Author Archive for: justina

Building Better Balance and Tripping Reflexes

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” Benjamin Franklin, 1736 Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians with 20-30% seniors experiencing one or more falls each year. Falls cause 85% of seniors’ injury-related hospitalizations, 95% of all hip fractures, $2 billion a year in direct healthcare costs, and over one third of seniors are admitted

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Better Knees with Bungee

So you are concerned about your knee, or shoulder, or getting hurt? The Bungee Fitness set-up was created by an Orthopedic trauma surgeon in order to get his clients back to their level of desired fitness using a variety of principles. So it is designed to be safe! Watch the following video of rehab for the knee provided to me

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But I was told not to squat….

To Squat or Not to Squat? The following information is based on a study from the University of Alberta & Explosive Strength Athletics in Irvine, CA. “Squat Exercise Progression”, Strength and Conditioning Journal, V33, #2, April 2011 Squatting exercises are popular in exercise for both athletic and nonathletic groups to increase upper and lower leg muscle strength and power. It

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Full Body Function with Rowing Machine

While you are waiting for a class at the studio, try out a rowing machine in the gym to jump start your warm up and get connected with the full body feeling of movement. After working all day in an office environment, some people need more time to get the body working as a unit. Isolating muscles to increase strength, mobility

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