A FEW FUN FACTS
I'm obsessed with the TV show Supernatural but my love for Joss Whedon's Firefly reigns supreme (space western? yes please!). Attending the Ontario Academy of Progressive Osteopathy and working full time leaves me with limited time for much else. Actually, that's not true because there's always time for Pinterest.
Additionally a few years back I decided to expand my horizons and had a wonderfully patient friend teach me how to knit. One day I may grow beyond my repertoire of scarves, but until then many scarves will be made.
More of a bookworm than an athlete growing up (extreme understatement!) I discovered the Athletic Centre at the University of Guelph where I earned my Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Applied Human Nutrition and it sparked my passion to pursue health from a preventative fitness stance. This led me to George Brown College where I attained my Fitness and Lifestyle Management diploma to help others in their pursuit of a stronger, healthier, better version of themselves.
Dedicating myself to my clients' wellbeing is what drives me to continue to learn and evolve. I have taken numerous trips throughout the United States to pursue my passion for on going education. From Oklahoma City to earn the highly regarded Resistance Training Specialist mastery certification, to Denver to continue my Muscle Activation Techniques skillset. I have also attended a number of cadaver labs in Pittsburgh to reinforce my understanding of anatomic structure and mechanics.
I am currently a student at the Ontario Academy of Progressive Osteopathy in Toronto. Still a strong proponent of appropriate strength training, I've come to realize we are multifaceted complex systems that deserve a more holistic approach towards our health and well being. There is so much more to come, I'll keep you posted.
A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW
You are a unique individual. This means everything you've done up until now has contributed to the state of your structure (i.e. the fit of your joints, shape of your bones). The idiosyncracies of your particular hips/shoulders/spine/feet need to be taken into consideration before any weight (even 'just' body weight) is forced through your joints. Optimizing these forces will have a joint preserving effect and will help make them last the lifetime you need them to.
There is a joint cost involved with any activity you do. Sometimes that cost is minimal but it can also be great, leading to increased wear and a quicker road to arthritis in your future. But it doesn't have to be that way. Understand what's really going on in your body and work out smarter. I can help.