Our Philosophy

Pursuing health through exercise can be physically, socially and culturally challenging. Not only is the act of exercise difficult, knowing where to begin and what information is important can be confusing and leave you feeling overwhelmed. It can be difficult to decipher between science and popular culture. Not to mention that pursuing health is a socially loaded topic. Everyone has their opinion developed from various sources of media or what worked for them.

 

In this environment how can you navigate and find your own road to lasting change that works for you?

Real growth happens in the process not in the destination

After a decade in the fitness industry we’ve determined that to help people navigate the media’s contradictory messages, we need an approach that is rooted is concrete science and principles that our experience tells us work. While we understand the desire to find the perfect exercise routine or diet we know that these concepts are mythical and that no one program works for everyone.

A radical approach to health

Our work is a radical approach to what it means to pursue health through physical activity, exercise and nutrition. Our approach is a strengths-based, scientifically grounded model informed by shame resilience theory, relational-cultural theory and self-compassion working with the principles of Health At Every Size, Intuitive Eating and Body Trust.

We Believe

We are the experts on exercise but YOU are the expert on YOU

exercise is very important to your wellbeing but should only a part of a well-rounded health and self-care program.

Exercise is about more than physical appearance. It’s about how you feel inside your own skin.

Exercise is not just about physical fitness. It’s about developing a growth mindset and building resilience. All of which are greatly enhanced in a compassionate environment.

a compassionate and inclusive lens will change the world for everyone

Healing your relationship with your body is vital to well-being.

Whole health and you as a whole person

the road to better health rests within you

The first step is to know what you want from your health and why. Knowing your health goals may not be a simple task; yet it is an important step toward reaching your full potential. Living life fully and optimizing health and wellbeing goes beyond not being sick; it means understanding what matters to you and looking at all aspects in life that contribute to a sense of well-being.

COMPONENTS OF PROACTIVE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING for whole health

All of the areas in the circle are important. They are all connected. Improving one area can benefit other areas in your life and influence your overall physical, emotional, and mental health and well-being. The human body and mind have tremendous healing abilities and we can strengthen these healing abilities.

YOU

The centre represents you, your values and what really matters to you. Being in a state of mindful awareness helps you see what matters to you.

Self-care

These are the circumstances and choices you make in your everyday life. This includes exercise, sleep hygiene, nutrition and other intentional health habits.

Professional Care

This may include tests, medications, supplements, surgeries, examinations, treatments, counselling. This also includes complementary approaches such as acupuncture and mind-body therapies.

Community

The outer ring represents the people and groups to whom you are connected.

Your challenge

Why you want health, and your personal health goals

You are the expert on you! The first and most important step in creating your roadmap to your healthiest life is to step back from your health concerns, and think about your life.

What really matters to you?

Why do you want or need your health?

we’re here to help. 

We’ll work with you to identify your unique approach for health and wellness.