Friday, December 2, 2022


Having a good mood is more than just feeling satisfied,  it helps boost energy, relieve stress and rubs off on others!   Hey everyone has bad days and gets grumpy, so how do we break that negative mood?  

Here’s a couple of suggestions;

  1. Appreciate what you have.  Sit back, close your eyes, take a deep breath and think of things our are grateful for; Your health, Your family, A Roof over your head, Good Food, etc

This helps open up your mind and redirect that negativity.

  1. Act as YOU would like to Feel

If you want to be more positive, then you need to act that way. Even if you don’t feel like it, turn the switch and do your best to be enthusiastic.

If you have a task in hand, think of it as a fun challenge that you can overcome.

Answer a text or email with a positive response.

  1. Give Someone a Compliment.    

Giving someone a genuine and thoughtful appreciation is a powerful tool of human good that leaves a beneficial imprint.  Both you and the receiver feel better after.

Here’s a little hint;  Need to correct someone’s bad habit?  Don’t start with criticism, first give a compliment and work your way into the change suggestion.

Just remember, think Karma -  what goes around comes around.  When you give a compliment such positive actions can influence your future.  This act boosts your mood and has a lot of positive outcomes.

Saturday, November 5, 2022

Being Multi-Dimensional

When most people think about being physically fit they consider four main components 1) Endurance 2) Strength 3) Power/speed 4) Flexibility

However, there is more than that.  You need to include;

Balance, Coordination, Agility, Reaction Time, Body Composition and Mental Toughness.

Being physically fit is multi-dimensional. 

That is why my fitness classes or “bootcamps” focus on all the above components, or more specifically, in Functional Training.

Functional training stresses movement over muscle and relies on neurological adaptation to strength and mobility. The key to functional training is integration - it teaches your muscles to work together. This is different from your conventional weight training routines which isolate muscle groups. Functional training bridges the gap between strength, power and speed to achieve peak performance.  It is not gender or age specific. No matter what fitness level you are at, you will benefit from such training. This type of vigorous, strenuous, regular activity is mentally and physically exhilarating.

And why stay fit?  Here are some reasons:

1) Enhance physical development – strengthen you immune system.

2) Build self-esteem and self-confidence – creates a positive well-being.

3) Reduce Stress and anxiety

4) Enjoy a deeper sleep

5) Gain mental acuity – experience better focus and memory.

6) Live longer and healthier life.

Remember, your body adjusts to lower levels of physical activity the same way it adapts to higher levels. This is the REAL reason why people “get old” or out of shape. USE promotes function. DISUSE promotes deterioration. You choose…..

Monday, September 19, 2022

Dynabody Classes ON NOW!

 Dynabody Fitness  has two In-person evening sessions available from 6:30 to 8:00 pm

 Dynabody Total Fitness - Tuesdays - Bannatyne School

Dynabody Total Fitness - Thursdays - Strathmillan School

To Register, contact the St. James-Assiniboia School Division Continuing Education office 204-832-9637 t

or email: for more information

Include or do it alone using Dynabody’s Online Fitness Training.  Daily planned workout program using the Trainerize app with virtual classes available.

Friday, August 19, 2022



With all the stress and anxiety that people are feeling this way, I thought I’d share a simple way that can help calm yourself by just thinking these five words:

One Thing At A Time

That’s it.

Try this whenever you feel overwhelmed, negative or stressed out.

Take a few deep breaths.  

In through your nose for 4 seconds, hold for 4, then exhale slowly for 8 seconds.  

Do this four times,

On the final breath, on the exhale tell yourself the five word phrase

“One Thing At A Time”

By calming down you find clarity and relief from the stress.  I find that this help to re-energize me.

So the next time you feel overwhelmed give this a try!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Move it or Lose it!

 As stated by one of my fitness and martial arts heroes - Bruce Lee, “Be Water My Friend.  Keep moving, like water,  not stagnant, you must flow to grow…”

That’s true in everything in life.  Movement is very important in circulation.  When you move you increase circulation.

In the Western Hemisphere,  Exercise – it’s all about the muscle. In the East – they focus on inside exercise , like Tai Chi,  or Meditation, where they rely on calming exercises that do not increase the heart rate.

