Category Archives: Strength

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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Workout in a suitcase / Pack a “gym to go”

Kathleen talks about all the fun ways you can stay fit while on vacation. Remember it’s easier to keep up than catch up!  WATCH NOW

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Workout in a suitcase: Pack a “gym to go”

Going on vacation? Traveling for work? Going camping? Visiting relatives? There’s no excuse to skip your workout. Pack a “gym to go” in your suitcase to find “solutions not excuses.” WATCH NOW

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A 77-year-old former nun has set a record for powerlifting — now she wants to beat it

Weight training is beneficial on so many levels, from improving your posture to combatting osteoporosis and keeping functionally fit. Another fun interview with @MarilisaRacco! 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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How to train for you favourite summer sport

Check out my article in QC magazine  about how to train for your favourite summer sport. READ NOW

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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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What is fitness without a little fun? Happy Canada Day!!!

Goofing around with Kathleen!

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Alternatives to Yoga

This was maybe my favourite segment ever…..it was absolutely the most interactive 🙂 WATCH NOW

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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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The Globe and Mail: Effective stretching is key to your workout success

Too often, individuals are given the advice, “Don’t forget to stretch” – as if stretching is both a monolithic category of movement and uniformly positive. Both assumptions are overly simplistic and potentially dangerous. 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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10 Ways to Boost Workout Intensity

Intensity plays a massive role in achieving the best possible results. Fitness is all about how you work while you are working and the more you give, the more you get! So, how can you maximize your intensity in order … Continue reading

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