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POPFlex Review


So many people are always asking me how certain pieces from the POPflex line fit. So I decided to do a blog post about it. I have most of the pieces spread across the various releases. In general the line is spectacular and is my go to for active wear. However, for my figure some pieces are better than others. I’ve gone through each of the pieces below in detail, but if you just want a quick look, I’ve summarized everything in a nifty table below

I’m a curvy girl, read big boobs and hips and a smaller waist. I’m also in Canada so I don’t really have the luxury to return items if they don’t fit because the cost to send them back is just WAY too much money. So for me every time I buy I’m rolling the dice.

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FREE POP Pilates Workshop!

That’s right! I will be offering a FREE POP Pilates workshop on December 14th, that’s a Wednesday, at 8:00 pm. This class is for anyone and everyone. I will be doing a full POP class, but the main reason I’m calling it a workshop is because I want people who have never taken a POP class, or even know what POP Pilates is all about to get a real introduction. Meaning I will be doing a full class, but with a more thorough preview of the moves and modifications in each set.

I know first hand how intimidating it can be to enter a class and you have no idea what you are doing. I want to avoid the: wait what do you want me to do? What pose, position, wait slow down!!!  moments. 

But even if you’re a season POP pro you will still have a blast, I mean it is POP after all! It’ll be a great chance to ask questions. So come one, come all! Make sure you register early as space is limited! 

WHEN: December 14, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
WHERE: The Physical Therapy Institute

Keep up to date on classes by going to my POP Pilates Page!


POP Pilates is coming back to the capital!

That’s right all! I have found a new place to teach. After leaving Glebe Fitness and searching for a new place to teach. I was approach but PTI, The Physical Therapy Institute. I had actually been going there for years for my physio needs. They are awesome! Everyone who works there is so supportive and REALLY know their stuff. Right now they offer traditional Pilates classes, and Zumba. But the owner wanted to expand classes, so when she heard I was certified to teach POP she asked me to come on board.

So, that’s exactly what I am doing. Classes will officially start January 4th. I will be teaching Wednesday mornings at 6 am. I know what you are thinking, 6 am are you mad woman!? Yes, but besides that I LOVE working out first thing in the morning it gets my fitness done and sets me up for the day. I have SO much more energy when I workout first thing, so I want to encourage all of you to do the same. 

So come by, classes will be $15 or you can by a 5 class pass for $60, christmas gifts anyone? I will also be doing a FREE POP Pilates workshop sometime in November or December to help introduce it to PTI. Dates and times for that is TBD. So stay tuned! 

Keep up to date on classes by going to my POP Pilates Page!


Lentil Chili

Hey all I realize I have been MIA for a while. I’m not sure why but this move has taken the longest ever to get settled after. I’ve moved over 10 times in my adult life, so I feel that statement says a lot.

Anyways, things are FINALLY getting settled and the kitchen is actually usable. So the hubs and I are trying to get back to cooking our meals, as apposed to eating out every day. So it seems fitting that my first post back to be a recipe. 

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Outside running, too hot to handle.

Well, I don’t know about the rest of you but Ottawa is suffering through one heck of heat wave. Since I started this whole running thing back in March I have been exclusively running outdoors. But this week has been brutal. I usually go for morning runs around 5:30 when it’s nice and cool, even in the summer. But so far 5am is met with humidity at 80% and our temps feeling like 30°C+. I went on Tuesday, and I pretty much wanted to die. It was awful. I have set a goal to run at least 3x a week, so I think I might have to move these runs indoors. 

The hubs and I invested in a good quality treadmill a couple of years ago. We mostly used it for walking, which we love. When I first tried to “start running” last year I ran on it, but it was highly unsuccessful. But I am here now into a regular outdoor training and can comfortably run 5k. So, I think it’s time I give it another go. 

The first step is going to be figuring out what pace I need to set the treadmill at. Problem is the treadmill uses miles and us Canucks (as well as 99% of the rest of the world) are metric. So I decided to make myself a little conversion chart for myself and thought I might as well share it, to save all of you the math. 

So enjoy! (and hopefully so will I)


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