Grad Spotlight: Sarah Boyes

By | May 30th, 2018|Categories: Student Spotlights|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Born and raised in Vancouver BC I am a true Vancouverite! At a young age I was a competitive gymnast, dancer, swimmer and performer. Being young, active and not having much knowledge of nutrition I really ate whatever I pleased. I am also half Filipino which means I was surrounded by the most delicious foods imaginable. [...]

Friends don’t let friends skip leg day

By | May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Loaded Movement|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are many individuals that train to gain however there is a significant amount of those who only train one area of the body.  For most of us we like to train what we are good at or what we perceive to be best for our bodies. This however can lead to hazardous implications. Not only [...]

Understanding Common Fitness and Nutrition Tips

By | May 16th, 2018|Categories: HIIT & Specialized Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the challenges that we have in the fitness and nutrition field is the myriad of conflicting information. Today, we wanted to spend some time breaking down some common advice that is perpetuated through social media, people in the field, the media as a whole or just from those around us. Instead of just telling [...]

The Hazards of Running and How to Avoid Them

By | April 2nd, 2018|Categories: HIIT & Specialized Training|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Running is one of the easiest and fastest ways to get physical activity in. It requires no equipment and you can tailor it to your fitness level with ease. You don’t need a membership and you can perform it anywhere & at anytime. For these reasons and more it is one of the most commonly used [...]

Influence of a Personal Trainer on Self-selected Loading During Resistance Exercise

By | March 10th, 2018|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Influence of a Personal Trainer on Self-selected Loading During Resistance Exercise. J Strength Cond Res 31(7): 1925–1930, 2017. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGOAY4P6u5o&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JWvK-_hfXU&feature=youtu.be As trainers, sometimes we under value our abilities and skill sets, but remember we can make a big difference to a client’s experience and success. Within SNFC, the application of the below research speaks to the [...]

Activating the Client Training Session

By | March 6th, 2018|Categories: Professional Development & Client Interaction|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

In part 1 of this article we examined best practice for improving mobility & developing compliant, injury resistant muscle. In part 2 we will look at the best practice & training methods for nervous system activation. Whether the goal is athletic performance, body composition, aging gracefully or fascial fitness, progressive activation & client preparation is an [...]

Deconstructing the Deadlift

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Squat & Deadlift|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

There are more opinions on deadlift technique than there are Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors. How does one decide the correct technique? Who should deadlift? What is the best warm-up for deadlifting? How do you progress to maximize gain, and minimize the risk of injury? Honestly, I'd be writing for a week to answer all of [...]

Athletic style workouts for Fitness, Fascial health, and Performance increase that’s transferable to Sport and Function

By | March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I had just retired from playing professional hockey after 8 years and had no real clue what I wanted to do with my career. How had I become a professional hockey player? I worked harder than anyone and I did whatever was necessary to win. By doing whatever was necessary, I became the fittest athlete I [...]

Developing & Maximizing Your Trainer Educational Toolbox

By | January 29th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One to two times per week, a trainer will ask me, “What courses, books or resources are best suited to help me achieve my fitness and/or career goals”. Fitness education & CEC’s can be a difficult monster to slay, particularly for those considering a fitness career or are brand new to the industry. This [...]

Practical Research Review

By | January 12th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

MacDonald et al. (2013). An Acute Bout of Self Myofascial Release Increases Range of Motion Without a Subsequent Decrease in Muscle Activation or Force. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 27(3): 812 – 821. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts all around the world use self-myofascial release techniques to improve range of motion and recover between [...]

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