Are you ready for Spin Mix 37? Get ready for one, big hill! I’m recovering from a bit of IT band strain this week, so I needed to take it easier than I have lately. After a bit of research and listening to my body, I decided to go ahead with this month’s spinning playlist and monitor how my body felt. I only experience slight discomfort during one of the spinning tracks, and had to skip past it, but felt pretty good doing the others. IT band syndrome is caused when the ligament (the IT band) running along the outside…

A new, and free, seven-day yoga challenge, focusing on the chakra system – it’s the Journey Junkie Chakra Challenge. I’ve been meaning to post about this challenge for a while now. I think I’ve been delaying it because I haven’t quite made up my mind as to how I feel about it. While I enjoyed the physical practice of the asanas, Allie’s Chakra Challenge took me on a bit of a woo-woo journey through my own chakras. Yoga is more than moving through the physical asanas. In total, there are eight limbs of yoga. And Allie touched on a few of…

Think you’re ready to become a spinning instructor? Here’s what you need to do… You’ve spent enough hours on a spinning bike and have decided you’d like to be the one in front of the class dishing out the orders. You’re in the best shape of your life and you’ve got spunk. Ok, maybe you’re not in the best shape of your life, but you’ve definitely got the leadership qualities to steer your fellow spinners on an intense spinning session. And yes, it all starts with a course. There are various spinning instructor certification courses depending on the country you…

Adriene Mishler is back with a new 30 day yoga journey. It’s no secret that I’m a huuuuge fan of Adriene Mishler’s, Yoga with Adriene channel on YouTube. I’ve been following her videos and practicing with her for the last three years or so. And I absolutely love her! She’s kinda goofy but she’s all about the self-care and self-love. Sure I have moments where I need to take a physically challenging yoga class, but I always return to Adriene’s easy style of making sure that we aren’t simply pushing ourselves into the asana postures, but also thinking about practicing…

Spin Mix 36! It’s the very first spinning workout playlist of the new year – hope you enjoy this everybody! I’m finding it a bit challenging to find new upbeat music around this time of year, because everyone in the music industry seems to be working with the US seasons. The colder weather for my northern hemisphere peeps means slower music, and it isn’t until the summer comes around closer to June that new up-tempo and motivating music is released. That said, I did find a few gems which I hope you’ll enjoy. This workout isn’t too heavy on work…

Looking to eat a little healthier this year? Then give this Pumpkin & Baby Marrow spaghetti recipe a try. For the healthiest option, try using whole-grain pasta. New recipe In my latest plant-based recipe experiment, I was very liberal with changing the source recipe that inspired this dish. If you’d like to try the original recipe, give it a try: https://www.lazycatkitchen.com/pumpkin-spinach-and-walnut-spaghetti/ Ingredients: Spaghetti (enough for 4 servings) 3 tbsp olive oil 2 – 3 garlic cloves, finely diced 2 cups of cubed butternut squash/pumpkin 2 cups of slice baby marrow (about 2cm long) ½ – 1 tsp chilli flakes (depending…