Category: Fitness

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Spring 2020 Update

Spring 2020 Update "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." -  Alan Watts   Hope everyone is staying well.  With this new, temporary way of life, we thought we'd share a few updates and some of our favourite things to do while physical distancing.Unfortunately, we have had to postpone a few retreats until it's safe to travel…

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Bodyweight HIIT Workout

Bodyweight HIIT Workout Looking for a high-intensity, bodyweight workout that you can do at home?  Give the following HIIT workout a try which was created by our co-founder and personal trainer, Lisa Gordon.  All you need is a yoga mat (if you are doing it in bare feet on a slippery surface like a wood floor), towel (or socks), water and your favourite workout music.  Click here to link to…

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Staying Well While Social Distancing

Staying Well While Social Distancing It's a very uncertain and unsettling time for everyone, and it's hard to believe that the entire world is facing some level of isolation right now. While we all distance ourselves from society it is more important then ever that we look after our mental and physical well-being. Below we have listed some recommendations for staying well during social distancing. Keep Moving -  Just because our…

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Wellness Trends in 2020

 Wellness Trends in 2020 The health and wellness industry gained momentum at a rapid pace over the past decade and we don't expect the growth to slow down over the coming decade.  Below are our top 5 predictions for the biggest wellness trends in 2020. 5. Fitness Wearables  With Apple's continued focus on improving the Apple Watch and Google's acquisition of Fitbit we can expect to see huge advances in…

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Yoga Class Types

Yoga Class Types For anyone new to yoga, the different types of yoga classes available may be confusing.  Below are some of the most common types of classes offered.  Please note that the following descriptions are a general guideline as the intensity and style of a class can vary depending on the studio, gym or instructor.   Hatha Today, Hatha usually describes a slower moving practice where poses are held for…

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Stretching Fundamentals: Dynamic vs Static Stretching

Stretching Fundamentals: Dynamic vs Static Stretching There is a myth that more stretching is always better. While stretching is an important component of any exercise program, the timing and type of stretches also needs to be considered. The key to an effective workout is knowing when and how to include static vs dynamic stretching. Warm-up Stretching cold muscles is counter-productive and static stretching before exercise may actually decrease power and…

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Training for a Half Marathon

Training for a Half Marathon I have run a few marathons in my life, but have realized that the half marathon is my favourite distance.  Training for a half doesn’t overtake your life, the longest run is no more than two hours and you don’t have to make significant changes to your diet if you already eat healthy.  It also doesn’t feel as hard on your body or leave you…

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The Global Wellness Industry

The Global Wellness Industry I recently completed my training to become a Certified SELECT Wellness Specialist – Travel Advisor and found global wellness trends fascinating.  Today, people are constantly talking about how the global wellness industry, and specifically wellness tourism, is booming, but what does this really mean? The Global Wellness Institute ("GWI") released its Global Wellness Report at the end of 2018 and have highlighted some of the key…

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Entertain Clients with Wellness

Entertain Clients with Wellness Traditionally, client entertainment has involved going out for large meals, consuming alcohol and staying out late.  While this is enjoyable from time to time, it can leave you feeling exhausted and a little stretched in the waistline when done too often. Having worked in the finance industry for many years, both my business partner and myself experienced first-hand, the physical effects of this style of client…

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Workplace Wellness

Workplace Wellness Although the wellness industry has been growing rapidly for many years, it has only recently started to transform the corporate world. Corporations are still trying to figure out the best way to embrace this trend and some industries seem to be better at it than others. Several trends are emerging from revamped offices to active client meetings and corporate wellness retreats. A number of corporations are choosing to bring…