Fitness Tips

The Secret Beauty Benefits of Exercise

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 07.18.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Regular activity is shown to help everything from increasing hair growth to reducing acne. So before you go spending hundreds on skin care, spa treatments and hair products, take a gander at what the gym has to offer in the cosmetic department!

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

Dr Dina Kulik | Posted 06.19.2014 | 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 06.09.2014 | 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!

Your First 5K or Marathon Is Just a Few Steps Away

Simon Whitfield | Posted 07.02.2014 | Canada Living
Simon Whitfield

In the beginning of my career, I tried various over-hyped protein supplements, and eventually I settled on an old tried and true favourite -- chocolate milk. I find that chocolate milk is an ideal post-workout recovery drink, even more so than water and sports drinks, because it contains the fluids, carbs and protein I need to recover after exercise.

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.

Real-Life Diet, Fitness Tips From A Guess Model

Ashley Diana Morris | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Ashley Diana Morris

Before I started modelling, I was about 30 pounds heavier. Losing the weight was extremely difficult and was brought on by my first modelling job. I had dropped about 20 pounds by the time I tested for Guess and it had taken me about two and a half months.

Almost One Month into 2014...Are Your Goals Holding Up?

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Are you struggling to follow through on your New Year's resolutions? Don't be discouraged. Believe me, you are not alone. The further it gets from the start of any goal, the harder it can become for most of us (including myself) to stay on track.

Get Fit For Free

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

The holidays have come and gone, and that means it's time to fulfill that New Year's resolution to shed those extra pounds. What's that you say, th...

7 Ways To Stay On The Right Track

Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

You're pumped. You're ready. You're going to do this! The first few weeks of a new, healthier lifestyle are so exciting; anything seems possible! ...

How to Get Back on the Fitness Track

Gillian Clayton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Gillian Clayton

During these moments of low motivation, it's important to remind yourself that all of your hard work will pay off, and to do this it's all about having a plan that makes sure you will get results from your workouts. I've trained for a number of triathlons and I've found there are three easy ways to a well-rounded workout plan.

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.

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.

Why "Selfies" Are Great For Your Health

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.20.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

As little as 5 years ago, the thought of having thousands or even millions of people able to see what you were up to with a creative hashtag was inconceivable. Now #TransformationTuesday, #TheLifestyleGame, #Fitness, #Workout, and countless other hashtags will unleash a barrage of pictures, blogs, and quotes on the unsuspecting social media user.

Why the 30-Day Squat Challenge Won't Work For You

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 09.28.2013 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

One of the most important things to remember when you are trying to adopt a healthier lifestyle is that your age, gender, activity level, nutritional habits, genetics, and fitness and health history will affect how you respond to exercise. No two individuals react to an exercise regime in the same way -- everyone's fitness and health journey will be unique.

Want to Get Healthy? Think Positive

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Who wants to feel constrained as well as deprived of what they love? My advice, flip your mindset, try and find the positive! Instead of "I can't eat cake," think "how great it is that I can eat these delicious berries?" Instead of, "I don't want to go for a run" think, "how great it is that I can run."

When it Comes to Food, Willpower Doesn't Exist

Theresa Albert | Posted 08.31.2013 | Canada
Theresa Albert

We think we are in complete control of our senses, but there's a new study that proves just how unperceptive we can be about our food intake. Now we a...

Find Fitness Success by Getting a Health Buddy

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 08.18.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

One method of setting yourself up for success is to find a health buddy to help you stay motivated and accountable. I suggest to my clients that they get a gym buddy, an accountability buddy, and/or a nutrition buddy. Plus, a gym buddy can make working out more fun.

Building a Better Body (No Sugar Added)

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 08.06.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Would you build a healthy body with sugar and additives? Well, you shouldn't! But we do it all the time, and that's what today's post is all about: how to build a body that functions properly and is full of energy -- NO SUGAR ADDED.

Being Mindful While You Exercise Will Get You Results

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 07.29.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Many people just go through the motions when they work out because they don't realize how important it is to be conscious of the muscles they are recruiting, but as my client Amanda discovered, when you concentrate and become mindful of your movements, the quality of the exercise you are doing improves.

Fitness Tips: Shake Up Your Fitness Routine (and Start Having Fun at the Gym)

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Variety is the spice of life, so it's always strange to me when people get stuck in a workout rut and don't change. Who said you had to do the things you are doing? There are hundreds of ways to exercise. Some need equipment, some need open spaces and some just need you and a little bit of good old hard work.

How I'm Making Every Workout an Adventure

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 04.29.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

About a week ago I decided I needed to try something new to help get myself out of my fitness rut. I went to a boxing class. It did the trick. It put a giant smile on my face. After the class I felt energized and accomplished (as I always do post workout). More importantly, I had fun.

Why "No Pain No Gain" Is No Gym Motto

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada Living
Vesna Dodevska

How many times have you heard this expression: No pain = no gain? This isn't necessarily true. You can still get great results from a decent workout without killing yourself. Don't believe me? Take a look at fit people. They have don't kill themselves in order to be fit. They just workout regularly.

10 Ways to Get Your Family Healthy

Jenna Em | Posted 03.20.2013 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

This year I resolved to get my family more healthy and active, by employing 10 simply strategies. I had taken inventory of my family's daily nutrition, and realized that there was room for improvement in both the quality and quantity of food that my family consumed. So here are the 10 simple strategies.

Are You Worried About Being a "Real" Runner?

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.25.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

we all have the capability of creating a negative internal dialogue. Of saying we are not a "real" runner, cyclist, swimmer or gym member. If we let ourselves, we will always define what is "real" as something we are not currently are capable of.