Getting Healthy for 2015 at Toronto’s New Barre3!

I recently had the opportunity to take a complimentary barre class at the newly opened, spacious barre3 studio on King Street, west of University.  Unlike other barre programs across the city, barre3 only has one type of class and follows… Continue Reading

Gym Class Heroes: Some of Toronto’s Top Fitness Clubs

As summer comes to a close, time spent exercising outdoors decreases and fitness-minded individuals return to their local gyms for their regular workouts. A lot of people have love/hate relationships with their gym. On the one hand, many believe there… Continue Reading

New BMI Calculation Makes Women ‘Fatter’ and Men ‘Slimmer’?

An article in the Telegraph in the UK published on Monday said that the way we have calculated BMI for years is actually inaccurate.  It made taller people (over 6′ or so) seem heavier, while shorter people (under 5’5″ or… Continue Reading

New Fitness Studio, UNION Opens its Doors in Toronto

UNION Studio, a collaborative project by Our Lady Peace members Duncan Coutts and Jeremy Taggart as well as Raine Maida, Christie Ness (formerly of Get Spun) and John Kawaja of Taylormade Global Golf.  Located in the hip Bathurst and Wellington… Continue Reading

Tips on Keeping Your Skin Healthy, Gorgeous and Sun-Safe

Since 1989, The Canadian Dermatology Association and The Canadian Cancer society have been hosting all sorts of events during National Sun Awareness Week (which occurred earlier this month, from June 4 to June 10): free skin screenings, school visits by… Continue Reading

Launch of Holistic Vanity Rosacea Care Line

Available since February 1 of this year, the official launch party of the Holistic Vanity Rosacea Care Line was on February 8, held at the Bata Shoe Museum. Kristen Ma, co-owner of popular Toronto based holistic spas Pure+Simple has launched… Continue Reading

Quick Breakfast Ideas, Part One

Most of us are crazy-busy women, always on the go.  However, breakfast is always important and it really shouldn’t be that fat-loaded pastry with the super-sweetened latte.  Instead, why not grab a yogourt, fruit (berries are good) and some cereal?  One of… Continue Reading

Cervical Cancer Awareness at Dundas Square

Cynthia Cheng Mintz Everyone knows that October is Breast Cancer Awareness month.  Pink is everywhere and there is a great deal of literature.  However, few realize that the final week of October is also cervical cancer awareness week.  This cancer is… Continue Reading