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A trainer who lost her will to train – The story of Stephanie


Stephanie, a kinesiologist for Olympe was a teacher for an average of 15 group classes each week. She moved between locations on her bicycle even during winter. When she got a promotion to coordinator of a physical activity center, she had to let go of most of her group class. At that point she did not realize that it would have a negative impact on her physical condition.

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A trainer who lost his will to train


Peter took a year off to realize one of his dreams: go through Asia and South America on his bicycle. Even though he was physically fit biking through 60 to 100 kilometers every day, his muscular capacity was deteriorating.

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Physical activity, exercise and training, what are the differences?


It is common to think that the simple fact that you are pumping weights or that you go out for a run is training. But you need more than a physical activity to consider that what you are doing is training.

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Increase your daily movements quantity


It is a good idea for people of every age groups to adopt a lifestyle that encourages moving daily and plan periods of time where we step out of our comfort zone with a more intense and supported effort. In this article we will present you with different ways to add some movements to your activities, so your day looks more like Joe’s and less like Ann’s (see image below) and doing so, decrease your sedentary levels to less than ¼ of your day.

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Would my employees benefit from a training program?


Maybe you are wondering if a service of custom-training program for your teams is pertinent, or if it would benefit them at home or at work. This article should help you to see the different options!

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5 body weight exercises to do at home


We are proposing five exercises to do at home and will work on each muscle group of your body for a complete training and a short amount of time spent. For each of them, try to do 15 repetitions and do the sequence three times.

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5 common sports wardrobe mistakes


Be it to go for a walk during winter, playing outside with the kids, playing on the living room carpet with the kids or for a serious training, all activities can justify an appropriate attire. Considering the multiple options available and the different qualities let’s review together the five most common mistakes about sports clothing.

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Training in the evening: Why not do it outside?


Experts constantly say it, moving has great benefits for health. But did you know that doing physical activities outside is even more beneficial? Here are some proofs:

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Sebastien, kinesiologist at Olympe since 2006


I have been part of the Olympe family as a kinesiologist for the better part of the last 14 years. What I like the most about the health and well-being in the workplace is that it is where I can reach a maximum of peoples at the same time.

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What is Pilates and what are its benefits?

By Ava Khaksar
Olympe Kinesiologist

Pilates is a sport based on the knowledge of one’s body through kinesitherapy exercises. Pilates is based on four fundamental principles: breathing, movement control, center of strength and the fluidity and precision of movements. Pilates exercises are often conducted on the ground and require both mental and physical concentration. Pilates fits people of all physical condition and age. Here is a look upon the beneficial effects of this activity praised by the media!

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