About Ania Fit

Ania Glowacka is a BCRPA Certified Personal Trainer, Nutrition Coach & Holistic Life Coach. She has been working in the industry for over 10 years and certified for 8 of those years. As a youth she successfully tackled her own health & weight issues, and now her passion lies in helping others do the same. Ania Glowacka works in supporting others in reaching their goals so they can be the best version of themselves through habit retraining, diet retraining and exercise retraining. “With over ten years in the industry, I have found that time and time again there is a huge mental and emotional component to reaching goals which often gets ignored. I am extremely dedicated to each of my clients. Through coaching and personal training, my focus is to change life-long negative habits while working through the emotions that accompany change. Together we work towards creating a positive mindset, accompanied with a personalized exercise and nutrition plan to ensure not only short term results, but life-long ones as well. It is my promise to you that together we will get you to where you’ve always wanted to be.” She is also a mother of two beautiful daughters and is currently in school for her counselling diploma.

Mindful Exercise

By | 2017-05-17T13:31:08+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Subconscious Mind|

It is now common knowledge that being active throughout the day is one of the key factors to optimal health. It is also common knowledge that, with our technological advances, our daily physical activity has decreased. This leaves us knowing we must bring more physical activity into our lives, and, at the same time, creates many more unanswered questions! Our intentions are good: we want to start, but how and with what and for how long? We are inundated with information telling us this exercise is the best, while another tells us why it isn’t. We see and hear about friends and colleagues who work out two to four hours a day, or who run 10mile runs for fun all swearing that their strategy is the best. The truth is, they are all correct because it is the best routine that works for them. The true key to proper fitness is to find an activity that you love. When you do an activity that you enjoy, it promotes consistency. Consistency is the key to life-long physical health. When you are involved in an activity that you enjoy, even the “work” part of that activity changes from being daunting to inspiring. Starting out any new form of exercise will feel difficult at first and will require a mental push to keep going, but when you find the right exercise for you, you will want to keep going and keep pushing. You will naturally begin to set performance goals for yourself. Your focus will shift from “Uuuggghhhh I have to do this because it’s good for me but I truly want to be doing anything but” to “Well that was tough, but I wonder how much [...]

Eating with Self-Awareness

By | 2017-05-17T13:14:40+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Subconscious Mind|

We are what we eat. This statement couldn’t be truer. In the journey to reaching optimal health, diet relates to 80% of the equation. What we choose to eat, the quality of the food we choose to eat and the amounts of food we eat all play an important part in that equation. With so many choices on the market today, how do we decide which options are the best? With so many recommendations on portion sizes and other diet related topics, how do we decipher which advice is right? The answer is simple: We listen to what our body is telling us. Babies and toddlers are prime examples of ones who listen to what their body is telling them and eat with self-awareness. What may be perceived as picky is really their inner-self telling them what is the best option for them. They are aware of when they are hungry and when they are full. Babies and toddlers will never let themselves starve: If they appear to eat very little one day, they will more than likely eat more the next day. When presented with a healthy and nutritious variety of food, they will always make choices that are best suited for them. Though parents have the best interest at heart, it is the repetitive conditionings of “Finish everything on your plate, there are kids out there who don’t get to eat” or “If you want desert you need to eat all your dinner” or “Great job, you deserve a treat” that we begin to replace our ability to listen to our internal cues and replace them with the external conditioning. Our body strives to be in optimal health every day. Our body tells [...]

Is there something that you chose to do every day that has had a lasting effect

By | 2017-05-17T13:13:29+00:00 May 17th, 2017|Subconscious Mind|

Last week was a tough week for me. For those of you who know me and my coaching, I truly believe in consistency not perfection.  I believe that life long health and emotional goals are reached through being consistent with the plans we set out for ourselves: that though we may not follow through on our plans perfectly, when we do struggle or stumble that we get back up, learn from our experience and continue to move forward without guilt or shame. Despite my daily intentions to be consistent with my health goals last week, I found myself really struggling.  I did not exercise as I had intended.  I did not eat as I had intended.  I did not meditate as I intended.  Despite my knowledge to the contrary, I began to notice that I wanted to make choices based on avoidance rather than dealing with how I was feeling: tv, food, sleep as some examples.  Despite just being feelings, they felt incredibly powerful and I was left feeling as though I was no longer in control of my choices on how to cope with them. Thankfully, I was able to work my way through the emotions and release them, though I will admit that it wasn’t easy.  For me, when I am truly in those darker mood places, though I say to myself I want to feel better, the true motivation to do anything about it is gone. I wanted to share how I was able to do that.  For myself, it was all about starting small and releasing the need to fix it right away.  I told myself that for right now, I simply need to make one choice every day (no [...]

