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CKA encourages everyone to share information and latest news related to Kinesiology and its field of practice in Canada. One may get ideas to enhance and to promote kinesiology. Read all about it here!

 

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Deux documents de référence en sport au Québec

Two reference documents in sport in Quebec are now available! 

"Fundamentals of Sports Practice in Quebec

"Development of sports talent

Do not hesitate to consult them!

 

Mark your Calendar for National Health and Fitness Day, Saturday June 1st 2019

Get Ready to GET UP, GET OUT and GET ACTIVE On National Health and Fitness Day, Saturday June 1st 2019

CKA ACK encourages Kinesiologists to take part in National Health and Fitness Day by organizing an event, to reach out to meet people ready to be active. Kinesiologists across Canada will join in activities in their communities.

Promotional material can be found on CKA Website: NHFD

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CKA / ACK Notice of Meeting - 2019 AGM & 2018 Annual Report

Pursuant to the Bylaw, the Board of Directors of the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance-Alliance Canadienne de Kinésiologie hereby serves notice that an annual general meeting will be conducted via teleconference on Thursday, May 9th, 2019 at 20hrs (Eastern Time).

As space may be limited by technology, members and affiliated kinesiologists wishing to participate are kindly asked to contact the CKA/ACK at info@cka.ca or 844-KINESIO to register .

The Annual Report for your review

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CALL FOR NOMINATION

Call for nomination : before March 18th 2019. The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance/Alliance canadienne de kinésiologie (CKA/ACK) is currently accepting curriculum vitae (CVs) for individuals interested in joining our Board of Directors. All CVs will be considered; however preference will be given to those that meet the selection criteria including the following:

Details: Application Form

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Canadian Family Physician is promoting kinesiologists

Exercise specialists should be members of our health care team

The radiograph in Figure 1 belongs to a 57-year-old teacher who, owing to a knee injury as a teenager, has lived with knee pain for most of her adult life. ....The most important change while she was wait-listed was that she began to exercise under the care and guidance of experts, and it is time that we include these experts, such as kinesiologists, on our allied health care teams.

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The OKA is collaborating on the development of a tool for its members

Ontario – January 24, 2019 – The  Ontario Kinesiology Association (OKA) is pleased to announce a collaboration with Hexfit !

Moreover, we will have features and exclusive discounts dedicated to the member of the OKA!

Through this collaboration, OKA and Hexfit will team up to promote the interest of Ontario kinesiologists. This is an advancement for kinesiologists as both parties work to develop tools to support practicing kinesiologists.

This partnership is made possible because of Canadian Kinesiology Alliance introducing its national partner Hexfit to OKA, to offer the best available tools - the best membership benefits to Kinesiologist.

Learn more on this collaboration : http://www.myhexfit.com/…/oka-ontario-kinesiology-associat…/

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Health Canada launches new Canada’s Food Guide

It is with great pleasure that we announce that on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, unveiled the new and completely refreshed Canada’s Food Guide that outlines the foundation for healthy eating in Canada.

The Food Guide is no longer a one-size-fits-all print document, but is now a mobile-responsive web application with new resources that provide Canadians, policy-makers and health professionals with information and up-to-date advice on eating well. 

Later in 2019, Health Canada will be releasing Canada’s Healthy Eating Pattern for health professionals and policy makers. Canada’s Healthy Eating Pattern will provide more specific guidance on amounts and types of foods, as well as life stage guidance.

Please explore the new Canada’s Food Guide and share this news.

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The 2018 National Kinesiology Week reaches 1 million people for a second year!

As part of the National Kinesiology Week, presented by Hexfit, from November 12-18th 2018, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) reached 1 million people for a second year. In an effort to foster better collaboration between various health groups, the CKA  is proud to have supported initiatives such as the World Diabetes Day held on November 14 and of the Osteoporosis Month in November. Our thanks are extend to all who participated, Kins, PKAs, Partners for their active and ongoing participation throughout the week. See you next year!

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WITH A KIN, A DIABETIC CAN...

The CKA, in an effort to foster better collaboration between various health groups, is proud to support initiatives such as the World Diabetes Day to be held on November 14th. For example, it has been demonstrated that exercise can reduce the incidence of type 2 diabetes by 50% and be twice as effective as standard insulin. Physical activity and fitness can also reduce the risk of other medical conditions. This is why the CKA invites Kinesiologists to mobilize to help diabetics and have them consult a Kin near them!

