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Healing yourself from an injury

Posted on November 15, 2018 at 8:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Taking your healing into your own hands is crucial to healing.   Focus here is meniscus.

When you learn to do this for yourself you can help heal, prevents injury so you keep active for a life time.  Many people who struggle with active living stop exercising because of pain physically and emotinally and do not return or take a very long time to come back to an active healthy lifestyle.  

I have had many injuries and many awesome coaches who taught me from a very young age to stay healthy & well I must find the right treatment and do it.  

I have many participants who want to stay active who took the time to work on their knee problem and with in 6 months to a year are now healed and more active than they were before withour surgery.

Some ideas for you:

http://www.kingbrand.com/Knee-Injury-Torn-Meniscus.php?REF=beacon&tid=55a4922fd94811a08619672333db2ae5&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI2_zi5LPW3gIVjcDACh05WwQIEAAYASAAEgI3l_D_BwE&redirad=C.Meniscus.9675316659


Exercises:

https://www.summitmedicalgroup.com/library/adult_health/sma_meniscal_tear_exercises/" target="_blank">https://www.summitmedicalgroup.com/library/adult_health/sma_meniscal_tear_exercises/


Trust in yourself believe you can and than do.  Ask what's holding you back?  Let it go, get in charge, you CAN do this!.

My formula is once you have found the right exercises you need to do these faithfully.  Ensure the exercises are balanced, and easy otherwise you won't do.  Recommend 3 x 3 x a day.  You might start off with 4 exercises 10 reps given to you by your Physio.  Many will find this challenging and do for a short time than stop because it doesn't fit into their lbusy life and they start to feel less pain.  Than within a short time injury and pain return stopping everything from positive change.   

I recommend 3 rep - 3 times -  3 x a day Morning - noon and evening if you miss one you will have at least done 1 or two.  Continue until pain subsides, range of motion improves, strength returns than forever at least once a day because this will always have weakness.

My youngest daughter and one of my participants both were able to heal their meniscus tears without surgery  Both saw surgeons than took action to heal themselves doing the exercises prescribed.  They enjoy water and through this medium are healed today being active hiking, skiing, one is back playing volley ball.

Often when we are in pain it's easier to not do anything but rest.  Rest is healing and so in proper stretching, breathing techniques, visualization, massage, cold and heat treatments.

What is being taught out there today is WORK HARD for shorter time than REST.   Often with out enough rest to recover. 

Using an interval that is easy to start with lots of rest and than gradually working harder with less rest.   

Easy formula workouts easy day, medium and hard day work work how you feel each day.


Hope this helps in the journey to wellness and health.

Anne Parr PRO TRAINER.  Never give up.

Talk with Doc Thursday Oct 18th

Posted on October 17, 2018 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Please see the information below about this upcoming

Hope to see you there this Thursday!

 

Northern Hearts presents Talk with Doc. Dr. Mario Nucci will present

"Seasonal Affective Disorder - Battling the Winter Blues"

Thursday, October 18, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

at the West Thunder Community Centre (S. Edward Street). Free admission.

 

Northern Heart's mission is to promote and educate the community on healthy lifestyles with the goal of reducing the high occurrence of cardiovascular disease in our region

 


 

Coming up:

 

November 8th, 2018 with Dr. Mofid (more information to follow closer to that date).

 

 


 

Rebecca Kennedy, HBK

MSc Kinesiology Student, Lakehead University

Northern Hearts Program Director, Curans Heart Centre

rakenne1@lakeheadu.ca


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Move Anew - Restorative Exercise Class & Coaching

Posted on September 10, 2018 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (0)

 

"Move Anew."

Kyla is trained in restorative exercise via Katy Bowman of "Nutritious Movement."

Though Kyla lives in southern Ontario, she does visit T.Bay regularly (was raised here too!) and is offering 2 foot clinics that address many common aches and complaints related to posture, footwear, etc

Date: Sept 13th 9: - 11 am

or Tuesday Sept 18 7 -9 pm

PLACE: 1525 Victoria E (Discover Yoga Studio

Thunder Bay

COST  $30 .

Here is her website too if you want more information. 

https://moveanew.ca/restorative-exercise-sessions/" target="_blank">https://moveanew.ca/restorative-exercise-sessions/


Thanks Anne 

 

Why Savasana Is the Hardest Yoga Pose

Posted on August 7, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Why Savasana Is the Hardest Yoga Pose

By Karson McGinley  https://chopra.com/articles/why-savasana-is-the-hardest-yoga-pose" target="_blank">https://chopra.com/articles/why-savasana-is-the-hardest-yoga-pose

Savasana might look like a nap at the end of your yoga practice. But it’s actually a fully conscious pose aimed at being awake, yet completely relaxed. In Savasana—also known as corpse pose— you lie down on your back and relax your body and mind so you may fully assimilate the benefits of your asana practice.

 

During this pose, you close your eyes, breathe naturally, and practice eliminating tension from the body. Ideally, this posture lasts for 10 to 20 minutes. However, even a few minutes of Savasana is said to have powerful benefits.

 

The Benefits of Savasana

Savasana helps relieve mild depression, high blood pressure, headaches, fatigue, and insomnia, according to Yoga Journal. Savasana can calm the nervous system and promote equanimity in your entire body. Fatigued muscles get to relax, tense shoulders and jaws soften, and the eyes quiet down to reflect a quieter state of mind.

 

Common Challenges of Savasana

 

 

 

This simple-sounding pose is more difficult than you might realize. The body can cause distractions that make it a challenge. Your body might feel cold, itchy, or unsettled. Savasana occurs at the end of the yoga practice to remedy this obstacle.

