Pilates for Rehab

I’m officially 2 months post-op from my arthroscopic shoulder surgery! While my surgery was to remove some bone fragments from my shoulder joint, my strength and mobility has been greatly affected, as I had suffered from this injury many years ago, and had developed poor muscle patterns in compensation. I’ve begun a Rehabilitation Pilates program, at Rebalance…

Breathe well. Move well.

  We all know how to breathe, right? It’s a natural and essential function of life. But do we know how to breathe efficiently? Effectively? How does the quality of how we breathe affect aspects of our daily lives? Often the muscles and fascia of our respiratory system can be restricted and can impede the…

Run smart. Run strong.

I’m often asked about injury prevention tips from runners. This will be the first in a series of posts where I’ll breakdown some common causes of injury, then share some tips that runners can bookmark and use. What is an injury? Stress that is placed on the body that prevents it from functioning properly. Common causes:…

What happens when you don’t feel like running?

Motivation. Ah. Something I was dearly lacking last week. I had just completed my first official week of Half-Marathon training and was feeling pretty good. I had side-stepped a cold, mapped out my runs for the week when something strange happened. I didn’t feel like running. At all. It was cold, (It’s Winter, I’ve been…

Roll out: self-massage tips, tools + techniques

In between Massage Therapy treatments, I always offer clients some self-massage tips/techniques that they can do at home to help reduce tight muscles. There are many tools on the market that can help you roll out like a pro at home. Three tools I have in my arsenal that I love to use are a…

Refuse to hibernate

Winter is here in the northeast, but that is no excuse to hide under the covers all season and hibernate! (Or worse yet, but stuck on the “dreadmill” all season). With some smart layering and winterized gear you can enjoy the outdoors year round for running! Layering is Key: Start with a warm base layer…

Benefits of massage for sport

As an RMT (Registered Massage Therapist), I often get asked this question of how massage can be beneficial to athletes. You train hard and demand a lot from your body to perform.  Massage can and should be a part of your training cycle for optimum health and performance. Here’s how: Increases circulation to your muscles…

Sometimes 10 minutes is all you need!

A hectic few days of work/travel and no running = a grumpy Momo…so instead of a dog walk, Simba and I took it to the streets for a 2km tempo run before bed tonight! 4.45min/km which is fast for me, so I am pretty pleased!

Ready, set, goals!

Well now. Hello again! It’s been FAR TOO LONG since my last blog post and I do apologize for that. What have I been up to you ask? 😉 Finishing off school for my Massage Therapy program took up all my time over the winter and spring, and I am OH SO PROUD to say…

Keep pushing

I’ve been busy finishing up school + working but wanted to post an amazing shot courtesy of Nike Running Canada that featuring ME! Took part in a Defeat Winter challenge and then this was posted on their FB page! A little inspiration to continue to #makeitcount regardless of how busy life gets or how big…

how will you make it count in 2013?

As the start of 2013 is here, everyone talks resolutions, what will you do differently, what will you try that’s new, will you stick to it or not? I’d like to think more about making GOALS for this upcoming year, rather than resolutions. I want things to be achieved, or well on their way to…

happy holidays!

One of my mantras is summed up perfectly in this pic…and reasons I run (and do anything active…because it’s a gift to be able to!). All the best for the rest of 2012! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and read my blog. More to come in 2013!