My favourite (gym) workout is a quick, 15-minute, low-weight, free-weight routine. In my old apartment building gym, I chose a training schedule from a poster and it became my routine. It includes squats, bench press, bent-over row, shoulder press, bicep curls, seated overhead tricep extension, standing calf raise and lunges. I also do sit-ups and push-ups. I really don't like using machines.
Favourite workout song?
I don't usually listen to music when I work out as I find it too distracting. Although, from time to time if I feel like running, I am partial to dance music such as Daft Punk, Toro y Moi, Erlend Oye.
I think active transportation is the number one thing you can do for your health and well-being. A 15-minute commute by car could actually be a 30-minute opportunity to ride a bicycle. Choosing to commute by bicycle helps relieve stress and ensures I stay active. Plus, it's often faster or more convenient than driving — not to mention much easier to find free parking downtown! I think it's important to view fitness as preventative health care. Visual results aren't important in comparison to how you feel day to day.
What's in your fridge?
I always need the following in my fridge / cupboard: yogurt (one flavoured, one plain, never fat-free), granola, bread, cheese and bananas. My quick go-to is a Vega smoothie (vegan whole food protein powder, milk, banana).