Nutrition – Refine Fitness

Thanksgiving Eating Tips

We know it is tough sticking to diet plans when it comes to holidays, trying some of these tips can make a difference. Control portions! Fill your plate with smaller amounts if you chose to eat more, then get another serving. At least one-third of your plate should consist of vegetables and fruits, which have [...] Read More

This week’s Recipe: Tuna Avocado Sandwich

Now that the weather is starting to warm up, avocados are coming into season and they sure do pack a healthy punch! For a typical avocado: About 75% of an avocado’s calories come from fat, most of which is monounsaturated fat. Avocados are rich in potassium, B vitamins, vitamin E and vitamin K. Avocados have […]

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Monday’s Recipe: A delicious Easter treat!

Piña Colada Cheesecake Bars This recipe uses a small amount of coconut flour, which is slightly sweet, high in fiber (3 grams per tablespoon), and gluten-free. I find my coconut flour at Bulk Barn, or in the gluten free section of grocery stores. It is my favourite type of flour to bake with.  This would […]

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Health Benefits of Water – How 8 Glasses a Day Keeps Fat Away

Incredible as it may seem, water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. Although most of us take for granted, water may be the only true “magic potion” for permanent weight loss. Water suppresses the appetite naturally and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Studies have shown […]

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Story from Sarah Aldridge.

A trainer coached alpine skiing in New Zealand, and he worked with a Scottish guy. He was really funny, and a bit insane. Instead of starting his fires with a bit of newspaper and some kindling. He’d throw a bunch of wood into the stove, light one piece of paper, and then toss a can […]

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Monday’s Recipe – Vegetable Paprikash

I love hearty meals. It’s a little odd when you say it like that but nothing smells better than throwing a whole bunch of stuff into a pot and letting it simmer for a while. It somehow takes me back to the days when Mom had the pot simmering on the stove. This recipe is […]

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Live Taco

Here is a quick, easy, healthy recipe that’s packed with vitamins, minerals, healthy fats, and antioxidants. It makes a great snack and you can wow your friends with it at your next dinner party. I like it best served with Romaine leaves but you could also use it as a dip for veggies or your […]

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80% Respect and 20% Irresponsibility

Hey fellow holiday indulgers, listen up because this is for you. I am the only fitness professional out there who is going to put it this bluntly for you and something tells me that most of you are going to love me for it. This holiday season, eat whatever you want and drink whatever you […]

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