Diets Don’t Work! Fads WON’T Work! Non-Food NEEDS to go! Calories DON’T count! Weight DOESN’T matter!

JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, JIMMY LESAGE’S NEW BOOK.

New Life Hiking Spa’s 40 Years of Authentic Wellness

now available on AMAZON and Balboa Press! Purchase on line here now.

Product Description

“In the Green Mountains of Central Vermont is the New Life Hiking Spa, owned and operated by Jimmy LeSage for forty consecutive years. New Life is a program that helps guests awaken themselves to the power of nutrition and fitness. New Life is Jimmy’s forum for including guests on his four-decade journey to authentic wellness. Jimmy shares that journey’s wisdom by assisting guests to translate their New Life experience into their own lifestyle upon return home. Jimmy’s own journey and the impressive body-spirit changes in New Life guests give Jimmy much of relevance to impart about our prospects for well-being as we consider our lifestyle and relationship with food.

Health, fitness, wellness, and quality of life have become such big news that any reasonable understanding is not only confusing. It is downright difficult. At New Life, and now in this presentation, Jimmy travels with you to assure that you will differentiate meaningfully between passing fads and noteworthy trends in wellness.

Jimmy’s journey merits your attention because it, like the well-being it speaks of, is very personal and authentic. We may find that New Life is so personal for Jimmy that it came to pass as much for himself as for all who have or ever will come. New Life has become a laboratory that has endowed Jimmy with a commitment to the healing power of good food and a bit of activity.

Jimmy has transformed New Life into an incubator for practical steps out of the confusion and complication in the bottom-line requirement for existence: food. Jimmy earns your attention because the journey on which he invites you has prepared him thoroughly to inspire you to initiate changes in your own food behaviors.”

Jimmy Lesage, Founder and Director of The New Life Hiking Spa, celebrating its 40th anniversary.

Jimmy to talk about the hiking, the area and good healthy eating. He also debunks some of the old adages about diets out there.

      Diets Don’t Work! Fads WON’T Work! Non-Food NEEDS to go! Calories DON’T count! Weight DOESN’T matter!

Listen to Jimmy Lesage at 3:41 minutes into the radio show.

On this week’s radio show…Vermont…. its vino and stunning heart healthy hiking! New Life Hiking Spa’s 40 years of Authentic Wellness.

Amazing Race Canada Audition Tape

The Wine Ladies Audition For Amazing Race Canada

Amazing Race Canada Audition

Amazing Race Canada Audition

We auditioned for the show, Amazing Race Canada and got really far in the process.

But alas won’t be there to race to the finish line! Please enjoy our audition tape! We had fun making it! Boo Hoo! Do you think we would have been a ok on the show???

The Amazing Race Canada is a reality television competition series that features teams in a grueling race across Canada and the world. The Race is divided into a series of legs and on each leg; teams strive to reach the Pit Stop where they are greeted by the host, Jon Montgomery. During each leg teams receive destination clues and challenges to complete in order to move onto the next task. The first team to cross the finish line wins $500,000 in cash and prizes. This prize is the largest grand prize ever awarded for a Canadian competition series. Commissioned by CTV, The Amazing Race Canada is produced by Insight Productions in association with Bell Media and with the support of Profiles Television.

Amazing Race Canada Audition Tape

The Wine Ladies Audition Tape

Hiking and Fitness Adventure Desert Cliffs Fitness Spa in Utah

The secret ingredients to Reverse Aging.The magic bullet, a certain mushroom? Reverse Aging Clinic.

Danuta Domurad, founder Reverse Aging Clinic.

Danuta Domurad, founder Reverse Aging Clinic.

From Ground To Cup.

What makes Organo Gold products so special?

A little-known ingredient known as Ganoderma. Here’s the story behind this miraculous ingredient, and the mushroom from whence it came…

Coffee parallels with wine in its health benefits, such as protecting ones heart.

 Next up, as wine lovers we often talk about the health benefits of wine. There are  other lifestyle products with similar health benefits and more than once we’ve brought up the subject of coffee. Its parallels with wine as well as some of its health benefits, such as protecting ones heart.

