|Posted on May 7, 2017 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
Most of our clients are short on time these days, so it’s no surprise that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is one of the top 5 fitness trends of the year (again).
The challenge is that HIIT classes can be unnecessarily tough on the body if not taught or performed properly.
Learn how to teach safe HIIT classes that utilize all intensity variables and get your clients results with the new HIIT Certificate Program (earn up to 9 CECs)!
We will also have a similar workshop with canfitpro CEC at Thunder Bay FITNESS SUMMIT June 17th
For more information contact Anne Parr [email protected]
Thanks have a great day.
|Posted on January 1, 2017 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
Hope that your Christmas was filled with Joy!
Your New Year Brings Prosperity and Hope for all!
Coming up time to register for best price NOW!
canfitpro FIS CERTIFICATION COURSE/EXAM
2017 COURSES Dates & Times
Jan 28 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jan 29 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 100 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb. 4 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb. 5 9:00 pm - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Theory Exam Mar. 4 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Want to start the New Year off on the right foot?
Come join Jackie as she completes her FIS certification
her Practium will be Monday
DAY & TIME: Jan 2 2017
PLACE: College Fitness Centre room 201
|Posted on September 21, 2016 at 2:45 PM||comments (0)|
Leading Edge Gym is Moving !!
Leading Edge will be opening October 1 st in their new location inside the Sports Dome located on the CLE grounds.
Our new gym will feature an MMA cage , boxing ring , 12 station heavy bag rack, grappling mat , pro shop and a fully equipped fitness area perfect for all of your functional strength and conditioning needs . Leading Edge's experienced and dedicated coaching staff are offering classes in Boxing , Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Bang Muay Thai & Kickboxing ,Kids MMA and fitness, Self defence, group fitness classes ,fitness only memberships and personal training .
Call 355-0293 to set up a tour or to try out your first class. Many classes have limited enrolment so call soon.
Leading Edge Fall Schedule
Mon & Wed:
5:30pm - 6:30 pm - Kids MMA (12 kids max starts mid to late October)
5:30 pm – 6:30 Fighter fitness
6:30 pm – 7:30 Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (gi)
7:30 pm – 8:45 Boxing ( all levels)
Tues & Thurs:
9:30 am - 11am - Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu ( gi & no- gi )
5:30 pm – 6:30 Submission Wrestling / No-Gi BJJ
5:30pm- 6:30 - Fighter fitness/ Fundamental Boxing.
6:30 pm – 7:30 Bang Muay Thai kickboxing
** Our MMA program includes the no-gi and the Muay Thai program.
6:30 pm - 7:30 Essential BJJ for beginners
6:30 pm – 8:00 Self defence
7:30 pm – 9:00 Competitor training class / open mat (MMA , Boxing , Muay Thai kickboxing and BJJ)
Open Mat – 5:30pm-7 pm.
11:00 am – 12:30 pm Fighter Fitness and Boxing (all levels)
1pm – 2:30 BJJ (no-gi) Starts mid October.
11:00 am – 12:30 pm BJJ (gi)
|Posted on September 12, 2016 at 10:55 AM||comments (0)|
2-MINUTE COLD WATER SHOWER CHALLENGE
End your morning shower with 2-minutes of cold water. It’ll be tough the first couple times, but you’ll be amazed at how refreshing it becomes.
This was posted by
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/99851/99851-6179634018603061248" target="_blank">Co-Creator of Awake and Alive
Thanks for the great post Michael would be refreshing. I have always used cold water baths when I have injured myself. The sooner the better 5 - 15 minutes and continue for 3 - 5 days depending on the injury. It works, must have a tolerance for cold.
Anne Parr PRO TRAINER FIS
|Posted on July 8, 2016 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
There is so much HOT YOGA out there these days, love to share what the HOT Yoga Dr. suggests.
TIP: What do you mean when you talk about ‘connections’ in yoga? Is it physical, metaphysical, cosmic?
It’s such a huge metaphor. So, in this email we’re talking of your hot yoga "interconnectedness".
If you’re after even more practical applications of all the poses then I recommend you take a look at:
Hello super yoga peep,
As promised, here's the second last instalment of this 4 part mini-series. There’s a tiny mention here of the last 2 emails. Now, down to business… This third system is the core of your yoga practice and follows on from the last 2 articles about how I recommend you take a systemic approach to Hot Yoga.
One System To Rule Them All! (Hehe)
Making improvements sometimes means you stand back from a ‘pose’ and look at how your body pieces movement and function together. If I can help you with one thing it is to find practical ways to think of your body in ‘systems’. You get to remove risk AND get better focus and become more present in your body and practice. A real win/win, wouldn’t you say?
