Exercise Tips.

Cottage-Friendly Workout Tips

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

So, you've come to grips with the fact that the only workouts you plan on getting are the continuous long treks up the stairs to refill your pitcher of sangria. But before you get too comfortable with this soothing summer schedule, what if you could bring workout equipment to the cottage that will increase exercise intensity, reduce total time AND won't even take up space in your suitcase?

4 Easy Ways To Start Enjoying Your Workouts

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 08.28.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I realize that not everyone is going to look at exercising as the highlight of their day or the passion of their life. Although there are things about working out that some may never enjoy there are a few things that will make the experience a little easier to digest. Here are some small, easy changes we can all make to start enjoying the gym a just a little more.

Spend More Time on the Patio and Less Time at the Gym

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 08.25.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I'd say we've all more than earned the right to park ourselves on a patio, soak up the sunshine and sip that chilled Chardonnay. But, just because there's now a far more appealing after-work option than going the gym, doesn't mean our fitness has to suffer! Here's everything you need to know about minimizing your time in the gym so you can maximize your time on the patio.

Bored of Your Exercise Routine? Add a Spin Class to the Rotation

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 08.19.2014 | Canada Living
Dr Dina Kulik

If you're getting tired of your usual workout, try a spin class instead. The instructors play high-intensity songs with dedicated rest periods to deliver an amazing and energetic work out. You sweat. A lot. At least, if you're doing it right.

I Think I'm Going to Break Up...With Running

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.08.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

For the past two months I have been seriously debating breaking up with running. If you know me, you know, that is a big deal. This experience has caused me to believe, now more then ever, that health is a process. Getting into a routine takes time and patience -- even for a trainer!

The 8 Worst People At The Gym

The Huffington Post Canada | Beth W. Orenstein | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada Living

Maybe it’s runner’s high or the endorphin rush that can come from a great session of power lifting. Whatever causes it, there seems to be some...

Of Course You're Busy, But Are You Really Too Busy to Work Out?

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.31.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I know that we all need to go to work, pay the rent, grocery shop, sleep and negotiate the demands of life. If you are not a fitness professional, whose job it is to be fit, training can't (and shouldn't) always take first priority. That said, I think what the quote highlights is how people sometimes use "lack of time" as a dismissive catch all for abandoning their health goals.

Cardio And Resistance Training: What Should You Do First?

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Living

Combining cardio with resistance training is believed to offer numerous health and fitness benefits, but does how you go about your training play a ro...

Think About Your Relationship With Your Body, Not How It Looks Today

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 04.28.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I was an unhealthy teenager. I hated my body, and I didn't think that much of the rest of me either. I always felt awkward, so I gorged on things like ultra-cheesy pasta to escape life. I have gradually built self-confidence and slowly replaced most of my bad habits with better ones, but the old me, or at least the memory of the old me, still exists and will always exist.

Lose Weight More Efficiently With These 3 Changes

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 12.18.2013 | Canada Living
Vesna Dodevska

If you talk to any of my clients they will probably tell you that I am pushy and all about efficiency. One of my clients is prepping for a wedding and we wanted to get rid of weight fast. Here is how we dropped 20lbs so far.

3 Tips For a Fun Workout

Carolyn Williams | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Williams

Have you found yourself working out less than used to a year, or even a month, ago? Will any excuse do to keep you off of the trail or out of the gym? This is of course not uncommon and something that plagues even the most motivated of workout fiends. What I have found is that the feeling creeps in whenever I stop enjoying my regular workout regimen. Over my 20 years of working out, being running, lifting weights or doing the Bar Method, I have found that these are 3 fool proof ways to shake the exercise 'blahs' and get me back out there, sometimes even with a smile on my face.

Find Time to Exercise When Working From Home

TheMompreneur.com | Posted 11.12.2013 | Canada Living
TheMompreneur.com

Finding time to exercise can be difficult for a busy person. However, exercise is important to your health, so it is important that you make time for it. Here are some ways that you can squeeze exercise into your day when you're working from home.

8 Fun Fitness Facts

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.08.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

One of my favorite annual events is the Can-Fit-Pro fitness conference and trade show. I hang out with friends, attend heath related lectures, and buy new fitness gadgets. A fitness instructor's heaven! Every year I think "fitness enthusiasts would want to know this stuff!" So, I decided to compile a list of the top "fit facts" I learned and share the secrets with you. Enjoy!

Want A Great Bum? Here's How.

Carolyn Williams | Posted 11.05.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Carolyn Williams

There has never been a better time to have a strong, lifted bum! While gyms and exercise classes are great for that full body workout, you may be looking for something more targeted, which you can do everyday. Anywhere. So here are 3 exercises you can do to get that strong, lifted bum without ever stepping foot in the gym.

Don't Be Depressed About Your Weight, Work on it

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 05.26.2013 | Canada Living
Vesna Dodevska

I know for myself that when I am slightly over my normal weight even if it is just a couple of pounds I start to feel sluggish and not too happy. But in the meantime, if for you it is a daily struggle, then here are some ways to feel better about your weight.

5 Ways to Beat the Fitness Blahs and Breathe Adventure into Your Workout

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Keep trying different workout adventures until you find something you like. If I had been discouraged by the instructor I hated, I would never have gone back and found the teacher and class I loved. Remember, the more multifaceted your reasons for exercising are, the more successful you will be.

Crash Course: 8 Exercises That Burn The Most Calories

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 01.16.2013 | Canada Living

In the battle to keep our bodies functioning and healthy, calories are not the enemy. "They're not as evil as many perceive them to be. Without suf...

Building Strength as You Age

Stacy Irvine, D.C., M.Sc. | Posted 12.17.2011 | Canada Living
Stacy Irvine, D.C., M.Sc.

For most people there is a common perception that we are at our physical best in our 20s and then it is "all downhill from there." But I believe that our decline in strength as we age is not as dependent on physiological declines in our bodies, but mostly due to the lack of opportunity to train effectively to build strength.

10 Easy Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Nicole Forrester | Posted 12.05.2011 | Canada Living
Nicole Forrester

The most important thing that each and every one of us has is our health. Why? Well, you can't take care of your family and those you care about if yo...