So with our next guest Danuta Domurad, we’ll chat about the health benefits of coffee and tea but not in the way you would expect. Nobel Prize winner in Medicine Dr. Otto Warburg is credited with this discovery.

Fascinating info ahead all this to come with Danuta, who is the founder of her Reverse Aging Clinic. Also with a focus on this “magic bullet…if you will which comes from from a certain mushroom! Now, do we have your attention?

On this week’s radio show…

Discover Washington wines. Make your own wine in time for the holidays. Discover the secret anti aging ingredient and Canada’s most southerly wine region Pelee Island and Pelee Island Winery.

Episode 33

Listen to Danuta Domurad at 46:17 minutes into the show

What are the 3 most important things to keep our body healthy? 

 Alkalinity, detoxing and emotional balance.

 Reverse Aging Clinic takes care of all of them and much more. We offer sophisticated solutions to evaluate your body at the cellular and energy level. We address the issues and the causes of it by finding the source of the issue and we effectively provide solutions that suit each individual.

 Our Quantum Biofeedback Therapy reads the body’s biorhythms then provides feedback to the therapist who can analyze the data. It also provides feedback signals to the body that will bring it back into optimum balance. With the quantum approach we help to release stress, phobia, anxiety, depression, addictions, infections and much more.

We can REVERSE the process of aging. Loving, accepting and forgiving yourself and others is the key to heal.

Natural solutions starting from ion therapy are used in lymphatic pressure massage and reflexology. Our pulsed electromagnetic field technology improves absorption of oxygen and nutrients and allows the cells to function properly. We offer colloidal clay baths to release toxins, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals and more. Our open system Colon Hydrotherapy is a state-of-the-art technology which allows to clean the colon properly. Eliminating acidic food like red meat, dairy, genetically modified grains, alcohol and regular coffee is key. Some of the products that we offer to alkalize your system are our 9.5 pH Kangen water, wheat grass juice and organic Ganoderma Lucidum. Our first grade essential oil product line can replace your household cleaners. We also offer Raindrop Therapies with Essential Oils, Tibetan massage, and sweatonic slimming body wraps. Electro Interstitial Scan (EIS) will be your first step to provide a base line for all our therapies and supplementation. It is a biosensor that measures bio-impedance of the interstitial fluids in the body and is non-invasive.

Start your path to wellness at Reverse Aging Clinic. We offer a membership program and accept extended health benefits. Come and visit us at 2065 Dundas Street East, Unit 101, Mississauga or visit us online at www.reverseagingclinic.ca.

Reverse Aging Clinic

Reverse Aging Clinic

Reverse Aging Clinic

Reverse Aging Clinic

For centuries, Ganoderma Lucidum has been renowned as the “King of Herbs”.

Ganoderma is a product of Reishi mushroom and it has powerful properties. It is an anti-allergen, antioxidant, cardiovascular, immune-modulating, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, inhibition of platelet aggregation, prevention of bronchitis, antiviral, anti-diabetic, and kidney and nerve tonic. It also balances the pH levels in the body and has a regenerating effects on the skin.

TOP 3 Tips to survive the holidays! The Wine Ladies Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions and the year in review!

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

WE want to share with you our Top 10 New year’s Resolutions. So today we thought  we would share with you snippets of a few select interviews we’ve done over the year, a few of our faves and a few that all have one thing in common… and that is offering up specific tips we can all use this holiday season.On everything from how best to cook the big bird,to selecting great value wines, to your spirit of choice and even terrific holiday fashions.
We’re bringing back Chopped Canada winner Chef JohnRoss Woodland for his tips on holiday entertaining, world renown wine journalist Jancis Robinson from the United Kingdom,Jancis talks about wine scores, should we chase these wines, yes or no? Sam Heitner from the Champagne Bureau in Chicago on bubbly…

 Bill Redelmeirer of Southbrook Vineyards here in NOTL,trending now biodynamic wineries, what does that mean?….his was the 1st to be certified in Canada, and finally, last but not least, if you have a penchant for delish premium vodka,Crystal Head, love the blues, great comedy and the movies Ghost Busters, be sure to stay tuned and be entertained once again by our very own Dan Aykroyd.

 

BRAND NEW SHOWS every Monday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 2:00 pmor listen ON DEMAND on line anytime.

Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness

Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness

Personal trainer & nutrition expert Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness shares his
TOP 3 Tips to survive the holidays!

#1 TIP  Pick and choose your food and dining battles!
#2 TIP  Eat more of low impact food and only taste the richer foods!
#3 TIP Reduce your carbohydrate  intake loading up to and Christmas Day!


To learn more tune into this week’s radio show.

Also on the show today, before we get to those brief interview segments…. getting through the holidays leading up to New Years Eve…will that special dress still fit! Or for the guys, will your shirt button… button?  Our fitness guru, personal trainer Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle & Fitness Training will join u and shares his  “3 basic tips/tricks to make sure that it does

Top 10 New Year's Resolutions.

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions.

Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions

1) We will, no matter how painful or arduous, dedicate ourselves to

fulfilling our doctor’s orders of having one glass of red wine per day…
Got to keep the ticker healthy!

2) We promise to never drink any wine before its time!

3) Our new found love for hiking will continue with a promise to scale
another peak, another mountain. Macchu Pichu this year, Angels Landing before… whats next?  Mount Everest,Mount Kilimanjaro anyone?

4) YES!!! Yet another reason to continue to enjoy our red wine! Keep the
Pinot Noir coming, one of the top grapes for “resveratrol” composition!

A glass of red will give you about 640 mg of resveratrol. Resveratrol is a
naturally occurring antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes. Research
has shown that resveratrol can reduce or slow down certain signs of aging.

Let’s pull a Jack Benny, 39 AGAIN! Fill her up… Actually not quite, leave
enough room to swirl, about 1/6 to 1/4 the volume of the glass, depending on
the size of the glass.Swirl,sniff and savour!

5) Discover a new wine, a new grape or a new region at least once a week and
tweet to our friends.

6) Write a book…

7) Continue to explore organic and biodynamic local wines to help reduce our carbon
footprint.

8) We love connecting with fellow wine lovers, enthusiasts and wine novices
around the world, our goal is to try to bring the world of wine together,
one person at a time, one tweet at a time, one sip at a time!

9) This year be a part of the annual Beaujolais Race! We’re working on it…

10) And finally for the Top Ten’s #1 New Year’s Resolution….we promise to
continue to spread our playful approach and wine tasting philosophy to the
most unsuspecting wine aficionado!

Every day presents a new opportunity to be the best we can be, enjoy,
embrace and be challenged. As Oprah says “Cheers to a new year and another
chance for us to get it right”. We’re with you Oprah, live, learn and live
what you learn!

Healthy living, from the plate to the glass to the strong and sexy body!EMERGE Lifestyle and Fitness.

This healthy, speedy BBQ dish, dishes up huge flavour and packs a punch with secret ingredient that keeps you young! Personal trainer and guru Darrin Robinson of EMERGE Lifestyle grills up a super dish that includes a glass of wine too… a skinny wine that delivers big on taste, little in calories!

Personal trainer and guru Darrin Robinson of EMERGE Lifestyle grills up a super dish that includes a glass of wine too

Personal trainer and guru Darrin Robinson of EMERGE Lifestyle grills up a super dish that includes a glass of wine too.

On this week’s radio show…
Healthy living, from the plate to the glass to the strong and sexy body!

BRAND NEW SHOWS every Monday at 10:00 am and Wednesday at 2:00 pm
or listen ON DEMAND on line anytime.

On this weeks radio show “getting the skinny” on skinny low cal wines. A huge trend we are seeing these days.We’ll be chatting with  brand manager Sarah  Ripley for Skinny Grape wines, plus getting the dish on delish healthy recipes with Personal trainer, Performance Nutrition Specialist and Chef, Darrin Robinson.

Darrin is our personal trainer and founder of EMERGE Lifestyle and Fitness Training who says,thank -god,yes, to a glass of wine is  A-OK from time to time.

And also joining the three of us, in the 2nd half of the show Michael Ryan Thibodeau, Michael is the CEO of Fitness STAR International an incredible fitness oriented organization that also hosts competitions for all ages!  Of which Darrin is the Head Judge and Vice President.

