Staying Active

The first month of 2016 seems to be flying by. We are almost into February which means maybe another month of cold temperatures and snow before things start to warm up in March. January seems to always be a bit of a downer month. For us in Ottawa, December was fantastic in terms of warmer than normal temperatures and little snow until the end of the month. January has been all about winter. I don’t know about you, but I definitely felt a bit lethargic this month.

On days that I am feeling particularly lazy, I really try to go to GoodLife, even if it is only for 30 minutes. No matter how crummy I feel before entering the gym, I feel a bit renewed afterwards. Even when I’m not training for anything, I’ve been making an effort to keep going to the gym at least once a week. Staying active is important to me and is something I plan on doing for a long time, even if one day, I hang up my running shoes.

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GoodLife has had many initiatives for people to consider going to the gym. In the summer, they offer programs for teenage students. It always makes me smile to see a bunch of students out at GoodLife rather than sitting around watching Netflix. A program that has just started at GoodLife is the Vet Fit Program. The Vet Fit program gives discounted memberships to any member of the Canadian Forces who has completed Basic Training and has been honourably released. When you are part of the regular force, it is pretty much a requirement to stay active. There is even a physical test that everyone has to complete, no matter your age. I got to experience the physical test when I visited CFB Greenwood in October and they were not super easy. The Vet Fit Program is a way for GoodLife to give back to those who have served and helps promote continued healthy living into retirement. For more information, visit this website.

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February is Heart Month and GoodLife will be running a Healthy Heart Challenge on Facebook. I will have more details soon, but stay tuned to GoodLife’s Facebook Page the #Iheartexercise challenge!

 

This post was written as part of the GoodLife Fitness Blogger Ambassador Program, however all opinions expressed are my own

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