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How to Stay Fit in the Fall Months

| October 29, 2018 | 10 Comments
How to Stay Fit in the Fall Months

How to Stay Fit in the Fall Months Depending on where you live, the fall season will bring cooler weather. The long, hot days of summer are ending, and for many, this is a better time to get out and enjoy the great fall weather. It might also be a good time to be more […]

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5 Things You Need to Know About Your Post-Pregnancy Body

| February 20, 2018 | 7 Comments
5 Things You Need to Know About Your Post-Pregnancy Body

5 Things You Need to Know About Your Post-Pregnancy Body A woman’s body is designed for pregnancy and birthing, right? So why do so many mommas tell me their backs hurt, their knees are shot, their stomachs are full of stretch marks, they’ve had c-sections and episiotomies, and they can’t stand their mummy tummies and uncontrollably […]

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A Simplified Approach to Achieving Your Fitness Goals

| January 15, 2018 | 15 Comments
A Simplified Approach to Achieving Your Fitness Goals

A Simplified Approach to Achieving Your Fitness Goals Here we are, 2013, a brand new year. A time when we reflect on the past year and think about what we want for the year ahead. Some of you may set New Year’s resolutions while others might have given up on that a long time ago. […]

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Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

| December 5, 2017 | 82 Comments
Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada #Review #Giveaway #HolidayGiftGuide

Stay Active and Comfortable for the Holidays with Gaiam Canada   Keeping fit and active during the holidays is a goal of mine this year. I am used to the warm weather, and the dropping temperatures make me feel less inspired to want to venture outside of my home to stay as active as I […]

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Workout in Comfort and Style this Summer with Gaiam Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/15

| August 17, 2017 | 67 Comments
Workout in Comfort and Style this Summer with Gaiam Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/15

Workout in Comfort and Style this Summer with Gaiam Canada       Working out has become a part of my regime to make me a better me. One of the things I realized I needed to feel good while completing my fitness routine was the right apparel. Sporting the right pieces can make getting […]

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7 Fun Games to Play Outside in the Summer

| June 26, 2017 | 24 Comments
7 Fun Games to Play Outside in the Summer

  7 Games to Play Outside in the Summer Are you looking for some fun games to play with your kids this summer? Fortunately, there are a number of fun games that you can play outdoors! Here are some games to play outside in the summer: 1. Hide and Seek. This is a classic game […]

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Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/21

| June 13, 2017 | 6 Comments
Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! #Review #Giveaway ~ Ottawa Area 07/21

  Fitness + Learning Equals Fun at N.U.T.S! Fun and exercise do not always go hand in hand for many people. Throw learning into the mix and some people may think it is madness! Thinking about this, I received this email in my inbox from my commander: Mission: Visit the Neuron Upgrade Training Station (N.U.T.S.) […]

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5 Workout Essentials to Embrace Spring with Gaiam Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/02

| May 2, 2017 | 55 Comments
5 Workout Essentials to Embrace Spring with Gaiam Canada! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/02

  5 Workout Essentials to Embrace Spring with Gaiam Canada! Spring is a time of renewal and regeneration. Some people choose to this season of change to physically improve themselves.  Gaiam Canada would like for you to embrace spring this year with a bevvy of products you can use to rejuvenate yourself and help you […]

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Making Space Momma….Taking Care of Ourselves

| February 21, 2017 | 24 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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When Not Working out Brings You Closer To Happy

| January 31, 2017 | 8 Comments
When Not Working out Brings You Closer To Happy

    When Not Working out Brings You Closer To Happy We typically think that in order to get into fabulous shape we have to bang out extraordinary workouts daily and sacrifice all things yummy for boiled chicken and broccoli.    But here’s another perspective.    When we exercise it’s pretty taxing on the body […]

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Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter

| November 7, 2016 | 23 Comments
Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter

  Ways to Stay Fit, Trim, and Healthy Over the Winter Fit, Trim, and Healthy. Though these three concepts are commonly related, they do not all describe the same experience. Those who are healthy are not always fit or trim. Those who are trim are not always healthy. Not all of us want to be […]

