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Christmas Gift: 38min Pilates Fit workout fitness pilates workout Dec 14, 2020

Why I love Pilates mat:

Practicing Pilates mat helps build a strong, balanced body inside and out, while increasing flexibility through dynamic stretching movements.

  • Inside: deep core muscles and stabilizers help keep the body optimally supported.
  • Outside: our large, powerful prime movers are...
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Recipe: Almond Orange Biscotti health recipes Nov 23, 2020

I rarely purchase packaged snacks, but I always have sugar, butter, and flour for my kids to make their own snacks.

Lately my daughters have been making chocolate covered biscottis which look soooo good. I am allergic to gluten and dairy so I can't eat theirs, but my craving was strong enough to...

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Exercise is an Immune Booster fitness health workout Nov 17, 2020

Given that we are seeing rising numbers of those affected with COVID, it often feels like this whole situation is beyond our control. I don't know about you, but lately I have felt overwhelmed with the amount of unknowns. I thought to write an article about the tiny bit we can...

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Why Focus on Changing Habits? habits health nutrition stress Nov 10, 2020

Diets don't work. Clients may lose weight initially, but diets don't get to the root of the issue. The main issue concerns your habits. 

Focusing on changing habits is much less painful than starvation diets where you have to rely on pure discipline and willpower.  

40-45% of...

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Benefits of Pilates barre corrective exercise functional strength training pilates Oct 24, 2020

Pilates was developed by Joseph Hubertus Pilates, born in 1883. He spent his life studying the body's healthy movement patterns, first in Germany and later in New York, USA, developing a system called Contrology.

In his beginnings, Joseph worked in a hospital at the end of World War I and...

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Successful Habit Change habits health nutrition Oct 09, 2020

Most of you don't know that my older brother is a really cool guy and we have the most interesting conversations (some of you know my older sister as she comes to my classes and she is awesome too). My brother Ron is a Mindful Habit coach. If you are interested he wrote 100+ Habits of Great...

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Benefits of Strength Training PLUS Workout fitness functional strength training strength workout Oct 01, 2020

Exactly what is strength training? Strength training is any planned exercise that challenges your muscles by adding load (weight) to your movements.

By challenging your muscular system you slowly and gradually built your lean muscle mass. As an added bonus you also strengthen your ligaments...

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Journey of the Running Shoe injury running Sep 20, 2020

I am always on the hunt for the best running shoe. It’s a little obsession of mine.

Why it matters so much to me is that a few years back I chose a super cushioned running shoe that impacted my foot’s ability to support itself and the arches of my feet began to weaken and fall which...

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Top Six Reasons Why Running Rocks! fitness health running workout Aug 30, 2020

1) Running is Good for Your Heart

Running doesn’t just strengthen your heart muscle, but also improves your entire circulatory system by making the lining of your blood vessels more flexible. When your blood vessels are more flexible the heart doesn’t have to work so hard to pump...

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Living with Irritable Bowel Syndrome health recipes Aug 24, 2020

This isn't something I often advertise to my clients, but I have a condition called IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I was diagnosed in my early 20s and I have lived with it's symptoms for over 25 years. I attribute it to beginning my mission to eat healthy. 

IBS is caused by abnormal...

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The Importance of Exercise Recovery: Step 6 Sleep Hygiene health recovery sleep hygiene stress Aug 16, 2020

Sleep Hygiene: What Is It and Why Do We Need It?

Over the past several weeks I have been exploring methods of recovery. It’s not simply about resting the body after an exercise session, but about intelligently helping the body heal and move to reach healthy balance within the body.

In...

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Chicken Protein Bowl recipes Aug 09, 2020

 

 

Several years ago my husband and I had a quick lunch at Nature's Fare grocery store in Langley. They have a small cafeteria in their store with lots of healthy options available. Being allergic to gluten and dairy is sometimes challenging when eating out, but I can always trust that...

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