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Can Muscle Turn to Fat?

girlsNo. Muscle and fat are two different types of tissues, so muscle can never become fat or vice versa. The components the body uses in order to make fat or muscle are not the same, so while it can appear that one might be transforming into the other, it is not physically possible.

So, what’s actually happening when we see these dramatic changes in our body composition over a period of time?… Read the rest

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Breakfast: It’s more than a Pop Tart!


We’ve all heard, at one point or another, that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. While most parents make sure their kids start their day with a full stomach, many adults tend to make it all the way to lunchtime on a few cups of coffee. Research has found that people who skip the first meal of the day are more likely to eat a bigger lunch, and also tend to seek out unhealthier and higher-calorie foods.… Read the rest

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Combat the blue mood!

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Rain is here and so are blue moods!  Here are 5 ways to combat that dreading non-energetic feeling!

If you have been waking up feeling a little less vibrant than your usual self, you’re not alone.
A combination of this cold-gloomy weather, dark days, work-stress, slowly disappearing motivation and just the simple fact that it’s Fall, all conspire to drag down people’s moods.… Read the rest

Posted in Health

Squats and Lunges … necessary evils!

If you’ve been in any Survivor Bootcamp session, you’ve definitely been exposed to both squats and lunges, the quintessential leg exercises. While you undoubtedly hate one of these two movements (especially when they become part of a compound exercise – like the squat parI stock 3 febt in a burpee), both squats and lunges are ideal for building leg strength!

A squat can be performed in various ways:  by using a barbell, holding dumbbells at the sides, or even with a Swiss Ball or with no added weight at all!  … Read the rest

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Natasha 30 lbs down – Vancouver, BC

NatashaI just ran my first 10K (in 52 minutes!). I did the Grind for the first time ever a few weeks ago (and really enjoyed it)
I started Bootcamp with Daniela in 2012. I weighed 30 pounds more and I couldn’t run 2 blocks even if chased [especially not up a hill 😉 ]. I felt like I might die or at the very least pass out during my first class.… Read the rest

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