This makes me happy! 12 weeks is such a good milestone. Heading in the 2nd trimester. Woohoo! We had our 12 week ultrasound and blood work yesterday. The ultrasound was fun, baby was dancing around in there and looked to be maybe even sucking its thumb. We saw two legs, two arms, two separate sides… Continue reading 12 Weeks Pregnant
Hello fitbeauties!! I love all your questions and article topic ideas, keep them coming! 🙂 This post is in response to the request for my favorite full-body “at-home” workout. There are so many styles of training and in most cases the 3 most important factors are : Enjoyment – Finding a training style that you… Continue reading Full Body Metabolic Workout You Can Do Anywhere
Well here we are, the last day of March 2016. April 1st is really a marker for spring isn’t it? It’s like the official but non official first day of spring. I think it’s about all that rain that washes the dirty snow away and bring all those May flowers we love so much. I… Continue reading Goals, Progress, Plans, Reverse Dieting & 5 Ways to Boost Metabolism
Most of the time we think we need to spend more time in the gym and eat less (diet) to see results but that’s not necessarily true. One of my personal training certifications is around creating the metabolic effect. The hormonal impact and after burn from efforts that carries on past your workout and keeps… Continue reading How Train Smarter, Not Longer & Burn More Fat
A couple of days ago a member at GoodLife approached me and said’ you must be really proud of all the strength and flexibility you have built come here to the gym’. He is s sweet older gentleman (maybe in his late 60s?) that I see there every morning. He’s consistent and so am I… Continue reading 2016 Goals – Check In
I’m a creature of habit, I like my schedule and routine. I also really enjoy my daily exercise. One of the things I’ve had to learn over the years was how to stay consistent with my training and nutrition while travelling. Some trips are easier than others to do so and that can depend on… Continue reading 5 Ways to Workout While Traveling
Motivation waxes and wanes. It comes and goes. Its part of life and happens to all of us. What I’ve learnt over the last 15 years or so in the fitness industry is the key to progress when it comes to health and fitness is one thing: CONSISTENCY. That’s right. Just put in the work… Continue reading The Struggle is Real – Motivation Baby!
I wrote this post originally on Instagram this morning and then went for a run. I often get inspired to write while training – maybe all that blood flow – and I started to expand on it in my head. Here I am back from hill sprints with the extended version of the full post.… Continue reading Progress, Goals & My Current Shape
My current training program consists of 5 lifting days + 3 HIIT days. Sometimes the lifting and HIIT are done on the same day, sometimes separate. For example I might do an upper body day consisting of back, shoulders, chest and arms in the morning followed by a set of intervals in the evening. The… Continue reading 3 Ways to Keep Your Training Effective & Interesting!
As a Brand Ambassador for GoodLife Fitness I was invited to the unveiling of the new GoodLife location yesterday – it’s so pretty! It’s in the new TD complex with the entrance being close to Bank street and across from Whole Foods. It’s really large and the layout is basically a long rectangle. Cardio machines… Continue reading All About The New Landsdowne GoodLife
So as you know I was invited to shoot with the famed Paul Buceta a couple of weeks ago. It was a pretty big deal for me and coming off of being sick it was amazing motivation to get back into the intensity of training I love. If you want to read a recap all… Continue reading Progress Not Perfection
Balance in life in something I cherish. It allows me freedom to be present and enjoy the moment. It helps me stay focused on my priorities and committed to my goals but with flexibility in my methods. There is peace that come with that balance and with that peace comes long term success and sustainable,… Continue reading Balance: Lost & Found
We actually know that cardiovascular excercise is not the way to build a booty. It’s awesome for your heart (‘cardio’) but we know that for full, tight, round, whistle inducing glutes we need to lift weights. Weights that are heavy enough that they are challenging for us. Exercises like hip thrusts, kickbacks, side lateral movements,… Continue reading Cardio for a GREAT Booty?
So I mentioned in my favorite gym gear post that I like to use a heart rate monitor during some of my epic workouts and since I got a lot of questions from you guys I thought I’d write a follow up post on heart rate maximizing and monitoring info in more detail 🙂 I especially like to… Continue reading How To Use a Heart Rate Monitor for Maximum Fat Loss
Spending time in the gym everyday is something I love to do. I’ve been working out in a gym since probably 1995 and I’ve worked as a trainer in them too. I’m pretty comfortable with the equipment but it takes a little work and practice to feel that way but it’s totally doable. Most gyms… Continue reading Weight Training Gear – 7 fitbeauties Favourites!
Ok so I’m working on Part 2 of my Parasite story post but I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my recti diastatis since posting about it and I promised I’d share more info so I thought I better post this first! First let me explain what diastasis recti is. Basically the abdominal muscle… Continue reading Diastasis Recti & Splinting Vs. Waist Training & Corseting
Now that I’m back in the gym more consistently and without the mental fog I’m slowly remembering how irritating it can be to spend time in a place that other people are not keeping clean, respecting and using properly. In a conventional gym like GoodLife, where you have all kinds of wonderful people working on… Continue reading Gym Etiquette – 7 Rules You Need to Know
If you’ve been following my blog and media posts you’d ll know if been suffering with some digestive distress. It’s been about 6 months now with the worst of it in June. With having celiac I’m no stranger to digestion issues but I’ve had them under control for over 10 years now. Something I did… Continue reading Are You Listening to Your Body?
Being fit doesn’t just happen. It’s a result of daily choices. Choosing to do a workout, choosing not to eat an extra spoonful of almond butter, choosing water over wine, choosing to get a good night’s rest, choosing to listen to your body when it needs a break. All of these choices add up and… Continue reading The Truth About Being Fit
A few of you beautiful people sometimes ask me how can you get fit quickly. How can you drop 5 pounds fast. How can you build a booty to-die-for or awesome abs in time for your trip. The thing is there really is no quick fix. No magic cleanse, pill, cardio, exercise, diet or even surgery.… Continue reading So You Want to Get Fit Fast?