Category: Wellness

2021 Challenge: Top 5 habits challenge of 2021


Let’s try something different. Let’s focus on changing our ‘mind and thought’ habits. Only when we change the way we think will we change the way we feel and then ‘do!’ Speak not anything negative. Try “complaint fasting” for one day. Then try it for 3 days, then a week. Then into months……! Remember, transformation …

Try taking a ‘coffee nap’. No, really.


Yes, you read this correctly. It might seem counterintuitive to drink coffee before taking a nap, but some research shows this habit might be a good way to boost energy levels. Drinking coffee before sleeping for a short period of time (15- 20 minutes) is thought to boost energy levels because of its effect on …

Your best YOU is waiting!


It’s been a crazy year and some of us are thinking, ‘Thank Goodness that’s over!’. But nonetheless, it’s still an appropriate time to use the end of the year as a time to reflect on the year that has passed as well as goals for the new year. Inevitably, questions start to pop up like: …

Stay Hydrated! Easy Ways To Drink More Water


Before you read this, stop and grab yourself a glass of water! Water is life. In fact, a healthy adult human body contains up to 60% water —that’s over two-thirds of our bodies! Staying properly hydrated is key to many basic bodily functions such as transporting nutrients throughout your system, keeping digestion regular, regulating body temperature, …

Yoga For Better Digestion

Yoga For Better Digestion

Whether you’re looking to calm your mind and body, boost energy, or get, ahem, moving with your gut health, there’s probably a yoga practice to help you get on track! In our “Yoga For…” series, we’ll be exploring the countless ways that yoga has the potential to improve your life, on and off of the mat. …

Holly Raeside’s Fitness Journey


Feeling good is at the heart of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for 28-year-old Holly Raeside, who first joined Womens Fitness Pickering at the age of 14. In her time at WFCC, Holly has uncovered everything from a passion for spin to meaningful connections with her fellow gym buddies and personal trainer, Amreen from We had the …

Tracy Augot’s Fitness Journey

Tracy's Fitness Journey

Between her contagious passion for weight training, openness about health issues, and motivational Instagram posts, Tracy Augot, a longtime member at Womens Fitness Pickering, is an undeniable powerhouse paving the way in inspiring other women to live their best, healthiest life. We had the pleasure of sitting down with her to learn more about her …

De-stress With This Biohacking Breathing Exercise

Stress-Relieving Breathwork with Barbie

Let’s be real: sometimes life can feel like a never-ending to-do list. Checking off those day-to-day tasks can be stressful! It’s easy to get caught up in the demands of life and let self care fall to the wayside.  During times of stress, often without consciously realizing it, you may start to physically manifest your …

6 Mental Health Benefits You Didn’t Know You Were Getting From Your Workouts


There’s nothing like a sweet, sweet sweat session. While the physical gains of exercise are well-documented and often rightly praised in our culture (hello, ever-coveted ripped abs and the ability to lift everyday items with ease), not nearly as much is said about the mental health benefits it can have on us. And really, there …