What are your favourite ways to sweat?
It’s too hard for me to choose one! I love running of course, spinning – cardio is always my preferred workout. But I’m also obsessed with barre and Lagree. I’ve become far more in tune with what training suits me according to what’s going on with my health – so for example if I’m going through something really stressful and am not sleeping, I’ll opt for lower intensity workouts like barre, yoga and back off on the cardio.
What is a supplement you absolutely can’t live without?
Magnesium. Everyone who exercises regularly, every woman, and everyone dealing with stress just needs magnesium full stop. It’s an essential part of hundreds of processes in the body and is a major player in regulating muscle and nerve function, blood sugar control, stress and blood pressure. I actually take 2 different types of magnesium – magnesium glycinate for nervous system and sleep/it’s calming effect, and magnesium threonate for its effect on brain health.
Do you have any morning rituals or routines to prep you for the day?
I used to be religious about working out first thing in the morning, but since I had my daughter it’s not really a possibility anymore. So, now my morning ritual is just trying to enjoy a coffee before the baby gets up!
Where do you want to travel to the moment we are able to go?
I’m actually dying to get out to the retreat in Spain. The food, the surroundings, the weather – it’s such a stunning place and it has amazing energy.
The other thing I’m missing is skiing, I can’t wait to get back out next season! Finally – I’m really looking forward to getting to Canada so that my parents can meet the baby.
What’s the best piece of advice you have ever been given?
One of my dear friends has an expression that I just love which she told me when I was going through a really bad breakup. It’s – you can’t eat an elephant in one sitting. I think this is such a nice reminder that big things take time to process.
We often get so upset and frustrated with ourselves when there is something we’re trying to get over or let go of, but this gives you the gentle reminder that it just takes time and there’s nothing wrong with you. I think it’s totally liberating.