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Fresh Restaurants, New Menu: Transformer, Squash Tacos and Deep Chocolate Supermilk

Fresh Restaurants, New Menu: Transformer, Squash Tacos and Deep Chocolate Supermilk

I’m making my way through the new items on the Fresh Restaurants‘ menu, which most of you will know is a top favourite take-out / dine-in option of mine in the city of Toronto (soon to be expanding – next up is Montreal!). Yesterday a friend and I ate the Squash Tacos, the Transformer salad and the Deep Chocolate Supermilk on my very windy rooftop. Despite losing a chunk of cilantro here and there to the gusts – what a great meal. The Transformer is one that I’m very excited about, having been involved in coming up with the name. Its concept is in part a spin-off of Pure Transformation Personal Training, the name of my business. Because...

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The Danger of Stagnancy

The Danger of Stagnancy

What I want to discuss today does apply to workouts specifically, but also to every single area of our lives. Workouts being a component, I prefer to look at the big picture. Everyone knows the feeling of being stuck. It can come from simply not knowing what decision needs to come next, life pushing things at you and not knowing exactly how or how strongly to push back, or simply feeling discouraged in your strength and physicality. It’s kind of just that feeling of “blah”, when excitement about life either dulls or becomes entirely distracted by stress or resistance. I know more than a handful of people currently hitting a wall, so to speak, and we...

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My Answers to Canadian Living Regarding Exercise Duration and Intensity

My Answers to Canadian Living Regarding Exercise Duration and Intensity

Canadian Living magazine recently contacted me with a couple of questions for an article for their blog, which can be found here: 5 Ways to Exercise Your Way to a Healthy Heart. I want to share with you the entire interview, as many of these tips are useful and helpful to my clients and readers. Enjoy! How long should someone go to the gym for in a day if they are starting out? When just starting out, it’s important that participants don’t take on more than they can handle. It’s better to commit to a reasonable and attainable goal, because the most important thing in the beginning in the interest of keeping it going, is remaining encouraged. 45 minutes is plenty...

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Music Mondays: Zella Day – Sweet Ophelia (Marian Hill Remix)

Music Mondays: Zella Day – Sweet Ophelia (Marian Hill Remix)

I’ve been driving around, running and lifting weights to this song for a few days now. Something so fresh about it! Here is your new song for this new week – and, it’s a free download, too! Just click on the link below to get to the Soundcloud page. :)

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Music Mondays: Darius – Hot Hands

Music Mondays: Darius – Hot Hands

It’s March! (Doesn’t bloody well feel like it out there, but it is!) So, let’s steam our way through this month until spring. Since we all need a little energy boost and revitalization in the gym, and I am a self-confessed music junkie, I’ve decided to bring back “Music Mondays” and to feature an amazing workout song to add to your playlists every Monday for the next little while. The songs will be super hot, super motivating and will help to keep you pumping on those days when your energy might otherwise be lacking. A great start to the week! Today’s track is Hot Hands by Darius. Follow the link here, and you can buy it on...

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