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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 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

Eva

www.BodyConditioningByDancers.com

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

 

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

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

Eva Redpath’s Solution to Fitness New Years Resolutions

December 21, 2010

The most precious asset we have is time, don’t waste it! Make your health a priority this year.

Body Conditioning by Dancers (BCBD) is a womens only program that combines conditioning exercises with dance training principles in a motivating group-class structure, empowering women to achieve their best self through unconventional fitness.
With the New Year around the corner, BCBD is the perfect option for women in Canada’s most active city looking to get or stay healthy in 2011!
January 2011 Session Dates and Details here:

Healthy Lifestyles Tips for the New Year

1. Set Weekly Goals – Focus on realistic short-term fitness goals, with a long term objective in mind.

2. Live Actively – Take the stairs, vs the elevator

-walk home from work
-shovel the driveway and the neighbors
-go skating with friends

There are plenty of FUN ways of staying fit in the city – choose one that interests and excites you.

3. Choose an Accountability Partner – Be it a friend or family member, choose someone reliable, who shares the same goals as you.

4. Make Exercise a Social Event – consider taking a dance class or even a women’s fitness class with your girls. This is one of the most motivating and encouraging ways of sticking with your new years resolutions!

5. Watch Your Diet: Since exercise is only 70% of the equation, remember to

-drink lots of water
-always eat breakfast
-watch portion control
-try to pack your lunches and snacks so you don’t revert to unhealthy choices when you are not prepared.
-choose to eat Whole Natural Foods
(whole grains, beans, vegetables, nuts and seeds, fish and chicken)

6. Reward Yourself and Celebrate Your Successes – In order to motivate yourself to achieve your goals reward yourself and celebrate! Remember enjoying the journey, leads to the fulfillment of the destination.

If you can set aside the time to exercise wonderful, if you can’t in the very least, you can do

The 16 Minute Commercial Workout


The exercise program you can put yourself through during the commercial breaks of your hour long TV program.

Oh So Cosmo’s At Home Program

Here’s what you need:

  1. Open space, such as your living room floor
  2. Skipping rope ($5)
  3. Mat ($15)
  4. Ball ($25)
  5. Music (Ipod)

Exercises Per Commercial Break:

Cardio: Skipping ropes (with foot work)
Legs: Standing Squats (feet parallel, 2nd position)
Arms: Pushups  (Center and elbow, elbow, hand, hand)
Core: Plank (Center and Side)

For more expert fitness advice from Eva, consider joining Body Conditioning by Dancers

An eight-week ‘boot-camp’ inspired package, including one or two fitness classes a week, a BCBD healthy eating guidelines book and an e-newsletter with nutrition and fitness tips. Featured in the January session is a 21 Day Challenge designed to inspire you to start making the right choices towards living a healthy lifestyle. Including expert advice in – Fitness, Nutrition, Goal Coaching & More. A FREE challenge with many great prizes up for grabs, including two 8 week sessions of BCBD.

January 2011 Session Dates and Details here:

We are looking forward to an amazing first session of 2011 we hope you’ll consider joining us.
Questions? Email: eva@evaredpath.com
Wishing you a safe and healthy holiday season, see you in the New Year!
Eva


How To Stay Fit On A Budget

July 13, 2009

-Frugal Fitness-

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It is important to stay consistent with exercise even when money is tight, our health is important so its crucial that it doesn’t get forgotten about.

Life is busy – money is tight! We get it, but if you aren’t making the time for exercise, then you aren’t making the time for yourself.

If a gym membership and personal trainer isn’t in your budget, consider a workout partner or joining a group fitness class to help you stay enthusiastic and motivated.

Those who exercise in groups sustain greater motivation to train, than those who workout alone! Don’t isolate yourself if you don’t have to.

Exercising is tough work and may not be the most exciting activity you have in your schedule, so don’t make it hard on yourself. There are a plethora of options that are motivating, encouraging and FUN! 

If you can’t find the time to commit to group classes or are short on funds, then try to workout with a reliable partner who shares the same goals as you. Coaching and cheering on your partner can be a great way to incorporate extra motivation and will in turn excite you to push yourself as well.

Frugal Fitness Solutions

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1. Stay Fit With Friends This Summer

exercising w friendsTake advantage of the weather, get outside and get fit! Plan a weekend walk or run with a friend and make it a healthy lunch date to reward yourselves afterwards – its a great way to socialize and exercise all at once.

Consider taking up a sport this summer, like joining a Tennis club, Soccer team or a Running group – All great ways to enjoy the outdoors, meet people and exercise at the same time.

2. Stay Fit With An At Home Program

Its amazing what you can do in the comfort of your own home!

Eva Redpath Toronto Exercise

Eva Redpath Toronto Exercise

Since my background comes from Dance, I’ve found the best results in doing workouts that consist of whole body exercises, using functional moves to improve muscular strength and endurance.

My method starts with a warm up followed by a stretch and continues with pre choreographed exercises done to specifically prepared playlists on my iPod.  I focus on each body part for the duration of a song, which I carefully choose to motivate and push me through the exercises.

For example, I always choose an upbeat pushup track. The energy in the song helps to push me through the duration of the exercise. For my core I select a slow acoustic track to help me focus on my breathing and correct form.

I take little to no breaks in between exercises. I’m continuously moving on to a different body part; which keeps me engaged and my workouts moving.

Eva Redpath Toronto Exercise

Eva Redpath Toronto Exercise

At the end of each workout I feel challenged both physically and mentally, giving me a sense of accomplishment in having worked hard towards achieving my fitness goals.

You don’t need any equipment or weights, the length of each exercise plus your own body weight and resistance is enough – trust me!

No gym, no equipment – no cost!

3. Create A Mini Back Yard Boot Camp

outdoorStart by taking a jog, bike ride or rollerblade around the block or park. Then use your surroundings for conditioning exercises.

Perform pushups and tricep dips on a bench, do walking lunges along the side walk, pull ups on the monkey bars, and core on the grass.

The park – your free gym… Improvise!

4. Live Actively – 100% FREE

woman-taking-stairsTake the stairs instead of an escalator or elevator, Get off the bus early and walk, Walk the dog, Walk to school/work, Wash the car, Clean the house, Go shopping, Plan a family bike ride, Rollerblading on the board walk, Make a routine of taking a romantic walk after dinner!

Whatever the activity you choose, every little bit helps – doing anything is better then doing nothing at all!

5. Make A Plan and Track Your Results

journalA great way to increase your success is to keep a visual record of your programs and accomplishments. This can be done by simply writing your fitness achievements and setbacks in a workout journal. The journal works because it further holds you accountable. If you write about your efforts, then you are more likely to follow through on your goals.

Your journal should include a list of your personal goals, your strengths and weaknesses. You can even write, or cut out exercises and recipes you find online or in magazines and add them to the book for your reference and inspiration.

Know your specific workout intension, be present during your training and never let the mind wander. Always remember that the hard work you put in today is getting you closer to your long term objectives!

And lastly create an encouraging phrase you can say to yourself at the height of the challenge.

For example:

I want this, I believe in myself, and I am going to keep on pushing!

Be well,

Eva Redpath

www.EvaRedpath.com

Why Take a Group Fitness Class…

October 2, 2008

…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 them to put their excuses aside, by making the time, and the choice to make a change!

Need more convincing?

Top 5 reasons why you should join a Women’s or Men’s only 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 motivate 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 – 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.

Women’s only fitness classes
www.EvaRedpath.com
NEW classes starting November.

Men’s only fitness classes…coming soon…December 2008

Be well,

Eva


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