Fitness Training for LGBTQA+ in Edmonton

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Have you met Émilie/Emmett Lamache? If not, we're sure you'll be hearing about them in Edmonton! Em specializes in fitness training for the LGBTQ+ community in Edmonton, with a focus on training for transgender and gender non-conforming people. CBC Radio-Canada Interview "When you go to school and meet people who are raised in a different way, you realize that there is a very different perception of being a boy or a girl." Recently Em was recently featured on CBC Radio-Canada. Click below to … [Read more...]

How to get ready for the Edmonton Outdoor Soccer Season

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The Edmonton soccer season is fast approaching and if you're like me, you are probably itching to get out there and play. I have been playing this sport ever since I can remember and one of my goals is to really focus on sport specific conditioning with my clients. Soccer is a team sport that taxes both the aerobic and anaerobic system, and involves lots of multi-planar movement. It requires good endurance, agility, speed, and power. Players will perform short intervals of sprinting at high … [Read more...]

Most Common Soccer Injuries and How to Prevent Them

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There are several ways that someone can get injured in soccer whether it is from a quick change in direction/twisting motion, landing awkwardly, or colliding with another player. Some of the most common injuries seen in soccer players are sprains and strains, typically in the lower extremities. Strains can occur in the adductor muscles, but more commonly in the hamstring from lots of short bursts of sprinting. Sprains occur most often in the ankle, most people refer to it as a rolled ankle. … [Read more...]

Full House Lottery: Check it out this weekend!

'If you haven't checked out the Full House Lottery grand prize houses in Edmonton you definitely should this weekend! I was there hanging out with the Winners of The Bear's Boy's Night (we'll call it couples night instead) at the House where we watched the Oilers game, explored the house, and had some fun in the gym. The house is incredible with high vaulting ceilings and well... just take a look at this: Full House Lottery Boys Night Brief Tour And of course we managed to break in the … [Read more...]

Core Exercises for Runners

Have you ever felt that by the end of your run your movement pattern is a little less efficient, or that you don’t feel as stable? This could be from a lack of core strength and core stabilization. When a runner lacks core musculature it can lead to less efficient movement patterns, compensatory movements, strain on muscles, overuse of muscles, and potential running injuries (Fredericson, 2005).  By building strength in our core musculature we help improve our posture while running which leads … [Read more...]

Nike Train Speed 4 Review: Run (Sort Of), Jump, Cut, Lift Repeat

I live my life in workout gear; from runners to merino wool tops it's a pretty comfortable place to be. Over the past few months I have been testing the Nike Speed Training 4 shoes thanks to Sport Chek for all manners of workouts: HIIT Boxing Parkour Plyometrics Callisthenics Weight Lifting All of these movements have put the shoes to their limits. I have worn a lot of cross training shoes but none that none that worked so well in … [Read more...]

Cross Training for Runners

Cross training is a type of training where the athlete trains in more than one sport in order to enhance their performance in their selected sport. For someone who trains in running cross training would involve a different aerobic sport such as swimming, cycling or strength training.  Running has great health benefits for the cardiorespiratory system, but what most runners forget is the importance of training the body to build muscle, bone, tendon and connective tissue strength in order to help … [Read more...]

Edmonton Oil Kings: Fun for the whole family

The Edmonton Oil Kings have been an institution in our city for over 60 years. One of the greatest things that the franchise brings to the city is an exciting opportunity to see up and coming players in a family oriented environment. Bringing the team to Rogers Place was a great decision that has allowed people to experience the facility without the high prices of other events like NHL games, concerts, and other events. The Oil Kings draw a crowd of high energy kids that will help you get out of … [Read more...]