Future golfing guru?!

Get into the swing of golf this summer.

Long time no post! It’s a good sign, as I’ve been out and about lots swinging the tennis racket and taking outdoor yoga classes. Heck, I even swung a golf club for my first time this weekend! Apparently I’ve got a natural swing?! Looking forward to experimenting more with that sport/leisure activity. In the meantime, I’m gearing up for another yoga in the park session (didn’t make it to the moksha evening session due to the rainy, crappy weather) at lunch tomorrow.

I’ll keep this short since I’m in the middle of doing laundry (perfect gloomy weather to get that out of the way!), but what summer activities are you enjoying? Anything new I should try or know about? Drop me a line!

On a final note, there’s a 20 yoga class pass on teambuy.ca for $20 to be redeemed at Centered Yoga & Fitness. I feel like I just wrote about this company–they only offer classes Monday and Wednesday evenings, which I find quite limiting, but I guess for a $1 a class it’s not bad.

Let’s hope mother nature sends some more nice weather our way this weekend!


Savasana in the sun and some great sporting sales!

Summer is the season for a plethora of outdoor group yoga sessions.

Wow, you know it’s summer when you are inundated with all sorts of notices for free exercise classes taking place in the great outdoors. Take advantage of the opportunity and try out a new activity/sport or save those hard-earned dollars for a future holiday. My schedule is quickly filling up with all sorts of fitness related events lately and the cost to partake is minimal.

To start, I just wanted to say that I took my sweet new ride out for a spin on Sunday. I rode my bike across Assiniboine Park and halfway down Wellington before turning around when my middle toes started to cramp. An ice cream break at Sargeant Sundae followed before heading home. So the ice cream may have negated any health benefits, whatever, it was still a blast. I’ll try to get some pics up of my fave insider’s sneaky shortcut into the park that local Charleswood residents have been using for years. Or maybe it’s not that sneaky…you tell me!

Tomorrow I’m going to Assiniboine Park again from 6:30-8:30 for a two-hour group yoga practice for charity. This gigantic Moksha Yoga “karma” class costs $5 and as long as the rain holds off, it should be an energizing experience. No need to pre-register either as my co-worker found out when she called for more info.

I’ve made plans to FINALLY play some tennis with a group of friends at my favourite free courts on Thursday that I mentioned before here. Also, I’m going to check out “yoga in the park” again that I went to last week.

If I were more of an early riser and still living at my old place, I’d totally go to fresh cafe‘s free yoga practice for all levels from 7-8 am on Thursday mornings. Instead, I’m going to my second session of “yoga in the park” put on by the Downtown Biz at Memorial Park at noon on Thursday.

And if you need more free yoga and/or running clinics in your life, join lululemon Polo Park’s facebook page for updates on their regular Sunday morning “Run. Yoga. Live.” event held on by the duck pond. The run is at 9 am and yoga is at 10:30. Apparently they are family friendly too–very nice!

There’s also a quirky exercise deal on Swarmjam for 10 jazzercise classes for $25 (reg. $75). Classes are only offered three times a week, which is kind of a bummer, but they sound like tons of fun.

Finally, it’s the time of year when summer sales start kicking into high gear. Sport Chek is having a giant summer sale on a lot of their summer sporting goods from bikes to tennis raquets to apparel.

Enjoy the great weather!



Free yoga classes & $1 yoga classes

Now that summer has arrived, there are plenty of outdoor yoga classes to take join.

Just a reminder that there is a free yoga class taking place in Memorial Park today at noon. Read more here. I showed up a little too late (blaming it on construction traffic) to make it last week (the sky was dark and scary too), but my co-worker and I are ready to go today!

Also, if you’re looking for low-cost yoga classes, dealfind has them on 20 for $20 (reg $160) at Centered Yoga & Fitness in River Heights. Drawbacks? Well, classes are only Mon & Wed from 6:30-8:30. Also, you have to make an appointment before attending. Dropping in just so much more convenient, don’t ya think?

Also, a quick preview on some upcoming posts:

-Review of Sustainable Fitness TRX boot camps

-$5 outdoor yoga class next week led by Moksha Yoga

-How to score dozens of FREE yoga classes with the click of a button

-Free outdoor yoga & running clinics at Assiniboine Park on Sundays

And I’ve got tons more up my sleeve. Stay tuned and thanks for reading!


Sports sale!

I've got my eye on a pretty helmet like this one as part of Sport Chek's upcoming sale!

Ok, two more awesome sports deals out there that I stumbled on that I just had to share!

Starting tomorrow and for the next six days, Sport Chek is putting on their spend & get event — spend $100 get a $20 promotion gift card; spend $250 and get a $50 promotion gift card. Since I’m picking up a $300 bike, I can easily use that money toward purchasing a sleek new helmet and bike lock. The promotion applies to pretty much everything in the store. You only have until July 31st to spend the promo card, so keep that in mind.

Also, teambuy has a special for 12 beach body boot camp sessions from Sweatmarks for $19 (reg $197). The camp is circuit based, so expect a nice balance of cardio and strength training in there. The price and savings is super awesome for this deal. There are two locations: 421 Beaverhil Blvd and 2-1871 Pembina Hwy.

I followed through and did my suspension boot camp again. Man, what a workout. I’m sore again, but at least my quads don’t feel like death. It took several days to fully recover! I plan to attend one more session and then I’ll do a write up on Suspension TRX boot camps. So far my initial experience has been positive!


Back to boot camp!

My soon-to-be bike for comfy summer cycling!

I head back to my TRX suspension boot camp tonight. At least now I’ve been once so I know what to expect. I’m going to be extra diligent with stretching and drinking lots of water so that I don’t end up so sore.

Tennis lessons are also on the horizon for tomorrow, as long as it doesn’t rain. Fingers crossed. I have not played enough tennis this year.

I’m also going to pick up the beautiful bike pictured so that I can start cycling again! It’s been too long since I had a bike. Bikes are a big investment, but if you choose the one that’s right for your needs they are affordable when you consider the cost per ride. If you aren’t using it as a main mode of transportation then there’s no need to drop a large amount. My bike is free thanks to an awesome contest I recently won through St. Vital Centre. I’m so excited to get it!

On a final note, there are two boot camp/conditioning fitness deals out there that I’ll point out in case you missed them.

Groupon is offering 10 outdoor fitness classes through Lure Outdoor Fitness for $39 (reg $100). Classes are held at The Forks or Assiniboine Park as weather permits, so you get a nice backdrop! I’m not sure I’d gamble on paying for outdoor classes given the crappy weather recently, but I’m sure that when it’s nice out, it’s REALLY nice to exercise in the great outdoors. It looks like there’s a wide variety to choose from, including yoga, dance and cardio strength.

WagJag has a deal on with Advantage Conditioning (2020 Portage Ave) for a four-week boot camp (12 total) plus fitness assessment for $64 (reg $161). They are held outdoors, so workouts happen rain or shine. Also, it looks like you have to bring a fair amount of equipment, which I’m not really a fan of. One nice thing about the program is you get a follow up every four weeks plus an at-home regime. Now that’s going the extra mile!

What summer activities are you taking part in? Drop me a comment!