kids, barbell, sports, dryland training

Kids can Lift a Barbell!

By Christina Prevett | January 21, 2018

The question of strength training in youth (6-11) and adolescents (12-16) has been a topic of debate in the health care and strength and conditioning communities for years. There’s a common belief among parents and unfortunately, health care professionals that resistance training in youth is unsafe. This claim is based on the argument that because […]

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FAQ080: What does STAVE OFF mean and how did it come into existence?

By Christina Prevett | January 4, 2018

STAVE OFF = Strength Training, Aging, Vitality and Energy  I thought that for this frequently asked question, I would take it a little personal. We often have clients coming into the gym or into the physiotherapy clinic asking us about what our name, STAVE OFF, means. STAVE OFF started actually as a spin off of […]

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community, gym, program

Meet Nadia

By Nick Prevett | December 28, 2017

We have some pretty amazing members, and Nadia is one of them! she’s been with us for just over a year now and going strong. Originally from the Netherlands Nadia moved to Kingston 2 years ago, and decided to get her fitness back on track with a wedding right around the corner We couldn’t be […]

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Melissa Eapen loves STAVE OFF!!

By Nick Prevett | December 20, 2017

Mel is a small business owner. Her life is busy. So when she realized that she had put health and fitness on the back burner she knew she needed to make a change. Mel has been a member of ours since March of 2017. In that time she has made amazing progress including losing almost […]

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community, gym, together, group

The Importance of Community and especially ours at STAVE OFF

By Christina Prevett | December 17, 2017

I sit here reflecting on the weeks that have passed. It’s the holiday season and it is almost New Years. It tends to be a time of more reflection and goal setting. The more I reflect on my life, and that of the gym over the last year, the one word that keeps sticking out […]

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grip strength, older adults, aging, faq

FAQ075: Why is grip strength so important?

By Christina Prevett | August 14, 2017

As we get older, we know that we lose muscle strength, grip strength included! Grip strength refers to the strength of the muscles in the forearms and hands to carry out day-to-day activities. Some of these activities include unscrewing a stubborn jar or carrying in groceries. It’s the running joke at STAVE OFF that we […]

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