Monday, December 10, 2012

Winter Boot Camp - Dates and Info

Our Boot Camps have gained a reputation for producing results! Our workouts are structured to allow participants to work hard at their own pace.

Clients regularly lose weight, increase stamina and energy, improve core and joint strength, tone muscles and SWEAT!

Our upcoming Winter Boot Camp will provide structured workouts that will last until Spring.

Come out - work hard and simply find another day or two per week for your own training.

Live in Motion Winter Boot Camp

Dates: Weds, January 16 to Weds, March 27/13 (18 Sessions)
*No session on Feb 18 (Family Day), March 11 and 13 (March Break)

Days/Times: Mondays and Wednesday from 7-8pm

Location: Harold Longworth Public School in Bowmanville
                350 Longworth Avenue, Bowmanville  L1C 5J5

**Please enter through the far East entrance**

Cost: Live in Motion Members (Spring/Summer/Fall Boot Camps)       $190 plus HST = $214.70

         New Members            $215 plus HST = $242.95

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Paleo Pumpkin Granola Recipe

This is quick recipe that will help satisfy the urge for crunchy food. Provides protein, fiber, healthy fats and a variety of nutrients.

  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • ½ cup pecans, chopped
  • 8-10 dried dates, pits removed, then chopped
  • ½ cup pumpkin puree
  • ⅓ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ⅓ cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon nutmeg
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of salt

1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2) In a large mixing bowl, add your pumpkin puree, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and all spices. Mix well.
3) Add your nuts, seeds, and dates and mix well with your wet ingredients.
4) Place parchment paper on a large baking sheet and pour your granola mixture on top. Use a spoon to spread out the mixture evenly so everything will cook at the same time.
5) Place in oven and cook for 30-40 minutes, moving the granola around half way through to be sure it doesn’t burn.
6) LET COOL. Serve on it's own or with almond milk, coconut milk etc.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Linda - Before and After

A huge congratulations to Linda on her amazing personal transformation. Linda was very clear on her goals from the beginning - better health, more energy, less body fat and higher quality of life.

She has been a great client to work with and has embraced the changes we have recommended. We take great pride in the success of our clients and are very happy for Linda and her great results.

Many thanks again to Linda for taking the time to write such a detailed and articulate testimonial...

Prior to working with Lisa and Jason, I had been feeling unhappy and dissatisfied with my general health, body fat percentage and lack of energy.  I would look in the mirror and think “What happened?” while at the same time wonder if I could ever re-gain a healthy self. I would wonder "Was my circumstance completely without hope?"  I had become undisciplined in my eating habits, jumping from eating regular meals of healthy food to missing meals and filling up with on-the-run junk food and then back again.  A lot of that was due to scheduling pressures and poor time management, but was also due to emotional stress and general body fatigue.  Although I had built-in “movement” in my lifestyle such walking 1-2 miles to/from work, cutting grass, home renovations, standing (2 hours at a time while teaching), I did not “do” regular exercise.  I had also become more acutely aware of my aging body and wondered how much of my poor health may be due to age (memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and fatigue).  I decided to nix age and hopelessness from my thoughts and move ahead with choice, commitment and “the possible.”  Lisa and Jason were part of that decision.
Linda Before
During May-August, my attitude became that of a learner. I wanted to learn how to eat and exercise in such a way as to regain energy, lose fat and improve my general health. I wanted to become a smarter, more consistent eater and someone who exercises regularly.  My attitude was also that of a doer – it must be.  As a young adult, I enjoyed running, weight training and team sports.  So during this initial phase of my transformation, I welcomed the idea of exercise. I would even say it became a kind of self-nurture for me.  What I did not realize was the critical role of water, nutrition and sleep in my personal health.  These components were new to me and I realized that I needed to pay attention to these aspects also if wanted to understand how my body works and how I could maintain health for the remainder of my life.  Lisa and Jason have helped re-train my thinking by applying their knowledge of human anatomy and physiology to transform my body. I have used it to transform my lifestyle.

Linda After

Jason and Lisa provided me with a tailored exercise routine covering 5 phases.  I am currently in Phase 4.  This routine makes use of my minimal home gym (dumbbells, bench, ball), the high school track that is close to my home and my indoor bike with trainer.  My days now have an exercise component to them (cardio and/or weights) and I have grown to be a better time manager with a lot more muscle and a lot less fat!  I no longer eat junk food, have a cast iron skillet, use a blender (smoothies), cook with spices, eat organic fruits and veggies and lots of protein.  I have learned about toxicity in my body and the role of water in reducing toxic levels.  I continue to work at nutritional time management and decision-making that conforms to what I now know.  I sleep 8 hours a day and am up early.  This is perhaps the one single transformation that I feel has improved my general well-being the most. 

