By CARISSA BLUESTONE
Photo: lululemon athletica
A good hotel gym is hard to find, and if you’re stuck in a spot without a decent health club, jogging path or lap pool, it’s easy to write off your fitness regimen altogether. But a travel-sized workout can be much more than a few half-hearted sit-ups in front of the TV—these apps will help you keep up with your training wherever you go. (more…)
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.
When you’re travelling, it’s easy for your fitness regime to slip up. All of a sudden you’re no longer hitting the gym – and all the eating out and afternoon drinks start to add up. Luckily for you, Ottawa has no shortage of fitness options, so we’ve rounded up three great ones with drop-in rates that will get you moving. By Erin Morawetz. (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
Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta
For travellers planning their summer trips in Canada this year, the regional editors of Where magazine have released their top picks for summer travel. The winners of Where Canada’s Best New Attractions for Summer 2011 represent the most exciting attractions – new, significantly improved, or celebrating major milestones this year. A diverse group of attractions from coast to coast, this year’s winners offer a wide range of activities and events suitable for any family, art lover, sports fanatic, nature lover or adventurer. Together, these attractions serve as the top must-see and must-dos for anyone travelling in Canada this summer. (more…)
Bhavana Yoga Lifestyle Store on Quinpool Road.
What do you get for the yogi who has everything? Odds are good you’ll find it at Bhavana Yoga Lifestyle Store on Quinpool Road. It boasts Canadian made yoga clothing, books, mats, yoga inspired jewellery and clothes, aromatherapy services and earth-friendly gifts.
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
Sure, that holiday bingeing was fun but now it’s time to whip your butt back into shape. And you might as well look good doing it. You’ll find a unique selection of Canadian-made fitness wear at Bhavana Yoga Lifestyle Store on Quinpool Road, as well as accessories and gifts for casual practitioners and devoted yogis.
The Bon Voyage Duffel from lululemon
Keep those New Year resolutions on track with great gear from lululemon. This Canadian company has made a name for itself with technical athletic apparel that is as fashionable as it is functional. The cheery “Bon Voyage Duffel” is a perfect example: with a washable pouch for sweaty clothes, interior mesh shoe pockets, and a place to put your laptop, it will make working out on grey mornings that much easier. $108. Rideau Centre, 50 Rideau St., 613-230-6633, and 340 Richmond Rd., 613-761-1839.
The eco-friendly Richmond Olympic Oval
The 2010 Winter Games athletes have since hung up their skates, but their home-away-from-home—the stylish and sustainable Richmond Olympic Oval—has become a must for workout enthusiasts. Find your inner Olympian with six hardwood gyms, two ice rinks, a running track and a state-of-the-art fitness centre.—Kristina Urquhart