Meet Allison Arruda, better known as @InspireandMove on Instagram! She’s an F45 coach out in Burlington and this week on HIGSD we learn all about her morning routine and the inspiration behind her Instagram name!Read More
Meet Brit McQuarrie! She’s a fitness coach and working mama who loves to empower women to be their best selves! This week on HIGSD, we chat with Brit about everything from why she loves her morning routine to her favourite go to studios here in Toronto!Read More
Some days it can feel hard to get up and do a workout. As a student, my days are filled with long lectures and lots of assignments. Sometimes fitness can take a backseat. But lately I’ve gotten into a routine that allows me to balance being active and getting all of my school work done. Things can get crazy and I forget just how important it is to keep my body moving and how much better and more focused I feel when I get some type of physical activity in during my day. Here are some of my tips for balancing fitness and school.Read More
Meet Beverly Cheng. After leaving her secure, full-time insurance job, Beverly dived into the world of entrepreneurship! She is now a self-employed fitness trainer, sports model, and blogger in Toronto! She started her blog, Born to Sweat, back in 2014 and it has since grown each year, becoming a go-to platform for workout videos, recipes, and tips and tricks to living your best healthy life! With over 74,000 followers on Instagram, Beverly believes we were all born to sweat!Read More
It’s the age-old fitness horror story that’s circulated female fitness-related conversations for decades: Weight training makes females BULKY & masculine.
But is it actually true?
No way, sista! I’m here to tell you that this statement is absolutely FALSE.
In need of some motivation to kick start your New Year’s resolutions? Drea Wheeler is all the inspo you’ll ever need. Drea is a Montreal-based private fitness trainer and lifestyle coach. She’s also the force behind Bodylicious, a heart-pumping cardo-dance sweat session she teaches at Victoria Park, a multistudio fitness boutique (which she is also a partner in!).Read More
Yes, there are moments of sunshine and blue skies, and those special days where there’s a snow-like blanket that covers the concrete jungle we call home... But sometimes, it’s just damn gloomy. That gloominess can seep into your mood, and for some, it can result in SAD; seasonal affective disorder. Even if you aren’t diagnosed with SAD, I think it’s safe to say we all get affected by the winter blues throughout our Canadian freeze-out.Read More
Few days have passed since we welcomed the New Year and most people seize this opportunity to start fresh. A clean slate means making resolutions for the betterment of people’s quality of life. In general, this time of the year also triggers many to jump-start their health journey or to make room for improvement.Read More
So apart from trying to go to the gym once a month, I decided to direct my focus elsewhere. By the time I’d hit my early 20s, I could barely do a pushup, couldn’t hold my balance well, and came to terms that good endurance was all but a myth.Read More
Can you believe that 2018 is almost over? This year, in the world of health and wellness, fitness lovers got technical when it comes to exercise, nutrition and what we do in our spare time in order to enhance performance and become the best version of ourselves. I don’t know about you, but I found that this past year saw more health trends emerge than ever before – everything from the increasingly popular keto diet, to collagen supplements, and everything in between. These are some of the notable health and wellness trends that emerged in 2018:Read More
A big hello from Ottawa where I’m visiting my mom, younger brother and his 130lb great dane named Lewis. The ground is covered in snow, the dog is drooling all over me as a thank you for feeding him breakfast and my coffee has a healthy serving of Bailey’s - life is good.Read More
I was walking on King St West 14 years ago and noticed a small sign that read Quad. I was intrigued. Soon enough I was reaching out to the owners to inquire about teaching at their gym. 14 years later, the space, the people, the energy and the riders still get me going and I wanted to share with Healthy Is Hot readers why @quadspin captured my soul.Read More