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TOWARDS A COMMON VISION TO MOVE BETTER AND LIVE BETTER

2018 NATIONAL KINESIOLOGY WEEK

OTTAWA, November 12, 2018 – Experts agree that nearly half of Canadian adults are not physically active enough to benefit their health and well-being, and despite many well-intended campaigns, this trend does not seem to be improving. This is why the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA), as part of the 2018 National Kinesiology Week taking place from November 12 to 18, salutes the Let’s Get Moving report, the latest initiative from the Government of Canada to create a common vision where all Canadians move more and sit less, more often. The CKA agrees that it is only through the collaboration of the community, the government and private and public sectors, that physical activity will be increased and sedentary living reduced across all generations.

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New: CKA Blog & RSS

The CKA now has a blog attached to its website and an RSS feed. Subscribe now. Reproduce blogs on yours!

Subscribing to a site's RSS feed is a simple and a convenient way to let you know about new content as it's published. Now, you no longer have to visit the CKA website every day: cka.ca, boottracker.ca and nationalinkinesiology.ca. The subscription to the RSS allows you to receive in real time the updates of all these pages in one time!

In short, it's an easy way to get at a glance all the news that interests you!


Available through CKA's FB page and Hexfit:
The CKA will make available the RSS feed link on its Facebook page from Nov 13th. Furthermore, the CKA and Hexfit, official presenter of the 2018 National Kinesiology Week, will send the links in an email in the week of NKW. Stay tune!

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2019 CKA & PKA Membership Renewals began November 6th 2018

CKA Membership renewals for 2019 are began November 6th 2018 at the same time as your insurance must be renewed. PKAs will also begin their membership renewals shortly. Check your emails!

Your membership ends on December 31st. Your support as a member is important to us!
Your membership and proof of insurance are mandatory to practice kinesiology in Canada. Deadline in Janurary 31st, 2019.

Have a look at the new PROLINK Insurance Videos for more information:
Professional Liability
Commercial General Liability
Cyber Security
 

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Prolink Insurance Web-Portal Update

Prolink Insurance, the CKA Professional Liability Insurance partner, has recently upgraded their online insurance portal. The new portal has a completely different look, and process for purchasing Professional Liability Insurance. Please ensure that you review all of the options carefully to ensure that you are only purchasing the insurance that you require.

In addition to Professional Liability Insurance in $1, $2, $3, and $5 million options mandatory for membership in good standing, there are now additional insurance products and add-ons that are available for your consideration. An explanation and details on each product is available so that you can make an informed decision as to whether you require the coverage or not. If in doubt, or if you have any questions about any of the products or services please contact the CKA Account Manager at Prolink:

Leona Petersen, Account Manager, Toll Free: 1-800-663-6828 ext. 7706, leonap@prolink.insure

Please ensure that as you go through the online process that you only select the insurance options that you require, additional products and services can be added in at a later date should you require.

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BCAK - New Logo - New Website

The British Columbia Association of Kinesiologists has reveiled its new logo and new website. Visit www.bcak.bc.ca

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New Branding - Creating a consistent Kinesiology story to tell

The CKA/ACK put wheels in motion and has achieved another milestone – the establishment of a Marketing Plan & New Brand in conjunction with its #KinVision2022 Strategic Plan. The CKA / ACK with the help of UpHouse Inc. from Manitoba defined a new brand for Kinesiology and have established marketing strategies until December 2019.

To help people understand Kinesiology, to help guide its development and focus our marketing efforts, we have created a consistent Kinesiology story to tell:

Kinesiologists are to people the human movement specialists that use science and research to offer movement as medicine to any person with a health or fitness goal, in Canada, who wants a hands-on, personalized approach, in an era where many practitioners spend less time with each patient and machines are performing more of the treatments....

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TD, a CKA Partner, launches TD Insurance Auto Centers

TD Insurance is pleased to announce the launch of the  TD Insurance Auto Center campaign: added value for CKA members offered by TD Insurance Auto Centers, a one-stop shop where you can talk to an adjuster, have your car repaired, and even rent a car under one roof.

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New Canadian Report on Physical Activity

New Canadian report on Physical activity – A good opportunity for all us to promote what Kinesiologist do. The Federal Government has just released a new 'Vision' for increasing physical activity and reducing sedentary lifestyles, May 31, 2018. This is something all kinesiologists should familiarize themselves with and recognize where they fit into the spectrum as the solution requires participation by all health professionals.

The Common Vision - A Canada where all Canadians move more and sit less, more often. 

