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Exercise & Essential Oils: Why you need them!

Today's guest blog post comes from a good friend of mine Barney Kuntze. He's a serious essential oil user and will share with you how he uses them to energize, and optimize his workouts, as well as how to use them for recovery.  Feeling slouchy and like you want to skip your workout altogether? There's apparently [...]

Why I Gave Up Coffee for Matcha Tea

I have a confession to make: For many years I have been a complete lover and addict of coffee. Love the smell, taste, and the energy boost I get from it! I’ve been drinking coffee since high school, with my palate becoming more refined over the years and graduating to only good quality french press [...]

A drop of this can boost your immune system, energy and so much more!

Several years ago, I was lucky enough to be introduced to essential oils by a friend of mine.   I must admit, at first, I just didn't believe the hype. Despite his constant talk and praise of essential oils, I was skeptical that they could be used for anything other than aromatherapy.   But one [...]

A Healthy Halloween + Recipe!

Halloween is just around the corner. I hope that you’re all stocked up with you favourite candies! Wait what! Just kidding!   I have a love-hate relationship with Halloween. I love seeing all the cute little kids dressed up, but hate the junk associated with it. Personally, if I had it my way, I would [...]

Is eating too little stalling your goals?

You may be very surprised when I tell you that one of the biggest issues I see with how most people eat, is that they don’t eat enough!   Yup! Sounds weird right? It is especially weird, considering that there are so many people out there trying to lose weight, get healthier, or gain muscle. [...]

Defy Gravity with this Booty Workout Series – Part 3

Ok, it’s time to workout! In Part 1 of this series I talked about glute anatomy and why having shapely butt is not just about aesthetics, and then in Part 2 about the fundamental movements and stretches to improve range of motion and reduce the incidence of injury.   Now, it’s time to get your [...]

Abi’s Story! Our September 6 Week Challenge Winner!

I love sharing success stories, especially on Thanksgiving Monday! Abi Duff is the winner of our September 6 Week Challenge! The numbers are quite secondary to the fact that Abi is stronger, healthier and happier after 6 Weeks of our program, which involved revamping her diet and staying accountable. In six weeks she lost 8.5pounds, [...]

PROTEIN CHOCOLATE CHIA SEED PUDDING

Who wants chocolate pudding?!  I do! This recipe is loaded with awesome ingredients! Chia seeds are high in fiber, so they are great for digestion.  They are also a great source of calcium, manganese, protein and plant-based omega-3 fatty acids. Coconut Milk is a great source of healthy saturated fats, which is necessary for hormone [...]

5 Great Exercises for Shoulder Mobility

Tight shoulders can make it really hard for a person to do many exercises effectively, such as raising their arms overhead.  Because a lack of shoulder flexibility goes hand in hand with tightness in the thoracic spine, as well as pec and lat tightness, the following stretches will address several of those areas. Making shoulder [...]