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Check out these 20 Glute Bridge Variations to activate your glutes and stretch out your hips! Strengthen your glutes and alleviate low back pain!
Looking to build strength in the top of the pullup?
If you can pull yourself halfway up or maybe even a few inches from the bar during a pullup then try this!
Attach a band to the top of the lat pulldown machine and loop around the wide lat pulldown bar.
The band will increase in tension the closer the bar gets to your collar bone. Inevitably the most tension or the hardest part of the pulldown for you will be in this position.
Increase the weight and band strength as needed. Start with:
🔥3 sets of 12 reps
🔥hold down for 1 sec. In bottom
🔥perform with 3 second eccentric (up)
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A couple of weeks ago, I had the wonderful opportunity to share my and Hijabi Ballers’ story with a great group of women at Nike Canada’s Workout class. I spoke about my three crazy dreams:
1. When I was younger I always dreamt of being part of a sports team. I never grew up playing organized sports in a league, so I never felt like I was good enough to be on a team. In high school, my school introduced rugby for the first time- and nobody knew what it was or how to play. I saw this as a chance to finally be on a level playing field (literally) as everyone else. I felt confident to try out for the team and actually went on to win MVP in my final year 🙌🏼 This was my crazy dream come true. Playing rugby gave me a sense of belonging and purpose.
2. When I broke my leg (tibia and fibula, snapped right in half) during a tackle, after 6 years of playing rugby, I was devastated. I knew my recovery would take long but I couldn’t bear being so distant from the sports community. I had given a bit of thought to the idea of creating an organization/space where Muslim female athletes could be celebrated. There would be times when I would think about this day and night- I really wanted to build something sustainable, and well thought out that would directly serve the needs of the community. I desperately wanted to be involved in sports and creating valuable sports opportunities for others. I always thought it was rare/unconventional to be a Hijabi playing sports- because that’s what people, the media and our culture made me think. When I stared this project, I asked people to connect me with hijab wearing athletes in Toronto that they knew- and I got over 50 names in just two weeks. And not just their names. Their stories, challenges, struggles, passions and visions. I couldn’t turn back. I was in the right place at the right time and my dream of giving back to the sports community was coming true.
3. My next dream is playing rugby again. Full out tackle, contact rugby. I attended my first contact practice last week. It felt amazing.
Thank you to Nike Canada and Narrative for the opportunity and to all of you for supporting us every step of the way. 💕💪🏾 @ Elle Fitness and Social
For the past 6 years CrossFit Newmarket Central has had the privilege of running the CrossFit Open, Friday Night Lights event. This is a chance for all of our athletes to test their fitness over 5 different workouts. Each week brings a completely different type of excitement and anxiousness. People pushing their limits and obtaining things they never thought possible or even dreamed of. This truly is the “test of their fitness”.
When we added CrossFit Aurora Central, our community started to grow. Now with 124 athletes competing under the CFNAC name we bring you a small glimpse into 19.1 CrossFit Aurora Central and what happens during our Friday Night Lights event. We can’t wait for the next 4 weeks!
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We are back for our 6th year, and as excited as ever! The 2019 ACTIVATE FitCon features presenters such as Stan Efferding, JC Santana, Kevin Darby, Jana Webb and so many more. Educational fitness sessions and inspirational vibes, is what you will find inside the conference and marketplace expo. Fitness pros, coaches, athletes and enthusiasts...this is for you! REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 15th!
Dear Fitness Friends,
The NFLA Board of Directors if pleased to announce the results of our 1st Canadian Fitness Trends Survey! Below is the official press release and infographic:
The National Fitness Leadership Alliance of Canada has surveyed its members and here are the top trends for 2019.
Trend #1 – HIIT is still HOT
In 2018, we continued to see an explosion of high-intensity interval training (otherwise known as HIIT) and many new chains and gyms that are basing their programs on wearable technology. As we head into 2019 this is not expected to change much.
Trend #2 – 60 is still the norm
People are short on time, but most are still choosing either the 60- or 45-minute classes over the 30-minute fitness snacking programs. As much as the 30-minute classes are good, they don’t leave participants with the same feeling as the longer versions.
Trend #3 – Yoga is not going anywhere anytime soon
While yoga has been a top discipline for a very long time (thousands of years) it has mostly been something that people feel they really need, not just to work and stretch tired muscles, but to give them a mental break each week. There has however been a trend in 2018 towards more experiential yoga classes to participate in unique settings, outside in winter, with farm animals, times or even at iconic locations. Lunchtime yoga classes continue to be well attended. Fitness enthusiasts strive to find opportunities anytime, anywhere.
Trend #4 – Using Fitness Technology is SMART
Working with groups of people at various fitness levels can be a challenge. By using group wearable technology individual members can see their personal progress during the class. Everyone is short on time and this can ensure that everyone is working at their perfect exertion rate.
Trend #5 – Certified Fitness Leaders Always
One might think that all gyms use certified instructors. This is not the case, but we’re happy to report that every year more gyms see the value in the training and education of leaders and are ensuring that the people they are hiring are certified with a national fitness association like the NFLA.
Trend #6 – Personal trainers report equal weight loss and strength training goals
While healthy living is always on trend, as we approach 2019 we surveyed our personal trainers and it seems the top two reasons why people visit them is still an equal distribution of those looking to lose weight and those who are looking to increase their individual strength.
Trend #7 – Dumbbells, dumbbells, dumbbells
There have been so many innovative products released in the past 20 years BUT, most strength training classes are still using dumbbells in their strength training classes regularly.
Trend #8 – Fascial Fitness
Many of our participants are dealing with muscle imbalance and using foam rollers and other techniques can help them self-manage. Only recently, we have come to understand that the muscular connective tissue – the fascia – is one of the most underestimated tissues of our body.
Together we develop, promote and implement national standards for the accreditation, training and registration of exercise professionals in Canada.
For more information on our partners, programs and services please visit http://nfla.ca/
For comment please contact NFLA Chair & Executive Director of the Manitoba Fitness Council, Stephanie Jeffrey, email@example.com
Looking to put something really great for that special person, friend or family member under the Christmas tree this year? Why not consider sharing the gift of wellness. Our Biz Pro member and professional fitness leader Laura Dixon is offering a couple of great personal training and group training promotions that are only available until this Sunday December 9th. Head now to her personal #SWSCD Biz Pro page to take advantage of her exclusive wellness promotion. #seewhatshecando #fitnessisfun
These are posts that we love to see. flexforaccess is proud to make it possible for people like Emily, pictured on the left to be able to train at the gym, get stronger and closer to reaching her goals. Emily approached flexforaccess for help with managing stress and reducing seizures through exercise. She avidly plays volleyball and hockey and was looking to us to help motivate her and allow her to stay on track. We are so thrilled to be able to help you in collaboration with neurochangers. Keep it up and keep flexing. For others who are inspired by this story, and want to help flexforaccess keep creating serious muscle definition and life changes, hashtag flexforaccess in a post flexing or in the gym and make your donation at www.flexforaccess.ca #flexforaccess #neurochangerstoronto #vaughan #mississauga #toronto #mastercardcentre #adaptivefitnessandsport #seewhatshecando #femalesinsport #collaboration #donate #inspire #Repost neurochangers 💪🏻💦🏋🏻♀️🏒🏐
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