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Functional Strength

Can I Still Workout After a Fall?

Falls happen – especially in winter – and can leave you with an achy shoulder, bruised hip, or even more severe injuries (like broken bones). Generally speaking, you’ll want to err on the side of caution when it comes to picking your workout routine back up after a fall, but it may be possible to get back to it sooner […]

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How to Increase Bone Density

Did you know after 50 your bones break down faster than they rebuild? This goes for women and men. When bones become less dense, they also become weaker and more brittle. That’s why for most people, a hard fall in their 30s can be much different than in their 80s. The good news is it’s never too late in life […]

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Is It Safe to Exercise with Arthritis?

According to the Arthritis Society Canada, one out of every two seniors aged 65 years and older has arthritis. With over 100 different types of arthritis, the most common types include osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.Osteoarthritis takes the top spot, impacting about 3.9 million Canadians. The Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) defines this condition as the result of the body’s failed […]

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What Is Muscle Memory?

Just as your memory can recall certain events from the previous day or year, your body can also remember movement patterns, which is referred to as muscle memory. Muscle memory is stored in your motor neurons through repetitive movements, which means your body doesn’t have to create new neural connections, rather it ‘retrieves’ and strengthens previous ones. Plus, once a muscle […]

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How To Train for Longevity

While some people are training for a marathon and others are training to reduce their back pain and gain core strength, many people – including a great many of our clients – train to increase longevity and maintain health and vitality through the aging process.So, what is training for longevity exactly? What are a few things you should know? What […]

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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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How to Avoid an Injury

While injury isn’t always avoidable, you can reduce your risk, which will allow you to continue working toward your health and fitness goals — without pain holding you back. Here’s how to do that: 1. Do the Right ExercisesThe right exercises depend on your goals, health, and fitness level. Doing exercises that are too much or not right for you […]

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