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Okay, maybe "thriving" is aiming a little high. If you're anything like me, you hate the winter. The cold, the snow, the lack of sunshine... hate, hate, hate. But I digress. 

Winter is a fact of life in Ontario, and in reality the cold and dark account for the majority of our year. As tempting as it is to opt for warm blankets and hot chocolates over leaving the...

For many of us our workouts are an hour where we can escape the demands of our daily lives. There are no bosses pushing deadlines or kids asking questions; phones are away, and if you're lucky you have some co-members that instantly boost your mood. The music is up and your mind is clear. 

But can we completely shut off when we start our workouts?

No! If we shut...

As we become more aware of the importance of mental wellness, the effects of stress, and the value of balance there is a big push to participate in activities in the name of self-love or self-care. This is fantastic and undeniably important in this culture of go-go-go, but are you hurting your health by "loving" yourself? 

If you’ve ever met either of us TrainMe...

February 27, 2018

Who doesn't love a good quiz?  Grab a pen and paper and take the following quiz to find out how your activity levels measure up! 

This quiz was created by researchers at the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology to help Canadians figure out if they are active enough to live a disease free, independent life. 

CSEP-PATH Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavi...

February 12, 2018

Take a look at the following list of daily, weekly and monthly tasks we Canadians have to tackle. How many of them can you complete on your own without feeling exhausted or sore?

1. Laundry (including carrying a laundry basket up and down stairs)
 

2. Shoveling 

3. Vacuuming 
 

4. Household chores like dusting, dishes, cleaning tubs and toilets 
 

5. Walking up and...