Want A Strong Core? Get Aligned.

Alignment is pretty damn important for all of us. Especially so, if you have chronic aches and pains, if you’ve had a pregnancy, are pregnant, have a child, and/or are carrying, lifting, or nursing said child. Want to say sayonara to your lower back and neck pain? Want to heal your Diastasis Recti? Want a…

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Wordless Wednesday: A Look Into My Life Lately.

Wordless Wednesday is back in 2014! This is the first edition since my move to Calgary, and a whole bunch of new stuff has been going on in my world. I’ve wrapped up the move and what’s been happening in my life lately: 1. Moving. Sucked big time. Obvs, I had a box just for…

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When Can I Plank, Crunch, and V-sit Again Postpartum?

This is a frequent conversation with my pre and postnatal gals. They know that crunching, planking, jackknifing and the like are not effective core training exercises to be doing early on postpartum (or for some, maybe ever…). They know these exercises are not ‘healing-promoting’ for a Diastasis Rectus Abdominis (DRA), the connective tissue of the…

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Healthy Eating On The Cheap(er).

Organic. Grass-fed. Local. Sprouted. Farms. Clean fifteen. Sustainable. Whole. Raw. Unprocessed. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could eat in a way that jives with these words all the time? A diet fully and wholly of the best quality foods we could get our hands on. For health and for taste. I’m not here to…

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The New Body Movement.

The New Body Movement. Spoiler alert: this has nothing to do with exercise, or working out, or the next best thing in the fitness industry.  Really, it has very little to do with moving your body at all. Thigh gaps. Bikini bridges. Fat shaming. “What’s your excuse?”, and the like. Ladies, let’s go! (…terrible timing…

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You, A Band, A Butt-Kickin’.

What’s a girl to do when she’s just moved cities, doesn’t yet belong to a gym, doesn’t want to pay a small fortune in drop-in prices, and quite frankly, just doesn’t want to leave the house to get her workout on? Well, I’ll tell ya. At-home workouts. Also known as, ‘where the people across the…

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Client Spotlight Story: Janna Yopyk

 Client Spotlight Story: Janna Yopyk [I’ve been working with Janna for the last year, through pregnancy and now postpartum. It’s pretty much the coolest to watch all the developments through pregnancy and then have your client come back to the gym as a new mama, and to experience all the change that comes with that.…

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Workin’ 9-5: What’s a Girl to Eat?

[My sister, Nicki (read about her here), has completely revolutionized her life over the last few years, in large part due to slowly changing her eating and body moving habits. Food does not control her life, food fits her life. She works at an office full-time and therefore, eats most of her meals while at…

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The No Bulge, No Bloat Way To Holiday (Or Anytime) Eating

Let’s face it, throughout the holiday season there are way more opportunities to eat unlike how you would normally eat. Does that mean to have to go all out buffet style at every social gathering? Eat until you feel sick? Feel bloated and uncomfortable after your meals out? Absolutely, 100% not. You can eat exactly…

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DIY: Au Natural Moisturizer

With winter upon us here in the great white north, this can only mean one thing…the season of combatting dry skin is here to stay for awhile (a seriously long while if you’re in Alberta). Luckily, I have a great homemade skin care recipe to pass on that might just save your skin! All natural…

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