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7 Ways to Fit in Workouts Despite the Winter Weather

Winter’s here and the weather outside is frightful. It’s cold and snowy across much of the land, which, for some of us, is all the reason we need to stop exercising and hibernate. Why go out, where it’s cold, when you can stay inside, on the couch, where it’s cozy and there are snacks?… Read more »

4 Uncommon Sports to Try This Winter

Technically, winter is just around the corner, which means it’s cold, the days are short, and our cozy socks and slippers are always nearby. At this point in the year, you have two options: stay indoors and hibernate for a few months with a good book or 20, or decide that the season’s not going to affect your ability to get your heart rate up. If you choose the latter, here are a few sports and activities you may have previously scoffed … Read more »

Dai Manuel’s Chore Workout

Keeping up with your fitness goals is easy when you open your eyes to all the possibilities around you in your day-to-day life. Take chores, for example. Getting your elbow grease flowing is a great way to burn some calories while enjoying the satisfaction of knocking tasks off your to-do list. I especially love this workout because my partner’s love language just happens to be acts of … Read more »

The Best Pre-Workout Snacks

If your idea of pre-workout noshing is grabbing a few leftover cookies from an empty conference room, it’s time to rethink your afternoon snack choice. If you’re putting in the time to exercise, it’s worth it to properly fuel your body. Not only will you get a better workout, but you’ll recover faster and build more muscle.… Read more »

7 Reasons Every Woman Should Lift Weights

Walking into any gym and I can pretty much guarantee what you’ll see: a room full of women on cardio equipment, and a bunch of men in the weight training area. Can anyone relate? Ladies, whether this is because you’re afraid of “bulking up”, you think that cardio will help make you look “toned”, or you’re just not comfortable in the weight room, you’re not doing your body (or your health) any favors. … Read more »

5 Awesome Workouts to Get You Pumped for a Big Hike

Here in Vancouver, we have a beloved trail known as The Grouse Grind. Locals call it nature’s Stairmaster. It’s a steep, hike up the side of Grouse Mountain that takes the average person between one and two hours to complete, and the payoff is incredible. Not only is it a great workout, but it also ends with a magnificent view of Vancouver and the Pacific Ocean from the top of Grouse Mountain. There’s also a restaurant up there, so you… Read more »