Fitness

Listen to your heart! How HR training can help…

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This is not a blog post about the touchy-feely party of ChiRunning. Rather, it’s about listening to your body in training and letting it help guide your training volume and intensity. I just thought it was a very… Read More

Get out there and enjoy your Family Day; Do it for the kids!

Get out there and enjoy your Family Day; Do it for the kids!

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For those who don’t get today as a holiday, my apologies. Thanks to a recent government decision, some workers get to enjoy “Family Day” but it doesn’t apply to all of us. Regardless, this can still apply when… Read More

Happy Valentine’s Day to me?

Happy Valentine’s Day to me?

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As a lifelong bachelor, V-Day doesn’t carry much weight for me. And I’m pretty sure my Mom is tired of hearing from me on this date every year anyway… Whether you have a special someone to celebrate or… Read More

Findings from the running, fitness and posture worlds…

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Here are some more great links to keep you up-to-date and to keep you informed. And now if you watched the video above you probably know more about the gluteus medius than you ever cared to know! ***… Read More

RoundUp from the #hftott TweetUp: 5 books to make 2014 the best one yet!

RoundUp from the #hftott TweetUp: 5 books to make 2014 the best one yet!

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As always, good times at another installment of the Health & Fitness TweetUp. It was even more rewarding since it was freezing outside and the auditorium was nice and toasty! I chatted about five books that have made… Read More

5 Somewhat Gross Benefits of Exercise…

5 Somewhat Gross Benefits of Exercise…

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So you’re starting to exercise regularly and you notice a few things changing with your body. Most things are good but some things are kinda weird to some folks. Those are the things I will be talking about… Read More

I’m taking my Running the Yoga Way workshop for a road trip to Montréal!

I’m taking my Running the Yoga Way workshop for a road trip to Montréal!

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Who doesn’t love a good road trip? It’s always fun to come up with a new idea, especially one that actually turns into something. This where my Running the Yoga Way workshop has been a lot of fun,… Read More

Latest findings from the running, fitness & nutrition worlds…

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If one of your resolutions is to get more flexible, you could do worse then using the routine above. It’s just more than 30 minutes and it really hits the hip area, which is very tight on most… Read More

Musings from the fitness, running and nutrition worlds…

Musings from the fitness, running and nutrition worlds…

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We can’t deny that winter is here for most parts of North America now, with temperatures dropping and some white stuff coming down. If you’re not too happy about that, here are 19 natural mood boosters from the good folks at MindBodyGreen…. Read More

Musings from the world of running and fitness

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First of all, thank you to Tammy and the good folks at for hosting me last weekend at GO! Fitness  in Lunenburg. Great audience and great questions. She also did a great job of chopping an hour session into seven… Read More

Musings from MindBodyGreen and a challenge!

Musings from MindBodyGreen and a challenge!

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Are you seeing the days get shorter and want to hibernate all day? You’re not alone! If you’re like me you’re probably finding it a bit harder to get your workouts and activities in as it’s dark when… Read More

My love for water…

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I don’t know exactly what it is with water but I love it. I definitely pick up what Brad Paisley is laying down (see video)! Maybe we’re attracted because water makes up almost 60% of the body? I… Read More

Musings from the worlds of golf, running and sleep science!

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Hey folks, here is another installment of my musings, a compilation of some cool stuff I find in my travel online and off. First of all is the video above. Sorry about the sound, I wish it was… Read More

Introducing the Ottawa Wellness Hub aka ottawawellnesshub.ca

Introducing the Ottawa Wellness Hub aka ottawawellnesshub.ca

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This day has been long in the making; It’s my utmost pleasure to unveil my latest endeavour, the Ottawa Wellness Hub ! This is a collaboration with my co-founder Tania Fréchette and some of Ottawa’s top health & wellness practitioners. We’ve checked… Read More

My favourite workout partner? YouTube!

My favourite workout partner? YouTube!

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As I talked about yesterday, having a tablet and some space is the only requirement these days for good workouts. Most of these workouts don’t even need equipment except maybe for a yoga mat. Here are some of my favourites… Read More

Going short in a long world…

Going short in a long world…

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What’s with our obsession of going long all the time? Is a marathon really better than a 5k? I know a marathon is on the bucket list of most runners but why keep running marathons just to finish them?… Read More

Announcing the next Health & Fitness TweetUp (#hftott) on workplace wellness

Announcing the next Health & Fitness TweetUp (#hftott) on workplace wellness

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Get ready, here comes another installment of the popular Health & Fitness TweetUp. This one about is workplace wellness is presented by Ottawa Wellness Hub. The guest speaker is none other than Tania Fréchette, co-founder of OttawaWellnessHub.ca and… Read More

Book review: You: The Owner’s Manual by Dr. Michael Roizen & Dr. Mehmet Oz

Book review: You: The Owner’s Manual by Dr. Michael Roizen & Dr. Mehmet Oz

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I picked up this audiobook at the library, as per usual. It sounded interesting and I love learning new things. And it’s from TV’s Dr. Oz and you know how much of a TV groupie I am so… Read More

Guest blog: Sex and Exercise – they do go together by @OPHsexhealth

Guest blog: Sex and Exercise – they do go together by @OPHsexhealth

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Running……. cycling……..swimming………having sex? Not your typical workout but one that should be at the top of your list! Many people are striving to find that perfect balance between physical and mental health, but how does sexual health factor… Read More

Beckhard’s model for change, as it relates to fitness

Beckhard’s model for change, as it relates to fitness

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What does D x V x F > R and why should you care if you’re trying to get fitter or become a better runner? First of all, I love it when my different worlds collide. I first… Read More

More musings from the world of running!

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I hope you enjoyed the video. It’s old but I had a request for it this week so why not? I had a great first brick workout of the season last night (don’t laugh) on a beautiful summer… Read More

Some tips to stay cool in this heat!

Some tips to stay cool in this heat!

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We’re getting some pretty awesome weather in Ottawa (or should I say Hottawa) these days. But with the warmer weather comes a myriad of excuses not to train or get out there. Sweating is very good for you… Read More

Some more musings and ramblings from the worlds of fitness, running and triathlon!

Some more musings and ramblings from the worlds of fitness, running and triathlon!

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Another week is almost done and I have some more cool stuff to share from the worlds of fitness, triathlon and of course, running! First up are some pro tips from our friend Simon Donato, ultramarathon and long-distance… Read More

Musings from the running and fitness worlds…

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I’ve got an influx of cool articles and websites to share this week. First and foremost is the video above. Pretty cool advice from what research is telling us about attitude, body language and results. I used it… Read More

Getting more out of food…

Getting more out of food…

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Here’s a great new site I stumbled onto:  nutritiondata.self.com.  It has a lot of information about foods, from calories to inflammation factor to glycemic load. It really helps you find out about the impact of the foods you’re ingesting…. Read More