|Posted on April 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM||comments (0)|
Feldenkrais Thunder Bay newsletter from Oliver Reimer
In this issue:
recent articles about Feldenkrais in the media
The New York Times
The Daily Telegraph
new classes begin in April
Not many people know about the Feldenkrais method yet, but now it is starting to be recognized in North America. The chapters in Dr. Norman Doidge's The Brain's Way of Healing, have positioned it with therapies on the leading edge of modern neuroscience. (Even though it has been around for for more than 50 years).
Last fall an article in the New York Times talked about Feldenkrais in the context of chronic pain. The February issue of SenseAbillity has articles related to chronic pain and a short video of Fariya Doctor, my colleague in Niagara.
The Daily Telegraph in the UK has an article with a cheeky title that acknowledges the difficulty many have with remembering and pronouncing the name "Feldenkrais". In European circles it is much better known as an effective way to learn better physical function.
More of us could soon be moved to use the F-word
"The breath-movement technique Feldenkrais is going mainstream."
See the article inThe Daily Telegraph.
Looks like stretching? It is not! It is learning about how slow easy movement experiments can increase your range of motion without strain or struggle. That's why they are smiling.
We are all natural born movers. Somethings we do with great ease and pleasure, but some ways we need to move are no fun. Some seem completely impossible for you except in your dreams.
The good news is that you can learn to transfer what you do well into the areas that are awkward or that could use improvement.
To transfer that movement knowledge you have to know what it is you do that makes a pleasant movement enjoyable. Most of us don't have that kind of awareness - we just do it.
The Feldenkrais Method is a way of learning that awareness of how we use ourselves. You learn to notice ways in which you hamper yourself with crossed signals. You even get better at the things you are already good at.
Here info about current Awareness Through Movement classes.
Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre
Getting down on the floor and getting up again. It gradually becomes possible. If it is possible it can get easier. If it is already easy it can become elegant.
Fridays 12:15 ot 1:15 pm
Starts April 6 for seven weeks
Register in person at the 55 Plus Centre or by phoning
St. Paul's United Church
Everyday mobility. Walking, running and stairs.
Everything becomes easier as your learn to engage the muscles in better sequence and better distribution of effort.
Tuesdays 7 to 8 pm
Starts April 3 for 7 weeks
Fee is $70 or Drop-in $15
Register 345-6209 or
A private lesson is the best way to learn about how Feldenkrais approach can help you improve movement in ways that recover past abilities and learn new possibilities. New movement patterns can teach you how to reduce pain. Phone me or email for an appointment.
Oliver Reimer is a certified Feldenkrais Teacher and a member of the Feldenkrais Guild of North America
807-345-6209 [email protected]
|Posted on December 20, 2017 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
New Indoor Cycle studio opening in the New Year 2018
There is no other indoor bike on the market that focuses on 3-dimensional movement, balance, stability, core strength and cardio-conditioning.
We'd be happy to share more about the unique features and functional training benefits that RealRyder Bikes provide, as well as the differentiating value they will lend to your fitness business. We are also eager to learn what your specific goals are, and share how we can support you across a few key business areas.
In the meantime, here's a link to our 2017 brand video, which shows the growth of our brand, a sampling of who we serve and the variety of fitness levels that benefit from our multi-planar cycling platform. I'm also including a link to a review featured in the American Council on Exercise (ACE Fitness) Journal.
Indoor Cyle will be at Cycle Path / Fresh Air Experience.
Looking for Instructos online application https://superiorathletes.wufoo.eu/forms/m1mio5if028qc1o/" target="_blank">https://superiorathletes.wufoo.eu/forms/m1mio5if028qc1o/
Interviews have begun.
Best in the NEW YEAR.
|Posted on November 4, 2017 at 8:20 AM||comments (0)|
PLACE: LU Hanger - Aerobic Studio
TIME: 10:15 - 11:45 AM
DATES: Nov. 4 - Dec. 18th 2017
Investment $70 or $15 each time.
Register online http://thunderwolves.ca/ chick on Fitness Schedule Tab on right will bring you to a new page "register here" Click on that
FIT yoga is a beginner to advanced class for participants not comfortable with hot yoga & or need options to choose for their protection & safety. Hatha & Namate, soma yoga & structural integration are taught. These methods assists in limbering up all joints, improving oxygen levels with conscious breathing techniques, releasing tension in muscles with a variety of yoga asanas sequences. This class is progressive with many options to choose from making this class specific to your challenging needs. If you have never tried yoga, have many injuries or other chronic conditions this is the perfect class for you. Experience total body balance, posture & alignment restored and much more. Learn yoga techniques you can use in daily life.
