Fitness & health products and services for beginner to professional.
Fitness for a life time, Creating a better You!
A Wholistic Journey lasting Whole life!
|Posted on July 15, 2021 at 10:30 AM||comments ()|
Welcome Back Thunderwolves Students & Members!
The Lakehead Athletics Centre, including our new Wolf Den, will be open starting Monday, July 19, 2021! Students and members can start booking in workouts at 5pm on Friday, July 16th 2021 (please update your personal information in the luathletics.lakeheadu.ca portal before then).
Below are some “Quick Facts”, but please review all policies & procedures prior to your first visit as most answers can be found online. You can find the link here for the most up to date version of the Reopening Policies & Procedures which will continue to be updated as additional information becomes available. Our COVID-19 Facility Policies can be found HERE.
New entrance located at the Wolf Den (West Entrance), all other entrances are closed (pictured in full policy & procedure document)
Updated building hours at luathletics.lakeheadu.ca (will become available on Friday at 5pm) and thunderwolves.ca
Members must use the online portal at luathletics.lakeheadu.ca to book their time in a specific location (blocks listed below). Waivers can be signed in the portal. Membership is required for access (day passes are not available at this time)
LakeheadMOVE App can be downloaded for easy membership card access and booking capabilities (available for iPhone & Android)
Memberships will automatically be extended by the number of days that your membership was impacted by the closure.
Pool, saunas and showers will remain closed at this time.
Facility policies & procedures will be updated as information becomes available.
Masks will be required anytime you are not actively engaging in an athletic or fitness activity.
Should you have any questions please contact the front desk at (807) 343-8585 or email email@example.com
(please expect a delay as we are experiencing higher volumes than normal).
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Lakehead Athletics Staff
Workout Blocks - Summer Hours
Monday to Friday
Saturday (Closed Sundays)
6:30 am - 8:00 am
8:15 am - 9:45 am*
8:15 am - 9:45 am
10:00 am - 11:30 am*
10:00 am - 11:30 am
11:45 am - 1:15 pm*
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm*
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm*
3:15 pm - 4:45 pm
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm**
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
6:45 pm - 8:15 pm**
*Wolf Den Gymnasium & Hangar Closed due to summer camp sessions
**Some exceptions may apply to Fieldhouse gymnasium availability based on varsity team use.
|Posted on July 13, 2021 at 7:50 AM||comments ()|
RESPOND. EVADE. ANTICIPATE. CORPORATE TRAINING
The problem with conventional self defense methods is that they teach "moves". In other words "if the attacker grabs you with his right hand on your left arm, you rotate your hand to the left and ...... etc". Reality - a victim with their adrenaline flowing who has had little training will not be able to remember the detail of a move. R.E.A.C.T. has developed a much simpler concept based system which is easier to learn and more effective during a state of duress.
Attacks fall into 4 basic categories:
An attack from the front
An attack from behind
Using these concepts we have found that teaching self defense is straightforward and easy to learn. This means that in a stressful situation it is easier to recall and utilize.
Still a strong part of fitness & wellness.
Shared by Anne Parr PRO TRAINER FIS
|Posted on July 12, 2021 at 4:25 PM||comments ()|
StickFit ® International Review Zoom
Something New to do in a group Fitness class.
This will be at the canfitpro August Conference.
If interested FIS/PTS or consumer sign up today!
|Posted on July 4, 2021 at 12:45 AM||comments ()|
It's far from easy.
It's seen as rebellious or even dangerous.
The people that don't "give a ___" about what other people think are often put in the 'reckless' category of life, that they have no empathy,
no consideration, no thoughtfulness, irresponsible, are rude, obnoxious, unkind, or oblivious to the needs of others.
They essentially fall under the group category of narcissistic and selfish.
BECAUSE OF THIS, MOST PEOPLE WILL NOT ACHIEVE
LIVING A LIFE OF NOT GIVING A ______, and if they attempt it,
they will have massive guilt and shame, because they have pre-existing judgements
that being selfish is BAD.
