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postpartum row

Exercise during pregnancy and postpartum: rowing edition

By Christina Prevett | June 10, 2019

Exercise during pregnancy is good for you! That being said, we definitely need to start scaling some things as you get into the later stages of your pregnancy.   What about a diastasis? One thing that has gained a lot of attention recently is diastasis recti. This is a separation of the ab muscles that […]

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active shoulder

Active shoulders; is there a proper way to hang from a bar??

By Christina Prevett | June 10, 2019

Is there a proper way to hang from a bar? Well yes and no, I hate that answer but it really depends on context. Today however we are just going to go over the active shoulder position.  Now what does that mean: Active shoulders just means pulling down on the bar not just hanging relying on […]

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rear foot elevated split squat

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

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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