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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Running After Pregnancy: Is It Too Soon?

This is a frequent conversation with my pre and postnatal gals. Question: When can I start running again? Answer: Probably (read: definitely) not after your 6-week check-up when your doctor “clears” you for all exercise. (Side note, but docs, can you please use different wording with your postnatal clients when it comes to this? Running…

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Tomato, Basil, Coconut Milk Soup (GF/DF/V)

Ok, but seriously. How did I not know homemade soup was this easy to make?! It is, guys. Soup season is here! This is warm, creamy and would probably go reallllly nicely with a grilled cheese sandy? 😉 Plus, if you’re looking to avoid some common allergens, this is free of gluten and dairy, and…

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Patience Is a Virtue…Or Something Like That.

Patience. Is this a word you’d use to describe yourself? An attribute you possess? Are you comfortable in circumstances that require you to wait for what you want/need? It’s not something we’re practicing all that often in this world of immediate gratification, is it? If our smartphone takes more than 5 seconds to bring up…

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10 Nutrition Lifehacks To Simplify Your Relationship With Food

Feeding and fuelling ourselves is meant to be easy and enjoyable. It shouldn’t be an impossible task that makes you feel frustrated trying to make nutritious choices. I posted this on Facebook last week: “If you’re on a new nutrition or exercise program, the best thing you can do is TRUST the process. All the…

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4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate “Fudge” (Gluten/Dairy Free)

Sweet treat recipe today for you. Really tasty, extra easy to make (and eat). You might even have all these ingredients in your pantry right now. Prep time = 5 minutes Freeze time = 15 minutes Total time to treat time = 20 minutes Ingredients:  – 1 cup natural peanut butter – 1/2 cup –…

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