 

By the time you’ve completed asanas, or postures, your body and mind should be tired enough to be able to relax sufficiently for Savasana. Think of it like taking your dog to the park or your kid to Disneyland—the drive home is often the quietest and calmest of the day.

 

Even if your body is amenable to the rest, your mind can get in the way. Some common thoughts that pop up during Savasana:

 

How much longer will we be here?

Did that guy just snore? That’s embarrassing.

I hope I didn’t just snore.

What am I making for dinner when I get home?

Is this relationship really working out?

I’m hungry.

What’s my life all about, anyway?

I smell like sweat.

Did I remember to pay the meter?

Maybe I should quit my job.

It’s normal for the mind to try to resist this deep relaxation. Savasana is the ultimate act of conscious surrender. It takes practice and patience to surrender easily.

 

With the world moving so quickly, cultivating the art of Savasana is more valuable than ever. Our society tends to place greater value on speed and productivity; learning how to do nothing is a skill that can help you become more productive when you need to be.

 

Savasana helps us learn how to completely surrender, stop fighting the clock, and make space for peace and harmony to fill the soul. Savasana is like turning off your computer when it’s acting up. Once you reboot it, the computer often has greater functionality.

 

5 Steps to a Successful Savasana

1. Set yourself up for success. Stretch out on your mat and be sure you’re completely comfortable. Use bolsters, pillows, blankets, and cover your eyes with an eye pillow or towel. The more comfortable you are, the more you can relax. The more relaxed you are, the more easily you can surrender. The more open you are to surrendering, the more benefits you’ll receive.

 

2. Take one final cleansing breath. Your teacher will likely prompt you to take one audible exhale, signaling to your body to release into the pose. This cleansing breath also sends a message to your parasympathetic nervous system that it is safe to relax and be just as you are.

 

3. Scan for tension. Mentally run through all the parts of your body and try to make them heavier. Be on the lookout for tension hiding in the jaw, temples, shoulders, and hips because stress likes to accumulate in these areas.

 

4. Then, just notice. Some days will be easier than others, and that’s part of the practice. See if you can be still, at ease, and simply trust that the breath will carry you to the next moment. Watch for those peaceful moments of quiet between the thoughts. Over time, they’ll get longer, and you’ll find more inner quiet.

 

5. Set an intention.Before you come out of Savasana, take a mental snapshot of how you feel on every level. Ask yourself what you’d like to take with you from your practice, and what you might like to leave behind. Seal these observations into your psyche with an inner smile, and then enjoy a deep inhale to awaken and emerge into your day. Now take a moment to notice that you feel more rested, awake, and alive than you did before.

 

Savasana is a time of rest, but not a time to sleep. If you have a tendency to fall asleep, the first step is to be compassionate with yourself, and acknowledge that your body needed some rest. Over time, you can train yourself to achieve the rest you need while remaining awake.

 

Give your Savasana the same attention you give to your Adho Mukha Svanasana

 

(Downward Dog) and your Virabhadrasana (Warrior II) poses, and notice the effects. If you consistently practice calm and surrender on the mat, it will become easier when you’re no longer on it, which is ultimately why we all practice yoga in the first place.

 

*Editor’s Note: The information in this article is intended for your educational use only; does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Chopra Center's Mind-Body Medical Group; and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition and before undertaking any diet,supplement, fitness, or other health program.


Thank you to Karsonn fo rexplaing this very helpful

Anne 

When it's TOO HOT should you exercise?

Posted on July 27, 2018 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

We have been enjoying a beautiful summer a little hotter than usual.

Found an article By Dave Smith who explans why and what to do on the canfitpro website.

 

The air conditioner just had to break on the hottest day of the summer.And, of course it had to happen just before dozens of clients were about to show up for boot camp class. It was Murphy’s Law in action.

 

As the gym owner, what was I supposed to do? Let my clients exercise in the sweltering heat? Or, turn them away, causing inconvenience for them and lost revenue for me?

 

Maybe your gym air conditioner won’t die at the worst possible time like mine did, but you might face a similar dilemma in the coming months. Whether you’re running an outdoor boot camp class, hosting a running club, or even teaching yoga in the park, what are you going to do on the hottest days of summer? Will you let your clients exercise?

 

Before finding yourself in that situation, it’s important to have some guidelines in place to help you make a wise decision.

 

How Hot Is Too Hot?

The “heat index” is a temperature measurement that combines the humidity of the air to the actual outdoor temperature. A day with high humidity might “feel like” it’s much hotter outside than a thermometer would actually show.

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17473783" target="_blank">Exercise researchers have used the heat index to determine what exercise is considered safe in certain heat conditions:

 

When it feels like 28 degrees Celsius (82 Fahrenheit) outside, it is recommended that continuous physical activity not exceed one hour in length.

When temperatures hit 30-32C (86-90F), all exercise for “less-fit” populations should be cancelled, and exercise for “fit” individuals should be limited and reduced in intensity.

Above 32C (90F), strenuous exercise should be stopped for all individuals.

You can check your local weather to find out what heat index is expected each day. Use this forecast to plan ahead for your outdoor fitness training.

 

What’s At Risk?

It might be tempting to “push through” the heat, but that isn’t a safe choice.

 

Even when the heat index is relatively low, outdoor exercise can fatigue your clients much faster than they would experience when exercising indoors. This can lead to dizziness and stomach upset.

 

As heat and humidity rise, so does the chance of sunstroke, muscle cramps, heat exhaustion, and eventually heatstroke, which is accompanied by fever and often unconsciousness.

 

Heatstroke is a serious condition at which point your client’s body is no longer able to regulate its own temperature.This requires immediate emergency treatment. You do not want to be responsible for your clients suffering from heat stroke.

 

What Can You Do as a Fitness Professional?