Self-Sabotaging Behaviors

By | 2017-03-31T20:49:09+00:00 April 24th, 2015|Subconscious Mind|

Subconscious Patterns of Behavior Certain patterns of behavior happen automatically because specific routines are repeated regularly and repetitively which are then programmed into the subconscious mind. Our bodies are amazing at learning and adapting. They are constantly searching for ways to work the most efficiently. This is the reason we build muscle: our body builds muscle when weight is repetitively lifted to make it easier for the body to lift the weight the next time. Our minds form habits as a way to save effort used when actions or routines are done consistently and repetitively. The repetitive routine, such as driving the same route to work day after day, becomes logged into your subconscious mind. It is your subconscious mind that acts as your auto pilot requiring less energy. This is why you are able to drive to work some days and not remember at all how you got there. Unfortunately, the brain is unable to decipher between good and bad routines when it comes to storing them in your subconscious. If repeated long enough, even a self-sabotaging pattern of behavior will become stored in the subconscious and done without any conscious thought. To make matters worse, if a stored pattern of behavior has been triggered and the subconscious routine has started, it has to be completed the exact way it was programmed or else it leaves a feeling of unease or anxiety. It is for this reason that not brushing your teeth in the morning (a routine that you have executed for years) can leave you feeling uneasy even if you are not initially consciously aware of the reason why. These patterns of behavior can translate into our routines with food, exercise and our [...]

12 Reasons You Should Start Lifting Weights Today

By | 2015-04-24T16:37:16+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Fitness|

Just because you're not vying for 20-inch biceps or thunderously strong thighs like the muscle heads in the gym doesn't mean you should shun the weight room. Lifting weights gives you an edge over belly fat, stress, heart disease, and cancer—and it's also the single most effective way to look hot in a bikini. Yet somehow women are still hesitant: Only about a fifth of females strength train two or more times a week. Here are 12 reasons you shouldn't live another day without hitting the weights. You'll Lose 40 Percent More Fat If you think cardio is the key to blasting belly fat, keep reading: When Penn State researchers put dieters into three groups—no exercise, aerobic exercise only, or aerobic exercise and weight training—they all lost around 21 pounds, but the lifters shed six more pounds of fat than those who didn't pump iron. Why? The lifters' loss was almost pure fat; the others lost fat and muscle.   Read full article here >>

What do food cravings say about you?

By | 2015-04-24T16:56:08+00:00 March 12th, 2015|Nutrition|

Have you ever wanted a chocolate cupcake so badly, you didn’t catch a single word during that meeting just salivating over it? Or a burger so desperately, you were willing to drive 1,5 hours just to make sure you got it? Have you ever left everything you were doing, and at the most inconvenient time, and during the worst weather conditions, to get to a cafe no matter how far it may have been, just to get a cup of coffee? So you are probably familiar with food cravings then. Cravings are not quite the same as hunger, in fact they couldn’t be more different. Hunger is controlled by the stomach and craving by the brain. Hunger is all about your survival mechanism and craving is all about your body communicating with you. Next time you have a craving like something sweet, ask yourself – “is it just sugar I am craving? I mean, will I be satisfied by sucking on a sugar cube or is it something more specific? Perhaps chocolate?” If the answer is indeed chocolate,  it is your body’s way of letting you know you may be deficient in Magnesium, because raw cacao is the highest source of magnesium. Knowing this you can find all the foods that have high content of this nutrient and by slowly adding them to your diet, you can rid of recurring cravings for good. Read full article here >>