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The Intelligence of Your Body

I have a saying that I use in each of my classes: “Listen to the intelligence of your body”. Often, when we are engaged in physical activity, we have a tendency to misuse our vessel. Many of us still abide by the old adage “If it hurts, it works”, or “No pain, no gain”, pushing the limits of our bodies to a point of injury.

This is a terrible idea. If it feels wrong, it is wrong.

The key to knowing whether or not your movements are detrimental is being present with your body. During your classes, it should never be a case of going through the motions; you should always be paying attention to what your body is telling you to do, or to stop doing. You need to establish a strong neural-muscular connection to ensure each message your body is sending you is received and understood.

How can you strengthen this mind-body connection? Firstly, you need to leave whatever’s happening outside; thinking about conflicts, to-do lists, or even groceries can...

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The Pursuit of Optimization

One of the most remarkable parts of traveling is the fact that wherever I go, it’s always the same! Everyone always needs similar things, since our bodies really aren’t all that different; mobility, strength, and above all else, consistency. The people I meet with have goals that are almost identical to those of my other clients, even though their fitness levels vary: they are looking to get better, and to be better. I’m there to tell them how to do that.

Wherever I go when traveling, I bring the truth with me. It’s the same philosophy I use in my everyday life, and at Total Balance; the factor that changes is intensity.

The seminars I present are broken down into 6 components:

Bio-mechanics: I show the group how to move efficiently.

Injury Prevention: Even elite athletes can get hurt doing what they do best!

Nutrition: You have to know how to fuel properly. For example, there are some major nutritional differences between people who focus on power sports,...

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3 Steps to Meeting Your Fitness Goals, with Total Balance

The coaches at Total Balance are in a unique and advantageous position of having a high level of fitness expertise; not only can we identify the steps you need to take to get started effectively, but we can develop and complicate programs as you progress towards your goals! So how do we get our clients from the start to the finish of their fitness journey?

Step 1: Identify their Goals

The first thing I recommend to a new client is to come in to talk about what they want. During our one-on-one meeting, we break down exactly what it is that they’re hoping to get out of the program; a better quality of life, reduction in pain, aesthetics, etc. The client has to be aware of what their goal is before working towards it, and it’s our job to ensure that goal is realistic and attainable.

Step 2: Attain Commitment

It may sound like a cliché, but it typically takes up to 3 months of consistent work to see results! Intermittent workout sessions just don’t work,...

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Truth | The Total Balance Approach

I've been asked time and time again what makes the Total Balance approach to fitness different. The answer is basically "Truth"; for us, it's all about giving people what they need, instead of what they want. This sounds basic, but it involves a nuanced understanding of how people naturally move their bodies.

There's a lot of misinformation that's prevalent in the fitness industry. One of the biggest misconceptions is that you need to DO MORE; burn more calories, burn more fat, lift heavier weights, etc. In reality, it's not that simple. Doing more isn't necessarily the key to getting in better shape, and yet somehow that's what the majority believe and work towards.

We program for real life, and I'll tell you how.

Think about your everyday routine: you're used to your creature comforts, going up and down stairs, getting to and from your destinations. Throughout the day you're going through natural, established motions to get where you need to go, and do what you need to do.
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