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Fun Outdoor Group Workout Ideas

The coronavirus pandemic came unexpectedly and has certainly made its mark on our lives. While it made many social events impossible, it also inspired us to try new ways to keep active. For those who are still wary about getting too close for comfort, outdoor workouts are a wonderful way to social distance, while still interacting with others. Be sure to experiment with different classes and stick with the ones that bring you the most joy and excitement. Group Bike Riding Riding a bike is a top-notch cardiovascular activity that strengthens your heart muscles, works your lower body, and stabilizes your core. And when done with a group, you will find lots of motivation and support from your fellow cyclists. A road that might be difficult for a...

Flex Your Mind and Body: Easy Ways to Incorporate Exercise Into Your Day

We’re back! Quick - somebody knock on wood. The world is reopening, people are getting vaccinated, and we’re slowly getting back to our old ways of pre-pandemic life. So as we move into our “new normal” way of living - how can we keep up all of the amazing self-care we started integrating into our lives at home? Things that seemed easy to handle during the pandemic like taking an at-home workout class or meditating may not be as easy to keep up now that we’re not working in pajamas all day long. That being said, self-care, exercise, and eating right are more important than ever as we move back into our busy daily lives. I’ve really taken the past year to take stock of everything in...

In An Exercise Rut? Consider These Alternatives

Ok, so as a fitness professional I see a lot of people that haven’t quite found their mojo with exercise yet. They have tried lots of different things in the past but still have not found the thing that they really get true enjoyment and satisfaction from. I recently heard from one of my clients, that his friend’s advice to him was to find the thing that he really enjoys, because if he loves it then he is way more likely to stick with it for the long haul. I agree and think that is pretty sound advice, and as someone myself who has tried lots of different sports/exercise, I can appreciate that sentiment. Some of you reading this might resonate with that, you might...

Editor Picks: Cycle Trip Essentials

Whether you’re off on a cycling adventure or thinking about adding more cycling into your routine, here are some essentials that will really make your cycling experience even better. Having spent countless hours on my bicycles, and more hours reading reviews about the best items I can buy, I can share my ideas about what is always essential to have on any bike trip. 1 - Padded Undershorts by Endura Women's Padded Boxer Shorts from Wiggle, $47.21   These padded undershorts (also known as chamois shorts) are essential for your rides. Not everyone wears padded shorts, however, speaking from my experience, even when you have cycled thousands of kilometers on the same saddle it is still worth having some extra padding in your shorts. If there’s anything I can...

Gym Terms 101

Supersets, drop sets, bulking, cutting, HIIT … what does it all mean?! Starting out as a newbie at the gym can often lead you to face a flurry of new confusing terminology. Don’t let this scare you away! Learning gym lingo can be like learning a new language (but it’s way easier to pick up). We’ll take you through 5 basic gym terms you need to get your exercise routine on track. 5 Core Gym Terms Reps Reps, or repetitions, are the basic unit used to define the number of times you raise and lower weight during an exercise. Just crushed 5 pull-ups? That’s 5 reps. Sets The number of reps you complete of a specific exercise is considered one set. In many exercise plans, you may see instructions like “Leg...

Cycling Trip Tips

Anyone that knows me, knows that I love cycling!!! In all its forms, on the road, mountain biking, cycle touring, and bike packing. For me, being on my bike gives me a great sense of freedom and achievement. I am able to go wherever I want, under my own steam, with the added bonus of it being a very healthy and eco-friendly way to travel. Having just come back from a big trip cycling the length of New Zealand, completing the Tour Aotearoa, my enthusiasm has been fueled even more. What’s more amazing, and makes me very happy, is that I am getting asked by other people if I think that they could ever do anything like that too. My answer of course is YES. You...

5 Yoga Accessories for Men

It’s the time of year where everyone tries to turn over a new leaf. In my early twenties, I loved setting new goals and resolutions for myself. Now, I like to take the new year as a time to reflect about where I’m at and think about where I’d like to go. From there, I see what new habits, hobbies, or experiences I want to add to my life. Keep the pressure low - especially this new year, with so many other things going on around us. Yoga became a part of my life during college where my performing arts school offered daily morning yoga classes for students. I grew up in the south and in the late nineties and early aughts - yoga had not...

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Top Picks for at-Home Workouts

So it's a new year and normally a time when there's a lot of new year's resolutions to join the gym and sign up for classes. However, many of you are still in lockdown and sadly won't have that luxury. Instead, lots of people around the world will have to continue to make do with working out at home and making the best of whatever is available. I am a personal trainer, and since covid, I have been adapting workouts for people to do in their homes with limited or no equipment. I totally understand that it's not easy to know what products are best to get, so I have compiled a list of my 5 top picks of equipment so that you can still...

How To Work Out At Home

Don’t let Coronavirus prevent you from staying active. There are lots of different things you can do in small spaces to help you stay fit and healthy. Even if you hate working out, we recommend getting in some movement each day to boost your mood and mental health during these trying times. Zoom Workouts Were you attending a gym previous to this? Talk to the staff and see if they’ve started any Zoom workouts. You can do workouts that they have planned in the comfort of your own home and interact with them through audio and a camera.   Abdominal Mat Target your ab muscles while stabilizing your body with an affordable ab mat. In addition to using this for core exercises like sit-ups, leg lifts, and crunches, it can...