How to Use Gratitude to Get Fit… Faster!

Did you gain the covid-10? Or is it the covid-15 or -20? Who wants to exercise or eat right when we have all this other stress hanging over our heads, right?  Before the pandemic, I bet you working out and your food choices were pretty darn good, if you say so yourself, but in the last few months, all that has changed. Now, either the gym isn’t open or you don’t feel safe going back. …

Be Your Own BFF! You’re amazing!

Listen to your inner voice. Are you your own best friend or worst enemy?  Working in the gym I come in contact with a lot of people and most of the time, I can tell if someone is their own best friend or their worst enemy.  Have you ever thought about how we talk to ourselves, and how we can get in our own way when it comes to making changes and improving our lives? …

Everything you want is on the other side of hard work.

We are living in a society of shortcuts, hacks and quick fixes. All I have to do is look at the ads that fill our newsfeeds and commercials on the television, to see that. It appears that everyone is looking for a shortcut in order to be able to have their goals met and it’s no wonder because all we’re seeing is highlight reels of others success. Everyone wants the quick and easy fix, that …

Tips for Entrepreneurs

Being healthy and making healthy choices can help in so many ways beyond your physical appearance. If you are not paying attention to your eating habits and daily exercise you will have to deal with missed time from work due to frequent illness such as colds and flus, lack of energy or concentration, pain from joints and muscles like lower back pain, knee pain, neck pain, etc. and other more severe health concerns including high …

Think prevention instead of medicine

Love Yourself and Think Prevention Instead of Medicine

Here’s a fact to ponder:  “8 in 10 cases of premature heart disease & stroke is preventable through healthy lifestyle behaviours.”  It’s true!  Many of the risk factors for heart disease and stroke are in YOUR control.  You probably know them all but let’s review:   Eat Well Make sure you get enough nutrient-dense foods.  It’s not that hard.  Be sure to include protein throughout the day, every day.  Stock your refrigerator and add vitamin …

Use Your Disappointment

Disappointment can be a gift… Really? I read this great post recently and I thought I would share my spin on it with you. “The Gift of disappointment is to bring us into alignment with reality.” Have you ever thought about disappointment? It sounds like it’s a bad thing, right? What if we were to think of it as a gift instead!   With any expectation, comes the opportunity for disappointment and how you choose …

Putting ‘Personal’ in Personal Training

Everyone has a unique reason for reaching out to a personal trainer. And, in turn, I have a unique and personal approach with each one of my clients. We set customized and achievable goals.   I want to tell you about Hala. I met Hala last year. Her daughters were recently married and her son was attending university.  Her husband had recently had a health scare.   She told me she wanted to lose weight. In …

Tips to believe in

12 Days of Christmas Tips

On the 12th day of Christmas, Coach Lisa gave to me … 12 easy tips to stay healthy … For the singers out there, you probably got caught up in the Christmas carol.  Through Facebook, I have shared 12 tips over the past 12 days to help you stay healthy during the festive season. Let me recap them here … they are not just for Christmas – you can apply them any time of year! …

Why is Sleep so Darn Important Anyway?

The other day I created a post on Facebook asking people to like the comment if they got 8 hours sleep per night or comment if they got anything else. I was not surprised to find out that more than half of the people that commented had less than 8 hours sleep in a night. Those that did have less than 8 hours sleep said that it is something that is ongoing. To me, that’s …

You set your limits. How high are they going to be?

I learned some fabulous things over my holidays and I want to share them with you. The Climb On the last day of my vacation, before I was going to fly home, I climbed a mountain. It was 2300 meters high and it was a ‘scramble’ for about 90% of it. If you’re not familiar with scramble climbing, it means to climb or move quickly using one’s hands and feet, as down a rough incline. …

Body Shaming – Are you sure you aren’t guilty of it?

Do you ever notice how things just kinda show up when you need to read them ( or see them, hear them, whatever)? Today is one of those days and this just happened to show up in my newsfeed: “Sometimes you gotta keep it real. When you grow up, you realize that being an adult means confronting truths that are often unpalatable. For instance: There is no Santa Claus, some people are just poopyheads, and …