Down Syndrome & the Benefits of Physical Activity

Down Syndrome & the Benefits of Physical Activity

(In honour of World Down Syndrome Day – 21 March) Down Syndrome is the most prevalent genetic condition associated with intellectual disabilities, that causes a delay in ones physical and intellectual development.  Children with Down Syndrome have a decreased muscle...

3 Reasons It’s Better to Work Out With a Group

Everyone is getting involved in group exercise these days, you see it in  a park or at the gym you’ll find people exercising together. So why exactly are so many people jumping the ‘lone wolf’ ship to work out with others in a group setting? What is...

Why bumping your funny bone hurts

What people refer to as your ‘funny bone’ is actually one of the major nerves in your arm and hand. Ever smacked your elbow on a spot often called the funny bone and felt sharp pain shooting down your forearm? Well unless you are a masochist or just weird,...

Pilates vs. Cardio – Which is Best?

“The controlled stretching of Pilates or the sweaty, breathlessness of cardio – which workout is better?”   Pilates and cardio couldn’t be further apart in terms of exercise styles, but does one trump the other in terms of the benefit you get? Pilates is...

3 Things That Are Holding Back Your Fitness Goals

If you’re not getting the fitness results you’re aiming for, it might be time to reflect on what’s holding you back from reaching your fitness goals. It’s not a simple feat to maintain a steady cadence of healthy dieting and exercise to achieve your...

Why the Best Shoes for Kids Might Be No Shoes at All

Despite the popularity of barefoot running and minimalist running shoes, we still haven’t heard much about the negative effects of shoes on children, despite the fact that research supported barefoot-style shoes for children as early as 1991. According to that...

Proper training is the Key to Minimizing your Injuries

Athletes understand that if they want to perform at their peak, they must remain physically and mentally healthy, this is also key to minimizing injuries. It is equally important to build both physical strength as well as mental confidence that the body is capable of...

Understanding what a Biokineticist is all about

UNDERSTANDING WHAT A BIOKINETICIST IS ALL ABOUT Many people have heard a friend or someone mention a “Biokineticist”, but not many actually know what they do. Some people think they know the scope of what a Biokineticist does but in fact they have been misguided, and...