Stress and Injuries

One of the big things I get asked often as a physiotherapist is how such a seemingly small task can cause such a huge amount of pain…for example, picking up a light object from the ground or reaching for something in the cupboard. It’s a legitimate...

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...

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...

Exercising During Cold Season

The cold and flu season are well underway and in Canada this year, hospitals are seeing higher volumes of patients with influenza (Dangerfield, 2017). Many of us who exercise regularly debate when a cold hits whether it is smart to “sweat it out” or stay home and get...

Neural Activation

This past weekend, MPC worked with athletes from across Ontario who were taking part in the Kingston Aero’s Trampoline Club training camp. The focus of the workshop we hosted was to teach the athletes how to incorporate neural activation and speed drills into their...

Understanding Strength Training

We hear the term ‘strength training’ used frequently, not just in the fitness industry but also in casual conversation among friends, colleagues and relatives. But what truly is strength training, and why are people engaging in it? ‘Strong’ is having the power to move...

Can You Touch Your Toes?

“I can't touch my toes, my hamstrings are too tight.” “I stretch my hamstrings all the time, yet I still can’t touch my toes.” These are a handful of direct quotes from clients over the years. Most people immediately associate this problem with hamstring flexibility...

Why Train Your Glutes?

Often, you’ll walk in to MPC and the members are performing a variation of a glute activation exercise (banded walks, clamshells, lying down leg circles, etc). Most gyms in the industry understand the value of why strengthening the glutes is so important, but very few...