The Art & Science of Time-Restricted Eating aka. Intermittent Fasting

Time restricted eating is the same as Intermittent Fasting. It is not calorie restriction, although weight loss may occur. It is when you eat all your calories for the day within a certain time frame. Our culture has taught us that grazing, eating all day is smart. Yet, our rate of disease including diabetes, heart [...]


Irritable Bowel Syndrome is not a disease, but rather a condition that affects the function and behaviour of the intestines. Symptoms may include cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas mucus and diarrhea and/or constipation. It is important to understand that IBS does not cause inflammation, permanent damage to the GI tract or an increased risk of [...]

An Incredible Event.

Thanks to everyone that came out to the Yoga, Conversation & Sweet Treats Event yesterday. Thank you for having the conversations with me. I think it is so important these days to start talking more about our health, fitness and overall life stuff. We all work so hard to stay healthy, but our disconnect is [...]

Yoga, Conversation & Sweet Treats

Join me for a unique evening beginning with a cleansing 4o min. of relaxing yin yoga to unwind the body & the mind. During class, we will discuss how specific poses and specific foods assist our body in our own natural detoxification and cleansing process. Why this process is necessary to heal leaky gut, improve [...]

Yogacore Training @ Jim’s Gym Mondays @ 10 am

Yogacore Classes with Connie Oliwa Yogacore is a functional core and infused yin/yang yoga training program designed to build strength, endurance, and flexibility all in one workout. This is a small group training and all levels are welcome regardless of your current fitness level. Modifications are given. Mondays @ 10 am Jim's Gym Parksville starts [...]

Eat. Move. Live.

Eat.Move.Live is a customized lifestyle program designed for you to improve your overall strength, flexibility, energy, and vitality regardless of your current fitness level and health. Eat.Move.Live. EAT… Many of our health issues, lack of energy and vitality, pre-diabetes, thyroid issues, hormonal fluctuations, brain fog, digestive issues and high stress (cortisol levels) may be reduced by reviewing [...]

Private & Small Group Training

After spending the past ten years playing in the snow and working with clients in Whistler, BC, I am going to the beach. Returning to Vancouver Island, to the beautiful community of Parksville. I look forward to meeting and working with many of you thru volunteering, fundraising and my fitness and nutrition programs. Looking to improve [...]

Your Fall Recipe Book is NOW AVAILABLE

12 Simple, nutrient-rich recipes are now ready to be enjoyed by you. I decided to create a monthly recipe book to save us time from having to search for meal ideas. These beautiful recipe books are so easy to use. Each month purchase your book, pick 3 or 4 or more recipes and enjoy healthy [...]

Be The Strongest Version of Yourself Today

We live in a World of success and failure. We win or we lose. We are happy or we are sad. We are up then we are down.Although this is true in many ways, it only becomes who we are, if we allow it to overpower our thoughts and emotions daily.I encourage my Clients to [...]

Should I Hot or Should I Cold?

written by Connie Oliwa, RHN Let us look at some benefits of both hot and cold water. Cold: Stimulates your nerve endings which produce a bit of a kick-start for you. So if you are feeling tired, cranky or lethargic, a cold shower may be the answer. Depression is a hot topic these days that [...]

Our Thyroid and The Metabolism Connection

Our thyroid is a little butterfly-shaped organ located in the neck. I am not discussing the role of it but will say the hormones it releases control our metabolism, which is how we use our energy.Our thyroid function manages our:breathingstrengthmenstrual cyclesbody temperaturesweatingfatigueability to tolerate heat/coldjoint and muscle painmood3 Ways To Improve Our Thyroid Function Nutrition: Eliminate or at [...]