And finally in our last segment, calling in from California, we focus back on the grape. Paul Novak, CEO of the company WholeVine, where the pomace is turned into an array of golden nutritional foods…hmm hmm… .BE sure to stay with us, so much coming up this hour.


Canada’s first low calorie wine is here

It’s bursting with flavour that’s nothing short of fabulous! At only 80 calories per glass (142 mL), you can really have it all! Available in 4 amazing varietals – Chardonnay,Shiraz, Pinot Grigio and Rosé. These low-calorie wines pair beautifully with your favourite foods and still fit perfectly into health and calorie conscious lifestyles. Now you can have your cake, and a glass of wine too!

WholeVineTM Culinary Grapeseed Oil

Don’t confuse our oils with ones you’ve used in the past.

Welcome to a new kind of grape seed oil that we call our “culinary” oil because it imparts natural flavor character to your favorite dishes. All WholeVine grapeseed oils are crafted pure, so there’s no need for refining. Each has a distinguishable varietal character, in the same way that wine’s character can be distinguished by varietal.

Joining the three of us, in the 2nd half of the show Michael Ryan Thibodeau.

Michael is the CEO of Fitness STAR International an incredible fitness oriented organization that also hosts competitions for all ages!

Di Bernardino Pecorino 2013, Georgia’s Wine Pick.

Domaine Le Grand Retour Plan de Dieu 2011, Susanne’s Wine Pick.

Darrin Robinson

Can a bottle of wine shape your arms, just in time for summer?Our personal trainer says it can be done!

How can a bottle of wine shape your arms, just in time for summer? Our personal trainer says it can be done! Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness shows us how, check it out here.

Darrin says…no excuse for flabby arms and shoulders for summer.

If you don’t belong to a gym or own any weights, not to worry here’s an alternative that really works! 3 easy steps to supreme shoulders just in time for the halter dress! And for you guys out there get those delts going, nothing sexier than strong, shapely arms!

 For more great tips follow DARRIN @EmergeLifestyle on Twitter or Like him on FACEBOOK Fan Page

With Darrin Robinson

With Darrin Robinson

It is time to Emerge with Darrin…Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training. The Wine Ladies get in shape!

 

Darrin Robinson is the founder of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training located in our hometown of Oakville.

It is time to Emerge with Darrin…Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training. The Wine Ladies get in shape!

Our fitness journey with Darrin Robinson of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training

With Darrin Robinson Day #1 Training begins! Our 90 day transformation.Check out the H2O in our signature wine glasses!

With Darrin Robinson Day #1 Training begins! Our 90 day transformation.Check out the H2O in our signature wine glasses!

With Darrin Robinson Day #1 Training begins! Our 90 day transformation.Check out the H2O in our signature wine glasses!

We love our job as “The Wine Ladies” and appreciate every day and all that it brings.  Fabulous, entertaining and interesting people and places, incredible wines and spirits and delicious and diverse foods from around the world…. all make up our daily diet for life!

Yes, we know… it’s a tough life…. but believe it or not, this amazing lifestyle definitely has a few major challenges too!

The major snag in all of this is…. the challenge to maintain a healthy balance, an abundance of energy and a healthy body!  A fit strong body with enough lean body mass to allow us to indulge in all of the above.

The last couple of years have definitely become more of a struggle. We recognized that we needed to take some kind of action but what? And that’s where Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training comes in… and so does super personal trainer/nutritionist and author/ Darrin Robinson.

Darrin Robinson is the founder of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training located in our hometown of Oakville.

A quick visit to his studio, a thirty minute chat and learning Darrin’s philosophy that we “can bid adieu to our treadmill and stair master”…is all we needed. “We are in, when do we get started?”

Oh and the testimonials and before and after posters of a few of his clients.... well those helped too.

Oh and the testimonials and before and after posters of a few of his clients…. well those helped too.

Oh and the testimonials and before and after posters of a few of his clients…. well those helped too.

Our individual food plan... key is planning ahead!

Our individual food plan… key is planning ahead!

Our individual food plan… key is planning ahead!

In a nutshell, Darrin says “the goal is to achieve a certain level of fitness, a reasonable percentage of lean body mass that will allow you to indulge guilt-free, in whatever strikes your fancy whether it be in a glass or on a plate… or both!

