In Difficult Times, Please Give Back

By April 5, 2020Blog

For 2 weeks now, I have started doing ONLINE FITNESS CLASSES. With the money you have donated, I gave it back! $100 to the Food bank in Kelowna. Thank you so much for staying fit with me and of course for your generosity ❤️ In case you want to join our ONLINE FITNESS CLASSES, here is the schedule:). Register now, spots are limited:) – Every Mon. 9 am: Zumba – […]

Be aware that hot yoga raises body temperature and heart rate which can be dangerous for some people

By April 4, 2020Blog

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse have found that when a Hot Yoga class raises the body temperature of an individual to 40C, it can lead to heat stroke. Make sure you drink a lot of water and listen to your body.  I always say in my yoga classes: “Anytime you need a rest, child’s pose or savasana are always available for you”. Try my yoga classes here Read […]

4 Ways to Create your New Desk Job and Burn More Calories!

By March 31, 2020Blog

Create your New Desk Job and Burn More Calories! * Replace the office chair with a stability ball, * Invest in a standing desk and alternate between standing and sitting. If you are feeling more adventurous: * Create a treadmill desk, * Add pedals or elliptical/stepper system under your desk. Why? * Increase your life span by standing more, * Burn more calories, * Improve your digestion, * Decrease your […]

4 Tips to Improve a Foggy Brain

By March 30, 2020Blog

Do you have a foggy brain? Here are some solutions: * Sip on a green tea, * Add green powder such as Moringa to your drinks or smoothies, * Spice your food with curcumin, * Add supplements to your diet such as DHA (fish oil) and vitamin B12. Read more here: How to Avoid Memory Problems 6 tricks to keep your mind sharp and healthy 13 Brain Exercises to Help […]

Sip on a cup of joe to increase your performance on legs day

By March 7, 2020Blog

10 Best Muscle-Building Leg Exercises by body building 7 Ways to Boost Your Gym Performance by body building      

Stay away from dementia and Alzheimer’s By…

By March 5, 2020Blog

  * Emphasizing on a plant-based diet, * Eating whole foods, * Using olive oil as the primary oil, * Limiting animal products and saturated fat, * Promoting one fish meal a week. Read more here: 4 reasons to learn a new language to stay away from getting Alzheimer’s How to improve your memory  15 Resolutions to Reduce Your Dementia Risk from the Alzheimer’s Society

Do you have a desk job? Here are 3 tips to avoid crashing

By February 28, 2020Blog

Take a stand. The less overall activity you do, the less energy is required to keep you functioning, because you are not using your active tissue. Desk job = fat-burning enzymes which start switching off when you are inactive for too long and they can plummet 50% or more after a full day of not standing. Every 30 minutes, stand and stretch. Click on the link below to get your […]

90% of runners say that they rarely get sick

By February 14, 2020Blog

Why? Because exercise boosts your immune system Read more here: From ACE Fitness: Can Exercise Reduce Your Risk of Catching a Cold? From BBC News: Exercise ‘can prevent a cold’, a study shows

If I do strength and cardio in the same workout, which one should I start first?

By February 1, 2020Blog

It depends on your goals. If your goal is to run a 5 km, start with the treadmill. If it is to get stronger and toned, then do a 5-10 minute warm up and do a more intense strength training. When you start lifting weights first, your form is better than if you do it after cardio. Keep in mind that cardio burns more calories than strength training, so by […]

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    I just want to let you know that this Active For Life class for 50+ was very helpful for me yesterday, after I fell down in my backyard. I am a 57 years old, single mother of 2 and I have MS for 21 years, and 3 herniated disks in my neck (and had as many operations on my neck because of that). Yesterday I was planting some flowers in […]

    - Francisca, from the Netherlands.,

    Mel, I wanted you to know how much I appreciate and enjoy your Online Friday chair yoga classes. It is so nice to see your smiling face and dedication teaching us. I hope that one day soon we will be able to return to the center to meet up again with all our friends.  Stay well and please keep your nice smile.  

    - Irmgard,
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