The Trainer’s Curse

I love my job. It's very freeing to work for yourself, to design fitness classes, to watch people as they build strength, gain confidence, and feel amazing in their bodies. ¬†Fitness is a funny thing. When we want to better our health in some way, maybe lose a few pounds, one of the first things … Continue reading The Trainer’s Curse

10 Action Steps To Counter Desk Sitting

  We all need to sit at some point during our day. But some of us do it much more than others. If you're among those who sit at a desk for the majority of the day, this article is for you! Even if you don't have a 9-5 desk job, check in with yourself … Continue reading 10 Action Steps To Counter Desk Sitting

Introverts Can Lead Too!

I failed high school gym...twice. Yes, you read that correctly, and I can't believe I just admitted that publicly! How is that even possible? LOL. Trust me, it is! So how did I become the fitness loving personal trainer/kettlebell instructor/yoga teacher who owns a gym?? Well it's not that I hated fitness, I actually really … Continue reading Introverts Can Lead Too!

Yoga Teacher Training – Ch. 2

After completing my second weekend intensive I have come to the realization that my body and life have many imbalances. I went into this course with a bit of an ego to be honest. I thought, I lift weights regularly, psht, I can totally DO this! Have you seen my quads, LOL! Well, let me … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training – Ch. 2

Yoga Teacher Training, Ch. 1

One week ago today I started my yoga teacher training. I am an introvert by nature, so I spent the better part of last weekend trying to overcome my desire to fade into the background and not have to be part of the open group discussions. With yoga training comes many hours of self reflection, … Continue reading Yoga Teacher Training, Ch. 1

Fitness Is My Catalyst

You know that saying "Abs are made in the kitchen"? I think it's completely true. What we eat directly affects our body composition and overall health MORE than how much we exercise. is very often the driving force behind making dietary changes. I know it is for me. I used to think, why do … Continue reading Fitness Is My Catalyst

If I only knew…

The jogging mom, it's a symbol of strength and perseverance don't you think? We can't help but smile a little when we see a mother pushing along a jogging stroller, getting her workout in as baby naps. We think to ourselves, "Way to go mama! She's getting healthy, she's happy, she's full of energy!" But … Continue reading If I only knew…

We Must Build a Solid Foundation

I turned away a client today. She came to me for personal training/fitness classes. She was exhausted, stressed, unmotivated but desiring change, and generally just feeling lost. After discussing what it was she was looking for in terms of fitness, we started talking about the rest of her life. How well she slept, how much … Continue reading We Must Build a Solid Foundation

Get To Know Your WHY

So we all want to be fit, happy, and healthy right? We join a gym, or start an exercise program. We make adjustments to our diet so we're eating healthier, more nourishing foods. We're being fuelled by the motivation for change and self improvement. But life is not a perfectly linear experience, we don't go … Continue reading Get To Know Your WHY

Sweat, Eat, Rest, Repeat (sometimes)

For me, being physically active, has been an integral part of my life since I was about 14. That's when I entered my first gym. I wasn't a team sport person, hated it in fact. I was shy and extremely self conscious, I wasn't one of those popular girls who were so good at everything¬†! … Continue reading Sweat, Eat, Rest, Repeat (sometimes)