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┬ámy 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 […]