Negative Self-Talk- Four tips to Turn it Around

Running Negative selftalkA few weeks ago I participated in the BMO Vancouver Marathon.  This was my 5th half marathon, third BMO race, and first postnatal half. In typical BMO style the race was top notch. From package pick up and organization, to the crowd and finish line party.  The difference this  year was my attitude.

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Happy Mother’s Day!

Mother's Day- About the kids tooFor the last six years I have enjoyed the privilege of having someone else’s children in my home for part of Mother’s day. It is not until last year that I was able to celebrate this day with my own child.  Holidays, including Mother’s Day,  are important to me.   I try to foster this attitude in my children.

Over the years I have reminded them of holidays.  Encouraging them to make cards, work on crafts, or taking them out to purchase a little something for their Mother.  It never occurred to me that I wouldn’t help my stepchildren with gifts for their Mothers on holidays.  Why wouldn’t I? She is the reason I am blessed.

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Indoor Cycling- Importance of a Good Playlist

Importance of a good playlistI’ve been an Indoor cycling instructor for over ten years,  during this time I’ve learned quite a few things about teaching group fitness.  I have had success and a few failures, all of which have helped me to become a better, more confident instructor.

As an instructor it’s important to choose music you love that gets you “pumped.” The more I “feel” the music, the more it comes out in my voice, energy and instruction- and the more it gets everyone else energized and excited.   With that being said its equally important to know your audience, what gets me pumped might not work for my class so its important to meet them on common ground.  Read on for some of my insights into teaching and one of my classes favorite playlists.

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Healthy Easter tips for Gym Bunnies and Fitness Peeps

This holiday you will most likely be faced with holiday treats, get together with family and friends and you may even be planningHealthy Easter Tips a getaway if you are lucky enough to enjoy a four day weekend.  Here are some simple Easter tips to stay on track with your fitness goals.

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TRX Part 2: True Conditioning- Class Reviews

True ConditioningIn the previous article (Part 1), we reviewed what TRX is, who should do it, and five reasons you should try it.

In (Part 2) we are going to review five classes at True Conditioning a TRX qualified group fitness, and personal training studio in Richmond, B.C. 

From my first visit to True Conditioning, I knew I had found something special. This isn’t just a gym or workout studio this is a community of like minded individuals setting goals and crushing them. The vibe of the studio including the upbeat yellow walls, “Sweat Once a Day” decal and the posted goals, create a space where the positive energy is palpable.

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