What a Pain in the Back!
DID YOU KNOW... Back pain is one of the most common & disabling of injuries? A large percentage of the population complains of recurring back pain (this increases with age!). More males than females get back injuries Back pain is a common risk in these types of occupations: truckers, firefighters, health care workers (paramedics, nurses, aides), and labourers. Back pain is commonly caused or made worse by poor posture, overweight/obesity, repetitive sprains & strains, muscle
SHAKE IT UP Challenge
In my years of teaching in the personal training field and working with clients I have talked to many women who don't make fitness a priority because they simply don't know where to start & what to do OR they are bored with their workout routine, begin to lose interest, and have no idea how to change up their workouts to breathe new life into their routine. These are the exact reasons I felt the need to create my 5- day free SHAKE IT UP Challenge! The SHAKE IT UP Chall
Spice up your workouts with these training styles!
It is that time of year where you pack away the summer treats and start to get serious about your fitness again. You've been to the gym a few times now and have your list of favourite strength exercises you do regularly, but you are already starting to get bored with your routine. You remember a post I did last year on adding some zip into your workouts (this one here!) and refresh your strength training with some of my suggestions (well done!). Instead of chancing that you
Jet Set July - your travel workout itinerary
It's summer vacation time - where are you jet setting to? Whether you are heading to the woods, the lake, the beach, the mountains, or the prairies I have your vacation workouts covered! Jet Set July is your travel workout itinerary. No matter where you are going all you need to pack is a mini-band. No gym required, no fancy equipment needed. Just you, your motivation, your mini-band, and the great outdoors! My Jet Set July workouts are going to help you work up a sweat b
Busting the Most Common Strength Training Myths!
Jane’s family has a family reunion BBQ every summer where the burgers, coleslaw, and beer flow freely. There are fun games of horseshoes, volleyball, and potato sack races where the winners have bragging rights for the year. Last year the family added a push-up challenge that everyone had to enter. Jane rides 5 days a week, takes a yoga class twice a week, and a spin class once a week, so she is confident she has the strength to master the push-up challenge. The rules are