So you have two opposing judgements and beliefs...
1) being selfish is good. (subtle art of not giving a F#$!)
2) being selfish is bad. (reckless, narcissistic, irresponsible, rude)
***THIS IS THE PROBLEM AND WHY MOST PEOPLE WILL
NEVER PULL IT OFF.***
When you live in your truth, you live in your highest values, and values, are in fact, what make you "unique" in the world.
No two people have the exact same values, like a fingerprint...
So each individual, in order to be authentic, must act within their own unique set of values. This seems relatively easy
We don't want to be judged, AND we have pre-existing judgements on ourselves as to what behaviour is acceptable or not.
Think back to the opposing beliefs..
(Well of course Steve, it's important to take care of yourself and do what you want)
(Well of course Steve, it's important to take care of others and consider their feelings)
Can you see how you are SCREWED?????????????
So to avoid the pain of being judged, we ATTEMPT, and I will say attempt to manipulate our behaviour to seek the approval of others,
and avoid the feeling of being judged, criticized or to avoid the tension of conflict.
UNDERSTAND WHY YOU GET JUDGED IN THE FIRST PLACE
Yet, most don't realize, that you will be judged based on what the other person's values are.
Because that's human behaviour..we judge others and others judge us,
through the filter of our unique set of values.
So I judge you through my eyes and my unique values, and someone else judges youthrough their values.
We are judging your behaviour from different criteria.
Therefore, you are screwed...because it comes down to old saying of "you're damned if you do, and you're damned if you don't"
Take drinking a pepsi soda.
If you come across an organic health nut, you will be judged for expressing unhealthy behaviour.
If you come across the owner of pepsi, you will be celebrated for using their product.
"damned if you do, damned if you don't"
This is where The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F$%! comes into play.
Taking this principle that you essentially can't win the approval of all, nor will you have the disapproval of all, that places you in the middle to do what is most important to you in a given moment.
You act in your own authenticity, your own values, your own principles and standards, KNOWING that you will be approved by some, disapproved by others, and you can't control what others think...so you essentially realize you can't GIVE A F$%!.
This idea could be radical, because it stems back to the narcissistic judgements people have developed, which again, is their issues with their inability to love that part of themselves and accept narcissism is part of their persona.
(This is a topic for a whole other blog)
So if you behave authentically, and don't GIVE A F$%!, WHICH ACTUALLY GO HAND IN HAND...what happens?
First you will be judged:
1) To some, you will absolutely be reckless, oblivious to the needs of others, narcissistic, irresponsible, and careless...
2) To some, you will be a model for authenticity, independence, knowing who you are and what you want, poised, confident...
"Damned if you do, damned if you don't"
So the question comes down to, how do you want to live your life?
I propose, MOST PEOPLE actually want NUMBER 2, and it takes you letting go of what others think of you.
How do I know most people want this?
Because the book, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F#$! is the #1 selling personal development book.
And people buy what they want.
Dr. Steve, Thunder Bay, Thanks for sharing this,
|Posted on June 10, 2021 at 8:20 AM||comments ()|
Vagus nerve is long from the brain stem to colin
- Carries information about pain, touch, temperature from the heart, inner & outer ear, imerges near the back of the head
-Play very minor Role in the taste -carries taste sensations from the epiglottis & the root of the tongue
- receives sensory information from internal organs in the neck, chest & abdoman (esophigas, heart & digestie track
- carries sensory information from Baroreceptions - (this changes in the Blood Pressure) & Chemoreceptors in aorta - (sending oxygen in the Blood)
- controls muscles in pharynx, soft palate & larynx that play critical role in speaking & swallowing
- Main parasympathetic nerve of the body slowing heart rate.
Vagus Nerve Damage
- can cause a variety of symptoms including:
We all breath in automatically * Today we are breathing as though we have been hit by a car "Breath In"
When we fall in Love we Exhale more & or longer
We can over ride these so we can make and feel change.
