New ideas from a great weekend!

By Thursday, March 19, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Maybe it's just left over excitement from last weekend, maybe it's my inclination to try something different, maybe it's simply my love of the sport, or maybe it's all three. Regardless, I'm thinking differently about how I'll approach swimming workouts, which will inevitably effect Pilates. This past weekend I went with the St. John's Water Polo ...

Loud noises

By Thursday, March 5, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

This guy knows what I'm talking about. I like to think I'm a fairly calm and relaxed guy. Not much rattles me. Some things did and occassionally still do, but they're becoming fewer and fewer. For example, I used to get incredibly frustrated by the speed at which my brain injury symptoms were improving. I don't ...

Trying another route

By Thursday, February 26, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Like a Detour! But this post isn't about my ebook. It's about neuroplasticity and building new pathways. I've been reading The Brain's Way of Healing, by Norman Doidge. Doidge's first book, The Brain That Changes Itself,  is also a very interesting read that talks about neuroplasticity and how the brain can change. In The Brain's Way of Healing he discusses neuroplasticity ...

Yet another…

By Wednesday, February 18, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

Yet another post of shameless self promotion for my ebook, Detour. This time, my alma mater, Queen's University, is helpng me spread the word! Detour is noted in the 'Book News' section of Queen's Alumni Review magazine's first issue of 2015. In the print edition, the 'Ex libris' section, and mention of my ebook is on page 40. It's not ...

Try

By Thursday, February 12, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

At the beginning of January I wrote that I would like to post more often, so I've set a schedule, kind of.  I've written this blog since 2010, and finding something different to write about has been important. Since I've become more involved with Pilates I've begun writing more and more post about that, but ...

A Great Weekend in Toronto!

By Thursday, February 5, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

As anybody in St. John's knows, Tuesday was a rainy, windy mess of a day, but you wouldn't know it by the inspired group that came to the Parkinson's exercise/Pilates class! A great class, that tried new exercises with enthusiasm! This past week, I didn't teach either of the Pilates classes that I normally teach, ...

It Just Is

By Tuesday, January 27, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

It's an earlier and shorter post than usual this week because I'm heading to Toronto on Wednesday so that I can take another Pilates course on Friday, Swimming Mechanics and Protocols, at Body Harmonics. Before my accident and brain injury I played water polo for eight years and I was just getting into triathlon. I ...

Exercise is Good for the Brain

By Wednesday, January 21, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

This past week's Pilates classes have gone really well! Even though Friday's class was still small, a few more people came than last week, and there was a much bigger turnout for Saturday morning's class! I think they went well, and I've heard good feedback too. The Neuro class at Pony Locale was great again this ...

Room to Grow, Things to Learn

By Thursday, January 15, 2015 0 No tags Permalink 0

During this past week I have had both great classes and great learning experiences. The neuro Pilates/kinesiology class at which I helped (taught by Sarah and Mike) at Pony Locale went really well! The participants showed up in numbers and in spirit! All were very interested in what was being asked and demonstrated and everyone enthusiastically participated. So, ...