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The history of the Burpee: Why we love to hate them #BuckFurpees

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Have you heard of the Burpee? If ‘yes’ then you know all too well the term “BuckFurpees” isn’t just a funny T-shirt slogan but rather a term of endearment for one of most loved-to-be-hated exercises known to all of humanity. For fitness enthusiasts, the funny name refers to a far from funny exercise. The Burpee is considered brutal by most, but effective by ... Read More »

5 Summer Activities to Keep the Family Fabulously Fit

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The days are longer, the sun is shinning and the kids are out of school for summer vacation. It’s time for some family fun in the summer sun, and because the best activities are those that help you get in shape without even noticing, I compiled this short list of 5 summer activities you can do outdoors while enjoying your family’s company ... Read More »

Raising the Barre: The #PropelFit Challenge Continues

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“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself” – however, when Franklin D. Roosevelt uttered these historical words, I don’t think he was envisioning a Barre Fitness class full of woman… Nope. That one was all on me… and so it was… As a Propel Ambassador, I was challenged to “get outside of my comfort zone and face ... Read More »

Leveraging Technology to get you healthy, fit and fabulous

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It’s 5 months into 2014, do you know where YOUR resolutions are? If it’s like the majority of North American’s, it’s been filed away like this year’s tax return already… Let me ask you a question – do you have any favorite apps or devices you use to help you track and manage your health and well-being? I’ll let you know a ... Read More »

My 5 Most Asked Questions as a Personal Trainer

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I don’t have time. I don’t know what to do or how to do it and I don’t have any motivation to exercise. Let’s face it. These are the 3 most quoted excuses (bad habits in disguise) we tell ourselves when we ponder our state of inactivity. We in essence grant ourselves permission to stay unfit, unhealthy and demotivated. My 5 Most Asked ... Read More »

Sunday Funday WOD: The #PropelFit “Dirty 30” Chipper

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In January, I announced my excitement to be included as 1 of 5 Propel Brand Ambassadors. Propel, for those of you who don’t know, is the Workout Water for people who are passionate about fitness to ensure they can hydrate pre/post and during every workout (it comes in 3 forms: Propel Water, Propel Powder and Propel Liquid Water Enhancer). Propel ... Read More »

You like Chicken? Get in on the Great Canadian #ChickenChallenge

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Okay Chicken fans, who said this memorable quote, “A chicken, a chicken! My kingdom for a chicken!” Yes, you got me, it wasn’t King Richard III, but if he knew how to use the Chicken Recipe Finder, he’d definitely have forgotten all about his horse and got down to some good eating. Shakespeare references aside, over the last few months ... Read More »

Top 10 Training Tips to make you one Tough Mudder

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Tough Mudder events are hardcore 10-12 mile (18-20 km) obstacle course challenges designed to test your all-around strength, stamina, mental grit and camaraderie. With the most innovative obstacles and over one million participants globally to date, Tough Mudder is the premier obstacle course series in the world. As per the Tough Mudder website: “Tough Mudder is more than an event; ... Read More »

Creating #RealDadMoments at the Dad 2.0 Summit

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“A Dad Summit?” asked my friend, Paul, “what the heck is that about?” My response, “Paul, it’s a whole lot of awesomeness rolled up in a weekend of dads connecting with dads!” 3 Things I learned at the Dad 2.0 Summit Two years ago, working with Dove® Men+Care®, I attended the inaugural Dad 2.0 Summit in Austin, Texas (read the ... Read More »

The Question that sparked a fight: Should you date a CrossFit Girl?

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So where did it all go wrong? On November 25th I shared a lighthearted, tongue-and-cheek Huffington Post article written by my friend, Pam Rehal.  The Huffington Post article entitled “You Should Be Dating a CrossFit Girl: Here’s Why” had a simple goal: to entertain (and that’s just what it did).  Pam grabs our attention, gets a few laughs and ultimately ... Read More »