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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


To Read Week Three 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


To Read Week One Journal Entires Click Here

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:

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


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!


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


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.


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

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


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

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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

Toronto Women’s Fitness Classes 2010 Session Dates

December 13, 2009

The following are the finalized dates and details for the first session of my Toronto Women’s Only Body Conditioning by Dancers classes for the New Year.

Registration will open this Tuesday December 15th.

Incase you need a little convincing that this is the ONLY fitness class you NEED this year take a look at my new class demo

Different from the usual format, this session will start off with a week of preview classes, followed by the 8 week session starting one week later.

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Preview Class Dates:
Wednesday January 6th 8:05pm
Thursday January 7th 10:00am & 8:05pm
Sunday January 10th 12:10pm
Monday January 11th 10:00am & 8:05pm

Preview Class Details:
The preview class will consist of a 1 hour version of the new session, followed by a presentation of the BCBD New Years Challenge – a 21 day workbook I’ve developed to help you set fitness and nutrition New Years Resolutions and keep them!

Drop in rate of $15 per class, RSVP required, limit of 12 participants per class

Please Note: The session dates start one week later, as I will be out of the city from January 13th-20th. Attendance in the preview classes is not mandatory, they were created as an option for those who desire to fill the time before the start of the 8 week session.

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2010 Session Dates:
-> SUNDAYS 12:10 pm – 1:25 pm
January 24th – March 14th

-> MONDAYS 10:00 am – 11:15 am
January 25th – March 15th

-> MONDAYS 8:05 pm – 9:20 pm
January 25th – March 15th

-> WEDNESDAY 8:05 pm – 9:20 pm *at L3
January 27th – March 17th

-> THURSDAYS 10:00 am – 11:15 am
January 21st – March 11th

-> THURSDAYS 8:05 pm – 9:20 pm
January 21st – March 11th

Session Registration:
Registration link: Paypal links will go live Tuesday December 15th – thats when you can claim your spot!

Feel free to forward the link to Friends and Family members or ask Santa for one of the most useful and rewarding gifts this year!


October’s Healthy Lifestyles Newsletter

October 3, 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 – The Storage Solution
2) Fitness – Dance to Stay Fit
3) Wellness – Remembering to Breath
4) News – 6 Week Pre Holiday session is coming

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1) Nutrition – On the Go? Be prepared

Remember you are what you eat.

Whether it’s for school or work, you’ll do better with maintaining a healthy weight if you pack your lunch. Plus you’ll be eating healthier and saving money while you’re at it.

When packing your lunch, stay away from the pre-packaged, nutrient-poor options.  You’ll want to feel energetic, and perform your best throughout the day.

The basics of a good lunch include items from the different food groups:  Fruits, vegetables, whole grains or whole grain products, meat or alternatives such as tofu and beans, and low or non-fat dairy.

Packing a lunch will take some time during your morning rush, but the benefits to your health, wallet and waistline will make the effort worthwhile.

I found the perfect tool at my favorite store – Storage Solutions.
Who knew there would be Tupperware to help you STAY FIT!

stayfitboxA Salad container which stores your salad dressing separate

lunchboxA 4 compartment lunch kit with, fork and knife included

snack and dip

A snack and dip container, perfect for veggies and hummus

*Sold at Storage Solutions (Yonge and Eglington)

2) Fitness –  Dance to Stay Fit

Variety is the key to keeping any exercise program exciting!
Here’s a reminder of the new Dance Studio in town:

BDX – Toronto’s Premier Recreational Dance Studio for Adults.

“Discover Trend-Setting New Dance Moves, Enjoy An Energizing Workout, And Get Fired-Up With Toronto’s Most Sensational Adult Dance Classes”

The doors are open and the studio is AMAZING! In honor of this much anticipated event, I invite you to sign up  for a FREE CLASS – Today! Click HERE:

3) Wellness –
Remembering to Breathe

Use meditation to stop distractions and make your mind clearer and more lucid.

MeditationPTWhen the turbulence of distracting thoughts subsides and our mind becomes still, a deep happiness and contentment naturally arises from within. This feeling of contentment and well-being helps us to cope with the busyness and difficulties of daily life.

