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                    Frosty & Fabulous 2012
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Welcome to Bikini Boot Camp News - our way of keeping in touch with you!  It is our goal to keep you informed and up to date on the latest fitness news and what is going on with the company.
I prayed for change, so I changed my mind.
I prayed for guidance and learned to trust myself.
I prayed for happiness and realized I am not my ego.
I prayed for peace and learned to accept others unconditionally.
I prayed for abundance and realized my doubt kept it out.
 

Programs are open online! 


Join us for Frosty & Fabulous (Jan/Feb) and Jump Start to Spring (Mar/Apr) Programs!
To register www.bikinibootcamp.ca

2 & 3 day per week programs
Beginner & Intermediate programs
Post natal programs
Ab Intelligence! Workouts

Fire up your Fabulous! Women's Symposium
Sunday Feb 26th 9-12pm
Mount Royal University

  FUYF logo   Danielle Laporte

 

If you have never heard Danielle LaPorte speak, now is your chance!  She will change your world!  

 

Danielle LaPorte is the author of the forthcoming book The Fire Starter Sessions: A Soulful + Practical Guide for Creating Success on Your Own Terms. An inspirational speaker, former think tank exec and business strategist, she is the creator of the online program The Spark Kit: A Digital Experience for Entrepreneurs and co-author of Your Big Beautiful Book Plan. Over a million visitors have gone for her straight-up advice on DanielleLaPorte.com, a site that has been deemed "the best place on-line for kick-ass spirituality."  

 

Since 2004 Bikini Boot Camp has created a space for women to be inspired. The success of our seminar series has encouraged us to take the educational component of our company to the next level. 2012 will launch our 1st annual women's symposium highlighting the amazing talent of empowering women the nation has to offer. 

 

Your morning includes;
World renowned presenters that will inspire & educate

Spa-like setting to pamper; with chair massages and mini mani/pedis
Delicious healthy snacks and beverages
Our fabulous things gift bag filled with over $100 worth of product

Prizes such as Bikini Boot Camp Retreat at Lake Louise
Charitable giving

Ticket price $110
 
To purchase tickets visit www.bikinibootcamp.ca and click on the schedules page.  Here you will find the symposium.

Questions? email info@bikinibootcamp.ca.  We'd love to help!
The importance of pelvic neutral- Dr. Lindsay

The most important concept of spinal stability is pelvic neutral (aka functional neutral). Pelvic neutral cannot be accomplished without first achieving full pelvic range of motion through pelvic tilts. Pelvic tilts allow you to become aware of pelvic movement and then pelvic neutral in order to retrain your normal.   

 

True core initiation begins in the position of pelvic neutral. For the core to achieve full activation, the pelvis must maintain a biomechanically neutral position. The majority of core muscles either originate or insert on the pelvis. To function efficiently, the muscles must be at their optimal length. When the pelvis is in neutral or its normal anatomical position, the musculature is in its most efficient and functional position. Pelvic tilts will take your pelvis through its complete range of motion.

 

Several joints are required to move to create proper pelvic motion. The most important to note are those that make up your pelvis (both left and right sacroiliac (SI) joints and the symphysis pubis). Improper movement in any of these joints negatively influences our body's ability to properly stabilize our spine.   

 

Posture is a simple way to identify joint restriction or dysfunction.

  • From the front, is one hip higher than the other? This indicates pelvic rotation and joint restriction.
  • From the side, does your belly protrude and your butt stick out? This indicates increased anterior pelvic tilt which increases stress on the lumbar spine and SI joints resulting in restrictions.

Pelvic Tilts

Begin by lying on your back, knees bent and feet on the ground. Draw an imaginary line through your hips. All movement rotates around this axis.

 

Anterior Pelvic Tilt: Increase the curve of your low back by pushing your butt bones (ischial tuberosities) into the floor. Your tummy moves forward and space is created between your low back and the ground. If you experience pain it indicates your joints aren't functioning properly and a Chiropractic treatment is highly recommended. Always complete pain free movement.

