I’ve been MIA…

I’ve been MIA…

I’ve been MIA for a few weeks. Life smacked me in the ass this year, and a friend asked if it was “an experiment that you’re writing about?” It wasn’t. But since she asked, I considered it and determined that it was, indeed, a good...
How to handle the holidays

How to handle the holidays

I can’t help you with your mother in law. But here’s how to handle the holiday potlucks and tables in the next three weeks…. 1. Choose between a drink OR dessert. This is my favourite tip that I personally practise! If you can’t reasonably choose one...
Maybe s/he’s born with it…maybe it’s….

Maybe s/he’s born with it…maybe it’s….

Today I had the pleasure of working with a 4 year old, who walks with pigeon toes. We did a short session that consisted of 3 exercises and when she left, her gait was neutral. Children can easily make high-impact adjustment and changes to their posture, before the...

Motivation

Yesterday, my cousin was hoping that I’d written about motivation today. I hadn’t. But let’s talk about that. You can’t be motivated without goals. And you can’t have goals without knowing what your top three priorities are. This is often...
What, exactly, do I do?

What, exactly, do I do?

I get asked by someone, in some form, every day what I do. What I do better than anyone else is Body Sustainability. I help you help yourself from breaking down. And if you are broken down, I’m like a mechanic that fixes you up, hands you a greasy cloth and...
Why I don’t want to hear about your perfect diet

Why I don’t want to hear about your perfect diet

Sometimes it feels like my part time job is arguing with my girlfriend about nutrition.  My friend and I went to Health Coaching school together, and much as I love her, I get insanely rage-filled when we discuss dietary theories and practices. We both went to the...
Help yourself

Help yourself

Professional help is just that — help. There’s no instructor, trainer, chiropractor, acupuncturist, osteopath, naturopath, MD, (you get my drift) in the world that can help you when you won’t help yourself. It’s rare (but it happens) that...
Pay your teachers

Pay your teachers

The fitness industry “business model” is broken. We don’t pay our teachers a living wage. Who then can’t afford to keep teaching. So teachers: (A) burn out (B) do this part time, which doesn’t generate the highest quality professionals in ANY profession (C) start...
How come we are customizing coffee but not fitness?

How come we are customizing coffee but not fitness?

We think nothing of going into our local coffee shop and getting what we want. Yet when it comes to exercise, we want to do precisely what the instructor does, and be exactly like the friend who came to class with us. So our $4 coffee should be customized just for us,...