Functional Strength

How to improve your posture through exercise

Modern technology is continuously evolving, and the boom of the internet and digital devices has significantly transformed the way we communicate, work, and interact with information. Though the convenience, connection, and accessibility brought on by these innovations is inarguable, there has been a less-discussed yet very real consequence: the adverse impact on our posture. The widespread use of computers, smartphones, and […]


how to protect your knees from pain

As pivotal joints in our body, the knees bear the brunt of our movements and activities. This makes them susceptible to wear and tear over time.Whether you’re dealing with knee pain or aiming to prevent it, adopting a holistic approach to knee health is paramount. In this guide, we’ll delve into the many causes of knee pain and discuss exercise […]


Nielsen Fitness’ Guide to Strength Training for Seniors

Strength training is an important part of any fitness program, especially for seniors. As we age, our muscles naturally weaken, making it more difficult to stay active. Strength training helps build strong bones and muscles, which can lead to improved balance, better posture, improved coordination, and increased stamina. For older adults, strength training can also reduce the risk of injury […]


Want to age well? Work on your grip strength.

Today, we’re going to shed light on an often neglected yet crucial aspect of physical fitness: grip strength. Often overlooked in discussions about physical health, grip strength plays a crucial role in our overall well-being. In simplest terms, it refers to how much force our hand muscles can generate when gripping an object.While it may seem like a minor aspect […]


4 Exercises for Better Balance

In a recent blog post about the importance of strength training to combat and prevent muscle decay, we discussed the importance of balance to defend against the risk of falling. We also touched on the fact that the number one cause of accidental death in adults over the age of 65 is falling, and the best way to reduce your risk […]


Our five favourite looped band exercises

Looped exercise bands are affordable, accessible, and transportable pieces of exercise equipment that we at Nielsen Fitness often recommend. Trainers are able to bring a variety of sizes and strengths that can suit all client levels, right to your door. However, it’s not uncommon for a trainer to suggest a client purchase their your own set of bands: Owning some […]


Can Exercise Help People With Parkinsons?

Did you know we work with all populations, including those with Parkinsons?At Nielsen Fitness, we believe that everyone deserves to live their best life, regardless of any challenges they may face. That’s why we specialize in working with my clients with special and unique needs, including chronic conditions and injuries.  If you or a loved one has Parkinson’s disease, you know […]


Cracking the Code: Why Do My Joints Pop?

Many of us are guilty of cracking our knuckles or bending our fingers and toes to produce that satisfying popping sound. For some, it’s a habit that brings relief, while for others, it’s a source of annoyance. But have you ever wondered what actually causes that popping sound and whether it’s harmful or not?There are several theories about joint popping, […]