Post Tagged with: "featured"

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 [...]

Read more ›
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 [...]

Read more ›
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, [...]

Read more ›
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 [...]

Read more ›
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 [...]

Read more ›
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 [...]

Read more ›
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 [...]

Read more ›
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 [...]

Read more ›
by / on March 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Family Exercise (Fun’ercise)

Not only is it hard to get oneself into an exercise routine, it’s even harder to get your whole family to do so. My wife and three children and I are at completely different stages of growth and development. We all have different fitness needs and different schedules(school/work/etc). I’ve tried various ways over the years to work out as a family [...]

Read more ›
by / on March 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm / in HOTEL

Backyard Tourist Fun

Play tourist in your own backyard! So…the kids are antsy and your fuse is getting shorter.  The whines in your worlds don’t go with cheese! They’re booooored. What is there to doooooooo? Plenty. Tell those little ingrates to be happy they’re living in one of the great vacation capitals of the world – and then prove that statement right by [...]

Read more ›