Exercise Movement helps to boost the Lymphatic system.  Your lymphatic system plays a major role in immune system health, “cancer surveillance” and autoimmunity. It is important to know that your Lymphatics system does not have any heart and relies on movement for circulation.  

Exercise also helps in the detoxification process.  By perspiring or sweating you are removing toxins from the body.  Your immune system is more active, more energetic.  Also, by exercising you are taking in more oxygen, which is used by the Mitochondria (energy center of your cells)  to produce ATP (Adenosine TriPhosphate) which makes energy.  

Without oxygen, your body goes into oxidative stress. The biggest user is your heart and brain. Exercise and using your muscles promotes circulation and helps to build your immune system and be more energetic.

This is unlike cancer cells, which rely on fructose and fermentation with glucose to survive.  However, with circulation and pumping of oxygen throughout the body, cancer does not do well.

To top it off,  Low energy levels cause anxiety, ADHD, and nasty behavioral issues.

Our body was designed to move, not to sit in a chair or in a car all day, every day -- whether you like it or not!  Your mind and body are one.  Learning to move is just as important as learning to read and write.  

The more you move the more energy your mitochondria makes - supplying your body with the energy source it needs..  The more  you move the more energy you have!  Our bodies weren’t meant to sit all day

It’s not an age number it’s a functional ability (cognitive ability) to do complex movements.  Over the years there has been a great number of “Dynabods” of all different shapes and sizes that get it - we were meant to MOVE.  My mantra is- “Use it not Lose it”!

Maybe I should change it to MOVE It or Lose it!???

Friday, May 13, 2022

"Jumping Jack" the Godfather of Modern Fitness

 The person who made Jumping Jacks famous came up with this quote 

“Exercise is King, Nutrition is Queen, put them together and you’ve got a kingdom.”

Check out more on this quote here:

Guess who?

It was Jack Lalanne!


Francois Henri "Jack" LaLanne, deemed the “Godfather of Modern Fitness” believed every human being can attain maximum body health and fitness if they will practice moderation, eat the most natural foods, and exercise on a regular basis. Lalanne inspired millions over the years on national television, radio talk shows and at events and lectures. He opened North American’s first health club, in Oakland in 1936.


Lalanne designed many of the familiar exercise machines, including leg extension machines, Smith Machines and cable-pulley systems. Jack was adamant that women, the elderly and even the disabled should work out to retain strength.  He passed away at the age of 96 after a brief bout with pneumonia.


An advocate of proving that anything is possible, Jack LaLanne often accomplished feats of super human strength through his life even into his 80’s. He showed the world that you can achieve anything in incredible ways such as swimming from Alcatraz to shore while having his hands cuffed and feet shackled!



  1. Radiate love, joy and peace.

  2. Apply the Golden Rule…DO GOOD….BE KIND.

  3. Think positively, constructively.

  4. Breathe deeply of clean PURE air.

  5. Give all your body air and sun baths

  6. Drink MORE fresh juices

  7. Eat MORE fresh fruits

  8. Eat MORE raw green salads.

  9. Eat slowly, chew thoroughly.

  10. Use a Liquifier each day.

  11. Avoid all mucus-making foods.

  12. Lift UPPER body Up.

  13. Lift chin Up…and SMILE.

  14. Keep chest OUT, abdomen in, shoulders back.

  15. Exercise regularly.

  16. Rest, relax, avoid strain and tension.

  17. Keep bowels open, follow my “Master Plan”.

  18. Practice self control.

  19. Always BE Careful and avoid accidents.

  20. Learn to APPLY all Natural Laws as I teach.


Do you remember Jack?


His legacy will live on -thanks to Jumping Jacks!


For more quotes check them out here;

Friday, May 6, 2022

Did you Forget? It starts Monday May 9th, 2022

What do you think Pink?

The 6 week Dynabody Functional Fitness Program starts May 9, 2022

Includes 12 Live Virtual Classes and  the Trainerize Mobile app. Access to planned workouts, exercises and coaching directly on your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere.

Great for anyone!

$55 for the full program.

$35 for the virtual Tuesday/Thursday workouts.

Email: & reference "Pink" and you get $5 off!