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Emily's unique and extensive experience in both dance and Pilates makes her the perfect choice for dancers looking to improve their abilities by implementing Pilates techniques. With 24 years of dance training she understands the way dancers need to move. 

Anne brings to Niagara a vast background in movement and fitness. Her career spanned many years in Toronto as an exercise business owner providing corporate fitness programming and in home personal training. A popular instructor and presenter Anne is currently a Master Trainer for the Canadian Centre of Activity & Aging (Western Health Sciences), certifying new and experienced instructors to work with older adults.

Allison Kares, Owner and Certified Pilates Instructor of Movement Unlimited Inc. has been named Canada’s Top Fitness Instructor for 2019 by Impact Magazine. With 28 years’ experience in Rehab and Pilates, Allison works with clients of all ages and challenges to Move Better and Feel Better.

Let Allison help you demystify this important health concern. Allison began teaching Pilates over 15 years ago. Her background as an exercise therapist in a rehab clinic has allowed her to combine her passion for therapy with the Pilates method. Allison began teaching an working with pelvic floor disorders in June of 2012. She has taken extensive post graduate level courses in pelvic floor health from renowned therapists and doctors from around the world. 

I KNOW ONCE I HAD MY BABY, I couldn’t wait to get working on my body to get “back in shape.”

THERE is often a misconception that Pilates and yoga are the same. Although both methods have their roots in mindful awareness of movement, there are some key differences that separate these two disciplines.  

A GYM CAN BE A VERY intimidating place to exercise, especially if you don’t feel like you know what you are doing or if you have injuries and choosing a studio environment over a gym or health club.

This event is a unique blend of colour, light and sound. Learn how to use the power of sound to cultivate higher states of health, awareness and well-being.

Let’s get bare. Living clean means taking care of your well-being, including the physical space you are in. Create a natural home and discover a new way of cleaning with bare., a line of handmade natural cleaning products by Miss’es Clean. All products are made with only natural ingredients such as coconut oil and certified pure therapeutic grade essential oils to leave your home clean, happy and healthy. 

Essentrics is a full body workout that rapidly changes the shape of your body through a dynamic combination of strengthening and stretching The technique develops lean, strong and flexible muscles with immediate changes to your posture. Perfect for men and women of all fitness levels, this program rebalances the body, prevents and treats injuries and unlocks tight joints. With a diverse music playlist accompanying each routine, this equipment-free workout leaves you feeling energized, youthful and healthy.

Jacqui is a Registered Master of Dharma Breath®. She trained from 1978 to 2001 with Master Umi. She received her Master’s designation in 1990 and moved strongly into sharing these methods in workshop formats. Jacqui has facilitated, organized and hosted a variety of workshops and seminars over the last twenty eight years. Her diverse range of topics continues to develop.

Register now for NEW WORKSHOP at Movement Unlimited

Your Body is your best piece of equipment. Golf can be hard on the body- especially the lower back. You'll learn the best movement and massage techniques to keep your lower back, as well as the rest of your body, healthy, happy and out of pain!

Join us May 7th from 1-3pm cost: $55 + tax

 Pre-registration is required; email info@movementunlimitedinc.com or call the studio at 905-892-1239

One in five Canadians is impacted by addictions and mental health issues. 

On Friday April 7th, a team at Movement Unlimited stayed up late and collected sponsors to help create awareness and raise money for the One Brave Night initiative in support of CAMH Foundation.

With a minimum donation of $10 supporters participated in group classes held that night and purchased tickets for the raffle table that included many prizes from our local community.

Please step up and make a donation today and help us reach our fundraising goal! 

Our Movement Unlimited team is raising money to inspire hope for the one in five Canadian living with mental illness by participating in CAMH One Brave Night for Mental Health(TM), the challenge to defeat mental illness.

By making a donation to one of our team members, you are helping CAMH improve access to care, conduct research to find better treatments, and build more spaces for healing.

Many people feel as if they're adrift in the world. They work hard, but they don't seem to get anywhere worthwhile.  A key reason that they feel this way is that they haven't spent enough time thinking about what they want from life, and haven't set themselves formal goals. 

The MELT Method® is a breakthrough self-treatment system that restores the supportiveness of the body's connective tissue to eliminate chronic pain, improve performance, and decrease the accumulated stress caused by repetitive postures and movements of everyday living. This patent-pending, pro-active self-treatment technique is backed by science and acclaimed by thousands of devoted MELTers. New research has revealed the missing link to pain-free living: a balanced nervous system and healthy connective tissue.

