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Rear Foot Elevated Split Squat: Common Mistakes and how to avoid them

By Christina Prevett | June 10, 2019

You’re a little bored with your workout routine right now and want to mix things up. Rear foot elevated split squat’s (or RFESS) are a great place to start. They’re a fairly large list of benefits to this movements but one of my favourite part is the unilateral work. All that means is since you’re […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Ankles, Hips and Groin

By Vanessa Kiriakou | June 9, 2019

Do you find yourself uncomfortable in the bottom of a squat? Unable to keep your heels down at the bottom, or get low? This yoga pose is for you! Our featured pose of the week is a deep yoga squat (Malasana). You may be thinking, how can a squat be part of my stretching routine […]

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Hollow Holds: How to Make Sure You’re Doing Them Correctly

By Christina Prevett | June 6, 2019

Ready for a ridiculously hard ab workout you can do pretty much anywhere?? Hollow holds are an awesome workout but they can be done incorrectly so we wanted to go through some common mistakes we generally see and how to fix them. Mistake #1; Arching the back The point of a hollow rock is to […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Hip Flexors and Quads

By Vanessa Kiriakou | June 2, 2019

Our featured yoga pose of the week is reclined hero pose. This pose is a deep hip flexor and thigh (quadriceps) stretch. It can be modified in many ways to best suit your body, though some variations might require a block or pillow. If you have any serious knee pain or injuries, you may want to […]

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Kettlebell 90/90’s: What are they and why do we do them??

By Christina Prevett | May 27, 2019

Kettlebell 90/90’s; What are they and why do we do them?? You may have seen people around doing these and wondering first why? And the second being those kind of look cool I want to try them. First things first : Why are they called 90/90’s??  Well we aren’t super creative, so we call them […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Hips

By Vanessa Kiriakou | May 26, 2019

This week’s yoga pose of the week is thread the needle, also known as figure 4 pose. It is one of the best hip stretches, particularly for the piriformis muscle. It is more accessible than some other hip openers, and can be modified for all levels. Tight hips are extremely common, especially for people who […]

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