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SWIS 2015: Passion, polar views and my take aways

By Christina Prevett | November 17, 2015

This weekend, I attended the SWIS 2015 symposium hosted by Ken Kinaken. It had been 10 years since Ken had hosted this event and it was amazing to see it brought back. The idea behind SWIS is to integrate the professions in the wellness world so you saw health care professionals, personal trainers and strength […]

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Meet Boomer! The Therapy Dog?

By Christina Prevett | November 3, 2015

I have ALWAYS been a dog person. I love everything about them. I become more skeptical of a person if they tell me that they don’t like dogs haha. Nick is also a dog lover. Our dog Bailey is near and dear to both of our hearts. She comes with us everywhere. She’s part of […]

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You're Never too Old to Be a Track Star: Interview with Doug Smith, President of Ontario Masters Athletics

By Christina Prevett | October 21, 2015

When you think of track and field you think of Usain Bolt or Ben Johnson. Athletes in their late 20s, early 30s showing incredible feats of speed and strength. At what age do people stop competing in track? Do they need to? Track and Field is a diverse category of events and is fun regardless […]

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Lost in Translation: Bringing Academia into Small Business

By Christina Prevett | October 20, 2015

(Photo credit: http://mbconover.com/coaching/man-s-mind-jigsaw-puzzle-16951307/) The world of research can isolate itself. We have brilliant minds that work every day to improve our knowledge in a specific area. We put countless time into researching theories, fine tuning processes, and relaying that information in the written word (as in publications and journals) and at scientific conferences. The unfortunate […]

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Barriers We Face: What Older Adults Think about Exercise and 3 Things you can Do to Break Through

By Christina Prevett | October 16, 2015

Thoughts to ponder: -> Up to 40% of older persons think they would not gain any benefit from exercise. How can we as family members, health care professionals or personal trainers work to change this mindset? -> Older adults value social interaction – how are you encouraging family and friends to remain socially and physical […]

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October 15, 2015

By Christina Prevett | October 15, 2015

Update on the programming: The program at Element CrossFit is going to be increasing to 3x/week as per demand. With that, I will be posting the programming 3x/week. There will be days that will be more purely strength training and others that will incorporate both cardio and strength training. Warm Up: 1600 m Row Foam […]

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