Listen to Your Body When You Feel Tired

By September 2, 2014Blog

Having a 30-minute nap before 3 pm is all you need to recharge your batteries. Give it a try – you’ll be surprised how well it works!

Music Before Bedtime Can Help You Fall Asleep

By September 2, 2014Blog

Listening to your favorite slow playlist (60-80 bpm) helps your body slow down and  put you in relaxation mode. You will move slower than listening to songs with a  faster beat.  

Do you want a better sleep?

By September 2, 2014Blog

Leave your phone, tablet and/or computer alone after 9 pm.  The light from these devices interferes with your body’s production of the hormone melatonin which helps you fall and stay asleep.  

Help! My Hormones are Swinging!

By September 2, 2014Blog

Symptoms: pimples, low libido, insomnia, etc. To help regulate your hormones, eat well, be and stay active.  Regular exercise boosts your mood, improves your metabolism and helps you sleep. Sometimes help from your family physician or naturopath is necessary, so don’t hesitate to consult one or both. Visit my naturopath, Dr. Alana Berg (click here)

Lose Weight by Sipping Tea

By September 2, 2014Blog

A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition finds that teas with caffeine and high level of catechins like oolong, green and white may help you lose weight by burning calories and fat. Other research shows that drinking tea regularly also reduce heart disease and certain cancers.

Cross Fit – The Perfect Program for Hurting Yourself

By August 27, 2014Blog

If you are an athlete or have trained for many years and you need a new challenge then Cross Fit is for you but if you are new to working out or are on-again/off-again then stay away from it! Cross Fit is a high intensity workout and is not for beginners. Before starting intense training of any kind, your joints and muscles have to slowly build up to it. Let […]

How to Choose a Personal Trainer

By August 27, 2014Blog

Recommendations from others (word of mouth) is always a good place to start. Contact the personal trainer (contact your personal trainer in Kelowna: Melanie Morrissette) and ask to meet. Look for an immediate connection with your trainer as you will need it because you will be spending a lot of time together and you can expect a friendship to develop over time. Ask about your trainer’s experience – how long […]

How to Lose Weight Quickly

By August 27, 2014Blog

Your first step to losing weight is to change your way of eating. Follow the Canadian Food Guide (get your copy by clicking here). Studies show that 80% of a having a healthy weight is related to a healthy diet. Move! The more you use your big muscles like your thighs and glutes (i.e. your bum muscles), the more you are going stay firm and burn more calories. Next, HIT […]

How to Avoid Gaining Weight While Traveling

By August 27, 2014Blog

Traveling invariably means there will be changes in your diet. We have a tendency to eat badly, more or different on holidays which results in us consuming more calories. Well, whether that happens or not is our choice – eat less and more often by watching your portions and sharing meals. An easy and obvious way to consume less calories is to choose healthy meals from restaurant menus. Drink wine […]

Lose Weight By Using Your Thoughts

By July 31, 2014Blog

Having the right attitude and believing in yourself always helps to accomplish your goals and losing weight is no different. “In a recent survey of more than 1,000 women, 9 out of 10 of those who thought positively about the health benefits of dieting and their bodies’ accomplishments either lost or maintained their weight over the past year, compared with only 5 out 10 of those who took a negative […]

  • Recipes

    Spicy Califlower and Chicken Stew

    Cooktime: 25 minutes
    Serves: 4


    Mélanie is the motivator par excellence! Put your trust in her. I have been doing fitness with her for years and I still enjoy all her classes.  She gives a lot of options and I like the way she changes our exercise program every week.

    - Louise M.,

    Mel is such a great trainer. After I broke my foot, my mobility was very bad; I was walking slow because I was afraid of falling again. Mel has proposed me to train in the pool to improve my balance, strength and mobility. It worked! I also participate in her Osteofit class which is perfect for me to stay strong and independent. Since my husband passed away, I need to take […]

    - Marjeta K.,