Rise Up!

The Terry Fox foundation is quite wonderful.  By walking and donating we are making a difference today, as most of us are/have been affected by cancer in some capacity.

I am always inspired by his story and use it often for personal motivation.  He ran a marathon a day….on one leg….with Cancer…across Canada!!!!

There are days/ times when life seems really rough.  Where the mind and body are not letting you feel great.   We are sad.  We think negatively.  We lose perspective.  I think about 1980 and the story of Terry Fox, and when I feel any of those feelings, I tell myself to Rise up and Get Moving!  That works for me….movement is my medicine.

We all have trials and tribulations that we experience on a day to day basis.  These experiences are not trivial.  Sometimes PERSPECTIVE helps us to un-spiral and regain focus on the positive, on the things we have, on the things are bodies can do, and our amazing ability to cope!

So get out there….Rise up… take a deep breath…and DO.IT.NOW!


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Girl Power and Gracie’s Gals join forces!!!

Stay tuned for more Fall classes focussing on Girls in Motion!  More details to come.

Check out graciesgals.com to get a glimpse!


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Same same…with a little bit of difference!

Best way to keep updated is to follow us on IG, FB and Twitter!

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Stroller Fit Pop Up Classes!

Here are the Strollerfit drop in dates! $5-Bring your family! Bring a mat, water and sun gear (for outdoors)!

*July 4th- HAAA-near Locke (outside weather dependent).
*July 11th – Redeemer- Ancaster (indoors).
*August 8th-Victoria Park off King st W-(outdoors weather dependent). More details to come
*August 15th-Redeemer -Ancaster- (indoors).



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Talk to the Pod!

Are you sick and tired of talking about your trick knee, food striking toddler, crazy cravings, stresses in life, sore hips, your inability to concentrate and your mother in law? 

Perhaps you don’t want to share or unload this with friends and family.  Or perhaps you have and it feels like work.

That’s what we are here for- to help you with complicated issues. Talk to the Pod!

The health pod will collaborate and help you find the best treatment plan for you….even if it means taking a nap in the pod!

Booking well into the Summer for all appointments!

My Summer goal
What a beautiful way to start summer!  This week was full of celebrations and I may need a bit of a reboot (time out).  Thank you to all for your support, well wishes and just being you – Aweso

BUT if you want/ need a little TLC and extra attention (aka private sessions/ session) send me a message and we can discuss options at The Health Pod (see below),


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Loud’n Lite

Taking a little extra time for family this summer.  Lighter schedule ahead.

Pay attention to social media on Sundays will post the schedule!

If you need some TLC….don’t hesitate to ask.  I will still be doing some private and semi-private sessions!

Time to reboot, brainstorm, breathe and soak it all in!




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Motion is Lotion

Do you wake up and feel like you need more time to get your body going?
Caught yourself groaning a bit as you get in and out of bed?
Feeling extra stiff after a days work?

We have a little saying posted up in the Pod:

“Motion is Lotion”.

As a Registered Kinesiologist, I have been using this saying for the past 20 years.

What does it mean?

Your joints and surrounding structures allow you to bend, wiggle, move and be functional. We have a lubricant called synovial fluid, some cartilage and synovium which helps to cushion the joints. As we age and
(perhaps extra weight)
we may increase the wear and tear of these structures.

A great prescription to remedy this?


Exercise is highly recommended to reduce symptoms that are associated with age and decreased synovial fluid of the joints. Simply put- exercise lubricates the joints. Get up -get moving- feel better!

All exercises can be modified to suit your needs

Not sure about any of this?

Ask us….that is why we are here and love what we do! This is about YOU!

Our goal is to keep you KINETIC and functional to enjoy your day not groan with every movement.


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I’m Listening….


I know… it’s incredible… a picture where I’m not actually talking.

Listening- That I can do.  Mastering the art  of listening takes practice.  It’s part of what we do as health practitioners. These big shoulders of mine are here for a reason- and over the years have had a lot of tears and hugs while listening.

Taking in what your goals, likes, dislikes and needs. Not my needs- but yours.  

Need something? Let’s chat- well you chat – I’ll listen and we can put a plan together…. if not me… my awesome team of collaborators @loudenhealthandwellness




📸@Mohawk at the Fit to Pitch

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Time well spent








So grateful to hear these comments from our clients over the past few weeks.

Is this something you are looking for?

We take pride in ensuring our space is all of the aforementioned qualities.

What makes the Pod a little different?

We are a collaborative Pod with many practitioners BUT only 1 practitioner is there at a time keeping the focus on you.

Is taking that 30-60 minutes of time for you is difficult?

We are here to make sure it is time well spent.

We are booking into May.  Only a few appointments open for this week.














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Guilty.  I’m a hypocrite!

Here is a repost from just over 2 years ago- with same vibes and some more insight.

I had one of those weeks.  I was one minute away from throwing away all screens and devices in my home.  I know…  I know thar that is totally ridiculous and nearly impossible to do.  But I’m not going to lie… I really really wanted to do it.  Can you relate?

Then I realized- HOLD UP- I spend a lot of time posting things on social media, making sure I’m updated and answering texts.  I can’t throw my phone away (I can’t survive), right?  Well, I would survive and again the act of “getting rid of devices” is unrealistic.  I tell my kids, “Enough screens… Find something else to do” and yet, there is my device(s) glued to me.  I am as GUILTY as the kids!

Our children (and adults) navigate through social media with such addictive behaviours.  And once again… I’m guilty of it too.  We, who supposedly have developed our frontal lobes, should be able to say “okay that was 30 minutes of perusing on INSTAGRAM, now time to go for a walk”…..but that takes a lot of effort.

12 years ago (I CAN’T believe this) my friend Bettie and I attempted to start a PLAY IN THE PARK program at our local park. Get kids moving- start the habit of enjoying play outdoors. (https://www.thespec.com/living-story/2084626-child-s-play/). My kids were wee and so my naive self thought- YEP we GOT this.

Well, 12 years later..my kids are teens- they still go for walks (but I have to tell them it’s time) and I force them off the screens.

So let’s help each other out.  It is not easy. Asking kids to go for a walk and unplugging is like asking them to crank out 200 burpees…..wait, I think I’m on to something.

I promise to continue to nag and have my children rebel against my walks.  I will continue this parental behaviour and hopefully, when they are old enough (with fully formed frontal lobes) they will thank me.

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