Ottawa is great for joggers, offering many scenic pathways.
Travel can easily sideline your exercise routine, but physical activity is a great way to relieve stress and adjust to a new time zone. Founder of Best Body Bootcamp (and Ottawa boy) Roger Nahas shares his tips for staying on track while on the road. As told to Misa Kobayashi.
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By Kat Tancock
“Just because you are on vacay doesn’t mean you should take a vacation from your good eating habits”, says holistic nutritionist Joy McCarthy—and the same goes for exercise, sleep and the rest of your healthful routine. To avoid coming down with something during or after your trip, and to stave off the dreaded vacation weight gain, follow these expert tips for staying healthy on holiday. (more…)
Tone and sculpt with The Bar Method
The holidays are over, but your expanded waistline—thanks to the extra slices of pumpkin pie—doesn’t seem to be in a hurry to disappear. Stick to your new year’s resolution and fight the fat with a class at The Bar Method. Each hour-long class uses techniques from yoga and Pilates, along with the ballet barre, for an all-around aerobic treat.—Jennifer Patterson
837 Beatty St., 604-681-6188, http://vancouver.barmethod.com
Affordable and stylish workout gear from Joseph Mimran
Joseph Mimran has already taken over the fashion world. Up next: the fitness market, thanks to the recent launch of Jogi, a health-and-wellness accessories line. Jump ropes, resistance bands, weights and toning balls are sure to be any fashionista’s friend. Purchase cardio equipment at Real Canadian Superstore and workout-friendly apparel at Joe Fresh.—Jennifer Patterson
Photo courtesy Pursuit of Happy Hips DVD
Don’t let the words downward facing dog and scorpion pose frighten you: they’re yoga terms. Lululemon turned athletic apparel into trendy everyday attire, while Halfmoon worked together with students and teachers to produce high-quality mats. Sweat with the best at Bikram’s Yoga College or Westcoast Hot Yoga. The Pursuit of Happy Hips DVD ($24.99) features over four hours of poses, was filmed locally and is available at Lululemon. Namaste.—Jennifer Patterson