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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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Top 10 Vacation Workout Ideas!

Top 10 Vacation Workout Ideas!

It's finally here... vacation season! One of the things I often hear at this time of year is that it's hard to maintain your regular workout schedule. So true! Vacations, staycations, kids at home for the summer, studio schedules for your favourite classes slow...

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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...

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I am with you.

I am with you.

Everyone has their way of dealing, from those who go out and protest to give voice for the rest of us, and those who stay at home to create a base, a safe haven for them to return to. I am a safe haven person and believing in the potential for the base keeps me planted in peace and love

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One Super Simple Move You Can Use Every Day!

One Super Simple Move You Can Use Every Day!

What if I told you how to make your back feel better, your core stronger and your arms buff all at once?   If I told you it could happen with one move would you believe me?? Of course. it’s not that easy, but there is one super simple move that you can use daily that...

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My Favourite Squat Variation…and the best trick to master it!

My Favourite Squat Variation…and the best trick to master it!

How do you squat? Squatting seems like a combination of the simplest thing ever and one of the most complicated. Not complicated like thermodynamic theory, but complicated in that there are so many ways to do it, including squatting as an exercise and squatting as a...

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My Get Moving in the Morning Series

My Get Moving in the Morning Series

How often do you think this.... "I TOTALLY meant to get some stretching in today and I just forgot/ didn't have time/ got super busy/ate ice cream instead!" I have been known to say this. (Also cheese and wine occasionally get in my way. Also reading murder mysteries...

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Why Do Your Hands Hurt When You Do a Plank?

Why Do Your Hands Hurt When You Do a Plank?

What's the number one thing I hear about planks? "It hurts my wrists and my hands!" There's a good reason for that.... our hands and forearms are usually CRAZY TIGHT!! I have a client who was a high level competitive volleyball player. We've been working together for...

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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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