The Chase was on! If you happened to be in Toronto’s High Park this past Friday and saw crowds of people sprinting in all directions, there wasn’t an emergency, or some wild animal loose from the High Park Zoo. It was called #ChaseTheGear, a one of a kind event that definitely got people running.
The public was encouraged to check out Facebook Live to identify the location of elite trainer and NHL legend Gary Roberts and Olympians Meaghan Mikkelson and Natalie Spooner. These three runners took turns sprinting through High Park armed with a backpack that included several tags attached to it. Those who could catch them would pull a tag off the backpack to be later redeemed for a selection of Sport Chek’s exclusive high performance Olympic collection gear. The entire event unfolded … Read More »
THE HARD FACTS
80% of all New Year’s fitness resolutions fall short of completion. By mid to end February the number of gym goers goes plummets down to baseline. What makes such a large number of people quit so early and what is it that keeps those who are committed from dropping off?
THREE MOST COMMON PITFALLS
• Setting unrealistic, intangible goals with no plan
Not only should your goals be realistic for your current fitness level and lifestyle, they should also be tangible. If you are just starting out or just getting back into a routine, try starting with 30min or more of exercises 2-3x/week instead of trying to commit to a 5-6 day exercise week. You can always ramp things up as you develop some momentum and consistency. Remember to have a game plan; in order to do so you need to know … Read More »
Time to Hit the Beach!
I know….it’s the weekend or you’re on holidays and the weather is so nice that you just want to hit the beach and relax…you don’t feel like working out! Well, here’s your solution – The Beach Chair Workout will take you 15-20 min tops! This routine will get your day off to the right start, have you lookin’ ripped and will allow you to have a guilt-free day of relaxation!
Maximize your Training Results
Busting your ass with training and not recovering efficiently or getting the results you want? Control inflammation and recovery faster. If you recover and repair quicker, you can get back to training hard sooner, which essentially brings you greater results quicker! Eating a diet rich in foods that are known to reduce inflammation such as chia seeds, blueberries and salmon can do wonders for repair and recovery. In conjunction with this, minimizing foods like processed meats, baked goods, and foods high in saturated fat can assist in keeping inflammation under control. Additionally, supplementing your diet with Omega 3 fatty acids is one the smartest recovery moves you can make. Typically, within today’s western diet we’re not consuming enough Omega 3’s to reap the powerful benefits. Not only are they shown to positively impact brain function and overall … Read More »
Cottage Season is here and many of us want to escape the city and make the most of it, but don’t let your fitness routine slip just because you’ve left the city. Let’s face it; if you’re at the cottage you’ll likely have a few drinks and fire up the barbecue, but moderation is key and here is your contingency plan.
Cottage Fit Workout
Ditch the Weights – grab a Sand Bag
Changing up your routine regularly is a key element to keeping your body guessing, keeping things mentally fresh and challenging your muscles to readapt to a new stimulus. Give the SandBag Workout a Try!
Over $20,000 Raised for Kids with Cancer
I had the privilege of working with this amazing group of TV/Media personalities to get them ready for this race. On May 12th, I completed the Sporting Life 10K with this amazing group of Sporting Life 10K Ambassadors. Together we raised over $20,000 for Camp Ooch – helping kids with cancer. Experience and Impact = Priceless. Enjoy the recap video!