I signed up for my first marathon 6 months ago, but I never made it to the start line — and that was a really good thing! I was in no shape to do so, mentally or physically. When I reflect on the athlete I am now, versus the “athlete” I was then, I am [...]
Posted on 22. Sep, 2014 by David & Lindsey.
At the start of this past summer, Lindsey proposed that we should “reach out” to “newer and richer” experiences by making adventures out of our summer weekends. The adventures could be big or small and the only criteria was that the activity had to include an element of outdoor travel (near or far), newness, exploration [...]
Wish your stomach was flatter and more toned? Exercise alone will not get you a toned stomach – diet is a huge part of the equation. Here are 5 ways to improve your eating habits that will dramatically flatten your abs. 1 | Enjoy natural sweets Traditional sugar-filled sweets will quickly add up around your waistline. [...]
Posted on 12. Aug, 2014 by Rebecca Grieb.
A few months ago I had the opportunity to try out Evolve Functional Fitness. Our bodies were built to move, no doubt, and Evolve was created to empower and inspire people around the world to feel better through movement. After 2 months of trying out the bodyweight-only exercise programs, I wanted to share what I thought [...]
Posted on 05. Aug, 2014 by Erika Komori.
“You’re so skinny.” These words, meant as a compliment, became the catalyst for a relationship that would later become difficult. I’ve been blessed with good health but, like many others, body image has been an up and down struggle. After losing my extra university pounds after graduation, I’ve kept them off with occasional exercise and [...]
For the majority of time I’ve been a runner, strength training has not even been on my radar. I’d run 3-4 times a week, do a little stretching here and there and maybe pick up some weights once in a while, but never consistently or as part of a routine. During my time off from running [...]
People often say that if we listen closely to our bodies, they will tell us exactly what we need, and more importantly, what we don’t need. This past February, my body decided to turn against me while I was out on a run and I suffered an anaphylaxis allergic reaction. It was the absolute worst [...]
Have you ever admired or been inspired by your partner before? That’s what this post is about: becoming a source of inspiration for each other, and for others, by living authentically. Igniting your relationships through passion. “Knowing and being who you are is sexy” – The Daily Love What? The premise is simple: we enjoy each other [...]
Are you addicted to being busy? Chances are that you, or someone you know, is. A couple of years ago, I attended an event in Waterloo. There were some inspiring talks about activism and charity work, but also one personal account from a “recovering busy-aholic”, Brendan Sheehan. This talk caught my attention, as soon as the [...]
Now is the perfect time to condition your senses and your body for summertime’s high heat and activity levels. Water is trickling from sunkissed snowbanks, the birds are chirping and before long, people of all sorts emerge from their conservative, layered hibernation. Spring is known as ‘shredding season’ to many weathered bodybuilders which can really [...]