Monthly Archives: June 2014

MOVEMENT OF THE WEEK – Squat


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Functional, Practical, Do it anywhere! Description:  Place feet a little wider than shoulder-width apart, hips stacked over knees, knees over ankle. Extend arms out straight palms facing down or at sides with dumbbells. While the butt starts to stick out, make sure the chest and shoulders stay upright, and the back stays straight. Keep the head facing forward with eyes straight ahead for a neutral spine. Let the hips squat lower to the ground than the knees, if comfortable. **Tip: […]

MOVEMENT OF THE WEEK – Seated Lat Pull Down


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Description: Begin holding the bar slightly wider than elbows. Lean back slightly with a neutral spine (no rounding). Do so by anchoring the body using the core muscles (abdominals and paraspinal muscles) to stabilize the spine. Aside from the arm movement, the body should remain stationary throughout the exercise without using momentum to complete repetitions. Pull the weight down to center of chest (sternum) and drive the elbows down.  Then slowly release the weight in a controlled manner to the […]

Spin for Strong Kids & Change a Life


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The YMCA Spin for Strong Kids is coming to Nexen’s Wellness Centre on Thursday, June 26 from 11:15-2:00 pm. This is your chance to raise funds and workout at the same time! In 2013, the Strong Kids Campaign raised $1.5 million that enabled 25 000 Calgary kids to learn and play in a supportive and caring environment. The Strong Kids Spin is your opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. We invite you to make a minimum $25 donation to spin in one of […]