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CLIENT SPOTLIGHT – Commit to be fit. Finding motivation with Amanda B

My relationship with Amanda began as a lot of my client relationships do – online. When we met she was struggling with time, illness, kids….(3, not 1) and prioritizing life. After a false start, she came back resolute and stronger than ever. This year, at Pittsburgh VegFest we actually got to meet face to face […]

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Going Vegan for Hashimotos – With Ash D.

I first met Ash in 2017 after her main squeeze came in overall champ at an OCB event. My husband, Jeff and I gave away FREE fitness shoots to of all the top athletes from the show. We did a great shoot with Isaak  & Ash who drove in to Pittsburgh from Ohio. After meeting […]

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Tips for keeping training exciting

Motivate my workout! When you train day in, day out with no end in sight, it can get overwhelmingly – blah. Without a show date, high school reunion or vacation booked we can easily lose our drive for keeping the gains train going. Have a look through these simple tips for keeping the fitness flame […]

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Burning those unwanted calories

Losing body fat is all about creating a energy balance (calories are energy). If we create a deficit we lose weight. I’m sure you’ve all heard me say this/post about this 100 times! Create an excess of calories and gain weight (good for creating muscle mass if done accurately). Here are the ways we burn […]

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The Fit, Vegan Foodies guide to Maui

  If you’re heading to Hawaii there is no better island than Maui. I might be biased because I’ve only been there and Oahu a few times. This year, we took 14 days to explore the island and chill out. I was supposed to be mid-prep for a June show and was stressing out over […]

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Day 15 – LISTENING TO YOUR BODY {our final day}

Well, here we are at the end of our 15-day journey. What have you been able to apply to your daily routines so far? In this last instalment we will look at how to listen to your body and understand what it can tell you. Doctors talk about the “symptoms of disease” and prescribe chemicals […]

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DAY #14 – Heal with movement.

Don’t keep aging, start “youthing”. Part of growing younger of course is exercise, the best kind happens outside and is NOT boring. Just the opposite actually, it’s fun. What’s fun about it you ask? The most fun exercise is the kind that doesn’t feel like exercise at all. The kind where you are distracted by […]

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Client Spotlight – Couples Who Go Vegan – Norm & Michelle

I had the pleasure of meeting Michelle at a Bodybuilding competition in Vancouver, BC, Canada a few years ago. It was her first show and she was SO nervous…just a sweetheart. We bonded that day and have been long distance friends ever since. I was super honoured to have Michelle and her husband Norm join […]

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What the heck are macros?

What Are Macros? This is a common question with a simple answer that not everyone “gets”. IIFYM has been a phenomenon for ages however, until recently, it was typically only bodybuilders making the most of their macros. I wrote this post to help the beginner derive an understanding of what macros are, which should make […]

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