The Bike to Work Habit

I do this thing now, a couple times a week, that is to bike to work. It sounds so mundane especially when my walk is a mere 30 minutes (23 minutes when I used to be able to hustle) and it takes me ~27 minutes to get door-to-door with a bicycle (3.5-km distance). But consider…

I don’t do normal yoga

… because it’s boring. Two years ago, I did a spate of aerial yoga classes on an eight-class pass and determined I could get mildly nauseated when inverted and it strengthened my desire to try silks. A year ago, I did 10 “Yoga Barre” classes on a class card with Chopra Yoga which was a…

Sampling iDance with a Groupon

I saw the Groupon offer for ten dance classes at iDance and thought, “Perfect! Dance classes just three blocks away–it’s the closest thing to my place other than Tantra (two blocks) that is leaving the area!” But when I looked up the address, I learned iDance had moved from (but left their sign at) their…

Skating on Rideau Canal Skateway

When it came down to it, for me, Winterlude=skating on the Rideau Canal. There were opening ceremonies celebration on Friday evening and we dropped by for a bit. There was a Bed Race on opening weekend I didn’t bother to get us to go to – since it’s not like fancy sleigh beds or anything….

Barre fitness classes in Toronto

Not one to be happy with “just another trip to Toronto/Ontario”, I schedule myself to the hilt and try to do different things and especially things I can’t do but in Toronto. After this trip, I just can’t think of anything I want to do/anywhere I want to eat, so I don’t plan to be…

The triathlon I didn’t know I wanted to do: Winterlude Triathlon

Remember that time when I went to San Francisco and didn’t realize there was a half-marathon I could have/should have registered for the very weekend I was there? Remember that time when I learned there was an 8K run in Amsterdam while we were in Europe so I planned a stop in Amsterdam, just a…

Trying out… sexy fitness classes at Tantra Fitness

Back in April or whenever the Groupon was offered, NPY was pelted from both sides when the Tantra Fitness deal was released. I told him I was doing the 5-class Silks option and his sister, SIL, was also buying it. I learned she went for the 10 fitness class option and I went “Pfft!” I…

My 2013 fitness regime: the barre part

“Barre Fitness gets you a dancer’s body…without dancing!” I didn’t need Barre Fitness’ persuasion since I already am a dancer (sorta). Full disclosure: I want a ballerina body as much as the next person and to that end (ha!) I’ve owned a copy of The New York City Ballet Workout: Fifty Stretches and Exercises Anyone…

Back to dance and ballet/flexibilty goals

In the afternoon after Day 3 of my new job, I was sauntering on Georgia Street (I really was) and I wasn’t on the phone but I was gripping it with one hand. I rolled my ankle on some uneven pavement or a soil bed and went down (“PK’ed”, NPY likes to say). Some sensible…