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My Favourite Travel Workouts! 

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Last week Melanie asked me what type of training she should do while she was on vaca in Mexico. Great question! It’s important to continue your training even while you’re on holidays. Because it’ll help to keep some normalcy to your routine, burn off some of the extra calories that you’re ingesting.  And more importantly, you’ll feel & look better if […]

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A Day in the Life

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Joe and I were gone for the month of Jan.  Ahhh warm Arizona – missing it!  My friend agreed to check on the house, pick up the mail, water the plants, etc. In return, I offered her a free month of training in my on-line gym.  To my surprise, she asked if I’d share my […]

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Avoid Fat Gain over the Holidays

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If you’re concerned about gaining weight this holiday season, there is good reason.  Most of our weight gain occurs during the winter holidays. Take a look at the graph below from the New England Journal of Medicine. The orange line represents weight change in the US (and I don’t think we’re much different in Canada) […]

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Crazy, Effective Workout

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I’m so loving cross-fit!  The intensity is addicting for me.  Mind you on Friday, I was gassed after that workout!  I think that was the hardest I’ve ever worked. Anyway, today I wanted to share one of my favourite workouts.  I was doing this 1-2x a month before cross-fit and I think it’s one of […]

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Shape Your Path

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In the book Switch, Chip and Dan Heath describe our behaviours and habits as being like a person riding an elephant. The rider is the “thinky-brain” of logic and reason. The rider tries to control the elephant, and succeeds… for a while. The elephant — massive, strong, and powerful — is the primal, emotional brain […]