Anne Parr FIS 35 + years experience
|Posted on September 16, 2017 at 7:15 PM||comments (0)|
|Posted on August 14, 2017 at 4:30 PM||comments (0)|
Building a Foundation of Physical Literacy for Women 55-70+
A Workshop for Fitness Instructors,Coaches & Walk Leaders
WHEN: Thursday, August 24, 2017; 9:00am– 3:00pm
WHERE: Lakehead University Hangar, Studio Rm, 955 Oliver Rd.
COST: No Cost for workshop, materials or FMS training
LEADERS: Kathy Brook, Coaches Association of Ontario & Shelley Callaghan, CAAWS
• Learn what motivates women 55-70+ to be active
• Better understand what helps build confidence/competence in physical activity and sport for women 55-70+
• Receive training in NCCP Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)
• Learn FMS adaptations/considerations for women 55-70+
• Learn about how incorporating FMS can increase physical literacy for women 55-70+
• Learn how to promote walking for fitness and communitybuilding
REGISTER: Email Nancy at: [email protected] (limited to 30 participants)
|Posted on June 18, 2017 at 8:50 PM||comments (0)|
Thunder Bay FITNESS SUMMIT - scheduled for June 17th has be re-scheduled for Sept. 23rd same time and place. Thanks for all the Thunder Bay Presenters who jumped at the challenge and ready to ensure all get an opportunity to join the educational fun event. Thanks to the Instructors who registered and were ready to go! Are very much on board for the new date and can't wait. EVENT: Thunder Bay FITNESS SUMMIT Thunder Bay Fitness Summit is a training workshop held for Fitness Professionals to update CECS for your PTS and FIS Certification. For all for all professional Fitness, yoga, pilates, zumba and other instructors, personal trainers, physiotherapist, Kinesiologists wanting to learn more from our top Professionals from Thunder Bay. All fitness enthusiast wanting to learn more. This exciting event will be held in Thunder Bay Ontario on September 23rs at the Lakehead University Field house. This is a Pre-register event - open until Sept 20th There will be 4 sessions throughout the day get to choose your sessions. - 9 - 5 pm Thunder Bay Fitness Summit is an event https://allevents.in/thunder%20bay/thunder-bay-fitness-summit/275328216263481# Register today be ready. Anne Parr PRO TRAINER FIS
|Posted on May 20, 2017 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
OUR 1ST Thunder Bay FITNESS SUMMIT - for professional
Group Fitness Instructors, Personal Trainers, any professional working in the industry.
All PRESENTERS are from Thunder Bay FITNESS SUMMIT June 17th
Fundraiser for Mental Health
Opening 9 am
Mental Health speaker
Note there is a choice of 2 for each time
9:15 – 10:45 #001 “Training for speed” #002 “SomaYoga Therapy”
11:00 –12:30 #003 “HIIT Training Design and Application “ #004 “Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Learning”
1:00 – 2:30 #005 “"Get Up & Swing: Programing the Kettlebell Swing and Turkish Get Up into a group fitness setting".
#006 “Connecting the Dots - Physical Literacy for people with Physical Disabilities”
3:00 – 4:30 #007 “Aquatic Design Hands ON!” #008 “Cross training and martial arts
#009 “Branding and Networking”
Like us on facebook & sign up today
Also Register at Lakehead University Athletics
Facebook page The facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/275328216263481/?ti=cl" target="_blank">Here
Registration https://luathletics.lakeheadu.ca/Program/GetProducts?productTypeCV=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000003502" target="_blank">Today
|Posted on May 7, 2017 at 10:05 AM||comments (0)|
Most of our clients are short on time these days, so it’s no surprise that high-intensity interval training (HIIT) is one of the top 5 fitness trends of the year (again).
The challenge is that HIIT classes can be unnecessarily tough on the body if not taught or performed properly.
Learn how to teach safe HIIT classes that utilize all intensity variables and get your clients results with the new HIIT Certificate Program (earn up to 9 CECs)!
