Posts Tagged ‘fitness tips’

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!

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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!

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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 6

February 20, 2011

The Final Week

Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it’s who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.

Congratulations this is your last week! Wishing you the best of luck, you should be proud of yourself for making it this far. I cannot wait to read your conclusion journals and thoughts on this experience. Your journey and transformation has been an inspiration to follow. I am proud of you all!

With love

Eva

www.BodyConditioningByDancers.com

To Read Week Five Journal Entires Click Here

A Huge Thank You To Our Experts

Lee Anne Galloway a Motivational Life Coach dedicated to empowering women towards positive change.  Believes “The secret to changing your life is changing your thoughts” shared some invaluable tools to reshaping our self talk.

Natalie Roy a Yoga Teacher & Meditation Therapist shared with us a guided meditation exclusively available to the 21 Day Challenge participants for personal meditation practice. A powerful tool for getting to know yourself & the self you wish to become.

The ladies of The Living Kitchen Sarah Grossman and Tamara Green, Chief Nutritionist, Creative Chef and Green Gardeners “inspiring health, vitality and healing through conscientious eating & loving good food” shared 11 Tips For Eating Well and Feeling Great.

Susan Hobson Principle Performance Coach at Elite: High Performance Coaching whose mission is to help clients “Envision, Execute & Elevate!” Shared with us the steps to creating your Personal Roadmap to Success

21 Day Challenge – Week Four

February 6, 2011

Week Four

The truth of the matter is that there’s nothing you can’t accomplish if:

(1) You clearly decide what it is that you’re absolutely committed to achieving,

(2) You’re willing to take massive action,

(3) You notice what’s working or not, and

(4) You continue to change your approach until you achieve what you want, using whatever life gives you along the way.

Congratulations on completing the first 21 days! Wishing you the best of luck for your fourth week. I am so proud of you and the best part is how proud you are of each other. Continue to read each others entries, be inspired and know that you are not alone in this journey. I am inspired by all of you!

With love

Eva

www.BodyConditioningByDancers.com

To Read Week Three Journal Entires Click Here

Body Conditioning by Dancers 21 Day Challenge

January 15, 2011

If there were a time to make a change, the time is NOW! You owe it to yourself to make your health and well being a priority this year. I’ve assembled a team of Toronto’s top experts to help you reach your goals.

The Experts


Lee Anne Galloway a Motivational Life Coach dedicated to empowering women towards positive change.  She believes “The secret to changing your life is changing your thoughts” and will share some invaluable tools to reshaping your self talk.

Natalie Roy a Yoga Teacher & Meditation Therapist shares with us a guided meditation exclusively available to the 21 Day Challenge participants for personal meditation practice. A powerful tool for getting to know yourself & the self you wish to become.

The ladies of The Living Kitchen Sarah Grossman and Tamara Green, Chief Nutritionist, Creative Chef and Green Gardeners “inspiring health, vitality and healing through conscientious eating & loving good food” share 11 Tips For Eating Well and Feeling Great.

Susan Hobson Principle Performance Coach at Elite: High Performance Coaching whose mission is to help clients “Envision, Execute & Elevate!” Shares with us the steps to creating your Personal Roadmap to Success

 

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The 21 day challenge is FREE to take part in and was presented the first day of the new Body Conditioning by Dancers session, the challenge  runs from the 2nd week of the session January 16th to February 26th. 6 weeks in length – the first 3 weeks (21 Days of the Challenge) being the most crucial time in committing to change.

In the 8th week of the session results and the winners will be announced. With many great prizes up for grabs, including 2, 8 week sessions of BCBD classes, one on one sessions from each of the experts and 5, 1 week unlimited passes from Moksha Yoga Uptown.

The challenge participants will be journaling and video blogging about their experience right HERE. Feel free to leave your comments and words of encouragement. I hope that the challenge inspires you.

To my ladies taking part in the 21 Day Challenge: Thank you for accepting the challenge, I look forward to your transformation.


LET THE CHALLENGE BEGIN…

21 Day Challenge Week OneDo You Accept The Challenge?

New Year, New You a 5 Week Nutrition Program

January 4, 2011

What would you do with $150? Would you buy…a metropass?… a winter coat?…a new cell phone? Why not invest this money into something so important – YOUR HEALTH!

Body Conditioning by Dancers 21 Day Challenge Nutrition Experts Sarah Grossman & Tamara Green of The Living Kitchen Wellness Group  Toronto, present  “A New Year, A New You” a 5 week program that will inspire you to take charge of your health & nutrition now!

A New Year, A New You – 5 Week Nutrition Program

The Classes Include:
Nutritional Seminars
Cooking Demonstrations
Yoga to Enhance Health

1. Nutrition 101: foods that your body craves and needs
2. Detoxification: how to safely remove toxins from your body
3. Cleansing: foods that will cleanse and strengthen your body
4. Rejuvenation: boosting daily energy and handling stress
5. Inspiration: How to live & maintain a healthy, nutritious life

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When: Sunday, January 16 – Sunday, February 13

Time: 11am – 12:30 pm

Where: The Mindful Movement Center – 68 Scollard St. Unit 301

Cost: $150 for 5 weeks or $35 for single class

Register Here

The Living Kitchen Wellness Group began over a shared passion for health, nutrition, cooking, gardening and our undying love for good food. As Certified Nutritional Practitioners we understand the connection between what people eat and the state of their health. We educate and empower people to be healthy, happy and excited about eating good, nutritious food.

