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#WellnessWednesdays RoundUp: All the episodes of 2016 under one roof!

#WellnessWednesdays RoundUp: All the episodes of 2016 under one roof!

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Episode #1 – Me on the intro to #WellnessWednesdays and why I started the podcast! *** Episode #2 – Jamine Ackert (@capitalyoga) on meditation *** Episode #3 – Luke MacDonald on running and shoes *** Episode #4 – Dr. Lindsay Clement on the… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #15, Kamal Ravikant (@KamalRavikant) on adventures and self love

#WellnessWednesdays episode #15, Kamal Ravikant (@KamalRavikant) on adventures and self love

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Kamal Ravikant on adventures and self love. This was a big deal for me. I read Kamal’s first book ( Love Yourself Like Your Life Depended On It ) a few years ago and it had a profound effect… Read More

Documentary Review: The Big Fat Fix by Dr. Aseem Malhotra & Donal O’Neill

Documentary Review: The Big Fat Fix by Dr. Aseem Malhotra & Donal O’Neill

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I chatted about this documentary recently in my latest #FridayFindings column. I watched it last week and it was very good. It starts off with the two main characters (cardiologist Dr. Aseem Malhotra & movie producer Donal O’Neill) visiting Pioppi,… Read More

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition! New stuff from the world of nutrition and running…

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Another crazy week but it’s been productive. Stay tuned for some amazing episodes of the #WellnessWednesdays podcast! *** See above for a trailer/interview for a cool documentary called The Big Fat Fix. Pretty insightful stuff. And stay tuned for… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #14, Jessie Carson (@livingpractice) on yoga philosophy and writing as therapy

#WellnessWednesdays episode #14, Jessie Carson (@livingpractice) on yoga philosophy and writing as therapy

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This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Jessie Carson (@livingpractice) on yoga philosophy and writing as therapy. I’ve had the pleasure of taking a class with Jessie and she’s a gentle teacher and a gentle soul. Listen to… Read More

Running tourism: The best way to see new cities!

Running tourism: The best way to see new cities!

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I’m just back from a great road trip to Philadelphia with some buddies and as always, I got a nice run in along the waterfront. See above for a nice view from our yacht of a nice bridge… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #13, Rob Hewitt on veganism and finding balance in life

#WellnessWednesdays episode #13, Rob Hewitt on veganism and finding balance in life

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We’re back to spread some wellness for your fall even if winter is now here… This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Rob Hewitt on veganism and finding balance in life. Rob is an old friend (we went… Read More

Experience report: Hiking Red Rock with my favourite brother!

Experience report: Hiking Red Rock with my favourite brother!

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So I spent the weekend in Las Vegas with my favourite (and only) brother for a belated birthday trip. So nice to spend quality time and kick back for a short sejour. The highlight of the trip was… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #12, Dr. Tatyana Lachowich on growing up chiro and her wellness journey

#WellnessWednesdays episode #12, Dr. Tatyana Lachowich on growing up chiro and her wellness journey

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We’re back to spread some wellness for your Fall! And get ready, it’s almost winter… This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Dr. Tatyana Lachowich on chiros and her wellness journey. Dr. Lachowich comes from a family of… Read More

Want to learn to burn fat all day every day? Workshop in #Ottawa on Dec 8

Want to learn to burn fat all day every day? Workshop in #Ottawa on Dec 8

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Want to teach your body to burn fat as its main source of fuel? It can happen as it’s currently happening to me and a few million other lucky humans around the world. We’re going retro, like hundreds… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #11, Ernest Barbaric @ebarbaric on stress and workplace wellness

#WellnessWednesdays episode #11, Ernest Barbaric @ebarbaric on stress and workplace wellness

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We’re back to spread some wellness for your Fall! This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with Ernest Barbaric on stress and workplace wellness. Ernest is a digital marketer by trade but shares some great personal stories on what… Read More

Need to relax? Try square breathing!

Need to relax? Try square breathing!