Be smart. The simplest action is one we’ve already discussed: As temperatures rise, watch your local heat index to make a safe judgment call about outdoor exercise you have planned for that day.

Be flexible. If you do decide to carry on with outdoor exercise during hot weather, be prepared to modify your plans as needed. Keep a careful eye on your clients to look for signs of fatigue due to heat (e.g. perfuse sweating, flushed skin, complaints of dizziness, etc.). During hot weather it is not the time to play “drill sergeant” by pushing your clients to do more and work harder. Consider shortening your workouts or offering alternatives to any high-intensity activities you might have originally scheduled.

Be prepared. Bring cold water in case your clients run out. If you’re exercising in an area where there is no natural shade, bring an umbrella or shade tent for your clients to use.

Summer is a great time to get your clients outdoors for some fun-in-the-sun exercise, but as a fitness professional, it’s your job to keep them safe above all else.

 

Bio

 

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Dave Smith is a professional fitness and weight-loss coach who was chosen as “Canada’s Top Fitness Professional” in 2013. He shares health and weight-loss tips through his blog and podcast at https://makeyourbodywork.com/" target="_blank">makeyourbodywork.com and helps fitness professionals grow their online businesses at https://www.onlinetrainersfederation.com/" target="_blank">onlinetrainersfederation.com.

Thank you Dave

Read more - https://canfitpro.com/en/blog/articles/when-it-too-hot-intense-exercise" target="_blank">https://canfitpro.com/en/blog/articles/when-it-too-hot-intense-exercise

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Exercising in HOT Weather does & don't

Posted on July 27, 2018 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)

We are really enjoying a nice hot summer.  Opposite to our winter where wearing less closthing best.

Why you know it is going to be hot do your best to exercise in the early morning or in air conditioning facilities or home.

When humitity is high be extra cautious - have a easier workout, rest ans drink more fluids.

Yoga or structural integration exercises that incorporate breathing best.

I found information on the canfitpro website very Interesting article By Dave Smith

 

The air conditioner just had to break on the hottest day of the summer.  And, of course it had to happen just before dozens of clients were about to show up for boot camp class. It was Murphy’s Law in action.

 

As the gym owner, what was I supposed to do? Let my clients exercise in the sweltering heat? Or, turn them away, causing inconvenience for them and lost revenue for me?

 

Maybe your gym air conditioner won’t die at the worst possible time like mine did, but you might face a similar dilemma in the coming months. Whether you’re running an outdoor boot camp class, hosting a running club, or even teaching yoga in the park, what are you going to do on the hottest days of summer? Will you let your clients exercise?

 

Before finding yourself in that situation, it’s important to have some guidelines in place to help you make a wise decision.

 

How Hot Is Too Hot?

The “heat index” is a temperature measurement that combines the humidity of the air to the actual outdoor temperature. A day with high humidity might “feel like” it’s much hotter outside than a thermometer would actually show.

 

Exercise researchers have used the heat index to determine what exercise is considered safe in certain heat conditions:

 

When it feels like 28 degrees Celsius (82 Fahrenheit) outside, it is recommended that continuous physical activity not exceed one hour in length.

When temperatures hit 30-32C (86-90F), all exercise for “less-fit” populations should be cancelled, and exercise for “fit” individuals should be limited and reduced in intensity.

Above 32C (90F), strenuous exercise should be stopped for all individuals.

You can check your local weather to find out what heat index is expected each day. Use this forecast to plan ahead for your outdoor fitness training.

 

What’s At Risk?

It might be tempting to “push through” the heat, but that isn’t a safe choice.

 

Even when the heat index is relatively low, outdoor exercise can fatigue your clients much faster than they would experience when exercising indoors. This can lead to dizziness and stomach upset.

 

As heat and humidity rise, so does the chance of sunstroke, muscle cramps, heat exhaustion, and eventually heatstroke, which is accompanied by fever and often unconsciousness.

 

Heatstroke is a serious condition at which point your client’s body is no longer able to regulate its own temperature.This requires immediate emergency treatment. You do not want to be responsible for your clients suffering from heat stroke.

 

What Can You Do as a Fitness Professional?

Be smart. The simplest action is one we’ve already discussed: As temperatures rise, watch your local heat index to make a safe judgment call about outdoor exercise you have planned for that day.

Be flexible. If you do decide to carry on with outdoor exercise during hot weather, be prepared to modify your plans as needed. Keep a careful eye on your clients to look for signs of fatigue due to heat (e.g. perfuse sweating, flushed skin, complaints of dizziness, etc.). During hot weather it is not the time to play “drill sergeant” by pushing your clients to do more and work harder. Consider shortening your workouts or offering alternatives to any high-intensity activities you might have originally scheduled.

Be prepared. Bring cold water in case your clients run out. If you’re exercising in an area where there is no natural shade, bring an umbrella or shade tent for your clients to use.

Summer is a great time to get your clients outdoors for some fun-in-the-sun exercise, but as a fitness professional, it’s your job to keep them safe above all else.

 

Bio

 

Dave_Smith_bio_pic.png

 

Dave Smith is a professional fitness and weight-loss coach who was chosen as “Canada’s Top Fitness Professional” in 2013. He shares health and weight-loss tips through his blog and podcast at makeyourbodywork.com and helps fitness professionals grow their online businesses at onlinetrainersfederation.com.

Thanks Dave 

World Fitness Expo!

Posted on July 24, 2018 at 11:20 AM Comments comments (0)

We are officially 2 weeks away from the World Fitness Expo!

 

To celebrate, we will be giving away some awesome prizes from our amazing exhibitors/sponsors!

