Category Archives: Lifestyle

Welcome back and a look at whats coming this autumn at Kalila …

If you’re like us, the holidays are over and the children are heading back to school, and life is settling back into a routine…we’d like to say a huge welcome back!! Kalila co-founders Kathy and Claire have been busy with their families in Canada and the UK as well as fitting in a few summer […]

Meet Cindy Butt: mum trainer and fitness guru

We’ve all entered fitness or yoga classes and felt like the outsider amongst a group of close-knit friends. Sometimes being the “new mummy” can be intimidating. Just over four years ago, I opened the door for my free trial at FarOut Fitness with Cindy Butt and felt immediately like I was home. Cindy’s energy and […]

Kalila & Strong Women Co. get chatty debating ‘female empowerment’

Collaborating with other female-run companies is something we’re very passionate about. So obviously we were thrilled when we had the opportunity to sit down with Strong Women Co. based out of St. John’s, Newfoundland. Strong Women Co. is the brain child of Kelly Hickey, women’s empowerment specialist and overall powerhouse. After years working within the […]

Communities are only as strong as the health of their women

We’re just a little bit in love with former first lady Michelle Obama and going through some old quotes today we came across two which really resonated for us as women and mothers. Being healthy isn’t about getting on a scale or measuring your waistline… Wouldn’t it be great if we could shift this ancient […]

When “1” isn’t the loneliest number

From fairytales to our nagging aunt, we are consistently told that we need to find our soulmate, get married and settle in for the rest of our life in order to find true bliss. So engrained is this idea of marital heaven that even long-time non-married couples face incessant pressure to bite the bullet, hand over copious amounts of money […]

The ups and downs of breastfeeding

Breast is best. Or is that part of the test? When I was first asked to be part of the Kalila team one of the first things that came to my mind was breast feeding, the difficulties I experienced and wouldn’t it have been great if I’d been able to find an honest account of […]

Eat for Race day & Recovery – marathon training and endurance walking (Part 3)

As Race day approaches and after weeks of training it’s time to consolidate everything you’ve practised ready for racing. Kalila’s Kathy is race ready for Boston 2018 and the Kalila team are all here cheering her on. She’s put in the miles in training and has fuelled her body to reach peak fitness. Now it’s […]

Make Love to Make Baby

We’re all aware that to make a baby, having sex is usually a vital step. It’s a classic part of baby making that does get altered from time to time but, generally speaking, it gets results. But what about this wives tale about making love to get baby out? If you’ve ever neared your due […]

Varicose Veins and Prenatal Fitness

Suffering from varicose veins during pregnancy is not uncommon. If your mom had them, you’re even more likely to get them as varicose veins are (yay!) hereditary. Spider and varicose veins are many things: ugly, uncomfortable, inconvenient and in some cases, dangerous. But they can also be manageable and temporary. Many issues associated with varicose veins […]