• 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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  • Ease into a manageable pace for your first few outdoor runs of the season! Now that warmer weather is upon us, here are the 3 tips you hate to hear for enjoying a sustainable season: 1) Don’t go from zero to hero, build capacity gradually. Running efficiently is key. How to start? Start by skipping…

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  • Totum In Action

    By Tim Irvine | Success Story

    Chuck Magwood: Father, Grandfather, Farmer, Winemaker—and More. Chuck is literally client #1 at Totum. Back in the early 90s, Chuck decided he needed some structure to his workouts in order to get the most out of the rest of his life. Wow, has he ever walked the walk! Chuck’s commitment to his own fitness and…

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  • Back to Part 1 How to re-establish proper breathing Exhalation • 90/90 hip bridge with balloon • 4 point stance breathing • Wall reach Inhalation • Straw inhales with awareness of sequencing • Weighted diaphramatic inhales DIY: Test your Breathing Test #1—Vital Lung Capacity • Use tape measure 1″ below sternum • Inhale / exhale • Divide inhale…

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  • “All chronic pain , suffering and disease are caused by a lack of O2 at the cellular level.” —Dr. Arthur C. Guyton, Textbook of Medical Physiology More and more, the health and fitness industry is seeing the value in mindfulness as a way to enrich our lives.  A critical component of mindfulness, if not the…

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  • Can probiotics help your improve your mood, control food cravings and positively affect your mental health? When we hear the term “gut bacteria” or “probiotics” we often think about gut health, and likely bowel movements. Maybe you’ve even heard that having good gut ecology (more good bacteria than bad) will strengthen your immune system. But…

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