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Fitness star rising: My 1-on-1 with Eva Redpath

Eva Redpath Nike VancouverWhen you think women’s fitness, think Eva Redpath.  Along with holding the esteemed title of Canada’s first and only Nike Master Trainer (you might recall my huge passion for NTC training App here), she has graced the cover of magazines, shared the stage with Derek Hough and recently won the Award of Excellence from Equinox as Signature Program Presenter (translation – she was selected among thousands of instructors – she’s that good!).

As a personal friend and someone who helps with her Marketing & PR, I could share volumes about Eva’s talent, her drive, passion and energy for fitness, health and helping women sweat their butts-off in mad glory…

Instead, I’ll give you a closer look inside her world – the challenges of being a star trainer, her favourite foods, inspiring quotes and other juicy tips.

Read more in my Q & A with Eva, now hosted on Elevate Magazine.


Thank you @EvaRedpath and @ElevateMagazine.



Yogalosophy with Mandy Ingber

MandyIngberShe’s a yogi.  She’s a health and wellness guru.   A teacher and friend to Hollywood celebs.  She’s Mandy Ingber, and I recently enjoyed meeting her while in town to promote her book: Yogalosophy.

Hosted by friend Marcello Cabazas at the Spoke Club, Mandy shared her inspiration behind the book, as well as her life story – including her rebellious, complex Father who was also a master yogi.

Once a successful actress, she endured years of unemployment, depression, eating disorders – eventually becoming a spin instructor.  Mixing her sass, passion for fitness and helping others – earned her a cult-like following  (She was Soul Cycle – before Soul Cycle), teaching to sold-out classes regularly.

Coming into herself as a person and teacher, Mandy soon opened herself to yoga, accepting it as a strangely profound gift from her Father.

Now a super-star yogi, she counts the likes of Jennifer Aniston, Brooke Shields and Kate Beckinsale among her clients and friends, appearing on top TV shows and in leading health and fitness magazines regularly.

And I can certainly see why.

After my 90 minute yoga class with her, I wanted more Mandy!  She’s 100% genuine, engaging, energizing and inspirational. Her style of yoga is among the best I’ve tried –mixing power-vinyasa with toning exercises thrown in (so this is how Jen keeps fit and lean!), set to a playlist featuring the likes of Robin Thicke to Bobby Ferrell.

Hopefully I’ll meet Mandy again – in LA, near the ocean – or anywhere in-between!  In the meantime, I’ll keep following her on Facebook and Twitter for some daily inspiration.


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