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2018 PARTICIPACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

THE 2018 PARTICIPACTION REPORT CARD ON PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH was released in June “The Brain + Body Equation”. Canadian kids need active bodies to build their best brains. All kids deserve to thrive in mind and body. But in order for them to reach their full mental, emotional and intellectual potential, their bodies have to move to get the wheels in their brains turning. The Report Card is the most comprehensive assessment of child and youth physical activity in Canada. It synthesizes data from multiple sources, including the best available peer-reviewed research, to assign evidence-informed grades across 14 indicators.

The Report Card has been replicated in over 50 cities, provinces and countries, where it has served as a blueprint for collecting and sharing knowledge about the physical activity of young people around the world. 

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WHO launches Global Action Plan on Physical Activity

In june 2018, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus joined Prime Minister António Costa of Portugal to launch the new "WHO Global action plan on physical activity and health 2018-2030: More active people for a healthier world."

"Being active is critical for health. But in our modern world, this is becoming more and more of a challenge,  largely because  our cities and communities aren’t designed in the right ways," said Dr Tedros. "We need leaders at all levels to help people to take the healthier step. This works best at city level, where most responsibility lies for creating healthier spaces."

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CKA / ACK announces a new Board of Directors for 2018-19

In June 11th 2018, following its annual general meeting, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance / Alliance Canadienne de Kinésiologie (CKA/ACK) was pleased to announce the composition of its new Board of Directors. The CKA/ACK also announced the continuance of Mrs. Marie-Claude Leblanc to the presidency of the organization.

"The CKA/ACK now counts delegates from nine of ten provinces on its Board of Directors – a historical moment. 

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CKA BOUTIQUE is now open!

THE BOUTIQUE OFFERS YOU ...

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance partners with companies that respect their values and have common elements in their respective missions. Companies have the opportunity to network, communicate and build brand awareness within the kinesiologist community.

To all CKA Affiliated Kinesiologists,

The CKA is proud to offer you preferential rates on products and services from its partners in order to help you in your practice of kinesiology. Take advange of discounts.

HAVE FUN SHOPPING!

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The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance proudly announces a partnership with POLAR.

OTTAWA, May 30th , 2018  -   The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance / Alliance Canadienne de Kinésiologie (CKA / ACK) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership with Polar Electronics Canada.   The CKA / ACK encourages Kinesiologists to use POLAR’s sports training computers known to be the world's first wireless heart rate monitor for healthcare professionals, in their pursue to support active people. POLAR will actively work with the CKA / ACK to grow awareness and adoption rates amongst the kinesiology practice. 

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The CKA / ACK proudly announces a partnership with Mobility Tape

OTTAWA, May 10th , 2018  -   The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance / Alliance Canadienne de Kinésiologie (CKA / ACK) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a three year partnership with Mobility Therapeutic Tape Ltd.   The CKA / ACK encourages Kinesiologists to use Mobility Tape’s unique collection of kinesiology taping products to reduce rehab times and support active people amongst many other benefits.  Mobility Tape will actively work with the CKA / ACK to grow awareness and understanding of our products and services and increase adoption rates amongst the kinesiology practice.

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CLHIA 2018 Conference – a CKA and OKA partnership - post event report

By Kathie Sharkey et John Armstrong

The CKA / ACK (in partnership with OKA) participated in the CLHIA 2018 Conference held in St. John's Newfoundland on May 8-10th. It hosted over 200 insurers and claims associates in a tradeshow and CKA formally presented as speaker of the presentation sessions, plenaries and special events. We joined other NHOs such as the Canadian Massage Therapy Alliance, Canadian Chiropractors Association, Ontario Association of Osteopaths and other healthcare professionals as exhibitors. It was a prime spot to meet and greet CLHIA members. This event being a national event was aligned with CKA / ACK 's commitment to raise awareness of the profession by aligning organizations, such as CLHIA, with our goals.

#KINVISION2022 – A Marketing Plan & New Brand

The CKA/ACK put wheels in motion and has achieved another milestone – the establishment of a Marketing Plan & New Brand in conjunction with its #KinVision2022 Strategic Plan. The CKA / ACK had mandated UpHouse Inc. from Manitoba to help in defining a new brand for Kinesiology and provide marketing strategies until December 2019. The New Brand will be incorporated in many of the visuals used in activities. The CKA/ACK will provide new branding material for Kins to use: i.e. business cards, KinWordMark, etc.

