OZone Post5 Target areas for your massage ball

By: Chris Walker; ACSM- CPT and Christa Norgren; RYT 200 YACEP, CFES-GF, PT & Yoga Master Trainer – YogaFit A massage ball is just that – a great massage without the expensive bill at the end! Every day we subject our bodies to overwork and stress. Massage is an effective tool that can be used Read More >>

OZone Post4 Ways Yoga Is a Beneficial Cross-Training Activity

Christa Norgren Richmond Oval Personal Trainer; E-RYT 200 YACEP, CFES-GF, PT & Yoga; Master Trainer, YogaFit Exercise execution – A yoga practice is typically performed with slow steady movements. If we apply the science and physics of exercise to yoga, (the foundations of YogaFit training), we have to move well to be safe and effective. It is Read More >>

OZone Post5 Ways to Reduce Low Back Pain

By Tim Ong BCAK-RK, BSc, BCRPA- PT These are my top 5 suggestions, in no particular order, for ways to reduce low back pain.  I find that it’s always worthwhile to try the easy fixes first rather than jumping to conclusions. Get off that Chair Sitting for extended periods of time usually enhances lower back Read More >>

OZone PostDecember’s Member Spotlight

Meet Carol & Tim Sargeant! What brought you to the Oval? What made you choose the Oval? We first came to the Oval because we were intrigued by the idea of actually skating on an Olympic Oval. Following the Olympics and soon after the conversion of the facility, Tim became a member to take advantage Read More >>

OZone PostFit for The Holidays

Gobble Gobble Can you hear? Christmas turkey will soon be near!   Sometimes it’s difficult for us to make time for fitness. Here are some helpful tips to keep you on track as the holiday season approaches: Get Moving – The holidays can be a busy time for people. Make staying active your first priority. Read More >>

OZone PostFall Fitness Programs

Still time to register for Fall Fitness Programs Pilates Reformer Monday 6:15pm and Friday 9:15am classes available starting Nov 13 4 sessions Member $108, Non-Member $120 Register Here Super Sandbag Training Nov 5 – Dec 10, Thursdays 7:00 – 8:00pm 6 sessions Member $84, Non-Member $96   Drop-in: $18 Register Here Yoga for Children & Youth Read More >>

OZone PostApril’s Movement of the Month: Abdominal Roll Out

Benefit: This exercise will help strengthen your core and shoulders. It can be performed with a variety of equipment such as the abs wheel, stability ball, TRX, or Olympic Bar Starting Position: Starting from a kneeling position, activate your glutes and abdominals. Keep your shoulders back and down while maintaining a neutral spine. Movement: Roll out Read More >>

OZone PostEndurance or Intensity: The Optimal Way to Burn Fat

As a fitness professional for close to 15 years, I have prescribed many fat-burning programs for individuals of varying fitness levels. I have also encountered of alternate fat-loss strategies that at times have impressed me, but other times have left me shaking my head! It is not within my scope of practice to discuss nutritional-based Read More >>