Category Archives: Cardio

More on getting in shape to hit the slopes

Kathleen provides tips on how to prepare for ski and snowboard season. Get ready for some major fun!!! WATCH NOW!

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Get in shape to hit the slopes

Ski and snowboard season is fast approaching and it’s time to get in shape! Kathleen Trotter demonstrates how to avoid injuries and enjoy your first day on the hill by training your body for the sport. WATCH NOW

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My Instruction Manual Podcast

Keith McArthur is a dad, writer, husband, publisher, kidney transplant recipient, brother, friend, ex-journalist, ex-PR guy, ex-business executive, learning to become happier, healthier and more productive. He Is launching “The Instruction Manual” podcast October 30. I am a regular contributor … Continue reading

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Turn your strength workout into a “brain workout”

Yes, exercising makes you stronger, but it also makes you smarter. Kathleen shares all the details! WATCH NOW

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Turn your strength workout into a “brain workout”

Watch as Kathleen shares how exercise works out not just your body but your brain as well. WATCH NOW

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The right exercises can also strengthen the brain

Exercise makes you smarter. It helps with reasoning, multitasking, memory, planning, scheduling… Aerobic exercise increase circulation and blood flow to the brain which in turn creates more neural pathways. But something called neurogenesis can occur with strength or weight bearing … Continue reading

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8 tips to stay healthy at the cottage

1. DON’T FALL DOWN THE ALL-OR-NOTHING RABBIT HOLE! Don’t let one unhealthy choice instigate a parade of unhealthy choices — don’t let your unhealthy choices “snowball.” Just because you opted for fries rather than salad, don’t automatically abandon your health … Continue reading

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Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Need to mix up your workout? Try the organized – yet fun – chaos of aerobics

If loud, upbeat music and choreographed “dance-esque” moves – not to mention the potential to trip over your own feet as you turn, twist and often giggle – sounds intriguing, then aerobics might be for you. If you’re thinking, “Aerobics? … Continue reading

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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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