February 2017

My Magical Afternoon As A Mermaid

Recently, I got to live out one of my most cherished childhood fantasies. I spent the afternoon as a flippin’ mermaid. Yes, my friends. The underwater experience once reserved for Triton’s daughters and Daryl Hannah in Splash can now be yours, courtesy of Aquamermaid. Founded by professional monofin instructor Marielle Chartier-Hénault, Aquamermaid is the largest mermaid school in the world, offering classes to women, men and kids across Canada and the United States. Naturally, I had to check it out. By the time I arrived at the school’s Montreal location for my trial class, I was beyond excited. I mean YES I’m an…

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Essentrics

How Essentrics Healed Some of my Pain

“A completely original workout that draws on the flowing movements of tai chi which create health and balance, the strengthening theories behind ballet which create long, lean, flexible muscles and the healing principles of physiotherapy which create a pain free body.” – Essentrics.com Entering the Room When I sauntered into my first Essentrics class this summer, I was in healing mode after fleeing an emotionally abusive relationship just weeks before. I had read that among other benefits, the regular practice of Essentrics resulted in an increased sense of well-being and pain relief. Desperate for a wellness boost, I entered the room…

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Axe Throwing: A Fun as Hell Workout for Your Inner Warrior

A few months ago, a boy I was chatting with suggested we should go axe throwing together sometime. Well, that date never happened – but lucky for me, my #squad was totally game (thanks for the idea and the memories, SB!). So off I went with Rocco and Ouliana to Rage Montreal, a new axe-throwing facility founded by axe-throwing champ Alexander Reverse (who also happens to be the CEO of A/Maze Escape Game Room, another activity you should do with your crew). Upon arrival, we were greeted by a stellar instructor named Thomas.  He popped on some Beyonce for us (slay), and after a…

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