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natalie  // Posts published by natalie

17 Feb Posted by in Boot Camp | Comments

Natalie’s Running Tips – Experiencing Aches and Pains – Part 2

Natalie’s Running Tips – Experiencing Aches and Pains – Part 2

Many runners question when it’s best to use ice and when to use heat: Ice is best if used immediately after the injury has occurred, when there is swelling and when the area is painful to move.  Applying ice will cause numbness and reduce pain.  Ice also constricts blood vessels and minimizes the inflammation response […]

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12 Jan Posted by in Healthy Eating | Comments

Exercising and Eating Better

Exercising and Eating Better

The fact that energy creates energy so that when you’re tired, the best thing to do is move your body and you instantly start to feel better. Your stomach shrinks so that as you start to eat healthier and control your portions, you will be satisfied on a smaller amount of food making it easier […]

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13 Sep Posted by in Boot Camp | Comments

Natalie’s Running Tips – Experiencing Aches and Pains – Part 1

Natalie’s Running Tips – Experiencing Aches and Pains – Part 1

Running While You Experience Aches and Pains – Part 1 Even if you do everything right, sometimes you still experience nagging aches and pains during your training program.  So what should you do if you find yourself in pain? Running is a high-impact sport and unfortunately, you may be forced to deal with the symptoms […]

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21 Aug Posted by in Healthy Eating | Comments

Healthy Kale Quinoa Patties

Healthy Kale Quinoa Patties

Recently my friend Tanis brought me a nice yummy snack for lunch and I fell in love with them!  So I made them for my family and everyone loved them as much as I did, now I’m sharing it with you!! This recipe uses kale but I used spinach and it was very yummy. I […]

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05 Aug Posted by in Healthy Eating | Comments

Garden Fresh Veggies & Herbs

Garden Fresh Veggies & Herbs

I love this time of the year when my garden is full of fresh veggies, garlic, fruits and herbs! Last night I decided to make funky spaghetti, I found it a few years ago doing a google search and it’s a great way to use up fresh cherry tomatoes and basil that has overgrown all […]

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30 May Posted by in Healthy Eating | Comments

Natalie’s Quick Tip Nutrition Guide

Natalie’s Quick Tip Nutrition Guide

Does your on-the-run diet need a tune up? A fast paced family life can sabotage our very best intentions for eating healthy and getting more in tune with our bodies. Here are a few simple tips that are easy to implement, starting today. Eat Breakfast! Skipping breakfast can make it more difficult to control both […]

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Get To Know Me!

Get To Know Me!

Hello! My name is Natalie Veras, and I’ve been an active personal trainer since 2010. About Me:   I believe that everyone, regardless of age or present physical condition deserves to feel vibrant and enjoy the freedom of movement.  I design lessons to meet the specific needs of each of my clients, ensuring that they get […]

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30 Mar Posted by in Boot Camp | Comments

Around the Bay 30K

Around the Bay 30K

Today was my big race of 2014 so far ~ Around the Bay 30k!! Drove down to Hamilton with Dee and Ashley in her car.  Great to see so many people and familiar faces. The race started off well with the sun breaking through the clouds and not much wind.  It was so great running […]

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19 Jan Posted by in Boot Camp | Comments

Chickpea Cookies

Chickpea Cookies

By popular demand, here is the chickpea cookie recipe!! They are great post workout or just as a snack!  These healthy cookies can be made with sunflower butter if your kids have allergies or want to take them to school.  You can also substitute regular chocolate chips with vegan friendly. My boot camp ladies love […]

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17 Jan Posted by in Boot Camp | Comments

Juicing

Juicing

Second Entry of my Blog!! Please let me know what you would like to see here and I will try my best to help everyone. I’ve been juicing a lot this week and feel so awesome!! This is a Beginner Green Juice Recipe Ingredients 3 apples 4 celery (large stalks) 1/4 piece of ginger 1/2 […]

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