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Maureen (Mo) Hagan

Physiotherapist; Award-winning group fitness instructor; VP of Fitness Innovation and Development at GoodLife Fitness and canfitpro

Maureen (Mo) Hagan is licensed physiotherapist, director of education for canfitpro, a vice president at GoodLife Fitness, author, and an international award-winning group fitness instructor and program director
Simplify Your Exercise

Simplify Your Exercise Routine

Simplifying your approach to maintaining a regular exercise routine and eating healthy can make a world of difference to
09/21/2017 15:00 EDT
Take Your Fitness

Take Your Fitness Outdoors

Longer days and hot sunny weather can make it more tempting than ever to trade in your fitness routine for barbecues and
06/16/2017 03:54 EDT
Walk Your Way To

Walk Your Way To Happiness

Walking, like most aerobic activity, is good for your heart and lungs. It strengthens cardiovascular fitness all while toning your muscles and burning calories. Walking is low impact, so it doesn't have the same potential for injury as jogging or running. It's also a bodyweight exercise, meaning it will help improve your strength, posture, bone density and stamina. Walking aids blood circulation, lymphatic health (to rid the body of toxins and waste products) and helps regulate blood sugar.
04/10/2017 03:24 EDT
Transition Into Spring With A New Fitness

Transition Into Spring With A New Fitness Routine

Transitions aren't always easy, in fact, many people are resistant to change. Take some time for yourself to envision your goals and the changes you are wanting to make. This will help you incorporate those small changes into your routine, both in and out of the gym.
03/17/2017 05:22 EDT
Show Your Heart Some Love With These

Show Your Heart Some Love With These Exercises

Heart exercise, simply put, is aerobic exercise--a form of physical activity that causes you to breathe harder and your heart to pump faster, circulating blood through your veins so oxygen can get to the working muscles -- your heart is a muscle, see the connection?
01/27/2017 11:03 EST
Start Now - Setting Goals For The New

Start Now - Setting Goals For The New Year

This year, transform your resolution into a lifestyle by starting now. Get a head start on the new year so you can begin 2017 as a happier and healthier version of yourself.
11/09/2016 02:44 EST
How To Best Manage Your

How To Best Manage Your Stress

Stress -- it's that feeling we know all too well when things get busy at work, you're balancing what feels like a million different tasks at home and you still have to find that time to squeeze in a workout. It can be overwhelming, there's no denying that. The reality is, stress is just a part of life. However, the way we learn to manage stress makes all the difference in how it impacts our health.
10/11/2016 09:58 EDT
Strike A Balance As You Get Back Into Routine This

Strike A Balance As You Get Back Into Routine This Fall

September is here, and with the arrival of the cooler crisp air and changing colours we are adjusting to getting back into the comfort of our familiar routines. Getting back into the swing of things can be quite hectic after a summer of relaxation -- holidays are over, kids are back at school, school year activities begin and your personal time is minimal.
09/14/2016 02:29 EDT
5 Traits Of Successful Business

5 Traits Of Successful Business Women

I've had the privilege of working with motivational women for years and being included in this category is truly humbling. Being a career woman myself I often am asked the secrets to success.
07/12/2016 09:32 EDT
Moms Who Make Time For Exercise Set A Healthy

Moms Who Make Time For Exercise Set A Healthy Example

Not only is it important for mothers to talk the talk and help instill these values into their children, but they need to be prepared to walk the walk. Many mothers are so busy taking care of their family they neglect their own well-being. In order to be at your best in every aspect of life, you need to invest in yourself first!
05/06/2016 03:28 EDT
7 Tips For Running Your First

7 Tips For Running Your First 5K

There are so many great benefits of running and it can become a healthy lifestyle addiction. It's an easy (once you get the hang of it), inexpensive sport that will help you get fit and also get you outside of your normal exercise routine. Trust me when I say, if you can walk, you can run!
04/04/2016 11:03 EDT
Add The Principles Of Functional Fitness To Your Exercise

Add The Principles Of Functional Fitness To Your Exercise Routine

Being functionally fit means you have the ability to perform life's daily activities with the stamina and strength to get through your day with enjoyment and ease. Moves like getting out of bed, getting in and out of a chair, shoveling snow, picking up groceries or kids, climbing stairs or completing household chores.
03/14/2016 05:23 EDT
How To Train For A Healthy

How To Train For A Healthy Heart

February is heart month, which means there is no better time than now to focus on your heart health. It's easy to take your ticker for granted -- you go about your daily life and probably don't think much about the organ that makes it all possible.
02/04/2016 01:07 EST
The Most Effective Fitness Trends To Try This

The Most Effective Fitness Trends To Try This Year

To those Canadians who are motivated by the arrival of January 1 to go to your local gym, I say WAY TO GO! Don't listen to the people who want to throw depressing stats in your face or tell you that you won't go to the gym past February.Instead, block out that negativity and focus on this one positive thought -- all you need to do is show up.
01/06/2016 04:53 EST
You Can Master the Art of Active

You Can Master the Art of Active Aging

Embracing the aging process is important even though at times it may be challenging. There are many measures we can take to age more gracefully and maintain an active and healthy lifestyle but the key factor is fitness.
09/26/2015 08:52 EDT
How to Stay Fit on

How to Stay Fit on Vacation

A recent study published in Journal Obesity found that after just five days, eating a high-fat diet can lead to problems such as weight gain, obesity and other health issues. Here are a few of my tips to help maintain diet and exercise while on vacation.
06/26/2015 12:55 EDT
The Benefits of Physiotherapy Go Beyond Treating

The Benefits of Physiotherapy Go Beyond Treating Injuries

Given that May is National Physiotherapy Month I wanted to share three separate, yet connected, topics about physiotherapy to help you understand the incredible benefits it can provide, including: how to prevent injury using a technique known as "prehabilitation," and what exactly is physiotherapy.
05/14/2015 01:17 EDT