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Stay hydrated with water-rich foods this summer

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It’s hot out there, and with that in mind, it’s so important to keep hydrated. While I previously posted about how to add more water to your day for better hydration, let’s face it, plain water can get a little boring. The good news is that there are other ways to keep hydrated. For example, by eating water-rich foods. *Fun …

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My Favourite Beach Reads

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I have read and re-read so many books in the last year and a half. Like, a lot. Books — not e-books, actual books — have been a welcome respite from a year and a half’s worth of  Zoom, FaceTime, and just the overall emotions of the pandemic. But BC is opening up, things feel a little more “normal,” I’m …

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Nine Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

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I will start this blog post off by saying you will never go wrong with adding a variety of fruits and vegetables to your diet. Fruits and veggies contain a variety of beneficial nutrients, though the type determines which nutrients it contains and in what amounts. This mighty duo is generally super-rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals.  They also provide …

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Green Detox Smoothie

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I love smoothies. They are such a versatile way of staying hydrated, nourished and energized. I especially love green smoothies, but I know they get a bad rap for taste — particularly when the word ‘detox’ is included. I may be biased, but I think this green detox smoothie is delicious, and I hope you enjoy it as much as …

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Get Inspired with the Nine Types of Rest

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What’s your Enneagram number? Mine is 8. (From NineTypes.co: Eights are motivated by a need to protect themselves and to avoid vulnerability. They have a keen understanding of their own intuition, and they tend to trust their gut to lead them through life. They are truth-tellers and highly justice-oriented: they will always stick up for the underdog.) I feel I’m …

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How Meditation Helps Me in My Everyday

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If my younger self could see present me, I think she’d be mindblown. Especially to know that I’m an avid meditation practitioner — and that it’s helped me find peace as an adult. Meditation is something I was introduced to when I worked at lululemon in my late teens/early 20s. Working there exposed me to so many things that have …

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A Daily Journal Practice to Spark Creativity

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I recently started reading a book called The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and it’s all about figuring out ways to add more creativity into your life. My wise new friend Julia says that in order to retrieve or spark creativity, you need to find it. And one of her suggestions is to write three pages in the morning — …

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Tips for Drinking More Water to Stay Hydrated

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Water is a miracle liquid. It’s not only how we stay hydrated, but did you know your body is composed of two-thirds water? We actually need to consume water every day so that our bodies can do what they need to do. For example, water helps the body eliminate toxic substances, produce digestive enzymes, maintain healthy skin, hair, and organs… …

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The Best Habits for a Better Sleep

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Do you get enough sleep? I am definitely not a morning person, but the nature of my job has made me adapt over the years. And to supplement that, I’ve adopted some important habits to help me sleep better. For the longest time, I didn’t get near enough sleep to replenish my body. Which I told myself it was okay …

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My Top 6 Tips for Building Your Business from the Ground Up

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Thinking of starting your own business? Take it from me — sometimes it feels WAY easier said than done. When I was first getting started, I had no idea what I was doing. I had completed my kinesiology degree was working as as a personal trainer, but I had no experience in business management, marketing or strategy. Had I thought …

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Get Inspired with the Nine Types of Rest

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What’s your Enneagram number? Mine is 8. (From NineTypes.co: Eights are motivated by a need to protect themselves and to avoid vulnerability. They have a keen understanding of their own intuition, and they tend to trust their gut to lead them through life. They are truth-tellers and highly justice-oriented: they will always stick up for the underdog.) I feel I’m …

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How Meditation Helps Me in My Everyday

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If my younger self could see present me, I think she’d be mindblown. Especially to know that I’m an avid meditation practitioner — and that it’s helped me find peace as an adult. Meditation is something I was introduced to when I worked at lululemon in my late teens/early 20s. Working there exposed me to so many things that have …

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10 Reasons Walking is the Best Form of Exercise

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The other day while I was walking my dog, I started thinking about ways I could break down fitness into digestible steps for beginners. I’ve found that most people tend to build exercise into this huge event. It “requires” special clothes, you get sweaty, you need a place to do it and there is never enough time to get everything …

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How to: Tone your arms

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    Here we go. I’m about to give you a foolproof plan that I guarantee will give you toned, strong arms. If you follow these steps, your arms will 100% look like Michelle Obama’s, and you can call it a day!   I wish there was a simple formula that worked for everyone, but it’s not exactly that straightforward… …

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Abs Challenge Info

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I thought I would write a little blog post to hopefully give you a bit more info on why it is important to have strong abdominal muscles before you start this challenge. Beyond the aesthetic benefits of increased muscle tone in this area, strong abdominal muscles also generate strength, stability, and mobility needed to carry out everyday activities such as …

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Reached a Plateau? 6 Tips to Help Your Fitness Routine Level Up!

