Posts Tagged ‘exercise inspiration’

Are you an “athlete in training”?

August 8, 2012

Bucket lists … that catchy little term that became enormously popular a few years ago thanks to a movie of the same name which inevitably made audiences do a double-take on their life goals.

Sometimes life gets ahead of us and before we know it, we’ve reached the point where “kicking the bucket” is very near. We all have personal goals; some daily, weekly or yearly. Some which pertain to our careers or social life. But a bucket list is much bigger, much more fun and something that can really inspire you to get a move on life!

With the 2012 Summer Olympics upon us and quickly coming to an end, I started thinking about bucket lists. I’m sure for some athletes, making it to the Olympics and accomplishing that HUGE dream was definitely on their bucket list.

While we may never see a shiny gold medal hanging around our necks, we should all take a cue from this historic event and start thinking like Olympians. Look at your own fitness bucket lists! Do you have one?

Everyone can be an athlete. Some of us are in training and some of us are not. If you think of yourself as an athlete, will that change how you feel about yourself and your personal fitness journey? Perhaps!


What’s on your fitness bucket list?

It’s time to start taking your fitness level to a bigger and better place. Now is the time to create some life goals pertaining to your athleticism. Be your own Olympian and create a fitness bucket list with some dreams you want to fulfill before you die. Dream big!

These aren’t little goals of eating healthy and staying active. I want you to pick something that you can work towards. Maybe a 10 year plan, maybe something you want to accomplish later in life but start training now.

Maybe you want to…

  • Run a marathon
  • Learn how to surf
  • Swim a long-distance in open water
  • Learn to stand up paddle board
  • Scuba Diving somewhere tropical
  • Play rugby
  • Compete in a Strongman competition
  • Cycle a long distance somewhere
  • Climb a mountain

Now create that list with some specific dreams and goals pertaining to you as an “athlete in training”.

  • Write it down and revisit it often.
  • Make a plan – pick something off the list to accomplish each year. Maybe break down your ultimate goals into smaller ones
  • Start small and make some goals that are easily obtainable at first. Put them in order of easiest to hardest. Once you accomplish something cross it off. It will feel amazing!
  • Don’t be afraid to add new goals all the time. Nothing is too outrageous. Have fun! Think outside the box.
  • Target a bucket list specifically to different areas of your life. This one is fitness
  • Include something you can do today!


Sound Off!

Are you an athlete “in training?” How do you define an athlete? What’s on your fitness bucket list? Love to hear your thoughts!

Comment below….


21 Day Challenge – Week Three

January 30, 2011

Week Three

“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve. This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be constant and consistent. As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.”

Thank you for taking part in the 21 Day Challenge, wishing you the best of luck for your third week. I know last week wasn’t easy. Read each others entries, be inspired and know that you are not alone in this journey. I am proud of you all!

With love


To Read Week Two Journal Entires Click Here

Eva Redpath & BCBD at Stylesense Stiletto Sprint

September 14, 2010

Canada’s 2nd Annual STYLESENSE Stiletto Sprint

This Friday, September 17th

Eva Redpath and Body Conditioning by Dancers will be at the event as the official warm up coach.

Join us on the track to watch women (and men) prove that they can do anything in heels! All participants will be sporting a pair of 3-inch stilettos as they attempt to qualify for final 100 metre Stiletto Sprint. Ladies will be competing to win a $10,000 cash grand prize!

Even if you’re not sprinting, come along and show your support! Spectators and cheerleaders are also encouraged to attend the STYLESENSE Stiletto Sprint for a chance to win amazing giveaways and to root for their favorite sprinters. And you can shop early – STYLESENSE will be open at 6AM! Plus, Citytv’s Breakfast Television Live-Eye host, Jennifer Valentyne, will be running in the final race and will be broadcasting live from the event on Friday, September 17, from 6AM to 9AM.

Proceeds from this event will be donated to Look Good Feel Better. If you would like to make a donation, please click here.

Female participants will be divided into multiple 50 metre qualifying heats. Top seeded female runners will move on to compete for prizes in the STYLESENSE Stiletto Sprint 100 metre Women’s Final. The winner of the women’s final will receive a whopping $10,000 in cash (not to mention fame and glory) Women’s second and third place winners will receive $2,500 and $1,000 respectively.

Guys will be participating too! (That’s right.) One race will be held for all male participants. The winner of the STYLESENSE Stiletto Sprint 100 metre Men’s Final will receive $1,000 (you don’t need as many shoes as us).

Date: Friday, September 17, 2010
Time: Registered participants 6AM Races take place between 6:45AM – 8:30AM
Location: STYLESENSE, Heartland Town Centre, 5915 Rodeo Drive, Mississauga, Ontario

Please click here for event map and directions.

I’m looking forward to an amazing event!

Best of luck Ladies and Gentleman.


Let The Music Move You!

August 7, 2008

Looking For Exercise Inspiration?

Studies have shown that listening to music during exercise can improve results, both in terms of being a motivator and as a distraction from negatives like fatigue and boredom.

“People exercise longer and more vigorously to music!”

As a Toronto Personal Trainer and Women’s Group Fitness expert I always tell clients to use music for inspiration.

Working with a trainer who pushes you is ideal, but when exercising without a partner music can do that too.

Consider creating an exercises playlist on your iPod or MP3 player especially for your program.

Make a playlist filled with music that you reserve listening to and look forward to hearing when you workout next.

I personally take hours to plan my Toronto women’s fitness class by choosing music that fits specifically to the chosen activity. For example up tempo lively song can propel my participant through the cardio portion of my class.

Here are a few cardio track suggestions to get you started-

Calabria 2007 – Enur
Work (Steve Pitron & Max Sanna Radio Edit) – Kelly Rowland
Jump N’ Shout – Basement Jaxx
Put Your Hands Up for Detroit – Fedde Le Grand
Make Me Sweat (Original Mix) – Basement Jaxx
In the Dog House – Bruce Wayne vs. DJ Hanz

There is nothing more motivating then having great music to exercise to.
Learn to love exercising and use music to make it an enjoyable experience!

Do you have a song you’d like to share?

Feel free to post it here!

Here’s to inspiring your next workout in a new way!


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