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Smutty Fitness: 2015 Top 10 - #7

December 16, 2015 21:55:35 Posted at December 16, 2015 21:55:35
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Number 7 on my list of 2015 Fitness Takeaways is: Invest in some cute workout clothes, especially a pair of hot, wild tights.  It seems so simple, but investing in a few pieces of workout clothing that make you feel good will absolutely improve your workouts. Just think about it: you are going to go squat and lunge and plank and run and burpee and sweat in a room that is full of mirrors. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: 2015 Top 10 - #8

December 15, 2015 20:08:56 Posted at December 15, 2015 20:08:56
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Click here for #9 from yesterday. Coming in at number 8 on my list of Top 10 Fitness Takeaways for 2015 is: Find Your Tribe & Get Involved Whether you join a running club in your neighbourhood, a hiking group, a dance class, a recreational sports league or a yoga studio, make sure you find your people. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: 2015 Top 10 - #9

December 14, 2015 15:55:37 Posted at December 14, 2015 15:55:37
Hayley Posted by Hayley

Click here for last week’s #10. Number 9 on my list of Top 10 Fitness Takeaways for 2015 is: You Get Out What You Put In This is one of the most frustrating parts of my job - clients who want to see results without putting in the work needed to reach their desired goal. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: 2015 Top 10 - #10

December 11, 2015 19:31:04 Posted at December 11, 2015 19:31:04
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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I have been asked by long time reader Tierney to help her, and the rest of you, through what she describes as the toughest stretch of the year and keep you clear of all the holiday temptations. But what fun are the holidays without a little shortbread and wine? I have accepted the challenge. For the next 10 days I am going to recap my top 10 fitness takeaways for 2015 as well as leave you with a daily tip on how to survive the holidays and make sure you fit into your clothes come January 1st. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Lifting Heavy

December 10, 2015 22:34:51 Posted at December 10, 2015 22:34:51
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, Here's a bit about myself: I'm a 30 year old woman who's been in decent shape most of my life (I definitely like to train hard but LOVE my wine, cheese, chocolate and pasta!). I play soccer and enjoy hiking and running although have always felt my best when doing boot camp style classes that bring my heart rate up while building strength and muscle. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Fitness through the holidays

December 3, 2015 19:54:25 Posted at December 3, 2015 19:54:25
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Last weekend, I had the pleasure of sitting down with fellow trainer Eva Redpath, who is Canada’s Nike Master Trainer and based out of Toronto, to talk everything health and fitness.  Among other things, we chatted about busy lives and how we work with our clients to help make their fitness a priority. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Cold Weather Workouts

November 26, 2015 18:58:16 Posted at November 26, 2015 18:58:16
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Winter can be a tough time to get outside to exercise and it is easy to spend most of the long, dark days indoors, both working and working out. The air is cold, the ground is slippery and it is dark, both before and after work. But with proper preparation, as well as picking the right outdoor activities, you can enjoy a few outdoor workouts each week. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: what is cardio?

November 19, 2015 16:59:28 Posted at November 19, 2015 16:59:28
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Dear Hayley, I've a question about what counts as cardio because, to be perfectly blunt, I hate most "cardio" workouts. I know it's important to my overall health and benefits me in a way weight training doesn't, but I'm so unenthusiastic when I'm slogging away on a treadmill/bike/elliptical that I know the benefit is likely halved. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: a faster 5km

November 12, 2015 17:19:06 Posted at November 12, 2015 17:19:06
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I just finished my 5th 5k in the past three years and got my best time, 29.39. In my first 5k in 2013, I ran at 34.00 minutes because I got tired and walked. I shaved off time since then but I'm disappointed because I wanted to run faster this time. I train primarily on a treadmill I have at home, while my second child naps and my eldest is in school. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Mental health is just as important as physical health

November 6, 2015 20:37:31 Posted at November 6, 2015 20:37:31
Hayley Posted by Hayley

I am an athlete, and have been my entire life. I have learned that you can push your body through anything. I have learned that pain is just something imaginary, and with a little bit of focus you can make it go away. I have taught myself that it is all mental and you can erase any thought, if you try hard enough. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: First Triathlon

November 5, 2015 18:11:39 Posted at November 5, 2015 18:11:39
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi, Hayley, I'm thinking about doing my first triathlon next year, and have started swimming/spin classes once a week. I normally run a few times a week as well, and play squash, do yoga, and strength train. Any tips on how I should focus my time? I would say I think my weakest is the biking! I'm nervous about the transitions and just being able to work for that long! Thanks! ___ This brings back memories of my first triathlon. Full Article

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