 

Starting on Tuesday, July 24th 2018 until Thursday, August 9th 2018, we will be posting 1 contest a day on our Social Media accounts!



Aqua Trivia Swimming and Pool Trivia

Posted on June 27, 2018 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

An hour of vigorous swimming will burn up to 650 calories. It burns off more calories than walking or biking.

- Swimming strengthens the heart and lungs.

-Swimming works out all of the body’s major muscles.

-Swimming helps reduce stress.

 

- Water’s buoyancy make swimming the ideal exercise for physical therapy and rehabilitation or for anyone seeking a low-impact exercise.

 

Swimming is a great cardiovascular exercise because you are moving against the water’s resistance, which is over ten times that of the air.

 

Over 50% of world-class swimmers suffer from shoulder pain.

 

More than 50 years later, the home or residential swimming pool is ubiquitous and even the smallest world nations enjoy a thriving swimming pool industry (e.g. New Zealand pop. 4,116,900 [Source NZ Census 7 March 2006] - with 65,000 home swimming pools and 125,000 hot tub pools).

 

The slowest Olympic swim stroke is the breaststroke.

 

The fastest and most efficient swim stroke is the crawl/ freestyle.

 

The turbopump on the Space Shuttle's main engine is powerful enough to drain an average-sized swimming pool in 25 seconds.

Most swimmers at the highest levels of competition train from four to five hours per day and five to seven days per week. They will typically swim about six to twelve miles per day a long with weight training and flexibility training.

 

The Olympics are swum in a 50 meter pool or long course pool. Pools used by the NCAA and high school swimming programs can be 25 yards to 25 meters. These pools are called short course pools. LU Pool is 50 meters when bulkhead divides the pool we have two 25 meter pools

 

An Olympic size pool depending on its size (50 meters X 25 yards or meters) can hold from 700,000 to 850,000 gallons of water.

 

Competitive swimmers use the term fast pool when they are describing a pool that has a good gutter system on the sides. This system allows the water to flow out easily and doesn't allow waves to bounce back to the middle of the pool. The lane lines can also help control the waves and the deeper the pool is, the fewer waves hit the bottom and bounce back up to the surface. The lack of these waves provides less drag/ resistance for the swimmers, which gives them a faster time.

 

Florida is the only state with legislation on who can teach swimming. Life guards and swimming instructors must, by law, be certified.

 

As with any other type of exercise you need to stay hydrated while swimming and you need to drink water. Your core body temperature can rise as the activity increases. Your body also produces sweat as it does with other physical activity, but it is not as apparent since you are already wet.

 

Studies shown that the shark is fast in the water but not naturally hydrodynamic. The shark's quickness is attributed to V shaped ridges on its skin called dermal tentacles. These ridges decrease dray and turbulence around the shark's body, allowing more efficiency. The result of these studies has brought a brand new fabric to the market for competitive swim wear. Speedo has produced a fabric that emulates shark's skin. This fabric reduces drag and turbulence around the body, which helps a swimmer pass through the water more effectively. The suits made from the “Fast skin” fabric have only been on the market for a little while but are already changing the look of competitive swimming and its results.

Historical Facts

The oldest form of stroke used is the breaststroke.

Ancient drawings and paintings found in Egypt depicting people swimming date back to 2500 BCE.

Swim fins were invented by Benjamin Franklin.

Swimming became an amateur sport in the late part of the nineteenth century.

Swimming first became an Olympic event in 1896.

 

Swimming in the Olympics started as a men’s event only but women were able to participate starting in 1912.

The Deep Eddy Swimming Pool, built in 1915, is the oldest known concrete swimming pool and was built in Texas.

 

After World War I and the departure of "Long John" style swimming costumes, interest in competitive swimming grew. Standards improved and training became essential.

The first woman to swim the English Channel is Gertrude Ederle, who was actually just a teenager at that time in 1926.

 

Home swimming pools became popular in the USA after World War II and the publicity given to swimming sports by Hollywood films like Esther Williams' Million Dollar Mermaid made a home pool a desirable status symbol.

Actress Esther Williams popularized synchronized swimming when she starred in movies known as “aqua musicals” produced by MGM in the forties and fifties. Aqua musicals were about synchronized swimming.

 

In 1956, the US National Swimming Pool Institute was founded. It was later renamed to the Association of Pool & Spa Professionals, and now develops pool construction standards and provides training to pool builders and service technicians.

 

President Gerald Ford had the outdoor swimming pool built at the White House in 1975. In 1976, a pool house was added — with a secret, underground passage that lets the First Family and their guests to get from the White House to the pool without going outside.

Synchronized swimming first appeared in the Olympics during the 1984 games.

 

Records and Firsts

The first recorded swimming races were held in Japan in 36 B.C.

The first man to cross the English Channel swimming from England to France is Englishman Captain Matthew Webb in 1875.

The first swimming pool to go to sea on an ocean liner was installed on the White Star Line's Adriatic in 1907.

In the USA, the Racquet Club of Philadelphia clubhouse (1907) boasts one of the world's first modern above-ground swimming pools.

The oldest known concrete swimming pool — the Deep Eddy Swimming Pool — was built in Texas in 1915.

 

The Titanic was the first ocean liner to have a swimming pool and a gym.

Mark Spitz was the first Olympic swimmer to win seven gold medals in a single Olympiad in the 1972 games.

 

The largest swimming pool ever built was reputedly created in Moscow after the Palace of Soviets remained uncompleted. The foundations were converted into an open air swimming pool after the process of de-Stalinisation after the fall of communism, Christ the Saviour Cathedral was re-built (it had originally been on the site) between 1995 and 2000.

