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Want to know exactly what workouts I recommend for acne-prone individuals and which ones to avoid? Check this post out.

What Are the Best Workouts for Acne?

best workouts for acne

Wondering if hopping into the sauna is a good idea for your acne-prone skin? Let’s talk about it!

Is it Okay to Use a Sauna for Acne?

Sisley Killam - Holistic Nutritionist - The Pure Life

Feeling lost on how to choose the perfect protein powder? Protein powder and I have had a confusing relationship in the past. I know how confusing and stressful it can be choosing a protein powder, so I’m going to break it down for you today. The Benefits of Protein Powder If using a healthy protein […]

How to Choose the Perfect Protein Powder

how to choose protein powder

We’ve all been in workout slumps – sometimes they last a couple of days and sometimes a couple of months…or even years. I’m here today to get you out of that slump, to remind you that you and your body are worth it. You are worthy of feeling amazing, moving your beautiful body and energizing […]

Why I’m Switching Up My Workout Routine

best workouts for acne

We all know and have heard of the amazing benefits of yoga retreats, or any retreat for that matter. We see them plastered all over Instagram and hear about them in conversation with our yogi friends.  It’s no surprise that yoga retreats are: relaxing, restorative and healing rejuvenating, inspiring and spiritual a great opportunity to […]

5 Reasons to Go on A Yoga Retreat

5 Reasons to Go on a Yoga Retreat

This Summer has been the best workout season for me! I love getting outside and doing anything from yoga in my backyard to a jog or a workout in the park. In the colder months, I love a good Spin or Barre class and adding them every so often to my summer schedule too. I feel strong […]

How Working Out Can Lead to Gorgeous Skin

How Working Out Can Lead to Gorgeous Skin

This summer I teamed up with Barre Fitness for a Barre Challenge! I had so much fun attending Barre classes 2-3 times per week and really got to see a difference. The workouts consisted of a total body workout, separated into 3 parts – arms, legs and abs. The Barre studio is bright and welcoming, with pretty […]

Why Barre is the Ultimate Workout to Fuel Your Week

Barre Fitness

Being raised as a part-time hippie and forest adventurer, I have always had a love for escaping the city for a few days to hike in the mountains or camp along a lake. We have had some incredible adventures over the years, and the majority of our adventures include good, delicious comfort food. A big […]

How to Eat Healthy While Camping

How to Eat Healthy While Camping

    I was kindly invited to the opening of Kitsilano’s newest fitness studio, Pure Barre Vancouver this past month and had a blast! Tanya, the owner of the Pure Barre Vancouver studio led us in an exhilarating, butt-kicking barre workout, followed by some post-sweat Saje rejuvination, snacks from local sponsors like Vega, The Juice Truck […]

Inspiration: Interview with Tanya from Pure Barre Vancouver

Interview with Pure Barre Vancouver - THE PURE LIFE

When I first discovered green smoothies, I was extremely experimental. I would throw in anything and everything from limes and lemons to zucchini and swiss chard. I learned quickly how to make the green colour stay and how to balance out the bitterness of kale with fruits. I used to be a huge fan of […]

The Best Green Smoothie + A Workout Routine