We believe that nutrition is not just about cooking but is connected to everything from how our food is grown to our emotional and spiritual wellbeing. The Living Kitchen Wellness Group explores how nutrition, yoga, gardening, and cooking support the body and mind by preventing illness, restoring health and maintaining overall vitality.

http://livingkitchenwellness.com

Be well

Eva

August’s Healthy Lifestyles Video Blog w Eva Redpath

July 31, 2010

Welcome to my monthly newsletter.  You can now look forward to my fitness and nutrition tips and motivation in its new Video Format.

This Month’s Topics:

1) NUTRITION: Snack Time – Pre Package Your Snacks

2) FITNESS:  Exercise of the Month – Quad Exercise

3) WELLNESS:  Sleeping Tips

4) NEWS: Mid Month Motivation,  Body Conditioning by Dancers September 8 Week Session Dates

1) NUTRITION

Do you ever find yourself in line at your favorite coffee shop, eyeing the treats in the display?

Snacking on baked goods like those can be detrimental to your healthy diets. Once and a while as a treat, yes, but everyday as your snack, no!

A great tip is to pre package your snacks.

I always tell my clients to fall in love with snack sized Tupperware.

On shopping days choose your snacks for the week, when you get home immediately section your treats into your snack sized Tupperware and store your snacks for the week in the cupboard  or the fridge.

That way in the morning on your way out the door, if you don’t have time to pack a lunch, in the very least you can grab your snacks and toss them in your bag.

So when you are standing in line for your Starbucks, you know you are going to enjoy your pre packed healthy Shasha cookies with your coffee, not that chocolate chip cookie in the display!

Preparation conquers temptation!

2) FITNESS

Exercise of the Month – Squat Choreography   *As seen on video

3) WELLNESS

Sleeping Tips: 1 in 7 are effected with sleeping problems, be it not being able to get to sleep or stay a sleep. Before you are prescribed with any sleeping pills consider trying the following.

Sleeping Tips

1- Make sure your bed, mattress and pillow are high quality, its no good waking up with a cramp in your back or sore neck.

2- Try to create a sleep routine, by going to bed and getting up at the same time every day. Make the time before sleep a time of piece and quiet, find a routine that relaxes you.

3-Only use the bed for sleep…Do not read in bed, watch tv or do homework

4- When you lay down at night. Breath Deeply Close your eyes, and try taking deep, slow breaths, making each breath even deeper than the last.

5- Give yourself 20 minutes to fall asleep. If you haven’t fallen asleep, get up and go back to bed when you are feeling sleepy

6- Exercise…Aside from many other wonderful mental and physical health benefits, regular exercise can also make it easier to fall asleep and sleep better.

Developing a bedtime routine, creating a better sleep environment, managing following a sleep schedule, and taking better care of your body all set the tone for getting quality rest every night.

4) NEWS

Eva Redpath & Robyn Baldwin Bring You...Mid Month Motivation

Eva Redpath & Robyn Baldwin Bring You...Mid Month Motivation

MMMotivation

I’ve teamed up with my good Friend, fitness model and competitor Robyn Baldwin to bring you Mid Month Motivation.

We’ll be bringing you Nutrition, Fitness Challenges and Product Review each month.

You can follow us on Twitter @MMMotivation Or Subscribe to our mid month video inspiration at YouTube/MidMonthMotivation

8 Week September Session of Body Conditioning by Dancers

Body Conditioning by Dancers challenges and inspires women to reach their fitness goals! September session starts the Week of September 12th to November 8th

Registration Information

www.EvaRedpath.com/signup.htm

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A Little Encouragement To Live By In June:

Take control of your consistent emotions and begin to consciously and deliberately reshape your daily experience of life.

All personal breakthroughs begin with a change in beliefs. Change your thoughts, to change your life!

If you like what you are seeing, tried last months tips, then please take a minute and let me know…

Be well,

Eva Redpath

www.EvaRedpath.com

July’s Mid Month Motivation with Eva Redpath and Robyn Baldwin

July 19, 2010
Eva Redpath and Robyn Baldwin Mid Month Motivation

Its time for a little Mid Month Motivation! My beautiful friend Robyn Baldwin (Fitness Model & Competitor) & I have team up to bring you a new series of inspirational Fitness and Nutrition Videos.

Follow us on Twitter @MMMotivation

For more inspiration next month join our Facebook Fan Page

Eva Redpath and Robyn Baldwin Mid Month Motivation

Robyn Baldwin is a former cfl cheerleader turned model, fitness competitor, dancer and advertising media executive by day. Robyn completed her Honours Bachelor of Commerce specializing in Marketing in 2005 and found a passion in Advertising. She found the psychology of consumer behaviour fascinating and has pursued a career in Media (the strategic, analytical side of Advertising).

Robyn craves being busy and started the process of training for fitness competitions in February of 2009. Robyn is a fan of women in the gym who embrace lifting weights, a yoga enthusiast and fascinated with the nutritional side of health.  Robyn researched and trained for a slew of fitness competitions in the Fall of 2009 learning as she went. She sucessfully competed in 5 competitions and is hooked.

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Eva Redpath is a certified Group Fitness expert and Personal Trainer in Toronto. She brings a unique approach to exercise, fitness classes and conditioning with her extensive dance background.

She is the successful founder of Body Conditioning by Dancers a Women’s only, Toronto fitness class that brings Personal Training into a motivating group atmosphere, and conditions your body from a dance training perspective.

Eva has been featured on Rogers Cable, Oh So Cosmo TV, in ToroMagazine.com, Flare, Glow, 24Hours, Zoomer, ParentDish and is spokes model for Kellogg’s Special K* and LuLuLemon.


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