Many health and fitness professionals design exercise programs for older women that progress at a slower rate than exercise programs for their younger clients. They believe that the possibility of injury is higher in older clients during exercise. This thinking has solidified the assumption that as … [Read more...] about Exercise for Women – Age is Not a Barrier
Active or Static Stretching: Which is Better?
Flexibility is a core component of the Personal Training exercise programs that I prescribe for my clients and is composed of stretching exercises appropriate for the individual client's needs. I assess each client's needs (including their flexibility) and then I work with them on the exercises I … [Read more...] about Active or Static Stretching: Which is Better?
Develop Strong Hand Grip – Part 2
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
Develop Strong Hand Grip – Part 1
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
Importance of Rest Days
Who doesn’t like to take it easy every once and while, especially after working all week, attending to your domestic affairs and working-out on a daily basis? However, you should view rest as an important part of an overall health regimen, encompassing specific programs that allow your body (and … [Read more...] about Importance of Rest Days