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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Triceps and Chest

By Vanessa Kiriakou | June 23, 2019

Our featured yoga pose of the week is an upper body stretch for the triceps and chest. The upper body is sometimes forgotten when doing mobility work. However, it is important to be mobile in the chest, shoulders and upper body. Many movements require sufficient mobility in the upper body. Also, it can help to […]

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box jumps

Box Jumps: How to do them properly and what to avoid

By Christina Prevett | June 18, 2019

Some people are really intimidated by them some people absolutely love them. It can also be a really cool and proud moments for someone to do a single box jumps because it can be one of the most intimidating things in the gym. So here is a list of the Do’s and Don’t of box […]

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Yoga Pose of the Week – Focus on the Spine and Hips

By Vanessa Kiriakou | June 16, 2019

Do you often sit with poor posture? Find yourself unable to utilize your spine’s natural range of motion? This week’s featured yoga pose is especially beneficial for you! Our pose of the week is a seated spinal twist. A seated spinal twist can be performed in a variety of ways to best suit your body. […]

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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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