WATER: good for training [4 counts in 4 counts out]
WISKY: helps us sleep - we do not want to over use , use with care [Inhale on 4 counts Exhale on 8 counts] this is paracimpethetic nerve.
COFFEE: this is our fight flight response. [only exhale "Breath of Fire" take a deep breath than exhale - exhale......Sharp shooting breath in the lower belly
Speed Ball practice approach at various times throughout the day.
WATER: Balance 4 in 4 out 10 x in morning
WISKY: lie down inhale 4 exhale 10 10x bed time
COFFEE: be careful - 3 Rounds of 20 mid morning
- 3 Rounds Before you exercise
- 3 Rounds in afternoon around 3 pm
Full breaths using deep breaths that move your bones
1/ on all fours
3/ happy baby - on back arms reach to feet (can you blow up a balloon in this position - t activate siytem)
|Posted on June 4, 2021 at 8:45 AM||comments ()|
the frustration, the physical tension,
the pain and anxiety in your body
resulting from YEARS of not moving,
not breathing, and not stretching
in ways that would have helped you
to release the tension in the moment.
doing this over and over,
constantly holding your body
in a way that doesn’t allow you
to shake off the tension
or release the pain.
how this has caused you to be locked up
and imprisoned in your body
because you felt stuck
and weren’t listening to your inner needs.
How often have you “known better”,
Yet, you were still hooked by the emotion
and did what you KNEW was NOT best?
You may have done this over,
and over again.
I want you to take a second,
and truly feel the frustration
of not being able to move your body and life
the way YOU want to move it.
What does that feel like?
IT FEELS HORRIBLE.
AND even though it feels horrible,
being stuck is NOT a failure;
It’s meant to build up your energy and frustration so you can take action...
Except, this time,
instead of tirelessly “trying” NOT to be stuck,
and going on the never-ending merry-go-round
of frustration and disappointment,
the ACTION it calls from you
is to LISTEN INSIDE.
To listen and WAIT PATIENTLY to receive your inner signal…
What exactly is “my inner signal” and how do I tap into that?
Your inner signal is like the sunlight,
and when you’re stuck, you can’t see or feel it.
Just like the sun hiding behind the dark clouds,
your inner signal to break through
is hiding behind your cloud of physical tension,
emotional frustration and your current way of thinking.
Now, this signal is very unique to you,
will empower you,
and ONLY you.
To tap into your inner signal,
behind your dark clouds,
you will need
to first BREAK OPEN the clouds.
And to break them open requires you to
FEEL your body,
UNWIND your tensions, and
ASK new questions.
To do these, this is going to take
It’s going to take a version of you
that wants to set a new standard for
yourself and your life..
And as you decide to break through the fog
of frustration and anxieties,
as you slowly clear away those dark clouds,
you will begin to reveal the stuck pattern,
its truth, wisdom, and meaning
and why it’s happening.
Once this happens,
THEN you’ll be ready for your next empowering step.
I’m ready and excited to teach you how to
break open the clouds, bask in your sunlight
and BECOME UNSTUCK.
Come join me. "Dr. Steven Fonso"
Sharing cause it matters.
|Posted on June 2, 2021 at 1:40 PM||comments ()|
Together we will move.
The last 14 months have proven something fundamental to Canadians.
Our health has never been more important.
Health is wealth. And it is the only currency we need.
Prior to the pandemic, the fitness industry in Canada was booming, we employed 150,000 people, servicing six million Canadians who held gym memberships. The needle was moving in the right direction – as a population, we were exercising more and getting healthier together. Fitness industry leaders were helping combat obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and mental health illnesses that affect millions of Canadians.
And then the pandemic hit. And it hit us hard.
