Canada Fitness

I Don't Have to Lose Weight to Be a Yogi

Valerie Sagun | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada Living
Valerie Sagun

Yoga has taught me to own up to myself and who I am now. Not who I was or who I could be. I never shamed my body or hated it, but I'm glad to be at a happy relationship with it. I look at my big chubby body and am happy and content with it. I feel it is important to see bigger bodied people out there. When I first started yoga, it was very rare and uncommon to see bigger yogis practicing yoga. Now I am so ecstatic that there so many people who are trying yoga for themselves.

Why Secret Eating is More Common Than You Think

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

I consulted with a client the other day who wanted to admit something embarrassing. The admission started out like so many others that I've heard: "I've never told anyone this but when everyone is in bed, sometimes I sneak into the kitchen and eat foods I am not supposed to. I feel out of control, like I cannot stop myself, eat more than I want to and end up feeling panicked and guilty. What is WRONG with me?!"

I'm Changing My Eating Habits One Moment at a Time

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 06.12.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I have decided that I need to train myself to take a beat -- a mindfulness moment -- before I eat anything. I eat healthy foods, but I need to become more aware of HOW I eat. Too often I nibble on vegetables when I am cooking, I stand up to stuff food down between clients, and at night I eat in front of the TV. I need to become more mindful of how I am eating!

Follow These Steps for Injury-Free Running

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

Learning to love running doesn't happen overnight. Too many people never develop a love of running. Their careers are cut short due to injury, usually because they make the mistake of running too much or too intensely too quickly! Don't be sidelined by injury! Run smart.

Three Ways to Maximize Your Fitness Goals While Making an Impact

Brent Bishop | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

As we all know, to stay on track with our fitness and overall health it is important to have specific goals to work towards. Here are three key steps to maximize your fitness goals while making an impact beyond just your own accomplishments.

12 Easy Weekday Lunch Ideas to Grab and Go

Lindsay Jang | Posted 05.06.2015 | Canada Living
Lindsay Jang

With a busy work week, it sometimes feels impossible to squeeze in enough time to pack a healthy lunch. When a jam-packed schedule leaves you crunched for time, the result is often skipping lunch altogether or opting for a fast, but not-so-healthy meal on the go. With a few simple tricks and some inspiration for nourishing and delicious lunch recipes, healthy eating at work can be a breeze!

Millennial Health Trends: An Era of Trial and Error

The Reply | Posted 06.29.2015 | Canada Living
The Reply

I've tried, tested, and triumphed (or failed) many different health fads. Quite frankly, more than I can count. I took it upon myself to investigate (unintentionally, and over the span of a few years), and here's my honest overview of some of the most memorable health-capades I've ever dabbled in, including the benefits, process, and aftermath.

Three Social-Media Supported Fitness Trends to Try

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

If you are looking to have the healthiest summer of your life there are three things I want you to try. Each one is supported by social media.

Beware of Joining Just Any Boot Camp This Spring

Brent Bishop | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Living
Brent Bishop

When it comes down to planning your spring workout routine, remember just like a fashion trend, there is no cookie-cutter approach to fitness. It is important to decide what is most important to you, your goals and your individual circumstances when selecting a boot camp to join.

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

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 06.15.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 05.16.2015 | 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 04.26.2015 | 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 04.26.2015 | 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...