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Mobility vs. Stability

Written by: Dave Trough   I often look at my clients as either mobility-centric clients or stability-centric clients. First, we must discuss what the difference is between mobility and stability. Mobility is having the ability to move freely and easily. This means that we move without restriction; we can move from point A to point B without compensating.   As human beings, we are amazing at adapting. However, if we stop expressing certain ranges of motion (e.g. squatting, hinging, etc.), then eventually we develop compensatory movement patterns that result in certain muscles becoming restrictive and tight. This hinders our ability to move freely and easily. For a client lacking mobility, we focus on stretching and fascial work. This helps  mobilize the...

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How to Manage Your Weight Without Counting Every Single Calorie

 Written by: Tom Lyonette Counting calories can be effective for some, and not for others. And that’s okay! It’s difficult to capture everything, and it can create feelings of anxiety and guilt. Yes, losing weight requires burning more energy than is consumed. But it’s not always necessary to weigh and calculate everything you eat!    Observing Your Calorie Intake  Start by tracking your eating habits. Write down your breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. And don’t forget your beverages! After a couple of weeks, look back at your tracking and see where you’re consuming extra calories.  Did you upgrade to the large fries with your takeout? Skipped your healthy packed lunch to eat out instead? Grabbed another soda instead of some water?...

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Bringing Earth Day Into Our Homes

Written by: Celina Sell If you’re close to your window as you read this, take a moment to observe the scene outside: the snow has melted almost completely in most areas; the flowers and trees are starting to wake up again with the warmer weather; and that bright sunlight is streaming through to lift everyone’s spirits during these hard times. By acknowledging the power and beauty of nature in our daily lives, it can bring a sense of responsibility to protect the Earth’s natural state as best as possible for future generations.  MoveForward Fitness plans to help bring that awareness through its partnership with Earth Day Canada on Saturday, April 24th. Tom Lyonette and Andrea Price will be the leading...

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5 Incredible Benefits of Thai Massage

Written by: Andrea Price  Most of us agree that it feels good to get a massage, but do the benefits go deeper than just making you feel good? Research suggests that YES, they do! The benefits are many, but here I'm just going to focus on five of them. First, let me explain what Thai massage is, and what the difference is between this massage style and regular massage.  Thai massage is a 2500 year-old practice that actually originated in India around the time of the Buddha and eventually migrated over to Thailand, where it got its name.  Also known as "Lazy Man's Yoga," Thai massage involves many of the same movements as yoga. It uses stretching and pressure on...

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Get S.M.A.R.T and Reach Your Goals

Written by: Brittany Lyonette As we discussed in last month’s newsletter, approximately 80% of New Year's resolutions fail. Now that we are moving into February, it’s time to check in with the goals you set for yourself at the beginning of January. Have you taken steps toward reaching your goals, or after only a month, do you feel as if another one bit the dust? If the voice of Frankie Mercury is bouncing around in your head with lingering undertones of “I told you so” behind each verse, BLOCK HIM OUT! The road to success is lined with setbacks, and true failure only comes when we give up.   Let’s examine some of the reasons why so many resolutions are thrown...

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