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If you would have told me a few years back that conscious breathing would have made a difference in my life, I would have laughed out loud. A few times. I remember going to a yoga class more… Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #10, my mother Gisele Collard on aging gracefully and the outdoors

#WellnessWednesdays episode #10, my mother Gisele Collard on aging gracefully and the outdoors

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After a slight hiccup, we’re back to spread some wellness for your Fall! This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with a very special person, my mother Gisele about fitness as you get older, and the outdoors. Gisele was a… Read More

Adventure review: @MEC_Ottawa Half Marathon in Gatineau Park

Adventure review: @MEC_Ottawa Half Marathon in Gatineau Park

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So I got nudged (or conned depends how you look at it) by my buddy Dion (again) to do another low-key MEC event. Let’s just say when my alarm went off on Sunday morning at 6:30 and it… Read More

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition! New stuff from the world of fitness and nutrition…

#FridayFindings Saturday Edition! New stuff from the world of fitness and nutrition…

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Hey there again, a bit of a crazy week so this week’s #FridayFindings post is on Saturday. Better late than never, right? Gotta roll with the punches… Sugar or fat? What’s worse for you? The answer is getting more and… Read More

V-Log: My experience with (intermittent) fasting

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In a rare video blog post, I talk about my experience with intermittent fasting. How it affected my brain,my routine and my workouts. It’s been quite the revelation for me, with more energy, clearer thought process and some weight loss…. Read More

#WellnessWednesdays episode #9, Jen Higgins from @NXLFitness on health strategy and workouts

#WellnessWednesdays episode #9, Jen Higgins from @NXLFitness on health strategy and workouts

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After a healthy break for the summer, we’re back to spread some wellness for your Fall! This week on #WellnessWednesdays, we chat with personal trainer Jen Higgins on fitness, nutrition and workouts. Jen is a personal trainer, bodybuilding enthusiast and a… Read More

Are you willing to change your mind?

Are you willing to change your mind?

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I remember graduating from uni and back then I thought I knew everything. Oh boy has life changed my attitude on that… Recently I’ve been updating my nutrition library and realizing most of what we were taught about nutrition has… Read More

#FridayFindings: Some new and old info from the world of fat!

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If you’ve been reading my blog, you know I’ve been obsessed wih fat recently, but not for the reasons you think. I’m solidly (and slowly but surely) becoming a fat burning machine. I’m all about using fat as a… Read More

Race Recap: 2016 Edition of the @Raid_Gaspesie

Race Recap: 2016 Edition of the @Raid_Gaspesie

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So I’d classify my experience at the 2016 Edition of the Raid International de la Gaspesie as a small success. If you look at the results  (our team name is 2 paires de freres), you’ll see we did better than last year, especially… Read More

Next adventure: @Raid_Gaspesie 300k 4-day adventure race

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So I got suckered again to take part in the upcoming Raid de la Gaspésie by my brother. Or maybe I’m just a sucker for punishment? It’s funny, I was mentioning the race to a friend who quipped… Read More

Introducing (for Canada at least) @VICE_GOLF, a new (and cool) player in an old industry!

Introducing (for Canada at least) @VICE_GOLF, a new (and cool) player in an old industry!

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I’m not sure how this brand got into my life to be honest. I can almost guarantee it was through the web and/or social media though. After the brand caught my eye (looking good Vice!), I started doing… Read More

Experience Report: @MEC_Ottawa Summer Century Ride 2016

Experience Report: @MEC_Ottawa Summer Century Ride 2016

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Another weekend, another fat fasted session. And it was probably the last substantial “training” session for the upcoming Raid de la Gaspésie. Now I’m kinda looking forward to it and kinda scared still… It turned out to be… Read More

New local event: Amphibious (SwimRun) Challenge on September 24!

New local event: Amphibious (SwimRun) Challenge on September 24!

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I know most of you love adventure, especially of the outdoors variety. Well old friend and adventure superstar Simon Donato is bringing a new event to the area: the Amphibious Challenge. It’s born out of his desire to help bring the… Read More

V-log: Relax your ankes when you run!

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Here is my latest v-log where I talk about why you should relax your ankles when you run. It had been a while since I did a video blog so why not? Now look at the ankles of the… Read More