Health clubs, fitness centers and gyms are focusing on several key initiatives in 2011 and each can have significant implications for you. There are a number of issues you need to consider before you sign up for that Personal Training program or boot camp at your local gym. Fitness Trends in … [Read more...] about Personal Training and Fitness in 2011 – What It Means to You
Can someone tackle a chronic health problem, such as back pain, and use the opportunity to improve their fitness level and reduce their weight? A client of mine here in Ottawa for both my Physiotherapy and Personal Training services successfully managed to make all those changes. Monique spent … [Read more...] about Can You Fix Chronic Back Pain and Improve Your Fitness Level?
A Physical Fitness Assessment lays the groundwork for a Personal Training program. It allows you (and me) to get a baseline of your body. By establishing the baseline, your personal training exercise program will be neither too hard nor too easy. It avoids the goldilocks challenge – we get to … [Read more...] about What is Involved in Physical Fitness Assessment?
Who you select to be your Personal Trainer or Exercise Therapist can determine how successful you will be in achieving your fitness goals. Like other professional service providers such as a physicians, lawyers, or accountants, you should look for a Personal Trainer with the right mix of skills, … [Read more...] about How to Choose a Personal Trainer or Exercise Therapist
Starting a regular exercise program and sticking with it can be quite a challenge for many of us. Each of us is unique and what techniques motivate us can differ from person to person. If you are a very social person, then group exercise activities may be best for you. If you are the competitive … [Read more...] about Seven Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise
You know that exercise is important. However, you may not know why exercise increases in importance as we get older. As we get into our middle years (and on), our body goes through a number of biological changes. One very significant change is the decrease and loss of muscle mass. A reduction in … [Read more...] about Why Exercise Is Important As We Age
This is the second part of my video presentation on how to build strong hand grip. Part 1 focussed on flexibility exercises for your hand. In this second video, Adrian Das brings us through his exercise program to build strength in your hands and massage techniques to reduce pain and … [Read more...] about Develop Strong Hand Grip – Part 2
We use our hands everyday of our lives in our work and play. Hands that have a strong grip, are flexible and mobile can significantly affect the quality of what we do and the quality of our lives. I asked Adrian Das, an Ottawa Massage Therapist and rock climber, to share with me (and you) his … [Read more...] about Develop Strong Hand Grip – Part 1
The Horse Stance is an excellent exercise to build deep core spinal stabilization. I encourage many of clients who visit me at Function to Fitness Physiotherapy and Personal Training in Ottawa to incorporate it into their training program. If you saw my Horse Stance - Part One video and did not … [Read more...] about Horse Stance – Part Two
The Horse Stance is a very important exercise and should be considered as one the staples of anyone's exercise program. It is one of the most valuable exercises in terms of strengthening the deep stabilizer muscles around the spine. I encourage all of my physiotherapy and personal training clients … [Read more...] about The Horse Stance – Part One