Fitness and Inspiration Come Together for Women with SHE Getaways

There’s nothing quite like spending a fun weekend in the outdoors with your best gal pals.  SHE Getaways is Canada’s largest series of women’s fitness getaways and they’ve cornered the market on incredible experiences that combine fitness with all the things you expect from a girls getaway: wine, music, campfires, comedy, personal reflection, inspiration and more.

In 2018 SHE Getaways founders Kim Turley-Smith and Lori Ann McLeod are expanding their series to include events in Alberta, Nova Scotia and Mexico. Their signature Ontario events, Fall Fit Women’s Weekend and Might Girls Camp (for the next generation of women) have been successful sell out events for the past 8 years running.

Watch our review of the 2017 Fall Fit Women’s Weekend here:

With over 20 fitness program choices, the best coaches and trainers in the country and special guests, these women-supporting-women weekends are all about empowerment. “I wanted to create a space for women to get what they truly needed from a weekend away,” says Turley-Smith. “A place that inspires and empowers. For me, that includes wicked sweat sessions, reflection and letting loose, all paired with a gorgeous setting. Women deserve a space to find out what they are really made of and what they want out of life. I imagine an army of women returning home inspired to kick some serious butt in their homes, their workplaces and their communities. I figure if you take care of a woman, she can better take care of everyone else.”

Weekends typically include activities like CrossFit, Yoga, Pilates, Boot Camp, Zumba, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Trail running, Hiking, Art, Biathlon and even high ropes courses. In addition, participants enjoy delicious food and drink, amazing entertainment, swag bags and more.
For more information or to reserve your spot at one of SHE Getaway’s 2018 camps, visit or email to be placed on the early notification list. 

Watch our review of the 2015 Fall Fit Women’s Weekend here: 


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New Balance Debuts First 3D Printed Running Shoes

State-of-the-art material and technology creates the perfect midsole for performance running.

We’ve got compression gear that can help us recover faster; fitness trackers that count our every step, monitor our heart rate and track how well we sleep; and smart apparel tell that us how hard we’re working out. And now, thanks to New Balance, we’ve got a state-of-the-art, totally customized 3D printed running shoe to add to our arsenal of fitness tech.   The New Balance 3D printed running shoe—the first running shoe out of the gate so far to feature 3D printed material technology—features a 3D printed midsole that was designed to achieve an optimal balance of flexibility, strength, weight and durability.   Although the New Balance 3D printed running shoe doesn’t look any more high tech than what’s already out there on the market today, it’s truly what’s on the inside that counts: The shoes feature a midsole made from a material called DuraForm® Flex TPU, an elastomeric powder that is converted one layer at a time into solid cross-sections using a laser. The result is a midsole with the perfect combination of midsole strength and elasticity, ideal for performance running shoes.   According to New Balance, the shape and form of the midsoles are created from underfoot pressure data from heel strikers, with more cushioning elements in areas of higher average pressure. This same “data-to-design” concept was also used to create the company’s popular Fresh Foam running shoe collection, which debuted in 2013.   Even though this is the first time this type of run-enhancing technology will be available on the market for the general public, New Balance has been testing versions of custom 3D printed running shoes with professional track athletes since 2013. If it’s good enough for the pros, I can imagine it would certainly improve the running experience for the everyday runner.    If you’re interested in grabbing a pair of these high-tech, limited edition running shoes for yourself, New Balance plans to launch them in Boston in April 2016, and then in select New Balance retail locations around the world.   For more details about the shoes and the technology used to create them, visit