Trusted Tips and Resources

Trusted Tips & Resources

Fitness Focus a Trusted Saskatoon Fitness & Gym Expert have a TRUSTED TIP on Designing your own Program

At Fitness Focus, the goal is to offer a fitness center with a welcoming; fun; and safe environment that all ages can enjoy. They are a forerunner in the fitness industry in Saskatoon . With the ever changing fitness demands of new and improved classes, training; and nutrition.

This Fitness Focus Trusted Tip is about Designing Your Own Program

There is no substitue for a professionally desgned program for the gym. But if you consider yourself experienced in the gym and insist on planning your own training routine, make sure to keep your program well rounded but specific towards whatever goals you might have laid out for yourself.

Here are some of the main components to designing your program and deciding how to spend your time in the gym:

One: Cardiovascular training should be well balanced with some high intensity and some low-moderate intensity. Just like your resistance training, your body will adapt to stress if the same stress is applied consistently so it is important to diversify your cardio. Use incline and speed intervals to keep your body guessing.

Two: Muscle conditioning needs to focus on exercises for upper body, lower body, core: including abdominals, sides and lower back, as well as full body workouts including circuits. When choosing your specific exercises you must understand the fundamentals; understand what the function of each muscle does to choose proper exercises.

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Find Fitness Focus Health & Athletic Centre at 1250 Ontario Avenue, or check out their listing here in the Saskatoon Fitness & Gyms Category on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence. They are YOUR Trusted experts right here in Saskatoon!


CLEANING SUPPLIES Trusted Expert gives us a Great TRUSTED TIP

How much do you know about the cleaning products you use in your home every day? With a growing trend of all sorts of products making "green" claims, it is now harder than ever to be sure you are making the best choice. 

Magic Melt is truly a Magical Product!!

If you haven't tried it out yet ... then what are you waiting for? Magic Melt is an absolutely fabulous ice melter unlike most you'll ever see on the store shelf! This product can be spread with a shaker bottle or a fertilizer spreader to ensure the product covers evenly. You use a third of what you would normally use for other products you buy retail. Anything more is a waste! Shovel your walk or driveway as normal. Then sprinkle Magic Melt on any areas with a snow buildup or icey areas. Keep it light - you don't need much!

IN fact ONE kernel of Magic Melt will melt up to 300 times it's size in snow or ice! What happens is when it connects with ice or snow it creates a reaction that produces heat! This heat is very fast and hot. It melts away even the most stubborn ice situations. Heavier ice build ups may require an additional application. What you will really like is that the water created by the melt will not last long and it's gone - it does not refreeze and leave you another future ice patch to slip and fall on. And it leaves an invisible film on your driveway or walk that makes shovelling even easier after the next snowfall!

It also helps prevent blowing snow from sticking as well. And one of the best things is that when applied correctly it all disappears with the snow and ice! Nothing left to track into your home or business!! And it works to -40 degrees - just what we need for Saskatchewan winters!! Most other products only work to -20 or -30! Magic Melt can be applied to all concrete surfaces without worry of damaging your concrete when used properly. Most rock salt and ice melt products can leave your concrete pitted and ugly. After a couple of years crumbling and an ice sore resulting in costly repairs or replacement. They also risk major damage to nearby vegetation or will kill nearby grass and shrubs. Magic Melt contains some extra help to promote regrowth of nearby vegetation so even if you over apply there is very little risk to vegetation. And it is very pet friendly!! Unlike rock salts that can burn or damage paws ... Give it a try for yourself and tell us if you don't agree that Magic Melt is the best ice melt product you have ever tried!





Find  our TRUSTED SASKATOON CLEANING SERVICES  EXPERTS or go to their listing here on ..THE Saskatoon directory of excellence. They are YOUR Trusted experts right here in Saskatoon!

Trusted brags about J.A.B.A Construction our latest Trusted Contractor and Renovation and Design company on the Saskatoon directory is thrilled to brag about another wonderful Trusted business on the Saskatoon directory of excellence! We are busy catching up, as so many businesses are coming on board each week across the province..sometimes we are stretched pretty will also notice how many TRUSTED TIPS our existing clients are providing us the typing never stops. ..except maybe to film our own TRUSTED TIPS for Global Saskatoons new 6-9am morning show  ( our first consumer tip by Sara the Trusted founder aired today..we will have it up on Youtube asap for you to look at! )...exciting and BUSY times on the run up to Christmas! 

