Mindfulness in Motion Coach and Professional Speaker
Creator and practitioner of life transforming techniques which combines expertise in mindfulness, mindset, nutrition, meditation, dance, and meditation practices. Energized and innergiZed, Francesca will be bringing her unique combination of Latin charm and charisma with her innergiZing method, and her inspiring story of vitality and resilience… Read More »
Over the years the road has become my therapy; it’s been my way of dealing with MS and eating natural wholesome food has become my best medicine. Not only have I mastered how food choices can affect my energy levels, body composition, I continue to research and discover the wonders of natural nutrition. I love finding new healthy foods and experimenting with new recipes that I absolutely enjoy testing on my children. I am also absolutely fascinated to learn how food is intimately connected to our health, and how we can simply change the way we eat to improve it.
I am a graduate of the University of Ottawa, holding a science degree in Kinesiology and a Master’s in Child and Development Studies. I have over 15 years of experience teaching all age groups, from primary to university level. I am also a Personal Trainer Specialist with the Canadian Fitness Professionals, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist with the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition, a Sport Holistic Nutritionist for the Sports-Études program à l’école secondaire Louis-Riel and l’école secondaire Franco-Cité in Ottawa, a regular wellness columnist for the Ottawa MS Chapter Newsletter, a recipe designer for an online newsletter “Be Healthy, Be Beautiful Ottawa”, a monthly columnist “Ma boîte à Lunch Santé” for a local primary school École Étoile-de-l’Est and a chair fitness instructor for a courageous group that have Multiple Sclerosis.
Cooking Demonstration – Cuisine et Passion
Chef Marc Miron has served the Rolling Stones—in three different places. He has prepared meals for royalty, a number of leaders of the free world and a room full of discerning international food critics. And when celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay needed to cater his book-launching event in Sydney, Australia, he called on Chef Marc Miron.
When Marc graduated from chef college in Ottawa, little did he realize that he was about to embark on a journey that would take him to some of the best restaurants in the world before bringing him home to the place he was born and raised.
For almost two decades, Marc ran restaurants for the world-renowned Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts in places such as Nevis, West Indies; Sydney, Australia; Montreal; and Vancouver. He also spent five years running the kitchens for two Four Seasons resorts in Bali, Indonesia, where he started a cooking school that within one year, was listed as one of the top ten schools in the world by the Condé Nast magazine Women’s Journal.
In order to ensure the health and proper development of children, there are certain nutrients that are required to thrive! This presentation will show how consuming more nutrient-dense foods can stimulate positive change in a child’s development, as well as their day-to-day activities both socially and educationally. A brief food demonstration will provide a healthy and delicious kick-start to the day!
Sylva is currently the Administrative Coordinator, Program Advisor and Student Clinic Coordinator at The Institute of Holistic Nutrition, Ottawa Campus, where he has the privilege to support students and promote IHN’s unique and inspiring Holistic Nutrition program. As he journeyed through IHN’s program, he became increasingly interested in the field of pediatric nutrition, specifically childhood respiratory care. He found this passion after seeing some tiny humans in his life go through health challenges and has the ambition to become a specialist in this field. Sylva is build his practice centered on an integrative approach of pediatric respiratory management has worked many jobs, from retail to the restaurant industry, each playing a role in leadership and peer support, two attributes he believes are the cornerstone of the motto of IHN.
Essential Oils – How and Why They Work
Essential oils are a big buzzword right now. It seems that every store we go into has a special “health” section of oils and that everyone’s an expert.
As a trusted Nutritionist, I have your best interests at heart. I’m fully trained in how and why essential oils work and will not steer you wrong because of something I read in a magazine or read on Facebook. My recommendations are based on science and fact.
When I chose essential oils to work with in my practice, it was because I was seeing results, often immediately and without the side effects that synthetic substances can have. I was hooked. My clients were using 2 drops of a plant substance, getting results, reducing discomforts, reducing stress, and staying on their nutrition plan long enough for lasting change to take place. That’s a WIN.
