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Kasie's Health & Fitness Tips

Reader question answered

Apr 17, 2014 / 5:00 am

Question: In the past month I have come to the full understanding that I am a yo-yo dieter! I am shocked that I am now just seeing it! I have always believed that I was healthy and doing right for my body through the diets. The past 10 years has been a struggle for me to keep the weight off, ...

Reader's fitness question answered

Apr 3, 2014 / 5:00 am

Question: Hi Kasie, I am in need of your advice! I consider myself to be a “routine exerciser” and have been for many years. I love how the incorporation of exercise in my life has me focusing on eating healthier and feeling more confident with myself! However, my issue is with...

Who have you inspired today?

Mar 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

I had taken the opportunity to sneak in a few minutes in between my clients today to take my dog for a quick walk and along our way I came across a young family doing something so amazing! What I witnessed stopped me dead in my tracks in awe! Not only was I impressed with what I was seeing, I was...

Have you abandoned your body?

Mar 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

Sometimes our minds are so blocked in regards to our physical capabilities. This blockage comes from our own belief systems, perhaps a system that was created by a less than perfect past experience, fear of failure, fear of being judged, being compares by and to others, or simply just not giving...

Health and fitness questions answered!

Feb 20, 2014 / 5:00 am

Reader's Question: I am so frustrated with how challenging the process has been to continue with achieving my New Year's resolution, of staying active and eating healthy. I feel like a failure! I have not been enjoying the process, I don't want to give up on my hard work over the...

Do you know your own strength?

Feb 6, 2014 / 5:00 am

Put your muscles to the test and measure your fitness level with a simple fitness test. Measuring your fitness level is a great way to monitor how well you are progressing through your time and efforts in the gym, or can give you a clear understanding of where exactly your strengths or imbalances...

Become the master of your own body!

Jan 23, 2014 / 6:00 am

In a world that has most people describing their days as "way too busy", we manage to lose our vital energy to life's daily expectations and demands. We do this by allowing the daily grind to be put higher on our list of priorities than the necessary mental, physical and nutritional...

Cold and flu season

Dec 12, 2013 / 5:00 am

The cold and flu season is among us! Getting hit with these dreaded viruses as we are full force into the hectic holiday season can be down right frustrating, especially for those trying to maintain a work-life and fitness routine. These unwanted sick days don't have to take you so far out of...

A guilt free holiday season!

Nov 28, 2013 / 5:00 am

T'is the season! The festive season... filled with holiday cheer and indulgents! December kicks off a month filled with holiday celebrations and rich, sugary, calorie loaded and delicious treats! The question for the majority is, how do I go about this season, the healthy and enjoyable...

Spinal health with Dr. Kyle McLeod

Nov 14, 2013 / 5:00 am

As a personal trainer and an avid exerciser, I find the value in maintaining a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle ranging from all aspects of nutrition, regular exercise, flexibility routine, a positive and conscious mindset as well as a healthy spine! Having the vast knowledge or simple...

Fitness advice from top local trainers!

Oct 31, 2013 / 5:00 am

Our community is enriched with a diverse group of inspirational, educational and powerful personal trainers, group fitness/cross-fit instructors and a wide variety of coaches who all together have made a healthy and positive impact on the well-being of our community! As a personal trainer in the...

Pelvic floor health

Oct 17, 2013 / 5:00 am

There are many factors that play a key role in maintaining well balanced and optimal health. With the thought of achieving total health in one’s life, the obvious first steps to be incorporated into a daily routine are primarily: physical activity, nutritional changes and implementations....

Kelowna's fitness leaders

Oct 3, 2013 / 5:00 am

I feel so blessed to be living in a community so enriched with health, fitness and well-being! This healthy and active lifestyle is made possible by many contributing factors! From our very own backyard of mountains, trails, parks and lakes that we have the opportunity to explore, train and...

Five steps to a better workout!

Sep 19, 2013 / 5:00 am

It happens, sometimes more frequently then we like to admit! The revved up, down to business results, oriented workout that you expected to achieve as you geared up to hit the gym or the pavement, just didn’t happen the way you had hoped that it would have, due to either low energy, no focus...

Life dreamer!

Sep 5, 2013 / 5:00 am

Readers Question: How do I stay focused on my goals? I have set a significant goal for myself and broken it down into weekly, monthly, and long term goals! I’m so proud of my hard work and life changes! What was once mentally and physically gruelling and challenging, is now a lifestyle easy...

Blame shifter or decision maker?

Aug 22, 2013 / 5:00 am

Each and every single one of us has a great thing in common and that one thing is a CHOICE! Throughout our days we have many decisions to make… work, family, health and fitness. The option is ours to take the time to weigh out the benefits or negative results, based on each decision needing...

Are you a breakfast skipper?

Jul 25, 2013 / 5:00 am

Are you a breakfast skipper?! Come on…. let’s be honest with ourselves! If you skip breakfast on average of 1 or 2 times per week then yes, you are still a breakfast skipper. Missing breakfast can make or break a healthy meal plan, as breakfast helps to set the tone for the rest of...

Life and fitness balance!

Jul 11, 2013 / 6:00 am

Balance is key to success whether it’s in relationships, family, career, fitness and health or all of the above! Life can be a mad rush with all of its responsibilities! The most common reason (excuse)… “ there is never enough time!” is the culprit behind a large percentage...

Fuel your body or fill your belly?

Jun 13, 2013 / 5:00 am

For many, the mind-set behind meal time is to merely just fill the belly or to tide the hunger over until the next meal time. A mere shift in perception for those who eat to feel full can make a large difference in the health, well-being and energy levels of their lives. Awareness and a change in...

Mind-muscle connection

May 30, 2013 / 5:00 am

Implementing the “mind-muscle connection” into your workouts will give you the upper hand in the performance and results of your training! Mind-muscle connection is simply the use of the mind to voluntarily control muscles to contract or relax. By learning to relax the muscles that are...

About the Author

Fitness has been a passion and way of life for Kasie for over 14 years, six of those years she has dedicated to training and educating her clients and group fitness classes. Kasie strives to transform lives and bring awareness to those on the realistic, simplistic and effective keys to living and maintaining lifelong health and fitness success.  Kasie is known for her tough, yet realistic approach and has been apart of transforming many lives.  Kasie is so blessed to be able to make her dreams become her reality and help others set, reach and surpass their desired goals.

You can contact Kasie by e-mail:  [email protected]



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