Tag Archives: workout


hill training: i think i can, i think i can!

Everyone knows hill training is extremely challenging. These seemingly harmless inclines will test your limits and leave you begging for mercy. Just when you thought you had nothing left you’ll find yourself trekking up the same hill again and again. so why do it? There is a method behind this hill madness. Hill training will […]

fresh faces friday – meet the gec!

Have you ever called the Guest Education Centre with a crazy question? If yes, you know that you are greeted with an incredibly knowledgeable, fun and experienced educator who knows the difference between Senorita Pink and Fruity Tootie and can bring the store experience to you on the phone. It’s time to meet the freshest faces to join […]

yoga for curling

Curling has been called as tactical as chess, but this dynamic winter sport works not only the mind but also the legs, back and groin muscles. If your day’s been filled with sweeping to victory, Extended Side Angle Pose (Utthita Parsvakonasana) has got your number: this standing pose is a deep chest opener that also stretches and strengthens […]

sweat once a day… even on vacation

I just returned from a week-long vacation on the west coast. Relaxing? Of course. Interesting? Always. Hot? Definitely! How convenient that I was escaping the rarity of rain in Toronto to be greeted by record-breaking heat in Vancouver and Seattle. While I had no problem leaving my email and work behind, I found it difficult […]

why we love the metal vent tech

A couple, who sweats together, stays HEALTHY together! I would like to introduce to you Liz and her fiancé. Liz is an educator at the GEC and recently enrolled her fiancé to attend beach yoga with her. Weather and schedule permitting, he ended up attending two more times and did a circuit training class with […]

try something new

Through a friendly email chain, I took my umpteenth online personality quiz last week (admit it, you’ve taken one too). One question that often pops up is “Would you rather try new things, or stick to what you know works well?” For years, I’ve usually checked the box “try new things”. I love the exciting […]

it’s tank time folks!

You asked for it: everything you ever wanted to know about the new tanks hitting your local store, or our online one. Ch-ch-check it below! Want to see some of the tanks featured in this video? Check ‘em out: http://shop.lululemon.com/women_tanks/pl/c/530.html Up next? Learn all about how to find the perfect fitting bra!

why we love this: slipless headband

Stop the mania. The this-is-not-the-right-head-band-for-me mania! Do you have slick hair? An odd-shaped head? Bangs? A mild case of generalized anxiety disorder and an empty pocketbook from testing every kind of headband out there, only to be left with a general feeling of malaise from constant slippage? Look no further than the Slipless Headband, made […]

one triathlon down, two to go

Thoughts that go through your head during a triathlon.

balance: the ultimate goal

One of my biggest challenges in life is to maintain that which means most to me, in a word: sanity. As an academic this goal often seems at odds with the demanding curriculum I am dealt each quarter. At times, I fail to complete even the most basic tasks (eating, sleeping) and caffeine becomes the […]