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Fitness Swellness: Train like an Olympian

Kelsey Serwa ski cross

Two weeks ago, I got travel to Whistler to ski with Zico Coconut Water-sponsored athlete Kelsey Serwa — you know, the Olympian who won silver in Sochi for ski cross. NBD.

First, she did one of the ski cross courses and explained the sport to us (I took a video of her demo — you can watch it on my Instagram). Then we did a quickie ski lesson that she tagged along for. Then I got to sit down with her and chat about her training and what it was like to stand on the podium in Sochi.

And while you  may never compete in the Olympics, you can definitely learn from how she approaches her training and apply it to your routine. Visit AmongMen to read about 8 Ways to Train Like an Olympian.

Serwa and me in Whistler March 2014

1 Comment March 14, 2014

Fitness Swellness: Skiing with Kelsey Serwa


I’m off to Whistler for the weekend with ZICO Coconut Water,  oh, just to ski with Olympian Kelsey Serwa — you know, the one who just won silver for women’s ski cross in Sochi.

Ya know, as one does on any regular ol’ weekend…what!?

And by “ski with Kelsey Serwa” I mean meet Kelsey, and then get shuttled off to get a beginner’s lesson (I’ve only had skis on three times in my life). I’ll be meeting with her to chat fitness and health, too — any questions you’d love to ask her? Let me know!

I’m stoked about this incredible opportunity to get to know Kelsey, and it’ll be my very first visit to Whistler — I hear it’s gorgeous. Follow me on Instagram (@healthandswellness) and Twitter (@healthswellness) — and the hashtag for the trip is #skiwithserwa — to keep up with my adventures on the west coast!


3 Comments February 28, 2014

Giveaway Swellness: glacéau vitaminwater glory


*This giveaway is now closed.*

Congrats to Kristina — you’ll receive a taste of Glory and the custom gloves from vitaminwater!

With the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in full swing and the athletes all vying for a taste of glory by earning a medal for their country, have you thought about how you get a taste of glory in your life?

For me, there’s a bit of an obvious one—crossing the finish line in a race. It’s even better if it’s a new personal-best time, but even if it’s not, simply completing a race is an incredible feeling of accomplishment. But I think there’s room to find a taste of glory in one’s every day—it could even be something as small and seemingly mundane as a great walk outdoors with your puppy or mailing a sweet note to a friend you haven’t touched base with for awhile.

And, well, then there’s also the tasty new limited-edition peach-mango glacéau vitaminwater glory, created just for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games. (And let me tell you, drinking this vitamin B and C-loaded glory sure is easier than training and running a marathon, that’s for sure). The flavour was inspired by input from Canadians who used the glacéau vitaminwater Facebook app when creating their own flavour of vitaminwater—seems a lot of us are fans of peach-mango.

Even better than its inspiration coming from Canadians across the country: glacéau vitaminwater has partnered with Canadian Olympic bobsledder Jesse Lumsden for the 2014 Winter Games. His athletic skill and outgoing personality just make sense with vitaminwater, right?

So who’s up for a taste of glory in their life? Here’s how you can win some:

You can enter in three ways: Here on this blog post, on the Instagram photo (you can find me on Instagram @healthandswellness — follow me and then add a comment to the pic), and/or “like” the Health and Swellness Facebook page and then comment — in your comment, tell me about a glorious moment in your life.

I’ll randomly select a winner who will receive not only a taste of glory but also a pair of custom Olympic Winter Games touchscreen gloves, courtesy of glacéau vitaminwater. The giveaway is open to Canadian residents and closes February 23, 2014 at 12 p.m. EST.

Check out vitaminwatercanada.ca and pick up a bottle of glory today to get your Canadian taste of glory. Share the glory online with @vitaminwater_ca, #tasteofglory.

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6 Comments February 18, 2014

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