Thursday
Jun162016

Meghan's Testimonial

 

  

I have been competing since 2013 in fitness model and figure, and only last year did I make the switch into NPAA. My first show was a breeze diet wise, but little did I know I was entering a dangerous downward spiral including very severe metabolic damage.

 

After my last show May 2015, I made a commitment to myself to take as much time as I needed fromthe stage to recover my metabolism and make sure I was in a healthy place before even considering leaning down that far again. I thought I was doing everything right, I switched over to a good nutritionist, I was eating all of the right “bodybuilding” foods, and killing myself each day in the gym trying to maintain my physique and make the improvements I wanted. I even started powerlifting so I could add more muscle and lift heavy all while hoping to reverse this metabolic damage I have to deal with now. I steadily gained weight over the past year and when it came down to competing for powerlifting, I needed to simply drop 5 pounds to hit my weight class. Sounds easy enough, but not for me. My weight did not budge regardless of the lower calories or increased cardio.

 

Lucky for me, Wendy and Kevin approached me with the idea of doing a food sensitivity test which they do out of their office. When I looked over the results with them, turns out all of the foods I have been eating the past 3 YEARS are foods that do not respond well with my body. In fact, they were off the charts. Now I am dedicating this next month to avoiding those foods and seeing how my body feels. If it hadn’t been for them, I would never have thought to get this test done and found out that all of the foods I eat multiple times a day are foods I should be staying away from.

 

Wendy and Kevin genuinely care about all of the people who cross paths with them and all of the competitors who compete with them. I highly recommend all competitors get this test done and see for themselves what foods are best suited for their bodies.

 

Meghan Trebilco

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING

Thursday
Jun022016

Shaunacee's Testimonial

"Fall in love with the progress and the results will show." 


This is a quote that I hold on very close too, that I use to remind myself everyday, and now truly believe I live everyday. 
 
Wendy has not only helped me reach my goals in fitness, but has helped me create a healthier lifestyle overall. Throughout my entire career of athletics and sports, I have never had so much ambition and determination as I do today.  
 
I had reached out to Wendy at the beginning of the new year with a goal to compete in a fitness competition. Without hesitation she had taken me underneath her wing. With her words of wisdom and encouragement, she has helped me pursue that goal of competing at that next level of high intensity fitness.  
With her knowledge for the organization, and passion for the sport, she has undoubtably inspired me to be my very best! I have completely grown into a more healthy, energized, enjoyable lifestyle that I love! Throughout the weeks of meal prep and training my ambition and confidence grew more and more.  
 
This journey through meal prep and dieting has been amazing. I have learnt so much about myself, and how disciplined I can be with my diet.  I have gained nothing but confidence and happiness!  With Wendy always challenging me, and with my ambition to do so, I will accomplish anything I set my mind too!
 
I would truly like to thank Wendy and the rest team Endurance for changing my life!  
Monday
May022016

What is Kinesiotaping? What does it do?

Kinesio Taping gives support and stability to your joints and muscles without affecting circulation and range of motion. It is also used for Preventive Maintenance, Edema, and to treat pain.

Kinesio Taping is a technique based on the body’s own natural healing process. This Kinesio Taping exhibits its efficacy through the activation of neurological and circulatory systems. This method basically stems from the science of Kinesiology, hence the name “Kinesio”. Muscles are not only attributed to the movements of the body but also control the circulation of venous and lymph flows, body temperature, etc. Therefore, the failure of the muscles to function properly induces various kinds of symptoms.

Consequently, so much attention was given to the importance of muscle function that the idea of treating the muscles in order to activate the body’s own healing process came about. Using an elastic tape, it was discovered that muscles and other tissues could be helped by outside assistance. Employment of Kinesio Taping creates a totally new approach to treating nerves, muscles, and organs. The first application of Kinesio Taping was for a patient with articular disorders.

For the first 10 years, orthopedists, chiropractors, acupuncturists and other medical practitioners were the main users of Kinesio Taping. Soon thereafter, Kinesio Taping was used by the Japanese Olympic volleyball players and word quickly spread to other athletes. Today, Kinesio Taping is used by medical practitioners and athletes around the world.

The Kinesio Taping Method is applied over muscles to reduce pain and inflammation, relax overused tired muscles, and to support muscles in movement on a 24hr/day basis. It is non-restrictive type of taping which allows for full range of motion.

In contrast, traditional sports’ taping is wrapped around a joint strictly for stabilization and support during a sporting event obstructing the flow of bodily fluids as an UNDESIRABLE side-effect.

Kinesio Tape is used for anything from headaches to foot problems and everything in between. Examples include: muscular facilitation or inhibition in pediatric patients, carpal tunnel syndrome, lower back strain/pain (subluxations, herniated disc), knee conditions, shoulder conditions, hamstring, groin injury, rotator cuff injury, whiplash, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis, patella tracking, pre and post surgical edema, ankle sprains, athletic preventative injury method, and as a support method.

Our Physiotherapist, Hilary McDermott, Msc PT, has also completed courses in taping, which she often uses as an adjunct to her treatment.

Click HERE to book an appointment with Hilary today!


 

Monday
May022016

Rob's Testimonial

 

My experience with endurance has been life changing to say the least. Through Dr Ashbys nutrition plan and encouraging guidance, I've lost 25 lbs in 8 weeks. My workouts have been getting stronger as well. I lift more weight, run faster and am swimming stronger than I ever have before. Even after 2 full iron triathlons I could not achieve the level of fitness I have begun experiencing now. Dr Kevin Ashby really has shown me the key elements missing in my fitness plan and I certainly am keen to keep going and finding out what body's full potential is!

- Robert Crawford

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Friday
Apr012016

Congrats To Our First Online New Year New You Challenge Winner!

Congratulations to our first New Year New You challenge winner!!


An incredible kickstart to a healthier 2016, Kari Lynn lost over 37 cm in 6 weeks and got her health and fitness back on track.

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summer challenge! 

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