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by / on May 3, 2012 at 11:12 am / in FITNESS CLUB

Rock Your World with the “ViPR”



What is the ViPR? Well, if you have ever had the pleasure of packing up and moving yourself then you will kind of know what the ViPR would feel like! The last thing you want to pick up are the carpets that you have rolled up and taped – you lean them up against the wall and two people are [...]

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by / on April 29, 2012 at 7:06 pm / in DINING

Don’t Fear the Tofu

People are often afraid of what they don’t understand. Even if that something happens to be an unassuming jello-like substance consumed by millions of people all over the world. Tofu is clearly the Rodney Dangerfield of the food world…but what exactly is it, and why doesn’t it get any respect? Much of the confusion lies in the fact that tofu [...]

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by / on April 25, 2012 at 10:29 am / in HOTEL

Try Mindful Walking

“Look at that blue jay!” my father would say, slowing the family the car to a near standstill on the 401. “That’s the male. They’re the most beautiful, you know.” While he may not have won any awards for great driving habits and was probably the cause for my mother’s high blood pressure, my father never missed anything interesting the [...]

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by / on April 19, 2012 at 5:11 pm / in WEDDING

Pin Your Wedding

For months, I thought I had a hidden gem from which I stole all of my great ideas. Outfits, party planning tips, hair styles, recipes …everything!  People would compliment me on my choices but I would not reveal where I found them. Well, it looks like the jig is up! I have been seeing my “secret” site popping up in [...]

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by / on April 12, 2012 at 4:21 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

This is Xterra

On October 23rd, 2011, I packed up my bike and flew to Hawaii to compete in my first Xterra World Championship.  An Xterra event consists of a 1.5 km ocean swim, a 30 km mountain bike and a 10 km trail run.  It was the final race of my season, and a race that would challenge every ounce of endurance, [...]

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by / on April 7, 2012 at 9:00 am / in INSPIRE

Wings of Change

A wise person once said to me (of course they were quoting some previous wise-guy) that the only thing that we can be certain of in life is change. Don’t think about it too hard, because 1. it will hurt your brain, and 2. it’s going to happen any way. So I was thinking, why not harness the power, and [...]

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by / on April 5, 2012 at 9:00 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Avoiding Fitness Burnout

Our blogger Darius Szpilewski has embarked on a journey to interview professionals within our midsts whose personal success has inspired him in his own life.  In his series “Getting Real About Getting Fit”  Darius hopes to debunk the myths and misinformation that exists out in the media about living a healthy lifestyle.  Let’s all take some clues from the success [...]

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by / on April 1, 2012 at 4:57 pm / in HOTEL

No Flight Fright

Even in the digital age trip planning can be a stressful ordeal. Whether it’s a month long trek through Europe, or a weekend getaway to NYC, the last thing anyone needs to worry about is taking a bank account hit because the airline you booked with has gone bankrupt. With shrinking profit margins and an ultra competitive market, airline service [...]

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by / on March 29, 2012 at 9:26 am / in FITNESS CLUB

Fitness for Beginners

Our blogger Darius Szpilewski has embarked on a journey to interview professionals within our midsts whose personal success has inspired him in his own life.  In his series “Getting Real About Getting Fit”  Darius hopes to debunk the myths and misinformation that exists out in the media about living a healthy lifestyle.  Let’s all take some clues from the success [...]

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by / on March 23, 2012 at 7:00 pm / in CONFERENCE

Work is Play

I’m often seen around White Oaks dressed in my yoga pants and trainers, but on the “other” side of the sliding door that connects The “Club” to the conference centre engaging in various forms of “PLAY” with the conference guests. As the Recreational Director and manager of the Learning Institute at White Oaks, people often ask me “what is it [...]

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