If you’ve ever attended a yoga class, then you’re likely familiar with the idea of setting up an “intention” for your practice. The instructor often gives examples of what this might entail, such as “follow the breath,” “don’t let your mind wander,” or “challenge yourself in one pose today.”

Before I go further with this blog, I will set an intention and introduce myself. This blog won’t go anywhere if I don’t give it a purpose.

So here it goes.

Much like setting your intention at the start of a yoga class, the intention is set for the future of Winnipeg Fitness Explorer











I am a 28-year-old professional writer/editor, so my days are relatively sedentary. I don’t mind this fact. It does mean that I have to spend my free time working out. Instead of turning exercise into some nasty grunt work, I’m a firm believer in the advice that cross-training your body is best for your health both physically and mentally. Trying a wide range of activities is stimulating and it helps with getting that desired full-body workout.

It will also likely touch on the three areas of fitness: strength, cardio and flexibility.  I strive to improve all three of these areas through my varied fitness experiences.

My writing  job pays the bills but doesn’t exactly equal big bucks. This means I have to get creative with finding ways to work out.

What this blog is NOT: a weight loss guide. A rant or whine about not losing/gaining inches or weight. It is not a detailed story of struggle (e.g. couldn’t stay on the treadmill for 40 mins) or triumph (e.g. about the extra set of reps I squeezed in) because let’s be honest, WHO CARES? If you are looking for weight loss/fitness motivation, then this blog is not for you. I am not a guru or a fitness expert, but I have a fair bit of experience trying different fitness routines out. In other words, I’m not a complete noob.

What Winnipeg Fitness Explorer intends to do: point people in the direction of the city’s best places to work out, get active and try new things (on the cheap–and it is possible!) If this sounds like something you are looking for, then you should subscribe to my blog pronto!

To sum it up, I am interested in living a healthy lifestyle, open to trying new things (yet am still shy, so the ease/comfort of trying something new is definitely part of the evaluation) and totally, over-the-moon excited to share them.

Preview of upcoming posts include:

-Review on Good Life Fitness Anytime Fitness pass

Passport to Prana

-Best ice skating spots

…and lots more!

Feedback, suggestions and great fitness deals or offers are always welcome.


5 responses

    • Thanks for the support!

      I have two lift tickets to Assessippi that I am using in a couple of weeks for some snowboarding. They were a gift (always affordable!) but the gifters purchased them via a sweet deal through Costco. I’ll be sure to share that experience in an upcoming post with all the details.

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