#EveryBODisBeautiful: 5 Steps to a More Positive Body Image

#EveryBODisBeautiful: 5 Steps to a More Positive Body Image

Jul 19th, 2017

  When we began building The BOD as a business, we thought about what our main message or mission statement should be and we came up with: Every BOD is Beautiful.  Body image is a person’s impressions or opinions about his/her body. Many of us may have had body image issues growing up — or maybe you’re going through some now. Am I too fat? Am I strong enough? Why don’t I look like him? If I look this way, maybe he will like me more. When we’re constantly surrounded by mainstream media telling us what we “should” look like, […]

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Have a Healthy, Happy Holiday!

Have a Healthy, Happy Holiday!

Dec 17th, 2015

Despite all the fun and parties, we all know the holidays can be the most stressful time of the year! This year, in honor of the 5678 lifestyle, I’ve asked fitness, nutrition and health experts for their favourite tips to ease holiday stress. Here are some of my favorite healthy holiday tips, and if you have your own make sure to share them with me on social media! 1. Train while you’re traveling.  I’m on the road all the time, so I know that travel is no excuse to skip a workout session. Use the hotel gym, get a daily or weekly pass near your […]

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Dancer’s Abs in 5-6-7-8 At Home

Dancer’s Abs in 5-6-7-8 At Home

Nov 19th, 2015

  Some of the most stubborn fat that people starting a new fitness program encounter is in the midsection. Do you know the feeling? No matter how many hours a day you spend working out, the fat around your abs just won’t melt away! Of course, the secret to finally seeing those abdominal muscles is in nutrition, but always in conjunction with a good targeted workout. Dancers are strong and stable, and stabilization comes from your core. I have to say, there’s nothing like 10 weeks of dancing for 5-7 hours a day to shape up your midsection and reveal your […]

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Dancer’s Legs in 5-6-7-8 At Home

Dancer’s Legs in 5-6-7-8 At Home

Oct 23rd, 2015

  Even if you can’t be on a show like Dancing with the Stars, you can work on your dancer’s legs too, right from home and without any equipment! The key to these body-weight workouts, is a high amount of repetitions and as little rest as possible in between sets. Start with a light 5-10 minute warm-up and lower body stretch. You can jog on the spot, do jumping jacks, skip, or dance to your favourite song! Remember, dancers are strong and stable, and stabilization comes from your core! Keep your core engaged and posture up while performing these moves. […]

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Motivation Gets You Moving, But Commitment Gets You Results

Motivation Gets You Moving, But Commitment Gets You Results

Oct 21st, 2015

Motivation gets you moving, but committing to a plan and sticking with it will get you results. Most of the celebrities I have worked with are extremely busy at their jobs and didn’t have much time to rehearse. When you make rehearsing or exercising a priority, it becomes just another part of your day and your lifestyle. Soon, you won’t remember what it was like when you didn’t exercise! You’ll be amazed at how much more energy you have. And once you start to see results, you’ll become even more motivated to keep going. The bottom line is, like the celebrities I have taught to dance, […]

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