Work Out Weekly – The Climb

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regime The Climb Like many athletes, I have subscribed to the theory of “No Pain, No Gain”.  In fact, when I competed, my favourite inspirational quote was “Do not fear the winds of adversity.  Remember; a kite rises against the wind, rather than with it.” Forget […]

Work Out Weekly – Get Back Up

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regimeGet Back Up Before I share this week’s post, I want to talk about a topic that is usually downplayed in popular media, and day to day conversations.  It’s something that we’ve all felt at one time or another, and see all around us, but rarely […]

Work Out Weekly – Tabata Training

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regimeTabata Training I recently performed so close to home that my sisters came to visit me!   They got dolled up to watch skating Then we acted silly And… ate treats! The next morning it was time to work off all that cake!  It was […]

Work Out Weekly – Step by Step

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regimeStep by Step I’m baaaaack!! The final stages of recovery proved to be more time consuming than I anticipated.  Weekly physio treatments, travel, and day to day activities ate up a lot of the past month.  Now that I’ve finally been given 100% clearance to get back into fitness, […]

Work Out Weekly – 7 minutes

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regime7 minutes Recently there has been a lot of media attention surrounding the “7 minute work out“.  Since I’m still far from my usual work out routine, I thought I’d take the time to address this topic, and add my own take on the popularity […]

Work Out Weekly – Recovery Mode

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regimeRecovery Mode As mentioned last week, I’m in the midst of recovering from some injuries that have sent me into recovery mode.   Beginning last Friday, I was barred from doing anything with impact, including running, skating, and circus! (duh)  It reminded me of last […]

Work Out Weekly – R.I.C.E.

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regimeR.I.C.E. RICE is an acronym for Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation.  It is most often used as a mnemonic device, in reference to treating soft tissue injuries, including bruises, sprains and strains.   RICE (Also PRICE Protection, Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) is considered first aid treatment, and is […]

Work Out Wednesday – Moscow 2013

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regime Some of the greatest talent in the history of Canadian marathon running is getting ready to compete in the IAFF World Championships August 10-18th.  Among them are female competitors Lanni Marchant & Krista DuChene. Here’s an interview taken earlier this season:  After a difficult […]

Work Out Wednesday – Go Outside!

The Who, What, Where, When & Why of my fitness regime Go Outside! By now you should have a pretty good idea of how I feel about fitness.   Indoors, outdoors, in the gym, at the airport, with friends, with equipment, without equipment…  It really is something that you can do “Anytime, Anywhere”.  In the […]