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Keep Moving While You Travel!

Keep Moving While You Travel!

One of my favourite ways to manage jet lag and travel stiffness is to keep moving all the way through my trip from beginning to end. As long as you don’t mind people looking at you funny on occasion, you can keep moving just about anywhere!

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What I learned from Anatomy Dissection

What I learned from Anatomy Dissection

Dissection is a skill! Technical skills and fascial lines, a heart deep respect and love of the body…I learned so much during my week at the Anatomy Trains fascial dissection course!

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Why I Don’t Like New Year’s Resolutions!

Why I Don’t Like New Year’s Resolutions!

Let me describe something to you, and imagine this plan is being applied to someone you love...   Step 1. Identify things I don't like about myself. Things I think I fail at, that I don't do well or that I don't do well enough. Step 2. Make an arbitrary decision about...

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We Need More Spoons During the Holidays!

We Need More Spoons During the Holidays!

I think as teachers, it is important to remember that some of the clients walking in our doors at this time of year may be out of spoons. They are getting through the day, and they’ve made time and space for their time with you, honouring themselves, their bodies, their commitments and their self-care.

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The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of the Movement Community

The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of the Movement Community

This amazing time we live in has created incredible opportunities for connecting with other movers and teachers all over the world. I’ve “met” people online who I may never see in person. I have learned a wealth of information, engaging in both certified courses and...

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How to Get Great Shoulders!

How to Get Great Shoulders!

For the longest time, I thought I had really short arms! Part of the problem with shoulder tension is that we try to avoid it in ways that can actually cause issues of their own!

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True Confessions and a Love-In Challenge for YOU!

True Confessions and a Love-In Challenge for YOU!

So here's the truth... I am no more "perfect" than anyone else. I don't work out every day. I don't do the variety of movement I would prescribe for a client all the time. I like to do the things I'm already good at! I don't always get enough sleep. I don't always...

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Go Climb a Tree!

Go Climb a Tree!

Variety is crucial for healthy muscle development and hanging puts a totally different load on your muscle structure compared to weight lifting.

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You Can’t Control Other People Part 1

You Can’t Control Other People Part 1

We cannot control external events. No matter how awesome and amazing you are, you can't change the weather. Or the economy. Or Trump's hair.   You can't change your family or your friends, your colleagues or strangers on the street. And you can't change your clients....

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Spring Forward!

Spring Forward!

I love April! That warm smell of dirt and new growth is in the air. I can go out without a coat on and walk for hours. It's my birth month, so there's usually a party... : )) This year, Boomerang is joining in with Yoga Village, who have a beautiful studio downstairs...

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ABOUT ALISON

I’m the owner of Boomerang Pilates and creator of the Move SMART program. I teach teachers how to incorporate sustainable movement and authentic teaching in their classes.

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