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Look & Feel Good with Gaiam Pro Apparel! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/11

| October 6, 2016 | 52 Comments
Look & Feel Good with Gaiam Pro Apparel! #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/11

  I made a vow to myself to start getting in shape to make me into a better me this year. One of the methods I am using to achieve this goal is by becoming more active by doing yoga.  I realized that having clothing that fit well make all the difference in how well […]

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Fitness Tips for Busy Canadian Moms

| May 17, 2016 | 8 Comments
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 schedule is not that hard. The difficult […]

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Get Back on Track with Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy Mommy #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

| April 13, 2016 | 36 Comments
Get Back on Track with Jillian Michaels: Hot Body Healthy Mommy #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 05/11

It has been a few years since I had my last child, but my body is not where I would like it to be. For me, I had to ease into a workout routine to begin to accomplish my goal of getting fit again. When asked to review the new mom workout DVD Jillian Michaels: […]

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Why Are You Still Crunching?

| March 28, 2016 | 13 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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10 Tips for Hiking with Kids to Curb the Complaining

| March 21, 2016 | 5 Comments
10 Tips for Hiking with Kids to Curb the Complaining

One of the greatest activities to inspire active kids and get the family outside is hiking. Enjoying the outdoors and going for a long walk in a majestic forest setting with birds chirping, squirrels running, water lapping at the creeks edge and happy children scampering and enjoying it all is a perfect picture. . .  […]

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Get in Shape Comfortably with Gaiam Canada! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/18

| March 14, 2016 | 121 Comments
Get in Shape Comfortably with Gaiam Canada! #Review and #Giveaway ~ CAN 04/18

Getting in shape is something I like doing all year-round. When working out indoors, I turn to yoga or a HITT routine to get the job done. I like having comfortable equipment to help obtain my workout goals as it makes it easier to do what I have to do without worrying about hurting myself […]

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Take Advantage of February 29th – It Only Comes Once Every Four Years!

| February 15, 2016 | 5 Comments
Take Advantage of February 29th – It Only Comes Once Every Four Years!

As 2016 is a leap year, I challenge you all: take advantage of the extra day! Try something you’ve never done before as a family and enjoy your time together by embracing the great Canadian Winter. For those living in the Ottawa-Outaouais region, we have created a guide that includes 16 winter family events and activities […]

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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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House of Cores (instead of cards…get it?)‏

| January 5, 2016 | 7 Comments
House of Cores (instead of cards…get it?)‏

When I was pregnant I felt as big as a house, a giant house, an apartment building actually.  To be fair, it had been used as rental property to three tenants at one time or another. And even  though I made a fantastic landlord (clean, non smoking unit, no view but centrally located!), I had no problem […]

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Why I am ‘Running’ into the New Year

| December 28, 2015 | 4 Comments
Why I am ‘Running’ into the New Year

It’s that time of year again – people start thinking about what they can improve on in the New Year; and even before the holiday baked goods hit the table, health and fitness are usually top of mind. As a good friend of mine coined, I have been “r-alking” (run-walking) for a couple of years […]

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

| November 18, 2015 | 9 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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Set Your Fitness Goals Easily With Life Trak – A Review #HolidayGiftGuide

| October 29, 2015 | 9 Comments
Set Your Fitness Goals Easily With Life Trak – A Review #HolidayGiftGuide

Work, responsibilities at home and kids make it hard sometimes to make time for yourself to get fit. It is hard to gauge how active (or inactive) I am because, well, because I am so concentrated on my family and my other responsibilities. I was curious about how much time I spend at my desk […]

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Summer Workouts and a Healthy Chip Recipe!

| August 24, 2015 | 20 Comments
Summer Workouts and a Healthy Chip Recipe!

I’m always looking for healthy alternatives to our favourite foods.  I’ve tried a few different options to mimic that satisfying crunch that the mighty chip provides us.  After recently foregoing the deep fried chip version, my search went into full swing.   One of my favourite go to options in the kale chip.  Find my […]

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