How Busy Women Stay Active


We are all busy. Between work, family, and whatever else life throws at us, it’s hard to incorporate health and fitness into our daily routines. But with what we know about the benefits of physical activity, it’s important that we somehow find a way to lead an active lifestyle.

How Busy Women Stay Active

That’s where I come in. In my photo series, How Busy Women Stay Active, I’m going to do the research for you and figure out different ways to be active so you can find what works best for you. Everybody has a story. I’m going to photograph and interview different women to find out their fitness story and how they have managed to incorporate health and fitness into their busy lives and how they stay motivated and inspired to maintain an active lifestyle. We’ll talk about how they got their start in fitness, what their favourite exercises are, how they stay motivated, and who inspires them the most. I’ll also share with you the benefits these women enjoy from fitness so you can see how your life will improve.

Woman staying active by running through the trees at sunset in Kiwanis Park in London, Ontario.

Benefits of an Active Lifestyle

Here are just some of the many benefits of living an active lifestyle:

  • Decreases the risk of diseases like heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes.
  • Helps you live longer and sleep better.
  • Helps with mental health.
  • Reduces stress levels.
  • Makes you feel more confident and less anxious.
  • Promotes strong muscles, joints, and bones which can help with preventing injury.

Stay Tuned

Stay tuned to my blog for the Active Lifestyle Posts and I have confidence that one of these busy, active women will inspire and motivate you to incorporate health and fitness into your daily routine. Not only that, they’ll also give you tips and tricks on how to do it!

Photo Stories

How Busy People Stay Active Featuring Jessie Bicks Fitness

Read how Jessie, personal trainer and owner of Jessie Bicks Fitness, manages her time and finds a way to keep on top of being a mom, entrepreneur, and personal trainer while still maintaining an active lifestyle.

How to Make Friends at the Gym

Toronto firefighter, wife, and super mom of two busy kids, Lindsay Hamilton, shows us that making the gym a social place can motivate and inspire us to keep going back and pushing ourselves farther than we would while working out on our own.

Using Fitness to Battle Breast Cancer

Michelle Goldrick, a personal trainer in London, Ontario, mom, & breast cancer survivor shares how she used fitness to battle breast cancer.

Women wearing a pink Adidas tank bicycles over a ramp in a forest.


About Julie Whelan

Julie Whelan, professional photographer of over fifteen years, has had the opportunity to shoot all over the globe--from capturing portraits in Vanuatu to shooting off rooftops in Maui to photographing products in Calgary. She now finds herself in Ontario photographing outdoor adventures and the active lifestyles of athletic individuals and athletes in competition & training. Julie has also worked with professional athletes such as Don Cherry, Darryl Sittler, and Roberto Alomar. When not behind the lens, Julie likes to unwind with a good book or spending time in the garden.

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