Category Archives: Strength

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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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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The Key To Long-Term Fitness Success Is Leaning Into The ‘Fall’

We all fall off of our fitness horse…..the trick is to get back on your horse a more informed rider so that you can set yourself up for future success!! If you are “working you are winning”…..learn…evolve…grow 🙂 #growthmindset READ … Continue reading

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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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3 ways to sit less and MOVE more!

Last Friday in, “3 ways to sit less and MOVE more,” I outlined ways you can pepper movement into your daily life and become mindful of your posture. Read the full information here. If your concerned that sitting is contributing … Continue reading

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The Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Pilates a great workout for your mind and body

Do you want to de-stress and improve your balance, core strength, functional fitness and mobility? Pilates might be for you. A review of a Pilates mat class is long overdue; it is hard to find a facility that doesn’t offer … 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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3 ways to sit less and move more!

Have you heard the new adage that sitting is the new smoking? Being sedentary decreases circulation, decreases your metabolism, negatively effects blood sugar, and increases muscle aches, pains, and trigger points. We all sit way too much!! We need to … Continue reading

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Rethinking the jolly jumper

Personal trainer Kathleen Trotter joins Global’s Laura Casella to talk about the Jolly Jumper, and how too much use could affect a child’s motor skills. WATCH NOW

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Unbend: Pain-Free And Productive Cooking

For all of you cooksout there….or bartenders….or cheese mongers……or anyone who stands for long periods of time! READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Ditch this outdated upper-body exercise in 2017

Just because an exercise is an “oldie” does not automatically mean it is a “goodie” 🙂 The new year is commonly a time of renewed – if often briefly – dedication to fitness. The gym floor becomes inundated with members … Continue reading

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Global Montreal – Posture 101

Want to improve your posture? Work to improve your balance!! Curious why? Watch my interview with Laura (@La_Casella) on Global Montreal from February 1st. We had such fun – Laura is awesome!! (and her sweater matches the table….amazing:-)) WATCH NOW!

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