Smutty Fitness Articles

Fitness tips, exercise and diet advice.

Smutty Fitness: Pelvic Floor Strength

Hayley Posted by Hayley at October 2, 2015 16:13:31 October 2, 2015 16:13:31
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Hayley, Getting older has many drawbacks. Once I got on the other side of 55 (I'm now 62) my body started falling apart. I compare it to a car with over 55,000 miles. Every year there is a major maintenance issue. I'm now dealing with mild, medium and severe food allergies. I went to a medical doctor who specializes in food allergies. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Sugar Addict

Hayley Posted by Hayley at October 1, 2015 14:43:01 October 1, 2015 14:43:01
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Hi Hayley, I'm 39, I love the outdoors and I love paddling, swimming, hiking, surfing, and I recently got into Barre which is amazing. I've also struggled with my weight since I hit about 35 because while I don't drink, I have quite the sweet tooth. I'm 5'11 and weigh 180 right now, and though I have a lot of muscle I'm bigger than I want to be. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: activating your partner

Hayley Posted by Hayley at September 24, 2015 14:29:49 September 24, 2015 14:29:49
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The other day in one of my sessions, my client was complaining to me about how she could not seem to get her husband to be active, no matter how hard she tried. She’s quite an active girl, and although he fully supports her commitment to her fitness, he seems to have zero interest in his own. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Scale obsession

Hayley Posted by Hayley at September 22, 2015 14:37:56 September 22, 2015 14:37:56
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I have always had my opinions on using weight as a way of recording fitness progress. Yes, body weight is something that needs some attention, but placing all of your focus on how much the scale goes up or down can be dangerous. I am an athlete and when I am fully into my training, whatever sport that may be at the time, I am fit, I am strong, I am healthy and I weigh a lot. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Not running

Hayley Posted by Hayley at September 10, 2015 14:55:19 September 10, 2015 14:55:19
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I have been running as my major workout activity for years and I have recently developed Achilles heel tendonitis. I have been fitted for orthotics, but have not started using them yet, and I have been told by my general practitioner to stop running for anywhere from 4 week to 3 months! What should I do? I have been doing easy SLOW 5ks occasionally and bike and walk only recreationally not as a workout. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: I Can’t (but not Ariana Grande)

Hayley Posted by Hayley at September 4, 2015 17:13:20 September 4, 2015 17:13:20
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I can’t. Two words that I hear all too often. I can’t find time to exercise. I can’t run farther. I can’t push harder. I can’t eat healthy. I can’t try. I was training a client the other day and when I was attempting to get them to push themselves harder, the first words out of their mouth when it became difficult was "I can’t". Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Summer habits

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 20, 2015 14:51:04 August 20, 2015 14:51:04
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Habits. They can move quickly, in each direction. We are now sitting near the end of summer, and I am not sure how many of you are in the same boat as I am, but all of the days spent patio hopping and lounging lakeside and beachside have caught up to me. I’m actually terrified of when it comes time to put on my fall clothes because I know they are going to be TIGHT! The good news, however, is that we can recreate good habits just as quickly as the bad habits. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Circuit ideas for “mom” areas

Hayley Posted by Hayley at August 13, 2015 15:24:21 August 13, 2015 15:24:21
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Hi Hayley! I'm part of a small group of moms who get together 2 times a week to work out. We were all part of a mom and baby boot camp, but our trainer moved to another province and we are now left to our own devices. We do some cardio (pushing a stroller!) and circuits and we have been taking turns planning the circuits. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Tight Calves

Hayley Posted by Hayley at July 31, 2015 13:58:34 July 31, 2015 13:58:34
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Hi Hayley, I'm training for my first 10km! I have been stop-start about trying to get fit for years, I am usually good for two-three weeks, then get lazy again. I also get pains in my lower legs, particularly the outside of my calf, which is a disincentive to go out and run. This time however, I've told people I'm doing it, so there's no backing out now! I have been using the Nike Training app (which is great!), however when I go running I usually have to stop and stretch my lower leg muscles again after 1-2km. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: The “V” sit-up

Hayley Posted by Hayley at July 23, 2015 15:25:45 July 23, 2015 15:25:45
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Hi Hayley, I ran my first 5k last year and after a few progressively longer races (including the Nike Toronto 15k of which I'm SUPER proud), I'm now training for a half-marathon in the fall. I try to run 3 times a week and use the NTC app to squeeze in 1 targeted workout daily, even if it's only 15 mins or so. Full Article