Submitted by Sam on May 2, 2016 - 11:54am
This guest blog post from Nick is inspiring and exciting. One of our most promising exercise professionals at Striation 6, Nick's passion for personal training and fitness stems from his own experience with being overweight, unhealthy, and what it took to change his life for the better.
Submitted by Sam on December 23, 2015 - 11:58am
I have had the privillege of working with Robyn Baldwin, a well-known and, frankly, awesome Toronto-based fitness blogger over the past few weeks. She was kind enough to write a very complementary article on her first experiences at Striation 6, specifically with Muscle Activation Techniques. I am very enthusiastic about working with her in 2016!
Follow this link to see the article.
Submitted by Brad on December 15, 2015 - 4:19pm
The Globe and Mail
Published Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 12:20PM EST
Last updated Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 12:32PM EST
Submitted by Sam on December 1, 2015 - 4:42pm
Greg Roskopf's Muscle Activation Techniques™ is an evolutionary form of body work. I was most drawn to it primarily because it made sense to me - the idea that giving a person an improved brain-muscle connection could help get someone into better shape intuitively sounds right. As both a client and a practitioner, my experience with MAT™ has been incredibly positive. I firmly stand by the idea that regular MAT treatment can have a profoundly positive effect on a person's life.
Submitted by Sam on November 10, 2015 - 4:11pm
Or, has your pain become a part of who you are? Do you know how to live without it now that is has become a part of your narrative? Whether emotional or physical, we become lost in thoughts about how pain might equate to our defects. Do you tell yourself that your back pain is related to you being "out of shape", and perhaps that you cannot depend on your own body to serve its most basic functions to your well-being?
Submitted by Brad on October 16, 2015 - 11:13am
Personally I love the Under Armour “Protect this House” advertising campaign. So, I am going to infringe on their campaign immediately and title this article, “Protect this Artery”.
Here's something to consider when discussing concussion prevention and recovery - the vertebral artery.
Submitted by Brad on October 9, 2015 - 8:52am
Read the Top Five Fitness Fallacies Facing Women and Weight Training.
1) Heavy weight training will make you bulky.
Submitted by Sam on October 9, 2015 - 8:42am
I was doing my own workout last night at Striation 6 when I noticed one of our clients at having a very awkward barbell squat experience. Squats are a very popular exercise, and with good reason! As a personal trainer in a big city like Toronto, I have had the pleasure of working with numerous clients whose spinal and leg strength, muscularity and aesthetic qualities have improved thanks to the effective use of barbell squats.
Submitted by Brad on October 9, 2015 - 8:27am
Did you know isometric training slows the reduction of bone density of the femur during period of immobilization caused by injury? Better yet, it is also shown to accelerate bone growth by upwards of 16% per year for individuals living with osteopenia and osteoporosis.
Submitted by Sam on July 26, 2015 - 7:37pm
There is a significant set of differences between providing a high level of service and being a servant. As an exercise professional - a personal trainer, group fitness instructor or manual therapist - the former denotes a mutually beneficial and self-perpetuating exchange between you and your clients. You, being the (always evolving) exercise expert in the relationship, seek to obtain information from your clients and use it to soundly develop an optimal exercise process for them.