What latest fitness trends are worth your time and money? Where can you find the latest information on health and fitness? In today’s episode, your Move Daily Health Coaches welcome Alyssa Ages and Eme Houser of Momentum Magazine to discuss the latest fitness trends and how to find the ones that could work for you.
Both of these ladies live and breathe the Toronto health & fitness scene, so tune in and let’s separate the wheat from the chaff in this week’s episode!
1:30 – Who is Alyssa Ages?
3:30 – Who is Eme Houser?
6:00 – What is Momentum Magazine?
9:00 – What does a week in health & fitness look like for Alyssa and Eme?
11:25 – Why busy professionals like Eme typically get more out of strength training and less from high-intensity classes
15:35 – Some mobility advice for people who work at desks
16:40 – Why and how Alyssa transitioned from structured competitive training to learning to listen to her body and accept that not competing is ok.
19:30 – We discuss the “need” for competition, and why the most important thing about weight lifting is simply enjoying the process and empowerment of being strong.
21:10 – We talk the pros and cons of the latest trends in health and fitness:
– Group boxing (and the need for counter-balance)
– Prebiotics & probiotics
– Transparency in food labelling; being an informed consumer is so hot right now.
31:00 – We dive into food labels- What should you be looking for?
33:45 – We discuss the benefits of meditation, and how to make it more mainstream.
37:45 – Eme gets a little worked up.
39:15 – We talk about anxiety, and why meditation and mindfulness are the best medicine.
42:50 – Just do what works for you!
44:15 – Eme’s book recommendation:
– Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
45:10 – Alyssa’s book recommendation:
– Setting the table, by Danny Meyer (for anyone in hospitality)
– Touching the Void, by Joe Simpson
46:55 – Alyssa’s non-negotiable self-care tool
47:55 – Eme’s non-negotiable self-care tool
48:30 – We talk about morning routines
50:35 – We poke a little fun at fitness fads
51:45 – Eme & Alyssa give their most important pieces of health advice
53:40 – The importance of a quality water filter for skin and hair health
54:40 – Info on where you can find Eme, Alyssa and Momentum Magazine.
More about Eme, Alyssa & Momentum Magazine:
Eme Houser is the Managing Editor of Momentum Magazine. Eme hails from Kansas but has lived in six different countries. A lawyer by trade, Eme co-founded Well TO Do (now Momentum) in 2016 as a side hustle. She has her Reiki Master certification and mindfulness meditation training.
Alyssa is the Editor-In-Chief of Momentum Magazine and the Director of Marketing for Impact Kitchen. A native New Yorker, she has worked in journalism for more than a decade, writing for publications including MTV News, Men’s Health, Vibe Magazine, and Spin Magazine.
Both of these ladies routinely get called in to test out the latest gyms and fitness classes in Toronto, and consult with top nutrition experts to get real information about buzzy food fads. Together, they fill Momentum Magazine with everything you need to know to stay on top of your health and fitness.
Momentum is a publication for those with the heart to hustle. Through their website, email newsletter, and events, and with the guidance of their panel of experts, they inspire their audience to take the first step- or the next step- towards a life well lived.
Impact Kitchen was founded on the belief that food has the power to shape our daily lives. That real, wholesome ingredients, prepared simply and with integrity, can provide us with the energy to take on the day with ambition and optimism.
Connect with Momentum Magazine:
On Instagram: @Inmomentummag
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Thank you and stay tuned for the next episode, dropping on the 1st and 15th of each month!