Do you practice goal setting or feel like it’s a waste of time? If you chose the latter, you’re not alone. Most people don’t set goals for 2 reasons:  1. they don’t know what they want, and 2) they are afraid of “failing” if they don’t achieve their goals.  Which is it for you?  Success is intentional and unless you choose what it is you want, you have to be willing to accept what is.

This holiday season Movement Unlimited clients are staff are giving back to the community. Last year we collected donations of personal care items for Pelham Cares.
This year we’re making it even easier for you to donate.  We have made prepackaged personal hygiene gift bags.  Bags are priced from $5 - $30 based on the contents of the bag. You can purchase the bags (cash only please) at the studio and we will ensure their delivery to Pelham Cares.

Are you frightened to even look at your calendar this holiday season? Most of us tend to squeeze in as much as possible whether it’s shopping trips, spending time with family, finishing work projects or even holidays parties. Bottom line is, too much of anything is overwhelming. If you could use some new rituals, read on. These five tips will ease your stress this holiday season and even help you relax!

I was introduced to yoga as a teenager and was drawn to the challenging and introspective practice. It wasn’t until 2006, after moving to Toronto, that I began to take my practice seriously. I could see the effect that a strong dynamic practice had on my body, but also on my mind.

With someone to assist or on your own lower yourself gently to the floor near a piece of furniture such as a chair or sofa. Once you are there discover which seated positions are comfortable for you. Try several and understand you are beginning the process of maintaining and restoring your agility. Use the furniture to slowly rise a little at a time and remember to breathe and relax.

Most women and men think they know who to do Kegel exercises properly, but effective activation of the pelvic floor is more than just squeezing these often difficult to find muscles.  I’ve been teaching pelvic floor exercise for the past 15 years and when I ask clients if they know what a Kegel is they almost always answer yes.  But when we get down to the nitty gritty of it and begin to discuss where these muscle are located and how they function, we almost always find that they were not doing it correctly.

Imagine what your life would be like if you didn’t have to worry about failure or being good enough. What possibilities would exist for you? What goals and dreams would you be able to pursue?  How would this affect you moving forward and living the life you always dreamed about?

FREE THE GIRLS EVENT!!!  Donate the bras that you are no longer using to Movement Unlimited’s Bra Drive today!  Bring them down to the studio and we will send them off for good use to help out those in need. 

Call us and find out about joining our run club today! 905-892-1239.  Suitable for all levels.

If you are looking for a way to  tone up before summer arrives… think PILATES!! New Clients can join us at Movement Unlimited Inc. for our Summer is Coming special.

 

Why just walk when you can Nordic walking? By adding poles you turn a walk into a full body workout using 90% of the body’s muscles

Walking with poles has been popular in Scandinavian countries for years and is becoming more popular in North America as people become aware of the health benefits.

It is a great activity because it can be performed by people of all ages and almost all fitness levels. It is a safe, effective, low impact, and an inexpensive way to exercise.

Our pelvic floor reconditioning program focuses on more than just a Kegel.  Although Kegel exercises have been around for years, pelvic floor health goes beyond just squeezing these muscles.  A pelvic floor contraction is much more complex than stopping the flow of urine.  A proper restoration program should not only focus on strength, but also endurance and neuromuscular coordination.  Pelvic floor muscles can also be too tight possibly leading to pain, incontinence and difficulty activating the muscles. 

From March 24, 2016 to April 7, 2016 ONLY  Learn the ins and outs of the equipment (reformer) at a discounted rate, and use this coupon or the code #FindYourCoreP when you register online to receive a free pair of Toesox. That’s over a $22.00 value just for using this coupon when you sign up!  Do you want to try it with some friends; a group of 5 people can train for 5 weeks for $99. each (plus HST)

Take some time for yourself and relax the body and mind with a Yoga Tune Up ®  - Upcoming Workshop series at Movement Unlimited.

April 17th 11:00-1:30 Total Body Tune Up

May 14th 9:30-12:00 Happy Hips

June 18th 9:30-12:00 Supple Shoulders

July 23rd 9:30-12:00 Belly Beautiful

These workshops will embody methods and techniques in Self Massage using Therapy Balls, modified yoga poses, routines designed to make lasting physiological change relieving and erasing pain, improving posture and overall performance and mobility for daily life.

