Author Archives: Marie-Josée Kelly



Marie-Josée Kelly

The Best 2016 Holiday Gifts For Fitness Lovers
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The Best 2016 Holiday Gifts For Fitness Lovers

The holiday gift-giving season can be a stressful one and fitness and health-inspired presents can be tricky to pick. We want to help. We’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite gift ideas to give you the inspiration you need. You’ll find the perfect selections for the fitness lover in your life, no matter how they choose to exercise!   1. Consonant Gym & Travel Kit $49, limited edition...

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02 Dec 2016
Muthins: Guilt-Free And Healthy Snacking
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Muthins: Guilt-Free And Healthy Snacking

No time to sit down for breakfast? Looking for an on-the-go snack? Muthins are low-calorie, nutritious muffins that can be enjoyed alone or as a base for a spread of peanut butter, cream cheese or jam. Muthins is changing the way we think about baked goods. The Montreal-based all-natural muffins line offers healthy and delicious alternatives to your average granola bars and trail mix blends. Ali Beloff...

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17 Oct 2016
The Hyba Activewear Fall Collection Will Have You Looking Forward To Cooler Weather
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The Hyba Activewear Fall Collection Will Have You Looking Forward To Cooler Weather

Looking to revamp your workout wardrobe? Hyba’s summer collection will keep you looking cute and sweat-free this season, but in the fashion world all eyes are turning to the Fall 2016 collection. And, we got an exclusive sneak peak! Hyba activewear, the most recent addition to the Reitman’s family, offers a complete range of stylish apparel and accessories for women of all shapes and sizes. The collection...

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04 Aug 2016
5 Of The Most Relaxing Spots In Montreal
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5 Of The Most Relaxing Spots In Montreal

We all need an escape from the hectic hustle and bustle of city life once in a while. Even city lovers need some peace and quiet, whether it is to study, to read or just to relax. Here are five of the most relaxing spots in Montreal. A photo posted by Víctor M. Sanz (@sanzserif) on May 22, 2016 at 12:41pm PDT Mont-Royal Park Whether...

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25 May 2016
Otago Real Life Food: Nutritious, delicious, vacuum-sealed meals that are ready in under 7 minutes
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Otago Real Life Food: Nutritious, delicious, vacuum-sealed meals that are ready in under 7 minutes

Otago Real Life Food offers a refreshing alternative to your average supplement shake or energy bar to complement your busy and active lifestyle. Because what sounds more appetizing: Rosemary roasted lamb or a protein shake? “Otago is a way of getting nutritional value fast – real food, real quick,” says the company’s co-founder, Dan Wise. Wise and Michelin-trained Chef Vaughan Chittock partnered to introduce the fitness...

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13 Oct 2015
Break through workout plateaus with these five fusion workouts
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Break through workout plateaus with these five fusion workouts

September marks the end of long carefree summer nights and the return of the same old routine. It’s probably a good time to spice up your fitness routine, especially if you feel like you are no longer making progress with your usual workout. Fusion workouts combine two or more exercising styles to beat boredom and break through plateaus. You also target several aspects of conditioning in a single session: Calorie burning,...

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19 Sep 2015
Must-have gym bag goodies from Comptoir Urbain, located in NDG. The (Photo by Marie-Josée Kelly)
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Five Gym Bag Must-Haves from Comptoir Urbain

We all deserve to be pampered, especially after a good workout. The right post-exercise self-care routine will keep you feeling happy and looking good before, during and after. Choosing the right products will make your sweat session worthwhile. Comptoir Urbain, a new organic and cruelty-free cosmetics shop located in NDG, offers a handpicked selection of beauty essentials that will leave you feeling fresh.   Pure...

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01 Jul 2015
Cory Vines Proshop opens at Mansfield gym downtown
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Cory Vines Proshop opens at Mansfield gym downtown

Move over, overpriced but oh-so-cute yoga pants. There is a new store in town to accommodate your need for cute, high-quality workout essentials that can transition from gym to street. Montreal-based active wear company Cory Vines partnered with Mansfield gym to launch the Cory Vines Proshop at the fitness center’s downtown location. “We’re all about basics, we want to offer pieces that people are going...

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25 Jun 2015
Pizza des Sables at Vegan Rapide restaurant in Montreal. (photo courtesy of Vegan Rapide)
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Where to find creative vegan dishes in Montreal

The health benefits of a plant-based diet include better digestion, increased energy, higher hydration levels and more. Montreal’s food scene is a melting pot of diversity that caters to all palates and diets. Whether you don’t eat animal products or you just want to try something new, our city offers a lot of options to satisfy your appetite and curiosity. Here’s a roundup of a...

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16 Apr 2015