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|Posted by Michael Friesen on March 27, 2013 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
Alright everyone it is that time of year again! Below are all the registration and training details!
2013 MC Strongman Competition
Date: June 22, 2013
Location: MC Rehab and Wellness 8217 100th Ave,Fort St. John, BC
Start Time: TBA
Lunch: 12pm (BBQ food for sale, proceeds going to Pregnancy Care Center)
- Tire Flips (Large tire 7 flips, Small tire 10flips) a timed event
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|Posted by Michael Friesen on March 12, 2013 at 1:00 AM||comments (0)|
Well I (Mike) have been away part of last week and beginning of this week taking a Industrial Audiometric Technician course! Anyhow, I thought it would be a run of the mill course, however, I seemed to pick up some tid bits that I'd like to share!
As many of you know, hearing is one of the five major senses, and is arguably of the most important. It enables us to localize sounds, dipict emotions through tone, etc.
Here are some fun facts:
1. It's not a good idea to re...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Michael Friesen on February 13, 2013 at 1:10 PM||comments (0)|
MC Rehabilitation andWellness is encouraging people to reduce onsets of low back pain, by followingthese 5 simple tips! (see pics below as well!)
This articlehas been written by Lawrence McGinn of MC Rehabilitation and Wellness. He is aCertified Athletic Therapist with over 5 years experience. He has worked withseveral professional athletic organizations such as the Hamilton Ti-Cats, andthe Toronto Argos. He strives to help minimize the down time of an injured playeror...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Michael Friesen on January 24, 2013 at 2:30 PM||comments (0)|
First I must include a brief background. Recently, my wife was reading a blurb post on Facebook that spoke about children on the playground and how she didn't want other people helping her kids out. This may sound harsh off the top, but she had some very good rationale behind her statement. She wanted her kids to learn how to do things on their own (ie. climb ladders, go down slides, etc). Also deal with disappointment that if her child couldn't climb the ladder, instead of ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Michael Friesen on January 3, 2013 at 10:50 AM||comments (0)|
Over that last couple of weeks, it seems that sickness is more rampant than ever. Holidays were made to be a time of recovery and quarantine, rather than a full filled time with family and friends. I know for me, that tail end of my holidays was spent sleeping on the couch so I didn't hack a lung due the phlem build up inside my lungs. Needless to say, I still have aspirations of getting out of this sickness slump and onto my important goals I have for 2013. As I hope ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Michael Friesen on December 11, 2012 at 12:30 AM||comments (0)|
Before I get into the blog, I just wanted to remind everyone to like us on Facebook, which gets you entered to WIN and iPad!
Okay, now to get to the nitty gritty. Many people are hustling to get their packages sent off to relatives, planning Christmas parties and get togethers, and finishing their last minute shopping. I wil agree that most people who take the Christmas season seriously, will end up burning a few extra calories purely by hustling around. But this brings an ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Michael Friesen on June 12, 2012 at 3:50 PM||comments (0)|
I feel that this may be more of a touchy subject, but I feel people should know what they're doing and why they're doing it. Jogging has been a hot topic for as long as people have been writing about fitness and health. Before you jump (or jog ha ha) to any conclusions, let me explain why I feel jogging may not be meeting your goals or wanted results.
Jogging is an activity that most people can do, and do it on a regular basis: but why? I'm not here to make...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Michael Friesen on May 17, 2012 at 4:30 PM||comments (1)|
Too many times I have heard this debate going on in gyms or classrooms; to squat or not to squat. For most of these arguments I just stand back and observe the facts for each side before I chime in. I get a lot of feedback and sometimes a little hostility when I confront a fellow personal trainer or collegue that shares the view of a lot of miseducated professionals about how squatting is bad. Many a time, gym attendants and supervisors approached me in a commercial gym sett...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Michael Friesen on April 24, 2012 at 2:20 PM||comments (0)|
Most of you are unaware that just 14 months ago, MC Rehab was birthed into existence and has been growing rapidly! And we are expanding our personnel again! We have only you, the patients and clients, to thank for MC's success in Fort St. John! We take pride in making sure you are our number one priority. Too long have I waited in other waiting rooms, past my appointment time, and then felt like a number or a paycheque for someone else. We are glad to also see everyone referring t...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Michael Friesen on April 16, 2012 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
First of all I wanted to thank everyone who came out, checked out our booth, and/ or booked in with one of our professionals! We had a blast talking to everyone who came by and asked us questions. MC is all about educating you (the public) about what we can do to help you!
During the course of the trade show, there were a few things that jumped out at me. First, how many people didn't know that we were actually stationed here in town! WE ARE! If you are reading this blog, pl...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Michael Friesen on April 2, 2012 at 1:40 PM||comments (0)|
For many of us, this time of year is filled with chocolate, egg hunts, feasting and friends. But if we look at the true founding of Easter, we may find something different. Easter was founded inside of the Christian event; the death and resurrection of Jesus. Now Christian or non-Christian, we follow quite a few norms inside this event. Some will go to church for a Good Friday service, people will feast, and some will take the opportunity to have a little R and R. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Michael Friesen on March 28, 2012 at 10:05 AM||comments (1)|
So I'm sure you've all heard by now the new guidelines set out from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology in regards to physical activity for children 0-4 years old. It's interesting that the news mentions that tots should get more 'tummy' time and encouraged to walk and crawl more often. This alarms me in several ways.
First, I thought that children were naturally active. My daughter, who's now 15.5 months naturally went on her tummy, learned to crawl, and lear...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Michael Friesen on March 19, 2012 at 2:05 PM||comments (0)|
For many of us, it's that time of year when we find ourselves wishing for our beach bodies to return before the summer clothes come out and tanning begins. As a trainer, I've been noticing a huge trend of this 'pre-summer' training. Now more than ever people are flocking into gyms in preparation of the summer months and their skimpier clothing in lieu of the warmer weather coming. I say "Why?!" Why can't people hold on to their "beach bodies" year round. The cultural n...Read Full Post »