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The Role of Fascia

What is fascia? A fascia, plural fasciae, is a densely woven network of connective tissue primarily made up of collagen. It wraps around each and every muscle, bone, nerve, artery, vein and internal organ in our body like a sheet of clingfilm. This keeps our...

Canfitpro at the Firm

  Cara Greenslade, canfitpro Lead Trainer and SHSM Health and Wellness lead for Halton, and Adam Baxter, Head of Physical Education have been bringing over the students to The Fitness Firm from Aldershot High school for the past 10 years.  These students have...

New Year, New Intentions

Each year, as January 1st inevitably rolls in, we are bombarded with the same question: “So, any New Year’s resolutions?”. We frantically compile lists of things we would like to achieve over the coming 12 months, and pile on the pressure to achieve those goals. “New...

The Functional Movement Screen

WHAT IS A FUNCTIONAL MOVEMENT SCREEN? At The Fitness Firm, members are encouraged to purchase a Starter Plan before beginning a program or working with a personal trainer. The starter plan includes not only a body composition assessment, but also a Functional Movement...

The Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF

The Sun Life Ride to Defeat Diabetes for JDRF is a high-intensity stationary cycling event which takes place in cities across Canada. Funds raised by the event go towards helping to find a cure for type 1 diabetes (T1D). About type 1 diabetes Type 1 diabetes is a...

Top 5 Reasons to Try a Plant Based Diet

TOP 5 REASONS TO TRY A PLANT-BASED DIET Why should you try a vegetarian or vegan menu? The answer for you may be “I’d NEVER do that!” That’s perfectly fine, but here are 5 reasons to try a plant-based menu that you may never have considered. YOU’RE NOT MISSING...

Tips for a Happy and Healthy Thanksgiving

How to Make Healthy Choices at Thanksgiving Crisp air, changing leaves and chilly mornings have arrived: fall is here! That means Thanksgiving is right around the corner. This special holiday is a wonderful time to celebrate your loved ones, the blessings in your life...

The Gluteus Medius

Gluteus medius muscle, often referred to as the "glute med" Attachment points: Outer surface of ilium -- > greater trochanter of femur Action: Hip abduction, external and internal rotation Importance: The gluteus medius muscle is one of 3 gluteal muscles that work...

Testimonial for Matt Banks, RMT

My name is Julie Martin. I am 52 years old.  Two years ago I went through a nine hour operation to have a benign brain tumor removed. As a result, I am now permanently deaf in my left ear and without my left vestibular (balance) system. The easiest way to describe my...