In the last year, gyms have remained closed in many parts of the country, and those that are open are in threat of closure on a routine basis, due to COVID exposures, or are operating at significantly reduced capacities. Fitness owners have invested heavily in digital platforms, increased ventilation systems, sanitation, PPE, as well as revising architecture and spaces for safe social distancing. There has been more revenue going out than coming in. According to one report, two-thirds of Canadians have paused or cancelled their gym memberships, and many claim they are never going back to a gym.
At the moment, the situation is bleak. Every day, gyms close across the country for good. But dark times never last. The gym will be back, stronger than ever. Here is why.
Canadians need leaders.
Trained fitness professionals will be more in demand than ever before. Canadians are acutely aware that chronic illness is on the rise, and our mental health is in crisis. We need trust heroes, someone who is going to meet you on your fitness journey and lift you up, providing expertise, form, technique and, most importantly, a reason to get to your workout. At a deeper level, we need the power of the group – lots of research shows that group fitness, which has been quiet for the last 14 months, provides us with added health benefits.
Canadians need exercise.
Canadians need exercise more than ever. According to various reports, the pandemic stopped us in our tracks – literally and figuratively. More than one-third of Canadians are more sedentary than ever, and 20 per cent of Canadians who had been active before the pandemic became inactive. Less than 20 per cent of Canadians are getting the recommended 150 minutes of moderate to physical exercise. A survey done before the pandemic found that Canadians overestimate the amount of exercise that they do get, too. It is estimated that more than 10 million Canadians will live with obesity by 2025 – and the cost of treating this will be in the billions of dollars. Exercise is a powerful tool in this fight.
Canadians need a mental health solution.
The pandemic tore a hole in the fabric of our mental health. Prior to the pandemic, depression, stress, anxiety, and suicide levels were rising; the pandemic sent them into the stratosphere. One in five Canadians experiences or lives with a mental health illness in any given year; in this pandemic year, 40 per cent of Canadians say their mental health has deteriorated. McMaster University recently coined the term “Pandemic Paradox” where Canadians want to exercise to relieve stress and anxiety, but stress and anxiety is preventing them from doing so. But the good news is that three 30-minute doses of exercise are as effective as antidepressant medication. We need to promote this solution to all Canadians.
Canadians need community.
Although the future of fitness is a hybrid model of virtual and in-person, nothing will ever replace the power of community, accountability, and the true meaning of stronger together. This is where history will change us: 2020 might have been the year of working out at home. But 2021 will be the year where we come back together again. Working out with a group boosts motivation, and can also increase your intensity. The Kohler Effect – that no one wants to be the weakest in the group – found that those who planked with another person could hold the plank 24 per cent longer. But most importantly, having support and accountability pushes you past where you want to go.
Canadians need health.
Fitness Industry Council of Canada supports the Prescription to Get Active, a program aimed at connecting physicians with Canadians who are not getting 150 minutes of physical activity per week and providing them the prescription they need to get moving again! Fitness facilities across Canada are providing one month of free exercise for anyone with an exercise prescription. We are planning to work with the health and medical communities and expanding this unique program to make sure all Canadians are motivated to move again.
2021 is the year we come back together again. And it is the year we move together again.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
https://www.canfitpro.com/blog/the-future-of-fitness-in-canada/?mkt_tok=NDEzLVhBSi0wODAAAAF9Hvv4OA36GebeNyLAYjm_BOguKaX1U91mlIBMogIc6Bs8ApHUpQCxF5M-FazsiKqDYcoxOaOyvBg8yIHZEN7-Y_VFCvWwQM1RaxLOS7A" target="_blank">Sara Hodson, Founder & CEO of LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic, is a national representative and federal advocacy lead for the Fitness Industry Council of Canada.
|Posted on June 2, 2021 at 10:05 AM||comments ()|
A PRESCRIPTION TO GET ACTIVE
Wednesday, June 2nd
11:30 am ET / 10:30 am CT / 9:30 am MT / 8:30 am PT / 12:30 pm AT
60-minute Panel Discussion with 15 minutes for Live Q&A
All are welcome, but space is limited
This is a FREE Education Event with an optional CEC Quiz available to purchase
In this webinar you will learn:
How to get involved with the Prescription to Get Active program.
