How to Stay Motivated to Reach Your Fitness Goals

Do you take time to regularly celebrate and acknowledge your achievements in health and fitness? I’m not talking about the BIG things, like beating your time goal in a 5k race or sticking to your meal plan for a month (although you should certainly celebrate those!) I’m talking about the little things. Acknowledge Success and Progress […]

[VIDEO] Full Body Strength Circuit (no equipment)

Full Body Strength Circuit

Body weight workouts are a fun and simple way to exercise! The beauty of them is that they can be done anywhere: bedroom, living room, hotel room, or even your backyard (when the weather is nice). Here’s a short and effective 15 minute workout with no equipment needed. We’re working the whole body with this […]

Forget Resolutions…Do This Instead

what to do instead of making a new years resolution

“New Years Resolutions are where goals go to die.” That might sound extreme, but that’s exactly the problem with resolutions… they are too extreme. They usually follow along the all-or-nothing model of thinking where you resolve to DO something everything.single.day or NOT do something every.again.  The problem? It’s not sustainable.  Unfortunately, while good-intentioned, you’re setting […]

The #1 Mistake That Causes Yo-Yo Exercising

how to stop yo-yo exercising

You’ve heard of yo-yo dieting, but what about yo-yo exercising? I’m referring to the cycle of jumping on and off the proverbial fitness wagon. Does this sound familiar? You decide it’s finally time to start exercising. You’re super excited to get started so you jump right in, feet first, with big plans of success. Things […]

The Real Reason You Aren’t Getting Fit and Healthy

Stop waiting for "the right time"

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Are you constantly struggling to get healthy, exercise, eat better, etc? Do you feel like you just don’t have the time to focus on yourself and your health? You’re not alone. And you’re not alone in one of the biggest reasons WHY you are struggling. Ready for this #truthbomb? You’re waiting for the perfect moment […]

{Workout Video} Bodyweight Countdown Circuit

at home circuit workout

Looking for a quick bodyweight workout you can do at home or pretty much anywhere? I love these countdown circuits because I find doing less reps each rounds make it seem easier (hurray for tricking the brain!) Bonus is that you don’t need any equipment for this one and we’re hitting up all the major […]

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

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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, […]