Canada Fitness

These Leggings Are About To Change The Way You Work Out

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 11.24.2015 | Canada Style


How To Look Good After A Workout, Without Taking A Shower

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 11.20.2015 | Canada Style

No shower? No problem!

5 Ways To Make Cold Weather Training More Bearable

Jean Luc Boissonneault | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Living
Jean Luc Boissonneault

It's getting dark and cold here in Canada. Cold weather and less sunlight changes your body in a few different ways. Here are five tips that can help you conquer the cold weather and stay on track with your fitness goals.

Get Ready To Hit The Slopes With These Exercises

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 11.18.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Whether you are a veteran on the slopes or a newbie braving the hills for the first time, the exercises below will strengthen your body so that you can ski and snowboard with (relatively) fewer aches and pains.

Inequality Is Widening The Gap Between Fit And Fat

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 11.11.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Obesity rates and diseases stemming from weight problems continue to rise. While healthy eating and regular exercise have become commonplace among the educated and affluent, the less fortunate show little signs of improvement regardless of efforts by health experts and government policy makers.

'Lack Of Time' Is A Valid Excuse When Getting Fit

Jamie Logie | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Living
Jamie Logie

The average gym workout tends to be around 45 minutes, that may include some strength training, cardio or a fitness class. I'm not big on spending more than 40-45 minutes in a gym but if you factor in a warm-up and cool-down you are usually at an hour.

Running Is Not The Best Exercise To Get Fit

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 10.27.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

For some reason everyone thinks that it is OK for anyone to go running in an effort to improve their health. This is simply not an appropriate recommendation. Running is not the BEST form of exercise. It is simply a form of exercise and one that requires preliminary strength and mobility prior to starting.

Combat Mom Bum In 20 Minutes

Lindsay Gee | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Gee

You know the bum I'm talking about, right? A little saggy, a little flat, a little wider than what it used to be. Mom bum. The fact is the body changes, often permanently, during pregnancy. With each subsequent pregnancy, it can change more and more.

11 Fall Running Tips

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.23.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Recently, I spoke with Ian Adam Smith MacNairn, an ultra runner from Calgary, Alberta, and a The North Face athlete. Ian shared his tips on how to start running, how to pick the best shoes for your feet and much more.

There's More to Health Than Physical Beauty

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

We have made body image more important than body function. You can be healthy, beautiful and happy at any size. You can be unhealthy and unhappy at any size as well. If our children hear us say all that matters is health, but see us with fitness magazines on our coffee tables and weight-loss products in our cupboards, what message do they really get?

5 Workout Habits to Get Ahead of the Winter Blues

Colin Blayney | Posted 10.19.2015 | Canada Living
Colin Blayney

Winter Blues: the loss of motivation and productivity experienced during the long winter months, especially in northern countries. Winter presents a challenge for many people to stay on top of their fitness regimens.

Save Time With the 'Minute Workout'

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 10.16.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

My current favourite workout is the "Minute Workout." It is effective, but more important, it is both efficient and convenient. The Minute Workout provides an intense full-body workout in 20 to 45 minutes, and since you are not married to any particular pieces of equipment, you can do it anywhere.

Get a Cardio Workout While You Clean

Lindsay Gee | Posted 10.15.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Gee

Cleaning. It's a necessary evil. It's also one of the top excuses given when people are asked why they didn't fit a workout in. Too many chores. Vacuuming to be done. Dishes to wash. Loads of laundry to fold. The list goes on. Certainly those chores do indeed need to be done, but the incredible thing about fitness is that you can fit it in while you complete your household chores.

6 Bike Safety Tips for Fall and Winter

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Rainy days, sunny days, I will ride in pretty much any weather (except maybe when it's icy). I always feel better after riding my bike. As I pedal down the road, my mind and heart are open, and I am able to be creative and think of some of my best ideas. To find out the latest tips on how to keep safe and cycle in the fall, I spoke with Jim Adams, MEC Toronto Cycling Staff.

Our Thigh Gap Obsession Worries Me for Young Women Everywhere

Angie Campanelli | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Living
Angie Campanelli

When I was a teenager and well into my twenties, women encountered similar pressures both on television and in print. The difference is that now we can't just blame corporate advertisers for showing unrealistic body proportions. This time, it's real people teaching other real girls how to strive for and achieve these (at times) unhealthy body sizes.

The Truth About Coconut Water's Health Benefits

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

You have likely seen coconut water sold in fitness centers and yoga studios where it is heavily advertised as a natural rehydration beverage. This is because the companies that produce commercially available coconut water claim it contains significantly more electrolytes than sports drinks. However, you might be unaware that many of the companies that produce coconut water have exaggerated the health benefits.

Why It's Important to Work Out When You Have Kids

Lindsay Gee | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Parents
Lindsay Gee

Moms are riddled with guilt. Guilt about lack of time. Guilt about the food we're putting on the table. What happens next? The workout you planned to do gets waylaid because you feel guilty about leaving your kids once again. Here's the thing, though. There are so many benefits to making fitness a priority in your life when you have children, and many of them benefit both you AND your children.

How to Get the Most Out of Your Gym Session

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

You should feel tired by the end. You should be breathing hard and a sit down rest should seem like the best idea ever. You shouldn't have enough energy left to add another 15 minutes of exercise. Your clothes should need to be washed because they smell like a gym locker.

My Strength From Training Helped Me Care for My Sick Dad

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

As an overweight kid who discovered the transformational power of fitness as a teenager, training to improve my fitness and my physique has always been a huge motivator. For many years it was why I trained. But it was not until my father became ill that I truly realized the insurmountable power of fitness.

Fitness Doesn't Take a Vacation Because You Do

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Travel
Kathy Buckworth

"But I'm on vacation!" This is just one of the excuses we give ourselves when we decide to forfeit our fitness routines while traveling. But whether you're traveling for fun or for work, it can be one of the best times to change or ramp up your exercise.

How to Prevent Sabotaging Your Own Fitness Goals

Mandy Gill | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Living
Mandy Gill

Have you ever wondered how empowering it would feel to make a commitment to yourself in fitness and/or nutrition and fully follow through with it? Forget resolutions, forget starting Monday. You are fully capable of becoming fitter, faster, losing weight, gaining weight, running a half-marathon.

5 Apps for a Fall Refresh

Amber Mac | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Living
Amber Mac

In the summer months, humans react similarly. We've been overeating, overspending, and under sleeping. Fortunately, as all good geeks know, a clean restart will often solve 99 percent of your problems. And, with a little help from some apps, you might even enjoy that autumn mist this time around.

Try These 2 Exercises for Tight and Strong Abs

Kia Khadem | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Living
Kia Khadem

A strong core not only looks good but also helps you get more out of your workouts. You're only as strong as your weakest link. So when you're core is weak, you're weak. Getting tight, strong abs doesn't need hundreds of sit-ups and five minute planks. I'm all about efficiency and I don't want to spend half a workout just working my abs.

How Exercise Can Help Your Posture

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

In my most recent blog, "4 Strategies to Improve Posture," I outline ways you can become mindful of your posture during your daily life. Read the full...

Free Weights Offer a Safer, More Efficient Workout Than Machines

Taylored Training Fitness | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living
Taylored Training Fitness

You shouldn't use machines because they make no sense for your body. You are designed to work as a smooth, coordinated unit. You are your own machine. You don't want some metal contraption forcing you into positions and angles that you would never encounter in real life. What sense does that make?