We will also have a similar workshop with canfitpro CEC at Thunder Bay FITNESS SUMMIT June 17th
For more information contact Anne Parr [email protected]
Thanks have a great day.
|Posted on March 10, 2017 at 7:45 AM||comments (0)|
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN for
canfitpro world fitness expo!
Early bird registration is now available for canfitpro world fitness expo. Register today to experience the world’s largest, best and most affordable fitness event!
AUGUST 16 – 20
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
Session Selection Coming Soon!
Choose from hundreds of leading-edge fitness education sessions in personal training, group fitness, mind-body, nutrition, active aging, club business, and more! Renew your CPR, professional membership, and earn all of the CECs required to maintain your certifications in one weekend!
REGISTER TODAY to get your educations training workshops
Anne Parr PRO TRAINER FIS
|Posted on January 1, 2017 at 9:45 AM||comments (0)|
Hope that your Christmas was filled with Joy!
Your New Year Brings Prosperity and Hope for all!
Coming up time to register for best price NOW!
canfitpro FIS CERTIFICATION COURSE/EXAM
2017 COURSES Dates & Times
Jan 28 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Jan 29 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 100 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb. 4 8:00 am - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Feb. 5 9:00 pm - 12:00 pm 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Theory Exam Mar. 4 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Want to start the New Year off on the right foot?
Come join Jackie as she completes her FIS certification
her Practium will be Monday
DAY & TIME: Jan 2 2017
PLACE: College Fitness Centre room 201
|Posted on July 8, 2016 at 9:35 AM||comments (0)|
Early Bird Registration ended June 30th and we still have lots of room in the lodge or in a tent for this fall's gloriously juicy healing retreat <3 Yes, that's what it is!
Our team of guides will leave you with your well full to the brim.
Announcing our JULY SPECIAL:
For the month of July, if you register with a friend or partner, save 10%.
EACH of you will receive 5% off your registration!!!
*You MUST email me with the name of the person you are registering with for tracking purposes [email protected]
Payment plans are available (please contact).
|Posted on June 27, 2016 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
Walk with Dr. D. Garon
Host: PARO Group Mobilizing Balanced Living
will warm-up & cool Down
BIRCH POINT PARK, BOULEVARD LAKE
7:00 -8:00 PM
A golden opportunity for social exercise
|Posted on June 16, 2016 at 8:25 PM||comments (0)|
Note there will be a Level 1 certification course
Principles & Practices - Level 1 Certification
With Andrea Johnston, BFA, PTS and TriggerPoint MT
Date: July 9th
Time: 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Place: Chase Fitness, 12 St. Paul St, Thunder Bay
Cost: $199 + HST
Register June 30th **You will need a GRID Foam Roller for this course which can be purchase with registration.
To register contact Andrea at Foam Rolling Course Registration
|Posted on March 29, 2016 at 8:30 AM||comments (0)|
Also anyone interested in aging population up coming events you will want to be part of.
If you haven’t dropped by for one of the focus groups I’m leading for the community-wide action plan for Age-Friendly Thunder Bay, please do so soon! The feedback has been stimulating and I’ve enjoyed meeting with all the people who have shown up. We talk about transportation, housing, recreation, outdoor spaces, respect, health care and more geared to seniors and the people who care about us. All this information will help shape the first Seniors Summit which will take place on June 1st at the Victoria Inn as well as the community-wide action plan for Age-Friendly Thunder Bay.
There are only a few more dates for focus groups so please make a plan to come out! I’m encouraging folks to give someone a lift too so if you have a neighbour or friend who isn’t able to drive to one of the gatherings, please bring them along with you. I always make home-baked cookies and this week I’m featuring my famous “5 Cup Surprise” cookie!
Upcoming Focus Group Dates:
· Tuesday, March 29, 10 am to 11 am, Thunder Bay 55 Plus Centre “Board Room”, 700 River Street
· Monday, April 4, 1 pm to 2 pm, Waverley Resource Library “Auditorium”, 285 Red River Road
· Tuesday, April 12, 1 pm to 2 pm, Mary J. L. Black Library “Community Room”, 901 S. Edward Street
Join a make a difference.
|Posted on January 17, 2016 at 11:55 AM||comments (0)|
Ross Pilates will be hosting a Pilates Mat Certification starting in February.