The physiological and psychological consequences of a sedentary lifestyle.
The serious and concerning impact the pandemic has had on Canadians not getting enough exercise.
A solution to enhance Canadian’s physical, mental, and emotional health.
Hosted by Maureen (Mo) Hagan – COO of canfitpro – and featuring:
Sara Hodson – Founder & CEO of LIVE WELL Exercise Clinic, and a national representative / federal advocacy lead for the Fitness Industry Council of Canada
Nicole Culos-Reed – Professor of Health and Exercise Psychology at University of Calgary
Fewer than 20% of Canadians are accumulating the recommended 150 minutes/week of moderate physical exercise.
You are part of the solution to getting Canadians moving again as part of the post-COVID recovery plan.
Register for the webinar to be part of something truly important!
|Posted on May 14, 2021 at 9:00 AM||comments ()|
https://www.youtube.com/embed/Y1e38mkTfRA?start=82" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>" target="_blank">http://
|Posted on May 9, 2021 at 8:20 AM||comments ()|
https://wholisticmatters.com/" target="_blank">Wholistic Matters
How's your Gut?
How's your Brain?
How's your emotional health?
Looking at whole body, mind, spirit!
Some things that effect our Mental heath:
Watching some YouTube topics on Gut health really makes a lot of sense.
Making simple changes reducing refind sugar, high processed foods, envirorment and so many more
Awareness is key, diet - simple changes, type of foods, whole foods, probiotics, prebiotics 5 serving of vegtables per day.
- deficiencies in balance of - https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/serotonin-syndrome/symptoms-causes/syc-20354758" target="_blank">serotonin, https://www.healthyandnaturalworld.com/dopamine-deficiency/" target="_blank">dopamine - physical and mental wellbeing
- Stress levels
Changes need to be small with awareness finding what works best for you and your body, mind, spirit.
https://wholisticmatters.com/" target="_blank">To fix brain! fix gut!
|Posted on May 5, 2021 at 9:55 AM||comments ()|
There are many different mental disorders, with different presentations. They are generally characterized by a combination of abnormal thoughts, perceptions, emotions, behaviour and relationships with others.
Mental disorders include: depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and other psychoses, dementia, and developmental disorders including autism.
There are effective strategies for preventing mental disorders such as depression.
There are effective treatments for mental disorders and ways to alleviate the suffering caused by them.
Access to health care and social services capable of providing treatment and social support is key.
Depression is so often not recognized and can last for years before detected personally speaking.
Depression is a common mental disorder and one of the main causes of disability worldwide. Globally, an estimated 264 million people are affected by depression.1 More women are affected than men.
Depression is characterized by sadness, loss of interest or pleasure, feelings of guilt or low self-worth, disturbed sleep or appetite, tiredness, and poor concentration. People with depression may also have multiple physical complaints with no apparent physical cause. Depression can be long-lasting or recurrent, substantially impairing people’s ability to function at work or school and to cope with daily life. At its most severe, depression can lead to suicide.
Prevention programmes have been shown to reduce depression, both for children (e.g. through protection and psychological support following physical and sexual abuse) and adults (e.g. through psychosocial assistance after disasters and conflicts).
There are also effective treatments. Mild to moderate depression can be effectively treated with talking therapies, such as cognitive behaviour therapy or psychotherapy. Antidepressants can be an effective form of treatment for moderate to severe depression but are not the first line of treatment for cases of mild depression. They should not be used for treating depression in children and are not the first line of treatment in adolescents, among whom they should be used with caution.
Management of depression should include psychosocial aspects, including identifying stress factors, such as financial problems, difficulties at work or physical or mental abuse, and sources of support, such as family members and friends. The maintenance or reactivation of social networks and social activities is important.
The overall objective of World Mental Health Day is to raise awareness of mental health issues around the world and to mobilize efforts in support of mental health.
https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-mental-health-day" target="_blank">The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.
