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Articles: Health

The Importance of Community in Fitness

While your fitness pursuits can certainly be a solo affair, there’s one aspect that can be a determining factor when it comes to the consistency with which you move your body, and the longevity of your endeavors: finding a sense of community. Beyond fitness goals, community allows us to find a sense of belonging. It’s […]

How to Support Your Clients to Move From Disordered Eating Toward Lasting Health

As a personal trainer you attract clients of all sizes who are looking to make behavioral and physical changes in the pursuit of health and wellness. And, you’re committed to helping people achieve exactly that, which is why it’s so important to be aware of the warning signs of disordered eating and eating disorders. Relying […]

Signs Your Client May Be Suffering From an Eating Disorder

In my early 20s, I hired my first personal trainer to lose weight. At the time, I was suffering from binge eating disorder, and had been for a period of two years. As I began to lose weight, this binge eating disorder shifted to bulimia. And that first trainer was followed by a handful of […]

Taking Care of Your Mental Health in the Fitness Space

I can’t recall a moment during my time working in the fitness industry where I didn’t hate myself. It seems ironic when you think about it. Fitness is supposed to be about health and living your best life possible. Why then, do we find ourselves stressed and anxious rather than inspired? When you’re living in […]

Striving for “Perfect Posture?” Choose Movement Variability Instead!

There’s this myth floating around that we’ll damage our spine if our posture is less than perfect. As a physiotherapist, I’d like to challenge that idea. Why? Because our bodies love variability and as it turns out, our spines are part of our body. Have you ever tried to sit in “perfect posture” for more […]

What is Pain and Why Do We Experience It?

When it comes to knowing pain, the science is clear: knowledge is powerful [1-7]. The more I learn about this incredibly complex topic, the more empowered and excited I am about my own body and that of all humans. One of the most rewarding things that I get to do is share information about how […]

What’s the Deal With Incontinence?

I had the most embarrassing incident two years ago when I was presenting at a fitness workshop in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I peed my pants. Worse than that: I was photographed with other industry leaders, there was a visible a wet patch on my leggings on the published photo — a photo which was posted […]

How to Train If You Have Endometriosis

Endometriosis affects one in 10 women worldwide with the main sign being period pain. Thriving with endometriosis can be challenging, and many women with endo may find it difficult to train and exercise in the way they love, if at all. Yet, women with endometriosis can live a healthy, productive life, and can achieve their […]

5 Tips for Overcoming Fitness Challenges After Breast Cancer Treatment

No one thinks that they are going to get cancer, especially when you’ve spent a good portion of your life doing everything right. Breast cancer is on the rise and continues to impact women of all ages every year. One in eight women will be diagnosed with this disease and everyone knows someone that has […]

What Women Need to Know About Concussions

“Follow my finger with your eyes…” “What’s your name?” “Do you know where you are?” These are the kinds of questions that we commonly see asked when someone hits their head to check for signs of a concussion. Whether you’ve seen the Will Smith movie, Concussion, about Dr. Bennet Omalu’s research on traumatic brain injuries […]

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