Tuesday, November 26, 2013


Help send out a shoebox filled with happiness this Christmas Season!  All Dynabod’s are encouraged to bring an item or two to fill up the Shoe Box.  Let’s make one woman’s Christmas a bit brighter through their difficult times…..

Suggestions on what to put in shoeboxes that might brighten a woman's day include: body or hand lotion; slippers and socks; makeup (such as mascara, lipstick and nail polish); toothpaste, toothbrushes and floss; chocolate, cookies and candies; mitts, hat and scarves; perfume; brushes and combs; bus tickets; phone cards and gift certificates to places such as Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Tim Hortons.

Items can be dropped off at Dynabody Total Fitness classes next week (due by Sunday December 8th).

You can learn more by visiting http://www.shoeboxproject.com or email winnipeg@shoeboxproject.com.


Sunday, November 10, 2013

Remember on Remembrance Day

"In Flanders' fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row."

Respect those that died for our freedom.

Rest In Peace

Saturday, November 2, 2013

"I Don't Have Enough Time"

Sadly, in today’s society, many of us are so busy just getting things done that we neglect our bodies and fail to nurture our mental and spiritual well-being.  We must redirect our energy.

Get out a pen and paper.   Now let’s add up the total number of hours you spend in a week;

Traveling to and from work
Working in the workplace
Working at home
Talking on the phone/texting family and friends
Dating or socializing with friends
Spending time with family and caring for children
Doing chores and taking care of personal business
Pursuing hobbies & leisure activities such as reading or watching TV
Pursuing spiritual activities including meditation
Total Hours:

Now ask yourself the following questions:

  1. Have you allowed enough time to do all the things you want or need to do?  Subtract your total hours from 168, the total number of hours in a week.
  2. Have you allowed enough time for physical, mental, and emotional fitness?  According to Nordine Zouareg the author of “Mind Over Body” you should schedule at least 10 minutes of working both your mind and body for every hour you are at work.  If you work 8 hours a day, you need to schedule 80 minutes of mental and physical fitness each day.
  3. What can you do to adjust your schedule so that there will be enough time for everything you want or need to do?  (Go back to the first question and see which aspects of yourself you may have been short changing and how you can create a better balance in your life).
 Everything we do in life – except meditation and visualization is a stressor so you do not want to create additional stress by adding more time commitments to your life.  You must intelligently redistributed your time. Figure out how to use your time more productively.

How Much exercise is enough?  The key is to do the right routine with the right amount of focus and intensity.  This helps alleviate the number one excuse for not exercising:  “I don’t have enough time”.

See you in class!
Enjoying the scenery in the bike trails - Assiniboine Park