15 04, 2014

Organic Food 101

April 15th, 2014|Blog, Featured, Nutrition, Q & A|

In our last nutrition instalment we went over the basics of the raw food diet. Today we cover another common, very controversial nutrition topic: organic food- “certified organic” of course. What does this all mean and how important is it for us and our precious bodies?! Well, read on, for the 411.. or the 101.. or whichever you prefer;) as well as a fun and simple infogram which will help clear things up even further.


24 03, 2014

Full Body Workout -> 2 Minute Super Sets

March 24th, 2014|Blog, Exercise, Featured, Workouts|

Alright kids.. Here we go with another Just Get Fit workout..
As usual, this one utilizes very little equipment and space, yet tackles the whole body (upper, lower, core, and cardio of course!).
Again, we’re working with the clock. You know I looove timed workouts (hence the stopwatch in my logo!) This one is very simple and direct… yet VERY CHALLENGING.. but that’s why we’re here isn’t it? – to get a no nonsense full body workout and be able to fit it in with our schedule and whatever space we have to complete it in!

13 03, 2014

Workout Challenge: Strength / Cardio Superset

March 13th, 2014|Blog, Exercise, Featured, Workouts|

Have I got a killer workout for you! This one targets every muscle, and gets your heart rate sky rocketing all at the same time. We are literally super-setting a strength circuit with a cardio blasting one.. Definitely best bang for your workout time. Give it a go. As usual, all you need are a couple of weights, a timer, and your kick ass energy…

Pair of dumbbells (5-10lbs. Nothing too heavy, lots of shoulder work here)
Timer. Use a regular stopwatch or I use the Gymboss timer for all my workouts.


25 02, 2014

Simply Tough Workout – Timed Supersets

February 25th, 2014|Blog, Exercise, Featured, Workouts|

Today’s workout involves exactly what the title reveals. A superset is essentially 2 exercises performed back to back, and in this case, for a given amount of time- 3 minutes. It is very simple in terms of space, as well as equipment.. because there is none needed! In terms of difficulty, it is up to you. It will be a  VERY challenging full body workout… if… IF you push yourself at a solid pace for the full 3 minutes and with minimal break between the different supersets.  A huge advantage of timed workouts is one can push themselves to their own abilities and at their own pace, making this an ideal method for groups of different fitness levels.


28 12, 2013

Best of 2013 Music Mix **FREE DOWNLOAD**

December 28th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Inspiration, Music, Workouts|

Hi everyone,

Another year has come to an end, which means we must make the most of what was 2013.. So here it is, in one of my favorite forms, one of my passions- MUSIC!

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12 11, 2013

Workout Circuit: THE 6 X 6 X 6

November 12th, 2013|Blog, Exercise, Featured, Workouts|

This is another short one (10-15 min approx). I like these little circuits because they take very little time, equipment, and you still manage to hit most of your muscle groups – Shoulders from the presses; Back from the rows; glutes, quads, hams from the squats and deadlifts; Core from the planks – Et Voila! FULL BODY BABY!

Also, moving from one exercise to the next quickly allows you to get your heart rate up as well, and of course takes out any boredom from your workout. Ideal for the ADD client (and me lol)
Since it is short, feel free to add this to your cardio routine for example doing this after your run or spin class in order to make into a full body workout.
Try it out and let me know what you think!

16 10, 2013

Quick Burn Workout (No Equipment) **ADVANCED**

October 16th, 2013|Blog, Exercise, Featured, Workouts|

Your own body weight will push your limits on this one.. And  it won’t take long for it to do so!

Today’s workout involves 6 full body exercises to be performed for 10 reps each, one after the other in a circuit style. This is a very challenging circuit to get through so take your time to complete each exercise as you need to complete the circuit 3-4 times!


3 10, 2013

October Workout Playlist – 70s & 80s REMIXES (*Free Download!)

October 3rd, 2013|Blog, Exercise, Featured, Inspiration, Music|

Here is a compiled playlist of 15 of my favourite newly remixed hits from the 70s and 80s. The updated sound and killer beats make these ideal to add to your workout playlists! I can tell you spinners definitely love when we play some retro tunes once and a while. I think it allows them to hone into their youthful energy deep inside to help them push that extra little bit through a drill!

Enjoy the tunes.. AND THE FREE DOWNLOAD!! (full song & artist detail below)
Justine 🙂


11 09, 2013

Antioxidant Packed Beet & Blueberry Salad

September 11th, 2013|Blog, Featured, Nutrition, Recipes|

I love to cook with local Ontario produce. There’s nothing like using what’s from our soil.. Beets and blueberries are some of my favorites. Firstly, they both add a ton of flavour to anything you add them to. But even more importantly they are nutritionally loaded with antioxidants which help everything from eye, skin and heart health, as a result extending our lifespan. Can’t go wrong with that eh? Let’s break them all down before I get into sharing the yummy recipe I have for you guys…

Why I think this is a perfect antioxidant salad…