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 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...

April 8, 2017

A recurring theme as the weather shifts and students approach their first, second, or even third anniversary at Fit Club is burn out. Form suffers, moods swing, and fatigue sets in. The first, the absolute FIRST, thing I want you to focus on when this starts to happen?...

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...

January 25, 2017

Several students, friends, and family members have been asking how they can tell the difference between a dud and a winner. To the uninitiated, it can be hard to tell a good personal trainer from a bad one. Here is a short list of what to look for --

  1. Do they have a...

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...

March 14, 2016

First, how do you know when you have reached a plateau?

No apparent physical change

if you are seeking fat loss from your training and nutrition, it is as simple as seeing no change in body composition. Notice, I said composition. Not weight. If you haven't seen your bat...

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