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How to Start Working Out

Published on August 20, 2019

3 considerations to make if you want to start working out. Whether you’re new to…

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10 Ways To Stay Active This Summer in Vancouver

Published on August 8, 2019

After all the rain we endure throughout the rest of the year, the sunny summer…

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Choosing a Foam Roller That’s Right For Your Body

Published on May 7, 2019

Work out that muscle tightness by choosing a foam roller with the density, texture and…

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Train the Trainer Event Recap

Published on April 29, 2019

To kick off the lead-up to Mental Health Week, Alive & Well hosted an evening of…

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Core Strength and the Transverse Abdominis (TVA) Muscle

Published on April 16, 2019

The importance of strengthening your body’s natural corset. The transverse abdominis muscle (TVA) is just…

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Postpartum Exercise: How to Start Working Out After Giving Birth

Published on March 24, 2019

Starting a postpartum exercise routine can be very beneficial in helping you recover after childbirth….

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Gym Gear 101: Choosing the Right Running Shoes For Your Foot Type

Published on March 10, 2019

4 simple steps to get you into the proper sneakers. Finding the shoe that’s right…

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Personal Trainer Prices: How Much is My Fitness Going to Cost?

Published on February 19, 2019

“What is the cost of a personal trainer?” This is always a big question for…

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5 Things to Consider When Hiring a Personal Trainer

Published on February 7, 2019

It’s about finding the right fit for you. Working with a personal trainer is a…

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How To Improve Your Scapular Function (And Why You Should Care)

Published on November 26, 2018

Stabilizing your shoulder blades can improve your posture and reduce shoulder pain. Here’s a simple…

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QUIZ: Identify Your Foot Type

Published on August 7, 2018

Are you an over-pronator, a supinator, or something in-between? Looking to buy some new sneakers…

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Client Stories: Meet Ani

Published on March 12, 2018

There is never a dull moment when working with Ani and his wife, Montse. Every…

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2 Easy Ways to Clean Your Yoga Mat

Published on January 16, 2018

Let’s face it, we all sweat, and when you’re in a room that feels like…

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Should You Exercise When You’re Sick?

Published on December 7, 2017

When cold-season comes around, the age-old question tends to pop up: Is exercising while you’re sick…

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Indoor Activities To Try When It’s Raining in Vancouver

Published on October 22, 2017

Vancouver winters can be long and soggy but unless you have a condo down in…

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FAQs of Eating and Exercise, Answered by Dietitan: Kelly Spec

Published on September 22, 2017

When it comes to the topic of nutrition surrounding exercise, we tend to hear the…

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Pelvic Floor Exercises for a Strong Core

Published on May 24, 2017

We’ve all heard about kegels and pelvic floor work, but do you really know what…

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Healthy Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Published on April 22, 2017

No matter how much you may have gotten on each others’ nerves over the years,…

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Spring into Spring Workout

Published on March 23, 2017

Help jump-start this spring weather with this plyometric jump-centred workout. Perform the below sequence either…

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What to Eat Before a Run

Published on March 18, 2017

If you’re taking your car out for a road trip, you’re not going to just…

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Join Us for Pink Shirt Day

Published on February 14, 2017

On Wednesday February 22nd, we will be in full swing wearing pink and “Making Nice”…

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Full Body Foam Rolling Routine

Published on November 25, 2016

Wherever your workouts fall on the intensity-spectrum, we can all benefit from one simple technique: Self-myofascial…

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5 Easy Ways To Cut Your Gym Time In Half

Published on November 3, 2016

We all have good intentions when it comes to making exercise a regular occurrence but…

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9 Tips for a Healthy Hallowe’en

Published on October 20, 2016

Is there a more perfect day of the year for a kid than Halloween? Scouring…

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