Smutty Fitness Articles

Fitness tips, exercise and diet advice.

Smutty Fitness: In-the-moment wellness and fitness 

Hayley Posted by Hayley at April 13, 2018 19:37:10 April 13, 2018 19:37:10

Hi Hayley! SO long story short, I had a breakdown brought on from work stress 3 years ago. I ended up being diagnosed with Bipolar. I'm completely fine now and doing very well on the medication. The only kicker is that the meds have contributed to a ton of weight gain (50 pounds to be exact.) It's honestly been so awful, I feel like I'm not even myself anymore. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: At-home Pilates for Spring 

Hayley Posted by Hayley at March 23, 2018 17:05:24 March 23, 2018 17:05:24
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Is anyone else as excited for spring as I am? This means dress and tank top season is upon us! Most of you know that I have been super into Pilates since becoming a certified comprehensive Pilates instructor a year ago and not only has it made all of my aches and pains vanish but my arms, legs and abs have never looked better. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Small changes can add up

Hayley Posted by Hayley at March 15, 2018 20:27:14 March 15, 2018 20:27:14

Hi Hayley  So I have quite the complicated case. I am 32 years old I weigh about 170lbs, 5’3 and want to get back to 140-145. At my highest about a year ago I was 215 pounds. I’ve lost quite a lot of weight but can’t seem to get rid of the rest, and was wondering if you could help me?  My back story is in 2014 my life was turned upside down in an instant after a day surgery for endometriosis went horribly wrong. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Triathlon Training 

Hayley Posted by Hayley at March 9, 2018 17:59:32 March 9, 2018 17:59:32

Hi Hayley!  A little back story first... I have lived with anxiety my whole life and exercise has been transformation for me. I had a bad breakup last year and 2018 I have designated as the "Year of My Best Body”. My fitness regime has helped bring back the self-love and self-worth I had completely forgotten about. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Running in extreme cold

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 23, 2018 17:45:56 February 23, 2018 17:45:56

Hi Hayley, I have decided I want to run a half marathon in September, but am struggling to work out how to go from where I am now to where I need to be in September. For the past few years, I have been running or cycling multiple times a week, including a long (6-8 miles) weekend run. Summer 2017 I moved to a new city (Astana, Kazakhstan!) with a very different climate (I was previously in Berlin), for a new job with a very different schedule. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: An Avengers workout

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 15, 2018 19:22:28 February 15, 2018 19:22:28
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I have a confession to make: I have never been a marvel comic movie fanatic! I watched Iron Man, the first one, but since then I’ve paid zero attention to all the other movies that have followed. So with the release of the most anticipated Marvel movie upon us, I figured it was time I changed that. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Olympics-inspired workout

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 9, 2018 18:18:52 February 9, 2018 18:18:52
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The Olympics – I just love them. Everything about them: the triumphs, the heartbreaks, the close victories and the near-misses. I love the stories behind the athletes and I love how not only does the Olympics bring countries together but how they bring the world together and how they inspire all generations to strive for greatness. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Our emotional bodies 

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 31, 2018 19:27:33 January 31, 2018 19:27:33

Every morning, for the past 6 weeks, the first thing that I do when I wake up is take a little white pill for my anxiety and because today is Bell Let’s Talk day I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about it. I have always suffered with anxiety and some of my earliest memories are filled with anxious feelings and for as long as I can remember I have had paralyzing moments of anxiety. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Winter running shoes 

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 26, 2018 20:19:45 January 26, 2018 20:19:45

Hi Hayley!  Hope 2018 is off to a good start for you. I'm based in Toronto and went for a run the other day when it was above zero and my feet got absolutely soaking wet. I was hoping you might be able to recommend your favourite pairs of winter running shoes. My routes are usually a mix of street and park running, so if there is a shoe that can keep my feet dry and warm, that works for both pavement and trails that would be ideal. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: training for endurance sports

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 16, 2018 20:35:43 January 16, 2018 20:35:43

 Happy New Year Hayley! I am going into my 39th year, and starting to see the light with my youngest of 3 entering kindergarten in September, so seeing this as a year of new challenges for me fitness-wise. In the last couple years I have found a new love in mountain biking. I got myself a pretty good bike in 2016 and this past year, dabbled in a few local mountain bike races. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: 4 fitness forward questions & answers

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 11, 2018 19:10:02 January 11, 2018 19:10:02

By way of background, my husband and I kind of ‘let ourselves go’ a little bit, with three kids in six years and the general chaos that ensues. Both our diet and fitness levels suffered as a result, and the weight slowly but surely crept on. In August we decided to make a change, and started exercising regularly and eating better (although we still indulge in wine, cheese, and the like on weekends, but we’re pretty good during the week). Full Article