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5 Things: Skin Care, Fitness & Fun in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 23, 2015 10:31

1. Paramount Day Spa recently shared this informative blog post about anti-aging treatments. Find out which ones work best and what you should be aware of when it comes to caring for your body's largest organ. 

2. Are you a fitness goal setter? Its not too late to get in on Sunday's fitness seminar at Believe Fit titled 'Contest Prep: The Good, The Bad & Everything In Between'. Get the details here.  

3. WinterShines kicks off this weekend in the Market Square at River Landing! Check out all the fun events happening here

4. Celebrate Family Literacy Month with READ Saskatoon at the Frances Morrison Library tomorrow. There will be interactive literacy activities for the whole family, as well as door prizes and special guests! More info can be found here

5. Feeling crafty this weekend? Stop by one of Saskatoon's many thrift shops and pick up a jug (and maybe even a cool shade!) for a lovely DIY lamp like this

Enjoy your Friday!

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Bridal Wellbeing in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 18, 2015 22:50

Ahhhh, engagement- such a wonderful time of expectancy and joy. But amidst the euphoria of becoming a fiancé, the parties and the showers, and the constant buzz surrounding your new relationship status, the reality of actually planning a wedding will eventually set in (if it hasn't already!). While many brides truly enjoy the planning process, the difficult decisions, family politics, and intricate coordination required in organizing the day can be emotionally and physically taxing. Fortunately, you can keep stress at bay by adhering to two basic principles. 

We all know that exercise and nutrition are the two most important contributors to overall wellbeing, and now is not the time to let these things slide (no matter how busy you get). Aside from the obvious physical benefits, smart decisions regarding healthy eating and physical activity can have a big impact in managing the stressors that inevitably come with planning a wedding. So we've put together a few tips for Saskatoon brides who are committed to maintaining a healthy body and mind in anticipation of the big day. 

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Pump Up Those Endorphins

Exercise in almost any form can bring major stress relief. If it isn’t already part of your routine, the most important thing is finding an activity that fits well with your lifestyle and extra-busy wedding planning schedule. In this winter climate, if you aren’t open to cross-country skiing or cold weather running, you’ll likely want to consider a membership at a local fitness facility. Snap Fitness, accessible 24 hours a day every day of the week, offers great amenities available on your schedule. Amidst all the things you have to coordinate when planning a wedding, you don’t want to have to struggle to find time for the gym before it closes. 

Locally owned and operated in Saskatoon, Snap Fitness also offers programs that give each member the opportunity to meet with a personal trainer to discuss goals and develop a plan. If you anticipate that committing to a long term exercise program could be challenging for you, the encouragement and support of a personal trainer may be just what you need. Check out our recent interview with Hailey Baron, co-owner of Snap Fitness, as she shares more about personal training at Snap Fitness as well as her own tried and tested fitness tips for brides. 

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Working out at home can also be a great way to fit in exercise on a tight schedule. Whether you're just getting started or stepping up your workout game, local Saskatoon business Fitness Solutions has everything you need for any style of exercise. Fitness Solutions brings in products from specialty fitness companies, and has everything from fitness accessories to complete workout systems and equipment. If you're looking for kettle bells, a TRX system, or you just want a yoga mat to do floor exercises on, stop by and chat with the knowledgeable staff and they will set you up with everything you need to achieve your goals. If you aren't sure where to start, the folks at Fitness Solutions will ask you questions and guide you in determining the products that will help you get the results you desire.

If you'd like some at-home workout inspiration (as well as recipes and more!), check out our Healthy Bride board on Pinterest. 

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Fuel Your Body

As important as exercise is in stress management and overall wellness, perhaps even more important is healthy eating. Meals made with fresh, whole foods are essential in getting the nutrition both your body and brain need to combat stress. There are a vast number of opinions out there with regards to the healthiest foods or best ways of eating, so we recommend that you research sources you trust to determine what is best for you.

If you have set a fitness goal in anticipation of your wedding, you may want to consider a nutritional supplement that will ensure you are getting the fuel your body needs to make the most of your workouts. Great for brides who are on the go, the range of nutritional products available at Believe Fit includes high quality, delicious, functional foods. Stop by Believe Fit in The Mall at Lawson Heights to chat with the experts about the best ways for you to supplement your workouts with nutrition. Believe Fit, locally owned and operated in Saskatoon, is also the exclusive distributor of Lorna Jane, a beautiful active life apparel brand out of Australia. Treat yourself to a fun new printed workout tank next time you reach a fitness goal! 

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Every bride wants to look and feel her best on her big day. From reducing stress to boosting energy levels, a healthy diet and active lifestyle are key elements of bridal wellbeing. We hope that with these things in mind, you'll take the steps to ensure that you are feeling radiant, relaxed, and ready for one of the most wonderful days of your life. 

Featured in today's post are local businesses Snap Fitness, Fitness Solutions, and Believe Fit. These businesses are owned and operated by some of Saskatoon's most knowledgeable and encouraging health and fitness experts. Whether you have a specific fitness goal in mind or are simply looking for products that will help you to maintain a healthy lifestyle, these folks have got the experience and expertise to provide you with the advice you need. Connect with these great local Saskatoon businesses on social media to stay in the know about upcoming promotions, new products, and local events.

5 Things: Health & Fitness in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 10, 2014 09:24

1. Just in time for Christmas, Fitness Solutions is offering a free activity tracker valued at $119.95 with the purchase of cardio equipment. This is a great gift for anyone who wants to track their activity 24/7!

2. Today only, Believe Fit has Six Pack meal management bags marked at 25% off while supplies last. This is a perfect gift for the fitness fiend on your list. 

3. Snap Fitness Saskatoon recently shared this post about 7 Things Healthy People Do Every Morning. 

4. There's a free raw chocolate making class this weekend at the Farmers' Market! Space is limited, so sign up here

5. Add a healthy treat to your Christmas dessert repertoire with these delectable Coconut Delights. 

Enjoy your Wednesday!

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