An initial meeting is scheduled to discuss goals and health history, as well as to conduct an assessment. We use the Functional Movement Screen (FMS) as an assessment tool to screen for pain with movement, identify asymmetry and imbalance, and evaluate overall movement quality. This provides us with important information that we can use to ensure your training program is tailored to specifically address your needs.
Once this is complete, your trainer will put together a program, which they will then bring with them to your first training session. They will review the program with you, as well as any additional recommendations beyond your training sessions. Sessions are usually 60 minutes in length, give or take a few minutes depending on the nature of your program.
We prioritize movement quality first and foremost, as we firmly believe that it is the most important aspect of your training. Learning how to move well will improve your ability to perform any physical activity, and more importantly, will greatly reduce your injury risk. It’s a vital skill that will serve you as long as you are physically active. Learning new movement patterns, or re-learning old ones can be frustrating to begin with, but it is an investment in the long-term health and well-being of your body.
With that said, we incorporate a varied mix of traditional strength training, bodyweight exercises, and evidence-based core training to help ensure you get strong and fit while learning how to move well. We are able to modify programs and exercise selection based on what equipment is available and what your specific goals are.
BODYTRACE ATHLETE: Carolyn Caskie’s Biggest Accomplishments
Iroquoia Trail Test 50k – 2012 3rd Female overall :: Sulphur Springs 100 miler – 2014 2nd Female overall :: Haliburton Forest 50 k – 2014 2nd Female overall :: Waterloo Marathon – 2015 3rd Female overall :: Creemore Vertical Challenge 50 k – 2015 3rd female overall :: Sulphur Springs 50k – 2015 3rd female overall :: Dirty Girls 6 Hour – 2015 1st female overall
Jim holds diplomas in both Recreation Facilities Management and Massage Therapy from Algonquin College. His additional certifications include:
As a personal trainer and massage therapist, Jim’s specialty is corrective exercise and pre/post-rehab. He is able to incorporate a mix of stretching, mobility, and breathing work designed to minimize injury risk and promote structural balance within the context of traditional strength training and resistance exercise. Read more about Jim and the rest of the BodyTrace team.