You will have better SEX…….

Now that I have your attention.. We have been told over and over that exercise is good for us. Here are 10 VERY good reasons why..        You will improve memory: feel like you think a bit more clearly after a good workout? Not only is your brain getting more energy and oxygen, but many studies have shown that exercise can boost your memory and help you learn better You will improve your posture:  one of the…

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Vitamin A

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is also a powerful antioxidant. It is involved in reducing inflammation by fighting against free radical damage in our bodies. Vitamin A plays a critical role in maintaining healthy vision, neurological functions and healthy skin. It is also responsible for building strong bones and supporting immune function. Vitamin A is found in two forms, active Vitamin A and beta carotene. Active Vitamin A comes from animal-based foods and is referred to…

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Yoga Zone

Grab your Yogi Friends and get Zenn-i-fied in this class inspired by the mind body practice of yoga. Calm your mind and enhance your mood as well as strengthen your entire body in this ONE hour class. This class is perfect for new-bies and intermediates alike. Packages available $15 drop-in

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Women ONLY

BODY WORKS FITNESS CLASS FOR WOMEN ONLY   A group fitness class designed for busy women to squeeze into the middle of the day. A little cardio, a little weights, a little sweat and a lot of FUN! This class is designed for the new to fitness or the timid into fitness… Classes will consist of light weights, bikes maybe a little step and definitely some movement. Tuesdays 12 until 1pm $40/mth or $15 drop-in LiV Personal Training Studio…

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VEGETARIAN SPLIT PEA SOUP

INGREDIENTS 18 cups liquid (broth, water, stock or combination) 1 lb split peas, picked over 1 medium onion, chopped 3 TBSP butter 2 cloves garlic, chopped finely ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley, or 1/8 cup dried ½ tsp dried basil 1/4 lb quinoa, rinsed (brown rice or barley will do as well) 1 bay leaf 4 large potatoes, diced (can be any potato variety, I like to do half sweet potato) One 10 oz bag fresh spinach, rinsed, trimmed…

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GINGER ROASTED CARROTS

  INGREDIENTS 8-10 carrots, washed and cut into 1 inch slices (using a variety of colours improves presentation) 1” ginger grated or finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced or finely chopped ¼ cup chopped parsley 1/3 cup chopped onion 2-3 TBSP olive oil Salt and pepper to taste INSTRUCTIONS 1. Grease a casserole dish and fill with first five ingredients 2. Drizzle olive oil over top and sprinkle with salt and pepper 3. Mix well so oil and ingredients…

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Red Lentil Soup

  Ingredients 12 cups water or broth 1 lb lentils, well rinsed and drained 1 bay leaf 1 tsp cumin 3-4 carrots, sliced 1 cup sliced leeks or onions 1 large can diced tomatoes 1/3 cup dried cilantro 2 TBS olive oil 1 TBS salt Dash of pepper 1 tsp oregano 2 tsp ginger (minced or from jar) Juice of 1 lemon Directions: 1. Bring water/broth to boil. Add lentils and let simmer for 30 minutes 2. Add all…

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WE ALL NEED TO WORKOUT..  EVEN YOU!

I have spent a fair amount of time in gyms.  And anytime I walk in I see all sorts of body types and shapes.   If you are thinking of joining a gym please do not think that everyone there is really fit and muscular or that they are all overweight or god forbid that only certain types of people workout.   The truth is that everyone should be working out.   Here is why.   Weight loss gets…

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SAY IT ISN’T SO!!! YOU MISSED A DAY?

    Okay, you missed a day……  Truthfully you didn’t really miss it.  You skipped it.  You were enjoying the kids at home.  You had family come over.  Your favorite move was playing. Life happens.   We aren’t here to judge you for your taste in movies.. but you need to get back on track. How are you going to do that? Here is how: #1 don’t beat yourself up Missing that one day or week will not derail you…

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Girls ONLY Boot Camp

Girl Zone Boot Camp For Girls ages 8-12 Keep your kids active and healthy this summer With Expert Care from our Team of Professionals Camp begins Sept 17 FUN and Fitness for your Pre-Teen! Summer doesn’t have to mean endless hours on a screen or going stir crazy for your children! Enrol them in LiVs’ Boot Camp and be completely confident in the quality of care and instruction your children will receive! 6 Week Camp Runs Sept 17- Oct…

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