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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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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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A Taste of Italy in Winter: Trainer Dave's Rosé Spaghetti Squash!

   Written by: Celina SellRecipe provided by: Dave Trought When those cold winter days roll around, everyone has a different way to see them through: some cozy up on the couch with a warm blanket, a delicious cup of hot chocolate, and a good book in hand (or engaged with a Netflix show); others embrace the chilly outdoors with winter activities like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and nature walks along snowy trails. What both camps of winter coping have in common, however, is a desire to round out the day with a hearty comfort meal that warms us up from the inside.  Whether you choose to join Jack Frost in the snow or finish that book/episode on the next forecasted cold day, our very...

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My MoveForward Fitness Journey

Written by: Danielle Kerr I started training with Tom back in Oct 2018 when my sister gifted me some Personal Training sessions.  At the same time, I was going through a very difficult period in my life: my relationship was rocky, I had just sold my house, I was studying part-time, teaching yoga during the week, and on top of all that I had my full-time career.  I was beyond stressed, wasn’t eating well, wasn’t exercising, and just simply wasn’t taking care of myself.  That first month was hard.  Most days I only showed up to the gym because I knew I had a session booked with Tom and he would be waiting for me.  After a while though, I...

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