Canada Fitness

Want to Be Healthy? Take the "Captain Obvious" Approach

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 04.15.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

You don't have to spend tonnes of money on cleansing programs, protein powders or the latest miracle food to achieve your health and wellness goals. I am not saying don't eat gogi berries (or this month's equivalent miracle food). I am just saying that you don't need to spend oodles of money or follow a restrictive "diet," you just need to get back to basics.

Let's Stop the All or Nothing and Enjoy the In-Between

Keeley Milne | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Living
Keeley Milne

If I'm truly listening to my body, I think quite often it is telling me to lay the hell off. To enjoy the moments in the sun as much as the run itself. To remember that my yoga practice is about what feels good for my body, right now.

How to Choose the Right Personal Trainer for You

Brent Bishop | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

The weather is warming, those initial resolutions haven't gone so well and soon everyone is wearing less clothing. This can create panic and urgency for some people -- often the solution is to get professional help and hire a personal trainer.

How to Have a Happy, Healthy and Well-Equipped 2015

Brent Bishop | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

Is 2015 the year you have vowed to get fit? Are you already in top shape, and determined to stay that way? Or are you cheerleading for someone who has declared their fitness goals? No matter which of these scenarios you fall into, the right equipment and inspiration goes a long way. Here are a few product suggestions for anyone who is embracing fitness this year.

What You Need to Know if You Want to Start Running

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.24.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

There is a wealth of information explaining how anyone can learn how to run. You do not need to be in good shape or fast. To learn more about how any person can take the first steps on their path to running, I spoke with Luis Villagran, MEC Ambassador and ultrarunner. Luis shared his top tips, on how to start running.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Healthy Baking Swaps and Lightened up Valentine's Day Desserts

Lindsay Jang | Posted 04.08.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

With the sweetest holiday of the year fast approaching, sugar and chocolatey treats are on the brain. As you probably know by now, I'm the first to promote balance and am all for enjoying your favorite treats, but if you're looking to lighten up one of your favorite recipes, or try something new, this one's for you!

These Women Prove That Fit Is Sexy

The Huffington Post Canada | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 02.05.2015 | Canada Style

Fit girls of the world are here to show us that strong is definitely sexy! So to all those who never thought defined muscles on females could look...

Six Secrets to Sticking with Your Fitness Goals

Natasha Koifman | Posted 03.28.2015 | Canada
Natasha Koifman

Fitness resolutions are just as great because they bring attention to our physical well-being, but they can often become something we do only in January and then forget about. Like most people, sometimes I have trouble maintaining my fitness goals all year, so I'd like to share some tips that help me get back on track. I hope they will work for you too!

5 Ways to Stick to Your Health and Fitness Goals This Year

Daniela Andrews | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Living
Daniela Andrews

First it was low-fat, then it was low-carb, now gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, grass-fed, organic, whatever. There will always be a new food trend on the radar, and if something works for you, then, by all means, incorporate it into your life, but don't be confused or confounded by what to eat. Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants.

How To Snowshoe For Fitness

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Photo Courtesy Of Grouse Mountain Last week, I wrote a blog about "The Many Health Benefits of Snowshoeing." I had such a great response and so many...

Five Foods to Keep You Energized This Winter

Jane Dummer | Posted 03.20.2015 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

If you're feeling down, lift yourself up with salmon. It's packed with protein, which is an essential nutrient for energy and building muscle. Plus, it contains vitamin D, which is necessary for immune and mental health. We synthesize vitamin D via our skin from exposure to sunlight.

9 Hotels Gyms to Satisfy Your New Year's Resolutions

Trivago.ca | Posted 03.17.2015 | Canada Travel
Trivago.ca

If those extra holiday pounds are hanging a little heavy, one of your New Year's Eve resolutions probably includes some serious time spent at the gym. But all workout and no play is no way to spend the next year, and getting and staying fit is not fun when it puts a crimp in your travel plans.

7 Tips To Keep You On Track in 2015

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.13.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Happy 2015 everyone! It has been over a week since the ball dropped. If you are starting to feel less committed towards your health resolutions, I am here to say "don't give up"! 2015 can be your healthiest year yet, you just have to persevere!! Here are seven tips to help you stay motivated in 2015!