The systems we already covered (last 2 newsletters) are:
1.Neck, shoulders and arms
2.Legs, knees and feet
Here’s the crucial link: You tie those systems together with the engagement of your muscles in your torso. It’s a real physical link! And I am going to show you some great examples of how they interconnect as you read on.
Just before we move on, these 3 big systems are simply examples that I chose for you to focus on - but there are many more which we explore in The Hot Yoga MasterClass.
What is core strength and why is it so vitally important?
Actually let's not think of it as core strength but as your core system. Because, broadly speaking it is a system of abdominal support for your spine!
For want of a better term, you have a floating sac of organs in your abdominal cavity which literally hangs off the inside surface of your back.
Surrounding this bag of goodies are some muscle layers.
The organs are protected around the back side by your back itself (by spine bones, scapulae and ribs). While at the front it's expandable and pliable so that you can do 'regular' things like eating, overeating(!), process your food, have babies and deliver them.
You need your core muscles to do just about anything:
* Walk effectively;
* Perform exercise;
* Lean; and
* Just about everything else … to your best ability.
The better your core system functions, the better you can do all the above. Of course you can probably do ALL those things above to a reasonable extent so it is very hard to even see the need to improve something when it’s not clear it needs improving!!!
Having great abs DOES NOT MEAN YOU HAVE A STRONG CORE.
You heard me! Yep, that strong looking, buff-looking yogi next to you (or staring back at you from the mirror) may have a 6-pack, be toned and fit but have POOR CORE STRENGTH. It’s hard to believe.
[Aside: I should ask you, do you think that you get a strong core by sucking in your stomach? (read on for the answer, because every Bikram class I have ever been a student in, has always told me to do this.)]
On the one hand many people let their abdominal muscles go. They have no abdominal tone, they are prone to back aches and abdominal conditions.
At the other end of that continuum are people who have well-toned muscular systems that support the spine in ALL their activities, from walking, yoga, lifting, bending and so on.
What's the middle ground?
Well one group of people LOOK, for all intents and purposes, as if they are healthy and toned and fit. They have strong abs. They work on their 6-pack. Their rectus abdominis or RA. They may even be the yogi next to you in class. But that’s just a perception that hides a different truth.
What makes up your Core Strength?
Core strength is often touted by fitness professionals and even some yoga teachers as abdominal strength.
This is a huge - and possibly risky - simplification.
It's a common misconception to think that because you have a 6-pack or strong abs that you have good abdominal support for your spine.
WARNING: This next section does contain the technical names for some muscle groups! However, it WILL help you really understand how to pay attention to some *very* important parts of your body ...
In broad brushstrokes we have the rectus abdominis muscles (the washboard muscles or RA) and the transverse abdominis (which we can refer to from now on as TA) and the external obliques.
While it's nice to have that external tone (of your RA or rectus abdominis that comes from crunches and sit-ups) the tone that REALLY matters and has a HUGE impact on your health, vitality, ability to breathe and keep a good posture (even your yoga postures) is that of your TA or Transverse Abdominis and the way all 3 muscles work together to form a complex brace.
So washboards and protective strength are mismatched if you don't have the underlying tone in your TA and your obliques.
What's worse, ab training (RA) to get a 6-pack can actually mean a LOSS OF STRENGTH in the exact area that you need it.
In fact an over-focus on abdominal muscle training (of RA) can be the cause of back pain.
We've all heard the phrase to 'suck in the stomach'. What that does is work your RA. This MAY but does NOT guarantee the engagement of your TA.
It only works for people who know HOW to do it.
But for those who don't - for example:
>> If you have had an operation
>> If you gave birth
>> If you sit a lot
>> If you slouch in your chair
>> If you are a chronic desk user who crosses your legs,
>> Or if you lean back into your chair
>> If you struggle in some of your yoga poses! ... then
... if you are keen on creating that tone in your abs, you could actually be contributing to a WORSENING of your problem if you only ‘suck in your stomach’.
This happens because you are overtraining the WRONG MUSCLES and causing a weakness in your TA. That's definitely an unintended consequence that has incredibly far-reaching results.
How do you discover or re-discover your core?
Well, if you know how to pick up a box or a child correctly then you know you'll be keeping your back straight and bending your legs and keeping a good center of gravity.
When you do this you will stack the cards in your favour to create effective hydraulic pressure in the abdomen which will protect your back.
This is because the sac of organs is made up of about 90% of water. Do you want that sac of water slopping out of control all over the place? No way!
