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21 Day Challenge – Week Five

February 13, 2011

Week Five

Every single life only becomes great when the individual sets upon a goal or goals which they really believe in, which they can really commit themselves to, which they can put their whole heart and soul into. Your life changes the moment you make a new, congruent, and committed decision.

Congratulations this is your second last week! Wishing you the best of luck, don’t forget about your experts, they are here to help you, reach out to them or visit their websites. 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


To Read Week Four Journal Entires Click Here

Your 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



October’s Healthy Lifestyles Video Blog with Eva Redpath

October 3, 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 – Greek Yogourt

2) FITNESS:  Exercise of the Month – BCBD Side Plank Ritire

3) WELLNESS:  Emergen-C

4) NEWS: Extreme Fitness & StreetDance 3D, BCBD 6 Week Pre Holiday Session


While Greek Yogourt has the reputation of being thicker & not as sweet. A one-cup serving of regular yogurt has about ten grams of protein, while a one-cup serving of Greek Yogurt has about 20 grams of protein.

I recommend buying the plain or vanilla flavor.

Snack Idea: In the morning pack Greek Yogourt, Cinnamon, and frozen Blueberries in a leakproof, secure container. Its a perfect snack that stays cold all day long until snack time.

Other Delicious Snack Ideas: I also use Greek yogourt in smoothies. With Honey & Nuts or Granola.  The possibilities are endless.

I have definitely developed a love for a product that packs a protein punch and leaves me feeling full and satisfied!


Body Conditioning by Dancers Side Plank with Ritire

*as seen on Video


The  powerful blend of vitamin C, 24 nutrients, 7 B vitamins, antioxidants and electrolytes. Emergen-C supports your immune system, increases your metabolic function and enhances your energy level.

For those like me who don’t love the taste of water, simply empty a pack of Emergen-C into your water in the morning – its a great way to start the day.

I bought a 30 pack at the health food store. This was my trick to staying healthy while traveling this past summer it supports your health and enhance your energy naturally.

Flavours: Pink Lemonade, Raspberry, Acia Berry, Tangerine, Tropical, Lemon Lime, Cranberry Pomegranate, Super Orange

Hot, Cold or on the go!


Extreme Fitness, Eva Redpath and StreetDance 3D

StreetDance 3D & Eva Redpath

Ballet Meets Hip Hop Style Class inspired by the story of Street Dance 3D. I’ll be giving away tickets and prize packs at every class. FREE for members and Non Members.

Wednesday, October 6th at 5:30pm
Extreme Fitness Bloor Yorkville
80 Bloor Street West, Toronto

Wednesday, October 13th at 6:30pm
Extreme Fitness Dunfield
110 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto

Wednesday, October 20th at 5:30pm
Extreme Fitness Richmond
267 Richmond Street West, Toronto

Visit to save a spot at a club close to you!

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Body Conditioning by Dancers 6 Week Pre Holiday Session

If you missed the sold out September Session of Body Conditioning by Dancers join us for the 6 week pre holiday session starting the second week of November.


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A Little Encouragement To Live By In October:

Every second you spend thinking about what you don’t want in your life is a second denying focus and energy from getting what you do want. Every minute you worry about what’s not working is a minute drawn away from creating what will work.And every hour spent reflecting on the disappointments of the past is an hour stolen from seeing the possibilities that your future holds.

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

Be well,

Eva Redpath

Eva Redpath’s Body Conditioning by Dancers Expands

August 13, 2010

I am excited to officially introduce Erin Zarzeczny, Allison Beula and Rachelle Ganesh. The first graduates of my Body Conditioning by Dancers Teacher Training Program.

Each teacher will bring a different approach and unique personality to the BCBD format that you already know and love!

Introducing new teachers to my roster is an exciting step in expanding my business. It was hard for me to come to the conclusion that I am at my max and it isn’t physically possible for me to teach anymore classes per week. As much as BCBD is my baby, in order for me to reach out to more women I realized it was time for me to build a team.

I have hand picked, fully trained, and am overly confident that the ladies will uphold the same integrity and bring to you the exact product that I do each and every class. I am so excited and proud, and I hope that you will embrace, welcome and get to know our new teachers.

It gives me great pleasure to introduce….

