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 [...]

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 [...]

Load up on antioxidants with this simple summer soup!

What do you do, with too many tomatoes and cucumbers from your summer harvest?   Ok, so many of you don’t have a vegetable garden like I do, but you can still make this awesome recipe. If you’ve never had gazpacho, it’s worth trying! It’s delicious and this is an incredibly easy recipe. So what’s so [...]

ARE YOU READY? THIS COULD BE YOU! OUR AUGUST 6 WEEK CHALLENGE WINNER!

Nothing makes what I do as rewarding as seeing people make positive changes in their life. It is seriously inspirational when you see someone down on themselves - but ready to make a change –commit, stick to a plan, and then kick butt! Saying that you want something is easy, but putting it into action [...]

Defy Gravity with this Booty Workout Series – Part 2

In the last post, we went over some glute anatomy. So, today we’ll cover two essential basic exercises  you need to improve on before you can begin a more intense glute workout program with weights and loads of variations. I’ll also give you some great stretches and myofascial release techniques you can implement to loosen [...]