3 ‘all-or-nothing’ healthy living mindsets debunked

We've all got that little voice in our heads. The voice that undermines our best intentions and rationalizes the making of poor choices when it comes to fitness and nutrition. The voice that says 'why bother' or 'what's the point' or 'I'll start next … {keep reading...}

You can only go so far on your own | the magic of mentors

I like to think of myself as an 'accidental' business owner. Eight years ago, I started working as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer at my local community centre, never thinking that I'd one day be running my own business, let alone a … {keep reading...}

Tips for maintaining healthy knees

Knees are complicated joints. In addition to dynamically supporting nearly 80% of our weight while standing, they're responsible for bending, straightening and internally rotating our legs. Comprised of three major muscles groups (the quadriceps, … {keep reading...}

Essential stretches for mid-life exercisers

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If you're like me (and many of my clients), you're often so tired (or pressed for time) by the time your workout's over that you bypass the stretching corner of the gym in your rush to reach the shower (and get on with your over-full day). While … {keep reading...}

Lifting weights to failure | why you don’t need to

In the strength training world, 'failure' is often seen as a good thing. It means that you've pushed your body to the point of being unable to perform even one more repetition and is based on the idea that muscle fibres must be broken down in … {keep reading...}

Introducing Fit Chick Knits | a companion blog

I've written before about my love of knitting. How it's the 'yin' to my exercise 'yang'. How it's taught me many lessons that apply directly to fitness. How it gives this non-runner a 'runner's high'. And how I need both in my life to feel … {keep reading...}

Five reasons to keep a fitness journal

Many people who've successfully lost weight and kept it off swear by a food journal. The act of recording what they eat helps them to be mindful, pay attention to the choices they're making and understand why they've dropped (or gained) a couple of … {keep reading...}

Online fitness communities provide support, motivation and accountability

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Birds of a feather flock together. We humans love to hang around with other humans. Many of our waking hours are spent in the company of others. And, no surprise here, the people we spend the most time with have the biggest effect on our behaviour; … {keep reading...}

Kettlebell training for beginners

Let me start with a Disclaimer :) Although I am a certified Personal Trainer, I am not certified in Kettlebell training. This is important to RKC Kettlebell trainers, but probably not to most people who are simply interested in incorporating … {keep reading...}