My Grandmother Said Ballet Makes Legs ‘Fat…’

Totally WTF, right?  But this was what my grandmother told me to discourage me from dancing.  I only know one other person who had a family member tell her that and yes, she, too is first generation Canadian with Chinese… Continue Reading

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

Five Must-Have Beauty Items for Your Gym Bag

I’m not too fitness-obessed, but I go to the gym in my building several times a week and also see a personal trainer.  The workouts with my trainer are intense, and I usually shower after my session.  I keep a… 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

Mountain Trek: The Transformation Vacation

“Got the Nordic poles? Check. First-Aid kit? Check. Bear spray? Yup….And we’re ready to go!” our hiking guide proclaims. “Do you mean ‘bug spray’?” I ask, with slight trepidation in my voice. “No, I meant ‘bear spray’….But don’t worry –… Continue Reading

Rancho La Puerta – The Original Destination Spa

Long before health spas became trendy getaways and yoga pants were considered fashionable street wear, there was Rancho La Puerta. Founded in 1940 by Edmond and Deborah Szekely in the Mexican border town of Tecaté, “the Ranch” is the template… Continue Reading