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One of the best things about my job is watching my clients’ fitness improve over time. They gain strength, flexibility and endurance, and it’s incredibly rewarding to watch my team put in the hard work to reach their goals. At every session with every single client, I build a personalised exercise selection based on their goals. Then, I choose the …

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How to: Tone your arms

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    Here we go. I’m about to give you a foolproof plan that I guarantee will give you toned, strong arms. If you follow these steps, your arms will 100% look like Michelle Obama’s, and you can call it a day!   I wish there was a simple formula that worked for everyone, but it’s not exactly that straightforward… …

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Here’s What Your Personal Trainer Eats in an Average Day

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Over the years, I have experimented with many different diets and eating plans. I’ve had moments where I obsessed about food to the point where eating wasn’t fun anymore. While I quickly realized that living like that wasn’t for me, I would still often feel that if I wasn’t eating healthy 100 percent of the time I was a huge …

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Exercise Addiction — When a Healthy Habit Goes Sideways

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As some of you may know, I recently started doing a double workout on Sundays. I’ve been attending a high-intensity circuit training class or creating my own circuit at my studio then following it up by a SoulCycle session in Yaletown. This is not most people’s idea of a relaxing Sunday morning, but it’s been a great opportunity to challenge …

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My Top 8 Ways to Stop (and Prevent) Stomach Bloating!

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If you’re anything like me, you hate feeling bloated. That uncomfortable sensation of a swollen belly after a big meal (or a big night out!). Your clothes feel too tight, you feel gross in general and it’s almost like you’ve never worked out a day in your life.   Sometimes bloating is caused by reasons outside of our control, like …

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My Top 6 Tips for Building Your Business from the Ground Up

In All, Business, Jenna Maye, Lifestyle, Uncategorized by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

Thinking of starting your own business? Take it from me — sometimes it feels WAY easier said than done. When I was first getting started, I had no idea what I was doing. I had completed my kinesiology degree was working as as a personal trainer, but I had no experience in business management, marketing or strategy. Had I thought …

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Top tips to stay healthy this summer

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Helloooo, summer! It’s a time to relax, get outside, and enjoy time with favourite people. And maybe some bad habits sneak in… For me, the summer can be a bit of a battle of wanting to stay healthy but also want to have that extra drink (or three.) But I do believe we should give ourselves the space to indulge …

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My Favourite Beach Reads

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I have read and re-read so many books in the last year and a half. Like, a lot. Books — not e-books, actual books — have been a welcome respite from a year and a half’s worth of  Zoom, FaceTime, and just the overall emotions of the pandemic. But BC is opening up, things feel a little more “normal,” I’m …

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Get Inspired with the Nine Types of Rest

In All, Fitness, Lifestyle by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

What’s your Enneagram number? Mine is 8. (From NineTypes.co: Eights are motivated by a need to protect themselves and to avoid vulnerability. They have a keen understanding of their own intuition, and they tend to trust their gut to lead them through life. They are truth-tellers and highly justice-oriented: they will always stick up for the underdog.) I feel I’m …

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How Meditation Helps Me in My Everyday

In All, Fitness, Lifestyle by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

If my younger self could see present me, I think she’d be mindblown. Especially to know that I’m an avid meditation practitioner — and that it’s helped me find peace as an adult. Meditation is something I was introduced to when I worked at lululemon in my late teens/early 20s. Working there exposed me to so many things that have …

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A Daily Journal Practice to Spark Creativity

In All, Lifestyle by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

I recently started reading a book called The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron, and it’s all about figuring out ways to add more creativity into your life. My wise new friend Julia says that in order to retrieve or spark creativity, you need to find it. And one of her suggestions is to write three pages in the morning — …

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Tips for Drinking More Water to Stay Hydrated

In All, Lifestyle, Nutrition by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

Water is a miracle liquid. It’s not only how we stay hydrated, but did you know your body is composed of two-thirds water? We actually need to consume water every day so that our bodies can do what they need to do. For example, water helps the body eliminate toxic substances, produce digestive enzymes, maintain healthy skin, hair, and organs… …

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The Best Habits for a Better Sleep

In All, Lifestyle by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

Do you get enough sleep? I am definitely not a morning person, but the nature of my job has made me adapt over the years. And to supplement that, I’ve adopted some important habits to help me sleep better. For the longest time, I didn’t get near enough sleep to replenish my body. Which I told myself it was okay …

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Why You Shouldn’t Weigh Yourself Every Day

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Alright, so you’ve been working out regularly and you’ve been consistent with your diet. Summer is *just* around the corner, and you’re feeling full of energy, your clothes are fitting better, and you’re generally feeling amazing. But then you step on the scale… and you’ve gained weight. What the?! Talk about bringing your vibration down.  Now, most of us out …

