Up your Fitness Routine with BraceLayer #Contest

After a holiday season full of parties, outings, and lots of food and drink that you may not normally have during the rest of the year, January usually brings hordes to the gym and other activities to get your body moving. As you know, I am a fitness instructor and sometime runner who loves to…

RUN TO INSPIRE WITH ROCKY MOUNTAIN SOAP COMPANY

As a beginner runner trying to find my pace in the world (see what I did there? Lol!) I’m always on the look out for fun races to do. My schedule is pretty blah so I don’t really have time to join running clubs and my family, God bless them, are not interested in joining…

Turn Over a New Leaf with Chopped Leaf #Contest

New Year’s Resolutions – we all have make them right? For most of us, the promise of a new year means a clean slate – a chance to start anew and our New Year’s resolutions play a big part on the process.  Making resolutions is easy, but keeping them – not so much. For me,…

Product Review: Halfmoon Mighty Yoga Mat

You know that moment when you made the decision to pick up a yoga practice? You’ve heard all the benefits it can have on your body (and mind) and have decided it’s time to welcome it into your life. So you go out, buy a mat, some yoga clothes and, because you want to “feel” like…

Healthcare on a Budget: Community Acupuncture at Empower Health

Thanks to the Olympic athletes that were sporting circular bruises this year, cupping and acupuncture has gotten quite a bit of attention, especially in the fitness community. This makes me glad, since I’ve been using acupuncture for years for all sorts of aches and pains due to exercise and/or muscle injuries and anything that doesn’t…

The First Ever Yoga Expo in Vancouver

I always thought of Vancouver as the epicentre of yoga in Canada. Now that is only my humble (and possibly erroneous) opinion of course, but looking at all of the different yoga studios, yoga stores, and yoga pants you see down the street it’s very easy to think the way I do. Plus, being in…

Recap of Wanderlust Whistler 2016

This year was the first year I finally attended Wanderlust – a 5 day gathering up in Whistler where the whole purpose is yoga and connection. I have wanted to attend this festival for a few years now but it wasn’t until this year that I felt the NEED to go. It’s that kind of…

Nuun Hydration

Let’s talk hydration, shall we? My reason for bringing it up is that it’s summer, it’s hot (sporadically in Vancouver, apparently) and you’re out and about getting your sweat on. You may drink H2O or maybe even have a sugary sports drink if you’re sweating for longer than an hour, but are you really getting…

Battle Rides at RYU and Spin City

Ever been to a spinning class? How about a spinning class with a live DJ?? AND two trainers? That was the experience at the latest Battle Rides held at RYU in Kits! Now, I’m not much of a cyclist so agreeing to doing this was a little out of the ordinary for me BUT I…

Yoga from the Rastafari Perspective Event

Reggae and yoga? Sign me up! On July 26th, a new movement will be arriving in Vancouver: Yoga from the African/Rastafari perspective. Jah9 will be leading this practice of Kemetic Yoga with The Dub Treatment playing live. If you’re not familiar with what Kemetic Yoga is, let me explain: It’s an ancient Egyptian system of…