The History of Indoor Running?!

2021-04-27

Jeopardy Question of the Day:  “I’ll take History for 900, Alex…” Invented in England by William Cubitt as a prison rehabilitation device meant to cause suffering, this piece of equipment was soon being used in 109 of 200 jails in England, Wales and Scotland and was considered an excruciatingly boring and physically exhausting torture device.  …

How this pandemic may be impacting your brain

There is so much we cannot predict or control.  This can create chronic anxiety and stress.  It certainly impacts our mood, energy and overall heath.  And may even affect the tissue in our brains. Shy of one year into the pandemic people are feeling defeated, foggy, tired and overwhelmed.  As troubling is the accompanying lack …

Running Mechanics 101

Runners, runners, runners…  they are everywhere!  I myself took the winter off running and am now finding myself pounding the gravel every other day.  Ouf.  Running is an incredible activity.  Great stimulation for the heart, lungs and the muscles…  it’s a great excuse to get outside…  and all you need to do it pop on …

In Honour of World Health – A wider perspective on fitness:

Gaining Inches Lots of trainers are fabulous at helping people lose inches.  Which is exciting.  But it’s far from this only thing to get excited about.  We get crazy for helping people gain inches.  Not in their biceps, or shoulders or thighs.  In their movement. Great mobility is incredible.  It can be life altering.  We …

Just Breathe

It’s so difficult not to feel stressed.  There is so much uncertainty.  So much we cannot control. But you can control your breathing.  Try to take a moment today, slow down a little, relax a little, take in all the little things in your life that make you smile.  Be grateful, gracious and breathe. How …

Health Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

2021-04-01

  There are many health benefits to working outside.  Here are just a few reasons why:    A 15 to 30 minute workout in the sunshine also provides your daily dose of vitamin D. Take advantage of the spring sunshine and get in your daily requirements.   Get a better workout in less time. Studies …

Get Fit and Ring in Spring with Some Fun Outdoor Workouts

INTRODUCING THE BOOT CAMP WORKOUT This workout is as simple as you can get.  Boot camp workouts are all the rage these days, and for good reason – they can be done outside or inside, require little or no equipment, and make you strong. And you can’t beat that! Let’s get started Rest for about …

Spring vegetable and quinoa stew

Who says that stews are just for winter!! Well, this vegetarian recipe using quinoa and spring vegetables will convince you otherwise. It’s a perfect light, quick and easy midweek meal. Ingredients: 4 shallots, finely sliced 250g baby carrots, halved lengthways 2 celery sticks, finely chopped 2 leeks, sliced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tbsp white …

Let’s Get You Excited for Spring!

Spring Tabouli Salad Here’s a simple, yet tasty recipe for Quinoa Asparagus Salad (aka Spring Tabouli) tossed with English peas,  fresh dill, parsley, toasted almonds in a lemony dressing topped with optional avocado, goat or feta cheese. Yummy!! A healthy, flavorful salad that can be made ahead and is perfect for special gatherings or midweek …

It’s not a weakness. It’s an opportunity.

We all have things we’d like to improve.  Areas of our lives, ourselves our bodies that we want to be different. How we look at these things, and therefore ourselves is important.  We can use a lens that shows weakness, imbalance, frailty or flaws.  Or we can use a lens that highlights interesting challenges and …