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Mountain Pose – Seated Modifications

Mountain Pose with Seated Modifications Mountain Pose | Tadasana | Samasthiti ::Standing Pose:: This is one of the most basic postures, but it engages almost every muscle in your body.…
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Bouncing back from 2020

Bouncing Back From 2020 I among many am choosing to view this new year as a new chance. A chance to appreciate all that I have and all that I…
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What Is Virtual Personal Training

What Is Virtual Personal Training and What’s In It For You Online training is still relatively new, and with the recent pandemic, it has become more popular than ever. It’s…
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How to Stay Active This Winter

How To Stay Active This Winter The winter season is here again and that means cold dark mornings, short days and for most of us, COLD! This is the most…
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Strength or Cardio?

Strength Or Cardio Should you be Strength Training or Doing Cardio? The real quick answer… if it’s possible, you should be doing both! Strength training and cardio workouts both have…
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So you want to start working out at home?

So you want to start working out at home? There are a lot more people moving their workouts to the home space these days so I thought that I would…
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Starting out with Strength Training

Starting out with Strength Training If you are looking to build strength, tone muscle, build stronger bones, loose weight or prevent injury, you might want to look into some strength…
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(FREE) How to Foam Roll For Beginners

How to Foam Roll for Beginners Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Today I am excited to share one of my favourite feel good tools. My foam…
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(FREE) My 10 Favourite Stretches

My 10 Favourite Stretches Share on facebook Share on linkedin Share on pinterest Stretching your body a little bit every day has so many benefits! It allows your to move…
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How to Workout When You Really Don’t Want To

How to Workout When You Really Don’t Want To. Even the most dedicated athlete will have days when they just don’t want to. We all have a million excuses. You…
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Core Conditioning

Core Conditioning Working on building a strong core should always be the first step on your fitness journey. Most people think of the core as just your abs but your…
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The Benefits of Walking

The Benefits of Walking As we kick off May, we are also kicking off the First to 50km Virtual Walking Race in the Active for Life Facebook Group! These last…
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Start Working Out With Confidence

Start Working Out With Confidence Be honest now… how many new fitness plans, diets and routines have you tried over the years, that you were really excited about, but they…
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How to Take Care of Your Back

How To Take Care of Your Back Your back muscles that run up the length of your body, attach to your hips and shoulders are responsible for holding you upright…
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How to reduce pain in the neck and shoulders

How to Reduce Pain in Your Neck and Shoulders Neck and shoulder pain is common and can be disabling. Your neck is a very important area of the body that…
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5 steps to correct your posture

5 Steps to Correct Your Posture Correcting your posture is a 3 step process. First, you have to work on mindset and habit, then stretching and strengthening. Today we are…
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New to Working Out?

New to working out? Here’s what you need to know! WELCOME TO THE START OF YOUR FITNESS JOURNEY! You are taking a big step and you will be forever grateful…
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(FREE) Plank Modifications and Variations

Planks – Modifications and Variations In this video I will give you a full break down of how to modify a plank for your needs as well as 10 different…
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How to Modify A Plank

How to Modify A Plank Planking is a simple but effective bodyweight exercise that benefits the whole body! Which is fantastic, but let’s face it, not everyone can do this one……
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Seated Mini Band Workout

Seated Mini Band Workout For those of you who work desk jobs, you know that the sitting all day long can really wreck your back, shoulders and hips! If you…
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3 Core Workouts you Can Do On The Couch

3 Core Workouts You Can Do From The Couch This week I have 3 seated core and quad workouts for you: Knee Lift  Oblique Twist  Knee Extension  You can do…
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5 Components of Physical Fitness

5 Components of Physical Fitness “Getting fit” can be complicated, but it doesn’t have to be! Today I am going to break down the 5 components of physical fitness so…
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Get to Know Your Body

Get in Touch With Your Body Today I would like to take a break from talking about working out and talk about other ways that you can take care of…
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5 Moves to Improve Your Balance

5 Moves That Improve Your Balance Having good balance is important for a lot of the things that we do during our day! Everything from getting in and out of…
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Couch Cardio With Weights

Couch Cardio with Weights Cardio is such a beneficial piece to any fitness program! It helps improve your lungs and heart strength, burn calories and also is proven to make…
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Make Your Workout Work For You 

6 Tips to Make Your Workout Work For You One thing that I have learnt in my many years of working in the health field is that no two bodies…
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Stay Active, Stay Young!

Stay Active, Stay Young Today I want to talk about staying active as you get older! Now if you currently consider yourself to be young and feel like this article…
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Staying Active With Limited Mobility

Staying active with Limited Mobility I understand that maintaining an active life can be a struggle when you have limited mobility or a disability. mainstream programs don’t give you the…
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10 Active Date Night Ideas

10 Active Date Night Ideas Last week on the Active for life Blog I talked about the benefits to getting sweaty with your loved one! Like how it can make…
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Couples Who Sweat Together, Stay Together!

Couples Who Sweat Together, Stay Together Working out with your love is the ultimate way to make a relationship strong and healthy, in more ways then one! If you have…