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Stay hydrated with water-rich foods this summer

In All, Nutrition by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

It’s hot out there, and with that in mind, it’s so important to keep hydrated. While I previously posted about how to add more water to your day for better hydration, let’s face it, plain water can get a little boring. The good news is that there are other ways to keep hydrated. For example, by eating water-rich foods. *Fun …

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Top tips to stay healthy this summer

In Lifestyle, Nutrition by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

Helloooo, summer! It’s a time to relax, get outside, and enjoy time with favourite people. And maybe some bad habits sneak in… For me, the summer can be a bit of a battle of wanting to stay healthy but also want to have that extra drink (or three.) But I do believe we should give ourselves the space to indulge …

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Nine Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

In All, Nutrition, Uncategorized by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

I will start this blog post off by saying you will never go wrong with adding a variety of fruits and vegetables to your diet. Fruits and veggies contain a variety of beneficial nutrients, though the type determines which nutrients it contains and in what amounts. This mighty duo is generally super-rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals.  They also provide …

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Green Detox Smoothie

In All, Nutrition, Recipes by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

I love smoothies. They are such a versatile way of staying hydrated, nourished and energized. I especially love green smoothies, but I know they get a bad rap for taste — particularly when the word ‘detox’ is included. I may be biased, but I think this green detox smoothie is delicious, and I hope you enjoy it as much as …

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Tips for Drinking More Water to Stay Hydrated

In All, Lifestyle, Nutrition by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

Water is a miracle liquid. It’s not only how we stay hydrated, but did you know your body is composed of two-thirds water? We actually need to consume water every day so that our bodies can do what they need to do. For example, water helps the body eliminate toxic substances, produce digestive enzymes, maintain healthy skin, hair, and organs… …

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Tasty Easy Baked Chicken

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Chicken is one of my favourite meats to incorporate into a balanced diet. It’s a great lean protein, and chicken breast, in particular, is a filling, versatile meat that can be cooked and flavoured any way you can think of. Looking at a cooked chicken breast, you wouldn’t necessarily think there’s a lot of protein. But one boneless, skinless chicken …

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The Four Steps to a Healthy Fridge

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What’s in your fridge? When you commit to clean and healthy eating, taking care of your fridge is just as important as taking care of your body for your fitness journey. It houses your fuel. And… a lot of the time, many things that don’t need to be in there. It’s time to spring clean your way to a healthy …

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Healthy Quinoa Salad

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Have you ever tried quinoa? Pronounced KEY-nwah, this nutrient-rich superfood isn’t a grain, but a seed — though often labeled as whole-grain and prepared similarly to rice and oatmeal. It’s an overall healthy option to bulk out a salad and add to your healthy carbs roster. A quinoa salad is possibly one of my favourite things to eat in the …

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The Principles of Clean Eating

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Like many, I have tried a slew of diets over the years with little success. However, the one style I really resonated with was Clean Eating Habits — and it stuck. For the last decade, these habits have helped me to maintain my body weight, gain lean muscle, and live my life feeling nourished and energized! Unless it’s for medical …

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Mexican Tortilla Soup to Warm Up Winter

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For me, wintertime is all about healthy, nourishing food to keep me fuelled and happy in between workouts. I also just really love comfort foods and have adapted many types to suit healthy eating habits and a good mindset. This warming tortilla soup will melt away the late winter chill and keep you feeling nourished and full. Key ingredients in …

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Green Detox Smoothie

In All, Nutrition, Recipes by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

I love smoothies. They are such a versatile way of staying hydrated, nourished and energized. I especially love green smoothies, but I know they get a bad rap for taste — particularly when the word ‘detox’ is included. I may be biased, but I think this green detox smoothie is delicious, and I hope you enjoy it as much as …

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Tasty Easy Baked Chicken

In All, Nutrition, Recipes by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

Chicken is one of my favourite meats to incorporate into a balanced diet. It’s a great lean protein, and chicken breast, in particular, is a filling, versatile meat that can be cooked and flavoured any way you can think of. Looking at a cooked chicken breast, you wouldn’t necessarily think there’s a lot of protein. But one boneless, skinless chicken …

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Healthy Quinoa Salad

In All, Nutrition, Recipes by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

Have you ever tried quinoa? Pronounced KEY-nwah, this nutrient-rich superfood isn’t a grain, but a seed — though often labeled as whole-grain and prepared similarly to rice and oatmeal. It’s an overall healthy option to bulk out a salad and add to your healthy carbs roster. A quinoa salad is possibly one of my favourite things to eat in the …

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Mexican Tortilla Soup to Warm Up Winter

