At BB, we don’t like to put a huge focus on calories – we’d rather just choose whole, natural foods and not worry about measuring out each bite. When it comes to whole foods, calories = nutrients! But even still, if weight loss is your goal – it’s important to manage portion sizes and if we’re snacking all day rather than eating full meals (which is pretty typical of a new mom – you eat when you can!) it can be easy to lose track of how much you are consuming when you’re eating straight out of the fridge randomly on 3.5 hours of broken sleep. (more…)
Meet Aislinn from our Leslieville location! Aislinn is a runner & avid exerciser; she wondered if BB would be challenging enough, so she started with a trial class last fall and has been training ever since. Aislinn is focused and never misses a beat, even when baby Charlotte wants to be part of the workout. Thanks, Aislinn!
Plankity plank plank. It’s everyone’s favourite core exercise, and the base for a hundred variations of torture training, including the ubiquitous push-up (which is a plank PLUS upper body movement). It’s the simplest exercise but also one we see done incorrectly by even the fittest people. Here’s how and why to add the plank to your core training routine. (more…)
Meet Melissa from our Beach location! Melissa joined us in the winter of 2014 to jump start her postnatal fitness routine and she’s been training twice per week ever since. We’ve watched her tone up and get fit over the months and get back to her old marathon-running self. Melissa loves to be challenged, and we love to challenge her! Thanks Melissa.
I’m the kind of person who doesn’t make resolutions (New Year’s or otherwise), because I know I won’t keep them. The most I’ve managed in the past was “no sugar for a week”, and even then I’d cheat with the occasional piece of dark chocolate. I’m just not into deprivation. But now that I have a kid, I find I have to make some tough choices. I’ve had to figure out just how much sleep I need to be (semi) effective at work, switch my exercise time to 6 am (a time I wasn’t really sure existed pre-kid), and accept that cereal is going to be on the dinner rotation.
I’m always looking for more balance in my life. Setting goals like “exercise more” or “eat less take-out” never work though. They’re too vague, too sweeping, and have no fixed expiry date. So how are we, as working mommies, supposed to set realistic goals to make incremental changes in our busy lives? (more…)
If there’s one thing us mommies know how to do, it’s multitask. We can breastfeed, talk on the phone, touch up a pedicure, and drink a glass of wine…all while keeping a mental timer for the pot on the stove. So how about some food that multitasks for you? This big-batch slow-cooked pork recipe is like a blank slate, full of endless dinner & lunch possibilities for your week. And with so much meat prepped in advance, you can cross one thing off that multitasking list for a couple of days. May we suggest, a second glass of wine instead? (more…)
You’ve heard it before, probably even from your OB-GYN or your midwife when she was listing the benefits of breastfeeding to you. Your mom, sister, aunt, girlfriend or coworker might have told you. Maybe you googled “baby weight” or “benefits of breastfeeding” and read it there… “Breastfeeding an infant burns about 500 calories per day.” Wow! 500 calories a day! That’s like jogging an entire hour. Or a bootcamp class per day!
Only… it doesn’t quite work that way. (more…)
We’ve got tons of ideas to help you get fit this January! Whether you’ve got a traditional New Year’s Resolution and want to commit to a workout routine you can maintain all year, or you simply want to shake off the cobwebs after holiday rest and indulgences (OK, laziness and gorging yourself), we have a workout for you.
Here are 5 of our fave at-home workouts from the BB archives. All of these routines come in under 30 minutes and most of them need no equipment at all. Perfect for the mommy (or mommy-to-be) on the go! (more…)
January is here! Bye-bye, stuffing and shortbread. Hello to an even better YOU! We know you’ve got goals for 2015 and we want to help you reach them.
Join the #BB30in30 Challenge this month!
Excuse us while we toot our own horn for a moment here. For the second time, BB has been voted one of Toronto’s TOP boot camps by BlogTO.
We’re in great company, with 9 other fab indoor/outdoor boot camps making the list, and — once again — BB is the only prenatal/postnatal fitness program to be included with the “big kids.”
If you’ve already been to BB, you know we put a lot of work into creating workouts that are safe, fun & creative, but most of all, effective. If you haven’t been to BB yet, join us for a FREE trial class at the location nearest you to see how we can help you finally get those #BBresults for spring 2015!
Check out the BlogTO list of Toronto’s Best Indoor Bootcamps.
See you at BB!