I am also learning about stress in my environment and personal decisions, which has been a learning curve. I am currently learning how to establish stronger boundaries around my time in places that demand it the most, especially in the work environment. This is a new thing for me, but my attitude remains tenacious -- I choose, commit, and believe that a healthy body is possible even when the starting point or the mid-way point screams “impossible!” 

Thanks to Lisa and Jason for partnering with me to transform a sagging tired me into a firmer energized me!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Pre-Christmas Indoor Boot Camp - Starts November 5th

Training leading up to Christmas is a must! No other season leads to weight gain quite like Christmas. Each year in January we witness the regret people experience from poor habits over the holidays.

It is important to make sure you have momentum leading up to Christmas and that your metabolism is revving along.

Our Winter Boot Camps have become a popular option to stay lean and healthy leading up to the holidays.

Dates: November 5 to December 12 (12 Sessions)

Days: Mondays and Wednesdays

Time: 7 to 8pm

Location: Harold Longworth Public School in Bowmanville

Cost: $145 plus HST

*Fall/Spring/Summer participants recieve discounts*

Our sessions are serious fat burning workouts with obstacles, boxing, battling ropes, core work and much more. Lot's of fun and variety.

Please email us for more info or to register.

15/15 spots filled on Wednesday sessions.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Recommended Product - Sun Warrior Protein Powder

Sun Warrior Protein Powder

Most people have trouble consuming enough protein to heal and  repair the body plus support hormone production. A quality protein powder makes it convenient to increase your protein intake without increasing meat intake.

 Brown rice based protein in considered a "clean' protein and contains no hormones, antibiotics or harmful sweeteners. Significant research has recently revealed many negative issues with the ever popular whey protein.
Available in 2.2lb bags of Chocolate, Vanilla or Natural flavour. $60 plus HST

Please contact us to order at

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Upcoming Nutritional Cooking Classes

Hi Everyone,

We've got some great upcoming cooking classes that can really assist those that are struggling with what to eat on a daily basis and with routine food prep.

Our cooking classes are a "realistic" type of class with the goal of teaching recipes that can and should be used on a weekly basis. In our opinion, many cooking class recipes are geared towards a "fancier is better" approach. These type of classes can be fun to do but generally don't help provide staple, weekly recipes for fat loss.

If you would like to learn easy and realistic recipes for fat loss, these classes are well worth your time and investment. You will leave this class with easy nutrition info as well as simple, delicious meals and snacks

Both will be held at our cooking facility at Clarington's Wellness Path in Bowmanville.

Tasty Snacks for Fat Loss
Saturday, September 29/12
10am - 1pm
$50 plus HST

Quick and Healthy Meals for Fat Loss
Saturday, October 27
10am - 1pm
$60 plus HST

Email me at to register or with any questions. If there is a particular topic you are interested in, please let us know and we will incorporate into the class.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Fall Outdoor Boot Camp

We're excited to be starting our Fall outdoor Boot Camp. We should have great Fall weather for some hard outdoor training. We've moved the sessions to an earlier time slot to adjust for the loss of daylight.

Take advantage of your new Fall schedule and work hard for 6 weeks!

Sessions are based on serious fat burning, core work, intervals, metabolic boosting and more!

Here are the details;

Dates: September 10 to October 22/12 (12 sessions - no session on Oct 8)

Days: Monday and Wednesdays

Time: 6:15pm to 7:15pm

Locations: Will vary to provide variety

Cost: $130 plus HST

Please email us to register or with any questions.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Healthy Product Recommendation

We pride ourselves in recommending products that we feel are the best on the market and will genuinely benefit our clientele.

As a side note, we do not distribute MLM (Multi-Level Marketing or 'pyramid') based products. We choose our products based on a need or trends we see in our clients.

Most people we speak to are severely deficient in dark leafy greens and thus phyto-nutrients, antioxidants and trace minerals. In simple terms - people need to consume more dark leafy greens!

Veggies are an alkaline food. Human blood needs to be slightly alkaline for max health. Most people are acidic due to a host of lifestyle factors (processed foods, pollutants, poor quality water) that promote acidity in the blood.

A product that we HIGHLY recommend is Ormus Greens...

The purpose of adding a greens drink to your diet is to increase alkalinity, fight toxins, add probiotics to assist digestion and add a strong punch of anti-oxidants to promote health.

About Ormus Supergreens....

