If you've been hearing people talk about "barre" lately you're not alone. These classes are growing in popularity around the world; and there's good reason to why.
Although inspired by ballet, Barre classes are so much more than that - through the mindfully constructed sequences, you use small controlled movements of various muscles allowing you to specifically target different muscle groups.
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Trick or treat? Another Halloween has snuck up on us. With this fun and festive holiday comes heaps of sugar for everyone. From office treats and parties, to Halloween night with the kids, this holiday means weeks of high sugar snacks. According to a recent article published in Time Magazine, the average child accumulates 3,500 to 7,000 calories worth of treats on Halloween night' approximately 44 hours of walking for a 100 pound child! With excessive calorie consumption (all from sugars) it's important to try and stay active and limit the sugar consumption when possible.
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It's that time of year, the time for layers of warm comfy clothes, pumpkin spiced everything and hiding indoors. When the temperature starts to drop and the hours of daylight get shorter it's easy to lose motivation, but it's important to keep yourself on track! While 'beach body season' is temporarily behind us there are still plenty of reasons to stay focused on your fitness goals; your health, energy levels, happiness, quality of sleep and outlook on life will reap the benefits of your dedication.
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You've heard about, seen, and likely even tried organic fruits and vegetables over the years. What's your opinion on paying extra for this healthy, yet seemingly unnoticeable difference? It's not uncommon for people who try to eat organically to go back to their standard produce selections; the price for organic food is higher and in most cases you might not notice a difference. In other cases people see organic eating as a fad or trend and refuse to spend the extra money just to "be healthier," but there are some foods out there that truly deserve to be eaten organically. These fruits and vegetables in their organic form fill your body with the nutrients and vitamins it needs, but these benefits can be negatively impacted with the high amount of chemicals and pesticides that are trapped in them when they're not certified organic.
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Eating clean doesn't always have to feel like a chore. If you have the right recipes, clean eating can actually be quick, easy and delicious! We all have our one or two "go to" recipes when we want to eat clean, but we want to pull all of your favourites together! Imagine a library of like-minded fitness enthusiasts all sharing their best healthy recipes in one place....sounds pretty great, doesn't it? From now until August 9th we encourage you, your friends, and your family members to submit your favourite healthy recipes on our Facebook page. Simply post your recipe to our wall, share the post with your Facebook friends to spread the word and whichever post has the most likes at the end of day on August 9th will receive five free protein shakes at Bodyz In Motion.
What recipe will you share?
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Wouldn't it be nice to have a "go to" snack food that not only tastes delicious but is healthy and can be customized to please even the pickiest of eaters? We have a recipe that is going to be just that, your new "go to" snack food that will always be in your freezer. It's quick to make, easy to store and even easier to enjoy.
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Breakfast is the most important meal of the day - how many times have you heard that? While we think all meals are extremely important in your accomplishing your overall health and fitness goals, breakfast can be one of the simplest meals to master! We have a healthy pancake recipe that everyone in your family will love, and if you're living alone, these freeze extremely well, so you can enjoy them all week.
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Every morning each one of us wakes up with a purpose. We all have the same hours in a day, and a list of things we need to accomplish. For the majority of people, the days seem too short to accomplish everything they have planned, and they often combat the fight for time by focusing on one part of their life and letting other parts slip by. You see this all the time; it's the guy at work that was running a marathon last month, and this month isn't working out at all - but seems to be working 15 hour days. It's the person you see at the gym all the time, that comes in religiously for yoga five times a week, then disappears for a month.
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We're all looking to improve our health; we go to the gym, we try and eat healthy and maintain a balanced lifestyle. But there are some days when the thought of a normal cardio session is enough to keep you away from the gym. These are the days when you need to explore new options in your fitness regime. Cardio, although often a daunting and dreaded part of your exercise routine, can actually be something that you look forward to, if you're able to find something that you enjoy doing. In the quest for a new and effective cardio burn, more and more people are attending spin classes to accomplish their cardio goals, and they're having fun doing it!
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This time of year in beautiful Lake Country there is never a shortage of athletes enjoying a variety of outdoor sports. These fun and enjoyable activities like running, jumping, swimming, kayaking, hiking, or whatever sport you partake in can take a serious toll on your body. The repetitive movements, muscle strain, and impact can often leave your muscles tight and sore. However, there's one miraculous activity you can add to your routine to assist your body not only in a speedy recovery, but also in preventing future injuries and soreness; Yoga! While yoga has a perception of just being a relaxing, slow paced form of exercise even the most in shape athletes can find huge health and performance benefits from practicing yoga on a regular basis.
