New Year's Pet Photo Contest:  Drink Some Champagne, Throw Some Confetti & Show Off Your Pet! 

In honor of the New Year dog lovers across the United States, best-selling author Jeff Lazarus of Dogtology is hosting a casting call for all dog and cat lovers to have a chance for their furry friend to be featured on nationally syndicated TV, Pet Pals TV, which can be seen in more than 6 million homes in the U.S.

Three pet parents will get to have their furry friend featured on an episode of Pet Pals TV, a nationally-syndicated television program to highlight how our furry friends make our lives a little extra special. All submissions will be shared on the Social Media Pages of Pet Pals TV and  Dogtology and must be photos of the pets only.

To enter please submit a photo and/or video and tell us why your dog  is the head of the household by visiting the website:

Please note that the more outlandish and quirky the better!) Your pet could have the chance to be make a TV appearance and featured on Pet Pals TV and/or a Social Media Star having their photo shared on the following social media pages: and

Chew on this. As humans, we have a deep need to believe . . . a need to relate to something greater and more ideal than ourselves. Perhaps that’s why so many millions believe in Dog. Man’s devotion to Dog has come to rival the great -isms and -ologies of the world. This thing has gone way beyond a hobby. We may not literally worship dogs, but we come pawfully
close. This rabid reverence for Rover has a name: Dogtology.

Dogtology is for the dog lover who has bailed on a date because they didn’t want Twinkles to be left home alone. It is for the human whose dog owns a more festive holiday wardrobe than they do, whose pups dine on free-range bison burgers while they live off ramen, or whose smartphones have more photos of their dog than of the humans in their family. In this sacred dogtrine, the case is made that Dogtology has become a bone-a-fide belief system on par with the world’s great philosophies and religions.


Photos are due by January 3, 2018 by visiting


The stations on which Pet Pals airs is as follows:

Los Angeles, CA

Indianapolis, IN

Austin, TX

Grand Rapid, MI

Salt Lake City, UT

Washington DC

Lake Tahoe, CA

Santa Cruz, CA

Dothan, AL

Dayton, OH

Fort Wayne, IN

Terra Haute, IN

Louisville, KU


About the Author:
Jeff Lazarus is a leadership coach, speaker, trainer, adjunct professor, and creative who innovates and builds roads not yet traveled. He has an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BA in interpersonal and organizational communication from California State University, Long Beach. He combined his passion for animals with his teachings on communication and released Listen Like a Dog in 2016. Lazarus is a serious dog lover and advocate. After finally having his Cat Mitzvah, way past age thirteen, he wrote the whimsical book Catakism.

Alicia's Entry To The Model Search

Hey Guys! I have decided to enter the 2017 model search! Please take a look at my entry video! Don't forget to subscribe to my channel , like the video and leave a positive comment! Thanks so much!



Under Armour is looking for Canada’s most passionate runners to participate in UA Run Camp. This is not for the faint of heart. I thought your readers would be interested!

UA Run Camp brings together the world’s most passionate runners and pits them against some of the world’s worst conditions. The goal is to push the limits of athletes farther than they ever thought possible.

Take a look:

If that looked challenging, just wait until you see what’s next when runners take on “The Desert”. Want to be there? Here’s how you can earn your spot. Canadian runners have until September 16 to earn their spot at UA Run Camp by:

Sharing their most intense run on Instagram or Twitter tagging @uarunning #earnyourspotca and #uacontest

Logging an intense run on the MapMyRun or Endomondo app and sharing on Twitter or Instagram using #earnyourspotca, #UAContest and tag @UARunning with a statement about why they deserve a spot.


