Healthy Homemade Protein Balls

Yup, here’s another energy balls recipe.  I totally just did it, I jumped on that wagon and I’m not ashamed of it! Plus would I really be a health and fitness enthusiast without having my own energy/protein ball recipe?  This makes me legit now, right? LOL I’m not going to lie, I’ve played around with…

Sweat at Home with Denise-Resistance band {Glute} Workout

While offering a variety on intensity resistance bands can give you a full body workout, plus strength training without using any weights. For under $20.00 you can pick up a set of  Go Fit Bands at Spartan Fitness Equipment that comes with a variety of different levels of resistance. 30 Minute Band Workout- Targeting your…

Sweat at Home with Denise: Full Body Kettlebell Workout

Its no secret that Kettlebells are my most favourite piece of equipment. If you’ve been following you will have quickly learned that I use kettlebells as part of my daily workouts most of the time. In some form or another, I add it in, which is why I am so excited to be able to…

Sweat at Home with Denise- Cardio + Core Med Ball Workout

Did you know that Medicine Balls are one of the most ancient pieces of athletic equipment?  It dates back to 1000BC. It was used by athletes in Ancient Greece. If you are looking to increase your core and overall strength, coordination, balance and endurance adding a medicine ball to your workouts can target all of…

Genetics: Your Health, Wellness & Fitness Level

Being a personal trainer and certified nutrition coach, you can probably imagine how excited I was to learn about a new DNA test that specifically tests our fitness and nutrition genes. A few weeks ago I was invited to attend an information session with MyDNA as they launch this new DNA test in Canada.  It…

Top 10 Things to Know About Getting Fit

    Being “fit” has nothing to do with the way you look but everything to do with how you feel and move. If you are reading this and thinking about making changes to better your overall health- then welcome! Here is my advice to you. These are all the things I have learned over…

Eat the Rainbow! Join The 8 Week VegeGreen Challenge + Giveaway!

Health experts tell us to “Eat the Rainbow” of fruits and veggies. Why? Because every colour represents different powerhouse nutrients! When you eat (or drink) ‘the rainbow’ your body gets what it needs to live a healthy, vibrant, energized life. Because when you’re fully nourished, you feel great. And when you feel great, you live…

Women and Diets | Why are we always looking for a quick fix?

The better question is- why do we  (women) keep falling for the newest fad diet?  What is always making us search for the diet that is going to work and work fast?  Is it only me, or do we always seem to find ourselves needing to lose 10lbs? It’s not until I changed my whole outlook…

Simple Stir Fried Quinoa

Quinoa has to be the most versatile grain, you can pretty much do anything with this grain, from cooking to baking with it. Health Benefits of Quinoa? Quinoa also falls into the ‘Superfood” category as it’s considered to be a high-fiber carbohydrate and is a complete source of protein meaning it contains all essential amino acids….

Fit Mom, Fit Kids! Fun Workouts to do with Your Kids!

      See that video, that’s me and my son Jonathan doing burpees. Actually, he did a full workout with me that day.  He’s 13 and he’s been begging to come and workout with me at the gym, so I finally said yes and told him he had to keep up with his mamma!…