Monthly Archives: June 2013

Meghan Simmons

To play the centre back position in soccer, you need to be agile, strong and fit. Being coaching by Jillian has made a large contribution in helping me achieve my goals. The program has given me the opportunity to work on areas of my game that aren’t being touched on in regular training, and to reach my peak performance. Jill has created an amazing working environment where I am able to focus, work hard, and have fun; and this has given me the confidence to compete in my primary sport. I am happy to say that Jillian continues to help me achieve my athletic goals. Meghan Simmons Ontario U16 Provincial Team Player...

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Create a Healthy Snack Drawer for your Fridge

Half of the battle with eating properly is having the right food there for you to eat when you get hungry!  We ALL have to EAT ….we get hungry everyday….several times a day yet so many people are NEVER prepared when this happens.   We all should make food preparation a priority as it Impacts literally every Facet of our lives: emotional, psychological, biochemical and of course physical. Create a healthy Snack drawer with foods that will increase your alkalinity (any vegetable), foods rich in Omega 3’s to reduce inflammation (such as salmon or walnuts), and foods that do not spike insulin (foods with a low glycemic index such as Strawberries and blueberries).   Remember to optimize all your snacks and meals by combining high quality protein, healthy fat and a low glycemic carbohydrates.  Eat well And Live Better! For more information on choices of low glycemic...

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Living a Pain Free Life Starts with Mindful Posture!

I can’t tell you how many times I have to remind my athletes as they are loading and unloading the weights from the bar that they must maintain good posture while doing this or risk  having a back injury.  This is something that most people are guilty of ….Lazy posture is simply a bad habit!   Whether you are at the gym lifting weights or at home lifting a box your movement patterns are habitual.  Exchange your poor postural habits with optimal postural habits to protect yourself from injury, and improve your speed and power at the same time. Take a moment to observe your posture throughout the day.  Is your head in line with your shoulders, or is it hanging forward?  Are your abdominal muscles pulled in toward your spine, or are they hanging out?  Are your shoulders stacked directly above your hips, or are...

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