Activation Series 2: Glute Activation

Activation Series 2: Glute Activation

Welcome to the 2nd piece in our activation series – glute activation. In the first of this series, we talked about what muscle activation is and what having under activated or underrecruited muscles means. (if you haven’t read the first one, I recommend you click here to go back and come back once you’ve read it – there is some information I’m assuming you know in this post) In this second piece, we’re talking about

Lunchtime Refresh Post

Lunchtime Refresh Post

New at Fitness First Angel Lunchtime Refresh New at Angel, on Wednesdays between 11:00 am and 14:00. The Lunchtime Refresh is a 30-minute express session to help refresh your muscles during your lunch break. Choose from: ‘Desk Worker Neck & Shoulder Refresh’ (focusing on the neck & shoulders) ‘Desk Worker Lower Back Refresh’ (focusing on the lower back & areas that aggravate it) ‘Runners/Cyclist Refresh’ (focusing on the legs) Price: As a new service, we’re

What Does It Mean When Your Muscles are ‘Switched Off’? (and why should you care?)

What Does It Mean When Your Muscles are ‘Switched Off’? (and why should you care?)

Muscle Activation Series – Part I What It Means When Your Muscles are Switched Off and Why You Should Care If you’ve been to an appointment with us before, you’ve probably heard us talking about muscle activation or muscle recruitment. It’s a big issue that affects most of our clients one way or the other, and we’ve found there are three main muscles/areas that tend to be underactive and the underlying cause of a lot

3 Ways to Activate Your Glutes in No Extra Time

3 Ways to Activate Your Glutes in No Extra Time

Here’s a question for you: How much do you think about your butt muscles? If you’ve never had a massage or any reason to notice your butt muscles (aka glutes),  you probably think about it………….. almost never. If, on the other hand, you’ve been to see us for anything from the belly button down, you’ve probably started thinking about it a lot more than you ever thought you would. Weak or underactive glutes are a

Why I’m (temporarily) Closing My Client List

If you’re reading this post, it should be because you’re looking for more information as to why I’ve decided to stop taking new clients. (if you were just looking for the online booking for my existing clients, click here) First, I want to clarify.  The clinic is still, definitely, taking on new clients. I’m super proud of the therapists who are a part of my team, and we’re looking forward to meeting all the people

Winter Tips for Runners

Winter Tips for Runners

It seems unfair that December and January coincides with when you should really be getting serious about your training for the spring marathon season. Even if you’re not running a big one next year, there are a few things to bear in mind if you’re running during the winter months – whether you’re inside or out. Cold weather = cold muscles and joints, which makes you much more prone to injury. If you’re running this

Winter Tips for Desk Workers

Winter Tips for Desk Workers

If you suffer with neck & shoulder pain, you know that winter is the perfect storm for making it worse. Between the cold hunching up your shoulders, the wind whipping around your ears, and the general stressy time leading up to the holidays, is it a wonder that desk workers experience more pain when the weather gets colder? Never fear! We have some super easy, quick, and effective tips for you this winter to mitigate

Stretching: The Ultimate Guide Pt I

Stretching: The Ultimate Guide Pt I

Introduction: Hello! Welcome to our ultimate stretching guide, part I. The whole guide is in 3 parts (because it’s a lot!) and explains the benefits of stretching, when you should stretch, how to stretch, and what mistakes you need to avoid.  This first part is the why and when. When you finish, the link to Part II: How to Stretch is at the end.  Part I: Why and When to Stretch Stretching. Whenever I ask

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