Tanja Shaw

Top 4 reasons you’re still fat

You do all the right things, but your weight and measurements are not changing. Why not?

  • May 24, 2012

Feel good Mother’s Day gifts

This year, give that special woman in your life something that truly shows you care about her: the gift of health, fitness and well-being.

  • Apr 26, 2012

How to improve your mental toughness

While the military might push the limits, the principals of this training describe another reason why we civilians should workout

  • Mar 15, 2012

Keeping fit through the trimesters

With some slight modifications to your workout routine, you can enjoy keeping active through each trimester in pregnancy.

  • Feb 21, 2012

Getting better mileage on the treadmill

Avoid these top three mistakes treadmill mistakes if you want to get the most from your workout.

  • Feb 1, 2012

Stick with your fitness plan

Tanja Shaw offers five tips to help you stick to your fitness program.

  • Jan 23, 2012

Set some goals for the new year

Quitting smoking, losing weight and starting an exercise program are the top goals for a new year.

  • Jan 9, 2012

Wishing you a happy and a healthy holiday!

A Christmas visit to Chilliwack from a fit St. Nick

The power of positive thinking

Positive thoughts can help lead to a healthier body

Measuring your risk of heart disease

If you want to assess your risk of heart disease, skip the scale and take out your tape measure.

Stuff your turkey – not yourself

Thanksgiving is just around the corner: a time to enjoy a long weekend with friends, family, and or course, food. While you may be looking forward to this year’s turkey feast, a festive dinner can cause concern for anyone watching their waistline and for good reason.

Three simple steps to flat abs

I often get asked, what is the best way to “get abs”? Most people are looking for a magic exercise at the end of a workout that would make the abdominal muscles suddenly appear.

Encourage active living for your children

Physical activity is important for people of all ages – including young people. Health Canada recommends that youth age 5-17 accumulate at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day, yet only about 7% meet this standard.

Part two: Top 10 body transformation mistakes

In my last article, I began a count down of the top ten body transformation mistakes. In summary, they were: #10: Blaming someone else for the way you are, #9: Not believing you can, #8: Dieting, #7: Having no accountability and #6: Lying to yourself. If you are serious about making changes to your body, read on as I share the top five body transformation mistakes.

Top 10 body transformation mistakes

Do you want to lose weight, tone up, and transform your body but feel like the odds are against you? If so, you are not alone.

Beat the heat: Stay active, keep cool

As the temperatures rise to the high twenties and beyond, you may find yourself swapping your evening jog for a cold drink in an air conditioned basement. Outdoor exercise may be a challenge when the summer heat, but that doesn’t mean you have to forgo your plans to keep in shape. Here are a few tips to stay active and safe this summer.

What are your kids doing this summer?

While surfing the net and playing video games are popular out-of-school activities for children and teens, the summer provides many great opportunities for families to be active. Engaging in physical activity as a family is a great way to spend quality time together while becoming healthy and fit. Parents who engage in exercise with their kids are role models and help children develop healthy habits.

Gardening doesn’t have to be a pain, with care

Now that June is here and the sun is shining, many of…

First step on road to healthy living

Before becoming a parent, quantifying the negative aspects of having children is…

Five reasons to sign up for a running event

As a fitness challenge for clients and friends, I put together a team for the Vancouver Sun Run. After a steady training program and a few group training runs, we set out early on race day to tackle 10 kilometer route. By taking part in the Sun Run, and listening to others share their experience of the event (both training for and racing), I was quickly reminded why we take part in running events.