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Parents — Fitness in Your Life

Monday, January 28, 2019

The Routine  Parents, if you’re anything like me when I had small children, your day goes something like this. 6:00 – get up, get self-ready for work 7:00 – wake kids, get them ready for daycare 7:30 – maybe get breakfast into some or all of us if the kids found their favourite clothes and got dressed willingly and quickly 7:45 – out the door, daycare drop off 8:00 – make it work on time if the kids found their friends at daycare and managed…

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Ski Traverse Training – Haute Route

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Spring 2016 I’ve signed up for a spring 2017 ski traverse, in Europe, out of my comfort zone, where do I begin, when do I start commitment to training. Summer 2016 I was extremely active mountain biking and climbing, leaving me with a solid base to get started on ski specific training. My cardio fitness was strong and my movement and climbing strength was strong, not that I would expect to need to rock climb on this traverse, we are skiing, right…turns out 2017 was…

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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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Learning the Meaning of Mountain Fitness

It was September 2014. I was nearing the summit of Mount Athabasca and I knew I was in trouble. My friend had convinced me to join her on an alpine course offered by one of the local guide companies, Yamnuska Mountain Adventures. I loved being out in the mountains and wanted to expand my skills so I agreed to sign up. My biggest concerns leading up to the course were whether I had sufficient prerequisite skills and if the weather would cooperate. I never thought…

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