Category: Fun & Fitness

5 Tips for Reducing Post-Workout Soreness

In the realm of exercise, it is totally normal to experience some muscle soreness post-workout, especially if you are new to gym-ing or aren’t as regimented as you’d like to be. That said, feeling achy after exercising can quickly become a dissuading factor from working out the next time, so here are five tips for reducing muscle tightness and […]

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The 20-Minute Fitness Plan

Most of us don’t exercise enough but the good news is that experts agree you only need 20 minutes each day to achieve long-term fitness success. According to the Canadian Health Measures Survey, only 20 per cent of Canadians are getting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week. Doing so […]

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Three Exercises That Work Your Core and Come With an Added Bonus

Doing crunches and planks will work your core – not exactly an earth shattering statement. What many people don’t realize is that there are other exercises that work your core muscles and may even be more effective at working your abs.  With a strong stable core, your everyday movements are made a lot easier. Kim […]

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Wellness in the Workplace

Wellness in the workplace is becoming a really hot topic. Wellness expert, Jordan Cieciwa, shares some great tips for keeping yourself well and healthy in the workplace. We want to take this battle to the workplace because work is where we are the most. One thing to first acknowledge is that models on magazine covers are not ideal pictures of health. […]

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7 Easy Deskercises You Can Do At Work

When you’re working eight hours a day, five days a week, who has time to go to the gym? Lucky for you nine to fivers, deskercise is an easy and convenient way to get your blood pumping right at your office chair. Why you should deskercise: to decrease stress to combat 9:00-5:00 boredom to help […]

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Fitness Videos We Love

Fitness is a nasty word for many people. We all want to be healthy and in good shape – but getting started is overwhelming. For many women especially, the idea of joining a gym and working out in front of strangers who will see how out of shape you are is intimidating and keeps them […]

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Smart Snacking: Before & After a Workout

When you start working out, there is a lot to learn. How far can you push yourself, how much can you handle, etc. One aspect that a lot of people fail to consider is workout food. What you eat before and after a workout can play a part in how effective your workout plan will […]

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9 Self Defense Moves Every Woman Should Know

Being able to defend yourself in a dangerous situation will give you added confidence and these simply tips can give you the edge you need when dealing with an attacker! 1) Go for the throat if you can: It’s a sensitive area, so hit it as hard as you can. If you don’t have a […]

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Self-Defense: An Interview with Chris Friesen

Have you ever wondered what you would do if you were attacked or your purse was grabbed? I don’t know if I would scream, if I would run, or if I would turn into the Hulk and just start a beat down on somebody. But today we have a special guest expert with us. We […]

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Hotel Room Hacks to Stay Fit While Traveling

The allure of takeout, room service and calorie-packed meals are temptations you can’t always avoid while traveling. Plus, demanding travel schedules, on top of hard-to-find fitness amenities, can make it difficult to exercise, but don’t fret. The travel experts at Quality Inn hotels want to help you maintain your healthy lifestyle and are sharing some […]

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Boost Your Metabolism with 4 Simple Exercises

Are you looking to lose a little bit of weight, or boost up your metabolism? Devon from Fitness Zone shares four simple exercises you can do at the gym to keep in shape. (Catch this segment on TV on August 29th for a full demonstration of each technique.) Rowing Machine: This is a really good […]

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Tips for a Successful Family Fishing Trip

A family fishing trip is a great way to connect and bond with the family.  Here are a few tips to make sure your trip is memorable – in a good way! 1. Decide where your are going:  One of the first steps in planning a successful fishing trip is to decide where you are […]

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Healthy Snack Tips with Tami Tyson

Makeover your menu with these healthy snack ideas from Tami Tyson and Barb!  

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The One Minute Booty Challenge

 

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Fitness on a Budget

Affordable ways to get in shape when you can’t afford a gym membership! The No-Excuse Workout You can work up to the list. It doesn’t have to start off so heavy right away. Start by researching each move to ensure you are using the correct technique for the best results. 50 crunches 40 jumping jacks […]

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Bonus: Cuban Routine with Harold & Regan

 

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Learn to Dance Salsa : Basic Steps for Beginners

 

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Is Walking Enough?

Question: I enjoy walking outdoors and walk 4-5 days per week. I feel this is a good workout for me, but do I need to be doing more? Answer: A good fitness program should include a balance of cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training. That being said, if walking is what you are enjoying right now, […]

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How to Get Your Beach Body Back

Warmer temperatures tell us that swimsuit season is just around the corner. Maybe you meant to start shaping up back in January, but it didn’t happen. So now you’re wondering how to get speedy results. Luke Corey, a registered dietitian and host of the popular boot camp Achieving Your Summer Body, says, “The good news […]

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How to stick to your fitness goals

You can reach your health resolution goals if you have your eyes wide open, and arm yourself with some key pieces of knowledge. From Chris Laperle, GoodLife Fitness’personal training regional manager with Alberta GoodLife Fitness, here are some proven tips to help you get there: • Seek small victories: Break your goal down into small […]

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