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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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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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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

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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. 🔽
 
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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. 

Since joining...

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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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The TRUTH about Hormones

fitness mindset Jul 15, 2021
 
Feeling out-of-sorts.
Tired.
Craving sweet, salty and fatty foods.
 
I used to think it was all part of getting older. (I turned 45 last December)
 
But then I learned about the major connection that food and lifestyle have on hormones.
I feel incredible today.
 
In this short video, I share my top tips that have been life changing.
If you can relate to this content, please give it a like, and share with others who may benefit as well.
 
Also, if you’re looking for more direction and support, our new 6WK program starts in August.
Register by July 17th and get an extra 15% off + some amazing bonuses with code GOALGETTER.
 
Click HERE for more info.
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Turning Excuses into Opportunities

Uncategorized Jul 14, 2021

by Natalie Fisk, BN Team

 

Lorrie looks and feels the best she has in years.

“I feel incredible!” she says.

Lorrie is a longtime member of BUFFnation, but often struggled with staying engaged and consistent with class attendance. 

When the pandemic hit, she began working from home and made the decision to use her former commuting time for online workouts and meal prep. 

Lorrie has been consistent in attending three to four classes per week. 

She also power walks through her neighbourhood three times a week. 

Incredibly, she has stuck with that commitment for 18 months!

“I have lost inches and weight (8 lbs) and my clothes feel better. 

I am down a size in clothes and have definition in my muscles I have never had before.”

Lorrie has made a mindset shift and tells herself ‘I get to workout rather than I have to’.

She loves the way she feels after a workout or a power walk.

When asked how she enjoys the classes and...

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