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HOME AND ONLINE WORKOUTS: LET’S KEEP OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM, MOOD, AND ENERGY UP! ZOOM ONLINE FITNESS TRAINING IS NOW ON!!!

WITH THIS DIFFICULT TIME: LET’S KEEP OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM, MOOD, AND ENERGY UP!   HOME AND ONLINE FITNESS TRAINING IS NOW ON!!!    How: Download Zoom Meeting for free   Fees:  Classes are free to join. Donations are accepted:)     Here is the schedule:   – Every Mon. 9 am: ZumbaJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/836132924…Meeting ID: 836 132 924Password: 065964   – Every Tu. 9 am: YogaJoin Zoom Meetinghttps://zoom.us/j/588032445…Meeting ID: 588 […]

5 Reasons Why We Should Stop Eating Animal Derived Foods

Two doctors have created the movie: Forks Over Knifes. Dr. T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr. led a research for years to discover that most chronic diseases are related to food-borne illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and obesity. The “North-American diet” is rich in high protein, fat, cholesterol, and sugar which feed diseases and grow cancer cells. What they suggest is quitting the animal derived […]

8 Tips to Manage Stress

When stress is too high and for a certain period of time, we risk reducing the efficiency of our adrenal glands. For myself, I know when my adrenals are low because I often have these symptoms: I’m tired, even when I just woke up Bad sleep Food cravings Digestion problems Foggy brain Here are some of my tricks to boost my adrenal glands: Deep breathing Meditation Yoga Light exercise every […]

3 Tips to Lose Weight by Having Healthy Gut

Have you gained a few pounds in the last year? You might be able to blame your gut! Lisa Kilgour compares our gut as a rainforest. She mentioned that we have trillions of organisms located in our intestines with over 1,000 different types. When our microbiome doesn’t function properly, our digestion gets compromised; gas, bloated, irregularity, cramping, low immune system, depression, anxiety, etc. When our immune system is down, we are susceptible to […]

Yoga is The Best Therapy for Individuals With Non-Communicable Diseases

Yoga expert Dr. Nagendra claims that yoga could be the best therapy for people living with heart disease, diabetes, obesity, asthma, anxiety, stress, and hyper-tension. Yoga is so gentle on the body.  Sun salutation rises gently the heart rate such as some asanas. Start with Chair Yoga, Hatha Yoga style and progress to Power or Vinyasa. Have a look at my calendar to know when I teach Chair Yoga and […]

5 BENEFITS OF LOCUST (Salabhasana)

Strengthens glutes, hamstrings, spine, arms, and shoulders muscles. Stretch the front of the neck and hips. Improves digestion. Delivers fresh blood supply to the thorax & abdominal organs. Develops flexibility & strength in the spine. Read more here: How to do the locust pose, step by step.

10 Benefits of a Headstand in Yoga

   Physical Benefits: Get stronger core muscles and glutes!! Gives a rest to the heart and circulatory system by inverting the body and keeping it in a straight line.  The heart needs only to pump the blood with enough force for it to reach the feet.  Gravity helps to return the venous blood to the heart. Releases Stress and increases focus. People who practice Sirsasana on a regular basis tend […]

In Difficult Times, Please Give Back

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

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!

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 […]

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    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,

    Mel, thank you so much for offering Online Fitness Classes!  I love all your videos.  You provide a great variety of exercises and it can be modified to make it harder which is great.  I was telling everyone because I am used to your style of yoga, when I close my eyes and hear your voice, it’s like we are in the same room.  Much love, Jackie.

    - Jackie St. G.,
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