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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.



Nike Lunar Elite+ 2

With 5 marathons and 10+ halfs completed thus far, I don’t mess around when it comes to my running shoes.  From Asics to New Balance, Saucony to Mizuno, I’ve run in a good portion of the top brands.

Finding my ‘perfect shoe’ however, hasn’t been so easy.  For starters, my feet aren’t the tiniest of sizes (10.5/11).  They’re also quite narrow, requiring a slim fit.  And because I’m a neutral runner (no obvious pronation), I don’t need a ton of support or cushioning… But they must be mileage-friendly – oh, and look good too!

Enter: Nike Lunar Elite+ 2.   Not only do they fit my shoe-criteria, they’re a total steal for just $70. Hence why I bought  another pair for back-up!  (Good thing too, as I hear they’ve been replaced by another Lunar edition.)

In any case, I must throw yet another shout-out to Nike.

In-addition to your Training Club App that I do (and tweet about) regularly (while sporting top-to-socks Nike apparel), I now have your  Women’s Marathon in San Francisco on my radar.  A future marathon perhaps? In these shoes, anything is possible…:)

Nike Training Club App

This isn’t a ‘new find’, but it’s a definitely a goody worth sharing…Called the Nike Training Club App, I was introduced to it last year,  hooked ever since.

Without getting too complicated, it features 55+ different interval workouts to improve your cardio, flexibility and overall muscle tone. 

You simply choose a category – Get Lean, Strong, Toned or Focused, select your level, specific workout, cue your playlist and go.

A voice-over guides you throughout.  For visual help, there’s also video clips featuring sporty models (in killer Nike fashions) showing you how to do each exercise.

My favourite is the ‘Body Buffer’ ( category ‘Get Toned’, Intermediate level).  It’s a 45 minute, total body workout. I always feel it in my butt and legs the following day (lots of ski jumps and mountain climbers). 

All you need is a pair of weights, a mat and medicine ball. An arm-band for your iPod is also a good tool to have.  I wear mine and find the workout much easier to follow along.

If you’re ready to UP your training without hiring a trainer, this is the App for you.  It’s also FREE to download so there’s really nothing to lose by giving it a try :).  Are you with me?

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