COVID-19 & Exercise: Things to think about as gyms re-open
It’s been a few months since things started shutting down and changing in response to COVID-19. As gyms and other Read more.
Self Care: Think Clearly
The World Health Organization has defined mental health as “a state of well-being in which the individual realizes their own Read more.
Self-Care: Nutrition Recap
I have been following the strategies from The Ripple Effect for the last three months. Previously I focused on sleep Read more.
Anti-Inflammatory Foods: What are they?
We always have inflammation in our body – inflammation is part of our immune system and reactions to a foreign Read more.
Why it’s harder to ________ than it used to be
As we get older we can get frustrated as our body doesn’t quite work the way it used to. The Read more.
Ommmm: Meditation 101
Meditation is a practice where you use a technique to train your attention or awareness; it can help you to Read more.
How well does your wheel roll?
If your health was a bike tire, and each spoke represented a part of your life that supported your health, how Read more.
Benefits of Being Plant-Based
Being plant-based is becoming trendier and more people are adopting this style of diet. Plant-based means that the majority of Read more.
Self-Care: Nutrition
Obesity rates are on the rise – over 30% of adults in Canada are currently experiencing overweight or obesity. The Read more.
Self Care: Exercise Recap
I’ve been following the strategies in the Ripple Effect for the last two months. Last month I focused on sleep, Read more.
Introducing FAST Goals
We’ve all heard about SMART goals – the idea that goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and have a Read more.
Self Care: Exercise
Hippocrates said “Walking is man’s best medicine”. We have written a few blog posts about how exercise is medicine and Read more.
Self-Care: Sleep Recap
Over the last month I have been following the sleep strategies outlined in the Ripple Effect. Each week I implemented Read more.
Self-Care: Sleep
Inadequate sleep is considered one of the big modifiable risk factors for chronic disease and sleep deprivation can increase your Read more.
Self-Care: Love Languages
Yesterday was Valentines Day which usually means we focus on those we love in our life (partners, friends) with flowers, Read more.
Tell Your Story
If you were to ask me “Who is Lauren Voss?” I would tell you that I am a Certified Exercise Read more.
Top 5 Things I Learned from Health Coaching
I have been completing a health coaching certificate through MRU throughout the last year. Health coaches facilitate the behaviour change Read more.
#BellLetsTalk: When the List Doesn’t Work
2017 was a huge transition year for me – new relationships, reconnecting with old friends, I started another certificate, and Read more.
Run to the Beat: Exercise & Music
 A good playlist can transform almost any workout. I have downloaded some new awesome music and routinely feel like I’m Read more.
2017 Ride to Conquer Cancer
It’s that time of year again! I am participating in the 2017 Ride to Conquer Cancer in Alberta. This 2-day Read more.
Nutrition Month: Frequently Asked Questions
There are a ton of supplements and exercise-related nutrition do’s and don’ts out there. Which ones should you follow and Read more.
#BellLetsTalk: My Journey with Mental Health
Mental health and the need to cultivate and look after our mental health is a growing topic of discussion. Mental Read more.
Time Perspective: Living Past, Present, and Future
I am officially entering my mid-20s in a few weeks (I know… cue the quarter life crisis) and something I Read more.
New Year Resolutions: Make Them Stick
It’s that time of year again. Time for New Year Resolutions. Gyms are about to become packed, people are going Read more.
Test Driving: Not Just For Cars
You wouldn’t buy a car without shopping around and test driving a few so why not do that with exercise? Read more.
How To: Survive Christmas Party Season
The holidays are a great time of year however they usually come fraught with temptation as party after party shows Read more.
Train the Trainer: Meditation
We are on a mission to try different sports and activities we have never tried before. Previously we have tried rowing Read more.
Benefits of a Social Network (not the electronic kind)
When you’re going through a tough time, you probably lean on some friends and family to support you. The same Read more.
From Health to High Performance: Top 10 Things I Learned at the CSEP Conference
A few weeks ago I went to the annual conference put on by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). Read more.
A Health-tastic Halloween
Veggie Skeletons My grandma used to trick us into eating more veggies by making them in Carroty-Ann or Carroty-Andy. Put Read more.
