Category Archives: Cardio

The “Piggyback Method” of Fitness

Whether you tag on some lunges while playing with your pup in the park or calf raises while doing the dishes — Kathleen provides examples of easy ways to fit in your workouts. WATCH NOW

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“Piggyback” fitness on to your daily routine

Life is hectic. It can be hard to fit in time for fitness, especially in the fall. Kathleen Trotter is back with some tips and tricks to help you “piggyback” your workouts. WATCH NOW

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The 10 most annoying things people do at the gym, according to experts

Thanks @MarilisaRacco for another fun interview! Love being included in your articles!! Between work, home life and plain old laziness, making time for the gym can seem like enough of an annoyance in the average person’s life. But compound that … Continue reading

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80+ Experts Sharing Amazing Tips On Weight Loss And Motivation

I am honoured to be the third expert on this list!! When you want to skip your workout tell yourself that you have to move for a minimum of 10 minutes, but If you still want to stop after 10 … Continue reading

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60 Day Fitness Challenge

Looking to get in shape but don’t know where to start? Looking to add some excitement to your regular fitness regime? Want to win some prizes at the same time? If you answered yes to any of these questions READ … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: How to transition from the treadmill to running outside

Do you always run on a treadmill? Are you thinking about running outside and / or training for a fall race? Races don’t typically occur on a treadmill….so make sure to do some running outside in preparation! READ MORE

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The Killer Cottage Workout Plan

Don’t lose your momentum! You can have a fabulous FUN workout even when you are at the cottage! WATCH NOW

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Killer Cottage Workout Plan

I ALWAYS have fun with Derick, BUT this segment really “took the cake” 🙂 I have no idea how we will ever top it……SUCH FUN!!! WATCH NOW

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The Globe and Mail: Making land-based training a friend to water-based athletes

Mastering a sport – the formation of athletic flow – requires practice. The brain needs to adapt to specific motions, environments and skills inherent to the activity. READ NOW

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Can you target ‘problem areas’ with your workout?

Thanks Marilisa Racco for another fun interview! Doing a bunch of crunches or planks won’t give you six-pack abs unless you have no body fat to begin with. To change a body part, you need to do three things: strength … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail—Sweat Test: Martial arts-based workouts require investing your time and body

If becoming a sweaty mess by kneeing, punching and kicking (barefoot) is your idea of a good time, there are innumerable martial arts-based workouts to try. READ MORE

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Globe and Mail: Sweat Test – Outdoor boot camps are fun, but may not be the ideal workout

If training outside sounds appealing, you are in luck – outdoor boot camps are a summer staple. Watch for flyers around your neighbourhood or Google events in local parks. I ran, jumped, squatted and – of course – worked up … Continue reading

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Experts share how you can keep moving with a busy schedule

I am honoured to have been included in this……what an inspirational group of fitness professionals! 🙂 The main take-away being “Make daily motion a “non negotiable”! We are all busy…but we are never too busy to MOVE” 🙂 READ MORE

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Common mistakes that sabotage your fitness progress

I had such fun yesterday goofing around with Dylan Black on Rogers Ottawa‏ – I got to throw a medicine ball at him! Talk about fitness fun 🙂 Take a look!

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This new workout trend is a great way to reach your fitness goals

Professional athletes have been practicing heart rate training for years. In order to condition their bodies for fast-paced shifts on-ice or sprints down the field, their workouts focus on maintaining a constant heart rate, which allows them to be keenly … Continue reading

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Cycle Your Way to Improved Health

Hopefully the nice weather has inspired you — as it has inspired me — to dust off your bike and get moving. Cycling is an excellent non-impact and often convenient way to improve cardiovascular health, leg strength, and balance. READ … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: This summer, get in shape before getting back in the game

With the warmer weather, we are tempted to jump back into summer ball sports – basketball, soccer, softball etc. It’s great to get back outside, but too often we dive in with inappropriate vigour and intensity. We dangerously base what … Continue reading

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How to train for your favourite summer sport

The summer weather has arrived – yeah! Since sunshine makes everything seem more manageable – including being active – now is the perfect time to participate in your favorite sport and / or try something NEW! READ NOW!

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Boost your fitness routine with 5 fun training styles

The summer weather has arrived – yeah! Since sunshine makes everything seem more manageable – including being active – now is the perfect time to try something NEW!   When it comes to working out, boredom is the kiss of death. … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Aquafit may be a low-impact exercise, but it’s far from relaxed

Read more to find out if Aquafit is for YOU! Remember….try everything till you find a workout that works!! Yes….movement is a non-negotiable…..but the way you move is up to you! READ MORE

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