Fit Tip Friday: The “What the Hell” Effect

Hello everybody and Happy Friday! I’m going to be upfront with you. I didn’t write this post today. I actually didn’t even write it this week. I knew this week was going to be a crazy one. I needed to get as many things done ahead of time as possible so I would have time […]

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 […]

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 […]

End the Fat Talk

Are you aware that last week was Eating Disorder Awareness Week across Canada? Here in Vancouver BC Place was lit up light purple to bring awareness to eating disorders (which I was totally unaware of!) and there were multiple ways to spread the message across social media. Even still though, it’s not something I heard […]


Motivation…it’s a funny thing. It can come in an instant and send us into a frenzy of cleaning, prepping food, planning workouts, or doing whatever else we think is going to get us where we want to be. And then just as quickly as it came on it can disappear, leaving us feeling lazy, unhappy, […]

My 2-Year Fitversary

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend and that your week is off to a great start. Aside from this nagging cold that doesn’t seem to want to go away I’ve had a pretty fantastic couple of days over here. On Thursday I celebrated my quarter-of-a-century birthday…the big 2-5! It’s crazy […]

Vega Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Ain’t nothin’ like a good old tooth-yankin’ to remind you what a paranoid freak you are. Up until this past week I thought a had a pretty good hold on my anxiety. Well, good for me anyway. All the “what if”s and “oh no”s and “omg the world is totally coming to an end and […]

Sticking to Your Routine While on the Fly

Hello Lovely Readers!! It’s been awhile! I do apologize, but life has been happening in full swing again lately! In addition to my full-time job at the hotel, I’ve been helping to lead a corporate fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, getting all my training hours in for my personal training practicum, taking my […]

Survival of the Fittest

Disclaimer: 5 bees were killed prior to the writing of this post. Fitness isn’t all about having abs and being able to lift heavy shit off the ground. No. Fitness also includes mental fitness, the ability to think on your toes. The ability to adapt. It includes agility, the ability to gracefully propel yourself out […]