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Leasider Stacy Irvine wrote and published a book called, "Your Better Instincts".
Leasider Stacy Irvine wrote and published a book called, “Your Better Instincts”.

Back in September 2017, we profiled the Irvine family of Leaside. Stacy and her husband Tim run Totum Life Science, a successful fitness and wellness studio with multiple locations.  

In addition, Stacy, a practising chiropractor, regularly guest stars on Cityline, is the fitness editor for Chatelaine, and runs online fitness programs on Instagram. She has degrees in kinesiology and exercise physiology and is the go-to expert for all things fit and well. And she is a busy mum of three children. If all that isn’t enough, Dr. Irvine has managed to write and publish a book while keeping things afloat during the pandemic. 

After a lifetime of coaching and training athletes and dancers of all levels, Dr. Irvine wondered what the secret to motivation was: While we have all been told what we need to do to maintain health, so many of us clearly don’t do it! We suffer from obesity and poor health, we eat badly, and are stressed and sleep deprived. 

Cover photo for Stacy Irvine's book, "Your Better Instincts".

Your Better Instincts seeks to reveal the secret to uncovering one’s natural inner strengths and motivation in the pursuit of better mental and physical health. Dr. Irvine believes our instincts are “our natural superpower for improving our health, happiness, and performance.” Recognizing and listening to those instincts is the key to breaking through barriers and moving forward. The book follows her depth of knowledge gained through years of experience as well as studies and testimonials from experts. There are training tools, personal anecdotes and interviews with Chris Hadfield, Geddy Lee and Lynda Reeves among others. Her own personal story drives the investigation and is a charming read. —Robin Dickie 

About Robin Dickie 4 Articles
Robin is a graphic designer and writer with numerous publishing and corporate clients. Born and raised in downtown TO and as a former New Yorker, she now adores living in Leaside. She is an avid hockey mum and self-confessed tree-hugger. She spent many years volunteering at Rolph Road PS including President of Council and the Home & School Association. Designing Leaside Life is her favourite job!