30 DAY EXPERIENCE

Don’t just believe us, come FEEL what exercise should really be.
Come experience your body as it moves better and faster.

PERSONAL TRAINING

Each exercise is specifically tailored to your needs and goals.
We allow your body to dictate what exercises should be chosen for maximum results.

MUSCLE ACTIVATION

We focus on the cause of pain by testing, correcting
and maintaining the ability for muscles to fire optimally.

Personal Training

If you don’t know where to begin, don’t know if exercise is even good for you or you’ve (almost) given up on exercise, we’ve got you covered. We’ve worked with clients with MS, Parkinsons disease, lyme disease, stroke, surgery recovery, injury, joint replacement and arthritis among others. We meet you where you’re at and take you to the next level.

We don’t follow the rules of any protocol, we only follow the rules of YOUR body.

Leaner and Fitter YOU

What’s become traditional in the current weight loss industry is a focus on restriction and hard hard workouts where sweating and puking are measures of how productive you are. However, at best, these weight loss programs will make you LOOK good but not always FEEL your best.

Weight loss doesn’t have to be so blah, it can be positive and transforming if we focus on making sure your workout and diet program fits YOUR lifestyle.

We work not only on the mechanics of weight loss but on the psychology and mindset needed to achieve sustainable weight loss. Healthy weight loss means no pills, no surgeries, no gimmicks, no more starvation diets and yo-yo bodies.

Fitness after 50

Fight aging with your muscles. When exercise is suited to YOUR Body and exercise actually feels good, it never feels like work.

There’s no need to be intimidated because YOU get to dictate the intensity. We only push you when you’re ready.

We make sure that we find what works best for you and focus on proper form and alignment so you can enjoy a stronger body that moves pain free.

Performance Training

From Rehab to Advanced Athletic Training. We don’t teach the skills of the sport but we work on improving every piece of your body (that’s every joint and every muscle) that will improve your performance and help you become bulletproof agains injury so that you can continue doing the things you love.

YOUTH Performance Training

It’s never too early to make sure that our young ones are safe while they enjoy the benefits of recreational and competitive sports. Take it from our “older” clients who wished they understood the risks of repetitive movements and the power of making sure that every muscles in their body was doing their job when they needed to, that would have saved them a lot of aches and pain today! Our youngest athletes are 10 years old.

Nutrition Management

Available with all our services because it’s THAT important! We’ll help you build better habits and a better relationship with food to achieve your results faster. You can feel and look your best.

What is MAT?

Like your car, your body needs tune ups. The more you race, the more your tires wear out and require more care and repair. Your body is like your car except that you don’t belong to any specific brand. You have a unique body with a unique mechanics and history. MAT is not a protocol-based therapy. We instead, offer an individualized approach to assess your muscular imbalances and address your biomechanics to specifically work towards achieving health.

As we accumulate stresses and traumas to the body throughout life, our muscular system becomes more dysfunctional and weaker. In response to such weak muscles, adjacent muscles start to become tight or tense to manage the stability of the related joints. Such tension leads to joint instability that consequently leads to pain and an increased risk of injury.

Muscular tension is thus paradoxically not the problem, but rather a symptom of muscular weakness.

The goal of MAT is to get to the root of the problem and indirectly relieve muscular tension by addressing the underlying weak or neurologically inhibited muscles.

MAT’s technique enables our specialists to identify where these muscular weaknesses are and increase the muscle’s ability to respond to stresses through manual therapy or isometric exercises.

MAT in parallel with a strategically designed exercise program that promotes strengthening of these specific muscles, will result in a more balanced muscular system. You will be able to perform more, with less consequences ie decreased joint wear. Everybody can benefit from MAT, wherever you are on the exercise continuum and whether you want to recover or prevent injuries or to enhance performance and function.

The MAT process

MAT specialists use a joint Range of Motion exam tool to find inhibited muscles. We compare range of motion of the right side to the left side and look for asymmetrical range of motion.

Once identified, muscles that are responsible for motion at that range are tested (a force is applied to see if the muscle is able to “fire” and hold a contraction) and if the muscle test fails, the bony attachments of the muscle is palpated to send information to the nervous system in order to re-establish the muscle’s neurological connection to the brain. The muscle is then tested again to check if it can “fire”.

The process is continued with all muscles associated with the limited range of motion. As those muscles become more receptive to force, the related joint becomes more stable and mobility is improved. At the end, another joint range of motion exam is done to check for improvements in range of motion.

Who is MAT for?

MAT has proven beneficial in helping people protect joints from uneven wear, recover from injuries faster, and enhance performance.

MAT helps restore muscular balance and joint stability in order for the body to function better and can thus help anyone who have developed muscular imbalances and compensations due to, well life.

How long and how often does a person need treatment?

MAT has proven beneficial in helping people protect joints from uneven wear, recover from injuries faster, and enhance performance.

MAT helps restore muscular balance and joint stability in order for the body to function better and can thus help anyone who have developed muscular imbalances and compensations due to, well life.

Who is behind MAT?

Greg Roskopf is the founder of Muscle Activation Techniques™ and he is a biomechanical consultant for various professional sports teams including: the Denver Broncos, the Utah Jazz, and the Denver Nuggets.

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30 Day Experience:

Don’t just believe us, come FEEL what exercise should really be. Come experience your body as it moves better and faster.

What you get in your 30 day Experience:

4 One-on-One Personal Training Sessions

An exercise program tailored to your preference, skills, body’s needs and limitations and your goals.

Comprehensive Assessment

Starting with a TANITA Body Composition Analysis, our trainers will help you decide the areas you want to focus on. We will also take you through a Flexibility and Strength testing and a Neuromuscular Assessment to find your weakest links. It all starts here.

Progress Tracking

We track your workouts, your measurements and progress so that you can improve on a continuous basis. No plateaus.

Nutrition Support

Results start from the inside and we’ll help you build better habits and a better relationship with food to achieve your results faster. You can feel and look your best.

Exercise Plan

We got you covered when you’re not at the studio. We will create your Take Home Plan (and Travel Plan) based on time, body needs and goals and availability of space and equipment.

Free T-shirt

Our gift as we welcome you to our studio 🙂

Look and Feel Your Best

Address

57 Newkirk Rd (unit 5)
Richmond Hill L4C3G4.

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