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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 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

Eva

www.BodyConditioningByDancers.com

To Read Week Two Journal Entires Click Here

21 Day Challenge – Week Two

January 23, 2011

Week Two

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When you believe in yourself you have the first secret of success.

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

With love

Eva

www.BodyConditioningByDancers.com

To Read Week One 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?

Eva Redpath Tells You Why To Choose Group Fitness Over The Gym

June 10, 2010

Why Take A Group Fitness Class Over Going To The Gym Alone?

Because: Exercising in a group increases motivation and adds enjoyment to a fitness program!

Committing to group fitness classes outside the gym holds you accountable and creates the routine of having a regular time and place to workout. This is key for those who have trouble “fitting exercise into a busy schedule” enabling you to put your excuses aside, by making the time, and the choice to make a change!

Need more convincing?

Top 5 reasons why you should join a Toronto Womens Fitness Class!

1. You’ll get a fitness instructor who is experienced and qualified – don’t know how to conduct yourself in a gym? Problem solved!

2. No monthly membership fees going to waste – stop paying for a membership that you aren’t getting full use out of!

3. Small class sizes – that motivates without a stressful and hectic environment of a crowded class room

4. Private, clean and inspiring facility – away from the chaos of a congested gym. Choose a bright, inviting and appealing atmosphere

5. The most fun you’ll ever have in a Toronto Fitness Class– Look forward to coming to class each week. Group exercise that is enjoyable and invigorating. A program you’ll be inspired to stick with!

Find the right fit for you. Looking for a little extra motivation with your Summer Fitness Program? for Eva Redpath’s Body Conditioning by Dancers 10 Week Summer Schedule, visit:

www.EvaRedpath.com

Can You Exercise When Pregnant?

April 21, 2010

YES…A Healthy Mom Makes a Happy Baby!

Pregnancy is a beautiful part of life and should be enjoyed at all stages. One way to do that is to maintain a healthy lifestyle by exercising, living actively and eating healthy, leaving you feeling beautiful while the body changes throughout pregnancy.

Women must always consult with their physician or other health care provider before beginning an exercise program or continuing with a current program, to make the necessary adjustments to the routine.  In the case of a high-risk pregnancy, exercise guidelines will differ.

Not only does exercising release powerful endorphins to boost your energy, self-esteem and create that healthy glow, the benefits of exercise during your pregnancy can positively prepare you and your body for birth.

How to Have a Fit and Healthy Pregnancy

~ Top 5 Exercise Tips For Pregnant Women ~

Note: When exercising while pregnant, focus heavily on proper form and alignment. Take your time and always be safe.

1. Maintain an Active Lifestyle – Go for a walk everyday. It’s good for mental and physical health. Team up with a walking partner, or prepare a play list of music to keep you motivated. Babies love when you move and groove, so don’t sit still for too long. Get up and walk around frequently.

2. Aerobic Exercise and Weight Training – If you were a gym goer before pregnancy, the stationary bike, elliptical and treadmill can be appropriate ways of maintaining your cardio, but be sure to wear a heart rate monitor. Since your blood volume increases during pregnancy, your heart rate will also increase. You may need to go slower or do a little less. The key is to listen to your body, reduce intensity and stay within a safe exercise heart rate zone.

3. Core Strength – Core strength is essential in developing stability and strength to go along with the added baby weight. Strengthening the core (abs and back) can relieve back pain and improve posture. Slow controlled pilates exercises specific to pregnancy are great, as it’s important to focus on breathing, alignment and moving in a safe and comfortable range of motion.  I recommend sitting on a large pilates ball throughout your pregnancy to strengthen the core. During delivery, to help you remain comfortable and even when the baby is born.  In fact, many of my clients have had great success bouncing on the ball to sooth their new born babies.

4. Yoga – Yoga can be a great way to connect with your baby on a spiritual level, maintaining a sense of calm and relaxation. Being able to tap into the mindset can be very beneficial during birth. Be sure to choose an appropriate practice, as not all postures will be favorable for pregnancy.

5. Swimming – Swimming is great because it strengthens large muscle groups both in your upper and lower body. It can be a great form of low impact/low intensity cardiovascular exercise, and allows you to feel weightless during pregnancy, without any additional strain or stress on your joints and body.

Top Tips

  • Avoid sleeping or lying on your back
  • The optimal position for blood supply is lying on your left side
  • Avoid exercises that include twisting or inversions
  • Wear a heart rate monitor and keep your heart rate in your aerobic zone.
  • Later in pregnancy, wear a “belly band” during exercise to take the pressure off the pubis bone
  • Remember that a healthy diet and adequate sleep should never be neglected.

A Healthy Mom Makes a Happy Baby!

About the author:

Eva Redpath is a certified Group Fitness expert and Personal Trainer in Toronto. She brings a unique approach to women’s exercise, fitness classes and body conditioning with her extensive dance background. More fitness inspiration can be found at www.EvaRedpath.com.


Girlicious Valentines Day Dance Workshop

February 8, 2010
Eva Redpath's Girlicious Workshop

Eva Redpath's Girlicious Workshop

This Friday, February 12

from 6:30-8:00pm

at BDX – Byfield Dance Experience

I will be holding a Valentines Edition of my popular Girlicious Workshops

I invite you to come and learn some sexy new moves just in time for Valentines Day. The workshop will starts with an intense body conditioning warm up followed by a sexy dance routine.

WARNING: I’m going to need you to sneak into a mans closet and borrow one of his dress shirts…lets just say that its time to let go ladies, unbutton and release your sexy side!

To register and save your spot visit:
http://www.evaredpath.com/girlicious.htm

Tell your girls, this is a workshop they won’t want to miss….

Eva


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