 

In the 21st century, there seem to be many contenders for "the largest swimming pool on earth", reputedly at Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh; at Club Med Camarina, Sicily; Sunlite Pool, Coney Island, Cincinnati; and Garden City, Kansas with their 220 foot by 330 foot pool (67m x 100m) that holds 26,000,000 gallons (100 million litres) of water. A recent construction in Tokyo, Japan may top them all.

 

The longest swimming pool is the Orthlieb Pool in Casablanca, Morocco. It is 480 meters (1,574 feet) long and 75 meters (246 feet) wide. It is filled with sea water and covers 8.9 acres (3.60 Ha).

 

The recreational diving center Nemo 33 near Brussels, Belgium is home to the world's deepest swimming pool. The pool has two large flat-bottomed areas at depth levels of 5m (16 ft) and 10m (32 ft), and a large circular pit descending to a depth of 33m (108 ft).

 

The Fleishhacker Pool was the largest swimming pool in the United States. Opened on 23 April 1925, it measured 300 m by 45 m (1,000 ft by 150 ft) and was so large that the lifeguards required kayaks for patrol. It closed in 1971 due to low patronage.

 

According to the Guinness World Records the largest swimming pool in the world is San Alfonso del Mar Seawater pool in Algarrobo, Chile. It is 1,013 m (3,324 ft) long and has an area of 8 ha (19.77 acre), it was completed in December 2006.

 

The first filtration system for a swimming pool was introduced in 1910.

The first photo finish for a swimming competition was done in 1939.

The first swimmer to break the two minute barrier in the 200 meters was Don Schollander.


Thanks to FUN FACTS  https://www.swimmingpool.com/pool-living/pool-history-facts-and-terms/fun-facts

Other Trivia https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0362270/trivia


ENJOY THE SUMMER

 

 

Nutritional Summer Treat

Posted on June 21, 2018 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

I love Ice Cream �� but dairy is not my friend. �� Thankfully my friend Amy Powers shared this GREAT recipe idea for Summer Entertaining! ������ it’s packed with vegan protein and nutritious fruits for guilt free indulgence! Yay!

After blending your banana ��"ice cream" place scoops in a muffin tin lined with plastic wrap & freeze. You can prepare the scoops ahead and pull them out as needed!

 

Raspberry Vanilla "Ice Cream" Recipe:

For 12 servings use:

■3-4 FROZEN chopped bananas��

■2-4 scoop Arbonne Vanilla Protein

■4 cups or so frozen Raspberries

{Blend in a very high-powered blender, until desired consistency. You may need to stop the blender or food processor several times to stir your ice cream. Drizzle with almond butter, top with sliced almonds, or dark cacao if you want. Enjoy!

 

From Aislinn's Good Friend Susan:

PS: if you’ve never had our protein-pop me a note & I’ll make sure I get ...

Thanks have a wonderful Summer Solstice!  Anne

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FREE Feldenkrais Workshops beginner, advanced

Posted on May 1, 2018 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

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Two free workshops on May 12 & 13 at St. Paul's United Church, 349 Waverley Street

Saturday morning for people who move well

Sunday afternoon for people with some difficulty

 

The Feldenkrais Summit online sessions about the Feldenkrais Method from experts in many different fields.

 

Best wishes and enjoyment of the end of Winter!  Oliver Reimer


Two free workshops on May 12 & 13 at St. Paul's United Church, 349 Waverley Street

Saturday morning for people who move well


Saturday May 12, 9:30 - noon

You are a person who enjoys moving and does it well. You are curious about how you could make improvements but the things you have been doing aren't making any noticeable changes.


Find out what you can learn about yourself by developing greater awareness. Awareness of the things you do well and awareness of ways in which your habits interfere with what you want to do.

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Sunday May 13, 1:30 - 4 pm

Sunday afternoon for people with some difficulty


The Feldenkrais Summit online sessions about the Feldenkrais Method from experts in many different fields.


You used to enjoy moving but things have changed so you are feeling stiff or sore and you wish you knew how to recover some of the enjoyment you used to have.

 

This Sunday afternoon workshop will show you that it is possible to make gradual improvements in a surprisingly easy way. The movements are small and gentle and you avoid strain or pain. You will need to be able to get down and up from the floor using a chair if need be. Also there are stairs to get to our room.

 

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Feldenkrais Thunder Bay

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Canada P7B 3E9>

 

info@feldenkraisthunderbay.ca

(807) 345-6209

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Feldenkrais Thunder Bay newsletter

Posted on April 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM Comments comments (0)


Feldenkrais Thunder Bay newsletter from Oliver Reimer

In this issue:

recent articles about Feldenkrais in the media

The New York Times

The Daily Telegraph

SenseAbility

new classes begin in April

Not many people know about the Feldenkrais method yet, but now it is starting to be recognized in North America. The chapters in Dr. Norman Doidge's The Brain's Way of Healing, have positioned it with therapies on the leading edge of modern neuroscience. (Even though it has been around for for more than 50 years).

Last fall an article in the New York Times talked about Feldenkrais in the context of chronic pain. The February issue of SenseAbillity has articles related to chronic pain and a short video of Fariya Doctor, my colleague in Niagara.

The Daily Telegraph in the UK has an article with a cheeky title that acknowledges the difficulty many have with remembering and pronouncing the name "Feldenkrais". In European circles it is much better known as an effective way to learn better physical function.

More of us could soon be moved to use the F-word

"The breath-movement technique Feldenkrais is going mainstream."  See the article inThe Daily Telegraph.


Looks like stretching? It is not! It is learning about how slow easy movement experiments can increase your range of motion without strain or struggle. That's why they are smiling.

We are all natural born movers. Somethings we do with great ease and pleasure, but some ways we need to move are no fun. Some seem completely impossible for you except in your dreams.