It has been two weeks since we had our preliminary consult with “kick-@#5$* Darrin. Our goals are a little different but the journey is the same.

My goal, Georgia is to rid myself of these skinny legs and put on some serious muscle!

My goal, Georgia is to rid myself of these skinny legs and put on some serious muscle!

My goal, Georgia is to rid myself of these skinny legs and put on some serious muscle!

I’ve been on an extended hiatus from working out and its definitely time to hit the weights… “not the treadmill or the bike “ says Darrin, but weights… that’s what you need to achieve a place of fitness and body composition that will allow you to enjoy those amazing foods and wines guilt FREE! Really? Guilt FREE?

As for me, Susanne, I am ready to be the best that I can be. Super strong, fit and looking FF (#oxo%%4* FABULOUS!!!). 

As for me, Susanne, I am ready to be the best that I can be. Super strong, fit and looking FF (#oxo%%4* FABULOUS!!!).

As for me, Susanne, I am ready to be the best that I can be. Super strong, fit and looking FF (#oxo%%4* FABULOUS!!!). 

To be able to slip on an outfit and it looks just right. No fuss, no bother.   Confident everytime. My goal is to be at about 15-20% body fat! Hey I might even apply for a Fitness Model  competition too. Lets see where this adventure takes me.

Be sure to look for our weekly posts of “Darrin says”, little golden nuggets of knowledge that will help us in our quest to meet our goals”

1.Darrin says…. too often we think about sacrificing certain foods when trying to get get fit or lose a few pounds… why not think about what your fit body is sacrificing to eat those foods instead?

2. Darrin says…. Eat frequently….

3.Darrin says…. Post workout shakes. It’s very important to feed your muscles within an hour after finishing your workout.You require a quickly absorbed protein and quickly absorbed high GI simple carb. At Emerge each client is given a custom post workout shake with whey protein and a dextrose based carb source to ensure rapid recover for our client’s muscles.Stay tuned for our progress results o Monday Nov 25th, 2013!

It is important to eat frequently, but not too frequently! Six meals a day is the way to go, eating every 21/2 – 3 hours. More often than and your body will never get the chance to tap into your “reserve tank”. Why is this important? Think of what you eat as going into two tanks… in the first tank the calories are used for your dietary needs/calories,  while in the second your “reserve tank” these calories are storing fat. If you continuously are dumping calories in your dietary tank, your body will never get an opportunity to tap into the “reserve tank” and use up those calories  that are storing fat. Bottom line, eat often, not too often, use up the appropriate calories from both tanks for optimal fat burning, weight loss and overall health fitness

Darrin you see has the formula, once you reach a certain level/degree of fitness many of those calories get cheated, they have very little affect on your body, because your body is equipped to metabolize, metabolize, metabolize! We still have to be reasonable,  although “The Wine Lady” reasonable might be slightly skewed, if you get our drift!

Darrin has so much valuable info to share, we really would like to share some of his tips with you. This guy rocks! Every week we will share a little bit of our journey with you as we strive to each of our individual goals! We have our eyes on the prize…

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We don’t mind sharing…. if you would like to book a consultation with Darrin contact him directly.

November 11th, 2013; 1st Progress Report.

Two weeks into our Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness program with Darrin, our stories are not alike…

For me, Georgia  my first progress today report put a smile on my face! With a little increase in muscle and a reduction of fat! Darrin is pleased, but with slight reservation! Darrin says… the goal was not necessarily to lose pounds (which I did, unceremoniously) but to  gain lean body mass and reduce my percentage body fat. Although I did that too, almost a full pound of muscle, Darrin says “if you are not consuming your quota of good fats and carbs accordingly, your results will be slower and/or compromised”.  My mandate this week, to pay more attention to consuming the required healthy fat quota of the program, incorporating the 3-6-9- essential fatty acids, easily done when the Omega 3-6-9- oil is used for salads, veggies etc). “Make sure you eat those calories Georgia, as dictated in your tailor-made individual program”. Seven days from now, the callipers will make a comeback. I am feeling good! Stay tuned… will the scale tip downward to Darrin’s chagrin or will the “skinny-#$%$# arms and legs gain some strength and tonality? I will do my part, hopefully the body parts will cooperate.

