May 20 2014

8 Phrases You Will Probably Hear At Boot Camp

And What They Actually Mean

by: Sharon DeVellis

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That last set of exercises you barely got through? You’re going to do them all one more time.

You can do anything for 20 seconds!

Normally said while on a third set of burpees. Also, ummmm…..no. Sometimes you can’t.

Yes, there’s a finisher today.

This means that even though you’ve already done a kajillion burpees, overhead presses, and the special hell known as band jacks, you’re going to be subjected to five more minutes of intense exercise.

May 16 2014

Do You Have An Adventure-Seeking Kid?

Your Kids Can Audition For The Grizzly Cup

by: Sharon DeVellis

Auditions For The Grizzly Cup Challenge

If you have an adventure-loving, thrill-chasing, competition-hungry kid, you’re going to want to save the date for this!

Starting on Saturday June 14th, in North Bay, ON, and ending August 16th, in Regina, SK, DisneyXD is casting for the second season of the Grizzly Cup.

May 14 2014

The 10 Easiest Ways To Get Active With Your Kids

It's Time To Get Outside And Get Moving

by: Sharon DeVellis

I’m a huge advocate of kids being active. It scares me when I read how obesity rates are rising and this generation of children may be outlived by their parents. Here are ten simple ways to disconnect with the electronics and reconnect with your family while having fun.

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