Author: Rod MacDonald, Certified Coach Practitioner and Tonic's Resident Coach

Perfect Form

Tonic Fitness Expert, Rod MacDonald, knows that sometimes your exercise routine is interrupted by injuries. He shares his thoughts on the best way to get back into your routine, here.

Perfect Form

So you've decided that you want to get stronger. Fitness Expert, Rod MacDonald, knows the next step is easy. Just lift something heavy. Read here to find out the details.

Become an Olympian

If you were inspired by our awesome Olympians this summer, you were not alone. But if you think that you couldn't possibly compete at the highest levels because of your genetic potential, Rod MacDonald is here to tell you that you couldn't be more wrong. He lists five factors that will determine if you could be 'world class'.

Put Your Mask On First

Fitness Expert Rod Macdonald understands that before you can take on all of your responsibilities to your family and loved ones, you first have to take care of yourself. Find out how and why you should put yourself first.

The Power of Routine

Do you want to be successful and achieve your fitness and wellness goals? Exercise Expert, Rod Macdonald suggests that you adopt the key strategy of successful people and develop a routine. Read more here.

Who Do You Want To Be?

In order to achieve the fitness and wellness goals you seek, Rod Macdonald thinks that the first step is to imagine yourself as the type of person who can reach those goals. Identifiy the behaviors that will assist you in your journey.

Lowering The Bar

Rod MacDonald wants you to aim high with your fitness goals. But he also knows that if you set the bar too high, you'll get frustrated and that may lead to failure. Setting realistic goals is the best approach to improving your health and fitness.

Go On & Get Schooled

Rod Macdonald believes that in order to keep fit as adults we must not only challenge our bodies but also continue to challenge our minds. Read his ideas on simple ways you can continue to grow mentally, long after graduation.


Bodyweight training is all the rage. Fitness Expert, Rod Macdonald, will let you in on a little secret. The oldest and perhaps best bodyweight training program is yoga.

Trash Your Negative Self Talk

There's a little voice inside all of us that rationalizes why we "deserve" to have that late night snack. It's tough to ignore that little voice. Fitness Expert Rod Macdonald has some ideas to help you through those moments of weakness.

What Will Your Legacy Be?

One of the greatest acts of kindness may be organizing your affairs so that your loved ones don't have to during their time of mourning. Rod Macdonald has some helpful ideas to make sure that your legacy will be one of happiness, love and caring.