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5 Natural Ways to Improve your Performance in Sport!

1. Have a sleep routine and stick to it. When you really break it down …. To improve your performance in sport you must be able to recover and regenerate, which occurs while you sleep!  Therefore getting adequate sleep consistently is essential to your performance in sport. Go to bed at a time that allows you to sleep long enough.  This seems simple but is often overlooked. Going to bed at the same time every night allows your body to get into a natural rhythm that will allow consistent quality sleep to assist in your recovery from training.  The darker your room, the better the chances of a deep sleep for a longer period. 2. Staying well hydrated – On the daily!! Dehydration leads to a loss in volume of blood in the body.  When you are dehydrated you are decreasing the volume of blood...

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Real Life Requires Real Strength…. Especially as we Age!

As we get older it becomes more and more critical that we maintain our strength.  Opening a jar of pickles, carrying your groceries, putting the grandkids stroller in the back of the truck …these thing require strength development. Generally speaking when people hit the gym they feel as though they are really improving their fitness by spending their precious hour of training on a stationary aerobic  machine.    Strength training programs can seem complex, while jumping on the bike just seems like a simpler solution.  While aerobic training has its benefits, and is helpful in maintaining cardiovascular health, it won’t help you develop or maintain the strength you need to lower your risk of injury when carrying out tasks that challenge your body’s power output. 5Ways That Strength Training Will Help You Age Gracefully: 1. Keep your hormone production stimulated naturally:  Strength training is an amazingly...

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Lucas Birnstng

Since training with Jill I have become a stronger athlete in every aspect. When I first started to train with Jill she identified the areas where I was most weak and made a program to strengthen those areas. Not only does Jill work on building explosive strength in the gym she makes you focus on all the other aspects of being a high performance athlete such as eating right, good posture, proper recovery, flexibility and much more, things that have helped me to get to the next level. The training that i have done with Jill has bred more confidence within myself and the results have shown through out the past seasons, I would like to thank Jill for helping me realize my athletic potential....

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How to get more Horse Power out of your Hips!

Strength training is all about developing that extra horse power to allow you to perform better in your sport or life. It is critical when developing more horse power in your hips that you create a foundation of flexibility and mobility prior to layering on the first level of your strength base. There are literally hundreds of ways of going about this. The specific issues of any given athlete will guide me in developing a specific and tailored exercise program that is most effective when completed regularly from start to finish. However, if you know there is room for improvement in your hip flexibility and mobility (which is the case for most of us), the following video demonstrates a great exercise to help any athlete improve in this area. I love the challenge of a new move that really calls on strength, mobility and flexibility...

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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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