Ever Feel Like Your Fitness Goals Are Not Within Reach?

Yes, sometimes it feels like your fitness goals are never within reach. Don’t worry you are not alone. I’m not going to say “just breathe and let it go” because… Well…. Fitness is IMPORTANT!! Rather, aside from numerous questions, I would also ask if you pay attention to your breathing. What does breathing have to do with your fitness goals? It has everything to do with your health, sleep quality (hormone regulation), DIGESTION (proper absorption …

Feeling Stiff?

Not sure whose with me but I feel super stiff any time I have a lack of exercise routine! Whether I’m out of town or have a big project I’m working on, I’m always excited to get into the regimen, and to make sure I don’t hurt myself going back to the gym after a week, 2 weeks, more, I make sure to book my FST sessions to ensure my mobility is up to par …

20 Variations of One of The Best Core Exercises – The Side Plank

The video below contains side plank variations for beginners to intermediate to advanced. The side plank is a great exercise to strengthen the core and hip muscles for those that experience low back tension, tight hips, and various other dysfunctions that can arise. One of the great things about the side plank core exercise is that you can gauge that your core is progressively getting stronger. There is no set length of time for each …

Stretches for (or to prevent) Knee Pain

There are various different possibilities for knee pain. Sometimes the malfunction may come from the leg muscles/hip joint and travel down, and sometimes it may come from the feet/ankle joint and travel up (video coming soon). Sometimes knee pain comes from athletics/wear and tear/direct impact. In which case, it requires acute treatment – Physiotherapy/Chiropractic treatment, which is to be followed by active therapy – stretching and strengthening. If your case of knee pain comes from …

Move Better! FST Xmas Gift Cards Are Back!

YES!! WE DO HAVE THEM AGAIN! We’re a little late this year so if there’s that someone that you want to give an hour of heaven to — Fascial Stretch Therapy has been a very popular gift for people 30-65🎁🎄for a few years now! If you haven’t purchased yourFST Christmas Gift Cards yet, these puppies are on sale for $80 (60 min stretch sesh). Regular $100-$115. *One GC can be used per person*   If you’ve …

What Foods Do I Recommend??

I was chatting with a lovely client yesterday, and we got talking about digestion. I must have been going on my Apple Cider Vinegar rant, and then she asked if there are any foods I highly recommend. That got me thinking. Prior to this year 75% of my conversations and blog posts and interest were in nutrition and the affect it has on our insides and our outsides. I still 100% believe that, but I …

Another one of the ‘Big 3’ Core Exercises!

If you read our last post, you know that “super stiffness” is a concept put forward by Dr. Stuart McGill (world renowned spine expert) that encourages a strong Mid-Section. From Power lifters to new moms, the Big 3 exercises are what Dr. Stuart McGill highly encourages to avoiding injury, for proper mechanics, re-training faulty habits that naturally develop, and to allow you to keep your back strong no matter what activities your doing.  Give the …

4 Progressions to one of the ‘Big 3’ Core Exercises

Core strengthening exercises have definitely evolved from 20 years ago. Gone are the days where lying down leg raises and sit ups are the best core exercises. Dr. Stuart McGill the world renowned Professor of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo is one of the World’s experts on spine biomechanics. From his years of research and clinical experience working with 1000’s of everyday people, he has put together the “BIG 3.” The top 3 exercises …