Solutions

Look Up or Look Down

Looking up is what happens when you choose to believe you have control over some aspects of your life.  Looking down is what happens when you believe you’re a victim of life and circumstance.  Looking up is a way to survive and thrive through difficult times; it requires courage, optimism, belief, and accountability.  Looking down […]

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The Truth About OrangeTheory Workouts

When people find out I’m a trainer, there’s a moment where I’m tested. It happened recently at a dinner with my girlfriend’s family. The conversation turned to OrangeTheory, the popular bootcamp style of workouts that is a variety of weights and cardio supported by technology.  My girlfriend’s sister, Katie, had been going to a local […]

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Do You Need To Drop $200+ On A Massage Gun? 

If recovery is a big part of the recipe for better fitness and overall wellness, then deep tissue massage has been an age-old secret ingredient for helping muscle pain and sore muscles.  The emergence of foam rollers showed that there was more than one way to improve your soft tissue and bring pain relief.  But, […]

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The Magic Pill Is The Way

For years, I’ve been saying there is no magic pill. But, maybe I was wrong. The magic pill is recognizing the magic pills. And avoiding them. When you see or hear any “expert” claiming to have identified a single problem that will solve all of your issues, that’s when you know the approach is wrong. […]

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Mindfulness & Movement

We started practicing mindfulness with our kids last year when we moved into a 1200sqft condo and no longer had the outdoor space to let them run off steam. We realized after a couple mornings of deep breathing, slow movement and encouraging focus. How much calmer the mornings were. Now we are by no means […]

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Blonde Refresh – With Christine Leblanc

Photography by Meghan Bustard I call her “The Wizard”! Just over a year ago I met Christine Leblanc. After creeping her work on Instagram, I fell in love with the way she orchastrates the use of colour and sees every cut as an opportunity to work the magic of her scissors. I started seeing Christine […]

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A Visual Re-Cap

When I started working with IRIS 2 years ago, I honestly thought the relationship would go as far as finding glasses that fit my face well and supporting a local company. But when I decided to do this re-cap post I realized this relationship became so much more then just learning about how to buy […]

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Healthier Sleep Habits & Stress Management W/PMR

As a trainer, one of the most important, and often most overlooked ways to help a clientimprove their health, fitness performance, and reduce injury, is sleep. Yes, you read thatcorrectly. S-L-E-E-P!Sleep is a key factor for our overall health, especially when it comes to healing, muscle recoveryand the production of healthy hormones to keep us […]

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How Athletes can Protect the Environment Using the Leave No Trace Seven Principles© + Bonus Tips

Trash-littered trails, sunscreen oiled water, and critters hopped up on junk food. These are just a few things that can happen when athletes don’t protect the environment by practicing The Leave No Trace Seven Principles©. Whether you’re training to build bigger glutes or increase running stamina, it’s up to you to protect the environment. This […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Mountain Biking for Beginners

Mountain biking is breathing in the smell of a quiet forest. It’s the tough love of navigating your front wheel over roots and rocks up a steep climb. Mountain biking is the failure to wipe the grin off your face as you fly down a trail. Are you interested yet? Great. Because this is Mountain […]

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