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Latest Posts

The Active Vacation Experience
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If you’re planning a vacation getaway but are wondering how you can maintain the fitness level you’ve worked so hard for, why not make exercise your vacation? I love to travel and explore new places, but lazing around on a beach … Read More

7 Things Women Should Do Before age 50
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Today is the first day of the last year of my 5th decade of life. In other words, Happy 49th Birthday to Me!  When I was younger, I dreaded reaching this age. I couldn’t imagine what it would look and feel … Read More

New Download Available: Guided Meditation For Better Sleep (10 min)
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SAVE 20% UNTIL JAN 2! Lots of my friends have been requesting a guided meditation download – and here it is! This 10-minute audio download is designed to help you release the stress and tension of your day. Listen to … Read More

How Not To Fall Off The Exercise Wagon: 5 Stick-to-it Tricks Hint: Make It Fun!
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Happy New Year! This is traditionally one of the busiest months for gyms. Every January, hordes of people emerge from their cozy, eggnog-laced, chocolate-soaked, couch-shaped stupor, put on neglected workout gear and sign up for a membership. They come thinking … Read More

Over 50? 6 Reasons You Need To Start Lifting Weights NOW! Already Lifting? Read This Anyway
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If you’re over 50 and don’t practice full body resistance training exercises at least twice per week, you need to start. Now. Here’s why. When we’re around 30, the untrained body starts to lose muscle mass. This process – medically … Read More

Healthy Recipe – Black Bean Avocado Coconut Cupcakes. Low Carb, High Protein, Flour-Free and Delicious!
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Here’s a recipe for yummy, chocolaty-yet-healthy cupcakes that are Low Carb, High Protein, Flour-Free and Delicious! They’re a perfect, small and balanced meal that fits in your bag. A great pre- or post-workout snack! 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, … Read More

Inspiring People: Teresa Maria Muñoz
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This is Teresa Muñoz. Teresa and I first connected on Facebook, when she commented on a post I wrote on another inspiring person, Germana Viani. Motivated by Germana’s story and vivacious health, Teresa – who hadn’t exercised regularly for many … Read More

Healthy Recipe: Chocolate cherry almond granola bars
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Hey Fitness friends! I just created my new favourite on-the-go snack food, and couldn’t wait to share the healthy recipe with you! These ridiculously easy, no-bake bars are simply the tastiest whole-food snack ever. They’re vegan, high in protein and … Read More

How Alcohol Affects Your Workouts
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There’s no denying the pleasure of a cold beer after a long hot hike or bike ride. One of my favourite summertime indulgences is a chilled glass of white wine on a Vancouver patio. But how does that craft lager or … Read More

Healthy Recipe: Coconut-Almond Cacao Nibbles Flour- and added sugar-free!
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Looking for an easy, healthy whole-food snack? Look no further! These tasty treats are flour-and added sugar-free, and high in protein and fiber. They are the perfect pre- or post-workout fuel and can be made at home in under 45 minutes. … Read More

Where I Buy My Stylish Workout Gear And serious discounts - just for you!
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Splurging on new stylish workout gear once in a while can be so motivating. When a new pair of leggings fits just perfectly, or a new top really spotlights those sculpted shoulders you’ve been working on so hard, you want … Read More

What Are You Made Of? This Body Scanner Will Show You
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Have you ever wondered what your exact body fat percentage is? Whether your muscles are symmetrical or not? If you have dangerous visceral fat? Scoliosis? Osteoporosis? I’ve been curious about my body composition, so I went to see Peter Schwagly … Read More

Healthy Recipe: Sugar Free Whole Grain Pancakes New Year's Brunch Doesn't Have To Derail Your Healthy Diet!
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Brunch, whether it’s on New Year’s Day or any other time of year, doesn’t have to be unhealthy. Trouble is, your typical restaurant brunch can be a dietary minefield: orange juice? Pure sugar. Pancakes? Filler with no fiber. Serving size? … Read More

6 Surprising Ways Lifting Weights Will Improve Your Life Whether you're already doing resistance training, or you're pondering whether to take the plunge
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Want to be stronger, leaner, sexier? How about better looking? More confident and less stressed out? How’d you like to live longer too? You can, and it doesn’t have to cost a penny. How? Lift weights. Starting in your 30s, your body … Read More

