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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

Finding The Right Exercise Mat Sharing's No Fun. Why You Need To Invest In Your Own Mat
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If you attend group fitness classes regularly, have you considered investing in a high-quality mat? The right exercise mat can enhance your practice, making the whole class experience more pleasant. If your hands slip forward in Downward Facing Dog (so distracting!), you’ll … Read More

Christie To Go! 45 Minute Daily Maintenance Yoga Downloadable Audio Class
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Your daily dose of mind-body-spirit! Sometimes you really need a yoga class but just can’t get to the studio or gym. Wouldn’t it be great if you had your own personal yoga teacher you could call on at any time … Read More

Christie To Go! 30 Minute Body Sculpt Volume 1 Downloadable Audio Class
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Trim and tone in the comfort of your home! Can’t get to the gym? Is your favourite body sculpt class all booked up? No problem! Click here to download an invigorating full-body workout that will tone and firm you from head to toe. … Read More

Homemade Dark Chocolate From Christie’s Chocolate Factory! A Healthy(ish) DIY Holiday Gift
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I love creating homemade, useful holiday gifts. And I love dark chocolate. (Who doesn’t!?) So this year’s DIY holiday gifts are a no-brainer: homemade dark chocolate!  Making chocolate is so much easier than I’d imagined. You need only 4 essential ingredients, … Read More

Don’t Be A Turkey! 4 Tips To Help You Avoid Holiday Weight Gain Eat, Drink and Be Mindful
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The holiday season comes with all kinds of stress, from gift-giving anxiety to dealing with difficult relatives. But the biggest stress-causer of the season, for me anyway, is the parties: all those appetizers; all those chocolates; all that wine; all those calories! … Read More

Fat Is Not Your Enemy: 4 High-Fat Foods That Could Help You Lose Weight Things You Probably Didn't Know About Fat
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In the late 1970’s, rising rates of obesity, heart disease and some cancers were blamed on dietary fat. A few early studies linked fat consumption with higher blood cholesterol levels, and suddenly fat was a new enemy. It seemed so … Read More

Christie To Go! 30 Minute Hard Core Workout Level 2 Downloadable Audio Class
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Ready to take your core training to the next level? Hard Core Workout Level 2 is ready — are you? Click here to download! If you’re ready for even more of a challenge than my first Hard Core workout, this intense, … Read More

Christie To Go! 45 Minute Level 2 Mat Pilates Downloadable Audio Class -- Better Posture, Tighter Core!
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A great way to firm up your core! This 45 minute mat Pilates class is perfect for those of you who have mastered my 40 minute mat Pilates level 1 class. It’s a balanced workout that will strengthen and lengthen all … Read More

Christie To Go! 40 Minute Gentle Hatha Yoga (previously titled Evening Unwind Yoga) Downloadable Audio Class -- Perfect Way To End Your Day!
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A Yoga Class To Help You Unwind! This gentle practice is perfect for the end of a long day, to help you relax and prepare for sleep. The class finishes with a guided relaxation that’s sure to melt away the … Read More

Healthy Recipe: Guilt-Free Pumpkin Spice Smoothie Sorry Starbucks, Your PSL Doesn't Hold A Candle To This!
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It’s autumn, and here in Vancouver you can’t walk a block without passing a cafe offering delicious Pumpkin Spice coffee drinks. The creamy, spicy aromas waft out onto the sidewalk to tempt you with their sweet, warming flavours. Yum! Reality … Read More

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