Smart Phones and Your Health


Are you feeling disconnected? Is your smart phone getting in the way of healthy relationships? What can you do about it? This month, Dr. M talks about technology and how we can use it in a healthier way.


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Construction is underway!

2016 is off to an exciting start at Backfit! Have you seen the progress being made at Backfit’s new home on Cook Street?

You have all been a part of creating the vision for our new facility. We have been listening and gathering your feedback and we are thrilled to announce some of the exciting new features that we know will enhance your Backfit experience.

  • Spa-like environment in decompressionIMG_1426
  • New fitness studio for improving your strength & flexibility
  • New workshop area for LivFit classes & connection groups
  • A contemporary, fresh & airy space with lots of natural light
  • Beautiful architectural design & green initiatives
  • A dedicated parking lot
  • Enhanced services to support your wellness lifestyle!

Stay tuned for more updates on the new Backfit! Opening Summer of 2016!


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Post a picture or video for your chance to win!

Post a picture or video of you telling us why it is important to you to be backfit with the hashtag #IAMBACKFIT .

You will be entered in a draw to win a Singing Bowl Granola Gift Pack. Plus every weekday, 1 person will win a free entry to the Victoria Health show.

The contest runs January 12-January 20, 2016.

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Karmen’s New Years Resolution!

Happy New Year Backfit community!

Karmen’s focus for 2016? Healthy eating through better meal planning! Watch as Karmen shows you how she prepares lunches for the week. Quick and healthy… what could be better?

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Great Expectations

I love the Christmas season… the twinkling lights, the carols, the decorations, the special family traditions and holiday parties. I love it all!

It’s also the season that I find myself creating great expectations. Wanting the perfect tree, finding the perfect gift, creating a beautiful holiday table with the perfect Christmas dinner. Packing in every special holiday event, party, and Christmas movie before December 25th!

The reality? Creating these lofty expectations can often lead to frustration and disappointment when things don’t turn out exactly the way you envisioned them. The endless lists and sleepless nights. Is this really the experience I want to have? Is this the experience I want to create for my family?

I pause to reflect on my greatest desire this Christmas. It’s simple really… to experience joy and gratitude. So how do I create this?

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Let go of expectations. Be in the moment. Create the kind of connection that nourishes the soul.

One of my favourite quotes from Mother Teresa comes to mind…

“Do small things with great love.”

When we are truly present to the people we are with, we demonstrate this kind of love. When we let go of our great expectations and embrace the beautiful, imperfect nature of each moment, this is when we find our greatest joy.

~ Dr. Marissa Bentham

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Why Yoga?


Why is yoga important?

How can it help me?

Do I have to be super flexible?

Dr. Marissa Bentham chats with a yoga instructor about the health and wellness benefits of yoga.


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Pillow Talk with Jim & Karmen!


“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”   -Benjamin Franklin

Ah, yes. So true!

Backfit team member, Karmen, shows you how she puts this philosophy to work in her life. Well done, Jim & Karmen. You’ve inspired us!

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Snack Easy, Snack Healthy


Hey Backfit community! When it comes to healthy eating, we know that taking the time to plan ahead makes all the difference.

Even when we’re eating nutrient-rich meals, we can easily get off track by eating snacks loaded in sugar. Here’s a little inspiration from Dr. Doyle to show you how he prepares for the week ahead!


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