Meet Phil! Personal Trainer and Budtender at Garden City Cannabis Co

January 25, 2024

Meet Phil | Personal Trainer and Budtender at Garden City Cannabis Co

Sometimes cannabis can be confusing. 
As a recreational dispensary, we do not offer medical advice. If you're concerned about the effects of cannabis use, it's always worth it to speak with your doctor or a medical professional first.

What we can do, is speak about our personal experiences. January is WELLNESS MONTH at Garden City, so we had a chat with personal trainer and budtender, Phil. Check it out! 

If you EVER have any questions about cannabis, please feel free to reach out to us in-store and online at Niagaras hometown dispensary, Garden City Cannabis Co 😊 

Cannabis and fitness personal experiences with Phil at Garden City Cannabis Co Niagara's Hometown Cannabis Dispensary

Hey, this is Phil, 
Personal trainer, specializing in power-lifting 
And also Budtender at Garden City Cannabis Co in Welland

"What is a personal trainer?"
Someone who helps create a workout plan for someone who doesn’t have a full understanding. In the past 2.5 years, I've had a chance to work with a lot of different people and different workout plans.

"Do you use cannabis during your workouts? And why?"
From my experience, cannabis has helped me with “Focus and Mind-Muscle Connection”
I can do a better job listening to my body when I’m focused. Use the right muscles and do not go too far

"What is Mind-Muscle Connection?"
When you feel everything and you connect your brain to all the muscle fibers in your body 

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What’s your preferred way to consume cannabis while working out?
Vaping. Because I have more control over the “high.” Can't beat the convenience. No mess, minmal smell

→ Check out the current stock of VAPE OPTIONS at Garden City Cannabis Co 

Post workout, how do you personally utilize cannabis?
Can't speak for others but for me, creams help with post-workout fatigue

510 Vape Cartridge and Battery with personal trainer Phil at Garden City Cannabis Co Niagara's Hometown Cannabis Dispensary

Phil's personal experiences aside, let's dive a little deeper into CBD and fitness with some info collected online: 

Why do people use CBD post-workout? 

People use CBD (cannabidiol) after a workout for several potential reasons, although it's important to note that scientific research on CBD's specific effects on post-exercise recovery is still in its early stages. Some of the commonly cited reasons include:

Pain and Inflammation Relief:
CBD is known for its anti-inflammatory properties. After intense physical activity, muscles can experience inflammation and soreness. Some individuals use CBD to potentially help alleviate post-exercise pain and reduce inflammation.

Muscle Recovery:
CBD may have properties that promote muscle recovery by influencing the endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in maintaining homeostasis in the body. This can potentially contribute to a faster recovery process.

Reducing Exercise-Induced Anxiety:
For some individuals, CBD may help manage anxiety or stress associated with workouts. By interacting with receptors in the brain, CBD may have an anxiolytic (anxiety-reducing) effect.

Improved Sleep Quality:
Adequate sleep is crucial for recovery and muscle repair. Some people use CBD to potentially promote better sleep quality, which can positively impact the body's recovery processes.

Stress Reduction:
CBD may have calming effects that help reduce overall stress levels. Lower stress levels can contribute to better recovery after a workout.

Balancing the Endocannabinoid System:
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a role in regulating various physiological processes, including mood, appetite, and sleep. CBD interacts with the ECS, and some users believe that using CBD after a workout helps to balance the system and support overall well-being.

Non-Psychoactive Nature:
Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), another cannabinoid found in cannabis, CBD is non-psychoactive. This means it doesn't produce the "high" associated with marijuana use, making it a more appealing option for those seeking the potential benefits of cannabis without altered mental states.

Individual Preferences:
Some individuals simply find that incorporating CBD into their post-workout routine aligns with their overall wellness goals and personal preferences.

If you EVER have any questions about cannabis, please feel free to reach out to us in-store and online at Niagaras hometown dispensary, Garden City Cannabis Co 😊 

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