Cheer Body I was scared I'd be out of my element when I hit up a Cheer Body class this weekend, but it was fantastic. I've been walking around all day feeling like a tight bottomed cheerleader... now I didn't say looking like one, well not yet anyway. My Pilates instructor Brigitte Grenier has developed an 8 week program to get girls and guys fit and the routine is based on all her years of experience as a dancer, choreographer, kinesiologist, instructor and Toronto Argonauts cheerleader. This chick is crazy fit and her energy and passion is through the roof. Big thanks to Brigitte and Cheer Body, I will be back. And if you're looking for something new check it out, you're sure to be doing high-kicks like the pros in under two months.

Lovely Lama Always lots of talk around protein at the mention of raw or vegan lifestyles. One thing I've been told and believe to be true is that animal protein is inefficient when it comes to building muscle. While it bulks you up, it doesn't necessarily provide more strength. If you doubt what I'm telling you check out this article about Venus Williams, there was word about her winning Wimbledon on a raw vegan diet, but little coverage to back up that claim. Well here it is people, a quick interview with Venus but I think the pictures alone prove my point above, she has leaned out, wow! And not only that but she healed herself and went on to win. How great is that, seriously food is magic. Thanks to my raw friend Tracy in AZ for sharing. xo