Posts Tagged "nutrition"

My Lifesaver: FitOrganix

My Lifesaver: FitOrganix

Recently I was forced to assess my workload and come up with solutions to always feeling behind. Sometimes we have to restrict or scale down some passionate intent, when it can (over time) develop into wildfire. I don’t know a soul who’s never gotten carried away by something (or someone) they love. Organization is the ultimate key to success, no matter what one seeks efficiency in. Both lifestyle and business can see a complete nosedive or burnout with a lack of organization, OR, a well-fueled and completely sustainable strong machine, with its appropriate application. Sustainability is as important a concept to pay mind to in life as it is in our food. The...

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Confidence and The Core

Confidence and The Core

People might think it sounds kooky, but having a strong core relates directly to one’s confidence level. The core is the power centre – responsible for all of our limb movement. It is the source of our movement, just as confidence is the source of our progressive capabilities in life. So, by strengthening our cores, we strengthen our confidence, and confidence takes care of attaining what we deserve and what we need to be most successful and happy in life. So, is your trunk feeling balanced and strong right now? And are you, then, feeling strong and confident? I like for clients to check in on this. When you properly engage your core, it changes the...

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Check Yourself (Workout Checklist)

Check Yourself (Workout Checklist)

In honour of January being the month that more people than usual have fitness on their minds, I’d like to round that out with some details of working out that I will hope you remember to apply. Many of you will know these things, but some don’t, and some will have simply forgotten. I know this because when I run into people at social gatherings or when people tell me what they do for their workouts, as they love to do, I have that internal battle of “Do I risk sounding annoying and correcting them so that they aren’t wasting their time in the gym?” Ooh, I hate that circumstance. So I’ll use my platform here, and then when I run...

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Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 16: Health Food Store

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 16: Health Food Store

Essence of Life is one of my favourite health food stores in the city. It is inexpensive, the staff are helpful, and it has everything I am looking for when it’s time to stock up on groceries, supplements, beauty products… you name it. Yesterday I had the perfect snowy Sunday afternoon simply taking my time perusing through the tight yet super-stocked aisles, putting a basket together of both things on my list, and things that jogged my inspiration while there. Moonbeam coffee in hand. Head over to Kensington market and check out this little gem of a shop. You won’t be disappointed! Plus, it has wonderful health-inspired stocking stuffers....

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Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 13: VEGA!

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 13: VEGA!

I used to be very anti-nutritional supplements back in the day, because so many of the companies used such crazy ingredients in their products. Sure, I want protein – but I don’t want a whack load of stuff that is not actually designed to be in a human body along with it! So, I was a strictly eat-real-food trainer/nutritionist. These days, there are so many more options available to us! This leads me to today’s “favourite thing” – Vega. Vega is, quite simply, a brand that features clean and natural ingredients in its products. No, you don’t need to be Vegan to benefit from it. Many protein powders on the market include soy,...

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