Joy to the World

Joy to the World.

‘Tis the season to be merry.  December rolls around and a sense of joy and splendour fills the air.  There are Christmas and holiday parties each weekend.  People take the time to spend with friends that they have not seen in a while.  Magnificently decorated houses highlight the spirit of festiveness and […]

Stay In Your Lane

This week was meant to mark the return to writing and the publishing of our blogs.  We try to provide a collection of thoughts on sports science, nutrition, coaching, and other disciplines that we use with our clients to improve their health, fitness and performance.  As I sat down to write this week, I simply […]

“I Heard It Through the Grape Vine”

Advertising annoys me. When you have enough money in your advertising budget you can make your ads say whatever you want. And if you say it enough times, regardless of its truth or benefit, people will start to believe it.

Every time I watch commercials and see ads for pain killers it drives me nuts. “Don’t […]

Choosing a Quality Off-Season Hockey Program

For those lucky few hockey players that are still playing right now in the playoffs, or Provincial Championships for Minor Hockey, congratulations.  For the majority, the season has come to an end, and attention has been shifted to next season.

Next season starts now.

The off-season is a great time to add more layers on to a […]

The Injuries of Days Past

Why is it that injuries can be difficult to overcome? And other injuries seem to linger around for the rest of your life like that old football knee?

When you get injured everyone only seems to focus on the actually injury itself whether it be a sprain, muscle tear, dislocation of a joint, or getting in […]

If You Ever Find Yourself In The Wrong Story…

Yesterday I was struggling to write a blog that left me feeling uninspired and every single edited version frustrated me further.  I started scrolling through Facebook and clicked on a link on a friend’s timeline and these words grabbed me by the throat and I found myself crying…

“You’re allowed to leave any story that you […]

Do No Harm

I recently conducted an assessment on a client who had been through some pretty amazing circumstances. On three separate occasions she was t-boned on the driver’s side, all by drunk drivers, and as she was trying to get back into being physically active, she went through three separate personal trainers. The first trainer thought she […]

Why I Don’t Motivate People…

It has long been discussed in the training industry that part of our job is to motivate people.  It is proposed that people pay us to provide them with the motivation to achieve their goals.  I am going on record right here to say that I don’t motivate people.  In fact, I stopped trying to […]

How Big Is Your But?

You read that right.

Lately I’ve been trying to find some balance.  I struggle with where I am in my life and it’s in these moments that I am forced to visit my past and realize that everything I have now I never believed I would.

When I left everything that I knew and went back to […]

Ever Had Your Nuts Crushed?

I love squatting.  I want you to think a little bit differently about it for this post.


All my clients do it during our course of training because of its applicability to everyday living, and its translation to vertical jump performance for my volleyball athletes. We all find ways to naturally squat as we have to […]