Come On Down To The Vancouver Wellness Show

Are you in Vancouver this weekend and interested in fitness, food and fun? Come on down to the Vancouver Convention Centre and attend the 24th annual Wellness Show!


Tomorrow kicks off the first day of the 2016 Vancouver Wellness Show and I couldn’t be more excited! If you’ve been a long time follower of mine then you would know that I’ve been attending the Wellness Show every year for the past 4 years as a Valentine’s Day tradition. This year I’ve been asked to attend as Media, so I’ll be filming my experience for my YouTube channel, uploading a recap blog post (that will feature a swag bag haul), and trying my best to live-tweet while I’m at the show.

wellness show 2016

The Wellness Show features 250 exhibitors and 5 stages for workshops and demonstrations, all themed around health, fitness, food, healthy living, wellness, gardening, and living a balanced lifestyle. Don’t miss the Organic Market Selection booth presented by Nesters Market, which will be offering free samples of delicious, healthy and organic foods found at Nesters Market locations, the new Healthy Families Zone, which includes family-friendly workshops, demonstrations, and a kids area, the Fitness Demo Stage, the Celebrity Cooking Stage, which will feature BC top chefs, the Candid Conversations Power Panel, and my personal favorite, and the Dairy Farmers All You Need Is Cheese seminar, where you can taste test and learn about 6 varieties of cheese!

the wellness show 2016

Here’s all the information that you need to know about the 2016 Wellness Show:

Location: Vancouver Convention Centre EAST (in the same building as the Pan Pacific), Halls B & C.

Times and dates: 
Friday, February 12, 2016
12:00 – 7:00PMSaturday, February 13, 2016
10:00AM – 7:00PMSunday, February 14, 2016
10:00AM – 6:00PM

(purchase your tickets HERE:
General admission: $14.50
3 Day pass: $30.00
Seniors 65+ or students with valid ID: $12.50
Children: $6.00
Children 5 and under: FREE
Family passes for two adults and two children are available for $25.
If you want to learn more about the Wellness Show, check out their website at and their social media links here:
Hashtag: #wellness16
Let me know on Twitter @pandamoniumpink or Instagram @pandamoniumpinkfit if you’ll be attending the Wellness Show as well. I’ll be walking around the Wellness Show tomorrow (Friday Feb 12) afternoon with my big DSLR camera and monster monopod getting YouTube footage, so if you see me, don’t be afraid to say hello!
Keep smiling,

How To Set Attainable Goals

Can you believe that we’re almost halfway through the first month of the new year? It’s crazy how fast time flies when we’re busy trying to get out of winter vacation mode and back to reality. I personally can’t wait until the month is over because that means that my gym will start to quiet down and I will no longer have to wait in line to use any of the machines!

During this morning’s training session I was talking to my trainer about my 2016 health and fitness goals. 2015 was my year of recovery and now I want to build on my progress and work on creating a physically and mentally stronger version of myself. I posted a YouTube video last week briefly outlining my personal and fitness goals, since I’ve been told that I’m more likely to achieve my goals if I share them with people who can keep me accountable, but I’m now reviewing and editing each one of them so that they’re S.M.A.R.T goals.

If you’ve worked with a team of colleagues, have taken business or leadership classes, or have read up on goal setting, you’ve most likely come across the S.M.A.R.T acronym. S.M.A.R.T is a goal setting process that stands for specific, measurable, relevant and time based. The more defined and planned the goal is, the higher the chance that it will be met.


Here’s what you need to think about while setting a S.M.A.R.T goal:

Define the goal as much as possible and think about:
Who is involved?
What do you want to accomplish?
Where will it be done?
Why am you doing this?
Which constraints or restrictions do you have?

Can you track and measure the outcome?
How will you know when the goal is accomplished?

Make sure that the goal is not out of reach or below your standard performance.
Is the goal reasonable enough to be accomplished?

Is the goal worthwhile and will it meet your needs?
Is your goal consistent with the other goals that you have made and will it fit in with your short or long term plans?

Setting a time limit establishes a sense of urgency.
Think about the day/month/year that you want to complete your goal.

I hope this helps anyone who is setting 2016 goals and resolutions. Feel free to share your goals and resolutions with me in the comment section down below or on Twitter @pandamoniumpink. If you want to follow my health and fitness journey and keep me accountable, check out my health and fitness Instagram account @pandamoniumpinkfit.

Keep smiling,