From Gym Newbies To Seasoned Fitness Buffs: Why Everyone Needs Perfect Posture Start Here For A Safer And More Effective Workout
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I recently met with a new client for his first session. His goal is to become stronger and reduce his back pain. When I explained that we’d be spending most of our first session establishing perfect posture and alignment, breathing … Read More

Healthy Recipe: Sweet Potato Pumpkin Soup Warms You Up On A Cold Autumn Night!
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It’s the end of October and it’s blustery and chilly on the west coast. For a healthful foodie this means just one thing: homemade soup! And nothing says autumn like sweet potato pumpkin soup. My most recent soup making adventure … Read More

Five Simple Travel Health Tips How To Go On Vacation And Not Leave Your Health At Home
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There’s nothing more rejuvenating than taking a well-deserved vacation. But going on a holiday shouldn’t mean leaving your healthy lifestyle at home. In fact, taking a break from your healthy habits can seriously hijack the fitness goals you’ve worked so hard … Read More

Burn Fat, Save Time. 7 Reasons You Need To Start Doing HIIT Now! High Intensity Interval Training
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Fitness trends seem to change as fast as the weather. Some crazes are just too ridiculous to stand the test of time (check out those inflatable shorts!) while others top the list year after year. With oodles of scientifically proven benefits, HIIT (High Intensity … Read More

How To Combat Stress, Anxiety and Depression Help May Be Closer Than You Think
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The Most Effective Way To Combat Stress, Anxiety and Depression Most people know that exercise can improve physical health in many ways, from maintaining a healthy body weight and lean muscle mass to preventing obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and high … Read More

Why You Need To Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor Muscles Stronger Core, Flatter Stomach, Better Sex
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The Muscles You Didn’t Know You Had – Until They No Longer Work You might not think about your pelvic floor muscles (PFMs) when you’re working out, but perhaps you should. For both men and women, a strong pelvic floor reduces … Read More

5 Reasons NOT To Do A Juice Cleanse
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Ah, the juice cleanse. Many people swear by them, believing they can rid their body of “toxins,” give their organs a rest and kick-start a weight-loss program. But scientists, nutritionists and doctors are generally much more sceptical of the benefits of juice … Read More

Taking Our Pulses: Lose Weight And Save Money By Adding This One Food To Your Diet
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Eating healthy on a budget can seem like a challenge. But one of nature’s most nutritious foods is also one of the supermarket’s least expensive: dried legumes. Legumes, or pulses — the family of grain seeds that includes lentils, beans, … Read More

Free “How-To” Exercise Videos Exercise Fundamentals Made Easy. And Free!
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Free “How-To” Exercise Videos Are you a fitness newbie and a bit uncertain about how to do exercises correctly? Or maybe you’re a regular gym junkie who’s ready for precision instruction on your form. Whatever your skill level, you’ve come … Read More

Strong Core Yoga Audio Class – Now (Finally) Available! Download To Your Computer, Mobile Phone or Tablet
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60 Minutes of Strong Core Yoga Goodness! Hi everyone! I’m happy to announce this class is now back in the store after being absent for a few weeks (sorry for the technical glitch!). This is a full hour of core-strengthening yoga that … Read More

7 Reasons To Hire A Personal Trainer
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Hiring a personal trainer is an important step towards getting and staying fit and healthy, no matter what your age or income level. Personal trainers aren’t just for accomplished athletes with a lot of experience. In fact even if you’re a complete … Read More

Core Challenge Power Planks — My First Video! It's A Doozie!
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Great news! My first downloadable video class is now in the store! This 30-minute Core Challenge Power Planks video will have your body sweating and your muscles shaking — but wow, what a workout! Planks are great for your core and … Read More

Back To Basics: 3 Videos To Help You Master Your Pilates Practice
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Hi guys — I’ve put together these 3 videos to help you master your Pilates practice. Because no matter how long you’ve been practicing Pilates, it’s important to go back to basics now and again. If you’re new to Pilates, … Read More

Healthy Recipe: Homemade Almond Milk Delicious Creamy Cinnamon-Vanilla. Forget Store-Bought; Make Your Own!
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It’s easy to fall in love with almond milk. In addition to its great taste, almond milk is low in fat, high in protein and vitamin E, and naturally cholesterol, lactose and gluten free. But store-bought varieties are often artificially flavoured … Read More

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