Smutty Fitness Articles

Fitness tips, exercise and diet advice.

Smutty Fitness: Not running

September 10, 2015 14:55:19 Posted at September 10, 2015 14:55:19
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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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)

September 4, 2015 17:13:20 Posted at September 4, 2015 17:13:20
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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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 to fall fitness transition

August 27, 2015 14:59:58 Posted at August 27, 2015 14:59:58
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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WENN

Hayley, I really enjoyed your recent post about turning around bad summer habits. I am interested to know your thoughts on how to keep up the momentum on some good habits when summer turns to fall (and then winter). After getting a much-needed reality check on the scale at the beginning of the summer, I amped up my exercise time. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: Summer habits

August 20, 2015 14:51:04 Posted at August 20, 2015 14:51:04
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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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

August 13, 2015 15:24:21 Posted at August 13, 2015 15:24:21
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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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

July 31, 2015 13:58:34 Posted at July 31, 2015 13:58:34
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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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

July 23, 2015 15:25:45 Posted at July 23, 2015 15:25:45
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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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

Smutty Fitness: Stress and lifestyle

July 21, 2015 14:09:31 Posted at July 21, 2015 14:09:31
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, A couple of years ago, I lost about 45 pounds by overhauling my lifestyle - I cut back on processed foods, increased my intake of good foods and started exercising on a regular basis - I started off with cardio, then eventually incorporated strength training into my routine. It took about two years in total, but I reached my goal weight. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Exercising after twins

July 16, 2015 14:35:47 Posted at July 16, 2015 14:35:47
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, About two weeks ago, I gave birth to (for Lainey: spontaneous, no fertility treatments) twin boys totaling about 13 pounds of birth weight, by cesarean section. Prior to my pregnancy, I was very active, running half marathons, doing cardio cross training, playing tennis, and attending Pilates reformer classes. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: All at once or one before the other?

July 10, 2015 15:03:27 Posted at July 10, 2015 15:03:27
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Hi Hayley, I'm about a month into my weight loss and health journey. I'm 28, 5'9, and started at 205. I am currently 194. My goal is to get down to 145-150. I have been mainly focusing on cardio (walking, jogging, stair-climbing) and not squats/lunges/anything that targets specific areas. Full Article

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Smutty Fitness: What’s your “bike”?

July 3, 2015 18:16:01 Posted at July 3, 2015 18:16:01
Hayley Posted by Hayley
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Four years ago I decided it was time for a new challenge. I have never thought that I would be the best in the world (heck, the best in my age group) at anything and I was feeling like I had pretty much achieved most of what I could in the sports I was currently challenging myself with. I played on a nationally ranked college volleyball team. Full Article