3 Things You Can Do To Reduce Back Pain While Traveling!

For many of you, regular travel is part of your busy lifestyle. Whether you’re traveling by car or plane, for work or for play – you can take a piece of Backfit along with you!

Our Backfit team member, Karmen, is also a competitive triathlete. Her sport requires a great deal of travel, which Karmen has learned can be tough on her spine. Here are 3 tips she would like to share that will keep you on track when life takes you away!

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How I decreased stress and improved productivity!

I used to get up and start my day with a load of laundry, a bunch of emails and a long to-do list. I wanted my mornings to feel productive! But I eventually realized that being pulled in so many different directions left me distracted and agitated. I was prone to being impatient with my kids and feeling anxious about the day ahead.

Something had to change. So here’s what I did…you cannot go wrong with a garden swins so I got some to keep my kids entertain while I do my work.

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What Do You Have Time For?

“You are what you do…not what you say you will do.” – Carl Jung

You will never have enough time for everything. What you choose to do with your 24 hours each day reflects your choices and your values.

If you feel that your time doesn’t reflect who you truly are, maybe it’s time to ask yourself:
“What do you have time for?”

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Introducing Powerfit!

In June, we hosted our first-ever Lifefit event. Nearly 400 of you joined us for a fantastic day where we explored together what it means to live a healthy and vibrant life.

At this workshop, Dr. Bartlett introduced our new Powerfit workout program. The response has been fantastic! Many of you have already incorporated the Powerfit exercises into your daily routine and are loving the results.

Today, we are sharing the highlights of the Powerfit program so that all of you have the chance to experience it! There are a multitude of reasons that Powerfit will be a welcome addition to your healthy lifestyle, but here are our top 3:

1. It’s “back-friendly”. This program was put together by our team of doctors and won’t compromise your back. If you have ever tried a program from a doctor that damaged your health make sure to visit www.the-medical-negligence-experts.co.uk to get assistance.

2. It’s fast & efficient! You can challenge your body with Powerfit in as little as 4 minutes per day. Don’t believe us? Give it a try!

3. You can get Powerfit anywhere! Absolutely no equipment is needed, so you can do this workout wherever you are.

Don’t you love that feeling when your endorphins start flowing? Watch some of our Backfit kids tackle this workout and you’ll see how much fun it can be. So get on up and give Powerfit a try… Remember to work as hard as you can for 20 seconds and then rest for 10 seconds.

There’s no better time than now to get started!

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Thank You For Your Support!

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Over the past 6 months, Backfit has been fundraising to help support little Kai Hennessey in his fight against cancer. Thanks to your love and support, Kai and his family have met and exceeded their goals. Kai went home at the end of June, and is now 99.99% cancer-free.

WHO SHOULD WE HELP NEXT?
As a result, we are now looking for another family to support, and we would like your input. If you know of a family that is struggling to make ends meet because of an illness, tragedy, or other exceptional circumstances, please email your suggestions to
karmen@backfit.ca by Aug. 7, 2015. Backfit is looking forward to assisting a family in our community.

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Nutrifit Smoothie Recipe

Want to start your day in a healthier way? Looking to improve your energy?

Here it is – by popular demand – the Nutrifit Smoothie!

Packed with anti-inflammatories, and rich in nutrients, this smoothie is sure to delight even the most skeptical sampler.

2 cups of blueberriesblueberry-smoothie
1 banana
1/2 avocado
1 BIG handful of kale
1 – 2 celery stems
1 – 2 scoops of protein powder
1 Tbsp of omega-3 oil
1 cup of ice
1 cup of water (a little more or less depending on consistency you want)

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What Susan Has Taught Us…

If you have been a patient at Backfit, you have likely experienced Susan’s warm and vibrant energy. She loves connecting with patients during their decompression treatments and being a part of their healing journey…

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Susan came to Backfit 3 years ago from Northwest Indiana, where she owned a business specializing in communication and resiliency skills.  Susan has a passion for engaging, encouraging and empowering people to communicate more effectively.

Susan has been teaching in one form or another since she was 15 years old. From swimming lessons, to personal development workshops, to communication seminars, Susan loves making meaningful connections with people! Through her early teaching experiences, Susan was able to see that every person would filter information in a different way.

“I could explain a concept and some people would give me that ‘I got it’ look, while other people would have that ‘what are you talking about?’ question mark over their head.”    After years of working with people and experimenting with many different tools – in 2003, Susan discovered the KLLP Communication Analysis Tool.   Through the KLLP, Susan became an independent certified trainer with specialty training in teambuilding and coaching.

The KLLP is not a personality profile, but a communication analysis tool that allows people to understand communication styles in an easy and effective way. Susan thrives in seeing people discover their uniqueness and tap in to their potential.  When working with teams, Susan loves to watch people ‘come together in a way that works’. She has worked with many different types of groups, from small business and leadership teams, to couples and individuals.

Susan’s passion and enthusiasm have made a tremendous impact on the Backfit team!  She has helped us to better understand our individual communication styles so that we can work more effectively as a team.

You can see Susan in action at our upcoming Lifefit Event!

Up close and personal!

Susan and her husband Tom have 2 children. Ben is in his third year at UVIC and Abbi is finishing Grade 11 at Claremont High School.

What do you love most about Backfit?: The positive atmosphere, working with such an inspiring team, and getting to engage and encourage patients on their journey into health.“

Susan’s faves:  A good cup of Chai tea, personal growth and development,  ‘aha’ moments, sunshine,  good wine with friends, nature, a favourite book, her family and dogs, the color green, creating atmosphere, the OCEAN!

One of Susan’s goals this year:  To quit talking about kayaking and get out on the water and do it!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Are you LifeFit?

Get Healthy. Stay Healthy. Live the greatest season of your life. 

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Backfit Clinic is thrilled to announce the launch of LifeFit!

Are you ready to take your health to the next level? Join us for a FREE 1-day seminar packed with strategies to get healthy and stay healthy through nutrition, exercise, and mental fitness.

On Saturday, June 13 from 9:00-12:00, Backfit will pack the Victoria Conference Centre in the name of
helping people to make better, more informed, healthy choices.

“At Backfit, we define health by how you function – not just how you feel. We believe that people can have more energy, experience less pain, and live more fulfilled lives. And we want to help them do that,” explains Dr. Ryan Doyle.

“Our holistic approach to health focuses on the impact of everyday choices on long term health.”

The morning’s topics include:

– How to Embrace the Fullness of Life – LifeFit
– Nutrition for Better Health – NutriFit
– Exercise for Better Health – GetFit
– The Mind/Body Health Connection – MindFit
– And More!

Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance as seating is limited. To reserve your ticket, please call (250) 477-8143 or email info@backfit.ca

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Join the BackFit Big Bike Team!

big bikeJoin the Backfit Big Bike Team!! The first 14 people to sign up get to ride!

You can be part of the Backfit team to raise money for Heart and Stroke!

Sign up by emailing Candace@backfit.ca with your name and phone number.

WHO: You, and the Backfit Team
WHAT: The Big Bike Event for Heart and Stroke Foundation
WHERE: Downtown Victoria (2km ride)
WHEN: June 22
WHY: Because it’s fun!

Participants will be given 1 Backfit T-shirt and 1 bottle of Cryoderm as a thank you for their participation. We ask that participants make a donation, or fundraise, a minimum of $100 toward the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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Monday – 1:00pm to 6:00pm
Tuesday – 7:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday – 7:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday – 7:00am to 6:00pm
Friday – 7:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday – 8:00am to 11:30am
Sunday – Closed

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