Mental Health Week May 3 - 9th 2021
|Posted on May 3, 2021 at 8:55 AM||comments ()|
Recognizing Mental Health
Can be a dilemma more these days as we become more isolated with our own space, mind loves to play games beating us down so:
Today be Mindful be aware!
Forgetting things may be a sign of depression not loosing your mind.
Day 1 BE MINDFUL all day.
#getreal #canfitpro #mindfulness
|Posted on April 21, 2021 at 10:25 AM||comments ()|
Good morning all.
Hope all is well. Thank you for those who have registered for my Vritual Chair Fitness classes.
Since Thunder Bay 55 Plus has descided not to reopen until July for summer classes I will be extending my Vritual classes until End of August.
Note: Will complete until May 13 and set up more options. I am open to your suggestions.
I tried calling some of you and finding a message saying your number does not exist???? Got two calls from one of my daughters after we had spoken then the phone went into dial tone?
Rogers has been having difficulty this week, since Tbaytel is part of the Rogers network is affecting our phones as well.
We all need to be very careful with the amount of fraud calls coming your way. Hang-up do not push any buttons, or speak to anyone.
Report to Fraud unit RCPM. There are a variety of scams and frauds happening in Canada - with new ones invented daily.
Learn how you can protect yourself from scammers and be scam smart.
I am working very hard at securing the Virtual classes.
To see what other times and days are available please check out https://www.anneparrprotrainer.com/
Invite a friend to join us as your guest, let me know if you have someone in mind. Thanks.
Note: will be up-dating with requests to create a class specific to your needs.
|Posted on April 8, 2021 at 9:05 AM||comments ()|
They may contain added sugar, calories, or even toxic chemicals.
Adding protein powder to a glass of milk or a smoothie may seem like a simple way to boost your health. After, all, protein is essential for building and maintaining muscle, bone strength, and numerous body functions. And many older adults don't consume enough protein because of a reduced appetite.
But be careful: a scoop of chocolate or vanilla protein powder can harbor health risks. "I don't recommend using protein powders except in a few instances, and only with supervision," says registered dietitian Kathy McManus, director of the Department of Nutrition at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital.
What is protein powder?
Protein powders are powdered forms of protein that come from plants (soybeans, peas, rice, potatoes, or hemp), eggs, or milk (casein or whey protein). The powders may include other ingredients such as added sugars, artificial flavoring, thickeners, vitamins, and minerals. The amount of protein per scoop can vary from 10 to 30 grams. Supplements used for building muscle contain relatively more protein, and supplements used for weight loss contain relatively less.
What are the risks?
There are numerous risks to consider when using a protein powder. Among them:
A protein powder is a dietary supplement. The FDA leaves it up to manufacturers to evaluate the safety and labeling of products. So, there's no way to know if a protein powder contains what manufacturers claim.
We don't know the long-term effects. "There are limited data on the possible side effects of high protein intake from supplements," McManus says.
It may cause digestive distress. "People with dairy allergies or trouble digesting lactose [milk sugar] can experience gastrointestinal discomfort if they use a milk-based protein powder," McManus points out.
It may be high in added sugars and calories. Some protein powders have little added sugar, and others have a lot (as much as 23 grams per scoop). Some protein powders wind up turning a glass of milk into a drink with more than 1,200 calories. The risk: weight gain and an unhealthy spike in blood sugar. The American Heart Association recommends a limit of 24 grams of added sugar per day for women and 36 grams for men.
https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/the-hidden-dangers-of-protein-powders?utm_content=buffer2bb31&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=buffer#HarvardHealth" target="_blank">A new risk revealed
From Harvard Health
|Posted on April 7, 2021 at 10:30 AM||comments ()|
7 April is World Health Day
It is celebrated annually and each year draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world.
The date of 7 April marks the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948.
