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Don’t Hibernate… 3 Cold-Weather Tips So You Can Bundle Up And Go!

2014-11-10

Okay, there’s no denying it. It’s cold. And with another polar vortex expected to hit this week (really, weather? Really?!), going outside is starting to look less and less appealing. And while the weather experts are saying it won’t be as bad as last year, you know what they say: once frozen, twice shy. But just because …

3 Fall Veggies to Eat for Better Health

2014-10-24

Gone are the days of tomatoes, zucchini, and local strawberries. Instead, the farmer’s markets are filling up with hearty fall fare: cabbages, winter squash, and leafy greens. The colours are deeper, the cook times longer. And the nutritional benefits of these autumnal veggies can’t be beat. Winter Squash When the air starts getting chilly, who …

No More Excuses!

2014-09-23

We’ve all been there. The week comes and go, and we still haven’t been to the gym. Next week, we all think, next week I’ll go twice … at least. And a week later we find ourselves back in the same position, making promises we know we won’t keep.  But it doesn’t have to be …

It’s A Polar Vortex… Time To Get In Shape For Winter Sports!

2014-01-27

Winter sports season is in full swing, which means it’s time to lace up those skates, skis,snowshoes, and snowboards and get out there to make the most of it. Maybe you have a family trip planned, or a romantic getaway to the chalet, or maybe you just want to beat the winter blues with some adrenaline. Either …

Winter Workouts, Part 2: In The Club!

2013-12-08

This is Part 2 of a series of posts about exercising in winter – even though it’s tempting to go into hibernation mode, it’s important to keep fit through the cold months!  Winter is in full swing, which means that if you exercise outside, you’re probably considering ways to bring your routine indoors. If so, …

Taking Care of your Pregnant and Post-Natal Body

2013-10-23

Plenty of women decide to take their physical fitness and health more seriously after having a child. It makes sense: new moms have a different set of responsibilities than they used to, and they also have an even deeper need for personal time away from kids, spouses, and well-meaning (but occasionally annoying) in-laws and hangers-on. …

Meet Mariam Fasiullah, WFCC Bayview’s Trainer of the Month for October!

2013-10-03

Meet this month’s fabulous Trainer of the Month at WFCC Bayview: Mariam Fasiullah! Mariam combines personal training experience and certification with a BSN in Nursing. For her, as a trainer, her most important goal is to help you to make exercise a part of your lifestyle. Initial goals may be weight loss, toning, or recovering …

Get A Leg Up on Cold and Flu Season!

2013-09-19

Autumn has well and truly arrived, which means a few things: kids are back in school, skimpy Halloween costumes are back, you will have to contend with Thanksgiving dinner, and it’s the start of cold and flu season. With all those elements in play, how do you stay healthy? First, cold and flu season is …

Be Your Own Best Fitness Friend, Not Your Own Worst Enemy!

2013-09-11

Author Steve Young once said: “The principle is competing against yourself. It’s about self-improvement, about being better than you were the day before.” This attitude is helpful in all aspects of life (which might be why it’s Day 7 in the “30 Days of GOOD” challenge), and it’s especially helpful at the gym. It’s why …

Banish Workout Boredom With WFCC!

2013-08-16

“If you’re bored, then you’re boring.” Did anyone else hear that little truism from their grandparents, growing up? These days, it’s easy to see that our elders weren’t criticizing us for not being adventurous or charming enough, but for not getting ourselves out of our own personal ruts. And that wisdom — that it’s your …