Category Archives: Cardio

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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Healthy Tips for Spring

Have a look at my article in QC Travel Adventure Magazine where I share tips on how you can reach your fitness goals this spring! READ THE MAGAZINE HERE or click on the picture to see my article.

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Active Escape: 3 Heart-Thumping Vacations and How to Prep

If you love a challenge, consider sweating a little on your next trip. Bike through one of these two-wheel-worthy destinations; hike to Machu Picchu or through breathtaking Iceland; or participate in an out-of-country marathon (the Athens Classic Marathon, maybe?). Whichever … Continue reading

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Fun new fitness trends to get you moving this spring

I am really excited for Spring because I am training for the Banff 1/2 Marathon and I love running in the beautiful weather!!! I am excited for all of my upcoming training runs as well other fun spring fitness adventures!! … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: CrossFit is intense, competitive, demanding and not for every ‘body’

Boredom is the kiss of death when it comes to exercise! Need some fitness motivation? Try a new workout 🙂 Maybe CrossFit is your exercise bliss! Yay for fitness fun!! READ MORE

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Searching for motivation? Try having some fitness fun

As most of you know…..I LOVE trying fun fitness class!! In honour of my current trip to NY in my most recent Huffington Post blog I outline a few of my favourite workout classes and studios 🙂 Need some motivation? … Continue reading

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Globe and Mail: SWEAT TEST—Intense, frenetic Lagree classes: ‘Fast results’ or fast injuries?

A big “thank you” to my dad and sister for sweating through a Lagree fitness class with me! Loved that I got to workout, research a column, AND have awesome family time! Win / Win? Win !! READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Kettlebell-only workouts offer intense full-body challenge

I love that trying a kettlebell class is part of my job and that I have a friend who is willing to sweat through a workout with me! Thank you Bang fitness for having us, and thank you Em for … Continue reading

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Ways to stay in shape when you’d rather be in bed

I love that in interviews I am now referred to as the “author of Finding Your Fit” 🙂 Still getting used to that!! READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Looking for a full body workout? TRX classes are the latest craze

I love my job – I get to try fun fitness classes and studios and then write about it for The Globe and Mail. I am one lucky duck! Thank you to my best friend Emily, my wonderful friend and client … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: How to mitigate the negative effects of cycling on your body

From one cyclist to another cyclist….a few helpful fitness tips! Nothing improves my mood more than a long bike ride in the country, so I say this next part with reservations (and sadness). Cycling has its dark side – possibly … Continue reading

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Kathleen approved “do anywhere” workouts – The cottage edition!

This photo was taken 2 years ago at a Pilates studio (SLT) in NY. 100% true!! 🙂 Don’t kick yourself for being inactive when you get home from the cottage – workout in the lake and on the dock! READ … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Challenge your body in every direction with tennis

Tennis requires dynamic motion – something many of our bodies are starving for. When we do move it tends to be in linear and repetitive ways (think walking, cycling, or the elliptical). The cumulative effect is a body that is … Continue reading

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More Kathleen approved “do anywhere” workouts!

This is part two of my “do anywhere” workout series! The main take-away from part one is – “don’t use the pull of relaxing on a dock, traveling, or drinking on a patio as an excuse to become a sloth! … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Swimming is a great way to get in shape if you have joint problems

Swimming provides an excellent non-impact cardiovascular workout. Being in the water allows you to challenge your heart and lungs without stressing your joints, which means swimming can be an appropriate mode of exercise for people living with osteoarthritis or other … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Interval rowing is exercise that goes beyond treadmills and bikes

If a workout on a rowing machine lulls you to sleep, try an interval rowing class. Rather than rowing endlessly, you sprint during time or distance intervals, compete (in a friendly way) against classmates and use different stroke speeds. With … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Improve your core strength (and have fun) in an indoor surfing fitness class

If you can’t catch a wave in a tropical locale this summer, there’s another way to hang loose (on dry land). While relatively new to the fitness market, indoor surfboarding fitness classes can be found in major cities across the … Continue reading

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Just 60 seconds of intense exercise can boost your fitness level, study finds

Busy people, listen up: What if you could push yourself to the max for just one minute and reap the benefits of a longer gym session? That’s the finding of a new Canadian study, which shows doing just 60 seconds … Continue reading

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Starting ain’t easy – and it’s all on you!

When I read Eric’s blog I was so touched that I couldn’t decide if I should smile or cry! He made my night! I am so lucky to work with people like him!! Read until the end and you will … Continue reading

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Make interval training your new best friend!

I love intervals. They are convenient — you can do them anywhere and on any piece of equipment or without equipment — AND they are effective. With intervals, you alternate between bouts of high- and low-intensity training. READ MORE

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