Sunday, 30 December 2012

Start 2013 off with a BANG!!

Many of us have been indulging on some extra treats, high calorie foods, higher calorie drinks and just foods that are not in our normal diets. Our bodies may have even gotten to the point where we don;t notice the tight feeling in our pants, the bloated stomach or the "backed up" digestive system. It is normal to have this little extra over the holidays but sometimes we lose sight of what "everything in moderation" means at Christmas.
Here are a few tips for you to try and get your body back into its "rhythm" as well as getting some sweat on to help wake you out of that "food/carb coma" and get some energy back;

1) Drink 2-3 litres of water a day! Add lemon for bonus cleanse benefits
2) Be active for 45-60mins a day; this doesn't have to all be in a row and it can be sledding, nature hikes, or working out...just get that heart rate up!
3) Eat lots of veggies, fruits & lean proteins
4) Set some personal goals for yourself in 2013; they don't need to be massive goals but things like taking time for you 3x week to workout/do yoga/jog/walk; run your first 5km, learn to salsa...things like that
5) THEN DO IT!! It's great to think about what you'd like to do but there are MANY people who set goals at New Years but they never come to fruition. If you really want to do those things then do the scary part...COMMIT! 

We have lots of options at Performance Fitness to help with your fitness goals in 2013 and a new weight loss program as well. So whether its toning up, losing some weight, learning how to workout properly so you don't injure yourself, trying a new way of training with the ViPR or meeting some new friends and challenging yourself in a small group training class...we are the place for you.

Check out the Jan calendar for a full list of our programs as well as personal training and physio rehab training offered

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

We've got Special Holiday Workouts for you!

Join us for 2 special workouts over the holidays:

Friday Dec 28 @ noon-1pm
$15 cash, ONLY 5 spots left

Fri Jan 4 @ noon-1pm
$15 cash, ONLY 8 spaces available
E-mail to register NOW!!

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Performance Fitness hits the TV screen Jan 3rd!

I have been asked to bring our newest piece of equipment called the ViPR onto to "Daytime" which is a LIVE show on Rogers York Region. As many of you know and have felt, the ViPR is an incredible tool to combine strength training and functional movement like nothing else in the fitness industry. There are not many (if any) fitness centres or studios that have this tool in all of York Region. We are so pumped to have been asked to 1st of all showcase Performance Fitness on the show but secondly to bring this amazing piece of equipment to more peoples attention and possibly be able to get more people involved in a healthy and active lifestyle.

So mark your calendar and set your PVR; Thursday Jan 3rd @ 10am on Rogers York Region. The show is called Daytime and is hosted by Jacqueline Betterton.

Thank-you for all your support, hopefully I can get over my nerves before showtime! LoL


Sunday, 16 December 2012

January Program registration open NOW!

Check out and click on calendar (Jan) to see a full line up of all our programs. Choose which you would like to register for then follow the prompts to register.
We are so thankful for what an amazing year 2012 has been at Performance Fitness and we are pumped about 2013. I'm adding a new member to our family but also Performance Fitness is adding 2 new members in Elise Cunningham and Jeff McClellan.
Jeff and Elise have background in kinesiology, working with physio patients, cancer patients, teaching Phs. Ed as well as fitness equipment sales and Nordic Walking Certifications. They bring many attributes that we know will add benefit for all our clients.
Lets make 2013 an even more memorable year! Join us, starting the week of Jan 7 for our group programs or contact me at to discuss personal training or our weight loss program.

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Full of Gratitude

All the food donations we have collected for the Newmarket & Aurora Food Pantry

I would like to try and articulate how overwhelmed and thankful I am for our Performance Fitness clients and LifeSpring patients who came to support this very important local charity. I had the idea to run this event only a mere 4 weeks ago. With the help and support of the LifeSpring team as well as all your support we have brought in all this food and $220 cash for the Food Pantry!

I just want you to know how proud you have made me feel of the people who step inside the doors or LifeSpring & Performance Fitness. 
Be ready for an even bigger and better event next year!

God Bless & Thank-you again.

Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Weening off coffee

Ok so as most of you know, I am pregnant with my 4th child. I always try to completely cut out coffee when pregnant but am not usually 100% successful. This time around I have been trying Bambu which is a non-caffeinated coffee substitute and i like it! You can buy it in "instant coffee" form or you can brew it through your coffee maker like regular coffee! It obviously doesn't taste 100% like coffee but it totally does the trick! I have a few clients who drink it as well and they agree.
Caffeine has so many negative attributes and one of those being hinders weight loss, on top of what it does to hormones, sleep patterns, etc.
This website did a taste test of coffee substitute in an office environment and found Bambu to be the best tasting and most realistic

So if you are trying to lose weight or cut down on your caffeine intake try this great alternative. I bought mine at Nature's Emporium for a very reasonable price!


Monday, 10 December 2012

What is your favourite or shall we say "most effective" exercise?

I hear from clients everyday; "oh I hate this exercise". In my ears, I actually hear "this one works REALLY well"! Those specific exercises are the ones that we use over and over in different modifications because they target the muscles properly and they get results.
So for those of you who say I am mean cause I keep making you do them, I'm willing to be mean if it gets you to your goals! LoL
So what is your least favourite? Push-ups, plank, lunges, TRX reverse crunches?

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Please join us to support our community and get some activity this Holiday Season

We are on Countdown mode for this amazing event in support of the Aurora and Newmarket Food Pantry.
Saturday Dec 15 @ 8:30am at LifeSpring Physio Therapy

Come and join us for a 5km walk/run with your friends and family OR just pop by with a donation for the Food Pantry and some hot drinks and treats.
We know you are all VERY busy this time of year but its a chance to give back to those who need it this season.
The run will start in the St. Andrews Plaza parking lot and go through the surrounding neighbourhood then finish back where we started.
Please let me know if you are planning to join us by contacting

Spread the word, the more people the MERRIER!