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Girls hockey in Calgary: What you need to know

By |2020-01-07T08:54:50-07:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

Playing hockey is a rite of passage in Canada, and one that girls are finally joining in on. Maya Smith has been playing girls hockey in Calgary ever since she was a kid. In this post, Maya shares all the ins and outs of navigating Canada's game as a young female.

Why you need to hit Barry’s Bootcamp in Calgary now

By |2020-01-01T13:11:08-07:00January 1st, 2020|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , |

If you're like me, you're ready to make a fresh start on a new decade. Trying new things is something that often scares me, but I try to do it anyway. Most of the time I'm happy I took the risk, and so it was when I tried the Barry's Bootcamp workout in their new Calgary studio. As far as workouts go, it's pretty similar to Orangetheory Fitness, but there are some distinct differences. I break all those down, in case you're interested in giving either workout a go - which I high recommend. Here's to a healthy 2020!

Everything you Need to Know about Prenatal Yoga in Calgary

By |2019-11-26T12:04:08-07:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

Exactly 15-years ago I was happily pregnant and the best part of my week was Thursday night. That's when I'd do my prenatal yoga class then rush home to watch Survivor and The Apprentice. My how times have changed! If someone you know is pregnant, prenatal yoga is a fantastic way to relieve pregnancy stressors and prepare yourself for birth. We've also researched the best spots in Calgary for prenatal and parenting classes. And if you've never taken a yoga class before, we've got you covered with a look at the beginner classes available. Namaste!

How to be more thankful and grateful at this time of year

By |2019-11-20T20:53:27-07:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , |

It seems too early to be thinking about Christmas, doesn't it? But if I don't start on holiday prep by mid-November, I'm grouchy and stressed all of December. If I want to be more present, more thankful and grateful for all that I have, I need to be purposeful. Here's a look at what I do each November to get a head start on the holiday season.

These are the best studios for hot yoga in Calgary

By |2019-08-27T07:50:51-06:00August 27th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , |

How do you totally unwind? I've got a variety of tricks up my sleeve, but Pinot Grigio and Netflix usually make me feel worse. Over the past few years, hot yoga has become my therapy of choice. Here's a look at my favourite studios in Calgary (I'm a floater) + how to prep for your first class.

Banff yoga and barre in the mountains

By |2019-07-31T21:50:44-06:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Is your exercise routine in a rut? Mine was, until I tried this awesome, invigorating outdoor class at Sunshine Meadows. I felt so much better - physically and mentally afterwards. If you love being outdoors in Banff, and are into yoga or barre, you'll want to hit up these classes before summer's end. Here's all the deets...

Easy health and wellness tips + $100 giveaway

By |2019-06-12T17:31:15-06:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , |

June really is a crazy time of year. It seems like the Friday night of summer, but with kids it feels more like a panicked Monday night. (Dance recitals! Exams! Farewell parties! Last minute vacation planning!) Here's a look at how I attempt to achieve a somewhat balanced state of health and wellness in our family, plus tips for outsourcing.

This is the best spot to get a massage in Portland

By |2019-10-19T10:25:50-06:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Health & Wellness|Tags: , , , , , |

Outdoor Nordic spas are all the rage in Canada, but I wasn't aware of them in the U.S. Then I found Knot Springs, a day spa in Portland Oregon. In addition to their funky pools, they have CBD oil treatments and a crazy range of massages. Here's a look at my experience (which included "luxury dirt").