Canada Fitness

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

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 03.31.2014 | 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.

Five Cardio Workouts to Make You Sweat

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living
Vesna Dodevska

If you are asking why you should be doing cardio again then think of increasing your endurance so that when walk up a set of stairs in your high heels, you won't be out of breath. Also, if you want to get lean, cardio is a MUST. So here are five options for you!

Should I Hit the Gym With a Baby Bump?

BabyPost | Posted 03.21.2014 | Canada Living
BabyPost

It's the age old question ... well maybe not the age old question, but it has to be in the pregnancy top ten: Should I exercise while I am pregnant? And, what is "too much" when it comes to working out with a baby bump? Not only will exercising keep you in top condition for when baby arrives, but it can also improve the health of your baby.

Yoga Studio Decorum 101

Karen Cleveland | Posted 03.20.2014 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Don't know your Hatha from your Ashtanga? One of the best things about yoga is its intrinsically welcoming nature -- your practice is really just that, your own. And while everyone is welcome, certain behaviours are not.

Real-Life Diet, Fitness Tips From A Guess Model

Ashley Diana Morris | Posted 03.13.2014 | 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.

Don't Worry About That Box of Cookies You Just Ate

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada
Vesna Dodevska

You start your day right. Wake up. Shower. Make up. Get dressed. Eat breakfast. Arrive at work. Work. Do a lunch workout. Then Lunch. Feel great s...

Why Dress For the Life You Want? Because it Works

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Style
Sarah Vermunt

If you've ever watched an episode of What Not to Wear, you can recall fashion expert Stacey London telling women to "dress for the job you want, not the job you have." I'm not sure who first coined that phrase, but it's a good one.

Are We Taking "Motivational" Fitness Too Far?

Lee Boyce | Posted 04.19.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

Push yourself in the weight room. If you want results, you have to. No argument there. But where do we draw the line? I can't say I'm eager to see the results of pushing far beyond typical thresholds on someone's body.

Five Ways To Lose Belly Fat

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
Vesna Dodevska

There is usually a tie between thigh fat and belly fat as a "disliked trouble" spot for most ladies. Both areas can be stubborn but blame it on nature -- we are designed for protection and survival! Here are 5 tips that have helped my clients lost fat off their bellies.

How to Become Your Own Olympian

Jane Dummer | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Jane Dummer

Passion and hard work are recurring themes when you ask people how they achieve their success. Supporting your inner champion with an optimistic mindset is also key. As the Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia it's a great time to reflect on your own fitness and nutrition goals and aspirations.

Do Personal Trainers Need College Degrees?

Lee Boyce | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

Lack of degrees or certain certifications sometimes can bar very competent individuals from receiving promotions or raises, regardless of how many years of experience and industry-specific accomplishments they may have achieved. It's not about the certs or degrees, but about the experience and practical application of foundations of personal training as they're found specific to each client on a case by case basis.

Being Super Fit Doesn't Mean You Don't Have an Eating Disorder

Lauren Messervey | Posted 04.06.2014 | Canada Living
Lauren Messervey

My friend's foray into the world of fitness modelling inspired me to take a look at the term "eating disorder" in my trusty dictionary. I am completely shocked and saddened that the fitness model craze is not only unrecognized as another eating disorder, but is also encouraged by the hardcore fitness community.

If You Hate Cardio, Try These 3 Sly Ways to Fit it in

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Living
Vesna Dodevska

Cardio is soooo boring! And if you hate it, I don't blame you! But, if you are looking to burn off some fat and work your heart then cardio is essential. So you gotta do it somehow. Here are some suggestions for you to squeeze it in without too much mental battle while reaping the benefits.

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.

Don't Abandon Your Fitness Resolutions Just Yet

Kelly Murumets | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living
Kelly Murumets

It's time to stop and question your family's reliance on the car. Yes, many of us live in suburbs or rural areas where destinations tend to be spread out, but that doesn't mean it's impossible to choose people power as an option. It may be easier to incorporate more steps into your day than you realize, if you just take a look at where you have to be in a week.

Don't Be Fooled By the Instagram Personal Trainer

Lee Boyce | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

As unregulated an industry as personal training is, the world of social media has made things even more...interesting. This public eye-candy "showcase," as it were, is only popularizing the cosmetic superficiality of exercise and fitness training.

Tone Your Abs While Stuck in Traffic

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 03.18.2014 | Canada Living
Vesna Dodevska

What else would you rather be doing while stuck in traffic or while standing at Starbucks behind a 10 person line up? How about an exercise that will tone and target your most inner ab muscle called the TVA? Convinced yet? Here is how you do this exercise.

Why Running Makes Me Feel Like a Rock Star

Ben Kaplan | Posted 03.16.2014 | Canada Music
Ben Kaplan

Lately I feel like I'm more emotional than ever. It's incredible, even ridiculous, pathetic, how personally I take this book. Every slight, every non-mention, every email that goes un-returned, I'm ready to rage. And I have a 6 week-old son. This kind of self-involvement is embarrassing.

When it Comes to Health, Listen to Your Body (Not Your Friends)

Kelsey Matheson | Posted 03.11.2014 | Canada Living
Kelsey Matheson

Many people may tell you that their way is the "right way," and it may be for them, but you need to listen to your own body and do what's right for you. At every corner we are bombarded with messages of how to lose weight, have perfect skin, and defy the aging process. Let 2014 be the year that we decide to tap into our own bodies.

How I Kept My New Year's Resolution and Lost 70 Pounds

Jenna Em | Posted 03.02.2014 | Canada Living
Jenna Em

The year I turned 40, I felt like I was having a health crisis. After having had five babies back-to-back, I was at my heaviest weight ever -- and the most unhealthy self I had ever been. On December 31 2012, I made a New Year's resolution to myself and my family. In these 12 months, I have lost 70 lbs, four clothing sizes and I am looking and feeling much better. I am now lighter than my pre-pregnancy weight nine years ago! True to my word, my family now eats in a healthy fashion and we are regularly active as a family!

Want to achieve your 2014 health and fitness goals? You may need to do things you don't want to do!

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada
Kathleen Trotter

It has been a while since I posted a blog. I have been trying to formulate my 2014 New Years fitness "thoughts". If you regularly read my blogs, you k...

Enjoy Holiday Glee Without Weight Gain Guilt

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

Why does it feel like even before the tinsel's been removed from the tree or the wax has melted from the Menorah, we are bombarded with messages from TV talk shows telling us it's time to repent for everything we've eaten or had to drink during the holidays? Here are a few common mistakes we make post-holiday season.

How To Use Weights Without Bulking Up

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 02.15.2014 | Canada
Vesna Dodevska

You don't want to have huge traps protruding through a beautiful cocktail dress. So I want to show you that if you exercise the right way, you won't have to worry about gaining muscle and you can lose weight faster without losing your mind on cardio machines.

I Keep Working Out But I Stopped Losing Weight!

Vesna Dodevska | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada Living
Vesna Dodevska

Are you working out but stopped losing weight? This can be very frustrating. But it can happen when you've mastered your existing workout. So don't beat yourself up rather be happy that you are ready to move to the next level. So what's the answer to losing weight again?

Read This Only If You Want to Reach Your 2014 Health Goals

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 02.09.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Break your dream/resolution down to goals, work toward the goals with daily plans of action. Stay on track, and make sure you absolutely know what's important. For me, it's staying out of the hospital when it comes to my health journey. Tell friends and family what you are doing, and hire a trainer or a team around you.