Category: Nutrition

Your New On-The-Go Snack Staple: Nut-Free Energy Balls

Nut-Free Energy Balls
2019-10-03

Nothing is worse than being hit with an unexpected hunger pang while you’re on the go. Those are the moments we often find ourselves speeding into fast food drive thrus or in line at the nearest coffee shop for a sugary or starchy quick fix, only to crash again and repeat the cycle soon after. …

Get Your Veggies In With This Cauliflower Pizza Crust Recipe

2019-07-28

Pizza or maintaining goals used to be the question. Turns out, pizza doesn’t have to be filed under “junk food” anymore.  We have a solution that strikes the perfect balance to satisfy pizza cravings but still stick to your goals. Meet cauliflower pizza crust!  Fitting pizza into your healthy lifestyle can be as easy as …

The Perfect Post-Workout Healthy Taco Recipe

2019-07-02

At WFCC, we’re all about kicking our healthy habits up a notch to help our members become their best selves. These healthy habits include not only working out, but also being mindful of the food we’re putting into our bodies. After all, food is fuel! Healthy eating should feel good. Think satisfied, not deprived! With …

Sweet Potato Chili

Sweet Potato Chili
2019-02-13

Total Time: Prep: 10 min. • On the table: 30 min • 6 servings Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp minced garlic 2 fresh hot peppers, seeded and minced 2 cups diced onion 1 tsp chili powder 1 red pepper, seeded and chopped 4 cups cubed sweet potatoes (about 2 sweet potatoes) 1 28-oz …

White Bean Chicken Chili

White Bean Chicken Chili

Total Time: Prep: 25 min. • Cook: 3 hours • 6 servings Ingredients 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided 1 medium onion, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground …

The Importance of Hydration While You Workout

2018-01-10

Whether you come into our health club in Burlington to exercise for recreation or you’re a serious athlete, it’s important to stay hydrated. The old adage of “8 glasses a day” is a good start, but it may not be enough if you’re exercising. Hydration means ensuring you drink the right amount of water for …

The Do’s and Don’ts of Weight Training at Pickering Gym

2017-07-20

There’s an overwhelming amount of information out there on weight training. At Womens Fitness Clubs of Canada in Pickering, we want to save you time sifting through the media and cutting through the hype. Weight training doesn’t have to be overly complicated. Following a few principles (or avoiding a few harmful practices) will help you …

Nutrition and Exercise: Building Blocks for Good Health

2016-03-25

Nutrition and Exercise: Building Blocks for Good Health Health and wellness take commitment. And a plan. Nothing complicated, just a dedicated plan for good nutrition and regular exercise. Few things affect our health as much as the food we consume each day. Food fuels our bodies, provides necessary nutrients, satisfies our hunger and pleases our …

The Healthy Way To Snack

2016-02-18

Learn about Healthy Snacks at Womens Fitness Clubs of Canada We’re not must a gym. Womens Fitness Clubs of Canada is your health and wellness resource, with a team of certified nutritionists dedicated to helping you reach your goals. Whether you’re seeking a weight loss solution or want to improve your health with more nutritious …

Vegetarian, Vegan or “Flexitarian”?

2014-06-09

As spring melts into summer and a wider variety of fresh produce arrives in grocery stores and farmer’s markets all over Ontario, it’s tempting to add more fruits and vegetables to your regular diet. But have you ever considered going fully vegetarian or vegan? If so, you’re not alone. Interest in vegan diets is on …