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Summer Salad

Uncategorized Jun 06, 2023

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Our Fav Mint Smoothie

Uncategorized May 30, 2023

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It's All About the Small Steps

Uncategorized May 18, 2023

Meet Mandy. She’s one of our Spring Challenge 2023 winners. Her journey is so incredibly inspiring.

Over the span of just six weeks, she was able to boost her energy, release 14 pounds and 16.5 inches, sleep better, and think clearer.

Mandy started implementing “small steps” and changes over the course of the six-week program. To begin with, she attended LIVE online resistance training and cardio classes. Then she started to fine-tune her nutrition, including cutting back on starchy carbs like rice, potatoes and bread (cutting back, not cutting out!), and increasing her protein to help with muscle recovery. She also chose to avoid alcohol and diet coke.

In addition to her regular workouts, she enjoyed hikes, online stretch classes, and connecting with the BUFFnation community. And six weeks later?

 “I did my final measurements, and was blown away by how many inches I lost!” says Mandy.  “My clothes fit better; I feel more...

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BUFF Bunnies Workout

Uncategorized Apr 08, 2023

Short on time? No problem!

Our Buff Bunny workout is quick, effective, and requires no equipment.

Ready? Let our Easter treat calorie burn begin!

Workout Guidelines:

Perform each move for 30 to 45 seconds. Do five to 10 burpees between each exercise - or walk or run on the spot for 20 seconds. Beginner exercisers do one to two sets of the circuit below. Advanced exercisers can do three to four rounds. Be sure to sweat!

  1. Walking Lunges
  2. Burpees
  3. Pushups (floor or wall)
  4. Burpees
  5. Squats
  6. Burpees
  7. Triceps Dips (on stair - glutes close to stair)
  8. Burpees
  9. Crunches
  10. Burpees
 
*Just learning to do a burpee?
Squat down and place your hands on the floor in front of you. Walk or jump both feet back into a plank position. Jump or walk both feet back in. Stand tall and repeat. Advanced exercisers can do a pushup to the floor in the middle of the movement, and add a jump squat to the end of the movement. There is a burpee for everyone!
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Women’s Fitness: Over 40: Seeing Opportunity in Adversity

Uncategorized Mar 08, 2023
 

It was an exciting time for Dr. Taryn Williams and her family. 

After having to cancel a trip to Universal Studios during Covid,

she was finally all rescheduled and ready to go.

In fact, she and her husband Sy, 

were planning on surprising their daughters,

Olivia and Isla, with the news Christmas morning.

Then they would take off to Florida a few days later.

A great plan that unfortunately hit a major snag,

when Taryn suffered a painful foot injury.

 

That painful injury happened while Taryn was doing 

a Tabata sprint at boot camp class.

Suddenly, she felt a pop in the ball of her left foot. 

Immediately, she was unable to stand on it. 

An x-ray showed a fracture to the sesamoid bone, 

(which is the small weight-bearing bone on the ball of your foot). 

The prognosis? Six to eight weeks in a walking cast with no weight-bearing!

 

“This was a devastating blow of bad news,” said Taryn. 

“Boot camp for me is how I keep...

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Intern Sid Signs Off

by Intern Sid

 

My time here at BUFFnation has been the best start to the year I could have asked for. And as they say at BN, I experienced so many WINS - including releasing 8 kilos (about 17 pounds!). 

My three big wins have to do with mindset, nutrition, and the importance of my thinking! Not only have I learned about online business in the digital space, and attended a number of motivational speaking engagements, but I've also started maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle. My outlook on life has changed, and getting enough sleep has helped me stay motivated and happy.

When I started this internship, I was 89 kilos, and within a month and a half of implementing the BN principals, my weight released. I have released seven kilos while having three meals a day, and I achieved that without dieting, just little lifestyle changes or what BN calls "small steps.". I now understand the significance of routines! I plan to continue doing this...

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Fueling the Goal in 2023

“Health isn’t about being “perfect” with food or exercise or herbs. Health is about balancing those things with your desires. It’s about nourishing your spirit as well as your body.”
- Golda Poretsky

On Thursday, February 16, 2023, BUFFnation was part of a workshop for The Cambridge Roadrunners Hockey U15A team. It was held at Woodland Park Public School in Hespeler.

The presentation delivered The Six Essentials for More Energy On and Off the Ice.

The audience was engaging and actively participated in all the activities during the engagement. 

 

 

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Beginner Workout: Online Fitness, 40 and Over

 

No time?
No worries!

You can get a great upper body
workout in just minutes.

We've created a new video
to show you how.

Grab some dumbbells, and let's go!

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2023 The Year of Me!

Uncategorized Feb 21, 2023

“Wellness, I came to realize, will not happen by accident. It must be a daily practice, especially for those of us who are more susceptible to the oppressiveness of the world.”
- Jenna Wortham.

On Wednesday, 1st January 2023, BUFFnation conducted a workshop in Simcoe for a group of educational assistants, having a day focused on wellness at Holy Trinity Catholic School.

The coaching exercises conducted for the audience carried helpful for overall well-being. The workshop taught educational assistants steps to bring balance into their daily lives. The audience engaged during the workshop and participated in the activities. The audience got moving and made a plan for their personal wellness.

 

 

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BN- isms

What an incredible community we have! And it's so awesome to have YOU part of it.

Over the past few years, we've certainly developed our language here at BUFFnation.

We thought it would be fun to highlight some of these BN-isms!

BN Glossary -

Our motto: Let's focus on what we CAN do!

BUFF:
Beautiful, Unique, Fearless, Female.

YouTubers:
Members who join via YouTube

Accountability Cam:
The zoom camera you can turn on to keep you 'accountable.'

Replay Land:
Where we store over 700 recordings of BUFFnation workouts, a scheduled LIVE activity is usually uploaded within 30 minutes of the broadcast. At the top of "Replay Land" are links to "no equipment" workouts. To access the latest workout replay that uses equipment, scroll down.

Paradigm:
Your "program" or "comfort zone" that has a major impact on your results. Your Paradigm is made up of your thoughts, beliefs, and experiences. Think of it as a thermostat inside your home. To change the temperature, you have to change the...

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