The good news is that you can learn to transfer what you do well into the areas that are awkward or that could use improvement.


To transfer that movement knowledge you have to know what it is you do that makes a pleasant movement enjoyable. Most of us don't have that kind of awareness - we just do it.


The Feldenkrais Method is a way of learning that awareness of how we use ourselves. You learn to notice ways in which you hamper yourself with crossed signals. You even get better at the things you are already good at.

Here info about current Awareness Through Movement classes.

Seniors class

Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre

Getting down on the floor and getting up again. It gradually becomes possible. If it is possible it can get easier. If it is already easy it can become elegant.


Fridays 12:15 ot 1:15 pm

Starts April 6 for seven weeks

Register in person at the 55 Plus Centre or by phoning

Adult class

St. Paul's United Church

Everyday mobility. Walking, running and stairs.

Everything becomes easier as your learn to engage the muscles in better sequence and better distribution of effort.


Tuesdays 7 to 8 pm

Starts April 3 for 7 weeks

Fee is $70 or Drop-in $15

Register 345-6209 or

info@feldenkraisthunderbay.ca

A private lesson is the best way to learn about how Feldenkrais approach can help you improve movement in ways that recover past abilities and learn new possibilities. New movement patterns can teach you how to reduce pain. Phone me or email for an appointment.

Oliver Reimer is a certified Feldenkrais Teacher and a member of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America

807-345-6209 info@feldenkraisthunderbay.ca

I highly recommend this!

 

A brilliant project where you can find out so much about the functioning of human beings and how the Feldenkrais Method can add to our understanding.



May 1 to May 8, 2018

It is free - find out more and/or register.


recent articles about Feldenkrais in the media

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The New York Times

The Daily Telegraph

SenseAbility

new classes begin in April

Not many people know about the Feldenkrais method yet, but now it is starting to be recognized in North America. The chapters in Dr. Norman Doidge's The Brain's Way of Healing, have positioned it with therapies on the leading edge of modern neuroscience. (Even though it has been around for for more than 50 years).

 

Last fall an article in the New York Times talked about Feldenkrais in the context of chronic pain. The February issue of SenseAbillity has articles related to chronic pain and a short video of Fariya Doctor, my colleague in Niagara.

 

The Daily Telegraph in the UK has an article with a cheeky title that acknowledges the difficulty many have with remembering and pronouncing the name "Feldenkrais". In European circles it is much better known as an effective way to learn better physical function.

 

More of us could soon be moved to use the F-word

 

"The breath-movement technique Feldenkrais is going mainstream."

See the article in The Daily Telegraph.

 

Looks like stretching? It is not! It is learning about how slow easy movement experiments can increase your range of motion without strain or struggle. That's why they are smiling.

We are all natural born movers. Somethings we do with great ease and pleasure, but some ways we need to move are no fun. Some seem completely impossible for you except in your dreams.

 

The good news is that you can learn to transfer what you do well into the areas that are awkward or that could use improvement.

 

To transfer that movement knowledge you have to know what it is you do that makes a pleasant movement enjoyable. Most of us don't have that kind of awareness - we just do it.

 

The Feldenkrais Method is a way of learning that awareness of how we use ourselves. You learn to notice ways in which you hamper yourself with crossed signals. You even get better at the things you are already good at.

Here info about current Awareness Through Movement classes.

Seniors class

Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre

Getting down on the floor and getting up again. It gradually becomes possible. If it is possible it can get easier. If it is already easy it can become elegant.

 

Fridays 12:15 ot 1:15 pm

Starts April 6 for seven weeks

Register in person at the 55 Plus Centre or by phoning

Adult class

St. Paul's United Church

Everyday mobility. Walking, running and stairs.

Everything becomes easier as your learn to engage the muscles in better sequence and better distribution of effort.

 

Tuesdays 7 to 8 pm

Starts April 3 for 7 weeks

Fee is $70 or Drop-in $15

Register 345-6209 or

info@feldenkraisthunderbay.ca

A private lesson is the best way to learn about how Feldenkrais approach can help you improve movement in ways that recover past abilities and learn new possibilities. New movement patterns can teach you how to reduce pain. Phone me or email for an appointment.

Oliver Reimer is a certified Feldenkrais Teacher and a member of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America

 

807-345-6209 info@feldenkraisthunderbay.ca


Have taken some workshops & gone to many of Olivers lessons love how one can recognize to what's going on in the body by listening.

My WORD for the Year LISTEN!

Have a wonderful day.  Anne

All about Melaleuca (Tee Tree Oil)

Posted on March 22, 2018 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (1)

ALL ABOUT MELALEUCA:

 

More commonly known as “Tea Tree,” Melaleuca essential oil has over 92 different compounds and limitless applications. The leaves of the Melaleuca tree were used by the Aborigines of Australia for centuries. They would crush the leaves and inhale the oil to promote feelings of clear breathing and apply the leaves directly to the skin for a cooling effect.

 

Melaleuca is best known for its purifying properties. It can be used to cleanse and purify the skin and nails and to support a healthy complexion. Taken internally, Melaleuca promotes healthy immune function*, and Melaleuca can be used on surfaces throughout the home to protect against environmental threats. Melaleuca is frequently used on occasional skin irritations to soothe the skin and diffusing Melaleuca will help purify and freshen the air.

 

Uses:

 

For occasional skin irritations, apply 1–2 drops of Melaleuca essential oil onto affected area.

Add 1–2 drops to water, citrus drinks, or veggie caps to support healthy immune system function.

Combine 1–2 drops with your facial cleanser for added cleansing properties, or apply to skin after shaving.

Apply to fingernails and toenails after showering to purify and keeps nails looking healthy.

