Getting Fit

Getting Messy in the Mud Is Good for You, so Jump in

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 08.14.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

I can not begin to describe my excitement for the onslaught of people who are putting together things like Tough Mudders, Mud Runs, and anything else that has people outside, running and performing obstacles. This is what we were designed to do. Have fun, be outside, and get messy.

Incorporate Wellness into Your 9 to 5 Life

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 07.22.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

This is what I encounter on a regular basis: I go in to a workplace to spread health and fitness, and get to meet people that are putting their life on hold Monday to Friday. I meet people that are extremely bitter. The reason is that they know they aren't doing the important things. They feel trapped.

If You Want to Get Healthy, Create the Right Environment

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.11.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

April is in full swing. January 1 is a distant memory. The year you promised will be devoted to health is disappearing. Have you done what you promised yourself you would? If you are looking to get healthy, create the environment.

11 Health Resolutions You'll Actually Stick To This Year

The Huffington Post Canada | Terri Coles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

The beginning of a new year often means the beginning of a new resolution, and for a lot of us, it's about our health. But setting yourself resolution...

Charting Your Health And Fitness Progress

Posted 11.26.2013 | Canada Living

Exercising or generally eating well is a healthy pursuit, but if you truly want to make progress, monitoring what your regimen entails and marking mil...

How I'm Living My Life With No Regrets

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

With anything negative in life you have to find the positive. For me, the positive from being in a hospital and being sick as a child was finding the value of health. Not only health, but using that health to make memories. The inside of a hospital is not fun. I want to live a life with #NoRegrets.

Know Your Limits: Setting Fitness Expectations

Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada Living

In the movies, an average Joe can turn into a ripped body builder after only a few brief scenes of them slugging a punching bag. In reality, getting i...

Ditch the Halloween Candy and Let's Get Fit Together

Natasha Koifman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Seeing all the bags of candy out for Halloween and post-Halloween can be tempting, especially when you're a self-confessed candy addict, but visualizing myself entering 2014 as a more fit, stronger and healthier me...both mentally and physically (in my size 6 skinny jeans)...is all the motivation I need!

300 Pounds and Trying to Fly

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 11.13.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

From my friend Patti: "Recently I stumbled upon that note and it made me sad. Not just for what I went through, but for every other obese person I've encountered on a flight or elsewhere. The dread of using the airplane washroom because let's face it, they're not made for the 300-pound crowd. Today I am taking a flight. Three flights actually, and it's a very emotional time for me."

How Living Life to the Fullest Can Make You Fit

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Our youth population is inactive, and it's continuing into adulthood. Our food choices at the store are becoming more and more processed. This is a nation that has forgotten what it means to get out and see the world. All of it can change by finding your motivation to live life to it's fullest.

How to Eat Right With a Hectic Schedule

Dain Wallis | Posted 05.22.2013 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

I travel a lot, both professionally and personally, and although it is definitely more challenging to eat healthy on the road, it is far from impossible. At the end of the day it comes down to what is more important for you: your unique health and lifestyle goals, or saving a few minutes and just taking what society lays out for you. Here are some tips to help you execute your nutritional plan, regardless of your schedule.

Why You're Getting Nowhere at the Gym and How to Fix it

Dain Wallis | Posted 05.13.2013 | Canada Living
Dain Wallis

I often hear people complaining that they go to the gym but never see any results. The gym isn't a magical place where you can go and achieve results by osmosis -- trust me, I've tried -- but some people seem to treat it this way. Although everyone is different, here are some key factors explaining why you aren't seeing the results you want.

Why You Shouldn't Weigh Yourself Daily

Kathleen Trotter | Posted 02.04.2013 | Canada Living
Kathleen Trotter

I am not a fan of including daily weigh-ins in a weight loss regime. Daily weigh-ins are emblematic of many of the things I find frustrating with the fitness industry. We are all more then a number, how we feel day to day should not depend on the reading on the scale. I suggest that if you want to weigh-in regularly, the most frequently you should do it is weekly.