Sometimes it’s burger night. Sometimes it’s burger night and you want a salad. Sometimes it’s burger night and only fries will do because it’s burger night, goddammit. We understand.
Fear not the noble potato. Entire generations of Irish people (I can say that, my husband is Irish) subsisted on almost nothing but potatoes. We don’t recommend a tuber-only diet but you should not be afraid to enjoy a potato once or twice per week, especially if it’s a starch your family can agree on. Just keep the skin on, when possible, to retain the most fibre, and a well-prepared potato actually qualifies as a “slow-carb” that won’t spike your blood sugar. (more…)
This Is How We Keep Each Other Moving
Over the next little while you’ll be seeing the BB team in your living room, on your laptop, or even on your phone. We’re bringing you motivation and easy workouts that will make you feel great.
We’ll have lots of videos to help you be moved, and GET MOVING! We want to inspire you whether you are at one of our classes or you have 5 minutes to spare while you’re doing laundry, so don’t forget to give what you’re watching the thumbs up, and subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
Today’s inspiration? Check out these amazing moms as they build strength, make lifelong connections and friendships, and motivate each other to get fit.
Grow the BB Feel Good Community!
If you’re already a Belly Bootcamp mum, you can bring a friend for a free trial class. When she registers for a 10 week program, you get a FREE class. It’s our way of saying thanks for spreading the word about Toronto’s hottest prenatal/postnatal fitness.
If you’ve been wanting to try BB but you’ve been shy, don’t wait. Sign up for a free trial class now and start feeling great.
Meet Pamela from our Mississauga BB location! Pam started training when she found out she was pregnant with twins and, despite the struggles of staying active with a multiples pregnancy, Pam worked out until just 1 week before her delivery. Now she’s even fitter than she was before getting pregnant. Thank goodness since her twins are soon to be “toddlers.” Thanks, Pam! (more…)
Lentils are the chicken breast of the vegetarian world. Hearty and delicious but mild in flavour, lentils are the perfect base for all kinds of soups and stews. Lentils are a fantastic, slow-absorbing carbohydrate addition to meat dishes — like our fave chili recipe — but are also an amazing source of protein when meat isn’t on the menu. Just a half cup of lentils nets you about 25 grams of protein… the same as in a serving of — you guessed it — chicken breast. You have been paying attention, after all! (more…)
Every year in North America, heart disease and stroke kill more women — yes, even healthy, young women like you — than any other cause.
Why? Partly because our modern lifestyles have increased our risk factors. Partly because we still think of heart disease as a man’s issue. When we have symptoms of heart attack and stroke, we are less likely to recognize them and seek help. This means you are more likely to die from a heart attack than your husband. (more…)
Meghan has been training with BB in Mississauga for just a few months but she’s already won us over with her die-hard discipline. She’s one of our biggest fans, posting tons of photos of her runs & BB classes on Instagram so we can share her progress. And progress she does – after two c-sections she is a lean, mean, running & bootcamping machine. Thanks, Meghan! (more…)
Snow, snow, go away. If you’re stuck shovelling and salting and trudging through slush day in, day out, you should at least have something hearty and comforting to come home to, shouldn’t you? What could be heartier and more comforting than a big, juicy meatball? Especially if said meatball is dripping in tangy sauce and piled atop several other juicy meatballs coated in tangy sauce. Nothing. The correct answer is: nothing could be heartier and more comforting.
And what if that big pile of meatballs didn’t irritate your stomach or make you bloated? And what if that tangy sauce didn’t come from a disgusting, factory-sealed jar of MSG?
It doesn’t matter if you’re 8 months pregnant, haven’t worked out in a few months, or have never done a sun salutation in your life! Come enjoy an hour of accessible, gentle yoga with Dara and the BB team at the 2014 Power of Movement fundraiser.
On Sunday, March 2, 2014, we will be joining thousands of Canadians, as we take part in Power of Movement, Canada’s largest yoga fundraiser. Funds raised from this event go towards life changing research, which benefits more than 4.6 million Canadians living with arthritis and autoimmune conditions.
Thank you to every mommy who donated diapers to our 4th Annual Belly Bootcamp Holiday Diaper Drive! This year, with 6 locations across Toronto and so many amazing BB mommies, we knew we were set up to do great things. And you didn’t disappoint, mommies! As you can see above, there was hardly any room in the car for me and my turd bun.
1 in 5 Canadian mothers struggles with diaper need, resorting to reusing disposable diapers, skipping diaper changes and going without other household items in order to provide diapers. The stress is unimaginable for most of us. (more…)
We BB trainers love posting pics of our latest homemade and healthy food creations to Instagram and Facebook with the ever-growing #bbresults! This week’s News Round-up is all about making food choices that won’t sabotage all the sweat you’re dropping in BB classes!
The BB Fitness News Roundup is carefully curated bi-weekly by our own research hound, BB trainer Kara Stewart-Agostino.