Imagine yourself for a moment stepping into a fitness facility that greets you with a warm friendly welcome, being offered an espresso before your workout, and working out with friends/colleagues who are truly serious about fitness…
Greco fitness is a boutique fitness facility that offers a higher standard of fitness to it’s members. Our legendary programs encompass intense circuit training, which offer the best workout in the shortest period of time. Many of our members live fast paced lives, making the structured classes a perfect fit.
Our classes are well suited for anyone who has the will to get fit. Everyone and anyone can participate in our classes, and go at their own level.
Our main mission is to Transform Bodies, Lift your Spirits and Strengthen your Mind. This philosophy has transpired to thousands of members within the Ottawa/Gatineau area. With future plans to open locations across Canada and in New York.
Hostyle is focused on transforming men and women by helping them achieve levels of strength and conditioning they never thought possible! We exist to crush the limitations that keep people from living the extraordinary life they have always wanted.
Our dynamic training focuses on strength & cardio conditioning, weight loss, and overall fitness principles which help our clients improve their mobility, energy levels and confidence. We strive to increase their mental and physical toughness in order to re-ignite their passion for life and unleash their full potential.
As some of the best and most experienced trainers in the industry, we strive to provide a system of training that uses the most advanced and effective fitness strategies available.
We are HOSTYLE to words like, “can’t” and “good enough” Our job isn’t done until every client becomes an inspirational story! Crush it!
Rooted in the strong tradition of original Taekwon-Do, and introduced to Orléans more than 30 years ago by Senior Grand Master Lu, the school was passed down Mr. Joël Denis in January of 2013 and officially rebranded as The Edge Taekwon-Do Academy in January 2014. Mr. Denis holds a 6th degree black belt and has been training for over 28 years. An accomplished athlete (3 time world championship medalist including a world champion title in Russia 1997) and instructor who has trained dozens of provincial, national and world champions he was awarded the Outstanding Instructor Award in 1997 by the Founder of Taekwon-Do himself. Mr. Denis now leads a team of dedicated instructors and assistant instructors who are eager to share their passion with others to help them achieve their personal best so they can help others achieve theirs.
Our CrossFit Community is made up of people from all walks of life, of all fitness levels and abilities and you will find the atmosphere motivating, encouraging and friendly. Everybody knows each other by first name and we share a camaraderie more like that of a sporting team.
One of the first things you are likely to notice is that inside our premises you won’t see rows of treadmills, machines and mirror clad walls like your average modern franchise style gym. The CrossFit philosophy is simple, we exercise our bodies in the way they were designed to be used by employing functional, real life movements.
At CrossFit Fortis we train hard, probably harder than you have ever trained before and we work up a good old fashioned sweat. Each WOD (Workout of the Day) is varied in its exercises so you won’t get dissatisfied with day in day out repetitious routines.
Sitting: Our New Nemesis!
How much time do we spend sitting in a day? New research is showing negative effects of sitting too long on our health and body. Fortunately, we can all do something to make positive changes. It’s easy: sit less, move more! Decreasing prolonged sitting can be helped by using standing desks, getting up to get documents or supplies and standing during telephone conversations. Increasing movement within our day can be as easy as getting up more regularly, walking around and taking regular breaks to stretch. Stretching of the neck and back, as well as arms and legs is beneficial. A simple stretch program can be customized to your daily routine.
Dr. Maryse pursued her education in physiotherapy at Ottawa University. After graduation, she continued her schooling in chiropractic at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. Dr. Maryse returned to her hometown, Cochrane, ON, in August 2005 and opened Back In Motion Plus, a rehabilitation and wellness clinic, where she worked as a physiotherapist, chiropractor and acupuncturist for over ten years. In August 2015, she returned to Ottawa and continued work in the field.She is passionate about learning, taking courses in ART, concussion assessment and treatments, K Taping, maternity and pediatric care, etc. Dr. Maryse spends her spare time with her husband and four young children. They keep her very busy and entertained. When she has free time, she likes challenging herself in sports, travelling, shopping, and visiting family and friends.