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Core Strength

The Importance of Proper Alignment When Exercising (And How It Can Affect Your Long-Term Health)

When you exercise, various forces impact the body’s joints. These include sheering, rotational, and compression forces. Generally, these small forces help the body become stronger. If, however, the body isn’t aligned properly during a movement, this can do more harm than good.It’s common to underestimate the importance of alignment during exercise – but it is a critical component of long-term […]

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5 Super Swiss Ball Exercises

The reality is that sometimes, workouts can become stale.  But thankfully, introducing a simple and inexpensive piece of equipment – like a Swiss Ball – can open up a ton of new possibilities and/or make our workout more challenging.Using a Swiss Ball is a great way to add core and balance work into any of your other exercises. Below is […]

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Lower Back Pain: How Exercise Helps

If you have low back pain, you are not alone; in fact, nearly every adult will encounter low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives, which makes this an important topic of discussion.Research clearly shows that physical activity is beneficial in the prevention and management of low back pain. Below are answers to common questions that we get […]

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What Is The Real Cost of Inactivity?

The Government of Canada recommends that all adults achieve about 150 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each week. However, Statistics Canada notes that only about 16% of adults achieve this recommended amount. And it makes sense if you consider the fact that we spend more time than ever on screens, move less than humans ever have, and have […]

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How to Workout With an Injury

There’s no doubt about it – injuries can be frustrating, especially for those who exercise frequently. But you don’t have to stop working out – in fact, staying mobile is one of the best things you can do for yourself while nursing an injury. Below is our advice for coping with, diagnosing and healing your injury – without taking a […]

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Our Guide to Good Posture

Are you feeling like your shoulders have dropped, your back is curled, and sitting up straight feels strange? You might suffer from bad posture. Let’s think of a bowling ball being supported by a small branch on a tree, over time the branch will start to curve. This is the same as what occurs in our bodies as the human […]

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How to Workout at Home: Tips and Exercises

Physical fitness is at the top of many adults’ to-do lists, but if not made a priority, it can easily get pushed to the bottom of the list as life gets in the way. Ensuring you make the time for exercise in your daily routine can help you lose weight, build strength and ward off disease. Improving your sleep and […]

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How to do a step up on a chair

How to do a step up on a chair I have always believed it’s possible to have an effective workout without a gym and with minimal equipment.And now more than ever people are going online to learn how. One of the first exercises I enjoy to teach people how to do – once they advance for being able to do […]

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