#MoveWithMotive: A Passion Project

I met Johanna and Moe at Toronto’s Nike+ Run Club this past winter. Brought together by our love of fitness and our desire to share that passion with others, it was a no-brainer when Johanna asked us to join her as she trains for and tackles her first-ever half-marathon—the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon (STWM) 2016, […]

Join The Club: The Difference A Year Makes

This time last year, I was a strictly solo runner. I enjoyed my time alone pounding the pavement, and used it as an opportunity to think, reflect on the day or simply zone out to the pop-punk soundtrack of my choosing. But there were a few problems with my solitary running routine: I was often […]

New Run Club Alert: Adidas Runners Toronto

I know I’ve said again and again how incredibly fortunate Toronto’s fitness community is, but this latest news makes that statement all the more true. Just last week, Adidas Canada launched Adidas Runners Toronto—the company’s first such run club in North America—and I was lucky enough to be there for the inaugural run. Led by coach […]

Shoe Review: Nike Free RN Distance

I’ve been wearing Nike Free running shoes for the past four years. Until a few months ago, I had stuck to the Nike Free 5.0, which doesn’t provide much in the way of support or cushioning, but that’s exactly why I liked them. I’m used to wearing flat, minimally supportive shoes in my day-to-day life, […]

Adidas Canada Launches Free Fitness Classes

The days are getting longer, the temperatures are (ever so slowly) heating up, and Toronto is coming alive with so much summer excitement that you probably feel like you need a personal assistant just to keep track of it all. This week, in an effort to help you prioritize, I’ll be highlighting three upcoming fitness events that offer […]

Race Report: Around The Bay 30K

On Sunday morning, I ran the 30-kilometre Around the Bay Road Race in Hamilton, Ont., for the first time ever. It’s the oldest road race in North America, started back in 1894, and it’s one I’ve wanted to run for years but the timing just never worked out. This year, the stars aligned and the […]

My Whole30 Challenge: What Failure Taught Me

On January 11, I embarked on my first-ever Whole30 challenge. For those of you who aren’t familiar, it’s a 30-day eating plan created by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, with two New York Times bestselling books behind it, designed to rid you of your bad food habits, sugar and snack addictions, and food-related inflammation and sensitivities. […]

NBA All-Star Weekend,
Part 2: Nothing But Mat

Let me start by owning up to the fact that I’m not big on team sports—watching or participating. Since I traded in my soccer cleats for pointe shoes back in ’95 or so, I’ve done my best to avoid team sports of all kinds, at all costs. While I certainly appreciate the athleticism required and […]

NBA All-Star Weekend,
Part 1: Court Fit

Let me start by owning up to the fact that I’m not big on team sports—watching or participating. Since I traded in my soccer cleats for pointe shoes back in ’95 or so, I’ve done my best to avoid team sports of all kinds, at all costs. While I certainly appreciate the athleticism required and […]

Shopping Gets Personal At Lululemon

Picture this: You arrive at your favourite store on a weekday evening, pressed for time but in desperate need of a few specific items. You’re escorted straight to the back of the store where there’s a change room already stocked with pieces pulled just for you—your size, your style, exactly what you’re looking for. What’s more, […]

Dear 2016:

Let’s Be Friends

I’m well aware that each new day, week and month present us with equal opportunities to start anew, but I still can’t deny the power of a fresh calendar year to make me want to be better. And even though the feeling is usually fleeting, I do see value in taking time every Jan. 1 to reflect on […]

Race Weekend Recap: Nike Women’s Half Marathon

It has been almost three weeks since I ran the Nike Women’s Half Marathon in San Francisco, and maybe the reason it’s taken me so long to put this blog post together is because I wish it wasn’t over. For months I’d been looking forward to this race—my first ever out-of-country running event—and the trip that […]