Smutty Fitness Articles

Fitness tips, exercise and diet advice.

Smutty Fitness: Running in extreme cold

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 23, 2018 17:45:56 February 23, 2018 17:45:56

Hi Hayley, I have decided I want to run a half marathon in September, but am struggling to work out how to go from where I am now to where I need to be in September. For the past few years, I have been running or cycling multiple times a week, including a long (6-8 miles) weekend run. Summer 2017 I moved to a new city (Astana, Kazakhstan!) with a very different climate (I was previously in Berlin), for a new job with a very different schedule. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: An Avengers workout

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 15, 2018 19:22:28 February 15, 2018 19:22:28
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I have a confession to make: I have never been a marvel comic movie fanatic! I watched Iron Man, the first one, but since then I’ve paid zero attention to all the other movies that have followed. So with the release of the most anticipated Marvel movie upon us, I figured it was time I changed that. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Olympics-inspired workout

Hayley Posted by Hayley at February 9, 2018 18:18:52 February 9, 2018 18:18:52
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The Olympics – I just love them. Everything about them: the triumphs, the heartbreaks, the close victories and the near-misses. I love the stories behind the athletes and I love how not only does the Olympics bring countries together but how they bring the world together and how they inspire all generations to strive for greatness. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Our emotional bodies 

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 31, 2018 19:27:33 January 31, 2018 19:27:33

Every morning, for the past 6 weeks, the first thing that I do when I wake up is take a little white pill for my anxiety and because today is Bell Let’s Talk day I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about it. I have always suffered with anxiety and some of my earliest memories are filled with anxious feelings and for as long as I can remember I have had paralyzing moments of anxiety. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Winter running shoes 

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 26, 2018 20:19:45 January 26, 2018 20:19:45

Hi Hayley!  Hope 2018 is off to a good start for you. I'm based in Toronto and went for a run the other day when it was above zero and my feet got absolutely soaking wet. I was hoping you might be able to recommend your favourite pairs of winter running shoes. My routes are usually a mix of street and park running, so if there is a shoe that can keep my feet dry and warm, that works for both pavement and trails that would be ideal. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: training for endurance sports

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 16, 2018 20:35:43 January 16, 2018 20:35:43

 Happy New Year Hayley! I am going into my 39th year, and starting to see the light with my youngest of 3 entering kindergarten in September, so seeing this as a year of new challenges for me fitness-wise. In the last couple years I have found a new love in mountain biking. I got myself a pretty good bike in 2016 and this past year, dabbled in a few local mountain bike races. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: 4 fitness forward questions & answers

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 11, 2018 19:10:02 January 11, 2018 19:10:02

By way of background, my husband and I kind of ‘let ourselves go’ a little bit, with three kids in six years and the general chaos that ensues. Both our diet and fitness levels suffered as a result, and the weight slowly but surely crept on. In August we decided to make a change, and started exercising regularly and eating better (although we still indulge in wine, cheese, and the like on weekends, but we’re pretty good during the week). Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Mental and physical health in 2018

Hayley Posted by Hayley at January 4, 2018 20:10:37 January 4, 2018 20:10:37

For this first post of 2018 I’m sharing my fitness journey, because I think it is important to understand that life is a journey and it is forever changing. What works for us at one point in our lives may not work for us at another. Fitness for me began early. I don’t know why I was born so competitive but from as far back as I can remember I always had to win. Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Happy Holidays from Hayley

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 21, 2017 16:45:39 December 21, 2017 16:45:39

I wanted to finish this year off with a letter to you and a recap of what I feel is the most important lesson we learned in 2017.  With the ongoing LaineyGossip theme of Show Your Work and the ever strong #metoo movement that took the end of the year by storm, I feel it is important to remind ourselves that we are all deserving. Full Article

30 minute holiday fix

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 12, 2017 20:29:25 December 12, 2017 20:29:25
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So it is one of the busiest times of the year right now and your schedules are jammed packed with parties, family gatherings and hectic weekends, trying to finish up your last minute Christmas shopping.  As I wrote about last week... Full Article

Smutty Fitness: Just get sweaty consistently

Hayley Posted by Hayley at December 6, 2017 20:07:22 December 6, 2017 20:07:22

Unless you are a pro athlete, or on your way to South Korea for the Olympics, it’s just sweat. Really.  Whether you are doing cross fit, water aerobics, yoga, boot camps or Zumba, it is just exercise. It is getting your heart rate up, it is filling your body with those good vibe endorphins, it is making you feel good about yourself and it is sweating. Full Article

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