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 …