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 MORE

Posted in Cardio, Core Strength, Featured Blog, Flaman Fitness, Strength | Comments Off on Cycle Your Way to Improved Health

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 We dangerously base what we expect of our bodies on an outdated – or even superhuman – image of ourselves. READ NOW

Posted in Cardio, Globe & Mail, Health Advisor, Strength | Comments Off on This summer, get in shape before getting back in the game

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!

Posted in Cardio, Healthy Directions, Strength | Comments Off on How to train for your favourite summer sport

Finding Your Fit Series

My first talk in the series is coming up July 12 in Fort York! In the area? Why not join in?

Fort York
July 12 7-8 pm
Staff contact: Wendy Banks; Fiona O’Connor

CLICK ONE OF THE LINKS BELOW TO REGISTER NOW!
Fiona O’Connor
Wendy Banks

Posted in Finding Your Fit | Comments Off on Finding Your Fit Series

May Newsletter is here!

newsletterMy May Newsletter is out! Check out some great spring training trends, a guest contribution from “The Fitness Crab”, exercise of the month and an amazing recipe from Tara at Heal Nutrition.  READ NOW!

Posted in Newsletter | Comments Off on May Newsletter is here!

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

Posted in Column, Globe & Mail, Strength, Stretching | Comments Off on The Globe and Mail: Effective stretching is key to your workout success

Top 5 spring fitness trends

Getting to the gym isn’t always easy. You have to find a workout that’s interesting and challenging, but something you don’t despise. Here’s some spring fitness trends you’ll want to try. WATCH NOW

Posted in Finding Your Fit, TV Spots | Comments Off on Top 5 spring fitness trends

Five fun Spring fitness trends to get you motivated!

Having trouble staying motivated? Why not try one of these fun fitness trends! WATCH NOW

Posted in Finding Your Fit, TV Spots | Comments Off on Five fun Spring fitness trends to get you motivated!

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. It is hard enough to make yourself train at the best of times – and almost impossible when you feel like yawning!
  Plus, if you can do your routine in your sleep, you have most likely hit a training plateau. Meaning, you’re no longer seeing results.
  The solution? Surprise your body with something new! READ MORE

Posted in Cardio, Featured Blog, Flaman Fitness, Strength | Comments Off on Boost your fitness routine with 5 fun training styles

Movement is a non-negotiable

I always enjoy talking about my book Finding Your Fit….but I particularly enjoyed this interview. Kelly was such a joy to chat with! Being interviewed was an honour and a pleasure! 🙂 LISTEN NOW

Posted in Finding Your Fit, Radio Spots, Setting Goals | Comments Off on Movement is a non-negotiable

4 Mistakes Sabotaging Your Fitness Progress

It really SUCKS to work hard…..AND still not reach your fitness goals!! Watch my BT Montreal interview to learn how you might be sabotaging your health success!! Thanks Derick Fage for the fun – always a BLAST!!

WATCH NOW!

Posted in Finding Your Fit, Setting Goals, TV Spots | Comments Off on 4 Mistakes Sabotaging Your Fitness Progress

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 you love is always energizing, motivating, and fun.

The only all-too-common possible negative of the season? Golf-induced injuries! The good news is that injuries are not inevitable; you just need to follow the tips below to stay injury free! READ MORE

Posted in Featured Blog, Flaman Fitness, Golf | Comments Off on 4 ways to avoid gold injuries

Discover Life magazine

A health entourage consists of people who will help you succeed in meeting your health goals. Read my article on creating your health posse in Discover Life magazine. READ NOW

Posted in Setting Goals | Comments Off on Discover Life magazine

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 to enhance your workouts? These fitness experts will tell you just how! READ MORE

Posted in Over 50, Strength | Comments Off on 10 Ways to Boost Workout Intensity

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 beloved mantras and exercises to share is such a pocket of joy. This edition includes two of my favourite fascial stretches, my mantras of the month, and tips on how to use exercise to boost your immune health. READ MORE

Posted in Favourite Things, Huffington Post Blog, Setting Goals, Stretching | Comments Off on My Favourite Things: The Spring Edition

The Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Aquafit may be a low-impact exercise, but it’s far from relaxed

Read more to find out if Aquafit is for YOU! Remember….try everything till you find a workout that works!! Yes….movement is a non-negotiable…..but the way you move is up to you! READ MORE

Posted in Cardio, Globe & Mail, Sweat Test | Comments Off on The Globe and Mail: Sweat Test: Aquafit may be a low-impact exercise, but it’s far from relaxed

You Are Not Your Cravings or Your Unhealthy Thoughts

We all have cravings. We all want to skip workouts. We all do the “should I or shouldn’t I?” internal health debate.

You know what I am talking about: the internal push-pull that happens right before we decide to make — or not make — a less-than-ideal health choice. It is that moment when we tell ourselves “I shouldn’t…” and then too often find a loophole that allows us to follow through on the less-than-ideal choice — the “I will be good tomorrow so I can indulge today” loophole, or the “I worked out so I deserve…” loophole, or the “I will train tomorrow so I can be lazy today” loophole.  READ MORE

Posted in Healthy Eating, Huffington Post Blog, Setting Goals | Comments Off on You Are Not Your Cravings or Your Unhealthy Thoughts