Tag Archives: Workout

WANT to LIKE Yoga & Pilates, try PiYo

I’ll admit it. The first time I tried Yoga, back in University, I kinda hated it. I had been a trained dancer for 13 years, played various sports throughout high school, and was generally a fit person. Yet, I found this seemingly simple (aka “boring”) practise of Yoga, well, HARD! And like most things in my life, if I’m not immediately good at it, I don’t like it. I know, I know, I’m working on it… So, at the time, I just stuck to my Continue reading →

Insanity: is it really the hardest workout put on DVD, ever?

You’ve probably seen the infomercial before – “Insanity – probably the hardest workout ever put on DVD!!”. You’ve seen trainer Shaun T talking about Max Interval Training, and watched many fit people on screen sweating profusely and struggling through the workouts. You’re scared. But you’re curious. So here’s my take on Insanity, the insanely popular workout program by Beachbody (see what I did just there?). It first launched  in 2009, and was the brainchild of pro trainer and all-around awesome dude Shaun T (of Hip Continue reading →

21 Days: Too good to be true?

Beachbody’s latest program is coming out in February and is called the “21 Day Fix”. Is it too good to be true? Sounds like it could be, but HAS actually work for many people, and it CAN work for you. Here’s the scoop… What’s the plan? Quite simply: 30 minute workouts, every day Eat according to the simple guidelines. If it fits in the colour-coded containers, you can eat it. No counting calories/points/weighing/measuring. Stuff it in the containers. Then stuff it in your mouth.* 21 Continue reading →