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Smutty Fitness: Big goals and small goals

Hayley Posted by Hayley at March 8, 2017 21:58:47 March 8, 2017 21:58:47
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There seemed to be a common theme last week amongst the incredible people I am surrounded by.  Some are in the middle of making a career change, some are trying to start a family, some are working hard to lose weight and some are trying to get their finances on track but all are feeling like what they are trying to accomplish was not happening fast enough. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Oscar prep post-Oscars

Hayley Posted by Hayley at March 1, 2017 20:38:59 March 1, 2017 20:38:59
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Whether you were watching the Oscars with your besties at an Oscar party, or sitting at home alone (moi) and watching it while trying to prep for the week, we can all agree that A LOT went into making those celebrities as beautiful as they were and it was not just stunning gowns, tuxedos, jewellery and shoes. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Back row to the front

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 22, 2017 20:49:14 February 22, 2017 20:49:14
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Exercising can be intimidating, especially these days when many group classes seem to be more about a popularity contest then a workout. I recently experienced a workout where I was forced to have to sit at the back of the class because I was new and I had to earn my way to the front. Seems a bit counterintuitive if you ask me. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Gliders

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 16, 2017 20:38:18 February 16, 2017 20:38:18
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I was teaching a class the other day and we were doing a set with a paper plate and an exercise band and I said to them, “See! This is all you need for a good workout. Something stretchy and something that glides”.  Then one of the participants said, “Yeah, and you to tell us what to do!” I get it, creating fun and easy ways to work out has been my life for the last 10 years which means it comes easy to me. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Vitamins, Juicing, and Exercise Classes

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 1, 2017 22:39:14 February 1, 2017 22:39:14
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Hi Hayley, You've helped me in the past to focus on health over the scale, strength over skinny-ness, etc. (you also gave me hooked on Coola sunscreen, the best thing ever) But I recently reached my pre-baby weight after having 3 kids in 5 years (nothing drastic that I can't maintain, as you advise) and now that I'm done focusing on weight and dress size and body fat ratios, I'm trying to decide what health pursuits are legit and which are a waste of time. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Mental health is important too

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 26, 2017 21:13:03 January 26, 2017 21:13:03

Motivation. Sometimes we just lack it. Sometimes we lack it for a long time and sometimes it is short lived, but with this past Wednesday being Bell Let’s Talk Day I thought this was a perfect time to talk about what I think is a very important aspect of our mental health.  There are mornings when the sound of the alarm going off is a scary reminder of all that I need to face in my day and rather than waking up and grabbing the bull by the horns all I want to do is crawl back into my bed and hide. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Workout appetites

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 20, 2017 20:36:14 January 20, 2017 20:36:14
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I'm really hoping you can offer some guidance here because I am struggling. Ok, so here's what's up. I've been working out for about 7 years now consistently. I do a combination of cardio, weight training and Pilates and have recently added some kickboxing into my routine. I've noticed, with the kickboxing, that I'm not typically hungry following a workout (which is VERY unusual for me because I'm always hungry), but then a couple of hours later, I want to eat ALL OF THE FOOD. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: 10 Days Of Fitness 2017 – Day 9

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 16, 2017 16:37:22 January 16, 2017 16:37:22
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The last bit of advice for kick-starting 2017 is whatever your goal is, whatever you are trying to accomplish, whatever changes you are trying to make, commit to it 100%. You are the one in control and only you can decide your success. You need to hold yourself accountable and you need to take the responsibility for when things don’t go as planned. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: 10 Days Of Fitness 2017 – Day 8

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 13, 2017 20:26:14 January 13, 2017 20:26:14
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We are nearing the end of our 2017 kick start and I hope you are all learning how to create healthy lifestyles for yourselves. There is no easy way about it, no magic exercise or pill that is going to change you or your body.  It takes hard work, sacrifices and the ability to make changes. Thank you for all the questions and I will answer them in the coming weeks but today I wanted to put the focus not on what you eat but how you eat. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: 10 Days of Fitness 2017 – Day 7

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 12, 2017 20:10:01 January 12, 2017 20:10:01
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Time for a little real talk. Because meeting our goals is never easy. Nothing frustrates me more than my clients who pretend that they are doing their homework, whether it is the rehabilitation program their physiotherapist used or logging their food to help hold them accountable to eating well, which brings me to today’s challenge: take the blinders off and be honest with yourself about the lifestyle you are living vs the lifestyle you hope to live. Full Article

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