Smutty Fitness Articles

Fitness tips, exercise and diet advice.

Smutty Fitness: Tough Mudder Training

Hayley Posted by Hayley at June 16, 2014 15:26:35 June 16, 2014 15:26:35

Obstacle races are becoming the big thing right now and I have to say that I am a fan of that! They are events that anyone can participate in and you can make them as serious as you like. I love the buzz around the city when Tough Mudder rolls into Whistler and I get so excited to see so many people challenging themselves and having a good time. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Getting Faster

Hayley Posted by Hayley at June 13, 2014 14:55:36 June 13, 2014 14:55:36
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Hi Hayley, I recently ran the BMO half-marathon here in Vancouver and now I'm gearing up for the Lululemon Seawheeze in August. What's the best way to train between now and then? Do I scale back my long runs and ramp them up slowly like I would if I were starting from scratch, or keep running long distances and work on upping my pace? For reference, I've run two half-marathons ever: one last year with a time of 1:51 and the one this past weekend with a time of 1:42. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Sporty Sunscreen

Hayley Posted by Hayley at June 11, 2014 15:12:49 June 11, 2014 15:12:49

Hi Hayley, I have a quick question for a sunscreen recommendation. I am a long-time runner who recently moved to Florida from Montreal. In Canada, I had typically exercised in the early evening, but lately this hasn't been possible and I've been running around 3 or 4 in the afternoon, sometimes earlier. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Half Corked Marathon

Hayley Posted by Hayley at June 6, 2014 16:54:34 June 6, 2014 16:54:34

I love wine and I love to run so when one of my close friends suggested we do the Half Corked Marathon that runs through Oliver Osooyos Wine Country I said yes without hesitation. I knew I had made the right decision when I saw the route for the race as it read more like a wine menu at my favourite restaurant than a race map. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Wedding day fitness

Hayley Posted by Hayley at June 5, 2014 15:33:49 June 5, 2014 15:33:49
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Hi Hayley, I'm a cliché.  I'm getting married in about a year and I want to get in tip top shape. I'm already in decent/good shape.  I have a healthy BMI and I workout about 4 times a week.  I do yoga once a week and about 30 minutes of cardio with some pushups and abs the other 3 days. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Weight Loss Surgery

Hayley Posted by Hayley at May 29, 2014 14:30:42 May 29, 2014 14:30:42

Hayley, I am stuck! 3 years ago I lost about 60 pounds with diet and exercise, which is great and I feel so much better. However, I still need to lose another 50 to reach my goal. I am 5'1" and around 185, with a heavy frame and family history leaning strongly towards diabetes. My problem is that I am out of options for what to further change or do to get to that goal. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Breaking Impossible

Hayley Posted by Hayley at May 22, 2014 14:02:36 May 22, 2014 14:02:36

Last week I introduced to you a woman named Tam.  A woman who was about to prove to herself, to her daughters and all other woman who read her story that it does not matter your shape, your age or your athletic ability, anything is possible. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Food ratios

Hayley Posted by Hayley at May 21, 2014 13:29:38 May 21, 2014 13:29:38
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Hi Hayley! I'm 25, 5'6 and ~145 lbs. I've lost about 60 lbs in 4 years, and my goal weight has always been ~130 lbs. Now that it's summertime I'm gearing up to take my fitness more seriously. I'm lightly active, alternating between cardio and strength training and I'm starting to increase that. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Pre-pregnancy weight loss

Hayley Posted by Hayley at May 16, 2014 16:17:42 May 16, 2014 16:17:42
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Hayley, I am 33 and I gained a lot of weight in the last years. I decided to address this issue at the beginning of the year. I cut alcohol and started to eat well. I eat between 1300 to 1500 calories of healthy food per day. And I train at the gym: 5-6 times a week, generally a circuit with 45 minutes of cardio (elliptical, running or biking) and lifting weight. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Bending Impossible

Hayley Posted by Hayley at May 15, 2014 15:38:01 May 15, 2014 15:38:01

She wanted her daughters to know that their dreams could come true and that there were no boundaries in life. Running a 5 day, 152 km race through the jungles, mangroves, mountains, trails and beaches of Costa Rica was a dream that she never believed she could accomplish. This is the story of how Tam, a 47 year old working mother of two who had never run farther than 10k before her daughters were born, began to bend impossible a little each day in hopes that one day it would break. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Post workout protein options

Hayley Posted by Hayley at May 8, 2014 15:11:20 May 8, 2014 15:11:20
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Hi Hayley, I was wondering if you could recommended a protein powder. I do spin class 3x/week and TRX 2x/week and I don't get to eat anything until I'm at work which is at least 1hr after working out. I'd like to drink a protein shake right after my workouts but I'm lost when it comes to choosing a powder. Full Article

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