CRACKING THE TRUTH ABOUT EGGS!

In honour of the upcoming Easter festivities, this week’s product of the month is all about eggs. This versatile food can be eaten at breakfast, lunch or dinner or even as a snack. Try it scrambled, fried, poached, soft-boiled, hard-boiled, in a salad or a sandwich, devilled eggs, egg muffins, eggs Benedict, quiche and…the list goes on! It is a great protein addition to any meal and also a good source of healthy omega 3 fats – particularly the free range variety. It’s probably the most cost-efficient item you will find in your local grocery store that provides an abundance … Continue reading CRACKING THE TRUTH ABOUT EGGS!

12 TACTICS FOR KEEPING YOUR NEW YEAR’S HEALTH & FITNESS RESOLUTIONS

Are New Year’s Resolutions worth making anymore? Perhaps not according to a 2007 University of Bristol study by psychologist, professor and author Richard Wiseman. He found that a full 88% of the 3,000 study subjects failed to keep their resolutions. This, despite that at the beginning of the study 52% of the participants said they were confident of success. Only about one in ten people! It’s no wonder that some people say emphatically that making New Year’s Resolutions is a waste of time. But don’t throw in the towel just yet. Because any time you commit to making improvements in … Continue reading 12 TACTICS FOR KEEPING YOUR NEW YEAR’S HEALTH & FITNESS RESOLUTIONS

FOAM ROLLING LEGS!

Foam Rolling is an AMAZING additional to every workout routine. By using a foam roller to roll out trigger point and lengthen fascia you are able to effectively provide your muscles with Self Myofascial Release which will help relieve pain and prevent injury. You can use foam rolling techniques before your workouts as part of your warm up in order to lengthen tight areas and prep your muscles. It can also be used during your workouts to balance our tight or weaker areas and post workout to stretch and speed up your recovery time. If you aren’t in the gym you can still benefit from … Continue reading FOAM ROLLING LEGS!

“WHAT’S ON MY AGENDA THIS WEEKEND?” EPISODE #1B W/ CHRISTINE LINE

Hello All! As promised here is the follow up race day video with a quick recap of the day as well as my “take aways” from the experience! I hope you will think about how you can apply the take away principles to any challenges or obstacles you face – in your workouts or in life! This applies across the board! Until next time… If you are facing a challenge and need that shift in perspective and assistance in ” breaking things down” so they become achievable give us a shout or email us for a consultation. We are here to support … Continue reading “WHAT’S ON MY AGENDA THIS WEEKEND?” EPISODE #1B W/ CHRISTINE LINE

WHAT’S ON MY AGENDA THIS WEEKEND? EPISODE #1 W/ CHRISTINE LINE

So I have been wanting to start a blog series where I can connect with my clients (that’s you!) and share a bit about what’s happening in my world. Many of you are always asking me GREAT questions about how I practice what I preach and if I have tips for working through different challenges. So… here we go! I know it makes you feel great to know even your trainers are REAL people who experience the SAME challenges as you. The thing to focus on is MINDSET! Check out the first episode as I share “What’s on my agenda … Continue reading WHAT’S ON MY AGENDA THIS WEEKEND? EPISODE #1 W/ CHRISTINE LINE

THE INS AND OUTS OF MINIMALIST SHOES

There is much talk these days about the use of minimalist shoes. Should we use them? Should we not? The idea behind the minimalist shoe (MS) stems from the thought that barefoot is best for our feet. When a baby is born, their developing foot is given all it needs to develop and grow into a stable, flexible base of support for our body. If this baby foot was allowed to grow and develop barefoot on its own, adapting to the terrain of its environment, learning how to navigate rocks, hills and bumps, ideally it should adapt and grow to … Continue reading THE INS AND OUTS OF MINIMALIST SHOES

RECIPE OF THE MONTH: BACON & EGG STUFFED TOMATOES

Tomatoes are finally in season! Get your hands on some bright red, juicy and delicious Ontario grown variety. FRESH IS BEST! Try this recipe for breakfast, lunch or dinner. A great alternative to a sandwich…alternatively you can stuff peppers too, another fresh, in season option. Bacon & Egg Stuffed Tomatoes 2 large tomatoes, heirloom 4 hard boiled eggs, mashed with fork 1/2 cup celery, diced 2 tbsp mayonnaise  3 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 tsp paprika  Sea Salt & Pepper to taste Directions: Wash tomatoes thoroughly. Cut tops from tomatoes; scoop out pulp … Continue reading RECIPE OF THE MONTH: BACON & EGG STUFFED TOMATOES

HELP! I’M A SUGAR ADDICT!

To most people sugar can be very much like a drug. We crave it. We experience a crash from it (often around 3pm in the afternoon!) and we even have horrible withdrawal symptoms like moodiness, headaches, fatigue when we can’t get our hands on it. But, did you know that often these symptoms arise from little critters inside of you called “candida”, who feed off of sugar? Candida is a type of yeast that is naturally occurring on and in the human body. In particular, the species “candida albicans” live in your gastrointestinal tract and help to maintain a healthy, balanced flora. However, it is … Continue reading HELP! I’M A SUGAR ADDICT!

RECIPE OF THE MONTH: STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP!

Nothing beats this perfect summer desert filled with those freshly picked strawberries and rhubarb from the garden! You can pick and freeze your own rhubarb and strawberries, frozen works as well as fresh 3 cups of rhubarb, diced 3 cups strawberries, diced zest from one orange 2 tbsp honey 1 teaspoon lemon juice 2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder Directions: Dice up the rhubarb and strawberries. Put them in a large mixing bowl with the rest of the ingredients and mix well. For the topping part: 1/4 cup pistachio nuts, chopped 1/4 cup macadamia nuts, chopped 3/4 cups almond flour 2 Tablespoons … Continue reading RECIPE OF THE MONTH: STRAWBERRY RHUBARB CRISP!

REDUCE MENTAL OVERLOAD : MAKE A CHOICE TO “BE PRESENT”

We live in a world of information overload. Every minute we are bombarded with pressures to answer and email, watch an ad, listen to music/people or engage in some kind of activity. With cell phones permanently attached to us we have become accessible 24/7. This can be great in case of emergencies but this also puts our bodies in a constant state of “emergency” or heightened alert – which is detrimental to our long term health. Another thing that it does is it sucks the life and steals the JOY from the activity we are actually doing because we are … Continue reading REDUCE MENTAL OVERLOAD : MAKE A CHOICE TO “BE PRESENT”