Most popular alcoholic beverage for women? Red wine. Fancy cocktails and white wine come in as a close second. Some argue alcohol is gender specific. Men are drawn towards the bitter bubbles beer provides, while women stick to lighter beverages lower on the calorie scale . Whatever the reason may be, there’s mounting evidence that… Read More.
Have you been thinking about going sugar free? Cutting out refined sugar is one of the best decisions you’ll ever make. That high you get when you initially consume sugar is caused by a sudden release in dopamine making you feel great…but the effects on your body aren’t quite as satisfying. With long term sugar consumption… Read More.
You might think that a Scottish born beer drinker and a Mexican/Canadian Fitnessenthusiast seem like one of the most unlikely ‘healthy partner’ couplings, yet from the very beginning I knew that Gary was The One. We’ve known each other for 7 years, and celebrated our wedding just over three years ago…but when Gary first moved… Read More.
Worried about fitting cardio into your day? I completely understand! Time is such a constraint for so many of us hard working, family oriented individuals and exercise is often the first item to be crossed off the list. Yet no matter how busy we are, I know you understand how truly important fitness is for… Read More.
What size of weights should I use to feel firmer and stronger after 50? How do I know if my weights are heavy enough? Am I pushing myself too hard? Will I feel sore and achy for days and feel like I’ve done more damage than good? Or maybe I’ve not done enough? How do… Read More.
You Have the Power to Reverse Muscle Loss After 50! This was the title of the presentation I gave to over one hundred participants hosted by CARP. I spoke about the benefits of resistance training and then guided a Jane Fonda inspired workout. It was so much fun! I received a lot of feedback from… Read More.
Here we go! You’re Embarking on your fittest and healthiest year! You’ve made the decision that the time to get healthy is now! You’ve chosen your workout, you’re making healthier decisions such as cutting out sugar or watching your portions and you’re ready to get started. This year WILL be different because you’re about to… Read More.
It’s the last day of 2017 and one of the best ways I can help with this brand new health and weight loss year is to give you solutions to some of the biggest obstacles you may face when it comes to getting back on track, or even to follow a first time (at least… Read More.
The holidays are my favourite time of year. I connect with my family, I adore the beautiful decorations and the cozy lights, but with all of the holiday cheer there’s also a lot of hustle and bustle too. Not to mention the abundance of chocolates, decadent holiday treats wine, champagne and alcohol absolutely everywhere makes this… Read More.
For many it begins with menopause. The shift in hormones expands the waistline and for the first time ever, a simple weight loss strategy that consists of fast-paced sweaty exercise and lower calorie meal options no longer works as quickly or as effectively as it did in your thirties. Menopause is definitely a game changer,… Read More.