 

Posterior Pelvic Tilt: Tuck your bum under and flatten your back. Your pubic bone will move forward and your back will lie against the ground. Again, complete pain free movement.

 

 ant pelvic tilt      post pelvic tilt

 

The movement between these 2 end points is the functional range of your pelvis. The middle position between anterior pelvic tilt and posterior pelvic tilt is your pelvic neutral (aka functional neutral). Proper joint motion and pelvic neutral is the foundation of all spinal stability and spinal stabilization exercises. Once achieved, this position should be maintained throughout your day in any position you are in and during all movement. This includes seated and standing.

 

Pelvic tilts should always be performed in a pain free range. Why? Pain is an indicator that something is functioning incorrectly and changes the way our body moves. It alters the sensory input our body receives which then alters the output of motor control and teaches us improper movement. But can improper function occur without pain? Of course it can! Pain is typically one of the last signals our body sends out to tell us something is wrong.

Attitude of Gratitude

Gratitude 

 

How many of us spend time in gratitude?  It is a true art to everyday practice being thankful for what we have. Eckhart Tolle speaks of how being grateful can help an individual achieve their goals. You might wonder what achieving your dreams/goals/vision has to do with gratitude- Everything! When we are always living for tomorrow, we cannot appreciate any of the wonderful people, things and events in our life today. Spend more time being grateful, all kinds of wonderful things will begin to happen.

 

Action: Write down 20 things you are grateful for and review it/read it out loud either first thing in the morning or just before bed.   
Team Bikini Race Training 2012

nike 2010 darla 

 

 

Join us for these fabulous events or come train with us for a race of your choice. We will get you where you want to be and have alot of fun along the way!

 

RMSC Women's Run- Canmore, AB (12wks)

**This race is sold out to the public and we have 20 spots reserved for Bikini Boot Camp for the 12km run/walk!

Training starts: Feb 19, 2012

Race date: May 12, 2012

 

Banff-Jasper Relay (12wks)

Training starts: March 11, 2012

Relay date: June 2, 2012

 

Calgary Women's Run (8wks)

Training starts: TBA

Race date: TBA (not posted yet)

 

Run for the Cure (8wks)

Training starts: Aug 5, 2012

Race date: Sept 30, 2012 

 

Nike Women's Run- San Fransisco (12wks) TBA 

Training starts: July 22, 2012

Race date: tentatively Oct 14, 2012

  
 
In This Issue
Programs are online!
Fire up your Fabulous! Women's Symposium
Dr. Lindsay- pelvic neutral
Attitude of Gratitude
Team Bikini Race Training 2012
Ask Dr. Lindsay
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Retreat!
Team Bikini in Los Angeles
Past events
Social Media
Ask Dr. Lindsay
As a Chiropractor and Personal Trainer I am many women's link between function and performance.  And have helped women reach their goals pain free because proper movement is key.  Email me your questions.  I'd love to help you! 

lindsay@bikinibootcamp.ca 

 

To book an appointment with Dr. Lindsay call 403.247.9301 or email info@lifestyleswg.com  

 

Dr. Lindsay Nealon 

Psst! Save the date!

Our popular fitness weekend in partnership with The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is back April 13, 14 & 15, 2012.  Details coming next week!

2011 lake louise sleigh ride  
Team Bikini Rocked
Los Angeles!

Congratulations to Team Bikini who ran the Rock and Roll 1/2 Marathon in LA, Oct 2011.  We had a lot of laughs and...
RocknRoll marathon

bret michaels la 2011...we met a few stars along the way.  Hello Bret Michaels! 
Past events

Congratulations to everyone who has completed so many races these past few seasons!


We rocked the pathways at the Calgary Women's Run

Team Bikini

Water station 

Weyburn's Opportunity Road Race was a huge success!  Great job Sarah!

Olympia race

Bikini Boot Camp was represented at the CIBC run for the cure.

run for the cure 2011

Bikini Boot Camp's 6th Annual Bras for a Cause workout was a ton of fun!

2011 bras for a cause

Lindsay & Dawn present at Christmas in Nov, Jasper Park Lodge.

CIN

 

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