A Few of my Favourite Fit Things

  1. The Core Chair – So many of my clients spend way too many hours sitting at their desks and come away with aches and pains from static sitting.  Sitting is such a necessary evil that if we are going to do it we should at least have the best chair possible for our well being. The Core Chair was inspired by the growing use of exercise balls as office chairs in an attempt to overcome the shortcomings of ergonomic office chairs and create an active, comfortable sitting environment that stimulates the core muscles.  You will want to keep a close eye on this evolving product.  Your whole body will thank you! http://www.corechair.ca


2.  Coconut water – Amazing alternative to sugary sports drinks.  Coconut water is low in calories, has loads of potassium and is cholesterol free. It’s a great way to rehydrate your body.  It contains natural sugars, salts and vitamins that our bodies need for post workout recovery.  Make sure to find a brand in it’s purest form to get all the wonderful hydrating benefits from the fresh, young coconuts.  Cheers to natural hydration.

3.  Gym Boss Interval Trainer – This interval timer keeps you on track, motivated and gives you the ability to control the intensity of your workouts. Interval training is an amazingly effective and efficient way to train that can give you great results. http://www.gymboss.com

4.  BOSU ball – This fitness product has been around for awhile but I find it to be the most versatile tool on the market for training.  Both sides can be used in various ways to develop balance, stability, strength and can be incorporated into a cardio routine as well.  What I find to be most beneficial about using the BOSU is that you have to be completely focused and in the moment of your workout to keep yourself on the ball whatever position you happen to be in.

5.  Vision boards – Having a visual for what you want out of life and what you want your body to achieve for that matter is incredibly powerful.  It sets up your subconscious to start steering you in the direction of success.  Some people prefer to call these Action boards. By having your goals in front of you in pictures and words sets the wheels in motion.  My advice is to go deeper than just cutting out pictures of material things.  Try to attach the happy, fulfilling feeling to your dreams.  Your health should be front and centre so you can fully enjoy the fruits of your labour.

6.  A dog – I’ve heard it mentioned before that “if your dog is overweight, than you are not getting enough exercise”.  Provided that you are a dog person, owning one can be a great benefit to your health and wellbeing.  A happy dog is a well exercised dog.  Same applies to us humans! 🙂

7.  Other Fit people – There will always be someone in better physical shape than you. When I see someone that has a busy life but still remains in great shape that is someone that I aspire to.  Those fit individuals can be a wealth of information on how to achieve your healthy goals. Enlisting a fit friend to workout with goes a long way to helping you stay on track.

8.  Hungry for Change documentary – This is an eye opening documentary that I wish everyone could see.  It will no doubt change the way you look at the food and diet industry. I watched this with my kids and it was incredible to see how even they responded to the power of food.  It will definitely make you rethink what you put into your body. Here is the link to the trailer for the film http://www.hungryforchange.tv