Friday, January 31, 2014

February 'Trail Love' Contest!

February is here...are you ready to feel the love?

Enter our February 'Trail Love' contest and you could WIN a $50 gift certificate from: 

Here is how it works:
1. Take a photo of your favourite trail...
2. Share it with ELM! Via facebook or email to
3. Vote (get your friends to vote) by liking your fave on ELM's 'Trail Love' pinterest board at


The pic with the most votes by Feb 28th, 2014 wins!  Enter as many of your February trail pics as you like and don't forget to get your friends to vote! 

Grab your camera (or iPhone!), get outside and give us some Trail Love!

Videos: Weekend Inspiration!

It's Friday people!  And the sun is shining to boot!  Here are a few video's to lighten your load and inspire you to tackle your adventures this weekend!  Enjoy!

Check out  'Simmons and Vanderham' in Rocky Mountains most viewed will have you cutting out of work early to hit the trails today!

Banzai Pipeline Winter 2013.  Eric Sterman takes us into the sky and above the break on the North Shore of Oahu.  Amazing video of North Shore surfing from the view of a drone camera.  Even if you have never surfed a wave in your life, you will enjoy the cinematography.

 Mega from behind from Ralf Shupp.  Follow behind the final racer, to witness the carnage from this insane mountain bike race in France.  Thanks to the folks at The Adventure Blog for sharing this one!

'How to be a road biker' from NSMB.  Awesome follow up to their classic 'How to be a mountain biker'.  You must watch these if you spend time on two wheels:).

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Aging and Fitness



Aging is part of life.
We cannot stop our chronological age from progressing year after year. We can, however, slow down the speed of our biological aging through changes to our lifestyle including physical fitness. Working in fitness and health for close to 20 years, I have seen 80 year old’s who are as active and fit as 50 year old’s. I have also seen far too many 50 year old’s acting as if they are 80+ and giving into the negative idea of 'being too old for___' .

Friday, January 24, 2014

Videos: Weekend Inspiration!

Happy Friday!
Whether you are planning to run an ultra, ride with your friends, head up the mountain or get out for a walk with your dog, these videos will provide fuel for your adventures this weekend!  Like the blog?  Feel free to share with your friends!


The worlds fastest trail dog!  If you like will LOVE this video:)  Go Kaia Go!
From NSMB.

A very cold story indeed.  Follow European mountain bikers Ausilia Vistarini and Sebastiano Favaro on their wild journey over the 1800 km (1100 mile) Iditarod trail in the dead of winter.
From  The Adventure Blog.

The Mother - Salomon Running TV. For all of the wild women out there who combine running and motherhood:)  And, perhaps even more so, it is for all of the rest who know one;)


Powpow.  Not just for skiiers, this is a beautiful short film for anyone who appreciates the beauty of winter:)  Take a few minutes to enjoy this one for sure;)
From The Adventure Blog.

Need some training inspiration?  Check out how Anneke Beerten is preparing for her 2014 mountain bike race season.
From mtb4her.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Video: 'The Mother' from Salomon Running TV

Another stellar short film from the evolving Salomon Running TV channel.  They get better and better.  If you are a runner and you aren't subscribing to their YouTube channel then head on over there and sign on right now.

This one, The Mother, is for all of the wild women out there who combine running and motherhood:)  And, perhaps even more so, it is for all of the rest who know one;)


Thursday, January 9, 2014

Open Season at the Gym

Back to work after xmas break for me means a fully booked calendar, assessments and re-asssessments, new goals, new programs and navigating through gyms bursting with ambitious resolutioners, high on powerful 'new year-new you' motivation.  The energy is high, the humidity is up and the contraindicated moves are in full effect!  I love January!

Many years ago I learned to never give advice in the gym unless I have been asked to do so- but this is my blog so I am gonna give some right here lol;)   It's Open Season at the Gym so I thought I would have a little fun with it...don't take me too seriously...but SERIOUSLY!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Video: GoPro Trail Running by Brice Ferre Studio

Check out this short video from Brice Ferre for some beautiful BC trail running inspiration!  Do you have a favourite trail running video?  Let me know so I can share it!

GoPro - Trail Running by Brice Ferre Studio from Brice Ferre - Vancouver Photo on Vimeo.