World Health Day 2021 https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2021" target="_blank">Building a fairer, healthier world 2021
7 April 2020 is the day to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives and remind world leaders of the critical role they play in keeping the world healthy. Nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 response - providing high quality, respectful treatment and care, leading community dialogue to address fears and questions and, in some instances, collecting data for clinical studies. Quite simply, without nurses, there would be no response.
In this International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, World Health Day will highlight the current status of nursing and around the world. WHO and its partners will make a series of recommendations to strengthen of the nursing and midwifery workforce.
This will be vital if we are to achieve national and global targets related to universal health coverage, maternal and child health, infectious and non-communicable diseases including mental health, emergency preparedness and response, patient safety and the delivery of integrated, people-centered care, amongst others.
We are calling for your support on World Health Day to ensure that the nursing and midwifery workforces are strong enough to ensure that everyone, everywhere gets the healthcare they need.
The tagline for World Health Day is:https://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2020" target="_blank"> Support nurses and midwives.2010
Universal health coverage is WHO’s number one goal. Key to achieving it is ensuring that everyone can obtain the care they need, when they need it, right in the heart of the community.
Progress is being made in countries in all regions of the world.
But millions of people still have no access at all to health care. Millions more are forced to choose between health care and other daily expenses such as food, clothing and even a home.
This is why WHO is focusing on universal health coverage for this year’shttps://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2019" target="_blank"> World Health Day, on 7 April.2019
World Health Day 2018 - https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2018/04/07/default-calendar/world-health-day-2018" target="_blank">Universal health coverage:
World Health Day 2017 -https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2017/04/07/default-calendar/world-health-day-2017" target="_blank"> Depression: let's talk
World Health Day 2016: https://www.who.int/news-room/events/detail/2016/04/07/default-calendar/world-health-day-2016" target="_blank">Beat Diabetes
|Posted on April 6, 2021 at 1:50 PM||comments ()|
Join our FitPro event for only $69*
We know physical activity and good health go hand in hand. Help your clients improve both physical and mental health by elevating your knowledge, skills and leadership. Join us at canfitpro 2021 Online: FitPro event. Access over 20 sessions on unique and important topics including body image, technology to propel your fitness business forward in 2021, cultivating community, programming, the art of cueing and coaching, and how to diversify your income. With educational tracks in Group Fitness, Personal Training, Technology, Business and Leadership, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and training from top fitness professionals across the globe.
Unite with your fellow fitness professionals, fitness clubs, studio operators and owners and make your presence known. Sit front row at our online main stage in the trade show to access trending topics and products. Don’t miss this jam-packed event sponsored by Human Kinetics.
Or maximize your savings and attend 3 events for only $249 with our All-Access Pass (April – Aug)
|Posted on March 31, 2021 at 12:50 AM||comments ()|
When setting up your next evernt or promoting your Business:
"Consider these sales statistics"
80%..........Of all sales are made after the fifth call
48%..........Of all sales people call once and quit
25%..........Call twice and quit
10%..........Keep on calling
Sales don’t just happen. Make sure you follow-up and do so often.
Sharing marketers who can help & guide you to success.
|Posted on March 26, 2021 at 8:55 AM||comments ()|
Become a Nordic Pole Walking Instructor
NPW Instructor Certification Clinic - Halifax
March 27, 2021, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Atlantic Time
Online via Zoom
Learn how to methodically teach the effective Nordic Pole Walking technique developed in Europe
Learn about the scientific and clinical studies of Nordic Pole Walking
Chief Instructor Trainers: Bill & Esther VanGorder.
Discuss promotion and marketing support of Nordixx Pole Walking Canada and Atlantic distributors,
Esther & Bill VanGorder of Nordic Pole Walking Nova Scotia.
The course is limited to 12 candidates. Fee: $195.00 plus HST to be paid at time of registration.
