When Doctors tell their patients to AVOID exercise

The look on my face when Doctors tell patients to AVOID exercise I usually don’t check work emails on Sunday. But while I was paddle boarding yesterday I got an email from a client I’ve been waiting to hear from…. To say – Her GP recommended she AVOID exercise  So I asked, okay did your doctor say for how long? The response – they didn’t say… they just said to avoid exercise altogether. I felt …

Food Toxicity vs. Emotional Toxicity

When I get moments to reflect, I ask myself certain questions. It is great to see people’s efforts to be more health conscious  (even if it doesn’t come particularly naturally), all in order to be healthier and essentially decrease toxicity exposure which we are so prone to. But then again WHY do we keep toxicity in our lives in other forms, such as emotional toxicity?  When it comes to health and fitness, we shall remember …

Kinesiologist standing inside Personal Training studio Capitol Hill Athletics in Burnaby

Why I don’t just ‘Personal Train’ anymore

  The greatest privilege and by far the most fulfilling aspect of my life has been my Kinesiologist/Personal Training career.  Helping people with their health and fitness has been my sole purpose. As I continue to grow personally and professionally I have found in efforts to continue to be aligned with my values and beliefs of TRULY helping people, I have to expand my coaching to transition away from only Personal Training   As much …

Personal trainer doing glute exercise on a foam roller

Foam Roller Workout

  It’s surprising (and amazing) how many people have a foam roller these days. Foam rolling is a great way to massage the tight, tender, and overactive muscles. If you do have a roller, here are some strengthening exercises you can do with it as well!  With the foam roller you can do core exercises, glute exercises (which are extremely important, and everyone of all ages should have glute training in their workouts), shoulder and upper-body …

Hip Flexor Stretch vs. Deep Front Line Stretch

  Hip flexor stretches have been prescribed to all kinds of people, from desk workers to athletes. In fact, in many cases hip flexor stretching is actually over-prescribed and wrongfully prescribed   Since the body is all connected via myofascial chains (or Anatomy Trains) rather than just focusing on a static “hip flexor stretch,” Fascial Stretching allows a large portion of the chain to be stretched which promotes the end goal or freeing up mobility …

How Much Water Should I Drink?

How much water should I drink is not a question we get asked all the time, but it should be because there are many people walking around dehydrated and has sometimes visible dehydration symptoms. Water, makes up most of our body. It is necessary for our body to carry out vital functions such as hormone production, cell regeneration, skin health, energy formation, digestion, circulation, respiration, and so much more…    Despite the importance that has …

Active Rehab Rates

Dear Clients & lawyers, Effective March 1 2019, our ICBC Active Rehab rates will be increasing to $85/hour. If the client is paying independently they will be responsible for the full $85/hour. If they have ICBC Part 7 coverage, they will be responsible for the remaining amount of $35. For questions regarding rate increase, please see our FAQ’s or feel free to contact us.   Thank you Asma @ Active Kinetix

Dehydration Symptoms (What If I Do Drink Enough Water?)

Good for you if you are drinking enough water.You’ll feel vibrant and full like this fun cactus. If not, here are some things to consider. If you are not drinking enough water and are wondering about dehydration symptoms – click one post back.  1) Water vs. Electrolytes? There is a process called osmosis which allows water to enter the cells. This is an essential piece to ‘hydration.’ As I said on my previous dehydration post – …