FUN Purse Workout for Butt and Shoulders

Use your heavy purse for building strength, not causing pain

fun workout using a purse

Pop Quiz: How heavy is your purse? Answer: Probably too much! A recent study showed the average purse weighing in around 6 pounds. A heavy purse can contribute to pain and tightness in your shoulders and neck. But before you go through your purse to make it lighter, let’s put it to good use with […]

Foam Rolling 101: What, Why, How PLUS Do’s & Don’ts

best way to foam roll

Are you using a foam roller after your workouts? Perhaps you should be! Foam rolling is like self-massage and can help reduce muscle soreness, increase blood circulation and improve flexibility. In the video below I interview my friend Cindie Helmer, RMT (Registered Massage Therapist) and Owner of Essential Health Massage Therapy based in Ottawa, Ontario. […]

Banish your Bat Wings, Blast your Belly, Build your Booty – At-Home Workout

best exercises to get rid of batwings

The most common complaints women have about their body relate to their “bat wings” (ie the flabby part under the arm), their belly and their butt. This is an at-home circuit workout designed to specifically target each of these areas. All you need is a bench or chair and a resistance band or dumbbell (or […]

Pokemon Go…and 4 Wacky Ways to Walk More


Have you tried Pokemon Go yet? It’s the latest health craze! Well, not exactly, but it almost seems that way with the amount of walking people are now doing to play this game. It’s welcome news from a society typically living a sedentary lifestyle. Did you know walking is one of the best forms exercise […]

Get on the Ball with this Stability Ball Workout

stability ball exercises

A stability ball (also known as a Swiss ball) isn’t just for sitting on! It’s an exercise tool that doesn’t take up a lot of space and is extremely versatile in how you can use it as part of your workout routines. Although it’s particular great at strengthening the core muscles, it can be used to […]

Homemade Healthy Chocolate Delight Ice Cream

healthy chocolate ice cream

When the weather is hot, you want to cool down with a refreshing treat, right? How about a healthy option that’s tasty too! :) Try this Homemade Healthy Chocolate Delight Ice Cream and it’s variations. It only takes a few minutes to make and uses minimal ingredients. Homemade Healthy Chocolate Delight Ice Cream (Original Version) 3 bananas, […]

Sun’s Out, Guns Out Arm Workout

It’s Summer!!! And that means tank tops, dresses, and bathing suits! Don’t hide behind frumpy t-shirts and long sleeves. Show off those sexy, strong arms :) With this fun arm workout you’ll look even better in a summer dress and you’ll get stronger so you can carry your beach gear with ease. Watch this video for […]

No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls

no bake carrot cake balls

Oh. My. Goodness. These No-Bake Carrot Cake Balls are soooooo delicious!! As usual, they are extremely easy to make (I love anything no–bake) and according to some, they taste like ginger molasses cookies. Yum! If you’re looking for a healthy snack, I highly recommend these. Ingredients: – 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut – 6 medjool dates, […]

15 Minute Resistance Band At-Home / Travel Workout

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Yes, 15 minutes of exercise can be effective if you do it the right way. Tips for getting the most out of a short workout: keep up the intensity (aim for being breathless by the end) take short breaks or only rest as needed do complex movements using multiple muscles at once, for instance, squat and shoulder press […]

Book-Lover Workout: Read AND Exercise at the Same Time!

book-lover workout

Now you don’t have to choose between reading a good book at home or getting a workout… do the Book-Lover Workout! These exercises are specifically designed to allow you to read while working all the muscles in your body. It’s #winwin :) Watch the video below for demonstrations and explanations of how to do the […]

Beat the Clock Workout

Take the Challenge Today!

Time… there never seems to be enough of it, right? We live in a busy world, with many demands being placed on our time. Sadly, health is often an aspect of our life that gets pushed to the back burner. But, new research, and my own experience personally and with clients, shows that doing a […]

Healthy living doesn’t have to be complicated!

I will be sharing simple exercises and ways to stay active during a busy work day.


Date:September 24, 2016
Event:Presenter: Dress for Success Professional Women's Group Conference
Topic:Simple Exercises to Stay Active During a Busy Work Day
Location:Ottawa, ON

The Secret to Doing a Push Up from Your Toes

It's Achieveable!

how to do push up from toes

Have you ever wanted to do a push up from your toes? If you already can, that’s awesome! Keep doing what you’re doing. If you are doing push ups from your knees, I have a better way to increase strength and your ability to achieve doing push ups from your toes. Wanna know my secret? […]