Rachelle Ganesh

Rachelle Ganesh ~ Body Conditioning by Dancers

Rachelle Ganesh ~ Body Conditioning by Dancers

Passion, inspiration and service. These are three core values that Rachelle Ganesh brings to her involvement in both the fitness and entertainment industries. With over twenty years of training in various forms of dance, Rachelle has also achieved notable credits in film and television, theatre and choreography. Her professional resume includes a certificate in musical theatre from the Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts as well as an Advanced 1 R.A.D ballet certificate.

Currently, Rachelle is working with Electric Blonde Entertainment as a choreographer, on site agent and performer in addition to this, she provides choreography for local music artists. Throughout her endeavors, fitness has always been an important element in her life. As a result, Rachelle has been certified by Can Fit Pro to be a Personal Trainer Specialist. Women’s health has always been important to Rachelle as she grew up learning about health related issues from her mother, who is a family physician.

Rachelle has been inspired by her mother and other infulential female figures in her life to continue to learn more about women and family health as a student at the University of Toronto. Rachelle believes in being compassionate and understanding and truly wants to be a reliable source of motivation for women.

Erin Zarzeczny

Erin Zarzeczny ~ Body Conditioning by Dancers

Erin Zarzeczny ~ Body Conditioning by Dancers

Erin Zarzeczny is a Certified Yoga Instructor with many years and a variety of experience in the health and fitness industry.

Erin discovered her passion for health and fitness when she started gymnastics at the age of 6. In her early teens Erin left her competitive gymnastics career to pursue dance and never looked back. Dancing in jazz, acro, ballet and hip hop, Erin has competed across Ontario as well as Internationally. In 2001 she earned a Gold Medal in Pairs Showdance at the World Showdance Championships in Reisa, Germany and represented Canada in the team competition two years in a row. She spent four years dancing and competing with the Queen’s University Dance Team, and taught classes in Jazz and hip hop.

Erin’s passion for health and fitness led her to achieve her Yoga Teacher Certification in June 2010. Erin strives to inspire people to lead a healthy lifestyle and firmly believes in the importance of mental, physical and spiritual wellbeing as a foundation for leading a happy and healthy life.

Allison Beula

Allison Beula ~ Body Conditioning by Dancers

Allison Beula ~ Body Conditioning by Dancers

Allison Beula is a Certified Personal Training Specialist. She holds an Honours B.A.A. in film and is a recipient of the “Norman Jewison Filmmaker” Award. She furthered her training at The Randolph Academy For The Performing Arts, for whom she currently Directs, Choreographs, and Instructs. Allison has led workshops and classes for dozens of institutions including: The Avenue Road Arts School, Arts For Children and Youth of Toronto, Mirvish (Lion King), The Toronto and Catholic School Board, and OISE. She is a Director, Choreographer and Performer whose work has been seen on stages all over the city, and is also a private dance and acting coach. She specializes in vintage dance and performs in several entertainment troops.

In addition to Randolph she has trained with Upright Citizens Brigade (NYC), Dance Manhattan, and is a recent graduate of the Second City Conservatory Program. While living in Manhattan, Allison trained extensively at the renowned gym “The Crunch” where she took part in many new and cutting edge fitness classes. Allison is also a member of, and writer for, several vintage film societies across Ontario. Allison is a recent recipient of an Ontario Arts Council grant for “Artists in Education”. She is also the captain of her Ultimate Frisbee team “The Smurfs”!

Allison is a firm believer in being strong, healthy, and active always, no matter what your age or skill level. Our body is our instrument and we need it for life, so we must treat it respectfully, however we also must use it, and use it to its full potential. It’s there for us, and quite often we have a lot more physical and mental power than we realize, finding the potential and strength we all have inside is an amazing journey and one we should all go on!

Eva Redpath

Eva Redpath

Eva Redpath

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’s approach to dance, fitness class and personal training is not only to be an inspiring coach, but also an educator, role model, confidant and a major source of motivation and positive encouragment.

Eva has been featured on Rogers Cable, Oh So Cosmo Tv, in, Flare, Glow, 24Hours, Zoomer,, Best Health Magazine, Canadian Living and Elle Canada. She is spokes Model for Kellogg’s Special K* and Lululemon Athletica.

