Tag: exercise

Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

| February 21, 2017 | 23 Comments
Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

  One of the biggest challenges both my clients and I face is finding the time to take care of ourselves! We want to be fit, energetic, and confident in our own skin, but who has the time (and often the money)? Gyms, trainers, recovery, meal prep, grocery shopping, family-friendly meals, and actually cooking! It […]

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Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/03

| January 5, 2017 | 67 Comments
Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada Books! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 02/03

Jump Start the New Year with DK Canada! The New Year is here! Do you have resolutions or goals set to make 2017 a fabulous year for yourself? I usually have three goals I try to accomplish each year. They are to try something I have never done before, to become more active and to […]

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5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

| June 27, 2016 | 8 Comments
5 Great Prenatal Fitness Options in Ottawa

If you’re an expectant mom, you’ve likely heard that exercising throughout pregnancy can bring with it a host of benefits for both mom and baby: it can give you more energy, reduce your chance of developing gestational diabetes, help you stay more comfortable and pain free throughout your nine months, reduce stress and may help […]

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Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

| May 17, 2016 | 8 Comments
Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms   In between round trips to school, extracurricular activities, preparing meals and working, who has time to exercise? Not everyone can be Tracy Moore and juggle two kids, a work life and look fit. Or so many moms think. Fitting in a workout session to a hectic daily mom […]

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Why Are You Still Crunching?

| March 28, 2016 | 11 Comments
Why Are You Still Crunching?

  Why Are You Still Crunching? To be honest, I’m a little surprised that we’re all still crunching in classes, in gyms, on TV, in magazines… a lot. I thought that we would be moving towards more functional, effective core exercises by now but the overload of abdominal crunching in addition to the increased number […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: Small Steps with Big Results!

| January 27, 2016 | 4 Comments
New Year’s Resolutions: Small Steps with Big Results!

    New Year’s Resolutions: Small Steps with Big Results! Every new year, I take the same 2 resolutions to be more physically active and eat healthier. They are not always easy to keep, as my daily routine of sitting at a desk and typing does not get me moving too much, and working from home […]

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Walks

| January 13, 2016 | 5 Comments
Walks

It’s been awhile since I sat down to draw a cartoon. Since the move, my tablet’s been in bubble wrap until now.  One of the things I like about our new neighbourhood is all the walking and bike paths. I love walking and have always walked on my own or with company for exercise or […]

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Turn Over a New Page this Year with DK Canada! Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/15

| January 11, 2016 | 51 Comments
Turn Over a New Page this Year with DK Canada! Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 02/15

The New Year is upon us! We love making resolutions to try and better ourselves in some way, shape or form. Many of us are looking to care about our bodies. We want to look great and feel better inside an out! DK Canada wants to make 2016 a great year for people to start […]

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Workouts Are Made Easy with the Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Headset – #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

| November 18, 2015 | 8 Comments
Workouts Are Made Easy with the Jabra Sport Coach Wireless Headset – #Review #HolidayGiftGuide

In my hectic world, making time to work out is a hard thing to do. Between being a stay-at-home mom and working from home, my days are filled with tasks and responsibilities to get through. I also find it hard to stay motivated when I am doing the workout by myself as there is no […]

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Fitting In the Fitness

| February 16, 2015 | 4 Comments
Fitting In the Fitness

So, who out there resolved to be more physically active in 2015? Though I rarely actually get to sit down in the run of a day, being active is something I’m always working on, specifically incorporating it into everyday life. Be healthy for myself, and for the family. Have more energy to do 20 reps […]

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Winter Workouts and an Egg in a Kale Cup Breakfast Recipe

| January 9, 2015 | 15 Comments
Winter Workouts and an Egg in a Kale Cup Breakfast Recipe

Winter is here!  Some of us celebrate and some of us cringe…  Whether you cheer or boo – the key to surviving an Ottawa winter is to embrace it in one way, shape or form.  Time will fly if you get the kids outside tobogganing, sledding, skating, skiing or even out to your local park. […]

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Healthy Lifestyle for Girls

| January 7, 2015 | 10 Comments
Healthy Lifestyle for Girls

In today’s era, it’s difficult to get our children away from the television, laptops, video games, tablets, cell phones, and more electronic devices! We don’t want them to have a sedentary lifestyle at a young age and grow up being couch potatoes. For a tween girl, it’s really important to adopt a healthy lifestyle now as she will continue […]

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My 7 Top Fall Fitness Tips

| October 21, 2014 | 17 Comments
My 7 Top Fall Fitness Tips

Fall is here!  So many of us are thinking about getting back into our fitness routines after taking some time off in the summer.  The gyms are busy again and many are transitioning to indoor activities and strength training.   It’s easy to feel overwhelmed especially if you’ve taken an extended break from indoor workouts. […]

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10 Benefits of Raising Active Kids

| June 24, 2014 | 6 Comments
10 Benefits of Raising Active Kids

Somewhere in our multi-tasking busy lives we have taught our kids to sit still, to entertain themselves with electronics and busy themselves indoors instead of looking for opportunities to get outside and play.  Statistics are showing that our kids are not getting enough physical activity. The Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines recommend that Canadian kids between 5 […]

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The Difference Between Fitness and Health (Part II)

| May 15, 2014 | 15 Comments
The Difference Between Fitness and Health (Part II)

So the last time we were talking about the differences between health and fitness from a standpoint of nutrition with a little bit of exercise, but now let’s really get into the weeds about your nutrition habits and why the diet you were eating so healthy before may not cover all of your FITNESS GOALS […]

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Love Your Body

| February 14, 2014 | 10 Comments
Love Your Body

  My clients know that my approach is gentle.  I’m not pushy, I don’t yell and I won’t jump on your back.  Don’t get me wrong, my clients work hard… but it comes from a place of LOVE and compassion. I’m always encouraging my clients to love their bodies no matter what stage they are […]

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5 Hints to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

| December 19, 2013 | 6 Comments
5 Hints to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

This time of year everyone is busy and has a mile long to do list and then it happens. . . they get sick. It seems logical as we tend to do more indoors and get less fresh air, run around more buying gifts but skip out on the gym, get way more done but […]

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Fitness Fun: One Mom’s Journey to Living a Fit Life

| November 18, 2013 | 5 Comments
Fitness Fun: One Mom’s Journey to Living a Fit Life

We’ve all seen the controversial picture of mom of three, Maria Kang asking other moms, “What’s your excuse?” Some women felt this picture was motivational, while others took note of the fact that every mother’s situation is different and getting in shape so soon after having a baby isn’t always attainable. I tend to agree […]

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Turning Forty and Fighting Off The “Used To” Syndrome

| July 17, 2013 | 13 Comments
Turning Forty and Fighting Off The “Used To” Syndrome

I turn 40 this week. Four more days to go. What the *%$? When did that happen? For those of you that have already reached that milestone, don’t go getting all irritated with me. I’m not suggesting it’s old. It’s just hard to believe. Didn’t I just graduate high school? My oldest brother is almost […]

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