Add a few drops to a spray bottle with water and use on surfaces to protect against environmental threats.

 

ALL ABOUT MELALEUCA:

 

More commonly known as “Tea Tree,” Melaleuca e

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Any questions or concerns don't hesitate to ask Anne 

Massage face improve Chapped skin increase energy

Posted on February 17, 2018 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

If winter's chill has chapped your skin and sapped your energy, an Ayurvedic facial massage can help: Stroking your face with herb-infused abhyanga oil tones the skin and can release stagnant energy. You'll find the oil in health food stores. (If you're not used to oiling your face, choose a lighter variety, such as sunflower or almond.)

Start by pouring two tablespoons of room-temperature oil into a small bowl. Dip your fingers into the oil and begin by rubbing it onto the bridge of your nose. Using both hands in a circular motion, massage the oil outward across your face, from cheekbones to ears and upward from temples to hairline. Then rub the oil in linear movements from the upper lip to the cheekbones and the ears. Using your index finger, put oil on the outer and inner rims of your nostrils. With three fingers of each hand, rub from the nostrils to the ears in a linear motion, taking time to massage the entire ear. Next, massage your brow and pat your closed eyelids. Finish by gently prodding the skin under your jawbone to the base of your neck. When you're through, you'll feel centered, refreshed, and ready to face the world.

Some products I use are amonda oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil.   My grandmo nther used rose glycerin also use when I was young.


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energize your skin Anne

FEMALE HEART ATTACKS

Posted on January 6, 2018 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

An ER nurse says this is the best description of a woman having a heart attack that she has ever heard. Please read, pay attention, and SHARE..........

 

FEMALE HEART ATTACKS

 

I was aware that female heart attacks are different, but this is the best description I've ever read.

 

Women rarely have the same dramatic symptoms that men have ... you know, the sudden stabbing pain in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest & dropping to the floor that we see in movies. Here is the story of one woman's experience with a heart attack.

 

I had a heart attack at about 10:30 PM with NO prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one would suspect might have brought it on. I was sitting all snugly & warm on a cold evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an interesting story my friend had sent me, and actually thinking, 'A-A-h, this is the life, all cozy and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet propped up.

 

A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of indigestion, when you've been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and washed it down with a dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel like you've swallowed a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion and it is most uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn't have gulped it down so fast and needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time drink a glass of water to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This was my initial sensation--the only trouble was that I hadn't taken a bite of anything since about 5:00 p.m.

 

After it seemed to subside, the next sensation was like little squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my SPINE (hind-sight, it was probably my aorta spasms), gaining speed as they continued racing up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one presses rhythmically when administering CPR).

 

This fascinating process continued on into my throat and branched out into both jaws. 'AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was happening -- we all have read and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the signals of an MI happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself and the cat, Dear God, I think I'm having a heart attack!

 

I lowered the foot rest dumping the cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on the floor instead. I thought to myself, If this is a heart attack, I shouldn't be walking into the next room where the phone is or anywhere else... but, on the other hand, if I don't, nobody will know that I need help, and if I wait any longer I may not be able to get up in a moment.

 

I pulled myself up with the arms of the chair, walked slowly into the next room and dialed the Paramedics... I told her I thought I was having a heart attack due to the pressure building under the sternum and radiating into my jaws. I didn't feel hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts. She said she was sending the Paramedics over immediately, asked if the front door was near to me, and if so, to un-bolt the door and then lie down on the floor where they could see me when they came in.

 

I unlocked the door and then laid down on the floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I don't remember the medics coming in, their examination, lifting me onto a gurney or getting me into their ambulance, or hearing the call they made to St. Jude ER on the way, but I did briefly awaken when we arrived and saw that the radiologist was already there in his surgical blues and cap, helping the medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance. He was bending over me asking questions (probably something like 'Have you taken any medications?') but I couldn't make my mind interpret what he was saying, or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking up until the Cardiologist and partner had already threaded the teeny angiogram balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into my heart where they installed 2 side by side stints to hold open my right coronary artery.

 

I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at home must have taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the paramedics, but actually it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and both the fire station and St Jude are only minutes away from my home, and my Cardiologist was already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going on restarting my heart (which had stopped somewhere between my arrival and the procedure) and installing the stents.

Why have I written all of this to you with so much detail? Because I want all of you who are so important in my life to know what I learned first hand.

 

1. Be aware that something very different is happening in your body, not the usual men's symptoms but inexplicable things happening (until my sternum and jaws got into the act). It is said that many more women than men die of their first (and last) MI because they didn't know they were having one and commonly mistake it as indigestion, take some Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation and go to bed, hoping they'll feel better in the morning when they wake up... which doesn't happen. My female friends, your symptoms might not be exactly like mine, so I advise you to call the Paramedics if ANYTHING is unpleasantly happening that you've not felt before. It is better to have a 'false alarm' visitation than to risk your life guessing what it might be!

 

2. Note that I said 'Call the Paramedics.' And if you can take an aspirin. Ladies, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!

 

Do NOT try to drive yourself to the ER - you are a hazard to others on the road.

 

Do NOT have your panicked husband who will be speeding and looking anxiously at what's happening with you instead of the road.

 

Do NOT call your doctor -- he doesn't know where you live and if it's at night you won't reach him anyway, and if it's daytime, his assistants (or answering service) will tell you to call the Paramedics. He doesn't carry the equipment in his car that you need to be saved! The Paramedics do, principally OXYGEN that you need ASAP. Your Dr. will be notified later.

 

3. Don't assume it couldn't be a heart attack because you have a normal cholesterol count. Research has discovered that a cholesterol elevated reading is rarely the cause of an MI (unless it's unbelievably high and/or accompanied by high blood pressure). MIs are usually caused by long-term stress and inflammation in the body, which dumps all sorts of deadly hormones into your system to sludge things up in there. Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep. Let's be careful and be aware. The more we know the better chance we could survive.

