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Back to Bikram Hot Yoga

It’s been almost a year and a half since I’ve done Bikrams Yoga and I finally went back last weekend. The last couple classes I had back at the end of 2012 weren’t great and on top of that, Bikrams is expensive! If you know me, I’m super cheap when it comes

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One Tip For a Successful Gym Session

Always go to the gym with a plan. You won’t waste time. You will be less intimidated. You will make the most out of your workouts if planned properly. You save yourself from standing around awkwardly. When you write down your workouts, you will also be keeping a journal to

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Knowing When To Slow Down

Exercise does amazing things for your mind, body and soul but it’s important to know when to slow down. We all love high intensity workouts and breaking a sweat because it makes us feel good and it burns fat but there is a fine line between training like a beast and

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Incorporate Stretching Into Your Routine

You should be treating your body like a temple and one way to do it is to take care of it and let it recover properly… …whether it be eating healthy foods, getting enough sleep or to incorporate stretching into your routine. A problem I have is not having enough

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Freezing Winter Rides: Awesome Time to Cycle

Vancouver was hitting record lows all of last week and it was the coldest weather we’ve had in a while. Nothing crazy as the rest of Canada is experiencing, but anytime it drops below 0, we all literally think we are going to freeze to death. BUT it was some

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My Recent “Bike Diet”

This week, I got on my bike for the first time since the end of November. Cycling is awesome for your mind, body and soul but I went on a “bike diet” only because I knew I was going to do it for at least 9 months out of the

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How Often Should You Workout?

I workout 4-6 times a week, depending on how I feel and I like to take at least one day off where I do absolutely nothing. Non-fitness people are shocked to hear how much I workout but workout frequency doesn’t really mean anything. It’s all about the quality of your

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When I Started Working Out…

When I started working out… I lifted baby weights and never significantly increased it. I did too much cardio. I was more scrawny than lean. I use to be an Elliptical queen. I never went to the gym with a plan. I use to go during off hours because I

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Fitness Goal Ideas

To get toned? To lose weight? To gain muscle? To get into shape? To be healthier? Sound familiar? Resolutions you make every year but can never seem to commit to? Try these smarter fitness goal ideas instead: Go to the gym at least 3x/week. Lift weights at least 3x/week. Take at

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Randoms… Mainly About Cardio

I haven’t been writing much because I’m always working. There always seems to be work to get done but I appreciate it because I had 3 weeks of NO freelance work a couple of months ago (first time ever) and I didn’t know what to do with myself. I love

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How to Dress For Winter Cycling

I love cycling in the cold but the secret is to dress for it so you don’t cry with misery during your ride. Once you got that down, you’ll get to enjoy the other benefits such as not sweating and no tanlines— how great is that? Dressing for cold-weather cycling can

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My Thoughts On Crossfit

Last week, I was reading this article on Huffington Post about one of Crossfit’s dirty secrets: rhabdomyolysis — when muscle fiber breaks down and is released into the bloodstream, poisoning the kidneys. Note that Rhabdomyolysis is not exclusive to Crossfit, as it is seen in triatheletes, marathon runners and even football players.

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