get Outside

Posted by onthegofitness on March 29, 2010 at 10:15 PM Comments comments (2)

March edition

Spring is officially here! Although the view out my kitchen window this morning would tell a different story.

In Alberta from October to March we are in what is called a “No vitamin D season” our days are so short, usually cloudy and void of much needed (Vitamin D rich) sunshine. Vitamin D in essential for bone growth, balancing ...

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February 2010 Newsletter Love your heart

Posted by onthegofitness on March 29, 2010 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (1)

Happy Valentine’s Day

I know you were probably expecting an article on how to have a romantic day without breaking your wallet or your belt or maybe how to avoid eating an entire heart shaped box of chocolates on Valentine’s Day. Instead this month I want to talk about the heart muscle. Our hearts pump out over 300 litres of blood every hour, which circulates through our bodies bringing oxygen and nutrients to our muscles and other organs...

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January 2010 Newsletter winter blahs

Posted by onthegofitness on March 29, 2010 at 12:36 PM Comments comments (1)

Get rid of those Winter Blahs

So here we are starting a new year, and winter is in full swing. When winter comes we shy way from the cold, we hide away in our dark, dingy basements running away on our treadmills or pedalling on our bikes dreaming of warmer weather. When we may once again enjoy the outdoors. We don’t have to hide indoors! Embrace the snow and cold weather. In the winter months it is dark much longer here than it is light out, th...

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December newsletter

Posted by onthegofitness on March 29, 2010 at 12:29 PM Comments comments (2)

Happy Holidays Edition

Are your Holidays Favorites Naughty or Nice?

1. Egg Nog

450 calories per glass, try a low cal Hot Chocolate instead, save a whopping 18g of fat!

2. Festive Cheese

1 cup of Brie 900 cals & 66g of fat, try a lower calorie cheese like mozzarella or swiss.

3. Spinach dip

made with lots of mayo and sourcream each bite can contain as much as 1g of fat, don't forget to add the calories from the crackers or bread you are dipping. ...

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Have you heard about the TRX 40/40 Challenge?

Posted by onthegofitness on March 4, 2010 at 12:43 PM Comments comments (0)

So if you haven't heard about the TRX 40/40 Challenge,  I'll enlighten you.

 The TRX is a suspension training system that looks like two canvas straps, that you can attach to a door way, ceiling or pretty much any pole or tree anchored to the ground outside.

The challenge is to video yourself performing 2 exercises ( the Atomic pushup /Low row) and see how many of each exercise you can do without rest, trying of course for the ultimate goal of 40/40. ...

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