How can you tell if someone is running a marathon?

… Don’t worry they’ll tell you. Last year around this time I was that obnoxious person who was ALWAYS talking about running. “I’m running a half marathon” I would boast, without even being asked. This year, you may have noticed there has been a lot of radio silence around here. You may have also noticed… [Read More]

Re-framing Exercise

Disclosure: I am often eavesdropping on conversations that I am not a part of. I don’t do this to be rude or because I am nosey. Rather, I work in an area where there is a lot of traffic coming and going. Given that I work in wellness I am always curious when people start… [Read More]

Beer + Running = unbeatable combination

If you’re like me, you may struggle to be active on the weekends. Don’t get me wrong, I usually do a lot of walking, exploring, visiting friends or just running errands but I really struggle to intentionally workout for the purpose of working out. I find that especially in the summer, I don’t exactly want… [Read More]

Nike Women’s 15K Toronto #betterforit

Over the past year and a half I’ve had the honour of being a part of a growing community. This is a community of superwomen. This is a community of strength and determination. This is a community also known as Nike Toronto. You may remember one of my firsts posts about NTC Toronto. You may… [Read More]

I am a runner.

Give credit where credit is due is an important lesson that was drilled into my head by my elementary school science teacher. I took it so seriously that I remember printing out an extra little square for my 8th grade science fair project and titling it “Thank You’s”, listing the names of all those who… [Read More]

Tales from a sort-of runner

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to write a short anecdote about my recent running experience! Let me start with this disclaimer, I have never been a runner, and I still don’t entirely consider myself a runner now. I have never been able to run fast (and I still can’t) and it has taken me a… [Read More]

Nike Training Club Canada- “Nearly Impossible Alone, Totally Possible Together”

My friends in New York City have been telling me for a couple years about their experiences with Nike Training Club. When they initially told me they attended free NTC classes at NYU I truly didn’t believe them. I thought they must be paying for it somehow in their tuition. They described these classes to… [Read More]

Squats for Subway Rides

Squats for Subway Rides (click the title for video link) This is AMAZING! This video has been making it’s rounds today on social media sites but I just wanted to share it here as well. For those who have yet to see it, there has been a machine installed in the subway system in Moscow,… [Read More]

Me!

Hey everyone! Well, this is my very first time ever writing a blog so bear with me! Who am I? My name is Alison (Ali) and I am currently a Workplace Wellness and Health Promotion grad student at Centennial College in Toronto, Ontario. Favourite way to sweat? LesMills BodyPump, BodyAttack or RPM Favourite vegetable? Kale… [Read More]