Personal Trainer or Kinesiologist?
Searching for a Personal Trainer? Yoga or Pilates Classes?
If you fall under any of the categories below, you will want to consider training with a Registered Kinesiologist to start.
Why? Kinesiologist are a part of a regulatory body of health professionals in Ontario. We have studied human movement in a 4-year undergraduate degree that prepares us for understanding the complexities of the human body and mind.
We identify and examine how the human body moves and how it can function better. We apply this knowledge to each individual we assess and develop short & long term training plans based on our client's needs and personal goals!
Our Motto is to first Protect our clients from injury, Correct Movements, then Train Fitness
How do we do this? By taking out clients through a comprehensive Initial Kinesiology Assessment to identify weak, stiff and inactive muscles that have been causing pain, will lead to pain and/or an injury over time, or are simply limiting your athletic performance.
Armed with this knowledge we are able to prescribe and teach specific exercises and stretching techniques to increase mobility, decreases pain and restore function to the human body.
We empower our clients to work on their weaknesses
so they can play to their strengths.
Below is a list of exercise & stretching techniques we teach our clients to get them moving again!
PNF STRETCHING : Proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation
This is a technique where you are activating a specific muscle in order to relax the muscles to decrease stiffness around a joint.
This is where you are activating the muscle around a joint and moving that joint through its full range of motion in a progressive and controlled manner. This leads to an increased range of motion that warms up the muscles, improves circulation and breaks up inflammation in the joint. Increased circulation and less inflammation helps the joint and muscles to heal and recover faster.
3-DIMENSIONAL CORE STABILITY EXERCISES:
These exercises target the muscle in all planes of movement so the core and abdominal muscles learn to activate. When these exercises are performed daily, the core muscles develop endurance and strength. Core stability is necessary to decrease stress on joints and increase athletic performance.
These exercises target specific joints that are currently stuck or immobile.
Fascial stretch therapy improves the mobility of your nerves & the flexibility of your muscles and fascia by focusing on the fascial lines that connect through and wrap around muscle, nerves, organs, and just about everything else in your body.
STRETCHING FASCIA VS. MUSCLE:
Fascia surrounds each muscle, and connects them to each other both superficially and deep. It also connects tendons, ligaments, and bone to form a body-wide, functional network. Fascia connects to all of your organs and systems, too. By integrating a global perspective on stretching these fascial connections, we can reap twice the benefits as static stretching isolated muscle groups.
FST is completely different than yoga, and Pilates. It is completely compatible with other methods of therapy and training.