In All, Nutrition, Recipes by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

For me, wintertime is all about healthy, nourishing food to keep me fuelled and happy in between workouts. I also just really love comfort foods and have adapted many types to suit healthy eating habits and a good mindset. This warming tortilla soup will melt away the late winter chill and keep you feeling nourished and full. Key ingredients in …

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Low-Carb Turkey Chili: My Batch-Cook Mainstay

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On cold, winter’s day, the best kind of food to enjoy is something that is going to warm you down to your toes. This low-carb* turkey chili not only does that for me in spades, but it’s also an awesome batch-cook recipe with enough servings to fill your freezer. You know, for *those days* you don’t feel like cooking.  This …

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My Favourite Beach Reads

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I have read and re-read so many books in the last year and a half. Like, a lot. Books — not e-books, actual books — have been a welcome respite from a year and a half’s worth of  Zoom, FaceTime, and just the overall emotions of the pandemic. But BC is opening up, things feel a little more “normal,” I’m …

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Nine Ways to Add More Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

In All, Nutrition, Uncategorized by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

I will start this blog post off by saying you will never go wrong with adding a variety of fruits and vegetables to your diet. Fruits and veggies contain a variety of beneficial nutrients, though the type determines which nutrients it contains and in what amounts. This mighty duo is generally super-rich in fibre, vitamins, and minerals.  They also provide …

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Here’s What Your Personal Trainer Eats in an Average Day

In All, Jenna Maye, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Uncategorized by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

Over the years, I have experimented with many different diets and eating plans. I’ve had moments where I obsessed about food to the point where eating wasn’t fun anymore. While I quickly realized that living like that wasn’t for me, I would still often feel that if I wasn’t eating healthy 100 percent of the time I was a huge …

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Reached a Plateau? 6 Tips to Help Your Fitness Routine Level Up!

In All, Fitness, Uncategorized, Workouts by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

One of the best things about my job is watching my clients’ fitness improve over time. They gain strength, flexibility and endurance, and it’s incredibly rewarding to watch my team put in the hard work to reach their goals. At every session with every single client, I build a personalised exercise selection based on their goals. Then, I choose the …

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Exercise Addiction — When a Healthy Habit Goes Sideways

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As some of you may know, I recently started doing a double workout on Sundays. I’ve been attending a high-intensity circuit training class or creating my own circuit at my studio then following it up by a SoulCycle session in Yaletown. This is not most people’s idea of a relaxing Sunday morning, but it’s been a great opportunity to challenge …

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My Top 8 Ways to Stop (and Prevent) Stomach Bloating!

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If you’re anything like me, you hate feeling bloated. That uncomfortable sensation of a swollen belly after a big meal (or a big night out!). Your clothes feel too tight, you feel gross in general and it’s almost like you’ve never worked out a day in your life.   Sometimes bloating is caused by reasons outside of our control, like …

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My Top 6 Tips for Building Your Business from the Ground Up

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Thinking of starting your own business? Take it from me — sometimes it feels WAY easier said than done. When I was first getting started, I had no idea what I was doing. I had completed my kinesiology degree was working as as a personal trainer, but I had no experience in business management, marketing or strategy. Had I thought …

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How to: Tone your arms

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    Here we go. I’m about to give you a foolproof plan that I guarantee will give you toned, strong arms. If you follow these steps, your arms will 100% look like Michelle Obama’s, and you can call it a day!   I wish there was a simple formula that worked for everyone, but it’s not exactly that straightforward… …

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Abs Challenge Info

In All, Fitness, Workouts by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

I thought I would write a little blog post to hopefully give you a bit more info on why it is important to have strong abdominal muscles before you start this challenge. Beyond the aesthetic benefits of increased muscle tone in this area, strong abdominal muscles also generate strength, stability, and mobility needed to carry out everyday activities such as …

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Reached a Plateau? 6 Tips to Help Your Fitness Routine Level Up!

In All, Fitness, Uncategorized, Workouts by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

One of the best things about my job is watching my clients’ fitness improve over time. They gain strength, flexibility and endurance, and it’s incredibly rewarding to watch my team put in the hard work to reach their goals. At every session with every single client, I build a personalised exercise selection based on their goals. Then, I choose the …

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Exercise Addiction — When a Healthy Habit Goes Sideways

In All, Fitness, Jenna Maye, Lifestyle, Uncategorized, Workouts by Jenna MaxwellLeave a Comment

As some of you may know, I recently started doing a double workout on Sundays. I’ve been attending a high-intensity circuit training class or creating my own circuit at my studio then following it up by a SoulCycle session in Yaletown. This is not most people’s idea of a relaxing Sunday morning, but it’s been a great opportunity to challenge …

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