Now as for  me, Susanne… to be truthful I was a little bit disappointed in my results INITIALLY…I am still stuck on the master in the bathroom the bleep bleep bleep scale… I only lost 1 lb in 2 weeks! With years of yo yo dieting my metabolism is a lot slower than my sister Georgia who lost 3lbs!!!! But all is not lost, the good news is I also put on 2 lbs of muscle. This will help speed up the metabolism .

To be truthful on this plan I am not hungry at all and was skipping a few of the protein drinks and some of the 6 mini meals required every day. A big no no… so this week I will be much more diligent with the food plan. The good news is I can already fit into my leather pants that have been way toooooo small for many years. Just in time to, because leather pants are back in style!

November 25th, 2013; 2nd Progress Report.
Darrin Robinson and Georgia.

Darrin Robinson and Georgia.

For me Georgia…Over the last nine months or so leading up to my knee surgery this bod of mine has taken a serious hiatus from working out. The affects of that are plain to see…long, skinny, whimpy legs, with very little muscle… oh come on, how bad can it be you might ask? Pretty bad… one of the major wake-up calls happened when I was getting a spray tan for a fashion show. After I came out of the cubicle I noticed a bunch of white lines around my knee cap area. “What happened here I ask the owner? Oh, it’s not the tanning equipment, you just don’t have any muscle there, so the spay couldn’t access that area…you really should work on that! Yikes, thanks, now that bites!
And lets not even go to the other long, thin extremities, my arms!
Alas, four weeks into working at Emerge, I feel like I am beginning to Emerge! I have gained 2 pounds of lean body mass and am leg pressing 360 pounds! Wahoo! And my skinny arms… well lets just say I got quite a few compliments on a “small bulging bicep at a recent event!

Thanks Darrin, I am slowly starting to feel a little like my old self again… and who knows the way things are going I may not need that second surgury on the other knee. Fingers crossed! .. legs and toes!

Darrin Robinson and Susanne.

Darrin Robinson and Susanne.


For me Susanne….How does one measure happiness? One of the ways is by going through your closet and trying on things that have been gathering dust for quite some time. Trying them on
and lo and behold they fit! This has been my delightful experience this past week.
Just 3 weeks and 3 days into my physical transformation I am down 8.5 lbs of fat and up 5lbs of lean muscle mass! It truly is incredible.
I have been dedicated to the cause and have my eyes on the prize… wearing a bikini in Barbados in early January. Its been a few years to be sure! I’ll even post a picture lol. The workouts and the food plan have been great. My only real challenge has been the omission of wine from my diet for NOW only… soon to be reintroduced once I have achieved my goals
Here Darrin uses calipers on 4 body areas to measure my results! Darrin thank you for your encouragement, friendship, sense of humour and giving me this 
wonderful gift!
December 13th, 2013; 3rd Progress Report.
Darrin Robinson and Georgia.

Darrin Robinson and Georgia.

For me Georgia…
EMERGING…. with definition! So thrilled with my results so far after just 6 weeks with our awesome trainer Darrin over at EMERGE Fitness. Progress report #3. I am feeling a transformation happening.  Starting off just 6 weeks ago with very little muscle, feeling a little “broken” I remember calling it, Darrin promised if I followed the program we would start to see “ripples”  and a gain in muscle and strength pretty quickly. It’s actually been an enjoyable experience… the “diet” or way of eating Darrin tailor-made for me  is very, very palatable! And the workouts are challenging but also an hour I truly look forward to. Darrin’s expertise, his personality and sense of humour ( he did do a little stand-up comedy) makes the time fly by, and this “back” view is not too bad… Next goal… to work on my “stilts” !
Darrin Robinson and Susanne.

Darrin Robinson and Susanne.

For me Susanne…
Just finished up our 6th week of training with my “new best friend” Darrin over at EMERGE! I am ecstatic over my results… 10lbs of fat… count the number of fingers here! GONE and 7 lbs of new muscle is now mine! Overall, the scale shows a loss of about 6 lbs… I have to say the journey has really been a wonderful experience.I am not hungry at all, am enjoying healthy foods and the training although challenging, Darrin has created a program that is challenging for me and fits my physical condition.

