The Benefits of Group Workouts

Ideas and insight on the positive effects of working out together, by AnnaBeth Rouse. Positive reinforcement can work wonders on your will to exercise, so it’s natural that many people seek out a crowd when they want to work out. There’s more to group workouts than just a bunch of smiling faces, though. Whether you’re […]

Get Strong, Tone, and Lean With These Resistance Exercises

Any exercise where you move your body against resistance can be considered resistance or strength (weight) training. You can add resistance to your movement with weight machines at a gym, by using equipment such as hand-held weights, resistance bands, medicine (exercise) balls, cables, and even your own body weight. The great thing about resistance training is you can do it just about ANYWHERE.  When you start a resistance training program, you can expect your body […]

Why You Need a Personal Trainer

There’s a reason why celebrities and other highly successful people use coaches and trainers:  IT WORKS.  And that is why so many people are turning to personal trainers to help them move from mediocre to excellence in their pursuit of health, fitness and weight loss. The reality More than 91% of people who start an […]

You Are What You Eat: You Can’t Out Exercise a Bad Diet

Ever heard someone give himself or herself permission to indulge their sweet tooth just because they just had a great workout?  It’s a common excuse. Many people believe that because they exercise, they’re in the black as far as their calorie input/output.  But in reality, this sort of thinking is a sure road to failure. […]

5 Ways of Getting To The Core of Your Health

How core strength affects your entire body, by Dr. Claudia Machiella. The core of your body is the area around your navel and pelvis. Most people think that the core consists only of the abdominal muscles, however, the core also includes your pelvic muscles, mid and lower back muscles and even your hip muscles. All […]

The Importance of Women Lifting Weights

Many of us enjoy the benefits of weight training for the MANY positive effects it can have on our body and in our lives. However, I see that many women still fear that old, tired myth that it will make them bulky or manly looking, simply because of their lack of understanding. We all have a genetic predisposition to […]

6 Ways to Make Your Cardio Count

Getting FIT is not always about how hard you train, but actually about how smart you train. If you’ve lost motivation, aren’t seeing results, or want to up the sweat factor, I’m sharing six ways to get more out of your cardio sessions. Doing some sort of exercise daily is the best way to keep […]

Exercise or Sleep? What’s More Important?

Quality sleep, regular exercise and eating right help keep our bodies functioning their best. Research shows that regular physical activity is important for quality sleep, and quality sleep is important for physical performance. So, is one more important than the other? Sleep is the foundation for a healthy mind and body. While we sleep, our […]

Get Great Abs Without Doing Crunches

Core strength and core stability lead to great-looking abs and also protect your spine. The terms are often used interchangeably, but there’s a difference between core strength and core stability. Core strength is when you can hold a position 
or posture while resisting fatigue. Core stability is the ability to maintain your balance when movement […]

Increase Your Flexibility This Summer With Core Stretches

Core Stretches should always be an important part of your total fitness plan. Regular stretching after your workout not only helps to prevent muscle stiffness and soreness, but it also relieves stress and tension, increases flexibility, and improves blood circulation. It’s important to always maintain proper form during your stretches, and stretch to the point of mild discomfort but never pain.    Here are […]

4 Simple Stretches for Sexy Legs

Increase flexibility and decrease injury by keeping muscles long and lean. Stretching lengthens muscles, increases flexibility, decreases injury and soreness, and aids in joint range of motion. Stretching your legs and glutes will also help decrease lower back pain. Stretching after your warm up, workout, or a warm shower or bath is best so that […]

HIIT Workout in 7 Minutes

HIIT Workout in 7 Minutes

High-intensity interval training (HIIT) is a great workout for people with little time to spare. It can be done just about anywhere and very little equipment is needed. With a HIIT workout, you get and keep your heart rate up throughout your workout, which will increase your metabolism, burn more fat, build more lean muscle, […]

Exercising When You’re Feeling Sick

Exercising When You’re Feeling Sick

There are some people who will make any excuse to avoid exercise. This article is not for them, rather, it’s for those who like to keep active and moving, even when they are not at their optimum. If you’re feeling under the weather and you still want to be active, you need to check a […]

Why Women Should Lift Heavy Weights

Most women today still believe the myth that they will look like ‘a muscle chick’ if they lift weights heavier then 10lbs. I’m here to tell you that if your goal is fat loss, then you need to ditch the high rep, light-weight workouts. If your goal is to be a lean, mean—fitness machine, you […]

Exercise Routine

The Benefits Of Cardio Workouts

Having a daily exercise routine is very important. There are a number of physiological benefits with exercise. Some examples are improvements in muscular function and strength and improvement in the body’s ability to take in and use oxygen. As one’s ability to transport and use oxygen improves, regular daily activities can be performed with less […]