•A pure probiotic food cultured in the greens themselves with no powdered probiotics added.

•Non-GMO, and gluten free.

•Sunwarrior Ormus Supergreens uses a pattented cold-drying process which protects the heat-sensitive bioactive components and phyto-nutrients, making a superior raw, green superfood beverage that is both alive and bio-available.

•Produced in the United States, carefully controlled and monitored for purity and organic compliance.

•Sunwarrior Ormus Supergreens are some of the best tasting greens on the planet.

Ormus Greens are available for $60 plus HST for a 1 pound bag

We place orders for our recommended products every 4-6 weeks. Please contact me to order at

Friday, August 3, 2012

Pam's Story plus Before and After Pictures

A huge congratulations to Pam on her incredible transformation! Wow!

It's been a pleasure to watch Pam transform literally before my eyes over the last year. She was incredibly consistent with her attendance and although I pushed her, I could see her pushing herself as her conditioning improved.

Changes of this magnitude do not happen without a major lifestyle change. The exercise will only take people so far. It takes a combination of proper eating, stress management and mental approach on top of the physical exercise. In short - it takes commitment.

Pam used a combination of a Live in Motion Corporate Boot Camp 2 x per week, a Paleo eating plan as well as additional exercise to make her transformation. She hopes her story can inspire others to do the same.

Here is Pam's story;

Where do I begin? Well, let me address that dreaded “before” picture of me. It’s the picture that really started the weight loss and exercise ball rolling for me. I struggled with my weight in my early 30’s due to inactivity, commuting long distances, long work days and the dreaded couple pounds a year gain. I decided it was time for more than one change in my life and made a wonderful career choice that would reduce my long work hours and commute plus encourage and support a healthy work environment. I joined Ontario Shores in September 2010 and shortly after I was visiting my brother and sister-in law and she took the “before” picture of me. I was absolutely horrified at the size and shape of myself, let alone the fact I almost didn’t even recognize myself because my face had become so distorted due to weight gain. I vowed right then and there I would lose the weight and never look like that again! My sister encouraged me to not delete the photo from my phone but to use it as a reminder when I needed encouragement as to why I was making different lifestyle changes.

Ontario Shores really promotes a healthy lifestyle for patients and employees. This afforded me absolutely no excuses not to make these changes. I also had a colleague who mentioned that she attended boot camp and personal training in Bowmanville with Live in Motion. I was extremely intimidated by “boot camp” as I felt the only physical strength I had was being able to jog a little bit.

She assured me that I would enjoy Jason’s humour, encouragement and support and that I could work at my own pace and not feel intimidated. My peer spoke with Jason and our Wellness Coordinator to organize an after work boot camp trial for a few of us who were interested.

A year later of boot camp twice a week and I’m proud to say I feel strong and am in better shape than I was in my 20’s. My love for exercise has increased and it is now something I can’t live without. I’ve never been bored with Jason’s boot camp and love the fact that it becomes a social outlet through some really good laughs or a bit of spirited competitiveness.

I would highly recommend Jason from Live in Motion. I would encourage you to join one of Jason’s boot camps or even get enough people together to start one at work like we did!! Don’t feel embarrassed, discouraged or intimidated. If I can do it with the help of Jason and now be addicted to exercise, then so can you!! Thanks again Jason for providing your community with a great service!


Monday, July 9, 2012

Trained Hard For Their Wedding...

Congrats to our good friends and clients Kris and Marie-Lou Meawasige. Both trained hard and stayed disciplined in the months before the wedding and it shows!

Great job guys!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Having Trouble Losing Weight? Check Your Sleep Patterns!

More and more info has been reaching the fitness industry about the effects of proper sleep on weight loss.

Most new clients that we see that are struggling to lose weight have poor sleep patterns, along with other lifestyle habits that need changing.

Your body needs proper deep sleep to function. If you are struggling to lose weight, check your sleep patterns!

Check out these statistics on sleep patterns;

1) On average we sleep 1-2 hours less per night than 40 years ago

2) Helsinki Health Study 2010 - short sleep (less than 5 hours per day) associated with major weight gain in women

3) Mice exposed to light at night tend to eat more at night and gain more weight, even if total calories are the same as placebo mice.

4) Quebec en Forme project - short sleep duration is the STRONGEST predictor of overweight and obesity in adults and children. More than inactivity, TV watching, alcohol intake, income and education, parental obesity. (Chaput et al, Obesity 2009)

5) Even acute periods of short sleep are associated with increased caloric intake...