The Nordixx Nordic Pole Walking Instructor's 8.5 Hr. Course includes: Pair of Nordixx Global
Walker poles, practical Instruction & Course Package, your own copy of the PowerPoint presentation to
use with your classes, teaching methods and instruction in the proper Nordic Pole Walking technique,
Nordic Pole Walking handouts for you to customize for use with your students, plus a set of Nordixx
Walker Poles. Successful applicants will receive 4.0 CEC credits from CanFitPro Canada, a Nordic Pole
Walking Instructor Diploma, access to online research and training information, Promotional page on
our website & social media for your courses, Instructor prices on all poles and supplies, no charge to
attend future Certification Clinics to update your knowledge and Instructor Information Package.
To Register for the Instructor Certification Course or for more information contact
Esther VanGorder, Nordic Pole Walking Nova Scotia Phone: 902 454 2267
Email: Esther@NordicWalkingNovaScotia.ca Mail: 5545 Stanley Place, Halifax NS B3K2E8
Registration closes 10 days prior to the event.
Bill & Esther VanGorder are Certified Nordic Pole Walking instructors, Directors of Nordic
Walking Nova Scotia and experienced fitness instructors. Bill has a lengthy background in health and
fitness including 28 years with the YMCA & 15 years as CEO of the Lung Association of Nova Scotia. Bill &
Esther have been certified Nordic Pole Walking Instructors for 14 years
|Posted on March 15, 2021 at 10:40 AM||comments ()|
All Access Pass Get all events April 10 - May 4th and August 13 - 14
Get on board today!
(FitPro, Business, Global Conference & Trade Show)
Only $249* (savings of $78)
Access over 100 world-class presenters and sessions while earning 8 CECs!
Discover over 15 areas of specialty education including Group Fitness, Personal Training, Business and Leadership, Technology, Nutrition, Coaching, Wellness, Yoga, Dance, and more!
Big member benefit! canfitpro members will automatically receive access to post-event recordings.
Non-members can gain access to post-event recordings by becoming a member or by selecting the $20 add-on during registration.
Another super event keeping you engaged and learning
Anne Parr PRO TRAINER FIS
|Posted on March 12, 2021 at 10:35 AM||comments ()|
Why getting active is key for women’s overall health & wellbeing
Whether it be 20-year-old tennis phenom Bianca Andreescu, or international soccer icon Christine Sinclair, or up-and-coming WNBA superstar Kia Nurse, Canadian women are dominating the world stage of sports and athletics while inspiring a generation of young women to live an active lifestyle.
With March 8th being International Women’s Day, we wanted to shine a light on some amazing Canadian female athletes while also analyzing some of biggest health benefits women can experience when they get active.
Unfortunately, despite the recent success of female Canadian athletes across a wide range of pro sports, amateur athletics and Olympic competition, not enough young women are involved with sports and athletics – which directly impacts their chances of embracing physical activity as an adult.
A recent study shows that 41 per cent of girls between the ages of three to 17 don’t participate in sport, indicating further that if girls do not engage in sport or physical activity by age 10 there is only a 10 per cent chance she will be active as an adult. That is far too many women missing out on the life-changing effects (both physical and mental) of living an active lifestyle, which obviously becomes even more critical once females enter their 40s, 50s, and 60s.
Keep Reading Find these and more at: https://www.participaction.com/en-ca/blog/4-major-health-benefits-of-women-engaging-in-regular-physical-activity-sport?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=Email_EN&utm_campaign=March_Newsletter2021&utm_content=Hero_link&utm_term=Woman%20doing%20yoga%20at%20home&&&&&cm_mmc=Act-On%20Software-_-email-_-Celebrating%20International%20Women%5Cu2019s%20Day%20%2B%20Our%20Newest%20Active%20Champion%21-_-Woman%20doing%20yoga%20at%20home" target="_blank">PARTICIPACTION - March
Shop online for all your fitness needs. Gift Certifications
- DVD & VHS for loan by request
Quotes and Poems:
May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are.
Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love.
It is there for each and every one of us.
Jane Doe - Another Company, LLC
Health Disclaimer: Before joining any fitness program make sure you have clearance from your Dr.