How to stay on track while your trainer’s on vacation

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*** Note that the tips in this post apply equally well to the absence of your favourite group fitness instructor and/or your regular workout buddy. It never fails. You've just gotten into a groove with exercise. You're hitting the gym several … {keep reading...}

Three Simple Feel-Good Steps to Conquering Consistency {guest post}

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Today I have a special treat for you. A guest post written by my friend and fellow fitness professional and wellness advocate, Meg Root. Meg and I 'met' (virtually of course, isn't that how we're all meeting these days?) on Facebook by way of our … {keep reading...}

The dark side of wearable fitness trackers

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*** This blog post evolved out of a conservation I had with some friends in my Facebook community. They have given me permission to share their thoughts below*** Pedometers. Smartwatches. Health monitors. Wearable fitness trackers. They're all … {keep reading...}

Everything you need to know to be a fitness success

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High rep strength training, cardio intervals, HIIT, Tabata, Crossfit, Bootcamp, Insanity, P90X, 21-DayFix, hot yoga, barre, Piyo, Zumba. What type of exercise should you do to improve your fitness? Should you follow a low carb diet? Eat paleo? … {keep reading...}

Three things my Fitbit Charge taught me {sponsored post & giveaway}

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If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, you probably already know that I'm the proud new owner of a Fitbit Charge. It was given to me by Telus as part of their #EveryStepCounts campaign (along with a second Fitbit Charge for me to give to … {keep reading...}

Body part splits or whole body workouts | the pros and cons

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The other day (a very observant) someone asked me why I give most of my clients whole body workouts when they see me performing body part splits. Do I think one type of workout is intrinsically better than the other? (No) Is one 'harder' than … {keep reading...}

10 ‘crunch-free’ exercises for a stronger core

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Physiotherapists, kinesiologists, strength and conditioning coaches and pelvic floor specialists are all in agreement; regular and excessive performance of sit-ups and abdominal crunches can place un-due stress on the lumbar spine, exacerbate tight … {keep reading...}

Taming evening food cravings and the after-dinner munchies

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Eat breakfast like a queen*, lunch like a princess*, and dinner like a pauper. *With apologies to Adelle Davis Recent studies have shown that eating the lioness's share of your daily calories early in the day is a sound strategy for weight … {keep reading...}

Tips for choosing a sports bra that fits

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Disclaimer: The following is a sponsored post. Classic Shapewear compensated me for sharing my thoughts about what to wear under workout clothes. The pseudo-scientific poll results and tongue-in-‘cheek' comments are entirely my own ;-) Next to … {keep reading...}