Your core muscles work together to brace the liquid bag firmly against your spine, helping protect it.
As you can see this is a complex subject to tackle in one email. I just can't stand to short change you!
So rather than making it any longer I'll leave you to ponder whether you think you have good core strength. Next issue I'll give you some practical and SIMPLE ways to learn how to engage your core.
I'll also tie this entire series together for better understanding!
PS. Read the latest Customer Reviews for the Hot Yoga MasterClass here:
You'll get some idea how other people are getting even more of that wonderful feeling you get when you practice this yoga!
|Posted on July 8, 2016 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
Early Bird Registration ended June 30th and we still have lots of room in the lodge or in a tent for this fall's gloriously juicy healing retreat <3 Yes, that's what it is!
Our team of guides will leave you with your well full to the brim.
Announcing our JULY SPECIAL:
For the month of July, if you register with a friend or partner, save 10%.
EACH of you will receive 5% off your registration!!!
*You MUST email me with the name of the person you are registering with for tracking purposes [email protected]
Payment plans are available (please contact).
|Posted on June 16, 2016 at 8:25 PM||comments (0)|
Note there will be a Level 1 certification course
Principles & Practices - Level 1 Certification
With Andrea Johnston, BFA, PTS and TriggerPoint MT
Date: July 9th
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: Chase Fitness, 12 St. Paul St, Thunder Bay
Cost: $199 + HST
Register June 30th **You will need a GRID Foam Roller for this course which can be purchase with registration.
To register contact Andrea at Foam Rolling Course Registration
|Posted on June 14, 2016 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
This is scary. I have been using Advil for a long time for pain. Just recently chosen to bare the pain & try more topical remidies.
I know one of my daughters uses motin.
|Posted on March 29, 2016 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
Also anyone interested in aging population up coming events you will want to be part of.
If you haven’t dropped by for one of the focus groups I’m leading for the community-wide action plan for Age-Friendly Thunder Bay, please do so soon! The feedback has been stimulating and I’ve enjoyed meeting with all the people who have shown up. We talk about transportation, housing, recreation, outdoor spaces, respect, health care and more geared to seniors and the people who care about us. All this information will help shape the first Seniors Summit which will take place on June 1st at the Victoria Inn as well as the community-wide action plan for Age-Friendly Thunder Bay.
There are only a few more dates for focus groups so please make a plan to come out! I’m encouraging folks to give someone a lift too so if you have a neighbour or friend who isn’t able to drive to one of the gatherings, please bring them along with you. I always make home-baked cookies and this week I’m featuring my famous “5 Cup Surprise” cookie!
Upcoming Focus Group Dates:
· Tuesday, March 29, 10 am to 11 am, Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre “Board Room”, 700 River Street
· Monday, April 4, 1 pm to 2 pm, Waverley Resource Library “Auditorium”, 285 Red River Road
· Tuesday, April 12, 1 pm to 2 pm, Mary J. L. Black Library “Community Room”, 901 S. Edward Street
Join a make a difference.
|Posted on March 2, 2016 at 8:25 AM||comments (0)|
Thunder Bay Monkeynastix is looking for an owner/operator to take over this exciting franchise opportunity here in Thunder Bay. Monkeyastix is a children’s fitness education program for children ages 1-12. The purpose of our activities is to improve and maintain physical and mental development, as well as set up healthy habits for children, setting the foundation for a happy active life. Monkeynastix was established in Canada in 2009, and now has over a dozen franchisees in Ontario, and still growing. There is no other program like this for children in Thunder Bay.
The ideal candidate must love working with children, lead a healthy, active lifestyle, and be passionate about physical fitness. Dedication and perseverance are required traits, as is the willingness to spend time marketing the program to prospective venues. This is very much a “hands on” type of business. In addition to being the owner, you will be the lead instructor teaching classes as well as taking care of the administrative side of the business. You will lead all sales and marketing efforts. You will be responsible for establishing and co-ordinating all public and school/daycare classes, as well as hiring staff as required. Tremendous potential exists for the person who is willing to take on the challenge of growing and maintaining the business. Ability to speak French is a definite asset. To inquire, call or text the number below. Email inquiries also accepted. Full training provided for the right individual.
Thunder Bay Monkeynastix- 807-621-1253
|Posted on January 17, 2016 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
Ross Pilates will be hosting a Pilates Mat Certification starting in February.