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No matter how much you push yourself in the gym, you won't see all of the results you want if you're not giving your body what it needs post workout. Your body is a temple, and while it can take a little bit of a beating during your training sessions, it also needs to be taken care of properly afterwards. If you're truly pushing yourself in every workout you're probably seeing some results, which is great!
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With healthy living and clean eating becoming more popular today due to social media trends and increased attention to fitness (thank goodness), it's no wonder people are trying to understand and join the "clean eating" trend. If you're a social media junkie, you likely won't go a day without seeing #eatclean #mealprep #cleaneats or #eatcleantraindirty in your feed, but what exactly does that mean?
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If you're finding yourself further from your New Years fitness goals than you'd like to be, you're not alone. This time of year can be hard on everyone. Your 'new year, new you' adrenalin has worn off, and summer doesn't seem close enough to worry about your beach body just yet, but now is just as important as any time to stay in shape!
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With the holiday season behind us you would think it's a relaxing time of year. But with credit card bills from December coming in, added weight from holiday eating, and
New Year's resolutions in full swing, this time of year is often a stressful one. Bodyz in Motion has some helpful tips to help you cut stress and make 2014 in the gym a
little bit less stressful.
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If you've been in or around the fitness scene you've likely heard the terms High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and Tabata. Or, if you've found yourself in a workout that has you sucking wind, sweating bullets, and wondering how you got conned into this workout, you may have already experienced Tabata first hand.Read More '
If you love to work out, chances are you are no stranger to the muscle stiffness you feel one, two, and even three days after an intense workout. In fact, if you're like us, you kind of enjoy a little soreness! But there is a limit. We've all had those workouts where we really push ourselves, and the next day even walking is a chore, or lifting your morning coffee seems like a workout ' this is not the rewarding sore you're after every week.Read More '
When you think of burning fat the first thing that comes to most people’s minds is cardio. And to most people, cardio simply means going for a jog, hopping on the elliptical or treadmill and increasing your heart rate for at least 20 minutes. While this is certainly better than sitting on the couch, and a great starting point, if you’re ready to step up your fitness regime, and really burn that fat then it’s time for you to incorporate high intensity interval training into your workout. This type of training burns fat like you’ll never see from walking at a consistently moderate pace.Read More '
You know the basics when it comes to being healthy and staying fit. The unfortunate fact however, is that life gets chaotic and sometimes you forget the simplest components to staying healthy.
We wanted to remind you of 5 of the most important and basic tips that you should always keep in mind.Read More '
As we enter into spring and summer quickly approaches, we all need that little bit of added motivation to get us into our best bodies. The key to a healthy body is a combination of a strong fitness routine, a clean diet, an active lifestyle, and a positive mindset. At Bodyz in Motion we are dedicated to making sure all of our clients feel comfortable with their fitness routine and understand what a clean diet looks like by having skilled personal trainers available to answer any questions and put you on the path to success.
When it comes to having a positive mindset, it’s all on you. But there are some strong motivational quotes that we personally like that may help push you that extra step when you really need it.Read More '
If you have visited our website before, you may be shocked to see a new logo at the top of our page! This is just one of the many new and exciting changes happening at Bodyz in Motion. Come in to see us and you will be pleasantly surprised to find a plethora of state of the art cardio and strength equipment. We are expecting more equipment to arrive on our doorstep shortly. The transformation has only begun and already our regular members speak glowing reviews as their jaws drop in amazement. In weeks to come, you will see a gradual but unbelievable renovation of the physical environment to include modern colors and a more efficient use of space. We look forward to seeing you soon!!
We’re fortunate enough to live in a place where we get amazing weather during the summer months! And we have to admit, the winters aren’t too bad either, but the long days without sunshine can get even the happiest person down sometimes. This mild depression can steal your motivation and drain your energy, if you let it.
There are small and simple things you can do every day to help keep your outlook on life positive, and your body motivated and ready to take on the world.Read More '
How well are you sticking to your new year’s resolution? The majority of people that made a resolution related to their health, fitness, or weight have already lost their drive and motivation to accomplish their goal.