We are off to Barbados in January to shoot another episode of The Wine Ladies TV and I know I will be proud to walk the beach!
Merry Christmas from Darrin, Georgia and Susanne

Merry Christmas from Darrin, Georgia and Susanne

We ask Darrin, as The Wine Ladies “vino cheer” is a big part of the holidays! Can you offer us any hints on how we can enjoy without risking losing ground on the progress we have made in the last 7 weeks on our program?

So Darrin says… absolutely! Here are a few tricks of the trade that will allow you to indulge (without going crazy ladies) while still keeping the waistline in check!
Tip #1 If you know you are in for an indulgent evening ahead, plan ahead and cut back on the carbs and the fats thoughout the day. Stick with lean protein choices and plenty of veggies and salad to fill you up..


Tip #2 Stay hydrated before, during and post party time.


Tip #3 Decide ahead of time what your goal is for the holiday season. Do I want to maintain the momentum of losing fat and gaining muscle? Or, do I simply want to maintain my present weight/body composition throughout the holidays and resume my program in the new year? Or do I want to say to heck with it, I am going to enjoy myself, not deny myself (within reason hopefully) and get back on the program in the new year, even if that means taking a few backward steps and re-losing the 4-5 pounds you previously lost. Everybody is different, depending on where you are at this moment any one of the three choices might work for you, but the idea is choose where you are at, and embrace it. Making that mental decision alone will go a long way in your enjoyment of the holiday season. Any if you elect to take option #3, no guilt necessary, enjoy and pick up where you left off… you will get there

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone!

 

Healthy living, from the plate to the glass to the strong and sexy body!EMERGE Lifestyle and Fitness.

Darrin Robinson is the founder of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training located in our hometown of Oakville.

It is time to Emerge with Darrin…Reveal your bare arms for summertime!

 

 

Darrin says…no excuse for flabby arms and shoulders for summer. If you don’t belong to a gym or own any weights, not to worry here’s an alternative that really works! 3 easy steps to supreme shoulders just in time for the halter dress! And for you guys out there get those delts going, nothing sexier than strong, shapely arms!

 

 

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We love our job as “The Wine Ladies” and appreciate every day and all that it brings.  Fabulous, entertaining and interesting people and places, incredible wines and spirits and delicious and diverse foods from around the world…. all make up our daily diet for life!

Yes, we know… it’s a tough life…. but believe it or not, this amazing lifestyle definitely has a few major challenges too!  

The major snag in all of this is…. the challenge to maintain a healthy balance, an abundance of energy and a healthy body!  A fit strong body with enough lean body mass to allow us to indulge in all of the above.

The last couple of years have definitely become more of a struggle. We recognized that we needed to take some kind of action but what? And that’s where Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training comes in… and so does super personal trainer/nutritionist and author/ Darrin Robinson.

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Darrin Robinson is the founder of Emerge Lifestyle and Fitness Training located in our hometown of Oakville.

A quick visit to his studio, a thirty minute chat and learning Darrin’s philosophy that we “can bid adieu to our treadmill and stair master”…is all we needed. “We are in, when do we get started?” 

Oh and the testimonials and before and after posters of a few of his clients…. well those helped too.

Our individual food plan… key is planning ahead!

In a nutshell, Darrin says “the goal is to achieve a certain level of fitness, a reasonable percentage of lean body mass that will allow you to indulge guilt-free, in whatever strikes your fancy whether it be in a glass or on a plate… or both!

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Cheese and wine fat burning? Yes, its true say 4 the Luv of Food! The Wine ladies TV

Georgia and Shannon choose a primo piece of cheese!

Cheese and wine, fat burning? Yes, its true say founders Shannon and Danielle of 4 the Luv of Food ! They say eat what you want and lose body fat without dieting! Get healthy and transform your body!The Wine Ladies TV goes on a shopping expedition at Oak Ridge Food Markets for unpredictable, and healthy food pairings with Canada’s iconic wine, Icewine. What shall we find to pair with the Ice House Winery Icewines?

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Horseback riding in the vineyard, Bodegas Salentein, Argentina, The Wine Ladies TV.

Horseback Riding, Bodegas Salentein, Argentina, The Wine Ladies TV, March 2013.