27 episodes

What happens when we play outside? 

We become healthier - both mentally and physically 

We become more creative and more focused


We connect - with nature, each other, and ourselves 

Let’s Take This Outside: a new podcast hosted by me - Mary Anne Ivison - an aspiring outdoor athlete and nature lover.. I speak to athletes, outdoor professionals, and scientists about their connection to nature, how it affects their performance and everyday life.

Let's Take This Outside Mary Anne Ivison

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What happens when we play outside? 

We become healthier - both mentally and physically 

We become more creative and more focused


We connect - with nature, each other, and ourselves 

Let’s Take This Outside: a new podcast hosted by me - Mary Anne Ivison - an aspiring outdoor athlete and nature lover.. I speak to athletes, outdoor professionals, and scientists about their connection to nature, how it affects their performance and everyday life.

    Real Perriard - Endurance Athlete and CSM President

    Real Perriard - Endurance Athlete and CSM President

    Real is an Ottawa based outdoor and endurance enthusiast. He has participated in the Canadian Ski Marathon since 1991 – taking part every year because it’s an event that means so much to him personally and to the local outdoor community. Real is currently the “CSM” president and with a team of volunteers helped guide the event through the pandemic years.

    About the Canadian Ski Marathon:

    The Canadian Ski Marathon (CSM) is North America’s oldest XC cross country ski event. It has been held the 2nd weekend of February since 1967 and takes place in the beautiful Outaouais region of Quebec, centered in Montebello. Skiers of all ages and abilities can register for a variety of categories allowing them to ski 1 to 5 sections ranging from 12 to 25 km each day on classic groomed trails through a breathtaking winter landscape. This 160 km linear trail is unique and is only used once each year in its entirety! The CSM is not a timed race, but a personal ski adventure set in some of Canada’s most picturesque countryside. No matter the challenge you set for yourself, you are sure to find a friendly smile, or words of encouragement on the trail, as well as a warm mug of honey water, and supportive volunteers at the next checkpoint. There is something for everyone at the CSM!
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    • 39 min
    Corinna Coffin - Elite Athlete and Registered Sports Dietician

    Corinna Coffin - Elite Athlete and Registered Sports Dietician

    Corinna Coffin is a registered sports dietician, nutrition coach and hybrid athlete on a mission to help others realize their true potential and lead healthier lives through nutrition & fitness.
    Corinna’s interest in nutrition first began as a personal pursuit to improve her own health and performance as a multisport athlete at Virginia Tech. There she competed on the university’s club lacrosse and triathlon teams and received dual degrees in Nutrition, Food & Exercise and Spanish. After graduating, Corinna competed professionally in the sport of obstacle course racing for several years before pursuing a master’s degree in sports nutrition at the University of Utah and becoming a licensed dietitian. 
    Corinna’s affinity for sport and competition has remained steadfast over the last 8 years (and counting!). During this time, she has podiumed at over 40 races including the Spartan Race World Championships and Obstacle Course Racing World Championships, she has competed at the CrossFit Games, won the Tough Mudder X Championships and Spartan Stadion Series and took second at the 2020 and 2021 Spartan Games. More recently, Corinna has been pursuing a new fitness venture called The Tactical Games, which is a combination of shooting and fitness.
    Corinna owns her own remote coaching practice, RD Athlete Nutrition LLC and currently resides in Louisiana with her husband, Taylor.
    Corinna's Coaching Website
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    • 39 min
    Ted Kalil - Chair of Nordic Canada

    Ted Kalil - Chair of Nordic Canada

    Ted Kalil is the chair of Nordiq Canada and a strong ally to females in sport.
    Ted’s love for the outdoors started at age 9 attending Camp Nominingue in the Laurentians (with ties to the legendary Jackrabbit Johannsen, who effectively introduced nordic skiing to North America). It was there, in cedar canvas canoes built onsite at the camp, that his passion for paddling first began.
    One of his favourite quotes is Camp Nominingue’s motto, which is from Henry David Thoreau’s book, Walden, and it reads, “Rise free from care before the dawn, and seek adventure. Let the noon find thee by other lakes, and the night overtake thee everywhere at home."
    As a father to 3 daughters, Ted has a passion for supporting women in sport. He served for years on the board of Fast & Female, Chandra Crawford’s not-for-profit, and moved over to the Nordiq Canada board where he now serves as the Chair since 2021.
    Ted has also been participating in the Canadian Ski Marathon every year since 2018, including twice completing the Coureur de Bois Bronze (160km ski).
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    • 39 min
    Dr. Joanna Young - Glaciology Expert and Environmental Educator

    Dr. Joanna Young - Glaciology Expert and Environmental Educator

    Dr. Joanna Young is an environmental educator with over a decade of experience leading backcountry expeditions for youth. She is the Director of Alaska Programs for Inspiring Girls Expeditions and a co-founder of the Girls on Ice Alaska program, which are unique, tuition-free expeditions for high school girls and gender-expansive youth that combine science, art, and outdoor exploration.
    Joanna is also an expert in glaciology who studies how Alaska’s glaciers are losing mass in climate change, and how that impacts communities downstream. Altogether, Joanna's work has the unifying goal of using research and education as vehicles for social justice and inclusion towards environmental sustainability.
    Links:
    https://joannayoung.mystrikingly.com/ (Personal)
    https://uaf-iarc.org/?directory_entry=joanna-young (Research)
    https://www.inspiringgirls.org/joanna-young (Inspiring Girls Expeditions)
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    • 36 min
    The Cross-Country Skiing Episode with Michael Bennett (Euro-Sports)

    The Cross-Country Skiing Episode with Michael Bennett (Euro-Sports)

    Michael Bennett is a ski and cycling enthusiast, and owner of Euro-Sports in Ottawa, ON.
    Michael founded Euro-Sports in 2004, after spending his youth working in outdoor stores in Huntsville and Ottawa, and his parent’s ski shop in Muskoka.
    Euro-Sports is “your Multi-Sport Lifestyle Shop” where every staff member fully indulges in the outdoor lifestyle. From cycling and trail running in the summer, to cross-country skiing, ski-mo and running in the winter months, they have you covered for all seasons.
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    • 38 min
    Nomades Du Parc - Bringing Together Outdoor Enthusiasts

    Nomades Du Parc - Bringing Together Outdoor Enthusiasts

    Nomades du Parc was created by Jacob and Vincent, two lovers of the Outaouais region who decided to settle in the heart of Chelsea, at the entrance to Gatineau Park, to offer you the rental of bikes and paddle board (SUP) by integrating guided experiences.
    You will only need one visit to see that the community is at the heart of this new adventure!
    The NDP team offers you a community facility with a terrace, a self-service bike repair station and a cleaning station that will make your bike shine throughout the park! Finally, Nomades du Parc hopes to bring together all the outdoor enthusiasts who will pass through the Outaouais.
    https://nomadesduparc.com
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    • 32 min

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