Fridays 6 - 8 pm
Saturdays 1 - 6 pm
Sundays 10 - 2 pm
Weekend #1 Feb 26, 27, 28
Weekend #2 March 4, 5, 6
Weekend #3 March 18, 19, 20
Weekend #4 April 1, 2, 3
Weekend #5 April 8, 9, 10
Course Fee - $1475 plus hst
Could you please pass on the info to anyone you know who might be interested? Much thanks!
|Posted on January 5, 2016 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
From Paula Ribotto
Train your mind to develop your peace and happiness, stability and grace.
Meditation is the process of training the Mind to serve the Soul, to claim our true identity. With Meditation we develop the Royal Command of the Self to guide our lives, so we can experience joy, happiness, peace and bliss on a consistent basis, not just when something good happens to us. And dive in deep with the 21 Stages of Meditation course!
Meditate deeply and give yourself to the transformational process that will free you to be YOU—stronger, clearer, and more radiant!
This course is for anyone who wants to enhance the joy of their meditation experience. Meditators from all traditions are invited! You'll clear your mind, sharpen your consciousness and strengthen your nervous system.
The Stages of Meditation' are grouped into three 'journeys'. They are: Experience & Crystallize the Self, Express and Distill the Self and Transcend and Sublimate the Self. Each journey will be offered over two full days and will take you through seven stages of deep meditation. Each stage systematically confronts your mind's patterns and limitations, awakens a part of you and develops new skills to clear your way towards realization.
Journey 2: The Expressive Self Intro Feb. 12th 6:30-9pm
Stages 8-14 Feb. 13 9:45am-6:00pm & 14 9:00am- 6:00pm, 2016
Though naturally we recommend that the best way to experience this journey is to participate in all three weekends, you can experience them separately.
cost for intro evening $50+tx
cost for day $125+tx
cost for full Retreat $197+tx before Feb. 1st
full retreat price includes intro day, snacks, tea and lunch
to register contact Paula at 807-628-2870 or [email protected]
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|Posted on December 27, 2015 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
For now here are our weekly features for the weekdays.
Marketing Monday - what are you doing for marketing efforts this week? Terrific
Tuesday - who or what would you like to give a shout out to? A person, business, product, service, kind act etc. Website
Wednesday's - share your website(s).
Thursdays are Tip day. Offer a tip about social media marketing or share your success stories
Friday is Facebook Page Friday - share your pages!
Saturday is Shop Saturdays so be sure to promote a product, service or special you are offering!
Sunday is Inspiration/Invitation Sunday's. Share something that is inspiring/motivational/ etc.
And/Or invite someone new to the page
and introduce them to the group! TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More!
And everyday is a good day for sharing anything to do to help with Social Media Marketing and Marketing in General.
This would be tips, success stories, shout out's, articles, webinars and anything that is helpful to our mission.
You can also post about fundraising events, networking events/groups, questions, ideas, motivation, on any given day, just do not promote your business if the "THEME" does not allow for it.
Thanks to the Author Maggie Holbik
I'm going to start today!
|Posted on December 10, 2015 at 8:40 PM||comments (0)|
Top ten gifts for fitness enthusiasts for the Northerners
1 Holiday eatting find more natural, organic, home grown foods and products from your local market. The average puts on 7 pounds each Christmas. Goal 0 pounds!
2 A mobile fitness device to keep track of how many steps you take each day. Walking is still the best physical exercise we can all do. If walking
is boring go hiking, walk with a ftiend or bring your pet.
3. Register for a fitness class or join a gym close by. If you don't have to go far you will more than likely continue until Spring.
4 Out door sports equipment ski's downhill or better workout, cross country skis, snow shoes, skates, tubogan. Got old equipment get to an exchange for something different.
5.Wireless Activity trachers. Seeing is believing.
6. MP3 player music always makes you move.
7. Water bottle so many varieties to choose from. Hydration is key to your abilities to have energy.
8. Zymba or go out dancing or dance around your home by yourself or with friends.
9. Exercising in the winter can be cold and hot. Invest in some wick away clothing that will keep you dry when you've worked hard out doors.
10 Resistance bands easy to pack in a suite case, put in your pocket take with you where ever you go. Excellant for keep the muscles toned and strong from the inside out.
If you google 10 Top fitness gifts or Top 10 gifts for fitness enthusiasts you'll find a lot a various prices to meet your needs.
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|Posted on November 22, 2015 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
Surviving Holiday Stress Eating!!!
November 30th, 7pm, Suite 305, Superior Shores Wellness Centre in the Prince Arthur Hotel
We will be hosting an intimate evening to introduce Janis Aylward as well introducing a innovative method to deal with the stress of the holiday season quickly and effectively.