These Boots Were Made for Walking
I have never owned a car. When most people find out I live in Calgary without a car their jaws Read more.
Exercise is Medicine: Breast Cancer
October is breast cancer awareness month. There has been a growing awareness about breast cancer over the last couple years. Read more.
Mindfulness Through a New Lens
When I started really getting into yoga a few years ago, my yoga teachers were always talking about setting an Read more.
Exercise is Medicine: Heart Disease
There is a growing trend that exercise is medicine. This is particularly true with cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease refers to Read more.
Back To School
Summer is always a great relaxing time. Nice sunny weather, vacation, lots of outdoor festivals… unfortunately these usually means normal Read more.
Table for One
Over the last few months I was let go from a job, started a new job, and I moved into Read more.
Pokemon GO: A Positive Motivator or Gateway to the Zombie Apocalypse?
Pokemon GO became an overnight phenomenon. Since its release in July 6th this augmented reality game has become the largest Read more.
2016 Ride to Conquer Cancer
My dad challenged me to join the Ride to Conquer Cancer in February. I definitely thought he was joking until Read more.
Train the Trainer: Rowing
We are on a mission to try different sports and activities we have never tried before. We will be blogging Read more.
The Benefits of Nature
When was the last time you spent at least an hour outside? Now, when was the last time you spent at Read more.
Train the Trainer: Aerial Yoga
We are on a mission to try different sports and activities we have never tried before. We will be blogging Read more.
Staying Active While Travelling
They say the key to success is consistency. If you want to achieve your goals you need to make them Read more.
The Magic Pill:Exercise Is Medicine
What if I told you there was a magic pill that could reduce your risk of cancer, stroke, heart disease, Read more.
Bike Month 2016
June is Bike Month! Cycling is a great activity for all ages and it’s a fun way to explore the city. Read more.
Different Approaches to Medicine
Your health is important to you. You get your regular check ups, try to eat healthy and are physically active. Read more.
When It Rains, It Pours
Life seems to have a tendency of piling everything on at once which can make it hard to cope. If Read more.
A Guide to Finding the Right Trainer or Facility for You
Previously we broke down what the difference in between different fitness certifications. Now that you know the difference, how can Read more.
Tasty Tuesday: The Glory Bowl
I got this recipe from the Whitewater Cooks recipe book and it is definitely one of my new favourites! I Read more.
Spring Cleaning: Eliminate Negative Self-Talk
Negative self-talk can derail even the best of intentions. Next time you catch yourself in a cycle of negative self-talk, Read more.
Spring Cleaning: Forget Your “Story”
It can be easy to make up a story and convince yourself why you can’t achieve your goals. Taking some Read more.
Spring Cleaning: No Screen Time Past 9pm
Lots of us scroll through our social media or play some games on our smartphone, tablet, or watch TV before Read more.
Spring Cleaning: Learn to Say No
It can be hard to say no, especially when you feel like you are being pulled in lots of different Read more.
Spring Cleaning: Work Life Balance
Ready to continue your spring cleaning? Check our tips for: Learning how to say no Limiting screen time after 9pm Read more.
Lauren’s Ride to Conquer Cancer: Two for the Road
Cancer is one of those diseases that touches almost everyone. Whether it’s a family member or a friend, most of Read more.
Tasty Tuesday: Crispy Tofu Spinach Salad
There’s been a big push for incorporating more vegetarian meals into our diet. I’ve eaten tofu before but in limited Read more.
What Do All Those Letters Mean? A Guide to Finding the Right Trainer
When it comes to fitness there are lots of different certifications out there and it can be very confusing as Read more.
Are You Sitting Too Much?
There has been a lot of discussion lately about inactivity and sedentary lifestyles among adults. Physical inactivity and sedentary living Read more.
Tasty Tuesday: Kale Chips
I have been wanting to make Kale Chips since my roommate made some last year. I finally got around to Read more.
Meet Lauren
I have been in love with sports for as long as I can remember. Some of my earliest memories include Read more.
You Are as Unique as Your Fingerprint
As a personal trainer people have many assumptions about my job. The largest misconception I have heard over the years Read more.