 

A cardiologist says if everyone who sees this post would Share or re-post, you can be sure that we'll save at least one life.

 

*Please be a true friend and SHARE this article to all your friends, women & men too. Most men have female loved ones and could greatly benefit from know this information too!

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Saying yes to the Universe

Posted on December 29, 2017 at 9:10 AM Comments comments (1)

Saying Yes to the Universe

 

BY MADISYN TAYLOR

Saying Yes to the universe opens the gate to receiving what your soul really wants.

 

The hardest thing about saying yes to the universe is that it means accepting everything life puts in front of us. Most of us have a habit of going through our days saying no to the things we don't like and yes to the things we do, and yet, everything we encounter is our life. We may be afraid that if we say yes to the things we don't like, we will be stuck with them forever, but really, it is only through acknowledging the existence of what's not working for us that we can begin the process of change. So saying yes doesn't mean indiscriminately accepting things that don't work for us. It means conversing with the universe, and starting the conversation with a very powerful word--yes.

 

When we say yes to the universe, we enter into a state of trust that whatever our situation is, we can work with it. We express confidence in ourselves, and the universe, and we also express a willingness to learn from whatever comes our way, rather than running and hiding when we don't like what we see. The question we might ask ourselves is what it will take for us to get to the point of saying yes. For some of us, it takes coming up against something we can't ignore, escape, or deny, and so we are left no choice but to say yes. For others, it just seems a natural progression of events that leads us to making the decision to say yes to life.

 

The first step to saying yes is realizing that in the end it is so much easier than the alternative. Once we understand this, we can begin examining the moments when we resist what is happening, and experiment with occasionally saying yes instead. It might be scary at first, and even painful at times, but if we continue to say yes to every moment through the process, we will discover the joy of being in a positive conversation with a force much bigger than ourselves.

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indoor cycle certification

Posted on December 20, 2017 at 8:50 AM Comments comments (0)

New Indoor Cycle studio opening in the New Year 2018

There is no other indoor bike on the market that focuses on 3-dimensional movement, balance, stability, core strength and cardio-conditioning.

 

We'd be happy to share more about the unique features and functional training benefits that RealRyder Bikes provide, as well as the differentiating value they will lend to your fitness business. We are also eager to learn what your specific goals are, and share how we can support you across a few key business areas.

 

In the meantime, here's a link to our 2017 brand video, which shows the growth of our brand, a sampling of who we serve and the variety of fitness levels that benefit from our multi-planar cycling platform. I'm also including a link to a review featured in the American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness) Journal.

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Indoor Cyle will be at Cycle Path / Fresh Air Experience.

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Best in the NEW YEAR.

Anne

Face massage get the winter healthy flow

Posted on December 19, 2017 at 7:45 AM Comments comments (0)

If winter's chill has chapped your skin and sapped your energy, an Ayurvedic facial massage can help:

Stroking your face with herb-infused abhyanga oil tones the skin and can release stagnant energy. You'll find the oil in health food stores. (If you're not used to oiling your face, choose a lighter variety, such as sunflower or almond.)

Start by pouring two tablespoons of room-temperature oil into a small bowl. Dip your fingers into the oil and begin by rubbing it onto the bridge of your nose. Using both hands in a circular motion, massage the oil outward across your face, from cheekbones to ears and upward from temples to hairline. Then rub the oil in linear movements from the upper lip to the cheekbones and the ears. Using your index finger, put oil on the outer and inner rims of your nostrils. With three fingers of each hand, rub from the nostrils to the ears in a linear motion, taking time to massage the entire ear. Next, massage your brow and pat your closed eyelids. Finish by gently prodding the skin under your jawbone to the base of your neck. When you're through, you'll feel centered, refreshed, and ready to face the world.

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ICYMI ΓΆΒ?Β? Fitness Trends

Posted on December 13, 2017 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

ICYMI – Fitness Trends Survey results are in:

 

1. Functional Fitness (#2 in 2017)

2. HIIT (#1 in 2017)

3. Older Adult Training (#6 in 2017)

4. Active Recovery *NEW

5. Express Workouts (#4 in 2017)

6. Branded Group Fitness *NEW

7. Circuit Training and Boot Camps (#6 in 2017)

8. Nutrition and Healthy Eating Programs (#5 in 2017)

9. Body Weight Training (#9 in 2017)

10. Fusion-style Group Fitness (returns to the Top 10 in 2017, was #7 in 2016)

FIT Yoga LU Hanger

Posted on November 4, 2017 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

FIT Yoga

PLACE: LU Hanger - Aerobic Studio

TIME: 10:15 - 11:45 AM

DATES: Nov. 4  - Dec. 18th 2017

Investment $70 or $15 each time.


Register online http://thunderwolves.ca/ chick  on Fitness Schedule Tab on right will bring you to a new page "register here" Click on that

http://thunderwolves.ca/campus-rec/fitness-classes/


Class description:


FIT yoga is a beginner to advanced class for participants not comfortable with hot yoga & or need options to choose for their protection & safety. Hatha & Namate, soma yoga & structural integration are taught. These methods assists in limbering up all joints, improving oxygen levels with conscious breathing techniques, releasing tension in muscles with a variety of yoga asanas sequences. This class is progressive with many options to choose from making this class specific to your challenging needs. If you have never tried yoga, have many injuries or other chronic conditions this is the perfect class for you. Experience total body balance, posture & alignment restored and much more. Learn yoga techniques you can use in daily life.

Anne Parr FIS 35 + years experience 



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