Tuesday, 30 October 2012


Curious about what YOGA is all about?  A great way to check it out is to attend the annual Yoga Show at the Vancouver Convention Center.  There will be 39 yoga classes happening throughout the show.  The normal ticket is $15.

But if you email us at info@fitnessgrace.com,  we can email you a FREE ticket to check it out!


Friday, 26 October 2012

"I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time."
– Anna Freud

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

To take or not to take

A lot of my clients ask me whether they should take multivitamin.  My take is to treat it as an insurance policy.  But you do need to make sure that it based on the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs). These represent the most current scientific knowledge on nutrient needs, developed by the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine.

Here is the link so you can check it out from USDA.

Monday, 22 October 2012

"What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers."
– Matina Horner

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Concerned about the Holiday Scale?

Time sure flies! Christmas is coming before you know it! That means extra intake on food and drinks! Many people have started to prepare their body for the extra calories;-).

To help you ramp up your metabolism in a shortest amount of time, we are offering a special personal training package for this occasion. Check out the details!

Holiday Special - ONLY $20 per session AND you can get them BACK!

Friday, 19 October 2012

"Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing."
– Socrates

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Are you eating breakfast?

It could be that those who ate breakfast are the types who tend to eat healthier anyway, but, on the other hand, eating breakfast also has been shown to maintain our blood sugar levels and prevent food cravings and issues with will power later in the day—so eating breakfast might help you make better decisions later.

Another reason not to skip breakfast: the food we eat tends to decrease in healthiness by 1.7% for each hour that passes in the day—so make breakfast count.

Are you eating breakfast every day?!!

Great info from LifeHacker!

Monday, 15 October 2012

"We are made to persist. That's how we find out who we are."
– Tobias Wolff

Friday, 12 October 2012

Love your liver

I went to a "love your liver" seminar organized by the Canadian Liver Foundation yesterday.  Great presentation and great information! 

Most people think that liver's only function is to detoxify alcohol.  In fact, the liver is the largest and most metabolically complex internal organ in the human body.  Its function includes:
1. Metabolism of carbohydrates, fat and protein
2. Regulation of hormones, cholesterol, vitamins and minerals
3. Clotting of blood

The presenter Dr. Edward Tam stressed the importance of a healthy diet and exercise in the role of preventing and improving liver diseases.  He said there were robust researches showing the link between exercising, eating a healthy diet and improving liver health.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

Power food - Quinoa

A good colleague of mine shared this power food recipe with me.


Wednesday, 10 October 2012

5 Diet-Busting Food Choices

Everything is about portion control in my opinion.


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

"Inspiration is a guest that does not willingly visit the lazy."
– Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

Monday, 8 October 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's a gorgeous day in Vancouver.  Sitting in front of the view of English Bay,  I am reflecting what has transpired in my life, and feeling blessed and thankful.  Although life has thew me some major curveballs, I am thankful to what I have, health, friendship and unconditional love.

Regardless of what has happened to you, and whether you are happy at your current stage of your life, let's give thanks to being alive, being able to feel what we feel, good or bad.

Saturday, 6 October 2012

Weight Loss and the Postage Stamp

It is so true to compare that with your weight loss goals!

"Consider the postage stamp: its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing until it gets there."
– Josh Billings

Thursday, 4 October 2012

"I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I have just lived the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well."
– Diane Ackerman

Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Today a lady came up to me after I finished training one of my long time client.  She asked for my service and complimented about how much care I showed to my clients.  She said she observed every personal trainer every time she was in the gym, and she noticed that I gave a lot of attention to my clients and made sure they performed correctly. 

This is the biggest compliment to me since this is what I pride myself in the service I provide.  It goes to show that if you believe in the services you offer, people take notice.

Monday, 1 October 2012

"I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it."
– Pablo Picasso