Top 5 Non-Health-Products That Improved My Health

We’re constantly bombarded with products that claim to improve our health, wellness, fitness, and quality of life.  It can be overwhelming, confusing, and expensive.  Here are the Top 5 Non-Health-Products that I bought recently that made a big impact on my health.  They might not be an obvious fit into the “health & wellness” category … Continued

Kacey’s Dark Chocolate & Peanut-Butter Protein Cups!

Here’s the recipe for my Dark Chocolate & Peanut-Butter Protein Cups.  I got a bee in my bonnet last week about trying to recreate a Reese’s peanut butter cup (which I loved having as a kid) so I started mixing up healthy & yummy ingredients in my kitchen to see if I could come up … Continued

Osteoporosis Awareness

November is Osteoporosis Awareness month, so it’s a good time to take a few minutes to review the facts, then make positive changes to reduce your risk. An estimated 1.5 Million Canadians have been diagnosed with Osteoporosis.  At least 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 5 men will suffer from an osteoporotic fracture in … Continued

Join us for our Breakfast Challenge!

I was coaching my small group fitness class today and we started talking about making diet changes now that summer (aka “BBQs-cocktails-ice cream-season”) is coming to an end. My advice? Start simple. Tackle one thing at a time. So, we’re starting with the first meal of the day! Care to join us? Your mission, should … Continued

Hemp for Your Heart !

You may have seen it in your grocery store, and wondered “Hemp Hearts? Is this a new fad?  Why should I try it?”  I asked myself these questions, and went home to find some answers… The hemp plant has many uses from fabrics, fuel, and food items.  You can find products like hemp oil, hearts, … Continued

The REAL secret to losing weight and keeping it off for good!

How many of you are reading this because of the title? The big secret is – drumroll –  there isn’t a secret!  Just a lot of hard, sweaty, uncomfortable, inconvenient, work on your part combined with careful eating and changing bad habits, for a long, long time. Like, forever long.  Are you disappointed?  Gonna stop … Continued

A calorie is a calorie……..

Having worked as a personal trainer for the last 8+ years, I’ve heard the following statement too many times to count: “I don’t understand why I can’t lose weight, I eat so well! Everything I eat is organic”. Or, “I’m vegan/vegetarian so it just doesn’t make sense that I’m still too heavy”. To clear up the … Continued

Eggs… Whites or Yolks ?

You may have heard about eggs bad reputation, and that they should be avoided because of their high cholesterol levels.  Does this hold up?  How many eggs can you consume without worrying? The most recent research on eggs tells us that we should reconsider an egg-less diet.  Eggs are an excellent source of high quality … Continued

Keep it Real…

When searching for guidance on nutrition and diets, there is an abundance of information touting the newest scientific findings on food combinations, products, or complicated plans, that will ‘revolutionize’ the way you eat, jumpstart your diet, and give you quick results.  The sheer variety of often contradictory advice, may in the end leave you confused … Continued

Veggies, Veggies, Veggies & Fruit!

I am lucky to be working with a fantastic group of clients, who are working hard at becoming fit and trim in anticipation of a big celebration…  Brigitte and Glen are getting married in July!  The family (Brigitte, her Mom Helen, sisters Fredella and Silka, and fiancée Glen) train together, and are working towards getting … Continued