All posts by Natalya Sebastian

About Natalya Sebastian

Natalya is a fitness and health devotee with her hand on the pulse of what's innovating in Toronto's fitness community. She's been teaching Pilates and Yoga for over a decade, is a former professional contemporary dancer, freelance writer, Mother and lover of life. Notable fitness career highlights include working with Athletes, guest appearances on ET Canada, contributions to Canadian Living, Tonic Magazine and leading Pilates and Yoga classes all over the GTA. What can you expect from her biweekly column? An educated fitness professional's scoop on any given workout. Catch Natalya reviewing everything from a rock climbing gym to a Jiu-jitsu class, spinning, parkour, barre classes, yoga for the hardcore, yoga for the newbies and so much more. Have a fitness question? Need information on a workout method, style or training? Email Natalya at: or visit her website at & sister-site:
  • Top 5 Historic Distillery District Must Do’s

    Caffe Furbo Need an escape? Care to pretend you have ventured off to some romantic European city, if just for a few hours? Saunter down the cobble-stoned Case Goods Lane and find Caffe Furbo, a sanctuary for the...

    • Posted May 27, 2014
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  • The Yoga Lounge

    It is often noted that whoever runs the front of house should get paid the most. Reception staff can make or break a business. Yoga Lounge must agree on this point because once I meandered up a...

    • Posted May 17, 2014
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  • Holistic Nutritionist: Tara Miller

    What we put in our mouths has become controversial and confusing. We are bombarded daily with media outlets and experts touting a new fad food or diet that will solve all our digestive woes, weight loss goals...

    • Posted May 2, 2014
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  • The Extension Room: Allegro Ballet Bootcamp

    Give Me the Goods. Who doesn’t love to dance? The famous dancer Martha Graham said, “Nobody cares if you can’t dance well. Just get up and dance.” This holds true for The Extension Room’s Allegro Ballet Bootcamp,...

    • Posted April 1, 2014
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  • Top 5 Ways To Slim Down For Summer!

    Summer may seems like it’s far off in the distance but before you know it you’ll be peeling away your winter layers to reveal that bikini body. This is the best time to start training hard, fine...

    • Posted April 4, 2013
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  • Get Healed With Heather Atkinson At The Cabbagetown Chiropractic Health Centre

    Toronto is a city of secrets. Finding a good massage therapist takes diligent research or a trusted referral. But as I said, most people do not want to part with their best-kept secrets. Lucky for you I’m...

    • Posted February 12, 2013
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  • Health & Wellness Tip Of The Day – SMILE

    Start smiling more often. Smile at strangers, a coffee barista, even your co-workers. Everyone loves being around happy people. By wearing a smile you’re sure to feel happier too! Happy New Year! Tip of the day brought...

    • Posted December 31, 2012
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  • Health & Wellness Tip Of The Day – Do nothing!

    Cut out 10 mins a day where you do absolutely nothing. Sit still in a park or open space and just observe the world around you. Tip of the day brought to you by Natalya.

    • Posted December 29, 2012
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  • Union Studio

    There is no arguing that ballet is hard. You have to be athletic, flexible, and powerful yet elegant. Natalie Portman who transformed herself for the role of “Black Swan,” became an icon for achieving a svelte, long...

    • Posted December 28, 2012
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