Foam Roller Heaven

Here at Continuum, we’ll occasionally end workouts with a few minutes of rolling out tight muscles on the foam roller.  We’ll often use it as part of our own workout regime and enjoy ending the day with rolling out the back, IT bands and glutes.  Here is my new favourite foam roller stretch:

Lie on the foam roller vertically, with your hips and head resting on the foam roller.  Your back should be supported on the roller.  Place your arms out to the sides with your palms facing up.  Most will feel a nice release through the chest and shoulders.  Many who try this want to stay for a while!  I call it foam roller heaven.  I’ve you have a foam roller at home or at your gym, give this one a try and let us know what you think.

Also, tune it to Rogers Daytime (cable 22) this Thursday at 11 am.  Continuum Fitness will be featured on the show!

Attention all Runners!

Here at Continuum Fitness, we’re big supporters of I2p, Impossible2possible.com.  The amazing Solefit Orthotics team is once again offering Running Without Boundaries, an inspirational, educational and motivational Running Seminar in support of  impossible2Possible.  It will be taking place on Saturday June 16th, 2012 – that’s this Saturday!

The venue will again be the Ottawa Convention Centre and will be an all day event with lots of great speakers and topics along with fantastic giveaways and exhibits.  Guest speakers will include Ray ZahabMarshall UlrichJohn ZahabDave McMahonDonna Davis, and the SoleFit team!  What amazing talent!  If you haven’t had the opportunity to hear Ray and Marshall speak, you’re in for a big treat!  Doors will open at 8:30am and will run from 9am to 5pm.  Tickets can be purchased here (www.solefitorthotics.com)  using your PayPal account, credit card or can be bought at SoleFit Orthotics in Ottawa with cash or cheque only.  Ticket price is $75 prior to June 14th (midnight).  There are only 350 seats available so don’t wait too long to sign up!