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

EP1: Introducing Matters of Movement, The Podcast

EP1: 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.

EP6: Core Health and Quality of Life

EP6: Core Health and Quality of Life

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.

EP5: Stress and Trauma in the Body

EP5: Stress and Trauma in the Body

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.

EP4: Discovering Movement after a Hysterectomy

EP4: Discovering Movement after a Hysterectomy

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.

EP3: Advocating for Pain-Free Aging

EP3: Advocating for Pain-Free Aging

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.

EP2: Opening Doors to Diversity

EP2: 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...