Redefining Fitness

Uncategorized Dec 02, 2021

If your definition of fitness is shaped by what you see on social media - i.e. insanely ripped people and fake tans - then let us help redefine that for you. Why - because the exercise industry loves to promote and define fitness from a superficial perspective. And unfortunately, many people buy into this false narrative, which can make getting fit feel like a pipe dream. 

Instead,...

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Body Confidence Talk w/ Jojo

body confidence tips Nov 26, 2021

Growing up in the dance world, I struggled with my fair share of body image issues. I was always fighting to be skinnier and strived to achieve an unattainable body for me. The idea that I couldn't be successful unless I fit into this image of a perfect dancer took over my life and had a huge impact on my confidence. These challenges are why I started Body by Jojo and made it my mission to help...

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Training Frequency Change Up

Uncategorized Nov 19, 2021

The beginning of a new strength training routine is an exciting time. With each passing workout, you feel yourself becoming stronger, more confident, and the constant progress is incredibly fulfilling. But unfortunately, there will come a time when the strength increases begin to level off, and you're left wondering how to break through this plateau. 

If this has happened to you, don't...

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Jojo's Favourite Kitchen Items!

jojo's picks tips Nov 12, 2021

I'm no expert in the kitchen, but I've found a few kitchen tools over the years that have helped make healthy eating easier. Like most, I'm big on saving time and building healthy habits, so having a kitchen that's well equipped to assist me is so important! I've listed below a few of my favourite kitchen items to help me eat better, stay hydrated and enjoy a balanced life! 

 

Ceramic...

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Accountability Boost

Uncategorized Nov 05, 2021

Why do so many people have difficulty sticking to their fitness routine? This, of course, cannot be reduced to a single event or reason, but some reasons indeed stand out from the rest. Finding consistency in fitness can be a challenge not because of a lack of time or motivation, but instead, there is missing accountability. Everyone has competing interests, but the ones that get done are...

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Tips to keep your steps up as the weather turns!

Uncategorized Oct 29, 2021

You know I'm constantly reminding you to get your steps in and include more walks into your day, but how can we keep up that habit as it gets colder? Please read below for our tips on how to get your steps in even when the snow falls!

1. Get the right gear! You won't want to walk very long if you are freezing cold, and I don't blame you. Instead, be prepared with the proper winter gear. I...

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Metabolism - is 60 the new 30?

Uncategorized Oct 21, 2021

Have you ever heard someone complain that their metabolism slowed down in their 30’s? Or reminisce about when they were younger and could eat whatever they wanted without it affecting their shape?

It may sound like common thinking that our body’s metabolism begins to decline as we age; however, new research has started to challenge this long-held belief.

Metabolism, the rate at...

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Busy Weekends? No time to grocery shop on Sunday? I GOT YOU!

recipes tips Oct 15, 2021

Here is how to set yourself up for a successful week of eating when you don't have time to hit the grocery store. We've all been there. You've gone away for the weekend or been running around from one event to another, and soon Sunday night hits, you have no groceries and are utterly unprepared for the week ahead. Don't panic. Let's talk it through, and I'll share some of my best tips to help...

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Tips For Thoughtful Eating This Thanksgiving

tips Oct 08, 2021

Happy Canadian Thanksgiving weekend!!!

Here is a fun fact about me - Thanksgiving is my favourite holiday. I'm not sure if it's the beautiful fall colours, the pumpkins or just the fact that there is way less pressure than Christmas since there are no gifts, but whatever it is, I genuinely look forward to Thanksgiving each year!

 

For those of you who don't know, I once had a struggling...

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Are rest days really important?

fitness tips Oct 01, 2021
You might have heard us say this before but rest days are KEY no matter what your goals are and here's why.
 
During strength training, we invoke targeted fatigue and break down muscle tissue. It is only during recovery, think proper rest, sleep, nutrition, hydration, that your body will grow and repair muscle tissue. Exercise is merely a signal, a signal that tells your body to...
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