Sweat Stories: Melissa Middleton

Sweat Stories: Melissa Middleton

Currently, I'm out in Toronto for my 10 year reunion from Chiropractic school and am both unbelievably grateful for the chance to reconnect with amazing friends, but also stunned that so many years have flown by this quickly!  It's funny how these moments make you reflect on where you're at, and truly, how you're spending those years that pass so fast.

Sweat Stories: Dave Mouland & Lisa Woodward

Sweat Stories: Dave Mouland & Lisa Woodward

My name is David Mouland and I live in Sherwood Park, AB. I've lived in a few cities in Alberta over the years before finally settling in the Edmonton area for the past 9 years. I spent the first 21 years of my life in rural Springdale, Newfoundland with stints in St. John's a couple of times as most Newfoundlanders do at some point in their lives. In October 2000, I moved to Calgary after finding a technology job in my field of work and decided to stay permanently in Alberta.

Sweat Stories: Tasha Bryenton

Sweat Stories:  Tasha Bryenton

I most definitely did NOT fall in love with my first spin class.  Or second. Or third, or fourth…eleventh… yaaa, we’re going to call it at least a good solid four weeks’ worth of sending my heart into prolonged runs of SVT, constantly thinking “I’m-dying-I-hate-this-why-am-I-here-everything-hurts-I’m-still-dying”, before I started getting maybe, ever-so-slightly, a little bit hooked on spin.  I mean, who doesn’t love that oh-so-metallic taste in your month because your lungs are protesting by flat out exsanguinating on you, right? Right, me too.

Sweat Stories: Kelly Grotkowski

Sweat Stories: Kelly Grotkowski

I should start by saying, I hate cardio. I tried numerous times to become a runner after hearing time and time again how therapeutic it is for some people. It just was not sticking. I even tried spin at my gym and found it challenging to stay focused and motivated. Therefore, I started gravitating towards barre and yoga. Barre, more specifically, really challenged me mentally and physically. The moment I started shaking through a move, I was hooked. So much so, a year after joining I began training to become an instructor at Sculpt Barre.

Sweat Stories: Brianne Higgs

Sweat Stories: Brianne Higgs

It's a few moments before you present a speech for hundreds of people. Your forehead and hands are getting sweaty, you shake a bit with nervousness and your stomach is in knots. You are anxious to stand in front of this crowd. "What if I mess up? What if they make fun of me?" You somehow get through it. As soon as it's over, you find instant relief, maybe even a little high.

Sweat Stories: Pamela Berg

Sweat Stories: Pamela Berg

My name is Pamela Berg and I have a million and one reasons to not workout. The sweatiness. The disruption to my hair washing schedule. The irritation of ruining a perfectly winged liner. More seriously, my busy career, travel and social life always seemed to get in the way of making myself and my health a priority.  Like many of us, I didn’t view exercise as a priority but rather as a luxury; an activity I’d like to do if only I had more time.  It was a personal indulgence that seemed to take me away from meeting work deadlines, watching Scandal and sharing a bottle(s) of wine with the girls.