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Purpose: The Chair Rocket Man is an office postural conditioning exercise for offsetting forward posture from daily desk work. Action: While seated in your chair with a tall posture, lean your body forward 30 degrees.  As you hold the forward lean position with perfect posture, raise your arms up in the air and push your […]

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On Tuesday, August 16th, ‘Flexibility for Runners’ was presented at the North Vancouver Running Room for the half-marathon clinic.  During this info session, presented by StayFitAnywhere’s Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist, Andrew Burchell, the reasons and guidelines for stretching were discussed, followed by demos of great pre-run & post-run stretches.  Here is a quick review […]

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Gil Hedley, Ph.D., of http://www.gilhedley.com gives a lesson on the importance of movement and stretching to maintain the sliding properties of tissues in the body, as well as the value of bodywork modalities. If this video doesn’t inspire you to stretch and move more, then I don’t know what will… Enjoy! Happy training!  And don’t forget […]

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Purpose: The Medicine Ball Standup Press is a modified squat to press exercise that develops strength & power in the lower and upper body. This exercise can be great for those that are overweight and/or with poor flexibility of the lower body. Action: Begin by sitting on a workout bench with perfect posture and holding […]

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On Monday, July 11th, ‘Flexibility for Runners’ was presented at the StayFitAnywhere body education & training stuido (1732 Alberni street) for the Denman Running Room’s ‘Learn to Run’ clinic.  During this info session, presented by StayFitAnywhere’s Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist, Andrew Burchell, the reasons and guidelines for stretching were discussed, followed by demos of […]

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Purpose: The Bosu Leg Raise is an exercise for targeting and building strength in the the glutes. Action: Begin by lying in a prone (face down) position with your hips on the dome side of the Bosu.  Get your knees off the ground and bent to 90 degree angles with your heels gently touching each […]

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Purpose: The Supine Leg Drop is a higher level core exercise for increasing strength in the musculature of the core and developing greater stability through the spine and pelvis. Action: Lying in a supine position (on your back) with your legs off the ground and bent to 90 degrees, lower one leg towards the ground […]

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Purpose: The Step-Up Press is a full-body, multi-joint exercise for developing coordination and strength in the lower body (glutes, hamstrings, quads) as well as the upper body (shoulders & triceps).  This exercise can also be used as an aerobic exercise during training sessions or in fitness classes to elevate heart rate and boost metabolic rate. […]

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On Wednesday, June 8th 2011, ‘Exercise Strategies for Saving your Spine’ was presented at the UBC Hospital for staff of the Operating Room and Post Anesthetic Care Units.  During this 1 hour practical seminar (presented by StayFitAnywhere’s Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist, Andrew Burchell), causes of  back injury and some ideas on the root causes […]

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