Safe Strength

Last updated on March 24, 2022

Best wishes for health and happiness in 2022 from Sheila, Lyndsay, and Louise.

A note from Sheila: 

I made it safely to Dallas, Texas in early December to recertify my Strongfirst kettlebell skills (SFG2) and take the Barbell Lifting course. (SFL) I’m so glad this opportunity came together despite the obvious challenges of traveling and a different culture of restrictions in Texas.

I really enjoyed the learning and feel that I came away with a few more dots connected in my strength and conditioning geeky brain. One Zoom class participant piped in this past week that “Going to Texas seems to have been equal to about three cups of coffee!” I’ll take that as a compliment for myself and also for the group of professionals I worked with for supporting and inspiring my strength journey. I obviously brought it home to Canada! 

One of my main takeaways from the trip is this: I’m going to call it, ”Safe Strength.” As I approach programming – not just for the over 40 set – but for everyone I must take into consideration all the factors influencing our lifestyles. Safety is a key element to building stronger versions of ourselves. I haven’t met anyone who doesn’t want to be stronger. It’s the way we get there that can be problematic. If we don’t look at factors such as stress management, sleep, injury history, nutrition, movement competency, exercise capacity and programming we will never get the desired magic that being stronger gifts us! 

I believe movement is at the top of the lifestyle modification hierarchy for myself and arguably for others, but it really depends on you and your goals. One could argue that nutrition is at the top if weight loss is your goal. In defence of my argument for movement, “When you move better you feel like eating better. No self sabotage. Movement wins again.”

We hope you will continue to build stronger versions of yourselves with us next year. Lyndsay and I have many classes on the go and are available for private sessions. Our team, including Louise, are here to answer your questions and support you through the process of what will work for your “Safe Strength Program.”

To those that have been on this journey with us since it’s time! Fitness Results closed in August 2020 and before; a heartfelt thank you. We appreciate your support and welcome you back for another year. 

We have also met some new folks online and so to you a welcome and thank you for giving virtual a try.

If you are new to the Movement Garden please don’t be shy – we are here to serve you.

“Delight Reigns In The Garden” This is a share from a new friend and it’s so very true to my life and those we have the pleasure of working with!

Movement is a gift to your body that keeps on giving. I hope you will find more time to move next year – with us or on your own. Give that to yourself please.

In Strength,

Sheila, Lyndsay and Louise

A former Registered Nurse turned Personal Trainer, Sheila has dedicated herself to the ongoing learning of being a fitness professional. Making fitness a lifestyle and supporting her clients through the changes needed to reach their goals is her purpose and passion. Certified with many organizations Sheila has a special interest in the practice of kettlebell training.

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