Fridays 6 - 8 pm
Saturdays 1 - 6 pm
Sundays 10 - 2 pm
Weekend #1 Feb 26, 27, 28
Weekend #2 March 4, 5, 6
Weekend #3 March 18, 19, 20
Weekend #4 April 1, 2, 3
Weekend #5 April 8, 9, 10
Course Fee - $1475 plus hst
Could you please pass on the info to anyone you know who might be interested? Much thanks!
|Posted on January 5, 2016 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
From Paula Ribotto
Train your mind to develop your peace and happiness, stability and grace.
Meditation is the process of training the Mind to serve the Soul, to claim our true identity. With Meditation we develop the Royal Command of the Self to guide our lives, so we can experience joy, happiness, peace and bliss on a consistent basis, not just when something good happens to us. And dive in deep with the 21 Stages of Meditation course!
Meditate deeply and give yourself to the transformational process that will free you to be YOU—stronger, clearer, and more radiant!
This course is for anyone who wants to enhance the joy of their meditation experience. Meditators from all traditions are invited! You'll clear your mind, sharpen your consciousness and strengthen your nervous system.
The Stages of Meditation' are grouped into three 'journeys'. They are: Experience & Crystallize the Self, Express and Distill the Self and Transcend and Sublimate the Self. Each journey will be offered over two full days and will take you through seven stages of deep meditation. Each stage systematically confronts your mind's patterns and limitations, awakens a part of you and develops new skills to clear your way towards realization.
Journey 2: The Expressive Self Intro Feb. 12th 6:30-9pm
Stages 8-14 Feb. 13 9:45am-6:00pm & 14 9:00am- 6:00pm, 2016
Though naturally we recommend that the best way to experience this journey is to participate in all three weekends, you can experience them separately.
cost for intro evening $50+tx
cost for day $125+tx
cost for full Retreat $197+tx before Feb. 1st
full retreat price includes intro day, snacks, tea and lunch
to register contact Paula at 807-628-2870 or [email protected]
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|Posted on December 27, 2015 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
For now here are our weekly features for the weekdays.
Marketing Monday - what are you doing for marketing efforts this week? Terrific
Tuesday - who or what would you like to give a shout out to? A person, business, product, service, kind act etc. Website
Wednesday's - share your website(s).
Thursdays are Tip day. Offer a tip about social media marketing or share your success stories
Friday is Facebook Page Friday - share your pages!
Saturday is Shop Saturdays so be sure to promote a product, service or special you are offering!
Sunday is Inspiration/Invitation Sunday's. Share something that is inspiring/motivational/ etc.
And/Or invite someone new to the page
and introduce them to the group! TEAM = Together Everyone Achieves More!
And everyday is a good day for sharing anything to do to help with Social Media Marketing and Marketing in General.
This would be tips, success stories, shout out's, articles, webinars and anything that is helpful to our mission.
You can also post about fundraising events, networking events/groups, questions, ideas, motivation, on any given day, just do not promote your business if the "THEME" does not allow for it.
Thanks to the Author Maggie Holbik
I'm going to start today!
|Posted on November 22, 2015 at 7:40 PM||comments (0)|
Surviving Holiday Stress Eating!!!
November 30th, 7pm, Suite 305, Superior Shores Wellness Centre in the Prince Arthur Hotel
We will be hosting an intimate evening to introduce Janis Aylward as well introducing a innovative method to deal with the stress of the holiday season quickly and effectively.
She is a holistic registered psychotherapist and energy healer (energy psychology, energy medicine, Quantum Touch, Therapeutic Touch, Reiki, Emotional Freedom Techniques and advance Psych-K). She is currently working with people who wish to release behaviours that are no longer serving them. Behaviours such as compulsive over eating, worry, sex, anger, smoking, gambling, shopping, substance abuse as well as others. Janis is using a new method known as “feeling state” EMDR that has proven successful for treating such behaviours. Janis will show you how the feeling state of stress and the emotions behind triggers overeating particularly at this time of year. She will also provide some simple grounding techniques to release some of the stress of this season.
You can learn more about Janis and her method of working at our website or www.facebook.com/janisaylwardrp. We are super excited about this new service and our partnership with Janis. This is free and has a limited sitting capacity.
Please contact us at [email protected] to book your spot.
Always looking for new ways to destress for the Holidays. Love sharing.
|Posted on November 19, 2015 at 8:55 AM||comments (0)|
Join Dec. 8 or 10th for Webinar presented by Corporate Director Leah Warner
Wellness and Aging Workforce