Winter Activities in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Best Outdoor Winter Activities to Try Around Vancouver

Published on November 25, 2019

Surrounded by an incredible mountain landscape and boasting mild seasonal temperatures, Vancouver was made for winter activities…

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The 10 Best TED Talks for Health and Fitness

Published on November 11, 2019

TED Talks are a fantastic source of insight into the cutting-edge research that’s being done…

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Safety, Benefits and Guidelines for Exercising During Pregnancy

Published on November 4, 2019

It’s not uncommon for expecting mothers to feel some hesitancy when it comes to pairing exercise and pregnancy.

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The Myth of Exercise and Spot Reduction

Published on September 26, 2019

The truth behind muscle tone and how to actually achieve it. What is spot reduction?…

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Important Reasons to Work Out

5 Amazing and Unexpected Reasons to Exercise Regularly

Published on September 17, 2019

Great reasons to exercise that have nothing to do with weight loss. It’s really no…

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How to start working out

Practical Tips to Help You Start Working Out

Published on August 20, 2019

The “why”, “how” and “what” of creating a successful workout program. Starting to exercise Whether…

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10 Ways To Stay Active This Summer in Vancouver

Published on August 8, 2019

After all the rain we endure throughout the rest of the year, the sunny summer…

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Choosing a Foam Roller That’s Right For Your Body

Published on June 7, 2019

Work out that muscle tightness by choosing a foam roller with the density, texture and…

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Core Strength and the Transverse Abdominis (TVA) Muscle

Published on May 16, 2019

The importance of strengthening your body’s natural corset. The transverse abdominis muscle (TVA) is just…

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Train the Trainer Event Recap

Published on April 29, 2019

To kick off the lead-up to Mental Health Week, Alive & Well hosted an evening of…

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postpartum exercise program

Postpartum Exercise: How to Start Working Out After Giving Birth

Published on March 24, 2019

Starting a postpartum exercise routine can be extremely beneficial in helping your body recover after…

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Gym Gear 101: Choosing the Right Running Shoes For Your Foot Type

Published on March 10, 2019

4 simple steps to get you into the proper sneakers. Finding the shoe that’s right…

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personal trainer pricing vancouver

Personal Trainer Prices: How Much is My Fitness Going to Cost?

Published on February 19, 2019

“What is the cost of a personal trainer?” This is always a big question for…

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How To Improve Your Shoulder Stability and Function

Published on January 26, 2019

Stabilizing your shoulder blades can improve your posture and reduce shoulder pain. Here’s a simple…

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hiring a personal trainer in Vancouver

8 Steps to Help You Find the Perfect Personal Trainer

Published on January 7, 2019

Elements to consider before choosing a personal trainer. Working with a personal trainer is a…

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How to Properly Clean Your Yoga Mat

Published on November 12, 2018

Remove dirt, stains and bacteria from your yoga mat with a few simple cleaning tips….

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Things to do in Vancouver on a rainy day

Indoor Activities To Try When It’s Raining in Vancouver

Published on October 22, 2018

Keep busy, get active and stay dry on those rainy winter days. Vancouver is lush,…

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Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

Published on September 7, 2018

When cold-season comes around, the age-old question tends to pop up: Is exercising while you’re sick…

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QUIZ: Identify Your Foot Type

Published on August 7, 2018

Are you an over-pronator, a supinator, or something in-between? Looking to buy some new sneakers…

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Client Stories: Meet Ani

Published on March 12, 2018

There is never a dull moment when working with Ani and his wife, Montse. Every…

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FAQs of Eating and Exercise, Answered by Dietitan: Kelly Spec

Published on September 22, 2017

When it comes to the topic of nutrition surrounding exercise, we tend to hear the…

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Pelvic Floor Exercises for a Strong Core

Published on May 24, 2017

We’ve all heard about kegels and pelvic floor work, but do you really know what…

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Healthy Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Published on April 22, 2017

No matter how much you may have gotten on each others’ nerves over the years,…

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Spring into Spring Workout

Published on March 23, 2017

Help jump-start this spring weather with this plyometric jump-centred workout. Perform the below sequence either…

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