Posts Tagged "personal training"

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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You + the Sun: Vitamin D and Protection

You + the Sun: Vitamin D and Protection

Well, I’m sitting here in Costa Rica with some pretty red shoulders (and, a pretty patterned body overall). Conveniently, I saw a post on Instagram by the knowledgeable, practical and widely respected Megan Telpner on sun protection and vitamin D. It was info she was sharing from Living Libations. (I highly recommend following Megan on instagram for tons of tips: @MeganTelpner). My father and I have often argued about sunscreen. Yes, I believe that baking for hours and hours is a terrible idea. But, I also don’t love slathering myself in toxic sunscreen. What’s a girl to do? When you know your body, you can sort of tell how much time you’ll be...

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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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Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 6: Jump Rope!

Jess’ Favourite Things, Dec 6: Jump Rope!

The absolute best do-anywhere, heart-pumping fat-blasting and anatomy-respecting cardio? Jump rope! If you haven’t tried this since you were a kid, it’s time to pick the rope back up and give it a whirl. Be patient with yourself, it can take a few tries to get back in the “swing” of it. Start with 30-50 jumps, work your way up to 100 using it in between your strength circuits. Soon enough, you’ll be able to blast out 5-10 minutes at a time. Then, you can simply take a few breaks and use it as an entire cardio workout. The other reason I love it is the body stays pretty straight, so the hip flexors don’t get the same constant...

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