I am so excited to announce that I have been selected as an ambassador for Lolë !
For those of you who aren’t familiar with Lolë, it is a line of women’s active wear, started in 2002 right here in Montreal! The inspiration behind the brand was to create active wear for urban women that is versatile, functional, and comfortable. The philosophy is based on well-being, staying active, enjoying the beauty of your environment, all while feeling beautiful and feminine. The product lines include training, running and yoga wear, outdoor clothing, swimwear, practical fashion, and accessories. You’ll recognize the ateliers by their bright and happy yellow sign, and ‘green living wall’. Very cool!
Later this year I will be leading community meet ups for the Westmount Atelier! Stay tuned for more details on these, other meet ups and various Lolë community happenings and announcements throughout the year.
Visit the Lolë website and facebook page for more information! Better yet visit the Atelier and experience the brand yourself!
Website : http://www.lolewomen.com/ca/en/home/
Every so often I have to go on a rant.
I just started working with a new working with a new client – we”ll call her Karen. Female, late 30′s, underweight, low appetite, mutliple mobility and postural issues, past medical problems, and general lack of strength. We discussed her goals at length during a consultation. She wanted to get stronger, build some muscle, gain a bit of weight, and improve her posture. She also felt hopeless when it came to her relationship with food and lack of interest in eating. Karen also walked in with low self-esteem and poor body image like far too many women.
Epicentre now offers in-house Athletic Therapy sessions, thanks to the latest addition to our team, Caitlin Dodd. But what exactly is athletic therapy anyway? We asked Caitlin to fill us in -
First, let’s talk about injuries. It’s normal to have some aches & pains when you live an active lifestyle (usually this lasts a few days, maybe even a week). It is not normal for pain to continue over a longer period of time. Chronic pains often have something to do with either structural components of our body (skeletal) or, the way we are moving our body in our training at the gym, or everyday lifestyle factors like sitting at your desk or carrying a heavy purse. Acute injuries are usually caused by some type of traumatic event – lifting a heavy weight incorrectly, rolling your ankle as you land from a jump, or twisting your knee. These types of injuries are followed by immediate pain and swelling, loss of mobility/range of motion, and sometimes bruising/discolouration. Both types of injuries require some therapy to get your back to your training and living a pain-free lifestyle. That’s where I come in – my goal is to get you back to training as quickly as possible! Read more