A blog with a raw and open account of all things related to movement. Join me in exploring my experiences with movement as it relates to societal expectations, entrepreneurship, science, mental health, motherhood, and mindset.
You name it, we’ll get to it.
I have learned that the foundation of this podcast was in its early gestation when we were at the University of Toronto doing our undergrad. During our time in this program, we were exposed to all facets of movement learning, whether it involved learning how to teach movement, society’s impact on sport and movement, the psychology of sport and movement, biomechanics, physiology, motor learning, anatomy, philosophy, sports medicine, sports research and media. I am so grateful today for the exposure we had at that time to all things related to movement. Today, 16 years later, I am still fascinated by both what impacts movement, but also what movement impacts in our lives.
When you get to menopause, things don’t get better. Muscle atrophies and hormones take a nosedive. You lose muscle faster than you can create it. Your pelvic floor is like all the other muscles in your body, if you don’t use it, you lose it.
Connecting into the part of us that feels good is the life force within us. If we are clouded by pain or stress, it can disconnect us from our life. It is essential to connect to goodness every single day.
At the age of 36, Krystal was experiencing severe cramping and heavy bleeding following the birth of her six children and was diagnosed with adenomyosis, which is similar to endometriosis, but the growth of the tissue is inside the uterus. After a lot of doctors visits and many attempts at treating the condition with alternative methods Krystal, with the support of her husband, chose to go the route of the hysterectomy.
At 54 April was having breakfast feeling stiff and achy, again. She knew she had to get moving. She realizes now what she was feeling and experiencing at that time was body decay and muscle atrophy. After 3 years with a mobility specialist and personal trainer she has undergone a physical, emotional and mental transformation … and a pain free, mobile future is hers.