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#KinVision2022

The CKA/ACK is very pleased to report that wheels are in motion and picking up speed as we head towards achieving our 2018 to do list. Two action plans were drafted from the #KinVision2022 Strategic Plan in the 2 sectors of Communications and R&Development. 

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The CKA / ACK launches a new tool for students

a passage from academics to practice of kinesiology

OTTAWA, March 21st, 2018 – As part of the 2018 KinGames from March 22nd to 24th in Edmonton’s University of Alberta, the CKA / ACK launched #KinStartUpKit , a website dedicated to helping students of Kinesiology and Physical Activity as they enter the work force or  continue futher studies.  That’s why #KinStartUpKit is a great tool for undergraduates and graduates to get started as Kinesiologists. The CKA / ACK, together with its partner Hexfit Solutions, invited students to take the time to better understand how Kinesiology is practiced in Canada and thus help students achieve their career goals.

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2018 Board of Directors - Call for Nominations

The Canadian Kinesiology Alliance/Alliance canadienne de kinésiologie (CKA/ACK) is currently accepting curriculum vitae (CVs) for individuals interested in joining our Board of Directors. Deadline: April 15th 2018

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Let's talk on January 31st - A Kinesiologist can help

Kinesiologists invites Canadians to take a proactive role in chronic disease management and to ask referrals from their doctor for a physical activity. Typically, people mainly rely on medication for the management of chronic conditions such as depression and mental illness. But by choosing to treat their chronic disease with physical activity, they can play a more active role in managing their diseases and enjoy a better quality of life. Find a Kin near you

How does a Kin can help? View this video: CHRONIC DISEASE AND ILLNESS : THE IMPORTANT ROLE OF A KINESIOLOGIST 

 

Visit Let's Talk

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Happy New Year / Bonne année !

May 2018 be good and happy for all of you! Que l'année 2018 soit bonne et heureuse pour vous tous!

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National Kinesiology Week 2017 reached 1million people!

As part of the National Kinesiology Week, presented by Hexfit,  from November 13 to 19, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) reached 1 million people. Canadians of the amazing healing power of physical activity. Our thanks are extend to all who participated and to the following groups for their active and ongoing participation throughout the process. See you next year!

 

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# KinVision2022 Strategic Plan

In conjunction with National Kinesiology Week 2017, CKA / ACK proudly launches its # KinVision2022 strategic plan. This plan is the culmination of years of collaboration that could not have been completed without the concerted effort of many. The CKA / ACK now has a clear and firm guide, a roadmap to guide the destiny of our kinesiology profession in Canada.

Read the #KinVision2022 Strategic Plan.

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Canadians have an amazing healing power with physical activity - 2017 National Kinesiology Week

Kinesiologists invite Canadians to take a proactive role in chronic disease management and to ask referrals from their doctor for a physical activity. 

OTTAWA, November 13, 2017 – As part of the National Kinesiology Week from November 13 to 19, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance (CKA) wants to remind Canadians of the amazing healing power of physical activity. Typically, people mainly rely on medication for the management of chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart diseases. But by choosing to treat their chronic disease with physical activity, they can play a more active role in managing their diseases and enjoy a better quality of life. To find out where activities are happening during National Kinesiology Week, visit www.nationalkinweek.ca.  Press Release

Strength and Hypertrophy Adaptations Between Low- Vs. High-Load Resistance Training

Strength and Hypertrophy Adaptations Between Low- Vs. High-Load Resistance Training

Ref: Schoenfeld, B. J., Grgic, J., Ogborn, D., & Krieger, J. W. (2017). Strength and Hypertrophy Adaptations Between Low-vs. High-Load Resistance Training: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. The Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 31(12).

Adaptation : Alexandre Paré - M.Sc.,CSCS. Kinésiologue

Introduction and Context

Current muscle training guidelines support that loads greater than 70% of 1RM are needed to maximize muscle strength and hypertrophy adjustments (ACSM, 2009). Similarly, the "RM continuum" asserts that gains in maximum strength are optimal with loads of 1-5 RM and that gains in hypertrophy are best achieved with charges of 6-12 RM (Bachle, 2008).

Is Post-Exercise Muscle Soreness a Valid Indicator of Muscular Adaptations?

Réf : Schoenfeld, B. J., & Contreras, B. (2013). Is Postexercise Muscle Soreness a Valid Indicator of Muscular Adaptations?. Strength & Conditioning Journal, 35(5).

