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À vos masques, prêts, bougez! Kick-off: Get Moving with Us for the Breakfast Club of Canada!


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Born of the initiative of three of Québec’s leading fitness enterprises that care about Quebecers’ health, À vos masques, prêts, bougez! is a virtual run organized to raise funds for the Breakfast Club of Canada while encouraging children to achieve their full potential and inviting Quebecers to move despite the (de)confinement imposed onto them by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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Maintain a healthy and active lifestyle while working from home


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By Alexandra Fournier-Gonthier
Olympe Kinesiologist

One of the biggest problems from working at home is inactivity. Our main reaction to a busy workload is to sit for as long as possible until the task is done. Before you know it, hours have gone by and you have not moved from your chair.

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The Social Courage to Exercise


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By Stéphanie Boivin
Olympe Kinesiologist

I was inspired to write this article by a participant in the last Fitness-Ballet class I gave in one of our Olympe centers.

She did not know anybody in the group and had no idea what to expect from a class with a name like Fitness-Ballet. Would she be the only one who had never done ballet? Would she have the physical strength, the flexibility or the coordination needed for such an activity? Would she feel ridiculous?

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Dynamic vs. Isometric Exercises: What’s their Use?


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By Ava Khaksar
Olympe kinesiologist

Kinesiologists often talk about two different types of exercises: “isometric” exercises and “dynamic” exercises. Each of those categories has its own, specific characteristics, particularities and benefits. As a complement to each other, isometric and dynamic exercises are normally combined within a training program according to the goals pursued.

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Varied Activities for Varied Spheres


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If many companies still haven’t undertook actions related to health and wellness, many other businesses are well-advanced in the implementation of their program.

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Is there a physical ability that you can’t train?


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By Stéphanie Boivin
Olympe kinesiologist

The main reasons to engage in physical activity are already well-numerous and extremely varied. Some people train to gain muscles, some do it to evacuate stress. Some target performance, others think of their health, first. I suggest we look at two uncommon advantages to practice physical activities.

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Enjoying Fresh Air


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Summer is the perfect timing to bring our indoor activities outside! It is also a good moment to learn about new activities either made unavailable or unappealing by winter. Here are some of them:

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Keeping Your Good Habits, Even on Vacation


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Vacation has arrived, it is now time to relax! Sun, beach, camping, terrace and BBQ are the lot of many vacationers. The panoply of summer activities allows us to forget our routine for a few weeks, which is an excellent thing. However, even with the erased structure of the vacation, some habits deserve to stay, like fitness training! Here are some ways you can move without feeling that you are dragging your routine into your vacation.

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