Enter To Win An My Deep Relief Prize Pack - Valued at $65.00 Blog N Buzz 255g Prizepack

Train It Right has teamed up with Deep Relief Canada, a topical product called Deep Relief Ice cold Pain Relief Gel which reduces inflammation, and provides a penetrating cooling formula that works on contact for targeted pain relief of sore muscles. I recently tried Deep Relief myself. It smells very refreshing and contains menthol. I work out almost 6 days a week and sometimes twice a day. Yesterday I was at a 5 hour long fitness workshop where we did about 3 workouts within the span of 5 hours. So I was pretty sore today. Once I applied the Deep Relief it felt cold almost immediately to my achy back. I felt relief of my sore achy muscles and the best part is that it didn't leave stain on my t-shirt once I applied it absorbed right into my skin.

I love it so much that I want to do a giveaway for you. A Deep Relief prize pack and included in the prize pack which is valued at $65:

  • 1 Deep Relief Ice Cold Pain Relief Gel: $9.99
  • 1 Deep Relief Ice Cold Spray $9.99
  • 1 Deep Relief Heat spray $9.99
  • 1 Deep Relief Yoga Mat $25.00
  • 1 Deep Relief cinch bag $10.00

The winner will be shipped the giveaway prize via UPS directly to you and they we will incur the shipping costs.

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MyPainAway After Burn Cream - Review


I recently was given the opportunity to try out MyPainAway After Burn Cream. This cream soothes the pain and discomfort associated with sunburns, wind burns, blisters and minor burns. It is a homeopathic remedy that contains arnica and other homeopathic active ingredients. It doesn't have a strong medicine like smell and goes on non greasy.  I even used it for my own dry skin and it moisturized it perfectly. This multi use cream is great in any situation. The company is also doing a giveaway so that you can get your own and add it to  your own emergency first aid kit or medicine cabinet:

Inspired by the New Movie “Burnt,” Topical BioMedics Announces “Don’t Feel the Burnt” Contest to Win MyPainAway After-Burn Cream

Actors Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller were trained by renowned chef Marcus Wareing to cook haute cuisine dishes while filming the new hit movie Burnt.  Because the actors suffered from burns while filming in the professional kitchen, Topical BioMedics was inspired to launch its “Don’t Feel the Burnt” contest to win tubes of its MyPainAway After-Burn Cream for treating culinary mishaps.

Released nationwide on Friday, October 30th, the film “Burnt” stars Bradley Cooper as obsessive, hot-headed top chef and restaurateur Adam Jones and Sienna Miller as his sous chef Helene.  Because the actors got burned during the course of filming, Topical BioMedics, Inc. was inspired to launch the “Don’t Feel the Burnt” contest to win tubes of the company’s MyPainAway After-Burn Cream formula.

Aurora Paradise, chief operations officer, says, “When I heard that the actors suffered from numerous burns making the movie, I wished they had our safe, natural MyPainAway After-Burn Cream on the set to stop the pain and help them heal.  That’s why we are giving everyone a chance to win our formula to have on hand for any of their own culinary mishaps.”

“Don’t Feel the Burnt” contest may be entered by clicking the following link , and contestants will be invited to share their own cooking burn story.  The contest runs from October 30th through November 30th.  There is no purchase necessary, and six winners will be selected at random to win a 6 oz. tube of MyPainAway After-Burn Cream.

The actors were trained to play their roles authentically and hone their culinary skills with coaching from acclaimed Michelin-starred British Chef Marcus Wareing, who worked for Gordon Ramsay and other top chefs before opening his own renowned restaurants in London.  Wareing says, “There was nothing fake about the kitchen. I had to get people dirty and sweaty to make it look like they’ve been working 12-hour days.”  His goal was for everything to be realistic.  “I want to see the cooks cooking. I want to see the stoves on. I want to see them seasoning. I want to see them tasting. I want to see them burning themselves. That’s how a kitchen is.”

Cooper said of the filming of Burnt, “There is the intensity of the kitchen in the movie.  Massive amounts of pressure, time pressure.  It’s hot and dangerous, and you better keep up.  There’s a lot of burning.  Yeah, we got hurt.”