She is a holistic registered psychotherapist and energy healer (energy psychology, energy medicine, Quantum Touch, Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Techniques and advance Psych-K). She is currently working with people who wish to release behaviours that are no longer serving them. Behaviours such as compulsive over eating, worry, sex, anger, smoking, gambling, shopping, substance abuse as well as others. Janis is using a new method known as “feeling state” EMDR that has proven successful for treating such behaviours. Janis will show you how the feeling state of stress and the emotions behind triggers overeating particularly at this time of year. She will also provide some simple grounding techniques to release some of the stress of this season.
You can learn more about Janis and her method of working at our website or www.facebook.com/janisaylwardrp. We are super excited about this new service and our partnership with Janis. This is free and has a limited sitting capacity.
Please contact us at [email protected] to book your spot.
Always looking for new ways to destress for the Holidays. Love sharing.
|Posted on October 29, 2015 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
Sparkle and Strength
Health, fitness and random musings
Hula hoop class
PLACE: Canada Games Complex
DAY & TIME: Sundays at 4pm.
WHO: Everyone is welcome and no experience necessary.
Come workout without realizing you are!!
So Proud of Sheena's accomplishments
YOU GO GIRL!
|Posted on September 24, 2015 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
2015 Wellness Day
Join the MS Society & March of Dimes
Saturday October 3
From 9am till 2pm
Valhalla Inn, Scandia Room
Colleen Dolce: Colleen Dolce of “Radiant Yoga with Colleen” is presenting “Laughter Yoga for Good Health”. Gentle stretching, mindful breathing and simulated laughter are good for the body, mind and soul.
Christine Karcza: Christine’s I can do this! Attitude has inspired countless individuals with disabilities to find innovative, yet realistic solutions to overcoming barriers.
Keith Rashid: Planning a holiday can be difficult when you have specialized needs for accessibility. Keith Rashid, National Manager of March of Dimes Canada; Recreation Assistive Travel and Transportation, will provide a variety of helpful resources and tips to travel planning.
$15 entrance fee (includes workshop & lunch)
Registration required by September 30, 2015
For more information or to register, please contact the MS Society at (807) 344-2944
|Posted on September 18, 2015 at 4:00 PM||comments (0)|
ROTARIANS OF THUNDER BAY
A CELEBRATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE at
THUNDER BAY’S “PEACE POLE”
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
11:30 to 12 NOON
SAUL LASKIN DRIVE – PRINCE ARTHUR’S LANDING
In keeping with Rotary’s mandate of promoting global peace the three Rotary Clubs of Thunder Bay have installed a Peace Pole. It is one of 200,000 planted worldwide. The Peace Pole has been inscribed with “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in English, French and Ojibway. The site of Thunder Bay’s Peace Pole overlooks our amazing Sleeping Giant at Prince Arthur’s Landing.
Along with the Peace Pole a commemorative plaque has also been installed and is inscribed - “With Mutual Respect – We Live With Others in Peace”. We hope that these wonderful symbols will strengthen the ideals of peace within and among all nations and peoples worldwide and in our own community.
Worldwide peace is celebrated on September 21st - which is the UN International Day of Peace. This serves as a reminder to all peoples to reflect and encourage all mankind to work in cooperation for the global goal of peace.
The Rotary Clubs of Thunder Bay will hold their third annual Peace Day Ceremony on September 19th, 2015 from11:30.am to noon at our Peace Pole located on Saul Laskin Drive at our marina. (Just above the band shell). We are planning a multicultural event and would like to invite the community of Thunder Bay to come and join us. There will be Aboriginal and French representation as well as individuals in their national dress. Flags of all nations will be flying!
What an exciting event that represents and teaches peace!
We would love to see you there!
|Posted on September 13, 2015 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
Many fitness professionals are often scared of the word "free" when it comes to marketing their business. However, “free” is a word that should be embraced to drive your marketing strategy and create popularity and excitement around your business. Below are four strategies involving the use of “free” to bring in more business:
Pass out business cards offering “1 free training session” or “1 free week of classes” on them.
If you host fitness seminars or do any public speaking related to fitness, allow attendees to try your services out for free.
Encourage your clients to refer people to you, offering them incentives like free services or classes for each referral.
If you do anything like direct mailers, door hangers, or lead boxes – use free offers to get as many prospects to reach out to you as possible.
Your amSTATZ account makes it easy to offer discounts and incentives to your clients!
start here: http://www.amstatz.com/#_l_1e When you sign up share your link to others.
When anyone who clicks on your link and then signs up for a FREE trial.
As always, if you have any questions or comments you can reach us by emailing [email protected]
or calling us at (800) 603-9086.
Health and Happiness,
Our amSTATZ team with help with move forward to success.
Your amSTATZ Team