This past weekend I was entered to participate in the Mississauga Half Marathon on behalf of the ‘Guts to Run’ Team which supports Crohn's and Colitis Canada. I have been training for the last three months following the training plan as best as my work schedule would allow. Based on the longest run I was able to complete 18.5km. I knew that everything was on track until…Read More
Most women when they think of fitness tend to think of cardio and they neglect any kind of resistance training to build muscle. This is a mistake as the benefits of doing resistance training are numerous. Here are a few:Read More
In 1979 POLAR filed its first patent for wireless heart rate measurement and in 1982, launched the first ever wire-free wearable heart rate monitor, changing the way athletes trained forever.
There are a few things that you want to determine when you have a heart rate monitor:Read More
This week's blog should have been about running, but I am interrupting the series for a special blog post.
A friend texted me for some advice on doing a Triathlon for the first time. He will be doing the Jakes Off-Road Triathlon on the last weekend of April, which is a respectable challenge. This triathlon is open to Jamaicans and foreigners alike, so I am encouraging both my Jamaican and my Canadian peeps to check it out. Here is my advice for the first timer in this triathlon:Read More
You have made that decision – you want to work with a personal trainer. This is a big step as you have made the decision to improve your health and fitness. Personal trainers, like other professional, can be good or bad at what they do. Who do you choose? What makes someone the best personal trainer in Toronto or anywhere for that matter?Read More
The festive season is upon us. Some are busy worrying about what to buy for family and friends, while others are stressing over the meals and the travelling coming up. While doing all that planning, we may also be worried about losing our fitness during the season. Fear not, 30 to 45 minutes a day for 3 or 4 sessions a week will diminish the effects of not going to the gym at all.Read More