*One night of 4hrs of sleep in young men resulted in +559 kcal intake over the following day vs. 8 hrs sleep.
(Brandel et al, Am J Clin Nutr 2010)

6) Increasing sleep also associated with reduced fat gain in adult short sleepers (< 6 hrs/day) over 6 years...

*Increase from 6 to 7.5 hrs/night = 2.4kg less fat mass gained vs. those who maintained short sleep.
(Chaput et al, Int J Obes 2011)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Yoga 101 Workshop

Yoga provides many benefits - focus, deep breathing, stress relief, flexibility, strength and inner peace.

Many clients we speak with are interested in getting involved with Yoga but are unsure where to start. It can be intimidating to simply walk into a Yoga class having never tried one before.

Live in Motion is offering a 90 minute "Yoga 101" workshop to assist those that would like to get involved with Yoga and learn some basics first.

What you will learn - poses that are most common in classes, proper alignment and breathing techniques.

When - Monday, May 28th from 6:30pm - 8pm

Where - Clarington's Wellness Path in Bowmanville

Please email me at for more details or to register.

We look forward to introducing you to the wonderful practice of Yoga.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Whitby Corporate Boot Camp

Our corporate fitness programs have become a staple at businesses throughout Durham.

Simply put corporate fitness is a winning situation for everyone...

Participants train 2 x per week either on their lunch hour or directly after work. This eliminates the dreaded scheduling conflict. It is much easier to make exercise a priority when you do not need to go home first. We all need exercise to stay healthy, control weight and combat stress. Why not make it as convenient as possible?

Corporations benefit from having healthier and happier employees. Everyone wins.

A big thanks to all the participants at our OS Corporate Boot Camp who have put so much time and effort into staying committed over the last year...

Slaloming the trees to warm-up....

Push ups combined with medicine ball chases/slams. Conditioning, strength and fat burning...

Side medicine ball throws with partner catch and squat. Making the time efficient....

Medicine ball sit ups with partner catch and shoulder press...

Sprints to rev up the metabolism...

Traveling jump squats, always a 'favorate'

Not sure if Diane or Daphne jumped higher?

Training hard and having a great time!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Alot of nuts....

Client orders for organic nuts, dried fruit, coconut products etc. have arrived! Raw, healthy and high quality.

Great to see our clients 'thinking outside the box' and looking at alternate food sources over the grocery store...

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Live In Motion Charity Road Hockey Team - Players Needed

Here's the lowdown...

I'm 38 - I don't get to play road hockey anymore, and I'm not pleased about it. We hit a certain age where we just don't get to play. It's not like we can walk up to a group of neighborhood kids and say "Hey Dudes, can I play too?" Besides most of them are sitting in front of their TV's playing Call of Duty anyway.

I've talked to many other guys about the good old road hockey days. We all complain that we miss it and swap stories of our glory days in our childhood neighborhoods. I'm pretty sure I am still the highest scoring player in the history of Concord Place in Burlington, Ontario road hockey from July 1981, but I don't like to brag.

Well, It's time to play again. Live in Motion is entering a team (maybe 2) in the Big Brothers Big Sisters BIG 3-on-3 Road Hockey Tournament. Just to clarify - we will be in the 18 plus division.

I'm in the process of becoming a Big Brother and would like to help out the organization. We all understand the value of helping a charity - no need to explain here.

Here's the details;

Date: Sat, May 12
Location: Bowmanville
Time: Games start at 9:15am
Division: 18 plus
Cost: $25 per player ($150 per team - max of 6 players per team)

Please email me at if you are interested in joining this elite squad of snipers.

Note - it is encouraged that players wear gloves, helmets, jocks etc. We'll also have to find some goalie gear - and a goalie for that matter.

So far Team#1 is...

1) Me (Jason)
2) Kris Meawasige "The Nunavut Warrior"
3) Jason "Just Do It" Nike
4) Adam "Habs Fan" Holt
5) Matt "Married Madman" Bryan

Monday, April 16, 2012

Next Cooking Class - Sat, May 5th. Quick and Tasty Meals for Fat Loss

One of the biggest factors in losing fat and staying lean is the consistency of proper meal intake. When we speak with clients this is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) challenges.

If you evaluate your week in terms of healthy meal consistency, how many meals did you miss? How many were not conducive to fat loss? How many made you feel lethargic, tired, bloated?

Our advice to clients is to learn to prepare two healthy meal recipes. If you've got 20-30 mins to whip up something healthy and tasty, nobody wants to consult a recipe book and turn the whole thing into a production. Once you can do two in your sleep, learn another two and so on.

Our Quick and Tasty Meals for Fat Loss class is designed to teach SIMPLE meals that can become staples for health, energy and fat loss.


