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How improving mindset and increasing muscle has led to a happier life at 52 

Uncategorized Oct 13, 2021

 This past spring, something very cool happened to Jillian Henderson.

When she pulled out an old pair of shorts from high school (from more than 36 years ago!!!)  - they fit.

“I feel less bloated and more energized than before,” says the now 52-year-old Jillian. “I walk taller. I like what I see when I catch my image in a plate or glass window”

Jillian has been working hard. 

Since joining BUFFnation last spring, 

she’s made some incredible lifestyle changes,

including focusing on healthy nutrition, cutting out alcohol,

and developing a regular home workout routine consisting of 3 to 4 LIVE or replay classes per week.

Even during the summer, (which is a busy tennis and motorcycle season for Jillian),

she stayed committed and on track by making use of BN’s massive replay library. She kayaked, played tennis, and even did workouts from her cottage.

As a result, Jillian says she is:

  • Cinching her belt tighter.

  • Can see her...

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BUFFnation's Annual Turkey Day Workout

workouts Oct 06, 2021

No equipment required. Enjoy as many servings as you like!

  1. Choose an exercise from each course. 
  2. Perform each move for 45 to 60 seconds. 
  3. The courses are unlimited! Go up for seconds, thirds, or even four servings. 
  4. Work at an intensity of 8 out of 10. For those just starting, begin at a moderate pace and avoid impact. 
  5. Please remember to warm up first, and finish with a full-body stretch.

For a printable version of this workout, CLICK HERE

Appetizers

  • Jumping Jacks
  • Skaters
  • Cross Country Skiers
  • Burpees
  • Mountain Climbers

Entrées

  • Squats
  • Lunges
  • Push-ups
  • Squat Jumps
  • Wall Sits

Dessert

  • Russian Twist
  • Roll-ups
  • Bicycle Crunches
  • Planks
  • Side Planks
 
 
BUFFnation's 6WK Total Wellness starts next month! Click here for more details, and use code HOLIDAY to save 10% on early bird registration. 
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The Importance of Speaking Up + Self Care for Women 40 and Over

mindful wellness Sep 23, 2021
 


In this episode of Mindful Wellness, Leslie speaks with the author of The Authentic You, Kristina Holle, on the importance of using your voice, taking care of YOU, and doing "the inside work" to become an authentic leader.

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Warm Up with Our Homemade Latte

nutrition recipes Sep 17, 2021
A creamy, rich, delicious latte is perfect for a chilly fall day.
 
That's why we love our homemade dairy-free coconut milk latte.
 
Packed with healthy fats, and no added sugar, this is a quick and easy way to enjoy a restaurant-style coffee drink at home.
 
It's also a great way to cut back on coffee (cortisol spiker), because you can use decaf, and it tastes the same!
 
Here's what you'll need:
 
  • 1 cup of coffee (decaf or regular)
  • 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk)

 

 
Make It a Pumpkin Spice Latte by adding the extras below:
  • 2-3 Tbsp pumpkin purée 
  • 1 Tsp (or more to taste) ground cinnamon 
  •  1 pinch ground allspice
  • 1 pinch ground nutmeg 
  • 1/4 Tsp ground ginger
  • 1 pinch ground clove
  • 1 ½ – 2 tsp maple syrup taste (or sub stevia to taste)

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Mindful Wellness Launching Soon!

We're launching Mindful Wellness this fall!
 
Short, informative, wellness-related interviews on everything from mindset, to hormones, to how to become a better leader within your profession.
 
Our first interview with The Authentic You author Kristina Holle drops soon!
 
For more on Kristina's book CLICK HERE
 
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How She Boosted Her Strength, Stamina, and Lean Muscle Mass Over 40

by Natalie Fisk

When Kirsten Weaver turned 40 she noticed that her already healthy choices weren’t cutting it anymore.  

“I noticed that the odd meal out would immediately go to my hips or tummy and didn't come off as easily. The more I worked out, the more tired I got, and I just wasn't seeing progress. I needed to change things up.”

Kirsten found BUFFnation and hasn’t looked back.  

“I started with one class a week and while I've never been the fitness class or gym membership type, I found that having that commitment and accountability, similar to being on a sports team, helped me stay motivated and engaged.”

Kirsten kept up with one class a week for two years and then added in a daily morning walk. 

She started to see a change in her body composition.  

“I definitely noticed a huge shift in muscle tone and an increase in body confidence.”

When the pandemic hit, Kirsten increased her workouts to...

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Lazy Summer? Six Ways to Reboot your Fitness this Fall and Feel Fantastic

Uncategorized Sep 05, 2021
 

It's been a fabulous summer.

Great weather.

Awesome holidays.

And dessert almost every night.

As the kids head back to school,

you know it's time to head back to routine.

But where on earth do you begin?

Right here! With our six steps

To reboot your total wellness this fall.

PS. It's an exciting time here at BUFFnation. Our new total wellness packages have dropped + our Fall Reset starts soon. Click HERE for all the info.

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Thank You for the Nomination!

Uncategorized Aug 23, 2021

** Voting OPEN now! ** 

Thank you so much for your nominations for this year's Reader's Choice Award. 🙌
We've made it to the top 10 for Women's Only Fitness Club!
 
Voting is now open. 😃
 
To cast your ballot, please go to the link below. 🔽
 
(If you don't have a Torstar Account, you will need to create one. It just takes a second. Confirm your email. Then click on this link again.)
 
Thank you so much for taking the time to nominate us!!
 
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This is 51! Climbing to New Heights

Uncategorized Aug 18, 2021

by Natalie Fisk, BN Team

Karen Leveque reached new heights this past June... literally!

Karen lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario,

home to many incredible hiking trails. 

The Chimney Trail at Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, or as Karen calls it, “the beast” has always eluded her. 

“If someone had asked me 10 years ago if I wanted to climb this,

it probably would’ve been a hard NO!  Because I’ve heard stories about that climb.”

But, in June 2021, at 51 years of age, Karen did it!

A gruelling 20 km and 35,000 steps later, she can now claim that she too, has also hiked that beast of a trail. 

“What a gratifying feeling to know that I dug so deep and was way out of my comfort zone and got it done!”

The BUFFnation Community

Getting stronger in mind and body are areas Karen has focused on with BUFFnation.  That’s what has helped her reach her goals, even ones that seemed unattainable. 

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Building Strength and Resilience One Workout at a Time

Uncategorized Jul 28, 2021

Nancy feels stronger, slimmer, and more fit every time she finishes a workout.

“When I need some strength to pick up something heavy, or just get a lid off a jar, I'm confident that I can do it. I love that feeling!” she says.

“I'm also very happy with the belts that I can keep tightening, and the clothes that need to be replaced (because they're too big!).”

Nancy has been a BUFFnation member since April 2019. She joined to lose some weight for a formal event. She started with one workout a week and built up from there.

She loved the atmosphere, the quick pace and the careful planning of the classes.

In March 2020, Nancy shifted from our in-person classes

to our online platform, and has been doing three workouts per week ever since.

She ensures dinner is ready early enough that she can join an evening LIVE class.  On those nights when things don’t go as planned, she loves the flexibility to

select a workout from the massive replay library. 

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