FITNESS CLUB

by / on November 18, 2014 at 5:44 pm / in FITNESS CLUB, INSPIRE

Holly Jolly November

There I was…on November 13, innocently reaching for a jar of Ovaltine on the supermarket shelf when it hit me. I was singing “Holly Jolly Christmas.” Why? Because the Sobey’s in-store music system was pumping that peppy little holiday tune directly into my brain. Did I mention it was November 13?! Believe me when I tell you that I’m a [...]

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by / on October 31, 2014 at 11:14 am / in FITNESS CLUB, INSPIRE

Yoga Go Girl

I remember feeling somewhat awe-struck when a friend of mine posted this picture on my Facebook wall a little over a year ago. Granted, when she posted it, it was accompanied by a sassy comment about the pants having silicone grip to prevent me from falling on my face. While I was indeed intrigued by the grippy tights (she knows [...]

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by / on September 8, 2014 at 9:12 am / in FITNESS CLUB

Cardio + Tennis = Perfect Match

    Since I am currently the newbie in the White Oaks tennis department at the Club, I decided to attend a regular fitness department staff meeting to introduce myself and to get to know our trainers. As I was chatting with Gillian Johnson, the Club’s Director of Human Performance, we immediately saw an opportunity to join forces. Wouldn’t it [...]

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by / on July 25, 2014 at 4:05 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Caffeine Boost

As I sit here, contemplating a morning jog and sipping on my second coffee, I can`t help but think about the caffeine debate. Is caffeine beneficial to your morning workout, or is it not? We all know the wonderful benefits of caffeine (the most important being that it decreases fatigue and increases mental alertness).Did you also know that a cup [...]

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by / on June 23, 2014 at 9:50 am / in FITNESS CLUB

Eating Clean Sabotage

You have made the commitment to Eat Clean and now you have to negotiate with your spouse to stop eating out of bags and boxes. Sound familiar?  Do you frequently throw up your hands in horror when you hear “Let’s have pizza for dinner?” It’s hard enough to keep your will power strong, but now you have to battle the [...]

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by / on November 4, 2013 at 11:47 am / in FITNESS CLUB

Path to Peace:Live in the Present

What does it mean to be present? Being present is simply being, or existing, in this very moment. Living in the moment will create a life that is filled with calmness and peace; we all want a life filled with peace, but in today’s day and age, life can become swamped. Trying to balance work life and being a parent, [...]

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by / on October 7, 2013 at 10:55 am / in FITNESS CLUB

College Fitness

Starting out at college is a time of excitement, anticipation, and oftentimes, extreme nervousness. One of the biggest sources of anxiety for students is unrelated to academics…a large percentage of students greatly fear the famous and dreaded freshman 15. The truth is, this isn’t an irrational fear: Most college students will gain between 15 and 25 pounds by the end [...]

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by / on September 9, 2013 at 10:23 am / in FITNESS CLUB

You Are Your Thoughts

The simple reality is that our language and thoughts offer a framework for meaning. Think on this powerful idea for a second: your words and thoughts determine your reality. If you call an obstacle a “problem” or “a mess,” you will create a different emotional state within you than if you call the issue “an opportunity” or “a challenge that [...]

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by / on May 30, 2013 at 8:53 am / in DINING, FITNESS CLUB

Superfoods – Down the Rabbit Hole

A few things you should know about me right off the bat, I’m an avid yogi and ultimate pizza lover. Doesn’t matter what time of day, hot or cold, if there is pizza anywhere in the vicinity, I will eat it. Saying that “out loud” seems somewhat contradictory…daily power vinyasa followed by (delicious) cheesy, greasy pizza. But hey, I like [...]

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by / on April 23, 2013 at 3:22 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Mind-Full-Ness

The other day, I did a yoga class with a new instructor who was very keen on mindfulness. Very, very keen. So keen, in fact, that he had us spend what felt like an hour standing and thinking about how our toes felt pressing into our mats, how our fingertips felt brushing against our yoga pants, how our hair felt [...]

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