The Many Health Benefits of Snowshoeing

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

I love snowshoeing. It is a fantastic way to be outdoors and is easy to do. Just strap on the snowshoes and start walking. Another part of snowshoeing that I really like is that you can go with a group of friends and all be at different fitness levels or abilities and enjoy nature together.

This New Year's, Resolve To Be Healthy -- Not Gym Obsessed

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

I regret the time I gave up, the memories, the fun, the time with friends. But that's me. For some the "gains" in the gym, the Instagram fame, the self sacrifice make them feel more whole as a person. This fitness life is for a select few.

Make Fitness Fun With These New Workout Ideas

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.12.2015 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

One thing that I love about my job is that it is never boring. There is always a new way to mix things up, a new way to "torture" my clients, a new wa...

Don't Let the Bad Weather Derail Your Exercise Routine

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Too dark, too rainy, too cold -- there are countless obstacles to outdoor exercising in the winter months. It's also a time for easy excuses. But what a shame to see that hard work you've put in all year go to waste because it's less pleasant outside. It shouldn't be this way, it doesn't have to be.

What I Learned From Running For 365 Days Straight

Kenny Yum | Posted 01.26.2015 | Canada Living
Kenny Yum

I ran today. Running streaks have to start somewhere and it was a year ago tomorrow, U.S. Thanksgiving Day, I went on a run. This morning, I ran for the 365th straight day. If I had my way, I would write the entire piece while on the run, as opposed to on the couch long after I've put away my running shoes. In front of my laptop, I can't ever match the emotions, sensations, thoughts that I'm having each day while I am out on a run.

You Can Have a Healthy Vacation and Have Fun at the Same Time

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 01.07.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathleen Trotter

Too many times people return from vacation having had a great time, but also being down on themselves due to letting unhealthy habits dominate. People tend to overeat, drink more, and skip their work outs. It sucks to get away only to return feeling worse physically and emotionally than when you left! My friend Em and I are living proof that you can go on a vacation that is both healthy AND fun!

Ban These 'Fitness Phrases' From Your Vocabulary... Forever

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.27.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I'm not under any false assumptions that our society's completely unrealistic, unproductive and unhealthy beauty standard will change anytime soon, but I do think that we can start by calling it something different in our own lives. We can change our script, our vocabulary, our vernacular; change our own points of view, if not that of others.

5 Healthy Habits I Adopted in my 30s

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.17.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

I've always touted myself as a health conscious person with a passion for fitness, but it is only in the recent years that I realize I've been doing things and thinking about things all wrong. Here are a few of the good health habits I've adopted in my 30s.

This Thanksgiving I Count My Blessings

Shannon Skinner | Posted 12.12.2014 | Canada Living
Shannon Skinner

Then, I started my gratitude rowing. Now going to the gym is something I look forward to rather than dread. Furthermore, as I progress in my new good habit, I see a universal truth: the more I am grateful, the more I have to be grateful for. This Thanksgiving, here are some of the many things I am grateful for:

A Workout You Can Do From Bed

Caleigh Rykiss | Posted 12.03.2014 | Canada Living
Caleigh Rykiss

Let's be honest, some days it's hard just getting out of bed, let alone hauling a** to the gym for a workout. So I crafted a workout routine we can all do from the comforts of bed. That's right, an exercise series that openly welcomes eye boogers, pyjamas, night guards and bed head.

From One Extreme to Another: It's Time to Stop This Workout Madness!

Jessica Zapata | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada Alberta
Jessica Zapata

There's a big push right now for women to lift weights and to lift heavy. As a trainer I get it. I want to be strong. I want my clients to be strong. But there comes a time, when for the average person, enough is enough. We have once again taken it too far.

How Unhealthy "Health Food" Is Derailing Your Diet

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.23.2014 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

If you are struggling to lose weight and / or adopt a healthier lifestyle, you may be inadvertently sabotaging your efforts by making "unhealthy health choices." These less obvious culprits -- what I call "unhealthy health food" -- tend to slide under the radar and inadvertently sabotage progress.