Category Archives: Stretching

Fitness routine croutique

Celeste Headlee, author of We Need to Talk, shares her tips on how we can all have conversations that matter. And Kathleen Trotter, our fitness contributor, critiques the fitness routine of host Keith McArthur [27:23] LISTEN NOW

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The Globe and Mail: Why it pays to stretch before you get out of bed

Too many of us wake up feeling stiff and achy. When you think about it, stiffness makes sense. Perhaps you did not stretch appropriately postworkout. More likely, you went directly to bed after sitting all day (at the office, in … 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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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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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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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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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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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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Alternatives to Yoga

This was maybe my favourite segment ever…..it was absolutely the most interactive 🙂 WATCH 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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My Favourite Things: The Spring Edition

It is that time again … “favourite things” time! In February 2016 I compiled my first “favourite things” blog — a list of current favourite exercises, nutrition tips, recipes, and health mantras. I am now obsessed with these lists; stockpiling … 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: Hot yoga has health benefits, but it’s not for everyone

Hot Yoga is NOT my “exercise bliss”….but maybe it is yours?? If you want to improve your flexibility and can tolerate heat – and you’re not pregnant and don’t have high blood pressure, a heart condition, osteoporosis or a disc issue … Continue reading

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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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A Few of My Favourite Things — The May Edition

In February I wrote my first “favourite things” blog. (If you are bored with your breakfast, check out fave thing number one). I had such fun researching and compiling the list that I decided to regularly write a “favourite things” … Continue reading

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Your missing health link is recovery

Hot off of the press..my most recent Huffington Post blog! Sorry, “recovery” does not mean sit on the sofa and eat chips! :-p Curious what it does mean? READ MORE

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The Globe and Mail: Yoga vs. Pilates–How to choose the right discipline for your needs

Pilates and yoga can be misunderstood as being one and the same. Both disciplines emphasize breath regulation, mindfulness during practice and alignment, but that doesn’t mean they should be used interchangeably. It is important to understand the key differences; depending … Continue reading

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