December 30 Days of Kindness Challenge

For the month of December, Movement Performance Centre is participating in a 30 day acts of kindness challenge. Each day we will post on our social media outlets a new challenge for you to complete within 24 hours. We wanted our calendar to incorporate...

Exercise Spotlight: The Pull Up

The pull up is a movement that many people strive to achieve at least one. It takes a great deal of strength and confidence to perform making it a perfect exercise to spotlight in our blog series. The pull up is a fantastic exercise for increasing upper...

Staying Active on Vacation

If your vacation and holidays look anything like mine, you’re probably visiting family and friends, driving or maybe even flying for extended periods of time. Indulging in more foods and drinks then you would normally and overall just out of your daily routine. You...

The Other 23 Hours

Training is hard work. Being pushed to your limits, learning new movements, working on your weaknesses isn’t fun. All that work can be for nothing if we are not taking care of the other 23 hours in the day. We can even expand that to those of us who train 3-4 days a...

Equipment Spotlight: TRX – Suspension Training

Whether you’re new to the gym or have been training for years, you’ve likely seen the TRX hanging around your local gym. Chances are you may have never tried it, not knowing how to use it or you tried a few exercises but don’t feel confident knowing you are performing...

Shoulder Health

A recent trip to a local gym made me realize an important fact, don't add load to dysfunction. What reminded me of this was seeing a gentlemen load 225lb to a barbell and grimace while he presses the weight over his head. His poor shoulder! This brought up another...

Myths Associated with Squatting

The world of fitness and exercise has numerous myths and misconceptions which often leads us to think what is right and what is wrong. Squatting is just one movement that many people; whether new to or have been exercising for years have opinions on. Squatting is both...

February: A Month To Think About Your Heart

February is Heart Health month, a month meant for advocating and reminding us of the dangers of cardiovascular disease (Foundation, 2018). In 2013 and 2014 cardiovascular mortality rates came second both years as the leading causes of death in Canada. Nearly 20% of...

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