If you feel overwhelmed, stressed or anxious – try this:

1. Choose a quiet place to meditate and sit in a comfortable position.
2. Sit in the traditional cross-legged posture or in any other position that is comfortable. If you wish, you can sit in a chair.
3. Keep your back straight to prevent your mind from becoming sluggish or sleepy.
4. Sit with our eyes partially closed and turn your attention to your breathing.
5. Breathe naturally, preferably through the nostrils, without attempting to control your breath.
6. Try to become aware of the sensation of the breath as it enters and leaves the nostrils. This sensation is your object of meditation. Try to concentrate on it to the exclusion of everything else.
7. At first, your mind will be very busy. There will be a great temptation to follow the different thoughts as they arise, resist this and remain focused  on the sensation of the breath.
8. If  you discover that your mind has wandered and is following your thoughts, immediately return it to the breath. Repeat this as many times as necessary until the mind settles on the breath.

So much of the stress and tension we normally experience comes from our mind, and many of the problems we experience, including ill health, are caused or aggravated by this stress.

Just by doing breathing meditation for ten or fifteen minutes each day, we will be able to reduce this stress.

4) News – 6 Week Pre Holiday Session

I hate to say it but the holiday season is just beginning! Thanksgiving is on the way, Halloween is around the corner and Christmas is coming – if you are interested in a little PRE-holiday activity to burn off some of that Turkey and pumpkin pie in advance.

I just thought I’d let you know I’m planning a 6 Week Pre-Holiday Session!

-> SUNDAYS 1:30 pm – 2:45 pm
November 15th – December 20th

-> MONDAYS 10:00 am – 11:15 am
November 16th – December 21st

-> MONDAYS 8:05 pm – 9:20 pm
November 16th – December 21st

> WEDNESDAY 8:05 pm – 9:20 pm *at L3
November 11th – December 16th

-> Thursdays 10:00 am – 11:15 am
November 12th – December 17th

-> Thursdays 8:05 pm – 9:20 pm
November 12th – December 17th

One Class a Week $119.00, or just $189.00 to participate twice a week!

Will start Oct 19th for current participants and October 26th for new participants.

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A little encouragement to live by in October:

Make every thought, every fact, that comes into your mind pay you a profit.
Make it work and produce for you.
Think of things not as they are but as they might be.
Don’t merely dream – but create!

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

Be well,


Dance To Get Fit

August 11, 2009

Eva Redpath and Body Conditioning by Dancers Featured on


Dance To Get Fit

By Marlene Rego

Three dance-inspired moves you can do at home for a toned body.

Who doesn’t envy a dancer’s body? All that movement does wonders for the physique and fitness buffs are starting to catch on. Eva Redpath, a Toronto-based personal trainer, uses over 20 years of dance experience to whip her classes into shape. “Dance-based workouts condition by building a solid core – the primary focus of a dancer’s strength,” she says. Here, she offers three moves you can try at home for tighter abs and better balance.

1) Ballet-inspired Plies
What it targets: Inner and outer thighs, quads and glutes.

• With feet wide apart stand with toes pointing outward, placing hands on hips.

• Bend legs into the depth of the plie so that your quad, knee and shins form a 90 degree angle. Make sure the knees don’t go over the toes.

• Hold for three counts and slowly stretch to standing for one count. You can time these counts with the beat of the music.

• Make it a slow and controlled movement. Moving slowly forces the muscle to work hard and build strength.

• Repeat the movement for three sets of eight repetitions.

2) Heel raises
What it targets: Calves, core stability and balance.

• Stand with your feet shoulder width apart, placing your hands on the hips for balance.

• Raise your body onto the balls of your feet. Hold and slowly lower down making sure to keep ankles inline when pressing onto the ball of foot.

• Repeat the movement for three sets of 16 heel raises.

Music variation:
Rise up for one count, hold for eight counts. Test your balance by looking right for four counts, left for four counts, then lower down for one count.

3) Penche
What it targets: Hamstrings, glutes, back, arms, and core.

• Stand with your feet shoulder width apart.

• Extend your left leg behind you, keeping it straight and the foot stretched.

• Hinge at hips as you lower your upper body, bringing your back leg towards the ceiling. Reach the left arm forward, keeping it inline with the body. Reach your right arm out to the side.

• Try to keep the leg and back as straight as possible. Hinge forward until your upper body and leg become parallel to the floor and hold.

• Slowly raise your body and leg back to the starting position, keeping your hips square and drawing the belly button to the spine.

• Repeat the movement for three sets of eight and switch legs.

Eva Redpath Featured in Glow

Eva Redpath Featured in Glow

Click here to see the full article.

Be well,

Eva Redpath

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