July 30, 2017

When it comes to strength training, it is easy to get attached to the "burn" or sensation of pulling tension in particular lifts or movements. I am convinced it is this almost palpable sensation that makes exercisers think, "Wow, that was a killer workout!"

And that bri...

June 19, 2017

I have been using the term "gluteal amnesia" a lot in classes and training sessions these days. Mostly because I just keep seeing it. It's something that happens to a lot of my students that spend a good portion of their day sitting and/or have been running with injuri...

May 12, 2017

In yesterday's post, I listed my top 6 areas to invest more in your health. My top pick may not be in your budget, but that doesn't mean you need to suffer a moment longer. With a few simple hacks, you can drastically improve your comfort and overall sleep quality.

Why...

May 9, 2017

dur-UH-bil-a-TEE/: the ability to withstand wear, pressure, or damage. This class is focused on restorative movement and recovery. Using ground-based movement, soft tissue release, and functional mobility to promote longevity and sustainable long-term progress.

If you h...

March 25, 2017

Whenever someone comes to me complaining about exercise, I tell them they need to find their joy. If someone cannot name a single form of movement that gives them joy, I would suggest they haven't spent enough time investigating. It's out there. You just have to search...

March 20, 2017

Recently, I had the pleasure to attend two 8-hour training sessions on The Roll Model® Method.

First, what on earth is The Roll Model® Method? It is a form of self-applied manual therapy that utilizes Therapy Balls to increase proprioception (your awareness of your bod...

November 9, 2016

This morning, I was party to another conversation around all things students are 'good' and 'bad' at doing. This happens a lot in the studio, usually when they hear they have to do an exercise that is difficult or unfamiliar. My favourite response? You don't have to be...

April 18, 2016

I recently read that upwards of 90% of internet users are now accessing the internet via mobile devices. As I look around and see so many bodies hunched forward over tiny screens, I am hardly surprised that one of the biggest complaints among students is a sore neck co...

April 12, 2016

Whether it is because a student wears high heeled shoes or is an avid runner, I see a fair amount of tight ankles. In all my training and years of experience as a yoga instructor, I have always been one to begin working from the ground up. Looking at foot placement and...

March 21, 2016

We've heard about the benefits of engaging in regular exercise. Sleep, immune function, and moods are generally improved. Physically, your body becomes leaner and everyday tasks become easier to perform. But one of my all time favourite benefits is one that a student g...

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