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Paula’s 5 Favourite Core Exercises

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Defining Body Core Core is not just a 6 pack abs the above picture illustrates most of the full core well, your core is from you hips/thighs to your shoulders. These muscles help us hold our posture proper all day long, sitting standing and other positions. Some of these muscles also assist greatly in our balance and stability ALL DAY long, some of them help us move. Core strength is important in daily living as well as super important in sport, endurance sport is no…

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Mistaya Lodge with Cloud Nine Guides

A Week at Mistaya Lodge with Cloud Nine Guides Delivers Amazing Back-country Skiing and Much More We sit down for the first course of breakfast, a delicious assortment of fruit, muesli, oatmeal and yogurt, I wonder what the day will bring.  Outside the temps have dropped to a crisp minus 15C, and an even blanket of snow covers the valley and mountainsides as far as I can see. I look around the lodge’s long wooden dining table and most of the other guests are older…

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Rocky Mountain Adaptive — ShredAbility

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Rocky Mountain Adaptive (RMA) located in Canmore, AB and operating throughout The Bow Valley, has been an integral part of keeping my entire family active in the mountains. My daughter participates in their winter 10-week ski program. Where she is able to have a one-on-one ski lesson for 2 hours each week with an (over)qualified instructor. She is now cruising down the green and blue runs at Sunshine Village and Lake Louise, independently! When summer arrives to this part of Canada, she can be found…

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Building Your Home Workout Space

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Fitness equipment is expensive, can be bulky and often collects a lot of dust, gym memberships and punch pass often collect a lot of dust too. If you have room in your basement, loft, or bonus room why not set up a small area that can be easily put away when not in use or better yet dedicate that area to fitness. Benefits of working out at home, the ability to get at it whenever it will work, your kids see you making fitness a…

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How to get Fit for Mountain Climbing

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Are you planning to climb a mountain this year?  Whether you’ve chosen a local peak or you’re planning to travel to climb a far off peak, you know you need to be fit.  It’s very disheartening to climb partway up, realize you don’t have the fitness you need to get to the top and have to turn around.  It’s even worse to get to the top exhausted and then get injured on the way down because your legs have turned to wet noodles. So what’s…

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To Roll or Not to Roll…

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Foam rolling is a popular form of self-myofascial (myomuscle, fascia-soft connecting tissue) release, using a tool (foam roller, ball). The initial benefits are short term (10 minutes). With use of two weeks or greater, the benefits will be longer term. Just like working on improving one’s fitness, when you do the activity twice a week you can maintain your level. When you do the activity three times a week you will see gains, this guideline also applies to foam rolling. When done effectively foam rolling can…

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