KIDS &TEEN YOGA by Breathe With Me Yoga! Drop in's are always welcome

Tuesdays  5:30 -6:30pm for children ages 2 - 4yrs "PLAY TIME"
Tuesdays   6:30 - 7:30 pm for children ages  5 - 8yrs "CALM TIME"
Saturdays  12:30- 1:30pm ages 9 - 12yrs (CALM YOUTH)
Saturdays 1:30 - 2:30pm ages 13+ (CALM TEENS)

There are so many benefits of cardio boxing and kickboxing. It is fun, energizing and and a great way to burn calories while giving you a sense of power as you are working out. Listed are 4 great benefits of attending Cardio Boxing/ Kickboxing classes: 

Even though we've had a mild winter, I'm sure you're still dreaming of spring as much as we are.  It's time to register for our Spring session of classes.  Why not consider trying something new that will help add a spring to your step?  We've got lots of options and a variety of classes that will help you prepare for golf, garden with ease and feel better overall.

Are you wanting to feel better?  Do you need help getting on track with your health and fitness goals?  Do you have pain?

 

Movement Unlimited is offering a FREE FITNESS ASSESSMENT by our Niagara College Student in her final semester of their Fitness and Health Promotion program. 
This assessment will  help determine your overall fitness levels and health risks and help you to figure out what type of exercise program is best for you!  There is no charge for this at all.

Regardless of age we all need to move! Call Movement Unlimited and find out how we can help you with functional fitness to stay active and mobile for ease of everyday living! 

A gym can be a very intimidating place to exercise, especially if you don’t feel like you know what you are doing or if you have injuries and you are worried about hurting yourself.  There are definite benefits to choosing a studio environment over a gym or health club.

If you are experiencing back pain, you owe it to yourself to learn more about your body and how it works.

 

This Christmas season we're dedicated to helping the community of Pelham have a healthier New Year by collecting donations of PERSONAL CARE ITEMS in support of Pelham Cares. For each personal hygiene product donated you will earn a ticket in our draw to win 6 months of mat classes, one pair of ToeSox and a Flex-band, a prize worth $500! (No cash substitution, mat classes only)

 

Active Aging Week celebrates aging and active living. Each year event organizers engage participants in wellness activities in a safe, friendly and fun atmosphere.

Movement Unlimited is offering a full series of free workshops during Active Aging Week Sept.28th - Oct 3rd. Find out how we can help you age actively!

Summer is half over and back to school is just around the corner. Wondering what to make for breakfasts on those busy mornings? You want something quick, easy to prepare and something the whole family will like, right? Have I got the answer for you! Smoothies!

Known for their Pilates expertise, so many visitors were pleasantly surprized with how much more they had to offer.   As well as the expected Pilates workshop, attendees had a chance to participate in free Meditation, Yoga, Nordic Walking, Functional Flexibility, TRX and Golf Conditioning workshops.

Acupuncture has been increasing in popularity in North America in recent years in light of some great research supporting its benefits. Who would have thought a tiny needle can have such a profound effect on so many health conditions? Here are five, evidenced based, reasons to try acupuncture...

What do you need to look for when reading a nutrition label on packaged foods? 

Here is a list of 10 of the most common and dangerous food additives found in processed, packaged foods.   I would love to list all of the food additives but there are more than 3000 different chemicals that are used in preparing foods for sale to consumers.

This is the time of year when cleanses or diets are at the forefront of our minds.   Just by changing your eating habits for the better or ‘eating clean’ some might experience ‘detox symptoms’.  When you eliminate or cut back on certain foods, your body eliminates toxins.  Your body will try to expel toxins in any way it can: from your liver, via bowel movements and through your skin’s pores.

 

Over the years egg yolks have gotten a bad rap with regards to cholesterol.  It has since been discovered that this only applies if a person is consuming 4 or more eggs per day.  Some of the reasons why the whole egg is a better option than the whites alone are...

There is a lot of controversy over dates and diabetes; are they helpful or harmful?  You can read 10 different reports and get 10 different answers.  Some say that dates are very high on the glycemic index putting them at 103 even though the index only typically goes to 100. 

So what does it mean to”Eat to Live vs. Live to Eat”?  The McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs stated that the saying “Eat to live, not live to eat” means ‘ Do not be gluttonous; eating should not be your favourite activity, but something you do to maintain your health.’

Q:  Smoothies seem to be the latest health craze.  What ingredients should we be making our smoothies with?  A:  Smoothies are definitely a good choice for a healthy breakfast or snack and there is an abundance of ingredients that can successfully be used to make them.