by Crystal Watson, MA, BKin, CSCS Regardless of if you’re a hard-core gym goer, just beginning your fitness journey, or somewhere in between, we are all likely to relapse on our healthy physical activity habits at some point. Relapse can occur
By Crystal Watson, MA, BKin, CSCS Hello 2020! We often end December by evaluating our past year, establishing resolutions, and setting new goals. This primes us to start of the new year feeling ignited, passionate and committed to our goals. While it
Determine What you Want I want you to close your eyes and picture your ‘ideal’ self. Think of yourself wholistically, including your physical, emotional, mental and social health. Take time to visualize this, what context (environment) are you in? Who is
by Crystal Watson, MA, BKin, CSCS Despite sweat being viewed as a stinky, embarrassing nuisance, humans NEED to sweat! It’s not only natural, it’s essential. Perspiring (aka sweating) is the mechanism that allows our bodies to regulate temperature by cooling us
What is Body Composition? Body composition refers to the make-up of the body. To simplify and measure body composition, we often divide the human body into two components, lean body mass (fat-free mass) and fat mass (adipose tissue). Lean Body Mass(aka fat-free
Exercise is known to improve strength, enhance endurance and increase flexibility. While strength, endurance, and flexibility improvements can be attributed to changes that occur at a muscular level, exercise also enhances our brain-body connection (i.e. our neuromuscular system).