Author: Towne Fitness

Today is the first Monday of 2021!  I wonder what that means for you? What does that mean for your New Year's Resolution? Do you make New Year's resolutions? Have you been successful in the past?  I want to challenge you to make a specific resolution/goal and make it happen. I believe a big mistake we make, is to start off with a goal that is...

As Dufferin has moved into Red Zone Covid-19 restriction, I feel the additional burden and stress this adds like a heavy grey cloud cover settling in over us. As the new and ever-changing rules seem to be more and more restrictive, it can be difficult to stay positive and keep on track (with nutrition, AND everything else in your life) especially at an already busy...

Today is mindful Monday, it is also the Monday where Dufferin shifts into Red zone. If you are like me, you are most likely sick and tired of hearing about COVID-19 and the on-going restrictions. You may feel frustrated, sad, and overwhelmed. Today on CBC, the guest speaker spoke about the underlying mental health pandemic. This mental health pandemic is not being acknowledged- or the...

1 1/2 cupsPlain Coconut Milk1/2 Avocado2 tbsps  Cocoa Powder1 tbsp Maple Syrup2 tsps Peppermint Extract (or one drop essential oil)1 cup Baby Spinach1 tbsp Ground Flax Seeds1/2 cup Chocolate Protein Powder2 cups of Ice Cubes  Add all ingredients, except ice to the blender, blend until smooth. Add ice and continue to blend until smooth.   ...

Did you know that Towne Fitness has their very own in-house nutritionist? Rachel Murray has been part of the Towne Fitness Team since January 2019 and is both a Registered Nurse and Holistic Nutritionist with additional training in Nutrition for Athletes.  Starting this month, we’ve decided to dedicate Thursday of each week to really focus on Nutrition. Look for Fun Facts, Healthy Tips and other Nutrition...

Meghan Smith, a 38 year old full time RN in Mississauga, and a Part Time College Nursing Professor has been on the journey of her life. Her fitness/weight loss journey is a combination of determination, commitment and personal strength and we implore you to take 5 minutes and read her story. The most recent chapter in her story is a true ‘show stopper’. Read her...

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed many aspects of our lives; from spending time in isolation, working from home, kids returning to school, or online learning, or simply the best way to get groceries. A lot of planning needs to be taken into consideration to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. So why should the fitness world be any different? For fitness instructors and coaches...

By now you have probably heard about ‘mindfulness meditation’. An image of a person sitting cross-legged in the grass, eyes closed, a smile on their face, and a beam of sun shining down, most likely comes to your mind. You most likely also think that you need to focus on “nothingness” and have a clear mind- which may seem impossible! However- being mindful is possible...

The phrase, “when life hands you lemons, make lemonade,” is about being optimistic and positive when things aren't in your favor. The lemons, sour by nature, are a metaphor for the difficult times in life. But when things aren't going your way, don't despair — make lemonade! Add a little sugar! 2020 has presented some really difficult times. This pandemic is like nothing we’ve experienced before. The first Canadian case of the novel coronavirus was reported by...