Adaptation : Alexandre Paré - M.Sc.,CSCS. Kinésiologue

Introduction
Post-exercise muscle soreness (aches and pain) are a common manifestation of unusual or vigorous physical activity. It has been observed that many individuals who regularly practice resistance-based training consider that body soreness are, according to them, one of the best indicators of the effectiveness of their training. In fact, there has long been a belief that aches and pains are a necessary precursor to muscle remodeling.​

Continuing Education

The CESP requires that you report your continuing education activities to
reach a total of 60 credits over 3 years that is 39 credits in the Scope of
Practice and 21 in general. In one giving year, you must have completed 13
credits in the Scope of Practice and 7 in general.

You must complete the following form for each of your activities. Choose
the type of activity and choose one of the field, either "Scope of
Practice & Ethics" or "General". Write in the Name of your activity. You
will notice that the unit value changes depending on the type of activities
(unit, day, hour etc). Put in the number of unit you have completed.

Should you have already reached the maximum required credits for a given
field, the total credit for an additional activity in the same fied will
show 0 credits. We suggest that you then proceed to accomplishing activity
in the other fied

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National Health and Fitness Day, Saturday June 3rd, 2017

GET UP, GET OUT and GET ACTIVE

On National Health and Fitness Day, Saturday June 3rd, 2017

Kinesiologists are taking part in National Health and Fitness Day

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CKA / ACK announces a new Board of Directors for 2017-18

Following its annual general meeting, the Canadian Kinesiology Alliance / Alliance canadienne de Kinésiologie (CKA/ACK) is pleased to announce the composition of its new Board of Directors. 

It’s All Fun and Games until Someone Gets Sued

Your Mom used to warn you to be careful when playing around. Life was simpler in Canada a few years ago when people would take responsibility for the risks they assume when participating in activities. Fast forward to 2017 and Canada is much more litigious. Canadians used to poke fun at our American cousins as it seemed like suing was a national pastime in the US. Personal injury lawyers are aggressive. They will cast a wide net to catch anyone remotely involved in a situation where someone is injured.

Developing a Research Agenda for the Profession of Kinesiology: A Modified Delphi Study

Réf :  Noah Wayne, Rebecca Ataman, Steven Fischer, Leanne Smith, Celine Lariviere, Scott Thomas, Chad Sutherland,John Srbely and Daniel Santa Mina (2017) Developing a Research Agenda for the Profession of Kinesiology: A Modified Delphi Study.  Sports medicine, 2(10), 51-56. Proposé par Daniel Santa Mina

Optimal delivery of health care service requires evidence-based practice by the professionals within their respective fields. Kinesiology recently became a regulated health profession in the Province of Ontario, drawing on principles of movement science in related areas of human clinical and performance disciplines to appropriately guide practice. However, with the addition of kinesiology to the class of regulated health professions, research that specifically guides service delivery and best practice policy is needed. 

A Review of the Acute Effects and Long-Term Adaptations of Single- and Multi-Joint Exercises during Resistance Training

Réf :  Paulo Gentil, James Fisher, James Steele. (2017). A review of the acute effects and long-term adaptations of single-and multi-joint exercises during resistance training. Sports medicine, 47(5), 843-855.
Translation and adaptation: Alexandre Paré - ATARAXIA

Introduction and context
Muscle training is well known to promote a significant increase in the volume and strength of skeletal muscle and therefore improve health-related parameters and reduce the risk of mortality.

Bodybuilding exercises can be categorized into two main categories: multiarticular (MA) and uniarticular (UA). The MA exercises recruit several muscles or groups of muscles in a synchronous manner, generally classified as prime mover or secondary muscle (synergists). For example, in the bench press, the pectoral major is often considered as the main muscle (the one exercising a dominant action), while the triceps and anterior deltoids are considered secondary muscles for this precise movement. muscles that assist the desired movement). 

HIIT, BootCamps, TRX®. What are these new trendy training methods?

You must of heard of HIIT, BootCamps, TRX®. What are these new trendy training methods? Is it safe for anyone to undertake such programs? How can you know if you’re fit enough for them?....
Today, new type of training have become popular, namely HIIT, Bootcamps, TRX® "What do they have in common: it’s training based on high intensity.


Let's talk more specifically on HIIT – High Intensity Interval Training....

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CKA eNewsletter - Fall - Sept. Vol 1., no.3

Click here to access the eNewsletter 

The CKA eNewsletter Fall 2017 Vol.1 no. 3 is now available