One of the biggest mistakes I see men and women make in the gym is getting too caught up in the aesthetic focus of fitness. Of course it’s great to look good, but not when it comes at the expense of more important physical attributes like health and mobility.

During your twenties, you can get away with a gung-ho attitude to personal training: your body recovers rapidly, and it’s still benefiting from the natural flexibility you had during childhood. As the years pass, even basic movements like squats & lunges can become difficult.

Men often suffer from ‘it won’t happen to me’ syndrome – but it will. Sorry guys! Trust me, I’ve learned the hard way as a women myself –

Mobility and flexibility used to be a blind spot for me – but then I noticed my body suffering and tweaked my workouts to address the problem. Don’t make the same mistake.

As a Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor, Registered Kinesiologist and Wellness Coach, I know the importance of fundamentals movement. I always, always encourage my clients to remove their shoes during their session. They now are adapted and building strength using PIGA #footwear in training and absolutely love the results!