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Finding Your Mantra

A mantra may sound very straightforward, a concept that is easy enough to grasp and simple enough to practice. However, mantras hold a lot more power than we might realize. A mantra is a word or a phrase that is often repeated to shed light on a positive and transformative energy. It is unique and […]

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June 20, 2022

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Navigating Fitness Industry Basics

I think the most underestimated part of being a kinesiologist is helping people navigate the information out there. Many of my clients often come with questions and confusion about how to workout, diet properly, practice good overall fitness, even how and when to stretch! The internet can be an enormously useful tool or a depressing […]

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May 21, 2022

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Wellness in Virtual Reality

A little peace and mindfulness may be exactly what we need in an atmosphere that is constantly hustling and bustling with creative endeavours, strategic ventures, and deadlines. Anxiety, exhaustion, and burnout are prevalent all throughout life… including in the Metaverse and Web3. So why not offer the support of wellness initiatives in this space too? […]

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April 27, 2022

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Tell Me Some Hard Truths

In May 2021, I wrote an article called, “Tell me lies, tell me lies, tell me sweet lies” (read it here). This article debunked some of the most common fitness industry lies, as well as answered some questions I had been getting from clients. However, in today’s post, I want to talk about some difficult […]

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April 17, 2022

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The Best Feelings in the World

It is so easy to get wrapped up in the bigger picture and continuously be looking onwards to the next momentous life achievement or goal. We often look for satisfaction and fulfillment in these seemingly pivotal events that we strive so hard to reach. What we sometimes seem to lose sight of is – what […]

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April 6, 2022

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The Mind-Muscle Connection in Exercise

Hey there! My name is Melissa and I’m a BCAK kinesiologist and personal trainer in beautiful Langley, BC.  Today I want to chat about the importance of the ‘mind-muscle connection’ as I’ve noticed this to be a re-occurring topic with my clients lately.  Maybe you’ve never heard of the mind-muscle connection before.  Well, the concept […]

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February 19, 2022

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Places That Seem Otherworldly

Our world is full of unfathomable beauty. Mystical and magical places exist in real life, places that are so enchanting they seem as though they are straight out of a fairytale or a fantasy. It is so easy to get caught up in the mundane aspects of life and to stay in our little bubble […]

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February 3, 2022

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Finding Your “Why” at the Gym

If I asked you right now, “what are your fitness goals? Why do you want to be fit?” – would you know the answer?  A lot of people don’t, and that’s okay.  Figuring out the answer to this question though, is going to be vital in your training journey and help you to stay on […]

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January 18, 2022

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It Was All Just a Lucid Dream

Where do we go when we fall asleep? Our inner dream world is as elusive and mysterious as it is transcendental. When we cross the barrier of consciousness and drift into our own dimensions, we are immersed in an experience that is the greatest contradiction – a place where abstract introspection meets concrete thinking. Dreams […]

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December 28, 2021

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The Key to Progress and Growth

Common Weight Training Mistakes If you’re not making progress in the gym, there is probably a logical reason behind it. Here are the top fitness training mistakes that I see in the gym – you could be making these too. Either over or under-training and still expecting results This one can be tricky to navigate […]

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December 13, 2021

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