We want our gym goers to beat that statistic and stick to their goals, so we have created a list of some ways that will make it easier to accomplish your health, fitness or weight goal in 2013.Read More '
Living in today’s fast paced environment it can sometimes seem difficult to fit in a regular fitness regime. While time constraints and motivational dips are often a problem for everyone, it’s important to remember that making time for your health is an essential part of living. We want to remind all of our members and future members that there is always time for fitness, provided you are willing to create that time.
For those of you who might be struggling to find time for fitness, we’ve highlighted a few tips that will help you fit fitness into your lifestyle.Read More '
Now that summer is coming to an end in Kelowna, Winfield, and Lake Country many people begin to lose reasons to hit the gym. Even though bathing suit season may seem to be behind us, never forget that there is always one ahead of us too. Many people take the fall and winter months to relax, and eat comfort food as the weather cools down, but this is the opposite of what you should be doing!Read More '
Have you seen the interesting looking heavy ropes upstairs at Bodyz In Motion Fitness Centre? Many people have seen this before, but are unsure on how to get going when using them. These battles ropes are a great addition to any work out and can burn as many calories in 20 minutes as you would burn doing typical cardio for 60 minutes! We do recommend talking to one of our amazing personal trainers before getting 'on the ropes' but here' some tips on how to set up your ropes so you have a better idea of where to start with this new workout!Read More '
Summer is finally here and you know what that means! Aside from increased traffic and tourists, it’s a great time to visit friends and family outdoors. One of our favourite pastimes is of course having summer BBQ’s. With all of the drinks flowing and snacks being passed around it is often difficult to watch your waistline. We are here to make things a bit easier on you, and on your pants!
While you can’t avoid all of the delicious summer BBQ foods, (we know you are human) you can do some things to cut calories without making drastic life changes. Here are a few things we recommend trying during your outdoor outings this summer in Lake Country!Read More '
Starting July 31st, 2012. Tuesdays & Thursdays at 7:45 pm and Saturdays at 10:30am. Inquire at the front desk for details.Read More '
What does your daily routine look like? Do you work a 9-5 type job where you are in meetings all day long, drinking coffee? Do you take two coffee breaks every afternoon? While there are many health benefits of coffee the high dosages that most people are consuming may be contributing to your failed fitness goals. No a single black coffee a day won’t hurt you. In fact, there is plenty of research suggesting that a cup of black java will help you with weight loss, boosting your metabolism, reducing depression, reducing the risk of some cancers , and providing you with energy to get your workout done. The problem however, is that most people prefer sweetened coffee drinks that are full of hidden empty calories. Did you know you can track the amount of calories in your drinks online? There are many sites that can tell you exactly how many calories are in your favourite beverage, this will help determine if that third or fourth cup is really worth it or if you can reduce the calories by cutting syrups or changing milks.Read More '
With the weather finally warming up in Kelowna gyms now have the opportunity to offer an outdoor fitness option, boot camps! These outdoor fitness classes are the perfect option for a variety of ages and fitness levels.
If you’ve never tried a boot camp before you’re missing out! Why? Boot camps are a great alternative to standard fitness classes or training sessions. We do recommend keeping some consistency in your workouts but adding a boot camp to your regular fitness regime is a great way to shock your body and achieve amazing results!Read More '
People go to the gym for a variety of reasons; to gain muscle mass, to lose weight, to tone up, to reduce stress, to increase flexibility, to improve quality of life, or for any combination of the above. There is no doubt that everyone around you during your workout has a different health or fitness goal. This is important to keep in mind when you are working out. Just because someone is lifting more, running faster or sweating more it doesn’t mean that they are accomplishing their goal better than you. Now, if you get your daily newspaper read and catch up on your emails via your smart phone while at the gym then yes, those people that are lifting, running and sweating ARE accomplishing their goal better than you. But for the rest of you who are working out, the most important advice we can give you is to not compare yourself to others. Success is different for everyone. You need to set your own goals and work to accomplish them, and only them. If your health goals are unrealistic then you’re setting yourself up for failure.Read More '
Day Care in your gym can be hard to come by, we offer regular hours of child care so you can exercise at best gym in Winfield, Lake Country and Kelowna all while knowing your children are in good hands.
Effective immediately, we will be offering childminding Monday through Friday from 9am-11am.