Exercise During Pregnancy Boosts a Newborn Baby’s Brain Capacity for Life: University of Montreal Study

Exercising during pregnancy changes the fetal brain in ways that may boost a newborn’s brain functioning for life, new Canadian research suggests.


Don't miss our "FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS" Master class to benefit breast cancer  Saturday March 25th 9am                                 $15 donation gets you a t-shirt and a place in class.

Things To Be Aware Of Before Getting A Tummy Tuck

Things To Be Aware Of Before Getting A Tummy Tuck

Interview with the IDEA Fitness Journal

"The power of mindset": A real priviledge and an honor to spread the message about the role of qualified fitness professionals in the fight against the global obesity epidemic through an interview that has been published in the March issue of IDEA Fitness Journal.

How weight-lifting can keep you young

   One of the secrets to a longer life involves steel, rubber or your bodyweight. The steel is in the form of dumbbells or barbells, and rubber is what resistance bands or stability balls are made of. No equipment handy?

5 Ways to Exercise When You Have Diabetes

A sedentary lifestyle isn’t good for anyone, especially if you have diabetes. The American Diabetes Association recommends that those with diabetes spend 30 minutes a day at least five days a week doing moderate to intense aerobic exercise, as well as strength training at least two times a week. 

Practical Challenges of Caring for Someone with Special Needs

The term "special needs" applies to a broad spectrum of conditions. Any person who requires additional assistance in their daily interactions or to accomplish routine tasks has special needs.

Equipment You'll Need for Snowboarding

SnowboardBindingsWarm socksSnowboard bootsHelmetSnowboard jacket and pantsLayers for added warmthSnowboard glovesSnowboard goggles

Stand tall, Breathe deep

For my first blog post I'd like to touch base on one of the two most fundamentals of good health -deep breathing and mindful posture. Try it now, ground your feet to the earth -you don't have to be barefoot but it feels more invigorating. Feel for contact with the floor from all corners of the feet. Switch awareness to your ankles and knees, strong like columns but fluid and mobile. On to your pelvis, the strong base of support for your core. Move your tailbone forward and backward a few times.

Don’t miss your workouts: Keep a gym bag in your car at all times

Fitting workouts in after you get off work, coming home from school or, coming back from another sort of endeavor which requires you to be dressed in a specific attire is always challenging.  Long days can lead to you wanting to go straight home…. Putting workouts on the back burner.
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