Saturday, May 5th from 10am to 1pm

Location; Clarington's Wellness Path in Bowmanville

Cost is $65 which includes cost of food and recipe book. Bring a child under 18 for $25.

Please email me at to register. This class is a small group format with room for 8 participants.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Healthy Chocolate Pudding


This highly nutritious dessert/snack will kill chocolate and sugar craving plus provide a huge dose of anti-oxidants, healthy fats and vitamin C.

It’s quick to make and tastes amazing!


2 avocados – peeled and pitted
1 – 2 bananas (to taste)
¼ to 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (to taste)
2 tablespoons natural honey
3/4 can of coconut or almond milk (to desired thickness)

Optional - 1 to 2 scoops of high quality chocolate protein powder

Don't let the avocados scare you off. This recipe will taste pretty much like chocolate pudding!

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Place in fridge and allow to set.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Pics from 'Healthy Snacks for Fat Loss' on March 31

Many thanks to all those that attended our 'Healthy Snacks for Fat Loss' class on Sat, March 31 - Mark, Janine, Phil, Jason, Lynn, Patsy, Victoria, Jeremy and Katie. We appreciate you taking the time out of your weekend to make the effort to attend. We sincerely hope you benefited from the class and walked away with some valuable info.

The Nutritional Cooking component of our business has been steadily growing over the last couple of years and we are excited about the progress. We attribute this growth to a few factors;

*people are realizing that cooking is a skill that needs to be learned
*participants are seeking healthy alternatives to traditional junk food
*modern lifestyle is busy and we are all seeking ways to be in and out of the kitchen quickly
*we are more aware of manipulative marketing techniques by food companies and want more options
*those seeking greater health, energy and focus realize that fitness in only 1 component and healthy eating and cooking must be learned for max results

Thanks to Nancy at The Wellness Path for a great facility...

I've got a knife and I'm not afraid to use it...

It was $25 for a child under 18, however we let this one sneak in free of charge...

Most of the recipes for this class were designed for nutritional value and to kill cravings for sweet, savoury, chocolate etc.

Chocolate Avocado Pudding...

Making up some almond balls.....

Caveman Cookies...

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Tamari Sauce. Kills salt cravings and are very high in glutamic acid for prostate health...

Diggin the spicy almonds...

Lisa - fired up as usual...

Mark prepping a snack before his shift as an English taxi driver....

Janine - busted for not paying attention!

See you next month! Next class is Sat, April 28th - Fast Meals for Fat Loss. Please email me to reserve your spot if interested.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Nutritional Cooking Class - Sat, March 31

We are hosting one of our most popular classes called "Healthy Snacks for Weight Loss."

The most often asked question we get is "What can I snack on?"

Learn how to kill cravings, make quick and high nutrient snack foods, prep great snacks for your kids and start eliminating the excess junk from your diet that leads to weight gain.

Our goal is to teach you fast recipes that can become staples in your household.

Date: Sat, March 31
Time: 10am to 1pm
Location: Wellness Path Bowmanville
Cost: $60 (this includes the cost of your food)
*bring a child under 16 for $25*

This is a small group class of 6-8. Please email is at to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A Fast and Healthy Treat - Superfood Protein Fudge

Everyone raves about this recipe. It is a nutrient dense version of chocolate peanut butter fudge. It is full of healthy fats, anti-oxidants and protein. It has no refined sugar yet will help kill sugar cravings. It is quick to make and excellent to take with you. Enjoy!


> 1 can of coconut milk (full fat version)
> 1 bar of unsweetened chocolate (try to find 100% cacao but 70-80% will do the trick)
> 1-1 1/2 cups of natural peanut butter (to taste)
> ½ cup chopped raw almonds (optional)
> ½ cup chopped raw pecans (optional)
> 2 scoops vanilla or chocolate protein powder
> 4 tablespoons oat bran
> 2 tablespoons ground flax (optional)
> 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
> a small amount of natural honey or maple syrup can be added for sweetness. Use only a little to keep sugar content low

1) Pour coconut milk and vanilla extract into a saucepan over VERY LOW heat. Break chocolate into chunks and add to mixture. Add peanut butter and stir continuously until mixture is a smooth consistency.

2) Add protein powder, oat bran, nuts and ground flax and continue stirring until smooth. If mixture becomes too dry add small amount of coconut milk.

3) Pour into a glass dish and transfer into fridge. Allow to cool until solid (3-4 hours) and cut into squares.

Use small squares of this recipe to kill cravings and to provide energy and nutrients.