Although I’ve been working in the reahab/health and fitness field for 18 years, I started Louden Kinetics classes 10 years ago with the simple act of helping a friend. She was a new mom with two small children (a good thing) and a baby with debilitating back pain (not so good). The back pain was preventing her from being able to do simple daily things. But she couldn’t find a fitness program that would help her get stronger to be able to manage. It all just hurt.
One day in the schoolyard she was at her breaking point. I suggested we work together and devised a simple solution: movement. Targeted, thoughtful movement tailored to her abilities in the form functional fitness classes. There were ups and downs along the way, but 10 years later she is still coming to class and her back pain is under control. Best of all, she can keep up with her kids, feels strong and is not in pain. You should see her rhyme off pushups and one-arm burpees!
Finding a health and fitness professional to work with isn’t an easy task – I know that. In addition to training and experience, you need to work with someone you connect with and trust. Someone who “gets” you and can motivate you. But, before you can figure that out, you need to know how qualified your trainer is.
I don’t think a list of credentials or experiences should ever be “it”. I’m always learning – looking for new ideas, sharing best practices and listening. Yup, a lot of listening equals a lot of learning. If there is something in particular you want to know about my experience, please do ask me.
Here’s a snapshot of my credentials:
Health and Wellness can be intimidating. Confusing. And full of conflicting information. Our approach is different because it’s based on the whole person.
With regards to the fitness we focus on functional fitness. Functional fitness is exercise that integrates many muscle movements as opposed to working them in isolation at the gym. And it’s how your body moves in everyday life, whether it’s chasing your kids or chasing your dream on the roads, the trails or in a pool. We are just training for an event or one sport – we’re training for life.
Take a look at the others who have joined a community collaboration to help keep you healthy (inside and out)!
Here is the list and bio’s of the Loud’n Health and Wellness Team:
Erin is a Registered Psychotherapist with 15 years of counselling experience. Erin gets most excited about helping people reconnect to their best selves. She is intentional in moving beyond the problem, and finding lightness and joy in her sessions. Both professionally and personally, Erin has had a long-standing relationship with mindfulness and meditation, and appreciates how helpful it can be for people struggling with everything from stress to anxiety to chronic pain.
Callie Parsons Registered Massage Therapist.
With an array of knowledge from my years in the running and triathlon community, I provide a unique perspective on muscular imbalances and functional fitness. I’ve witnessed first hand the stress that performance training has on the body, and the need to regain balance, and return to function. It was while studying Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario that I sought out a Massage Therapist for a recurring injury, and was impressed by the practical knowledge of the Therapist; it changed my career path and set me off on a new life direction.
My love of fitness continues today, I can be found swimming, riding the trails, climbing the stairs or doing fitness in the park. I strive to teach people about their bodies, and incorporate this awareness into my Massage Therapy practice. If you are a seasoned athlete, or developing overuse injuries from work related stresses, I enjoy putting the pieces together to help create an idea of imbalance and dysfunction.
As an active member of the College, I have participated in accredited TMJ workshops, Advanced Joint Mobilization clinics and Integrated Neuromuscular Facilitation Courses.
I look forward to meeting you, and hearing your story.
We also offer services provided by Physiotherapy, Acupuncture and Dietitian and their respective clinics!