• On Saturday October 13th, Totum welcomed the North Toronto Huskies Basketball program for a two-hour session of exercise and training workshops. We had over 50 participants aged 10-12 and the programming was partnered with Fast and Female, a non-profit organization that brings female Olympians together with young female athletes. These athletes are inspired to pursue…

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  • Determined to get back into the swing of things after a busy summer? Ready to hit the trails on a beautiful crisp morning? Inspired to start a running routine before the winter months? Here are my top “return-to-running” tips that will help keep you injury-free: 1. Start slowly! If it has been weeks or months…

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  • Did you know that you have an internal GPS? It allows you to orient yourself in space, respond to changes in the environment, and move through life. Running, picking up your kids, lifting weights, balancing, and even resiliency to stress are affected by this mapping function of the brain. Better maps result in better movement…

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  • What, Why, and How You Can Benefit from FST When Starting or Continuing Your Fitness and Health Regimen You may have heard about Fascial Stretch Therapy, or FST, and no, it is not stretching of the face. Or, perhaps you have been looking to add another tool to your toolbox when it comes to getting…

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  • New Online Training Resource

    By Totum Life Science | Resources, Tips

    In conjunction with Trainer +, a Toronto based fitness tech firm, Totum has developed an excellent resource for exercise selection. The Totum ExerGuide is an app with an incredible selection of exercises from the basics to important post rehabilitation work. It includes: • a library of over 1,000 exercises • hi-def video demonstrations • techniques and common…

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  • If Man Invented the Wheel, Woman Invented Spinning

    By Daniel Scott Byrne and Shelby Pilot | Meet a Totumite

    The past, present, and future of RPM Stationary Cycling Early mornings at 2 Roxborough Street East aren’t your typical wake-up-and-smell-the-coffee days. In fact, they’re quite the opposite. At 6:10 am sharp, ambient beats flood the area as early risers eagerly make their way into Totum’s spin studio. Spin bikes are aligned in front of mirrors…

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  • Juicing Your Way to Health

    By Andrea Sherwood Fairborn | Tips

    To curb the summer heat, many of us turn to juicing or pulping for refreshment and hydration. Juicing is an easy way to assimilate all the vitamins and minerals that would normally take an hour to digest after eating fruits and vegetables. Our bodies can uptake the powerful enzymes and phytochemicals from juiced veggies and…

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  • Summer is in full swing, and that means more barbecues, food festivals and eating out. It may also mean more digestive upset, and in particular, bloating. We’ve all experienced it at some point—when your stomach feels enlarged or swollen and may be accompanied by excessive gas. While bloating can be a symptom of a serious…

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  • There are two main divisions to our nervous system: the sympathetic and parasympathetic. There is also a third known as the enteric system, but for clarity’s sake, we’ll leave that division out of this conversation. Fight or Flight? Or Rest and Digest? Our sympathetic nervous system is our “fight or flight” response, which is the…

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  • Youth Training. when done correctly, can make a huge difference in athlete performance and resistance to injury. Registration is now open for our 2018 summer youth performance camp running from Aug 13–17. This year we will be returning to the York School Senior school for the morning portion of the day and then complete the day…

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