Running Hot? How to Exercise Safely in the Summer

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And just like that it is summer! Steamy, sweaty, lemonade-sipping, watermelon-munching, patio-sitting, toe-in-lake-dipping, glorious summer. In Canada, where winter reigns mighty, summer is the most coveted of all the seasons. We wait for it, we dream of it, we celebrate it but before long we are left to only remember it. It is natural to want to make the most … Read More

Being a Mom Doesn’t Need to Hurt

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When I was pregnant with my daughter I knew what to expect. I had read all of the books. I had a million references for whether a symptom was normal or not. I even charted and compared our growth to food ranging from a pine nut to a watermelon. Labour and delivery, although more anxiety provoking, came with classes, instructions … Read More

Exercise of the Week – The Scapular Retraction

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THE SCAPULAR RETRACTION 25% of my business is dealing with shoulder pain. Almost 100% of those shoulders have a posture component, especially now with the time we spend on smart phones, computers and driving. In most people, the chest is tight pulling their shoulders forward. This causes the shoulder muscles to work from suboptimal positions and nerves and blood vessels … Read More

Rehab Exercise of the Week – THE SQUAT

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WORKOUT WEDNESDAY!!!!! I’m really excited to be able to present this weekly feature with the help of some of our amazing personal trainers at RPM Total Fitness. These‪ rehab‬ friendly exercises will help us target key ‬ in building critical ‪‎strength‬ and ‪stability‬ while demonstrating great form. Today Josh shows us one of my favorites, the . If you could … Read More