Gratifying Granola

I’m a total foodie. I love to cook. I love to eat. I love to share food – I’m a baker and a giver! Over the next few months I will be posting recipes that I love. Made with wholesome ingredients, made with love and made to enjoy! “LET FOOD BE THY MEDICINE AND MEDICINE BE THY FOOD.” -Hippocrates I … Read More

March Break Workouts

March Break Workouts As most of you know I am heading off to Big White for a family skiing holiday, and have decided to leave you all some homework to do while I am away! You will see below a few different choices for you to chose from, aim to squeeze in 3-4 workouts if you can. Run 5K Program: … Read More

Fixing Your Balance

It all started on a dark, stormy London evening in 2000, I was running through Walthamstow in London’s East End when my foot fell into a pothole and I landed in a crumpled heap on the roadside. The end result was years of pain in my hip leaving one side higher than the other, so yeah, I was a little … Read More

Getting Ready For A 5km Run

This year Fit n’ Chips will submit its first team into the Colour Me Rad 5k on May 30th, and I am sure some people may be wondering how to prepare to run what is possibly their first 5k event. This is a basic 6 week learn to run 5K schedule that assumes you don’t run at all yet, and is designed to … Read More

Le Tournie Women’s Wellness Retreat

*SOLD OUT – WAITLIST ONLY* I am very excited to announce our wonderful news for 2015. Jane Clapp and Amanda Thebe will be running this five day wellness retreat exclusively for women. The retreat will be intimate and personal, with a maximum of eight participants. Every day will be different but all will start with a fitness class. The types … Read More

Getting Rid of Achy Shoulders

My job as a fitness coach isn’t just about getting people into the best shape of their life or achieving the body of their dreams, it’s also about helping them be pain-free and having a good quality of life. Recently I met with a client who was desperate to start working out, but had been plagued with a chronic shoulder … Read More

Happy New Year!

With 2015 on our doorstep, I wanted to take this time to reflect on the past year.  It was a year ago that I decided to take the plunge and start my own fitness company. Despite being an active member of the fitness community for 20+ years, with more certifications than I care to think about, fitness always remained a … Read More

Why It JUST Isn’t Fitness!

It is one of the biggest lessons I learned in fitness. When I began I could have sworn that fitness was about just losing weight, getting stronger, and achieving fitness goals. The reality is I missed the big picture. Losing weight, getting stronger, all these types of things are not REALLY the goal. These are outcomes, but the goal is … Read More

DVRT Lateral Sandbag Drag

This is a very challenging DVRT Ultimate Sandbag Training drill that can be regressed or progressed for each individual. What seems to be just a tough abdominal Ultimate Sandbag Training exercise, the Lateral Bag Drag teaches how to properly set-up the shoulder and integrate all segments of the body.