Get Them Off The Couch: 10 Ways To Get Your Child More Active

I recently participated in Mediaplanet Canada’s Children’s Health campaign that seeks to educate Canadians on ways to improve the quality of life for our children affected by various conditions and concerns by providing resources and support to parents, families and caregivers as well as increasing awareness of the latest treatments.

Check out my post and learn ways to improve the quality of life for our children and get them off the couch!

For the full campaign, click here:


Too Smoggy to Run? Check the AQHI!

Runners I know obsess over the weather. Checking weather apps days in advance, monitoring the coolest time of day, and planning workouts around the shadiest route. But as most of us in urban centres know, it’s not just the heat that matters, it’s the smog!

With summer temperatures on the rise, it’s more important than ever to be conscious of the risks associated with air pollution and extreme heat when being active outdoors. To help make smog easier to monitor, Summerhill Impact, in partnership with The Running Room and the Government of Canada, announced the launch of Air Health – a brand new website and resource to encourage Canadians to make the Air Quality Health Index (or AQHI) a part of their daily lives. The AQHI is a simple scale designed to help Canadians understand what outdoor air quality means to their health – the higher the number, the higher the risk.


While everyone can experience symptoms of air pollution, some people are at higher risk, such as seniors, young children or those with existing lung or heart disease. People who do strenuous activities outdoors, such as exercising, sports or physical work can also be at increased risk during those activities. On days when air pollution levels are significantly elevated, even people not typically at risk may notice symptoms, such as coughing, wheezing, trouble breathing or irritated eyes, nose or throats.

Checking outdoor air quality is as simple as checking the weather and just as useful. Just like weather and temperature, outdoor air quality can change with the seasons and time of day; high levels of outdoor air pollutants can seriously impact your day.

To learn more about Air Health Check and the Air Quality Health Index visit

Hiking, Canoeing, and Yoga – Oh My!

I am very excited to share that this summer Tribe Fitness will be teaming up with Moose Travel to combine yoga and nature with an exciting and oh so relaxing yoga retreat up in Algonquin Park.

This three day and two night excursion is perfect for those wanting to unplug for a long weekend and reconnect with nature. Moose Travel’s tour experts will be leading guided hikes, there will be plenty of opportunities for canoeing and swimming or going for a trail run, and I’ll be leading 5 flowy yoga classes that are appropriate for all levels and infused with lots of fun.

Yoga Card Proof 1What’s Included

• 2 night’s accommodation in a lodge. One – four per room occupancy.
• Transport to and from Algonquin Park from Downtown Toronto
• Park entrance fees
• Use of canoes and equipment
• Driver and tour guide services
• 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch (all vegetarian and prepared for you)
• 5 Vinyasa yoga classes (taught by me!)

Departure Dates

July 18, 2014 July 20, 2014
August 15, 2014 August 17, 2014
September 12, 2014 September 14, 2014

The cost is $549 and full itineraries can be viewed here. This is an intimate trip with each excursion being maxed out at only 13 participants per retreat.

Further information is available here. Hope you can join me!