8 Week September Session Dates

12:10pm – 1:25pm & 1:30pm – 2:45pm
— September 12th – November 7th

10:00am – 11:15am & 8:05pm – 9:20pm
— September 13th – November 8th

— September 14th – November 2nd

8:05pm – 9:20pm
— September 15th – November 3rd

10:00am – 11:15am & 8:05pm – 9:20pm
— September 16th – November 4th

6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
— September 17th – November 5th

— September 18th – November 6th

For More Information and to Register Visit:

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

June 15, 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, Flare, Glow, 24Hours, Zoomer, ParentDish and is spokes model for Kellogg’s Special K* and LuLuLemon.

September’s Healthy Lifestyles Newsletter

September 1, 2009
Choose Health and Fitness as a Lifestyle…
Not as a Fad!

Welcome to my monthly newsletter.  You can now look forward to my fitness and nutrition tips and motivation at the beginning of each month.

This Month’s Topics:
1) Nutrition – Mmm…Smoothies!
2) Fitness – Double-Side Jackknife
3) Wellness – Stretching At Work
4) News – September Session Spaces Left

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1) Nutrition – Mmm Smoothies!

One of my favorites from Fresh Restaurants in Toronto.

The Date and Almond Smoothie

Ingredients for 2 Servings:

datealmond6-7 dates
2 heaping tablespoons of almond butter
2 medium bananas, sliced
2 cups non-dairy milk
1.5 tablespoons honey
2 pinches cinnamon powder (optional)
1 vanilla bean, scraped (optional)


1. To soften the dates enough for them to blend properly with the other ingredients, soak them in water for at least one hour. If you don’t have an hour, soak them for a few minutes in hot water.

2. If you prefer creamier and cold smoothies, freeze the banana prior to making this smoothie.

3. Combine all ingredients in a strong blender and blend until smooth. Depending on the strength of your blender, you may need to add a little extra non-dairy milk and pause the blending to give things a stir.

4. Pour into tall glasses, serve and ENJOY!

Rich in protein, hearty and healthy. If you include cacao powder, this smoothie is one sweet dessert that you can fully enjoy without feeling guilty.


2) Fitness – Exercise Of The Month

Double-Side Jackknife
Exercise: Targets Core

side_jack1. Lie on your side, your legs stacked and straight, feet flexed.

2. Wrap your bottom arm in front of your torso, placing it on your top hip, and put your top hand behind your head.

3. Simultaneously raise your torso and legs, bringing your head toward your hips.

4. Return to start in a controlled motion and repeat 12-15x, then switch sides and repeat

Tip: Too Challenging? Start by lifting just your legs.

3) Wellness – Stretching At Work!

Stretching is a great way to limit pain by keeping muscles flexible and relaxed. If done regularly stretching can prevent the build up of muscle tension that leads to pain, postural problems and joint restriction.

This is especially important for those who have desk jobs – chances are you’re sitting at one now! Have you taken your eyes away from the screen lately? Gotten up to walk around? Had a little stretch?  It can be revitalizing…try it now.

Neck Stretch

trapezius-neck-stretches1. Sit on one hand and sit up straight. This locks in the shoulder so it doesn’t move.

2. Look down towards the opposite hip. With your free hand, firmly pull your head towards that hip.

3. To stretch the very upper portion of your neck. Rotate your head further around towards your underarm and place your chin onto your shoulder.

4. Pull firmly. Hold for 30 seconds. BREATH.

4) News – September 8 Week Session

Those who exercise in groups sustain greater motivation than those who exercise alone. Still a few spaces left:

-> SUNDAYS 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
September 13th– November 8th (No Class Oct 11th)

> WEDNESDAYS 8:05 pm – 9:20 pm *at L3
September 9th– October 28th

-> THURSDAYS 10:00 am – 11:15 am
September 10th– October 29th

-> THURSDAYS 8:05 pm – 9:20 pm
September 10th– October 29th

Save your spot TODAY!

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A little encouragement to live by in September:

Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.

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

Be well,



Join Us June 20th for the Fitness and Nutrition Workshop for Real Women

May 29, 2009

Space Is Limited.

Register For This Incredible Workshop Today:

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