Cryotherapy in Calgary! 

By April 27, 2017 Fitness, Spa

I am insanely busy throughout my days but when I have some downtime I pull scroll my PVR and choose which of my girls I’ll spend my time with.

Real Housewives of… ‘wherever’ is my guilty pleasure.

And following their lives on-air has made me want to join in on their guilty pleasures!

The most recent; Cryo Therapy! (A process that involves lowering the body’s surface skin temperature from approximately 90.5°F to around 32°F for about 2-3 minutes by way of Nitrogen mist which gently surrounds the body at -238°F to -274°F.)

And ALL the Housewives are doing it!

Invented in 1978 (much younger then most of the shows cougars), cryotherapy, which was invented in Japan, for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has since been further studied and refined and is now utilized all over the world.

Some of the main benefits are to help athletic recovery and muscle repair, reduction of chronic pain and inflammation as well offer and an overall enhancement of health and wellness.

Who wouldn’t want CRYO!

Now here’s the thing… I’m in Canada and the importation of Cryotherapy Machines have recently been place on hold by whichever government department continues to slow down our advanced health advancements, pending further review. Which means they are hard to come by.

Thankfully 1 of the less than 10 machines in Canada is here in Calgary at Bronze Baxx.

So after a noon-time boxing fitness class, I decided to Real Housewife myself a Cryo session to see what all the hubbub was about.

So what was it all about?

Real Talk…

I loved it!

Sure, though out the 3 minute treatment (super quick and efficient), there were moments when I could have swore my love handles had completely frozen and were about to fall off (if it were only that easy), but it wasn’t anything a cold weather Canadian hasn’t belly ached about before.

But when those 3 minutes were up, I literally flew out of the chamber like a naked Mighty Mouse.

Then, for the rest of the day, I continued on with the feeling of a clothes super hero. I was energetic and focused, not to mention I had ALL the pep to my step!

Cryotherapy is currently being used around the world and is recommended by top doctors as a way to remedy some pretty hefty ailments. “European medical studies have shown that Whole Body Cryotherapy can help alleviate the symptoms of chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, autoimmune disorders, ankylosing spondylitis, ankylosing spondylosis, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, dermatitis and osteoporosis. Studies in Europe have also shown that whole body cryotherapy is beneficial in the treatment of mood disorders, anxiety, and depression.”

So go, give Cryotherapy a try!

Doctors, Medical Documentation, Bronze Baxx and Real Housewives are definitely on to something here and I’m a fan!

See you in the chamber of Brrrrrrrrr!

Mr. Fab popsicle

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LA NUIT SAUVAGE: The Dream Factory

By April 26, 2017 Theatre

Over the years I’ve been to a lot of events, and for the most part they have been pretty clear in their offerings.

Then came along LA NUIT SAUVAGE: The Dream Factory this past weekend.

The Dream Factory is a surreal dream-filled night, brimming with art, illusion and strange wonders.”

So with that statement I went in expecting the unexpected.

And indeed ‘Surreal & Strange‘ was exactly what was offered!

The Dream Factory had us twisting and turning around corners and up staircases through the labyrinth of Theatre Junction GRAND into rooms where unexplainable sound chambers awaited us.

We met with the Queen of Hearts and participated in a ‘meow-opera‘ and took a musical ride on a firey gondola.

There were unique snacks and complex cocktails and cupcakes begging to be eaten.

Performers dangled from the ceiling and a mysterious trial was held in the alley.

The whole evening was indeed a “Wild Night” that felt like a “Dream”.

And when it was time to wake, a cereal bar awaited us!

The night was a perfectly unexpected and unexplainable dream….

Looking forward to next year’s adventure

Mr. Fab factory.

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Wild Tea Kombucha Giveaway 

By April 25, 2017 Drink, Giveaway

Growing up, one of my best friends was my cousin Christal. Two completely different personalities that seemed to have everything and nothing in common all at the same time!

We loved chatting late night on ICQ and spending our weekends sneaking into underground raves. And although her TLC ‘Chasing Waterfalls’ performance skills were average, we were still the best of friends.

She was always a free spirit at heart; she loved weird music, scented herself with strange oils, decided dreadlocks were a good idea (I later spent hours brushing them out), and drank things I couldn’t pronounce.

Those were the things that set us a part.

But now, as an adult, with exception to the dreadlocks, I’m digging the things she was into decades ago!

I love SAJE Wellness products, my music preferences are more varied than just Aqua’s ‘Barbie Girl‘ and I’m loving Kombucha!

Not ever wanting to admit to her that she was right and way before her time, I’ve been secretly sucking back Wild Tea Kombucha since I discovered them at the Calgary Folk Festival…. (ohmygod, I’m a hippie!)

And although I actually really have no idea what I’m drinking, I know one thing….

I like it! 

And the best part? The makers of Wild Tea Kombucha aren’t all ‘judgy’ when it comes to adding a little alcohol into their product.

In fact, they actually have come up with some fun recipes to party up their beverage.

Now for those people who have never tasted Kombucha and are wondering what it tastes like, let me give you a few descriptive words of what I think it tastes like:

  • tangy
  • sweet
  • sour
  • fizzy
  • juicy
  • tart
  • delicious

It’s all the things really.

So here’s the thing… Instead of taking my word for it, I want to give a nay sayer who’s never tasted Wild Tea Kombucha the chance to fall in love with it like I have by giving away this ridiculously amazing gift pack!

All you need to do is tweet the following:

If @immrfabulous loves @WildTeaKombucha maybe I will too! 

I’ll pick a winner at random by the end of the week and award them all this goodness! I can’t wait to hear what the winner thinks after their first swig!

Good luck!

Mr. Fab ucha

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