We are not complaining though..we are breaking new ground in the directory industry with every step forward...not only are we unique because we provide businesses that have a track record of excellence..and are contracted to uphold the 5 Trusted Guarantees of excellence for those people with a NEED right now..but we are evolving into a local source of TRUSTED Experts..who provide tips for the consumers who we know are researching online  BEFORE they decide who to buy from or what to buy!

To see this feature for yourself click on the category you are interested in .......and you will see a link to the right of the category that says CLICK HERE FOR TIPS AND RESOURCES   this takes you to our blog archive where you can pick from our list of Trusted Tips..or you can simply select a category you are interested in from the TAG CLOUD on the left to see all TIPs and blogs on that subject..EASY ..see we truly are the SMART & SIMPLE choice!

Now , lets brag about our most recent Trusted Contractor!  

 J.A.B.A Construction Ltd

Dave Anderchek the owner of J.A.B.A. Construction is instantly likeable and he is extremely well respected in the Saskatchewan Construction industry….Dave  is everything the typical ‘ stereotype’ builder is NOT that’s for sure, and he is pretty proud of the fact that he was the first contractor in the city with a website…he was well ahead of his competition …and in fact most Saskatoon businesses in that regard! He is a family man, and the company name is actually made up of the 3 initials of his kids plus the family name.... Trusted resonated with him instantly…it is how he has always done business, and once he and Lindsay (his astute office manager) took the time to look over the presentation and gather all the facts about how we operate and what the Trusted philosophy is , the decision to go in the Contractor (General) and the Renovation and Design category ( they have a design consultant on staff, so they are really able to help their clients in all aspects from design – completion) was easy.

The Trusted application process involves surveying clients of the businesses that want to be Trusted….we call a random number from a list they provide us, and generally the surveys take anything from 5 – 10 mins / person…in that time we pull the testimonial ( with permission) that you can read in the listings( REAL TESTIMONY FROM REAL PEOPLE)…it is a pass or fail…Trusted only endorse and promotes excellence not average….and it is safe to say that J.A.B.A definitely fall into the first category!

Heather, our wonderful Trusted Saskatoon consultant called me after being on the phone with their clients… “Sara you will not believe the response from J.A.B.A.s clients when I surveyed them!!” ....I wasn’t worried as I knew that J.A.B.A were a fit for Trusted( honestly I can just tell now within minutes of meeting a potential partner..) …but she did have an interesting story to tell…she had been on the phone with 2 of their clients for nearly 1.5 hours!! Look at the survey forms below in the picture…they have testimonials and great comments written all over them from these long phone calls…front AND back!! You can read some of the abridged versions in the listing here  and here …but I can assure you that the many bits that weren’t put into the testimonials on the listing were just as good as the things that are there is a bit more from Joanna of Saskatoon “ Very Clean...when we came home there was never a mess…Dave remembered who we were 4 years later, he is so professional yet personable…the timelines were perfect! “ ...In fact the only negative thing that was said about J.A.B.A was from a client of theirs who is a retired vet…he said “ that darn dog in the office is too fat should tell Dave and Lindsay to put him on a diet!”

See the picture below of their award cabinet….we can assure you that they deserved every single one of them….just as they deserve the ‘ Thumbs up’  from us ...don’t expect them to be the cheapest …don’t expect them to be available to do a job for you next week..but do expect that they will be WORTH the wait and WORTH the investment!



Here are some of the surveys ..9-10's all around for J.A.B.A!


We look forward to bragging about the other 3 wonderful Trusted Saskatoon Partners that went live last week....and telling you why they are SAFE and Trusted businesses and why when searching or Googling, you should choose a TRUSTED business in Saskatoon'll be glad you did!

