Category Archives: Featured Blog

Perfect the pull-up

I have a confession to make. I am not very good at pull-ups. Now, as my mother taught me growing up, “realistic expectations are the key to happiness.” Thus, I am not upset that I suck at pull-ups; why would … Continue reading

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Meditation is not scary … I promise

There is a common, often fear-based, misconception that you have to be a particular “type” of person to meditate; if “I got a dime” every time someone said something like, “I can’t get my mind to shut up — I … Continue reading

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3 new tricep exercises

Every new client itemizes their goals. First on most people’s list — irrespective of age and gender – is some variation on “improved triceps” (the back of the arm). Some people want “stronger triceps.” Others ask for “toned triceps.” Others … 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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My current favourite core workout

I thrive workout-wise by constantly trying new “fun” workouts. I am somewhat “workout fickle,” but I am okay with that because variety keeps me interested. As … READ MORE

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Stop being fooled by restaurant salad

My current pet peeve is the restaurant salad. Too many of us are fooled into believing that just because something is called a salad it is the healthy choice. Do NOT be fooled—the salad is too often a perfect example … Continue reading

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8 steps to stay healthy on your next flight

Flying is hard on the body; the food is usually fairly nutritionally vapid, the air quality leaves much to be desired, and sitting in the downright uncomfortable chairs is almost unbearable. I am almost six feet tall — when I … 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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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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4 ways to avoid gold injuries

The sunshine — and thus golf season — has FINALLY arrived! There is nothing better for one’s mood than doing a beloved form of exercise in the sun; the combo offers a double dose of mood-boosting hormones. Plus, doing something … Continue reading

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When you fall off your fitness horse, get back on a more informed rider

Falling is not only normal – we are all human – but when managed it can actually be a positive! I fall – and I am proud of it! In fact, I usually tell my clients all about my falls … Continue reading

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The key to long-term change is “appropriate responses”

Having “appropriate responses” – in all aspects of my life – is one of my current life missions. Take a read and see how the concept can be applied to your health and fitness goals! READ NOW

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Stay on your “health horse” – Get yourself a fitness buddy

#blahblahblahGOWORKOUT and take a friend for extra #motivation!!! READ NOW!

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Make 2017 the Year of You!

This year #workout because you love your body not because you hate it!! #fitness is about #selfcare ? Make #2017 the year of YOU and your #health!! @flamanfitness #findingyourfit #getfit #noexcuses #justdoit #fitsp #gym READ NOW

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4 ways to manage holiday weight gain

December can be a tricky health month. With so many social and family obligations, too many of us take an all or nothing approach: we let one less than ideal health choice snowball into a month of unhealthy choices. One … Continue reading

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A standing desk could help with your posture

I am not a fan of pushing particular products, and I absolutely do not believe that any one product is a miracle solution for better health. Standing desks are not the panacea for perfect posture or health; using one doesn’t … Continue reading

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