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You Are Where You Are

Literally, 88 out of every 100 people who exercise say that they are doing so to “lose weight.” That’s why I started working out; I understand completely.

Almost inevitably, something during the weight loss process (other than plateauing) gets in the way of that goal. Kids, money, time, other obligations, a cookie or alternative delicious food binge that lasts for a month (be honest).

From Couch to Confident: 6 Reasons to Start Weight Training TODAY!

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.

Enter Nick:


Robyn Baldwin, Toronto Fitness Blogger, Experiences MAT at Striation 6

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.

How correcting muscle imbalances can heal injuries and make you a better runner


The Globe and Mail

Published Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 12:20PM EST

Last updated Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 12:32PM EST


4 Reasons You Must Try Muscle Activation Techniques

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.

Are You a Victim to Your Pain?

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?

"PROTECT IS ARTERY" You might want to consider the vertebral artery when discussing concussion prevention and rehabilitation strategies.

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. 

Top Five Fitness Fallacies: Women and Weight by Kyle Castles


Read the Top Five Fitness Fallacies Facing Women and Weight Training.


1) Heavy weight training will make you bulky.

3 Ways You Can Instantly Improve Your Squat Experience

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.

Don't be dense on bone density. Read this!


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. 


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