Miller concurs.  “Being a chef is one of the hottest jobs in the world.  It’s really hard, and the environment is challenging.  I have the badge of a few scars to prove it.”

Directed by John Wells, “Burnt” also features Uma Thurman, Emma Thompson, Daniel Bruhl, Lily James, Matthew Rhys and Jamie Dornan.


21 years in business and a Certified B Corporation, Topical BioMedics is a research and development leader in topical patented natural biomedicines for pain relief. The company’s flagship product, Topricin® Pain Relief and Healing Cream, was introduced in 1994 and is now a leading natural therapeutic brand. A combination natural biomedicine formula, Topricin has been awarded a patent for the treatment of pain associated with fibromyalgia and neuropathy. Topricin products are mandatory treatment protocol at world renowned medical centers.

The Topricin family of natural healing products also includes Topricin Foot Therapy Cream, specially formulated to treat painful foot and ankle issues and conditions, and Topricin for Children, which received the Parent Tested Parent Approved Seal of Approval (with 5% of sales are donated to pediatric cancer foundations). The company has just launched the MyPainAway™ (powered by Topricin) line of products.  Its two new formulas have been introduced—MyPainAway Fibro Cream (3% of sales donated to fibromyalgia research foundations) and MyPainAway After-Burn Cream (3% sales donated to burn centers)—with others slated to roll out later in 2015 and 2016.

Made in the U.S.A., all Topricin products are federally-regulated over-the-counter medicines with no known side effects, no parabens, petroleum, or other harsh chemicals, no grease, and no odor.

Topical BioMedics launched a free monthly pain management webinar in February 2015. Featuring Lou Paradise, president, chief of research, and pain management expert, the webinars are streamed live the second Tuesday of each month from 12pm to 1pm then archived on the company’s WordPress blog for on-demand access 24/7.

Topricin is available in independent pharmacies, natural food and co-op stores nationwide, including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Pharmaca, The Vitamin Shoppe, Fred Meyer, Wegmans, CVS (Foot Care Section), Walgreens (Diabetic Section), and other fine retailers, as well as directly from the company.

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Introducing The Winner Of The @telus Samsung S6 Contest #telusS6

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Train It Right And Telus would like to thank everyone who entered the contest for the #telusS6. There were so many inspiring entries. I hope everyone is working towards their fitness goals!

The winner by random selection was Sue Da Costa. She tweeted "If I win a Samsung Galaxy S6 from & , I’ll USE IT TO HELP ME REACH MY GOAL OF being a better ME " I hope that she puts the Samsung S6 to good use while trying to achieve her goal! GO SUE!

Congratulations Sue!


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Who is Alicia Bell? She is a Toronto based Social Media Influencer, Kinesiologist, Strength Coach and Track and Field Coach who has devoted her life to helping people reach their goals in fitness and sport. She is a nationally recognized track and field coach who coached team Canada at the Maccabi games in Israel in July of 2013. She lead the team to 13 medals.  Alicia has over 10 years of practical and educational experience and is a published Fitness model for Zenzation with her pictures gracing their equipment and she leads their product DVD instruction.

Alicia has experience working with many types of clientele. She has worked as a Kinesiologist and an Exercise Rehabilitation Specialist. She is also experienced at weight loss, strength training, toning and athletic conditioning. She has worked with clients such as Dwight Howard (NBA), Rashad McCants (Former NBA), Geoff Harris (Olympic 800m runner), Lil Jon (Rapper/Dj), Karla Moy aka HustleGrl, Hill Harper (actor, author) and even the mother of the Toronto rapper Drake.

Alicia Bell and Telus Present - Living Better With Samsung S6

I have such a busy schedule! Not only am I a personal trainer in busy downtown Toronto, Canada,  but I also work for a water company (GP8 Sportwater) and I am also an athlete who trains to compete in the Ontario Physique Association (OPA) bikini category.

