Calorie Crushing Circuit 3: HIIT Stair Workout

Next in our circuit series: this epic high intensity interval stair circuit is just the thing for bad weather days or while you’re travelling. Get all the benefits of HIIT in less than 20 minutes! It was raining when we  completed this circuit in our not so fancy (but convenient) condo stair-well. But on a…

Calorie Crushing Circuit 2: Outdoor HIIT Workout

There are so many benefits to High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). It’s the perfect efficient form of cardio to add to your workout regiment! Best of all you can get the whole family involved. Still need some convincing? HIIT workouts are quick (20 minutes or less!) perfect for busy days that you would otherwise skip…

Calorie Crushing Circuit Workout 1: Back, Quads and Glutes

I absolutely love circuit workouts, especially when I’m training with friends. It’s an intense workout that keeps your heart-rate in the fat burning zone. Which means you’ll be toning while still burning off those extra pounds! The only breaks are for a few quick sips of water in-between rounds. Bonus: It’s also a heart-healthy workout…

Algonquin Park-Hardwood Lookout Trail 1km

The Hardwood Lookout Trail is a short 1km loop that takes you through a typical Algonquin hardwood forest and culminates in a breathtaking view of Smoke Lake and the surrounding maple hills. We did this trail after the challenging Mizzy Lake trail and were very happy we didn’t let a little thing like fatigue stop…

Algonquin Park: Mizzy Lake Trail 11km

The Mizzy Lake Trail begins at Arowhon Road, 15km in from the West Gate of Algonquin Park. Mizzy Lake is one of your best chances to see wildlife in the park, particularly moose and beaver. It’s an 11km loop with an optional 2km side trip to view bear nests (they are up on living Beech…

How To Create an At-Home Wellness Retreat

    Andrea Banerjee When my sister asked me to go with her on a wellness retreat, we were both excited and curious at the idea. Full disclosure: We both work 9-5 office jobs and are urban/suburbanites by trade. A weekend of meditation, exercise, fresh air … and time away from our vices and devices?…