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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 October 20, 2014 at 3:06 pm / in HOTEL

Dealing with Summer’s End

Eight Great Ways to Deal With the End of Summer: Waaaaaah! Summer’s over! Quit yer whining, kid. There’s loads to do in Niagara during the fall. 1. Get your bike out and hit some of the spectacular cycling trails. Bring the kiddies too! The Welland Canal trail runs for miles and miles and every inch of it is tucked safely [...]

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by / on September 23, 2014 at 10:27 am / in INSPIRE

Guatemala: Naked & Afraid

Lights and camera aside, this could make for a great reality TV moment. I only wish I was making this up… It had been a typical afternoon in el Tizate Guatemala with the building team. Finished up the painting project in town of Parromos, took a break for lunch with a host family and then back up to the construction [...]

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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 August 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm / in HOTEL, INSPIRE

Niagara the Fruitiful

  Gluttony. It’s one of the seven deadly sins – yes? If that’s so, then I’m destined to fry in the proverbial fiery furnace, all thanks to fruit season in Niagara. From the first strawberries in the spring to the last pears and apples of the fall, I gorge daily and unashamedly. Yes, I’m a fruit pig – the lady [...]

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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 July 7, 2014 at 3:34 pm / in WEDDING

Wedding WOWment

At White Oaks we like to find ways to go the extra mile, or as we like to call it create a WOW moment for our guests. A WOW moment is simply something we do to make your time at White Oaks just a little more unforgettable. Just this past month we had an awesome WOW moment take place that [...]

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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 June 12, 2014 at 11:26 am / in INSPIRE

To Build a House

In two weeks I will be packing my bags and taking off to Guatemala and I need to be honest with you…I have no idea what I am doing. I am going into this next adventure with a blindfold on. When a good friend of mine asked me if I wanted to travel with her and her family to Guatemala [...]

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by / on May 27, 2014 at 11:40 am / in DINING

Photoblog: Summer Foodie Surprises

Niagara foodies always delight in the usual change over to summer seasonal menus with fresh produce and bright coloured martinis but this summer the name of the game is adventure. Executive Chef at LIV Restaurant Michael Price, has infused his new summer menu tastes with carefully crafted surprises. The wildberry quinoa salad pops with an ice wine shooter, the grill [...]

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