My life is filled with fitness, nutrition, travelling and social interactions. Sometimes it is hard to keep track of not only my own goals and activities but also my clients and other business adventures. I have to keep a very tight schedule, so for me timing is everything.

Since getting the new Samsung S6 from Telus  I have been living better! I love to take pictures and video of my clients training, my own workouts, the food I eat and the day to day activities and events that I attend. I have found that the Samsung S6 really captures these moments. Its dynamic, ultra-responsive camera captures the true-to-life brilliance of any moment throughout my day. It also has a quick launch camera so that I can pull out my phone and quickly (under a second) launch the camera to take an in the moment photo.


Another convenient feature for me is the quick unlock finger print option. Instead of keying in a password (which you can also do) you can use your very own finger print to quickly unlock your phone. It was very easy to set up and when I need to open my phone fast to read a message it only takes a quick second  to unlock from being secure.

Another one of my favourite features is that it has a super charger. What does this mean? It means that because I am always on the go I can plug the S6 in for just 10 minutes and get up to 4 hours of battery life!!!! When you take as much photos as I do and you are constantly travelling from one place to another and listening to music this is crucial. I don't have the time to leave my phone plugged in for hours at a time.

The apps that I have found useful on the Samsung for my busy and active lifestyle are:


S- Health: This app you can personalize and sync your health data with your Samsung account. You can choose your personal units of measurements and receive notifications of events in the status bar. Within the app you can download extra things. I use the Workout Trainer (if I need a quick workout for myself), Recipes & Nutrition(for finding healthy recipes) and the Hydro Coach (for recording my water intake). There are so many useful apps to help with staying on track and these three are just a few. You can completely personalize the S Health and the apps that you use within it for whatever your goals are.




The phone can also counts your daily step count and allows you to adjust your goals for the count. I have it at 10, 000 steps per day. The only downfall is that if you don't have the watch to go with the phone you have to have the phone in your hand or in your pocket for it to keep track.

The sleep tracker is also key. As an athlete and trainer I cannot express how important sleep can be. If you don't get enough sleep your body will be high in cortisol. A stress released hormone that can trigger your body to store fat. Keeping track of your sleep will help you with your fitness goals.

Another awesome feature with the phone is that it actually has a heart rate sensor that allows you to instantly measure your heart rate and record it. This is great when training because it allows you to check if you are working in the right zone for your goals when you are doing an intense training or cardio session.

I also use the food recording within the S Health application. This can let you see what you are eating and how many calories are in it. Its great to achieve your goals. Whats also really cool is that if you haven't recorded anything for the day it will ask you if you feel like tracking your food? It will also remind you. Which is great if you are as busy as I am and often forget.

Check out the phone for yourself in this video from Samsung:


Two ways to enter:
1) Tweeting a contest-specific entry:
If I win a Samsung Galaxy S6 from @trainitright & @TELUS, I'll USE IT TO HELP ME REACH MY GOAL OF_____ #TELUSS6
2) Either sharing or commenting on my Facebook post for this contest on the Facebook page.
  • The contest is Canadian only, no Quebec entries, 18+
  • A random winner will be selected
Check out my fellow bloggers perspectives on how they use their Samsung phones as well. The phone is so versatile for whatever your life may bring.  You can completely personalize the Samsung S6 and for me that is what makes it such a great phone.
Joel Blog.

Caseys Blog.






Alicia Bell - Commercial - A Day In The Life

Recently Alicia Bell of Train It Right was casted in a campaign/commercial for New Balance (she is not affiliated with New Balance) however was chosen to be in the ad. Her track and field athletes are also featured in the commercial. Check it out below.

You can also enter to win a trip for two to a North American concert, 1000$ of New Balance gear and download Alicia's playlist from Spotify. Good luck!

MichelleIt is with great pleasure and excitement that the Capture Group and Inside Fitness magazine come together to launch the unparalleled FMF (Fitness Music Fashion) event series. The first event will kick off at Maison Mercer, in Toronto, on April 25, 2015, and will feature a special guest appearance by fitness sensation Michelle Lewin.

