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Lydia Di Francesco
Works at Fit & Healthy 365
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Lives in Ottawa
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I’d like to introduce you to Heather, one of my online clients. Heather’s progress in the few months we’ve been working together provides the perfect example of why you should throw out your scale! Heather came to me wanting to lose body fat, increase…
Heather's progress pics show why you should ditch the scale! It's one of the worst ways to measure progress of your health. Stop the emotional rollercoaster and
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Have you ever found yourself comparing your body and progress to someone else’s? I sure have! (Yes, I’m in good shape, but that doesn’t mean I’m immune to having comparing thoughts) A lot of social media these days is full of almost naked women and men…
Do you find yourself regularly unhappy with how you look? You might be doing this ONE thing that is provoking this feeling.
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I was on TV talking about #healthyhabits! Check it out! :)
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Using the slow cooker is one of the best ways to prepare food because it’s so EASY!! I’m a lazy cook, so I’m always looking for ways to make preparing food as painless as possible…and if I can have leftovers, even better! :) This Tomato Balsamic Slow…
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It’s that time of year when everyone around you is getting sick, right? You’re too busy to get sick. That’s why I recommend you try my immunity boosting smoothie that helps ward off the cold and flu. I’m not making any guarantees, but it sure helped me…
Stop that cold or flu dead in its track with this immunity boosting smoothie. A combination of herbs and spices that will keep you healthy all year long.
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Decadent… AND healthy?! Yup, you read that correctly! These brownies are sure to be a crowd favorite and no one will ever guess the secret ingredient… black beans. Seriously. Don’t knock it until you try it. And, in keeping with all my other recipes, they…
These chocolate black bean brownies will quickly become a household favorite. It's hard to believe such deliciousness is so healthy!
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Exercise doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. Body weight work can be very effective, especially when done as high intensity interval training. There are many options for doing exercises at home, with some equipment like resistance bands or a…
No gym membership? No problem! Do these at-home exercises with common household items found in your kitchen. Get creative and have fun with exercise!
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Stretching is often the most neglected part of fitness. It’s something I personally struggle to keep up with and make part of my regular routine. Two things have worked for me: 1. Scheduling it in. I’m always talking about scheduling because it’s so…
It can be a challenge to stretch on a regular basis. It's more fun with a friend, so follow along with me in these 5 and 10 minute stretch videos.
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Spring is a time of renewal. There’s a fresh feeling of newness in the air as many us get out of hibernation mode. A common complaint I hear from clients and friends during this transition from Winter to Spring is a lack of energy. People still feel…
Discover 4 simple habits that will keep your energy high and your health on the right track.
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Busy-ness. It’s become like a badge of honor or (oddly) something people boast about. The almost default answer to “How are you?” seems to be a variation of “I’m really busy”. At times a conversation turns into a contest about who is the most busy. Often…
Do you have too much going on? Never enough time to do what you really want? Slow down and capture the moments.
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Hopefully you’ve made some goals for improving your health this year. (If not, there’s still time to set a few). It can be a challenge to achieve what we’ve set out out to do, but there’s a way to make it easier on yourself. I believe the best way to…
Want to actually reach your goals this year? Want to know the secret of how to do it? Start small. Yup, you read that correctly. Small.
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A few weeks Winter showed up in Ottawa…early. Or at least earlier than normal. It snowed. It was cold and windy. And I wasn’t ready for it. To be honest, I’m never really ready for Winter (I would live in Summer weather year round), but to have such cold…
Don't let the Winter blues get you down! Learn some strategies and things you can do to fight the blahs. And remember, you're not alone!
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Certified Personal Trainer and Online Fitness Coach
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  • Fit & Healthy 365
    Owner and Certified Personal Trainer, 2012 - present
    Private Personal Training Studio located minutes from the heart of downtown Ottawa. Visit my site www.fithealthy365.com to learn more!
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Certified Personal Trainer and Online Fitness Coach
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I'm a Certified Personal Trainer located in Ottawa. I train clients in person at a private training studio downtown Ottawa located at 101A Main St. I also coach clients online where I provide the plans and they do the work at home or at their gym.

I share health and fitness tips, exercises, recipes and more at Fit & Healthy 365.

Contact me to start your transformation story!
Education
  • canfitpro
    Certifications, 2012 - 2014
    Certified Personal Trainer; Fitness Instructor Specialist; Nutrition and Wellness Specialist
  • University of Ottawa
    MBA, 2009 - 2010
  • University of Ottawa
    B.Soc.Sc. International Studies, 2000 - 2004
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