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Momentum Health & WellnessMomentum Health and Wellness (MWH) is devoted to inspire and educate lives through fitness, health and wellness. We offer prenatal and postnatal fitness classes, yoga, personal training, injury rehabilitation and fitcamps for all fitness levels. Our small class size allows each client to receive the attention they deserve from a fitness professional that has a University degree and is certified by the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology or equivalent.

MHW mission is to provide the necessary support, motivation and resources to our clients as they embark on their fitness and wellness journey.

Owner and founder of MHW, Rachelle, aspires to create a community of people who recognize the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and who acknowledge the impact of being positive role models will have on our future generations.


~Message from the Owner and Founder of Momentum Health & Wellness~

Hi!

I’m Rachelle, the Owner and Founder of Momentum Health & Wellness!

I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. I now have over 15 years of experience in the fitness industry working as a Certified Exercise Physiologist and Pre and Post Natal Fitness Specialist.

I started my company to inspire and educate others about fitness and wellness. I want to create a COMMUNITY of prenatal and postnatal women who will support one another through their health and wellness journey.  I also want to EDUCATE families on the importance of creating a healthy environment at home and being a positive role model for their children.

Being a mom to 3 beautiful girls, I feel that I can relate to topics about pregnancy, motherhood and raising a family.  From the moment we find out we’re pregnant to the sleepless nights when our baby is teething to the moment we send off our child to school (and everything in between).  It’s scary being a pregnant. It’s scary and hard being a parent. The emotions we experience in our day is beyond words to describe… until you’re in it … and you can now relate to others in one way or another. This is why we need to build a healthy community. A community where we encourage one another to be more positive; live a balanced and healthy life; show your children what it’s like to eat healthy and play outside.

I truly love what I do and I am very blessed that I am able to start my own company and show others the passion I have for health and wellness!

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the services I provide!


call: 780.265.2279

email: rachelle@momentumhealthandwellness.ca


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FREE FAMILY WORKOUT !!

Join me and my girls for a summer themed fun family workout ... in the comfort of your own home!

Dress in bright colours, turn up the heat and get ready to sweat!

No equipment needed!

Saturday December 5th : 9:30am
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That's TOMORROW MORNING!!

Comment below saying you'll join me so I can hold you accountable!
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Day 2 of the Family Winter Wellness Calendar

Reading a book together

Kids who read more at home will improve their language and vocabulary, have a great sense of imagination and will spend less time on electronics ( yeah)!

We read as a family every night... but I truly love listening to my oldest read to her sisters!

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Exercise of the Week

Single leg squats

After personal training 2 separate injury rehab clients for their pre-existing knee injuries, I noticed a similarity in their posture and limited mobility in their hips, knees, pelvis and ankles when performing 2 legged or single legged squats.

1. Valgus in their knee (moving inward)
2. Shifting of their hips laterally
3. Ankle pronation or supination
4. Posterior pelvic tilt (bum tucked under)

What I usually observe:
Weak adductors; overactive glute med and IT band; limited ROM in their ankles which is preventing them from squatting lower; weakness in their core causing their pelvis to not shift as smoothly and a lack of breath during their movement.

There is no "proper" way to squat. Every body is different. My job as a Kinesiologist and Clinical Exercise Physiologist is to assess you and get you to try different positions and exercises and help you return back, as closely as possible, to functioning how you were pre- injury.

Of course there are many variables that contribute to an injury and working with an educated health care team is the best for your overall wellness!

Exercise:

When you perform a single leg squat with your foot up on the wall, focus on pushing your glutes back and pivoting from your hip forward. Starting slowly and not squatting as low is preferred! Watch that you're not shifting your hip or letting your knee to bow inward.

**I'm showing this exercise on my injured knee to show you that I still have weakness and need to keep at my rehab every .single. day.**
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Kindness Advent Calendar

I started this 6 years ago. A calendar full of crafts and ideas to do together as a family. As the years go on and my girls get older, I've switched out some of the cards to relate to them more. What I haven't changed are the random acts of kindness cards. We donate to charity. Buy a stranger a coffee. Make cards for loved ones. Shovel neighbour's driveways etc.

My purpose as a mom is to raise our daughters to be kind, loving, caring, resilient, empathetic and confident.

I'm hoping that by showing and teaching them what kindness is, not only during the holiday season, they'll remember and continue to do these random acts of kindness their entire life.
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