Stay Trusted my friends..Safe and Trusted of course

Trusted SASKATOON PAINTING CONTRACTOR provides a Trusted Tip on what to expect from a Professional Painting Contractor

7 Things to Look for in a Quality House Paint Job
You often hear when you're told how to find the right painting contractor to ask about the quality of the contractor's work. The definition of quality can be somewhat subjective. Yet, there are definite parameters that define whether you received a quality house paint job or not. You should be familiar with these seven things before you hire a painting contractor.
Paint Quality Tip #1-Proper Protection from Paint
In most cases, a painting contractor isn't working with an empty house. If the painting contractor is going to be working inside your home, you want to be assured that your furniture and floors don't end up with paint all over them. You also don't want paint on light fixtures and doorknobs. You want paint to be where it belongs and nowhere else.
Paint Quality Tip #2-Proper Pre-Paint Preparation
A paint job will not last if proper pre-paint preparation techniques are not used. Things like silicone, wax, polish, grease and dirt will prevent the paint from adhering properly. Things might look okay for a short while, but when bad weather arrives, it becomes apparent that pre-paint preparation was sloppy. Before new paint can be applied, it's important that all dirt and grime, mold and mildew and chalking or peeling paint be removed. This is important whether the painting is in the interior of the home or on the exterior.
Paint Quality Tip #3-Caulking
You have the right to expect a painting contractor to caulk holes, window frames and other trim areas that typically require caulking. One of the goals of painting your home is to protect it from the environment. Caulking prevents water from seeping in behind trim and causing extensive damage. On the inside of the home, caulking eliminates the home many bugs would like to make behind your trim work or cabinets. Caulking is all part of doing a quality job both inside and out.
Paint Quality Tip #4-Clean Lines between Separate Paint Colors.
We've all seen painting jobs where the junction between the ceiling and the walls looks messy because color from the walls slopped up onto the ceiling. No professional should walk away from a paint job where the lines between ceiling and trim, or ceiling and wall aren't straight and clean.
Paint Quality Tip #5 - Neat Painting Around Windows, Doors and Trim.
A painter who does quality work spends time masking. You have the right to expect windows without paint on them. If you use a different color to frame the trim around your windows and doors, you have the right to expect that color to only appear on the trim. You should never have paint on doorknobs or hinges either. Only amateur painters fail to mask these typical door features. The same goes for light and electrical fixtures.
Paint Quality Tip #6 - No Drips
A professional never leaves a drip running down the wall. Any drips should be sanded down then retouched with another coat of paint.
Paint Quality Tip #7 - Even Coverage
The color of the paint should be consistent and even everywhere. You shouldn't see any evidence of a previous color showing through. If it takes three coats of paint in some areas to accomplish this goal, that's the responsibility of a professional painter. To ensure you're happy with the level of coverage, you want to inspect the paint job under bright light. Daylight is usually the best, but bright artificial lighting is also useful. If you can inspect the paint job under both conditions, it's a good idea before you pay that contractor.
Now that you know what to look for in a quality house paint job, you can use these tips as a checklist.....

Reed Security our Alarm & Security Sytems expert provides a TRUSTED TIP on Home Security Tips for the Holidays

Reed Security believes when you become a client you will be entering into a relationship – one they want to grow and become long term...they work hard to meet all your Alarm & security needs from day one!

Home Security Tips for the Holidays

1. Use Common Sense.

• If you lose a key, get the locks changed.

• Ask all strangers for identification.

• Never hide an extra key outdoors - especially underneath a mat or on top of a light fixture. This is the first place the bad guys look. Leave an extra house key with a friend or a neighbor.

2. Make it Difficult.

• Door chains are easy to bypass. Install deadbolts.

• Install a stopper or stick on all sliding doors and windows.

• Install window bars on all basement windows.

• Install exterior motion lights.

3. Break-in's Occur When You Are Away.

• Make sure all doors and windows are properly locked.

• Keep your premises well lit at night. Install timers that turn lights on at different times. This gives the appearance that someone is home.

• Test your alarm system regularly.

• Make sure your alarm is Armed when you leave.

• Consider installing by Reed Security.

• If you are travelling, have someone look after things such as collecting your mail and newspapers, cutting your lawn and shoveling your driveway.

• Advise our Rapid Response Monitoring Station you will be away.

Find Reed Security online at  or check out their listing here in the SASKATOON ALARM & SECURITY Category on THE Saskatoon directory of excellence. Virgil Reed and his team are YOUR Trusted security experts right here in Saskatoon!



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