Bootcamps for Change

At the end of 2017, I was scrolling through my Instagram (@scrubs2sweats) and I came across one of my fitness friend’s post featuring @bootcampsforchange. I am always keen to learn about the newest company or activity in fitness so made a note to check them out. But “Bootcamps for Change” was not what I expected. […]

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Top Fitness Studios in Toronto

For the past year, I have been compiling the content for this piece on my top fitness studios in Toronto. I was motivated to write about this for several reasons. The initial reason was a constant request from my clients for recommendations on where to train when I couldn’t fit them in my schedule. Even after […]

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Joga

  Photo courtesy of Joga House   I am sure many of you reading the title JOGA have probably never heard of it, and more importantly wondering what it is. A few months ago, I encountered the term a few times within my fitness circle.  One person even described it to me as “jock yoga“, […]

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Creating Autonomy for Fitness Clients

AUTONOMY- What is it? And how does it relate to fitness and training of clients? Autonomy means to create independence with one’s own thoughts or actions. Many of us developed autonomy as a result of parents/guardian-child or teacher-student relationships. We are taught a certain task and then given the free reigns to apply those tools […]

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Yoga: A practice for the Mind, Body and Soul

  Yoga was first developed in Northern India 5,000 years ago 1. By definition, yoga is a Hindu spiritual discipline which entails controlled breathing, meditation and specific body postures.  Today many cultures have adopted this practice. Some use it as a form of physical activity with health benefits, some use it in its traditional manner as […]

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