From there, these exclusive FMF events will travel across Canada, offering guests the chance to be a part of the first-ever premier lifestyle event series that brings fitness, music, and fashion together in one entertaining occasion. These dynamic events will combine several exciting components, including a VIP cocktail reception, a fitness model competition (featuring 10 male and 10 female competitors), a fitness fashion show, and a full night of dancing to music from one of the country’s hottest DJs.

Each event begins with the exclusive cocktail reception, offering complimentary, premium spirits and specialty cocktails, alongside a delicious range of hors d'oeuvres and canapés from Fuel Foods. This portion of the evening gives guests the opportunity to meet and mingle with other VIP attendees before the night truly begins. Following the reception, guests will witness an authentic, yet unique, fitness model competition where 20 premier applicants will strut their stuff as they try to win guests’ votes for our top model title. After the winners have been announced, attendees will enjoy an exclusive fashion show featuring the latest styles from athletic brands like New Balance and ICE GEAR Fitness Apparel

Following the fitness and fashion portions of the evening, guests can dance the night away to the sensational soundtrack provided by one of New York City’s hottest DJ’s, Ross One (Marquee, LIV, One Oak). Anyone attending one of our FMF events can look forward to all of these benefits, and more, as they party until last call and partake in this truly unrivalled, highly anticipated social experience.

Event Dates:

  • Toronto, Ontario - April 25, 2015

  • Montréal, Québec - May 23, 2015

  • Calgary, Alberta - June 20, 2015

  • Vancouver, British Columbia - July 25, 2015

  • Winnipeg, Manitoba - August 22, 2015

  • The Finals, Toronto, Ontario - October 17, 2015

FMF (Fitness Music Fashion) is an event for those who are passionate about healthy living, socializing, and having fun while looking great.

About Us
The Capture Group:
Experts in entertainment and hospitality the Capture Group owns and operates some of Canada’s top venues and is highly experienced in hosting world-class events. Capture Group has a combined 40-plus years in the event production and promotion industry and possesses strong relationships with key influencers and the industry elite across North America.

Inside Fitness Magazine:
As the nation’s leading industry publication for nearly 10 years, Inside Fitness is more than just a magazine: it is a brand that values and advocates a healthy and active lifestyle through its groundbreaking events and industry coverage.

Michelle Lewin:
Michelle is an internationally renowned fitness model and top-ranking competitor. She has quickly become one of the biggest stars in the industry, while maintaining her beloved girl-next-door attitude. Michelle is now one of the most famous fitness models in the world, with over 10 million people actively following her social media accounts. FMF will mark her first visit to Canada.

For additional details regarding these events please visit

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BurnThis Mobile App - Community - Photo Sharing - @burnthis

Hey Everyone! I just wanted to let you know that I am now a member of the BurnThis Community. I am also an ambassador! That's right! You can create and share fitness photos with the app on your smart phone. This app isn't specifically for for personal trainers, fitness instructors or fitness lovers, but it is for everyone. You can be motivated by like minded people who all love fitness and want to be the best that they can be. You can also check out the blog here: where they share awesome recipes, workout tips and fitness related articles!

As a BurnThis Ambassador I am actively involved int he community and I am also currently running a challenge. The #trainitright Challenge. Make sure that you download the app. Once it is downloaded hit the challenge button and pick the #trainitright Challenge. Post a photo of a workout that you are particularly proud of, a fitness quote, or an image that drives you to accomplish your fitness goals. Make sure to use the hashtag #trainitright and you could win a whole months supply of Quest Bars! Each post counts as a separate chance to win! The winner will be announced February 2nd 2015. If you don't know about Quest Bars they are a healthy way to have a snack, high in protein and they taste great!

So go check out the blog and also download the app! You can download it directly here: It will keep you motivated and on track. I hope you meet some great new fitness friends that will help you along your journey! #trainitright