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Friday Fitness- Winter’s Not Over Yet


I always know not to get too excited in March. On Wednesday we woke up to shin deep snow and last night it started snowing and I don’t think it’s stopped! THIS is why I need to go on a spring vacation in February, just to help get through this final month or so of winter weather. This has not been…

Guest Post: How to Keep on Track with Your Fitness Goals When Traveling


When you’re working toward a particular fitness goal, creating a routine is a great way to help yourself stay motivated. Implementing a plan and sticking to it will help eliminate distractions and keep you on track. When you travel, it can be very difficult to maintain a routine and even more difficult to ignore all the temptations that come along…

Friday Fitness- My Lovely Lady Hunch


My title just cracks me up! I don’t know what it is about Reading Week, but I love to overdo it during what should be a relaxing break. I took on too much in terms of work, school, and prepping for my student teaching. Basically, ever since last Saturday I have been hunched over a computer from about 8am- 9pm.…

Guest Post: How to Get Your Kids to Run


Running is an activity that humans were born to do. Soon after children master walking, it seems that they go from casually toddling around a room to practically sprinting through it, as though running were their only way of getting from point A to point B. Children are naturally great runners — have you ever watched a child’s form mid-run?!…

Friday Fitness- Sweatin’ at Lunch


This has been a pretty good week! The last couple of weeks I had school and work obligations that kept popping up and I would push back my scheduled workouts only to not do them later. And with this insanely busy couple of weeks I have leading up to my student teaching, I am going to have to be diligent…

Friday Fitness- Damn 30 Minute Cardio Limit


This week was all about physical activity and less about actual workouts. School and life got in the way of HIIT training and running but I fit in a lot of other stuff. Friday- Hot Yoga- Funky Friday On Friday I ended my week with a fun black light yoga session at Hot Yoga Lethbridge! Saturday- Nothing Sunday- Hoodoo climbing…

Friday Fitness- Essential Oils to Help Your Cold or Flu


Happy Friday! Normally, I post first thing in the morning but this has been a week of perpetually being behind. I don’t know why but my mornings are just so rushed lately. I get up at the same time, I guess I’m just dawdling more. Friday- Sunday- Nothing. Oops! Monday- Killer basketball PE class I am LOVING my PE class!…

Friday Fitness Jan.18- Sports and Workout Buddies


I would be more excited about it being Friday if I didn’t have so much to do for school and life this weekend, but happy Friday all the same. It was a good week for me workout wise because of PE class and Heather working out with me! It’s hard for me to have a steady workout buddy these days…

Saucony Triumph ISO3 Shoe Review


You know how you go shoe shopping in a large store like Sport Chek and the shoes are under separate headings like “Running, Cross Training, and Walking”? Well, I can honestly say that the Saucony Triumph ISO3 is the best shoe I have ever worn cross training! I’ve been wearing them since Christmas both on runs and in the gym and this…

Friday Fitness- Jan/Feb Fitness Goals


It’s back! I was debating saying goodbye to Friday Fitness altogether (so many of my favourite blogs dropped it for the new year) but then I was told I had to keep a record of my physical fitness and eating as part of my Physical Education program this year. I figured, easy- I’ll just keep doing my Friday Fitness recaps!…

Link Love: Winter Running Tips


Holy crap is it ever cold! I don’t know about you my fellow Canadians runners, but I am taking it inside on the treadmill until spring I think.  But for those of you who can’t stand the treadmill and are ready to brave the cold, I found a bunch of links that might be helpful. Stay Warm! The Ultimate Guide…

4 Benefits of High Intensity Workouts


I have this great holiday tradition for the past few years where I join my mom at her gym for high impact cardio workouts. Several years ago, my mom got really into the Les Mills classes such as BodyAttack, BodyCombat, Step, and BodyPump. She lost tons of weight (30 pounds or so) and gained tons of energy from these high…

Stay Motivated in Your Workout Routine with These 10 Easy Tips


In the early days of a new workout routine, excitement and motivation are high. As you settle into a routine, however, that motivation often begins to wane. Sometimes, it’s because you’re bored with or don’t enjoy whatever you’re doing. Other times, a lack of noticeable results makes you feel like you’re wasting your time. However, results can take time. You…

2016 Santa Shuffle 5k Recap


Way back in September, a group of overwhelmed and stressed out U of L Education students were sitting around the Curr Lab (The Ed part of the Library) talking about de-stressing techniques. Two of us had run our first half marathons that summer and were talking about needing a race to motivate us to train. Hence, the great idea to…

Great Workouts for the Winter Season- Guest Post


As the weather turns to a wintery cold, it can be hard to convince yourself to get out of the house for a great workout. Luckily, there are workouts that you can do right in the comfort of your own living room. Include simple workouts during your daily routine to help you stay fit all winter long. Shape Your Core…

Friday Fitness- Ice Time


Another belated Friday Fitness recap but better late than never right? My first week of student teaching is officially done and I’m feeling pretty good so far. I have to spend this weekend planning and learning all the electricity lessons because I’ll be teaching science for the next four weeks! In terms of workouts, this week has been more activities…