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streak challenges can be a recipe for injury

streak challenges can be a recipe for injury

I understand the allure of joining a streak challenge as simple as doing one activity every day for one month, several months, or even years. And I’m all for any gimmick or trick we can use to entice ourselves to exercise more.However, some of these challenges are not...

soak your oats

soak your oats

We all love our yogurt and granola, and nothing says comfort food better than a steaming bowl of oatmeal before a long ski day. But when was the last time you tried soaking your oats? Without using heat, soaking overnight slowly cooks the oats, while preserving much...

Don Prins

Don Prins

January 2023 After just a few sessions with Kristina I have found that my footwork, balance and power through my core has definitely improved my tennis game! This has been a great benefit from the workouts.

Deb Gooding

Deb Gooding

December 2022 Kristina is a gifted, experienced and skilled trainer. She recently developed an effective fitness program that not only supported but strengthened my unstable, weak knee. As a result, I am able to spend several hours skiing the bumps at Whistler.  ...

Q&A on Menopause

Q&A on Menopause

Earlier this year, we had a live Q & A with Jennifer Thompson from Herstasis.com, which was highly informative and answered many of the questions women have about menopause. Some women will pass through this stage without skipping a beat, while others may suffer...

Chain love

Chain love

The availability of both bike parts and bike mechanics are still feeling the squeeze of covid. Which means that doing some minor bike maintenance is necessary if you want to keep your bike on the road this summer. Since your chain is your bike's most "at-risk" part...

Triple Crown for heart 2022

Triple Crown for heart 2022

Every event is tough when you are pushing yourself to achieve a personal best. But when the weather turns sour and never lets up, it adds one more element of pain to the day. These are the days that build resiliency and character as an athlete. These are the days that...

Fondo “What if” scenarios

Fondo “What if” scenarios

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best. Here are some common "what if" scenarios that you should be prepared for in a fondo.You get a flat tire or a mechanical issue Getting a flat tire is unfortunate but should not completely ruin your event. Carry all the...

Pacing for a fondo or Endurance event

Pacing for a fondo or Endurance event

Riding in a fondo or an organized event is much different than a weekend long ride. If your goal is to make the most of the perks, like closed roads, fantastic food stops, and beautiful scenery, then your ride time will likely be slower and you will be out in the...

clipless pedals: Spd vs SPD-SL

clipless pedals: Spd vs SPD-SL

“CLIPLESS” PEDALS A term used to refer to the clips and pedals that have replaced the earlier system of toe clips and straps. In a clipless pedal system, the pedal has a mechanism that locks it to a cleat screwed into the underside of the shoe. All road riders,...

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