Holiday Thrive Guide: Shopping Edition

Hey Friends! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you do anything exciting? On Saturday I set a record for myself by running two races in one week! They were just 5ks and Saturday’s race was much more relaxed than Sunday’s, but despite the rain it was still a lot of fun. Remember that eye […]

Fall Off the Wagon? Five Tips for Getting Back on Track

Hello friends! It’s a beautiful, sunny, chilly morning here in Vancouver. I’m feeling good because for the first time in about two weeks I slept in past 7! I had my alarm set for 6:20 so I could make it to a 7:00 spin class but today my body just said NO so I decided […]

Go-Getter, Goal-Setter: Time to Totally Own September

Hey everyone! I hope you’re all feeling rested and energized after the long weekend. No extra time off for me, but I’m not complaining after my awesome five day weekend last weekend. Jordan and I kept it pretty low key this weekend. We started our Sunday off with a good workout before taking a drive down […]

Fit Tip Friday: Complexes Aren’t Complex!

Hello and happy Friday! It seems like the excitement of SeaWheeze weekend took its toll on me, because I woke up Tuesday morning with a nasty cold. Either that, or dumping a bucket of ice water on my head for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge did it. Whatever it was, the past few days have […]

Fit Tip Friday: Embrace Active Living

When I first began my journey to become a Personal Trainer there was a term that frequently came up that I’d never heard of before: Active living. What is active living, you ask? Well let’s start off with what active living ISN’T. Active living isn’t sitting at a desk for 8 hours, driving to the […]

Iced Coffee Lovin’

While I consider myself more of a fall and spring kinda girl, there’s a lot of things I really do love about summer. Farmer’s Markets lined with colourful, fresh produce, a mid-day nap in front of the fan, and eating fruit by the pound (literally – last year Jordan & I demolished a 5lb box […]

How Much Protein Do You Really Need, Bro?

9 days until my triathlon. To say I’m freaking out would be an understatement. To say I enjoy swimming after all the hours I’ve spent in the pool these last few months would be a huge lie. But as much as I’m looking forward to getting this thing done and over with so I can […]

5 Tips for Eating Well on a Budget

I’m a pretty boring person. My idea of a great day off is having an awesome workout, eating some good food, and being asleep before 10pm. There would probably be a nap somewhere between the working out and eating food part as well. The highlight of my week is grocery shopping, and I get especially […]

30 Days of Food Combining, Less Instagram, & More Zen

I met with a holistic nutritionist yesterday. “But Ariana, aren’t you a Personal Trainer?” Why yes, yes I am. “And didn’t you just take a course to be certified as a Nutrition and Weight Loss Specialist?” I sure did. But every now and then you need to ask for help, even when you’re fairly knowledgeable […]