Category Archives: Stretching

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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A few of my favourite things this month

One of the best things about my job is that I get to have so many interesting health and fitness conversations; I am constantly discovering new yummy recipes, kick-ass workouts, and motivational tips and tricks. READ MORE

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Stretching Part Two: The Perfect Post Workout Stretching Routine!

This may come as a surprise, but even though I know stretching is important, I find it hard to make myself do it. After a workout I just want to shower. My solution: I developed two quick, yet effective stretching … Continue reading

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Dynamic vs Static Stretches!

If you do static stretches before you train, STOP! Static stretches downgrade the nervous system and cool the body down. Save them for after your workout. Instead, use dynamic mobility exercises to warm up your body pre workout. Dynamic mobility … Continue reading

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