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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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Bouncing Back

Bouncing Back

Listen – I’m going to be very honest. After having some time off – time filled with lethargy, laziness and food comas – getting back in the swing of a routine can feel like pushing a boulder up a very steep hill. Going from elaborate celebratory breakfasts back to oats, flax and berries (although to be honest that sounds pretty great right now) is not always easy. I always tell my clients that we snowball in both directions, yet the unhealthy way is steadfast downhill, and the healthy adjustments are heavier and uphill. This is because, well, sugar and fats are addictive. The industries do it on purpose, right? Most of us know this by now. ...

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Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 9: Fitness Equipment Store

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 9: Fitness Equipment Store

When I am referring clients to a store to pick up their new equipment (dumbbells, balls, Bosus, jump rope, treadmills etc) there is only one place I tell them to go: Foremost Fitness on Eglinton. In the world of fitness gadgets, it can be hard to know what is going to be an appropriate investment for you. We all know people who’ve thrown money at a product and the it sits in the basement collecting dust! The store is not a massive warehouse overwhelming with a ton of product – it is streamlined, clean and spacious with the most perfect display of merchandise. The staff is always incredibly friendly and helpful, and most of all, their pricing is reasonable....

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Jess’ Favourite Things Dec 3: My Favourite Yoga DVD

Jess’ Favourite Things Dec 3: My Favourite Yoga DVD

Because of my workouts needing to be snuck in around my clients’ appointments, I can rarely make an appointment myself.  So, yoga classes, although they happen once in a blue moon, are primarily out of the question. I LOVE power yoga, so what is the ultimate solution? Rodney Yee’s Power Yoga: Total Body DVD. I’ve had this DVD for years.  Even if I just have 20-30 minutes at the end of an exhausting day, its repetitive vinyasa and hip stretches are exactly what I need to wind down, and to get into bed feeling refreshed and taken care of. I’ve recommended this DVD to many of my clients who have all enjoyed it as much as I have. You can buy it at...

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Saghi’s Before and After So Far

Saghi’s Before and After So Far

Saghi has been writing about her experiences over the past little while, and has been training with me for over a year. She has candidly expressed her difficulty with her emotional attachment to food, her (sometimes extreme) highs and lows of motivation, and her occasional indulgence in her beloved “Sweet Chili Heats” Doritos (something I may not ever, in my lifetime, understand – haha!). Saghi has come a long way aesthetically, but the real changes are in her self-compassion demonstrated through her health practices. Saghi has completely changed the way she eats, and how she thinks about food.  She is enthusiastic about the balanced nutrition she puts...

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