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Exercise and the ‘bikini body’

bikiniWe have all seen fitness ads featuring the ‘bikini body’ and why you should exercise to achieve it. Do you agree? We don’t. If you have a body… then guess what… you have a bikini body! You can wear a bikini, a speedo, short shorts or a Borat bathing suit if you want. Why not? Who says you can’t? Exercising to achieve a certain body type is not something that will motivate you long-term.… Read the rest

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False Creek 1 year Anniversary Special!

Hard to believe it’s already been 1 year since our False Creek location opened! To celebrate, if you purchase a 4 week pass starting October 23rd, you get a week FREE! Just our little way of saying Thank-you! Don’t hesitate to email us if you have any questions and remember that you can always try a free class before you commit.… Read the rest

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Excuses and Breakfast bars. What do they have in common?

There is nothing nicer than coming home from bootcamp to a fresh batch of breakfast bars and a hot cup of coffee! This is a delicious , quick & easy breakfast than can be varied, using different fruit, different types of milks and even different grains! Kind of like Excuses. They can be varied too. Here are the top 10 excuses for missing bootcamp classes that we have heard over the years:

  1. I can’t seem to get out of bed in the morning, too early
  2.  I am sick  (For 5 weeks by the way….)
  3.  I was going to come but … (fill in the blank)
  4.  I forgot my ..(fill in the blank)
  5. My (fill in the blank) hurts
  6. I can’t seem to get motivated
  7. It’s too cold outside
  8. It’s too hot outside
  9.  It’s raining I don’t want to get my hair wet
  10. My cat has a fever ( OK we only heard that once…)


Sometimes the reasons are legit, but be careful not to fall into the ‘excuse’ trap or you can sabotage your own success!… Read the rest

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Heavier weights vs heavier cupcakes….

Twelve pound hand weights still life.How long have you been coming to bootcamp? Are you still using 5lb weights at class? In the world of fitness, there is something called ‘ The principal of progressive overload’ which means: ‘In order for a muscle to grow, strength to be gained, performance to increase, or for any similar improvement to occur, the human body must be forced to adapt to a tension that is above and beyond what it has previously experienced’.  … Read the rest

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What is SAD and why you need exercise!

I stock 10Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that’s related to changes in seasons — SAD begins and ends at about the same times every year. If you’re like most people with SAD, your symptoms start in the fall and continue into the winter months, sapping your energy and making you feel moody.

Symptoms specific to winter-onset SAD, sometimes called winter depression, may include:
  • Irritability.
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