The Benefits Of Walking: A Healthier You Is Only A Few Steps Away

The benefits of walking are endless. Somewhere, in the design of suburban neighbourhoods, walking has been engineered out of our modern lives. Evening strolls, or a walk to the corner store, have been replaced with hours behind computer screens and taking the car to the big box store.  We no longer have to go out […]

Benefits Of Running

Running Has Many Positive Benefits On The Body

Running is good for you in so many ways. When I think about running I get excited at the idea of my limbs moving, my heart rate climbing and beads of sweat forming on my forehead. Then I imagine that feeling I get after my run is over, where my body feels light and airy […]

Exercising

Here Is What You Need To Know Before Exercising

Exercising on a daily basis is so important. Over the past few years I noticed that I began to put on weight. Whether it was from eating unhealthy or being stressed, the reasoning and contributors were endless. I felt uncomfortable in my body and I needed a change. When summer rolled around and my “summer […]

Benefits of Pilates

The Benefits Of Pilates

What is Pilates? I asked myself this same question not that long ago. I still remember the day when my dance coach told a group of us one important thing: since we are competitive dancers, we need to be strong. This is when she introduced us to Pilates in order to strengthen our inner cores. […]

Fitness Quotes

30 Fitness Quotes That Will Motivate You Today

Fitness quotes will help us get motivated, that’s for sure. We all get stuck in our fitness rut. Some of us stay in it longer than we like to admit. Dreading the fitness life is not new to us, and sometimes we need a little extra kick to get us up and going! My favourite […]

Spinning Spinco

SPINCO Rolling Out A Next Level Spinning Experience

Hot tunes, low lights and luxurious extras take spinning that extra mile By Justine Taylor Lights are low, music is high and the energy is off the charts! Spinning isn’t new in Toronto, but it’s certainly changing. More and more places are offering high intensity, full-body indoor-cycling workouts (arms and core included) with features like […]

How Yoga Can Help Manage Your Weight

Here are some yoga tips that will help keep your weight in check. Most yoga is considered non-aerobic, meaning that it doesn’t raise your heart rate to the level that aerobic exercise does for increased calorie burning. Still, practicing yoga balancing poses in sequence does engage your muscles, tendons, and ligaments and can burn calories, […]

Full Body Workout

The Only 4 Exercises You Really Need For A Full Body Workout

I like these exercises because they are great for a full body workout that can be done anywhere and anytime by using just your own body weight. Four Best Exercises For A Full Body Workout Plank: Tones the abs, chest, forearms, shoulders, and back Starting in a push-up position, keeping your body weight on your […]

Active Outdoors

Benefits Of Working Out In Nature

Summer is here, so get active outdoors. Now that the weather is beautiful and blissful, I hope that you’re finding it easier to get outside and be more active. It’s always a good time to increase your exercise and activity. More physical activity will help your muscles, blood, heart and lungs and pretty much everything […]

Family Fitness

Tips For Family Fitness During Summer

Family fitness should be fun, and a part of your daily routine. It’s about putting phones down, connecting with each other, and recognizing exercise in new places. Kids need physical activity to build strength, coordination, and confidence, and to lay the groundwork for a healthy lifestyle. They’re also gaining more control over how active they are. […]

Collagen Has Many Health Benefits

I Added Collagen To My Routine And This Is What Happened

When I start ranting and raving about bone broth, more often than not, people squinch up their noses and give off some pretty strong verbage, like this: “I’m grossed out!” Vibes. I’m here to change that, simply because the healing benefits of animal ‘remains’ are so powerful, just ask Grandma. She’s been on the bone […]

Exercise Motivation

Exercise Motivation 101: Great Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

There are many excuses one can create to avoid exercise. Telling yourself you are too tired, too busy or just don’t have enough money to frequent the gym can be enough to deplete your motivation. The way you talk to and treat yourself needs to be changed. Making your health a priority is the first […]

Protein Pudding

Chocolate Protein Pudding Recipe- Stock Your Pantry With Protein Power

Nutritional protein powder supplements are great for everyday use, especially in this Chocolate Protein Pudding. Protein supplement powders used to be the exclusive domain of high-level athletes focused on strength training or competitions. A growing consciousness about health and nutrition means options like protein powders, drinks and supplements are becoming more mainstream. These days, they […]

A Quick Stretching Routine to Improve Your Sleep

We all have busy lives and sometimes it’s hard to relax and shut down at the end of the day. Stretching is one way to feel more relaxed and keep your muscles strong and flexible, while helping prevent discomfort and injuries. These simple stretches can be done just about anywhere and will help you get […]

Top 8 Yoga Poses to Practice Everyday

Boost strength, flexibility and energy with this simple series DOWNWARD FACING DOG This pose helps to strengthen the shoulders, arms and legs, lengthens the spine and can help relieve pain in the upper, middle and low back. This gentle inversion, reverses the blood flow in the body, benefiting the circulatory and lymphatic systems. Begin on […]