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.

Christina

Introducing Matters of Movement, The Podcast

Introducing Matters of Movement, The Podcast

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.

Opening Doors to Diversity

Opening Doors to Diversity

The people running a studio have to want to have to have non-white people come in. Other people want to do this practice and if they opened their doors, they would be there. Studios that make an effort to offer services to people in other languages will bring those people in. At one of the studios she works at, the website indicates that they speak Korean. When you go into the studio there are images of Koreans doing Pilates. The imagery people use in the studios matters. Many other studios she works at have imagery only depicting white people. The advertising might have a brown person. Diversification doesn’t just mean black people. And while she is happy to see black people in imagery, this isn’t appealing to people of Indian or South American origin.

10 Minutes is Enough, for Now

10 Minutes is Enough, for Now

Every exercise prescription professional out there, including myself will tell you that you need 30 minutes of moderate exercise several times a week to keep you healthy. Well, tell that to a single mom, a stay at home mom, a working mom, or any mom

I Choose Love

I Choose Love

The Raptor’s NBA Championship parade in Toronto was far more than a shooting. Before I get into it, I want to start this off by saying that I do not want to undermine the safety of hundreds of thousands perhaps millions of people or the terrible injuries that will...

I’m Eating That Frog

I’m Eating That Frog

How many times have I watched myself, almost completely detached, avoid those tough tasks? The stuff you HATE to do. So many, that I can’t even count. I am ashamed to admit it, but here I am, full disclosure. I do it so much that it even happens on my plate. Yes, that...